My Favorite Cartoons, Children's & Animated shows

by jritty | created - 12 Feb 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

all the shows I watched (moslty) as a 'kid'...WOW, there were a lot! ;)

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1. The Bullwinkle Show (1960–1963)

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

Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

Stars: Bill Scott, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Julie Bennett

Votes: 2,201

2. Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

This 150-episode series of shorts chronicles Dorothy's long stay in the land of Oz. The Munchkins are portrayed as tiny globs; the Scarecrow is a fool named Socrates; the Tin Woodman is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Banas, Corinne Conley, Peggi Loder, Larry D. Mann

Votes: 75

3. The Yogi Bear Show (1961–1988)

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

Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon, Vance Colvig Jr.

Votes: 7,510

4. Top Cat (1961–1962)

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

Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 5,751

5. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 14,923

6. The Mighty Hercules (1963–1966)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the heroic demigod of Greek mythology.

Stars: Jimmy Tapp, Gerry Bascombe, Jack Mercer, Helene Nickerson

Votes: 222

7. Roger Ramjet (1965– )

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bumbling daredevil and American Eagle Squadron leader Roger Ramjet, aided by his crew of do-gooders Yank, Doodle, Dan, and Dee, fight crooks like Noodles Romanoff and Henry Cabbage Patch. ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Owens, Bob Arbogast, Joan Gerber, David Ketchum

Votes: 213

8. Rocket Robin Hood (1966–1969)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The futuristic adventures of the legendary outlaw and his Merry Men in outer space, where their archnemesis, the evil Sheriff of N.O.T., pursues them.

Stars: Len Birman, Ed McNamara, Chris Wiggins, Bernard Cowan

Votes: 140

9. Spider-Man (1967–1970)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

Original cartoon series based on the web-slinging Marvel comic book character, Peter Parker, who, after being bit by a radioactive spider, assumes extraordinary powers.

Stars: Paul Soles, Peg Dixon, Paul Kligman, Bernard Cowan

Votes: 2,503

10. Max the 2000-Year-Old Mouse (1967– )

6 min | Animation, Family, History

A mouse claiming to be centuries old helps tell tales of great historical figures and events.

Stars: Bernard Cowan, Paul Soles

Votes: 14

11. George of the Jungle (1967–1970)

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

An anthology of Jay Ward cartoon creations, featuring a dumb ape man and his friends.

Stars: Hans Conried, Daws Butler, June Foray, Paul Frees

Votes: 738

12. Super Chicken (1967–1969)


Super Chicken is an animated cartoon segment that shared airtime with George of the Jungle and Tom Slick on Saturday mornings... the creators were Jay Ward and Bill Scott who also created the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

Stars: Paul Frees, Bill Scott

Votes: 45

13. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 24,559

14. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,798

15. H.R. Pufnstuf (1969–1970)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.

Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib, Joan Gerber

Votes: 1,210

16. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

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

'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Jerry Dexter, Cathy Douglas, Patrice Holloway

Votes: 1,402

17. The Bugaloos (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

The Bugaloos are a rock-n-roll band with bug wings who live in a magical forest. Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them ... See full summary »

Stars: John McIndoe, Wayne Laryea, John Philpott, Caroline Ellis

Votes: 344

18. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,425

19. Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)

30 min | Family, Musical

Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

Stars: Arielle Di Iulio, Dallas Goyo, Debra Goyo, Robert Lee

Votes: 224

20. Cucumber (1972– )

Family, Fantasy

A moose and a beaver, the charter leaders of a kid's educational club learn about the world.

