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Subject: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/07/07 at 10:45 am

Well, some of you are bound to disagree with this but...

Here they are, the Top 100 Cartoons of All Time according to Wizard Magazine:

100. M.A.S.K.
99. She-Ra
98. The Yogi Bear Show
97. Transformers: Beast Machines
96. Josie and the Pussycats
95. SilverHawks
94. Voltron: Defender of the Near Universe
93. Jem
92. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
91. Cow & Chicken
90. Neon Genesis Evangelion
89. Sailor Moon
88. Static Shock
87. Aladdin: TV Series
86. Daria
85. Inspector Gadget
84. Spider-Man: 60's version
83. Marvel Superheroes
82. The Woody Woodpecker Show
81. The Inhumanoids
80. Transformers: Beast Wars
79. Popeye
78. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
77. Histeria!
76. Invader ZIM
75. Saturday Night Live: TV Funhouse
74. The Zeta Project
73. Men in Black
72. The Maxx
71. The Jetsons
70. Speed Racer
69. The Bullwinkle Show
68. Johnny Bravo
67. Mighty Mouse Playhouse
66. Aeon Flux
65. Tiny Toon Adventures
64. Muppet Babies
63. Challenge of the Superfriends
62. Danger Mouse
61. King of the Hill
60. Beavis & Butt-Head
59. Smurfs
58. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
57. The Critic
56. The Flintstones
55. Darkwing Duck
54. Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
53. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
52. Clerks
51. Thundercats
50. Dragon Ball Z
49. X-Men: Evolution
48. Spawn
47. Thundarr the Barbarian
46. Defenders of the Earth
45. The Herculoids
44. Freakazoid!
43. Space Ghost
42. X-Men
41. Dungeons & Dragons
40. Dr Katz, Professional Therapist
39. Scooby-Doo
38. The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
37. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (80's)
36. The Real Ghostbusters
35. Rugrats
34. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
33. Robotech
32. Family Guy
31. Star Blazers
30. Voltron: Defender of the Universe
29. Gargoyles
28. Spider-Man: The Animated Series - 90's version....
27. Futurama
26. DuckTales
25. Fantastic Four
24. Schoolhouse Rock
23. Animaniacs
22. Peanuts/The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show
21. Superman: The Animated Series
20. SpongeBob SquarePants
19. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
18. Pinky and The Brain
17. South Park
16. The Tick
15. Tom and Jerry
14. The Tex Avery Show
13. Dexter's Laboratory
12. Ren & Stimpy
11. Space Ghost Coast to Coast
10. The Powerpuff Girls
9. Battle of the Planets
8. Jonny Quest
7. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
6. Batman Beyond
5. Transformers
4. Superman
3. The Bugs Bunny Show
2. Batman: The Animated Series
1. The Simpsons

There are alot of cartoons from the '80s and '90s on here, but that's fine with me, because those are the shows I grew up watching.


Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: whistledog on 08/07/07 at 10:48 am

I don't agree with South Park being in there.  It might be just me, but I hate that show.  Crappy animation, and dumb gags that don't make sense

I am surprised to see some 80s cartoons in there.  Seems like in this day and age, lists like these will choose crappy 2000s and late 90s cartoons to fill atleast the Top 20

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/07/07 at 10:51 am


I don't agree with South Park being in there.  It might be just me, but I hate that show.  Crappy animation, and dumb gags that don't make sense

I am surprised to see some 80s cartoons in there.  Seems like in this day and age, lists like these will choose crappy 2000s and late 90s cartoons to fill atleast the Top 20



Yeah, South Park is ok, but it does NOT belong in the top 20.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/07/07 at 10:52 am

That list is pretty good and I watched most of those at least at some point, although I'm surprised how they seemed to slightly favor newer stuff. The Simpsons being at #1 actually makes sense, because it's such a pop culture phenomenon, and because I think in many ways it was a bridge between the "old-school era" (early 20th Century-1988) and the modern era (1993+). It probably at least in part, did inspire Beavis and Butthead, etc.

South Park can be an intelligent and funny show at times (even if in a gross way), but I don't think it should be above the Top 50.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/07/07 at 1:06 pm

Suprisingly, they left out Mickey Mouse

Though I'd seperate the theatrical cartoons with the tv cartoons...

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Step-chan on 08/07/07 at 3:29 pm



Yeah, South Park is ok, but it does NOT belong in the top 20.


I liked South Park alot during the early seasons, now I don't care if I really see anymore of it.

I also feel the same way about The Simpsons, good during the earlier seasons but now I don't worry about missing them.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/07 at 3:34 pm

No Wacky Races, what is wrong with the chart?

