Cartoon series I cherish childishly

by Dilemmayolk | created - 27 Feb 2012 | updated - 17 Aug 2012 | Public

According to our social infrastructure/social quo/etc, I should have grown out of kids cartoons a long time ago. And yet I've always nurtured a soft spot for cartoons, so here are my favorites.

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1. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 162,768

2. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman

Votes: 17,079

I know, I know.

3. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 27,402

4. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale

Votes: 2,583

I used to have the videos where the narrator was Ringo Starr. That was the golden age of Thomas.

5. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 35,161

6. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 24,720

7. Chowder (2007–2010)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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In Marzipan City, the young, excitable food-loving Chowder is the apprentice of Mung Daal, a very old chef who runs a catering company with his wife, Truffles and assistant, Shnitzel.

Stars: Nicky Jones, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong

Votes: 8,684

8. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children.

Stars: Keith Ferguson, Grey DeLisle, Sean Marquette, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 14,326

9. My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003–2009)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Debuting on Nickelodeon in 2003, "My Life as a Teenage Robot" follows the escapades of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is protecting ... See full summary »

Stars: Janice Kawaye, Chad Doreck, Candi Milo, Audrey Wasilewski

Votes: 6,967

10. Codename: Kids Next Door (2002–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of a group of ten-year-old friends who fight for the right to do everything that adults restrict from them.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 12,320

11. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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A human boy named Finn and adoptive brother and best friend Jake the Dog, protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes.

Stars: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 57,942

12. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 16,892

My personal favorite alien.

13. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 29,550

As stated above; "I know, I know."

14. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001–2007)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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A show featuring the exploits of the Grim Reaper, forced into being the best friend of two children.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Greg Eagles, Grey DeLisle, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 15,907

15. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown

Votes: 66,697

16. The Fairly OddParents (2001– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 25,675

17. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 17,995

18. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 29,465

19. The Penguins of Madagascar (2008–2015)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The daily adventures of penguins living in New York's Central Park Zoo.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Jeff Bennett, James Patrick Stuart

Votes: 13,353

20. Regular Show (2009–2017)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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The daily surreal adventures of a blue jay and raccoon duo that attempt to deal with their mundane jobs as groundskeepers at the local park.

Stars: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

Votes: 22,535