Stars: Alex Laurier, Martin Short, Nikki Tilroe, John Candy

Votes: 23

21. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

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

The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,595

22. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Sigmund is a sea monster. He's also a tremendous embarrassment to his family because, unlike a normal sea monster, Sigmund has no desire to scare anybody. He runs away from home rather than... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Mary Wickes, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty

Votes: 556

24. Barbapapa (1973–1977)

5 min | Animation, Short, Family

The Barbapapas are creatures that can change their form, and those are the adventures is this unusual family in his struggle to find his place in the planet while helping other people and animals

Stars: Ricet Barrier, Allen Swift, Julia Holewinski, Leen Jongewaard

Votes: 608

25. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Family, Musical

A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk

Votes: 2,392

26. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule

Votes: 1,563

27. Star Trek (1973–1975)

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

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 4,764

28. The Letter People (1974–1976)

15 min | Comedy, Family

The Letter People teach kids to read by sounding out words and using simple memory tricks.

Stars: Allan Trautman, Joneal Joplin

Votes: 71

29. All About You (1974– )

15 min | Documentary, Family

Louise McNamara hosts a series of programs dealing anatomy, biology, and nutrition geared towards 6-8 year-olds.

Star: Louise McNamara

Votes: 17

30. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 2,395

31. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,001

32. Far Out Space Nuts (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

The misadventures of two maintenance workers who are accidentally launched into space.

Stars: Bob Denver, Chuck McCann, Patty Maloney, Michael Hawes

Votes: 156

33. Readalong (1976– )


Kids and puppets teach grade school reading skills.

Stars: Eric Braslis, Bob Dermer, Jack Duffy, Max Ferguson

Votes: 20

34. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976– )

24 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of two female superheroes.

Stars: Deidre Hall, Judy Strangis, Norman Alden, Marvin Miller

Votes: 269

35. Write On! (1976– )

5 min | Comedy

A young newspaper reporter reviews his lessons about writing with his daydreams and the happenings in the office.

Stars: Paul Brown, Jack Creley, Diane Dewey, Alan Rosenthal

Votes: 29

36. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 18,865

37. Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976– )

12 min | Animation, Family

A wonderfully eccentric series about Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon (named after a suburb of Manchester) who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a mad Welsh 'Kettle Witch' who tries to stop wheelie people having fun.

Star: Joe Lynch

Votes: 145

38. The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–1978)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of the greatest DC Comics superheroes protects Earth with the help of a pair of alien sibling apprentices.

Stars: Norman Alden, Michael Bell, Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,180

39. The Toothbrush Family (1977– )

4 min | Animation, Short

An Australian animation series airing between 1977 - 1983, consisting of short four minute episodes. The series centres around a family of toothbrushes; Father Tom, Mother Tess, Tina, Toby ... See full summary »

Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Len Carlson

Votes: 12

40. Math Patrol (1977– )


A math problem solving organization's newest detective stumbles about his cases which teach grade school mathematics.

Stars: Carl Banas, Jessica Booker, Luba Goy, John Kozak

Votes: 10

42. The New Adventures of Batman (1977–1978)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 786

43. Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977–1979)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.

Stars: Marilyn Schreffler, Julie Bennett, Joe Besser, Mel Blanc

Votes: 932

44. Passe-Partout (1977–1993)

30 min | Family

'Passe-Partout' est une série de télévision québécoise conçue pour l'éducation préscolaire, financée par le ministère de l'Éducation du Québec et diffusée sur les ondes de Radio-Québec (... See full summary »

Stars: Marie Eykel, Ève Gagnier, Jacques L'Heureux, Claire Pimparé

Votes: 145

45. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

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

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,149

47. Parlez-moi (1978– )


French words and phrases are taught and comedy sketches are presented to illustrate their use in conversation.

Stars: Roger Garceau, Suzanne Langlois, Daniel Roussel, Marc Favreau

Votes: 22

48. Battle of the Planets (1978–1985)

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

A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra.

Stars: Alan Young, Keye Luke, Ronnie Schell, Janet Waldo

Votes: 1,379

49. Godzilla (1978–1980)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help.

Stars: Ted Cassidy, Jeff David, Al Eisenmann, Hilly Hicks

Votes: 416

50. Doctor Snuggles (1979– )

25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy