Childhood Cartoons

by jackdownes55 | created - 31 May 2012 | updated - 03 Oct 2012 | Public

I liked a lot of cartoons when I was little, a LOT of them were *beep* these were the ones I re-watch and still thoroughly enjoy.

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1. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-PG | 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: 158,711

The best cartoon I've ever seen. Beautiful artwork, amazing fight sequences, astonishing writing, fun and innocent perfectly paced humour.

2. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince

Votes: 17,275

3. Spider-Man (1994–1998)

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

8.3
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A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 19,953

Flat-out: Just makes Spider-Man the biggest bad-ass on the face of the Earth.

4. 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: 56,829

Head trip of a show. Pendelton Ward brings full-force charm and wit with his fluid animation and stylish writing. Lots of adult humour sub-text.

5. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 90,445

Again, may be the nostalgia factor, but one of the coolest show's ever. The fight's were bad-ass, the characters were bad-ass, and it's comedy was bad-ass, in an innocent, stupid sort of way.

6. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 25,760

7. 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: 17,733

When I was a kid, I loved this show for the fact that it satired the adult world. All there kids and there school have this sort of inter politics within a hierarchy of social structures, beyond that though, it was really *beep* cute.

8. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993–2008)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

Votes: 4,588

Such a hilarious mix of dry humour and kick-ass voice acting.

9. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-PG | 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, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 65,672

10. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 25,144

11. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

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

7.3
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A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 38,726

Like Avatar, you really grew attached to these characters as the show went on. The Hill's and their neighbors family's are achingly average. the town of Arlington,Texas which they live in is also. This show is the king of dry-wit and parody of suburban-southern life.

12. 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: 29,054

Simple mix of over-load cute and dangerously charming.

13. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 175,503

This is The Simpsons, but that is consistently funny. Like, piss-your-pants-laughing type funny. Like Spongebob, Avatar, and KOTH, it creates a lively world that never feels fake or artificial. We follow the misadventures of 7 egocentric friends (?) and their downright weird and silly world.

14. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)

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

8.0
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Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 33,394

15. The Tick (1994–1997)

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

7.9
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An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Micky Dolenz, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke

Votes: 7,688

16. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Follows the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 48,030

Could be really captivating at times, but the filler really hurt it. It was really painful to see the slow rift developing between Naruto and Sasuke. Then you saw the bond of Naruto, Jirayia and Sakura.

17. Doug (1991–1994)

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

7.5
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 14,859

18. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

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

8.0
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The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 15,841

A really weird and awkward show. It had a lot of adult sub-text. The more and more I rewatch it the more I can't believe it even aired on Nick. It was painful to watch some scenes but it was regardless really tongue-in-cheek and witty.

19. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 41,075

This show's got serious charm. It didn't necessarily have the over-the-top fights and overpowered characters that DBZ had, but it was really cute and fun to watch Goku developing real relationships with people in a world he wasn't familiar with.

20. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Bob Camp

Votes: 17,690

While this show was at times scary and gross. It was so goofy as *beep* and made it clear that it absolutely did not care what the viewer thought. The whole show revolved around the carelessness of it's plot's and righting

21. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

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

9.0
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 63,484

Surprisingly mature storys a children's series of Batman vignettes. It really brought an expansion to the Batman mythos. There was a lot of amazing character development for a children's show

22. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 11,522

23. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

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

7.3
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The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 10,917

24. 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: 34,327

25. CatDog (1998–2005)

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

6.6
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The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 16,039

26. 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: 25,140

27. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 301,922

Ah, The Simpsons. That wonderful hub of television that everybody lands on at least once in their life. The originator of the Animated-Sitcom genre, it started adult-cartoons. It had such wonderful and pure humour that was so smart it spawned dozens of copy-cats and influenced hundreds of TV shows today.

28. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 17,681

29. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

6.9
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Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 6,419