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: zcrito on 08/07/07 at 5:07 pm

I'm glad to see some of the ones that I like and are familiar to me got mentioned

79. Popeye
69. The Bullwinkle Show
20. SpongeBob SquarePants
10. The Powerpuff Girls
8. Jonny Quest
3. The Bugs Bunny Show

As for the Simpsons, I really haven't watched that one since about summer of 1995. It was just getting more strange and less funny year by year after that.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/07 at 2:42 am

It looks to be a generation thing here, for the Flintstones are at #56

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/08/07 at 3:21 pm

Agree

Some  cartoons that should've been listed:

Duckman
Felix the Cat (1920's, not the cheesy 60's version)
Droopy
Disney ("Mickey Mouse Tracks" or "Ink & Paint Club")
Betty Boop

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: KKay on 08/08/07 at 3:25 pm

ducktales?  really?!

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/08/07 at 3:43 pm


50 Greatest Cartoons

Featruring mostly animated shorts from the early/mid 20th century

The 50 Greatest Cartoons
from The 50 Greatest Cartoons  by Jerry Beck

1. What's Opera Doc (Warner Bros./1957)
2. Duck Amuck (Warner Bros./1953)
3. The Band Concert (Disney/1935)
4. Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (Warner Bros./1953)
5. One Froggy Evening (Warner Bros./1956)
6. Gertie The Dinosaur (McCay)
7. Red Hot Riding Hood (MGM/1943)
8. Porky In Wackyland (Warner Bros./1938)
9. Gerald McBoing Boing (UPA/1951)
10. King-Size Canary (MGM/1947)
11. Three Little Pigs (Disney/1933)
12. Rabbit of Seville (Warner Bros./1950)
13. Steamboat Willie (Disney/1928)
14. The Old Mill (Disney/1937)
15. Bad Luck Blackie (MGM/1949)
16. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Warner Bros./1946)
17. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (Fleischer/1936)
18. The Skeleton Dance (Disney/1929)
19. Snow White (Fleischer/1933)
20. Minnie the Moocher (Fleischer/1932)
21. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (Warner Bros/1943)
22. Der Fuehrer's Face (Disney/1943)
23. Little Rural Riding Hood (MGM/1949)
24. The Tell-Tale Heart (UPA/1953)
25. The Big Snit (Natl Film Board of Canada/1985)
26. Brave Little Tailor (Disney/1938)
27. Clock Cleaners (Disney/1937)
28. Northwest Hounded Police (MGM/1946)
29. Toot, Whistle, Plunk, & Boom (Disney/1953)
30. Rabbit Seasoning (Warner Bros/1952)
31. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Warner Bros/1950)
32. The Cat Came Back (Natl Film Board of Canada/1988)
33. Superman (Fleischer/1941)
34. You Ought To Be In Pictures (Warner Bros/1940)
35. Ali Baba Bunny (Warner Bros/1957)
36. Feed The Kitty (Warner Bros/1952)
37. Bimbo's Initiation (Fleischer/1931)
38. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
39. Little Red Riding Rabbit (Warner Bros/1941)
40. Peace On Earth (MGM/1939)
41. Rooty Toot Toot (UPA/1952)
42. The Cat Concerto (MGM/1947)
43. The Barber Of Seville (Lantz/1944)
44. The Man Who Planted Trees (Canada/1987)
45. Book Revue (Warner Bros/1946)
46. Quasi at the Quackadero (Cruikshank/1975)
47. Corny Concerto (Warner Bros/1943)
48. Unicorn In The Garden (UPA/1953)
49. The Dover Boys (Warner Bros/1942)
50. Felix In Hollywood (Winkler/1923)

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/08/07 at 4:15 pm

^That's a great list.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 12:52 pm

Missing from the list

Weekenders
Recess
As Told By Ginger
Danny Phantom


Glad to see Freakazoid, Anamaniacs, & Histeria made the list

Jem and She-Ra should be much, much higher


I stopped watching South Park when Mr Garrison started crying that his father must not have loved him because he never molested him. I know South Park pushes the envelope but that one went too far.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Step-chan on 08/09/07 at 1:06 pm


Missing from the list

Weekenders
Recess
As Told By Ginger
Danny Phantom


Glad to see Freakazoid, Anamaniacs, & Histeria made the list

Jem and She-Ra should be much, much higher


I stopped watching South Park when Mr Garrison started crying that his father must not have loved him because he never molested him. I know South Park pushes the envelope but that one went too far.


I never seen that episode. But I think I didn't really see any more of it after moving out in 2001. I never got cable.

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 1:46 pm


I never seen that episode. But I think I didn't really see any more of it after moving out in 2001. I never got cable.


I'm thiry nine years old and have no children I shouldn't be watching these cartoons but I love them

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 1:48 pm

oh yeah  Boondocks is missing from the list too

Just the MLK Jr wakes from a coma episode alone should put it on the list.... makes you wonder...what would he think about the "progress" we made if he were alive today hmmm

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/09/07 at 2:51 pm

I like "The Boondocks"

As for Jerry Beck's list from his book:

there's many cartoons that I  enjoy, but here's some that could've been ranked as one of the 50 greatest


"Mickey's Trailer", the best Mickey, Donald & Goofy cartoon IMO
"Goofy Gymnastics", the best Goofy cartoon, IMO
"Donald's Crime" Donald steals money from his nephews and feels guilty... parody of '40's crime drama
"Donald's Delimma", when Donalds becomes a great singer after a pot hits his head
"Three Litte Bops", 50's music take on the classic fairy tale
"Plane Daffy", one of the best WWII cartoons featuring Daffy agaisnt the seductive Hatta Mari
"Porky Pig's Feat", there's  suprise cameo from a certain wabbit  towards the end
"The Big Snooze", one of the most surreal Bugs cartoon and  last WB cartoon from Bob Clampett
"Hillbilly Hare", featuring the classic sqaure dance scene
"Spooks", "Phantom of the Opera" parody with Oswald Rabbit
"Shhhhh", last cartoon directed by Tex Avery


Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/09/07 at 3:22 pm

found similar thread at the Toon Zone forum

Here's the top ten from one of the members of the board. The rest of the list is on the link above.
This is my first real discussion post on the forum, so hopefully its a good one.

Remember several years back when TV Guide did that crappy list on the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time? They left out so many big names and had characters that hadn't been around that long. So that inspired me to make my own list a couple of months back. The Big Cartoon Database, Don Marksteins Toonopedia and a few other websites really helped me out when I did it.

Remember this is based on popularity,longevity, originality, cultural/industry impact and box office so you might see some cartoon characters that you've never heard of on the list. I'm leaving off claymation stars too.


1. Bugs Bunny - For over 50 years the 'Wascally Wabbit' has endeared himself to millions of fans, myself included, all across the world. With his quick wit and nonchalant attitude, Bugs has evolved from a cartoon star to one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.

2. Mickey Mouse - Like Bugs, 'The Mouse' has evolved from a cartoon star to being a piece of Americana. Though some would say he's a bit bland, you can't argue that he's still one of the most beloved and enduring characters of our time.

3. Charlie Brown & Snoopy - I'm putting these two together as they were always at the forefront of the ever popular Peanuts comic strip. Since their debut in the 1950's, the characters have crossed over into virtually all media. A Charlie Brown Christmas is considered a timeless holiday classic and an annual tradition enjoyed by millions every holiday season.

4. Scooby Doo - Love him or hate him, anyone whose had 9 different TV shows between 1969 and 1986 has definately shown his longevity. Not to mention Scoob's popularity has been on a resurgence since the late 90's. By far Hanna-Barbera's biggest star and still going strong.

5. Superman - I was primarily thinking about the Fleischer Bros. theatrical version which revolutionized cartoons. He's also had five animated shows since 1966.

6. Betty Boop - The first of North America's more adult-oriented cartoons.

7. Rocky & Bullwinkle - Big hit with both children for humor and adults for satire. Easily Jay Ward's most popular creation.

8. Yogi Bear - Hanna-Barbera's first big hit whose catchphrases are still among the most remembered. He has starred in multiple animated series and specials and even has a Martian rock named after him. Not bad at all.

9.The Simpsons - I'm grouping all the five main characters here, although they used Bart to draw audiences at first. The longest running animated show in primetime thus far and generally credited for paving the way for more adult-oriented cartoons.

10.Totoro - I admit I never heard of him until I did my research. Created by Hiayo Myazaki, he was a national craze in Japan and is one of the most popular anime characters ever. 'My Neighbor Totoro' helped cement Myazaki's legacy as the first animation director to consistently top Disney at the Japanese box office. I'm not an anime fan but I'll give it its props


Two omissions:  Beavis & Butt-Head & "South Park", which were very popular and made a cultural impact in the 1990's

Agree with most and a few should be left out like "Care Bears" and "Rocket Robinhood" isn't well liked in retrospect (though never seen/heard of it).

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Snoopygirl on 08/09/07 at 4:22 pm

What???

No Underdog  :(

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: woops on 08/09/07 at 6:15 pm

The list appear to been done by  Gen Xer (grew up in the 1980's & 1990s) or atleast somebody born in the early 1980's.

Underdog is in the list from a thread from Toon Zone boards...

Subject: Re: Top 100 Cartoons of All Time

Written By: Rhys Deller on 04/26/11 at 5:27 am

I think you guys are crazy, they are all good lists....but no one had Pokemon :S
I dont like it anymore but as a kid i loved it....all i did was collect the cards, play the games and watch the television show, so did everyone i know
think about how big pokemon is............

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