History Gush / WesternAnimation

9th Sep '17 7:37:02 PM MagnusForce
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* It's so frustrating how badly ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' got ScrewedByTheNetwork because it is such an amazing show. Beautiful animation and art, cute and likable characters, sweet stories of friendship and childhood, and lots of heart. It's just such a pleasure to watch and, quite frankly, criminal how much this show NeedsMoreLove. Seriously, ''Harvey Beaks'' is way too awesome of a cartoon to get only two seasons.
12th Aug '17 11:13:46 AM nombretomado
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*** 10 out of their 11 movies have a 90+ % rating on RottenTomatoes, ''Cars'' being the only exception with 74% and 9 out of 11 movies are in the IMDB Top 250 (except ''Cars'' and ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' -- their only other movie with a RottenTomatoes rating below 95%).
*** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is the most critically-acclaimed trilogy in movie history. ''Toy Story 1'' & ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory2 2]]'' have perfect 100% ratings on RottenTomatoes and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' used to have a perfect rating (now it's 99%) and still has 100% among Top Critics. If you don't go by percentage, they weigh in with 9.4, 9.2 and 9.1 out of 10 - compare that with the 9.5/10 for Film/TheGodfather 2. Toy Story 2 is the second best reviewed movie on RottenTomatoes and Toy Story is #7 while Toy Story 3 used to be the #1. Toy Story 3 is currently entry #6 on the IMDB Top 250 (it has a 9.1/10 rating, which would make it tie with ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' for the first 3 spots but lacks the mass of ratings).

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*** 10 out of their 11 movies have a 90+ % rating on RottenTomatoes, Website/RottenTomatoes, ''Cars'' being the only exception with 74% and 9 out of 11 movies are in the IMDB Top 250 (except ''Cars'' and ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' -- their only other movie with a RottenTomatoes Rotten Tomatoes rating below 95%).
*** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is the most critically-acclaimed trilogy in movie history. ''Toy Story 1'' & ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory2 2]]'' have perfect 100% ratings on RottenTomatoes Rotten Tomatoes and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' used to have a perfect rating (now it's 99%) and still has 100% among Top Critics. If you don't go by percentage, they weigh in with 9.4, 9.2 and 9.1 out of 10 - compare that with the 9.5/10 for Film/TheGodfather 2. Toy Story 2 is the second best reviewed movie on RottenTomatoes Rotten Tomatoes and Toy Story is #7 while Toy Story 3 used to be the #1. Toy Story 3 is currently entry #6 on the IMDB Top 250 (it has a 9.1/10 rating, which would make it tie with ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' for the first 3 spots but lacks the mass of ratings).
16th Jul '17 2:29:12 AM NightShade96
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* '' WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja''. One of DisneyXD's best series to date. It is overshadowed by the live action shows and more successful animated series. It has the KidHero and the WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld plot, but they point out the cliches and joke around with them. The animation is fantastic (especially the intro and inside of the Nomicon), the characters are wacky and hilarious, and there are plenty of funny and ShoutOut moments in every episode. They have their own slang such as "So Bruce" and "What the juice?". Since season one finale, it has been getting {{DarkerAndEdgier}} and GrowingTheBeard.

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* '' WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja''. One of DisneyXD's Creator/DisneyXD's best series to date. It is overshadowed by the live action shows and more successful animated series. It has the KidHero and the WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld plot, but they point out the cliches and joke around with them. The animation is fantastic (especially the intro and inside of the Nomicon), the characters are wacky and hilarious, and there are plenty of funny and ShoutOut moments in every episode. They have their own slang such as "So Bruce" and "What the juice?". Since season one finale, it has been getting {{DarkerAndEdgier}} and GrowingTheBeard.
11th Jul '17 4:33:43 AM NightShade96
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* The series of DC Animated Original Movies that Warner Bros. has been cranking out since 2007 with ''SupermanDoomsday''. Without comparing it to the DCAU, I've seen about half of the movies made so far (some of which I own on Blu-Ray), and I've enjoyed them. If I were to specify a few…

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* The series of DC Animated Original Movies that Warner Bros. has been cranking out since 2007 with ''SupermanDoomsday''.''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday''. Without comparing it to the DCAU, I've seen about half of the movies made so far (some of which I own on Blu-Ray), and I've enjoyed them. If I were to specify a few…



** Seconded with all my heart. My personal favorite aspect of this show is the characters; they're all fantastically likeable and unbelievably human. Many of them make mistakes, like the side characters Lars, Sadie, and Ronaldo, but they make up for them with their positive aspects (or by stabbing giant monsters with wooden spears). It shows that nobody is perfect. Additionally, if you don't love them all, you'll have a favorite Crystal Gem in about ten episodes or even less. None of them fit the stereotypes you may expect in a trio. All in all, Steven Universe--both the show and the titular character--have a unique charm to them that I can't describe. This show plays with your emotions, making you truly feel terror or sadness during episodes like "So Many Birthdays" or "Rose's Scabbard," and when it gets to the ''really'' good stuff like the Season 1 finale, it makes you jump around the room uncontrollably. I could talk in adoration for ages and ages, but even the Gush page wouldn't be able to handle it.
** When you've got a kids' show that can give us incredibly complex characters and relationships and far-reaching life lessons in 11 minute episodes, while many adult dramas struggle to give us the same thing in 45 minutes, you know you've got something for the history books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. When I learned of a new Marvel show coming to Cartoon Network, I was excited. Then I was disappointed on the chibi animation it would have. Sure enough, it turned out to be the Avengers in Televised Super-Deformed format... and it was awesome! I'm only familiar with some major Marvel characters like ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan (Wonder when he'll appear) and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but seeing all the universe's characters in each episode just makes it great. The animation is actually quite impressive and the voice acting... Well, I'll name two voice actors to give you an idea: Creator/TomKenny (as Iron Man) and Creator/SteveBlum (as Wolverine, reprising his role from WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen; only here he has a lighter sounding voice).
* The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. I know it's not as perfect as the games, but I really enjoyed the acting of Captain Lou Albano (may he rest in peace), and how they fleshed out characters like Luigi, giving him the sort of cowardly feeling he would canonically adopt in later games, and even Bowser (King Koopa) was just a load of fun to watch.
** The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. More action than the predecessor, but the Koopalings had their own personality, moreso than in SMB3 (I like Morton/Big Mouth the most), not to mention that the music actually matches the NES-like notes.
*** Super Mario World...y'know what, screw it, I know the shows aren't very accurate, but I'm a complete sucker for video game-based cartoons...[[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster unlike some]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. I am completely serious. Yes, there were a few episodes that were pretty lame, but overall, this is an incredibly under appreciated series with some wonderful storytelling, great characters/relationships between them, and a desperate need for an ending. (Darnit, Jetix.)
** Seconding this. So many people I know never even heard of it, but it had a GREAT cast and some of the episodes and plots were fabulous.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' is one new series I absolutely adore, and one of the few programs on Creator/AdultSwim (Or, really on any program block on TV) that makes me almost constantly happy, and I am not the type who finds ultraviolence funny! It's a show that, despite it's effed-up subject matter, doesn't take a mean spirit to it, which I find weirdly satisfying. Plus, and a big plus this is, the animation is wildly original, a character in itself among several just as hilariously quirky :) .
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' is far and away the best animated series that Hanna-Barbera has ever put onto the screen. Not only was it well animated, but until they meddled twice in season 2, it had the best /plots/ of any HB cartoons. It had plot, action, lots of explosions, lots of color... it was AMAZING and as good as or better than a lot of the anime. Just that it was antrho furries, and there was supposedly a "violence in cartoons" flap at the time. Even with only 25 episodes, it LIVED RuleofCool. And the fans will [[http://swatkats.us/episodes.php not let it be forgotten.]]
** Why this show hasn't gotten a DVD release is beyond me. It deserves one. A good one.
* WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan. As if Genndy Tartakovsky didn't prove himself enough as a great director, this show just enforces it! Great, likable characters, fantastic writing and directing, great comic timing, awesome battles, and something I haven't seen in a western animated series for years: A VILLAIN WHO SCARES THE LIVING S**T OUT OF ME! And as if that wasn't enough, there's actual continuity and character development! And as if THAT weren't enough, episode 10 ends with a giant robot fighting a giant monster WITH AN 80'S LOVE BALLAD PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND! It may not be as artistically done as WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack, but when you worst complaint you have for a show is "it's not Samurai Jack", you know you have something good on your hands!
** I admit getting into this series because of Lance, but came to enjoy this series for this humor, writing, sad moments, and heartwarming moments. The battles are awesome and the characters all have their awesome moments and I love the music and how they used an actual song from the eighties in episode 10. I can't wait for the next season.
** Adding to what they said, why this show works for me is the level of subversion or different routes it takes that most TV shows with teens leads end up playing straight with. Bitchy cheerleader? Nope. She becomes a better person and falls for a nerdy guy. Male lead being an idiot while the female is the smarter one? Nope. Lance may be more impulsive then Ilana, but he is clearly not an idiot (as so much as he makes idiotic decisions) who is VERY good at what he does. Bad guys who linger and send their minions to do the work for no reason? General Modula actually has a reason to stay (securing and ruling the planet he conquered) and when he does show up, he often pulls of a villain act that makes him downright scary. Teens with "attitude" who references pop culture and catchphrases that usually end up annoying? Nope. Lance and Ilana speak like actual people. I could name more, but this show is ''golden''.
* I know ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had its {{Anvilicious}} moments, but by golly, I love that show anyway. [[PerverseSexualLust Robin]] may be partly responsible, but still... "How Long Is Forever?" is one of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] and yet [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments beautiful]] television episodes I've ever seen. And as for "The End"...wow, just ''wow''.
** Especially Slade's lines in "The End". "For the record, I'm nobody's servant!" Just...wow.
** Raven + CallingTheOldManOut = Pure, utter [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOA]].
** Oh, seconded seconded ''seconded''. Where will I ever find another show with such engaging and endearing characters, awesome action sequences, genuine humor and heartbreak, that's not afraid to be off-wall-zany one minute and deadly serious the next? [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Besides Avatar of course...]]
** Aftershock. Part. Two. TearJerker and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome all in one. And the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic MUSIC]]...
** I would like to give a special mention to the Season One and Season Five finales. The Apprentice episodes have to be one of most seamless and well-written cases of [[ArcWelding arc-welding]] I've ever seen and "Titans Together"? Dude... Bad. ASS.
*** Honestly, don't get I started on ''Apprentice''... FAVOURITE. TT. EPISODE. EVER. I love how it shows Robin's dark side, that it has inspired innumerable fanfics, and Slade is such a MagnificentBastard ([[EvilIsSexy it helps that his voice is pure]] sex...).
** Now now, let's not forget to include Things Change in the season five finale. Who cried? Definitely not me. *shifty eye*
** Despite the fact that the only two English people in the show were villains with bad teeth and terrible skin and there was no non-stereotypical English character to act as contrast... the show still holds a place in my English heart.
*** That said, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlzk9Bf4rA Beast Boy made a rather epic Brit]].
** This show has got everything; action, drama, heartwarming, hilarity...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRQDFUl7e7k this]] pretty much sums up all the awesomeness.
* The 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' is just awesome. Funny, true to the source, and remarkably mature for an ostensible "kid's show". I'll miss it when I get all the way through.
** Amen. Not only does it stick true to the original Mirage comic books, but improves on them. The Turtles receive better characterization and its humor just makes great stories even better. It's like the TMNT version of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries. Definitely one of the best cartoons of the 2000s.
* The classic episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine And Friends''. Drawing on some of [[Literature/TheRailwaySeries the finest source material]], and adding great voice talent, [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing model work]], and [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the best scores ever]] (done on a synthesizer, too).
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' was funny, I mean it had Luke Skywalker/The Joker as the voice of [[DeadpanSnarker Larry 3000]], the Anachronisims, and [[RuleOfFun every rule]] [[MST3kMantra that makes]] [[RuleOfFunny it fun]]. I wish people would talk about it more.
** Seconded! The humor was not half bad, some of the plots were hilarious, and Tuddrussell and Larry's relationship was a delicious ice topping! The old-married-couple-like bickering, the seemingly venomous insults, the pranks and nuisances they did to each other and the occasional SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments were all extremely entertaining and provided hours of great fun to me both as a kid and now.
* What about ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island''? That show is hilarious. I found myself actually ''caring'' about who won, and all of the GettingCrapPastTheRadar was hilarious. Not to mention that [[BelligerentSexualTension Courtney and Duncan]] made an awesome couple.
** Seconded. Wonderful, complex three-dimensional [[TheHero heroes]] and [[BigBad villains,]] realistic portrayal of teenagers in their not-so-natural habitat. Love and friendship blossoming even under the intense fire of competition. Third season especially, which had the best SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Teletoon has ever had to offer. And, of course, the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious moments]] that brought tears to all our eyes. Special mention goes to Gwen for being the original series hero, for [[IronWoobie staying strong]] through all the crap she took in ''Action'' and ''World Tour'', and just for being my favorite. You'll always be a winner in my eyes, Weird Goth Girl.
** I agree with everything up here, especially the parts about the characters. This show needs a lot more love for its awesome humor, amazing characters and having something that appeals to everyone.
** KingNerd I have been obsessed with it since the moment I first saw it it's just so bizzare with the funniest host of all time.
** For that matter, ''Total Drama: Revenge of the Island''; everyone thought the new cast would ruin [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks everything]], but as soon as I saw the first episode of it, my mind was completely blown away. [[AwesomeMoments In more]] [[FunnyMoments ways than]] [[YourHeadAsplode one.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. Especially ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. You get action, interesting characters, and the kind of coolness that can only come from TransformingMecha. All this, and possibly one of the best toylines of the modern age to back it up, making MerchandiseDriven a blessing rather than a curse.
** On the subject of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', it deserved a lot less complaining around the beginning. The characters and plotlines won over quite a few naysayers (me included). I defy you not to find [[TheBigGuy Bulkhead]] [[GentleGiant very very huggable]] or Prowl [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ridiculously cool]]. And Optimus gets some surprisingly awesome moments(Endgame, 'nuff said). The 80's kids can keep their G1, I'll be happy with my Animated. <333
*** Can't we keep both? <3
*** Thirded with Animated! It's what introduced me to the whole franchise, and in addition to the heroes, we have some damn awesome villains. I mean, a refreshingly GenreSavvy Megatron, a Starscream who ''still'' manages to be a LargeHam TheStarscream, AntiVillain DarkActionGirl Blackarachnia, and ThoseTwoBadGuys Blitzwing and Lugnut. They're evil, competent, and fraggin' ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' is probably the most ''metal'' kids' movie ever. A bunch of robots (many of which have viking helmets for heads) fighting robotic sharks, robotic squids and a giant goddamn planet to the sound of the best hair metal money could buy? Badass.
** Beast Wars is brilliant, even though there's no reason it should be. It exists to sell toys. DESPITE this, it's funny, engaging, and even sometimes sweet. It's the best Transformers series, TV or comics, ever, by virtue of the writing, the acting, and the often-beautiful animation. I even has a soft spot for Beast Machines, which, if nothing else, tries to do more than sell toys.
*** Someone really needs to make a WesternAnimation/BeastWars movie. The perfect preview would be to make it LOOK like Film/KingKong fighting the T-Rex, and right when the T-Rex is about to loose: TRANSFORM and shoot Kong, and then another TRANSFORM and Mecha-Kong shoots back. THEN introduce the characters as Optimus Primal and Megatron. That would be so awesome it would disrupt the space-time continuum. Just keep Creator/MichaelBay as far away from the movie as possible.
*** PRIME. First TF show I really got the chance to watch, and I am blown away by the character development, the humor, the plot lines. It's FANTASTIC!
*** OH MY GOSH YES!!! I love ''Transformers Prime'' and ''Transformers Animated'', but I have to say that if I had to choose a favorite I'd have to say Prime. I like the animation, the characters (even [[TheScrappy Miko]]), the story, just about everything. I also like how they made this version of Arcee an {{Action Girl}}, rather than a {{Distressed Damsel}} like ''Transformers Animated'' Arcee (don't get me wrong I like her too!). Overall, the show is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IJs32QxhE just awesome!]]
*** Thirded. First Transformers continuity I watched where I actually understood what was happening... and I did not regret it. The humans are just amazing, and the first ones I don't actively hate (except Silas. But I still think he was an awesome bad guy). And the '''villains'''. I am a self-confessed Decepticon fangirl (granted, I do like watching them get humiliated), and Prime does them justice in ways finer than I can put in words, while still making them utterly hilarious (All Hail Starscream... *snerk*). God, Prime and Animated are currently responsible for that four-month ongoing Transformers kick I'm on.
** Let me tell you a story: After watching Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann, I was sure that nothing in whole animation will ever impress me on that level ever again. Several anime were close but still not enough. Then I watched ''Transformers: The Movie'' and my reaction was exactly the same like after watching TTGL – I was staring at the monitor for good five minutes, unable to say anything more than simple ''wow''.You got the touch, Optimus Prime, you got the touch.
* No mention of [[WesterAnimation/TronUprising Tron: Uprising]] yet? This show has a style all its own, as well as stylized action, an inherently interesting story,and likeable characters.
* First of all, let's give some general love to ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. That having been said, let's give some specific love to Dr. Girlfriend who, in my opinion, manages to be one of the most complex, nuanced female characters in television today, even WITH her five-pack-a-day voice. Who knew?
** Hell, ''all'' the characters are complex, nuanced, and interesting. Even the titular Venture brothers, the most cartoonish of all the characters (by WordOfGod, even), are deep and complex if you pay attention. Even the characters who you'd expect to be one-note jokes in any other show (including, as you said, Dr Girlfriend). One of the best written shows, ever.
*** Damn. Right.
* At the risk of being shouted down, I present Pete Browngardt's ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''. Yes, it's [[MindScrew silly and over-the-top.]] But honestly, this show is refreshing. Not a lot of shows juggle both surrealism and an odd layer of heart at the same time. Not a lot of shows have a completely innocuous premise either. Its simplicity is a boon to the show. The best analogy that I could give for this show is a candy bar (borrowed from a fellow troper). Don't try to look too deeply into it, just consume it and get hyperactive for once; you just might it sweet as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''! Oh, ''Wakfu''! If I could live on beautiful animation, ''Wakfu'' would be my only sustenance. Ankama really outdid themselves; they've created an expansive, detailed fantasy world with a beyond-loveable FiveManBand on an epic quest that, despite having a relatively low quotient for originality in its overall premise, shows the blood, sweat, and tears put into it in every frame, and has an irresistible charm that keeps you looking for more. Watching something that people loved creating is good for the soul, and ''Wakfu'' is a shining North Star in that department. Many a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome are contained within this little French beauty, and it hasn't even finished its first season yet (which unfortunately means that non-French speakers either have to go hunting for wild subs or will have to wait for the English dub to roll around). The international fandom for this show is far too small, and woe am I who has no one to fantard over it with.
** Seconded. The first season is over, and it is one of the most incredible finales I've ever seen in an animated show.
* Even though (at the time of this writing) the show hasn't formally premiered, ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' already looks to be an amazing show. The animation, the humor...this entire show looks to be one big, glorious ball of happiness and fun. Not to mention Wander himself looks to be one of the most cheerful, fun-loving and adorable characters ever.
** Seconded ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is the result of taking what makes comedic cartoons like [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Spongebob]] and WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes great and combining them with the best elements of the animation of the 2010's. Great writing, good morals (Never hurts to help), and an awesome cast. If you loved the other works of Craig [=McCracken=], you'll definitely love this weird little show.
* Did it keep me up at night as a child? Yes. Can thinking about it or even getting a line stuck in my head keep me up at night now, even though I'm over 20? Yes. Do I have an irrational fear of rabbits, especially anthropomorphic ones because of this movie? Heck yes! But, sweet Frithrah! I love WatershipDown and its gorgeous animation, music, and over-all story telling. It's just one of those things that's worth the psychological scars.
* Why is there no [[WesternAnimation/WeBareBears We Bare Bears]] on this page? I mean, seriously; Grizz, Panda, and [[SelfDemonstrating/IceBear Ice Bear]] are some of the most entertaining characters at Cartoon Network's disposal. Their antics are just plain fun to watch, they feel like [[TrueCompanions true companions]] even when they end up having a conflict, and they also tend to have some [[HeartwarmingMoments really sweet]] and [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] moments involving their days as cubs. The show is just watching these three interact with the city they live in, and after watching all the episodes released so far, I can safely say this is one of the network's best.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''! The show has great characters and is just so funny. It's also ''swimming'' in [[RunningGag Running Gags]] -- but they never get annoying. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFwrF-SRu7s theme song's]] sung by ''[[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Wayne goddamn Brady]]'', which is the icing on the cake.
** Totally seconded! What really sets this show apart is its tone - it's very subtle and fairly realistic for a Disney cartoon, but no less funny or endearing for it. The humor is some of the wittiest I've ever seen in a kids' show, and the [[RunningGag Running Gags]] are all brilliant and never grow tiresome. And yeah, that theme song absolutely rocks.
* Does anybody remember WidgetTheWorldWatcher? It DESERVES to be on DVD! The story does talk about saving the environment, but it's way more upbeat than ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', despite it's being aimed at 6-12 year old girls. It's simply impossible not to love it: practically every character is quirky, likeable, and important to the show, there are funny moments, dramatic moments, epic moments and the battle scenes are ''impressive'', and here's the best part: There's absolutely no UnresolvedSexualTension, no WillTheyOrWontThey, no LoveTriangle. Seeing stable pairings from the very beginning is a refreshing change.
** [[@/MHMhasf1998 I]] am a guy and I can say that yes, this show was pretty cool. I got into it because my sisters made me watch it with them, but I loved the fight scenes, and I also like the Specialists because, compared to the fairies with their magic, they're just guys with hard light tech. And they are AWESOME. The characters were also, for the most part, very well done.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is one of the best animated shows of the last decade. It's entertaining the whole way through and the animation is lovely. Plus, the cute girls aren't bad either.
** Well, the first season ''was'' pretty generic MagicalGirl fare, but the second season (with Greg freaking Wiseman on board) was awesome...especially Nerissa, particularly at the [[PerverseSexualLust end...]]
** Honestly. This series has so much to offer. The Guardians are likable and kick ass. Their powers are so cool - water, fire, earth, and air. Don't forget the heart too. The animation is breath-taking, the male characters are actually useful (not many MagicalGirl shows do that). The whole show is a ContinuityNod and has a complex plot. You have to watch the first episode or else you will be very confused.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is fantastically written and wonderful. It's just an excellent series.
** Seconded. Oh, god, seconded. With a fanbase growing by the week (A fantastic feat for a PBS Kids Cartoon), rich characters, stunningly absolutely ''beautiful'' animation, great voice actors, the ''plot''...
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series was wonderful. It managed to condense the comics and make them a little more kid-friendly. The fact half the people my age who read the comics now admit this was what started it all for them is good. Also, my first {{OTP}} comes from here.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' is the show that got me into the comic. For which I shall be forever thankful. ^_^ Also, their treatment of Dark Phoenix remains my favorite animated moment in superhero TV shows ever.
*** Suugars, ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' is purely one of the greatest animated series ever made. They made the show kid-friendlier than the comics: no one ever dies and they have [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms Family Friendly Weaponry]] (Where ''did'' the poor Morlock get the Jedi Lightsabers?). Yet they included all those mature themes (racism, religion) that you just don't see in animated shows these days. Not only that, they gave the printed character life with both the spectacular roles they were given (despite being crippled by TheWorfEffect, {{Wolverine}} is still badass, and he makes the best lines in the series) and the awesome voice casting (Rogue, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, I'm specially looking at you).
** I must say that I probably wouldn't be the X-Men fan I am today were it not for ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. I know it has its flaws, but... I love it.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', people. Freaking Young Justice. This has to be one of the best DC Animated shows since Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League. They manage to keep the set mythology of the characters, and yet keep it fresh and keep us invested. With every episode, you can tell that the writers genuinely care about what they're putting out there.
** Seconded. I'd like to also add that this is one of the best series in any media that can pull off ThreeLinesSomeWaiting and make it this well-paced. Just how many plot threads does season two have? The Light's new partner, the Kroloteans, the Superboy/Miss Martian relationship and why it ended, the BadFuture plot, the Justice League on trial, the ReverseMole plan... And they tie them together nicely, don't leave us on hold too long, and never trip over each other. That takes skill.
** Thirded. Greg Weisman taking all of the storytelling tricks he's learned and refined from his previous works... and applying them to an alternate DC Universe? OH GOD YES THANK YOU YES
* When I discovered Website/YouTube, I put my NostalgiaFilter to the test. I found that there were some cartoons that I liked as a kid, but not so much now as an adult, but I found that there were cartoons that I appreciated more as an adult than as a kid. I appreciate WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, ReBoot, WesternAnimation/BeastWars and the Franchise/{{DCAU}} for their impacting drama, [[Awesome/WesternAnimation (although the action scenes are awesome as well)]], I appreciate WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures, WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}, WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain and WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} for their [[Funny/WesternAnimation side-splitting hilarity]], I appreciate WesternAnimation/DuckTales, WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers, WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and WesternAnimation/TaleSpin for the [[HeartwarmingMoment/WesternAnimation warm fuzzy feeling that each episode leaves you with]] and I appreciate [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the first Ninja Turtles cartoon]] simply because it exists. Nowadays, I'm a huge fan of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan, WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the second Ninja Turtles cartoon]] for most of the reasons mentioned and I'm eagerly waiting for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' to air.

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** Seconded with all my heart. My personal favorite aspect of this show is the characters; they're all fantastically likeable and unbelievably human. Many of them make mistakes, like the side characters Lars, Sadie, and Ronaldo, but they make up for them with their positive aspects (or by stabbing giant monsters with wooden spears). It shows that nobody is perfect. Additionally, if you don't love them all, you'll have a favorite Crystal Gem in about ten episodes or even less. None of them fit the stereotypes you may expect in a trio. All in all, Steven Universe--both the show and the titular character--have a unique charm to them that I can't describe. This show plays with your emotions, making you truly feel terror or sadness during episodes like "So Many Birthdays" or "Rose's Scabbard," and when it gets to the ''really'' good stuff like the Season 1 finale, it makes you jump around the room uncontrollably. I could talk in adoration for ages and ages, but even the Gush page wouldn't be able to handle it.
** When you've got a kids' show that can give us incredibly complex characters and relationships and far-reaching life lessons in 11 minute episodes, while many adult dramas struggle to give us the same thing in 45 minutes, you know you've got something for the history books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. When I learned of a new Marvel show coming to Cartoon Network, I was excited. Then I was disappointed on the chibi animation it would have. Sure enough, it turned out to be the Avengers in Televised Super-Deformed format... and it was awesome! I'm only familiar with some major Marvel characters like ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan (Wonder when he'll appear) and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but seeing all the universe's characters in each episode just makes it great. The animation is actually quite impressive and the voice acting... Well, I'll name two voice actors to give you an idea: Creator/TomKenny (as Iron Man) and Creator/SteveBlum (as Wolverine, reprising his role from WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen; only here he has a lighter sounding voice).
* The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. I know it's not as perfect as the games, but I really enjoyed the acting of Captain Lou Albano (may he rest in peace), and how they fleshed out characters like Luigi, giving him the sort of cowardly feeling he would canonically adopt in later games, and even Bowser (King Koopa) was just a load of fun to watch.
** The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. More action than the predecessor, but the Koopalings had their own personality, moreso than in SMB3 (I like Morton/Big Mouth the most), not to mention that the music actually matches the NES-like notes.
*** Super Mario World...y'know what, screw it, I know the shows aren't very accurate, but I'm a complete sucker for video game-based cartoons...[[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster unlike some]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. I am completely serious. Yes, there were a few episodes that were pretty lame, but overall, this is an incredibly under appreciated series with some wonderful storytelling, great characters/relationships between them, and a desperate need for an ending. (Darnit, Jetix.)
** Seconding this. So many people I know never even heard of it, but it had a GREAT cast and some of the episodes and plots were fabulous.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' is one new series I absolutely adore, and one of the few programs on Creator/AdultSwim (Or, really on any program block on TV) that makes me almost constantly happy, and I am not the type who finds ultraviolence funny! It's a show that, despite it's effed-up subject matter, doesn't take a mean spirit to it, which I find weirdly satisfying. Plus, and a big plus this is, the animation is wildly original, a character in itself among several just as hilariously quirky :) .
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' is far and away the best animated series that Hanna-Barbera has ever put onto the screen. Not only was it well animated, but until they meddled twice in season 2, it had the best /plots/ of any HB cartoons. It had plot, action, lots of explosions, lots of color... it was AMAZING and as good as or better than a lot of the anime. Just that it was antrho furries, and there was supposedly a "violence in cartoons" flap at the time. Even with only 25 episodes, it LIVED RuleofCool. And the fans will [[http://swatkats.us/episodes.php not let it be forgotten.]]
** Why this show hasn't gotten a DVD release is beyond me. It deserves one. A good one.
* WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan. As if Genndy Tartakovsky didn't prove himself enough as a great director, this show just enforces it! Great, likable characters, fantastic writing and directing, great comic timing, awesome battles, and something I haven't seen in a western animated series for years: A VILLAIN WHO SCARES THE LIVING S**T OUT OF ME! And as if that wasn't enough, there's actual continuity and character development! And as if THAT weren't enough, episode 10 ends with a giant robot fighting a giant monster WITH AN 80'S LOVE BALLAD PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND! It may not be as artistically done as WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack, but when you worst complaint you have for a show is "it's not Samurai Jack", you know you have something good on your hands!
** I admit getting into this series because of Lance, but came to enjoy this series for this humor, writing, sad moments, and heartwarming moments. The battles are awesome and the characters all have their awesome moments and I love the music and how they used an actual song from the eighties in episode 10. I can't wait for the next season.
** Adding to what they said, why this show works for me is the level of subversion or different routes it takes that most TV shows with teens leads end up playing straight with. Bitchy cheerleader? Nope. She becomes a better person and falls for a nerdy guy. Male lead being an idiot while the female is the smarter one? Nope. Lance may be more impulsive then Ilana, but he is clearly not an idiot (as so much as he makes idiotic decisions) who is VERY good at what he does. Bad guys who linger and send their minions to do the work for no reason? General Modula actually has a reason to stay (securing and ruling the planet he conquered) and when he does show up, he often pulls of a villain act that makes him downright scary. Teens with "attitude" who references pop culture and catchphrases that usually end up annoying? Nope. Lance and Ilana speak like actual people. I could name more, but this show is ''golden''.
* I know ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had its {{Anvilicious}} moments, but by golly, I love that show anyway. [[PerverseSexualLust Robin]] may be partly responsible, but still... "How Long Is Forever?" is one of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] and yet [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments beautiful]] television episodes I've ever seen. And as for "The End"...wow, just ''wow''.
** Especially Slade's lines in "The End". "For the record, I'm nobody's servant!" Just...wow.
** Raven + CallingTheOldManOut = Pure, utter [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOA]].
** Oh, seconded seconded ''seconded''. Where will I ever find another show with such engaging and endearing characters, awesome action sequences, genuine humor and heartbreak, that's not afraid to be off-wall-zany one minute and deadly serious the next? [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Besides Avatar of course...]]
** Aftershock. Part. Two. TearJerker and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome all in one. And the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic MUSIC]]...
** I would like to give a special mention to the Season One and Season Five finales. The Apprentice episodes have to be one of most seamless and well-written cases of [[ArcWelding arc-welding]] I've ever seen and "Titans Together"? Dude... Bad. ASS.
*** Honestly, don't get I started on ''Apprentice''... FAVOURITE. TT. EPISODE. EVER. I love how it shows Robin's dark side, that it has inspired innumerable fanfics, and Slade is such a MagnificentBastard ([[EvilIsSexy it helps that his voice is pure]] sex...).
** Now now, let's not forget to include Things Change in the season five finale. Who cried? Definitely not me. *shifty eye*
** Despite the fact that the only two English people in the show were villains with bad teeth and terrible skin and there was no non-stereotypical English character to act as contrast... the show still holds a place in my English heart.
*** That said, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlzk9Bf4rA Beast Boy made a rather epic Brit]].
** This show has got everything; action, drama, heartwarming, hilarity...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRQDFUl7e7k this]] pretty much sums up all the awesomeness.
* The 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' is just awesome. Funny, true to the source, and remarkably mature for an ostensible "kid's show". I'll miss it when I get all the way through.
** Amen. Not only does it stick true to the original Mirage comic books, but improves on them. The Turtles receive better characterization and its humor just makes great stories even better. It's like the TMNT version of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries. Definitely one of the best cartoons of the 2000s.
* The classic episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine And Friends''. Drawing on some of [[Literature/TheRailwaySeries the finest source material]], and adding great voice talent, [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing model work]], and [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the best scores ever]] (done on a synthesizer, too).
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' was funny, I mean it had Luke Skywalker/The Joker as the voice of [[DeadpanSnarker Larry 3000]], the Anachronisims, and [[RuleOfFun every rule]] [[MST3kMantra that makes]] [[RuleOfFunny it fun]]. I wish people would talk about it more.
** Seconded! The humor was not half bad, some of the plots were hilarious, and Tuddrussell and Larry's relationship was a delicious ice topping! The old-married-couple-like bickering, the seemingly venomous insults, the pranks and nuisances they did to each other and the occasional SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments were all extremely entertaining and provided hours of great fun to me both as a kid and now.
* What about ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island''? That show is hilarious. I found myself actually ''caring'' about who won, and all of the GettingCrapPastTheRadar was hilarious. Not to mention that [[BelligerentSexualTension Courtney and Duncan]] made an awesome couple.
** Seconded. Wonderful, complex three-dimensional [[TheHero heroes]] and [[BigBad villains,]] realistic portrayal of teenagers in their not-so-natural habitat. Love and friendship blossoming even under the intense fire of competition. Third season especially, which had the best SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Teletoon has ever had to offer. And, of course, the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious moments]] that brought tears to all our eyes. Special mention goes to Gwen for being the original series hero, for [[IronWoobie staying strong]] through all the crap she took in ''Action'' and ''World Tour'', and just for being my favorite. You'll always be a winner in my eyes, Weird Goth Girl.
** I agree with everything up here, especially the parts about the characters. This show needs a lot more love for its awesome humor, amazing characters and having something that appeals to everyone.
** KingNerd I have been obsessed with it since the moment I first saw it it's just so bizzare with the funniest host of all time.
** For that matter, ''Total Drama: Revenge of the Island''; everyone thought the new cast would ruin [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks everything]], but as soon as I saw the first episode of it, my mind was completely blown away. [[AwesomeMoments In more]] [[FunnyMoments ways than]] [[YourHeadAsplode one.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. Especially ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. You get action, interesting characters, and the kind of coolness that can only come from TransformingMecha. All this, and possibly one of the best toylines of the modern age to back it up, making MerchandiseDriven a blessing rather than a curse.
** On the subject of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', it deserved a lot less complaining around the beginning. The characters and plotlines won over quite a few naysayers (me included). I defy you not to find [[TheBigGuy Bulkhead]] [[GentleGiant very very huggable]] or Prowl [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ridiculously cool]]. And Optimus gets some surprisingly awesome moments(Endgame, 'nuff said). The 80's kids can keep their G1, I'll be happy with my Animated. <333
*** Can't we keep both? <3
*** Thirded with Animated! It's what introduced me to the whole franchise, and in addition to the heroes, we have some damn awesome villains. I mean, a refreshingly GenreSavvy Megatron, a Starscream who ''still'' manages to be a LargeHam TheStarscream, AntiVillain DarkActionGirl Blackarachnia, and ThoseTwoBadGuys Blitzwing and Lugnut. They're evil, competent, and fraggin' ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' is probably the most ''metal'' kids' movie ever. A bunch of robots (many of which have viking helmets for heads) fighting robotic sharks, robotic squids and a giant goddamn planet to the sound of the best hair metal money could buy? Badass.
** Beast Wars is brilliant, even though there's no reason it should be. It exists to sell toys. DESPITE this, it's funny, engaging, and even sometimes sweet. It's the best Transformers series, TV or comics, ever, by virtue of the writing, the acting, and the often-beautiful animation. I even has a soft spot for Beast Machines, which, if nothing else, tries to do more than sell toys.
*** Someone really needs to make a WesternAnimation/BeastWars movie. The perfect preview would be to make it LOOK like Film/KingKong fighting the T-Rex, and right when the T-Rex is about to loose: TRANSFORM and shoot Kong, and then another TRANSFORM and Mecha-Kong shoots back. THEN introduce the characters as Optimus Primal and Megatron. That would be so awesome it would disrupt the space-time continuum. Just keep Creator/MichaelBay as far away from the movie as possible.
*** PRIME. First TF show I really got the chance to watch, and I am blown away by the character development, the humor, the plot lines. It's FANTASTIC!
*** OH MY GOSH YES!!! I love ''Transformers Prime'' and ''Transformers Animated'', but I have to say that if I had to choose a favorite I'd have to say Prime. I like the animation, the characters (even [[TheScrappy Miko]]), the story, just about everything. I also like how they made this version of Arcee an {{Action Girl}}, rather than a {{Distressed Damsel}} like ''Transformers Animated'' Arcee (don't get me wrong I like her too!). Overall, the show is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IJs32QxhE just awesome!]]
*** Thirded. First Transformers continuity I watched where I actually understood what was happening... and I did not regret it. The humans are just amazing, and the first ones I don't actively hate (except Silas. But I still think he was an awesome bad guy). And the '''villains'''. I am a self-confessed Decepticon fangirl (granted, I do like watching them get humiliated), and Prime does them justice in ways finer than I can put in words, while still making them utterly hilarious (All Hail Starscream... *snerk*). God, Prime and Animated are currently responsible for that four-month ongoing Transformers kick I'm on.
** Let me tell you a story: After watching Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann, I was sure that nothing in whole animation will ever impress me on that level ever again. Several anime were close but still not enough. Then I watched ''Transformers: The Movie'' and my reaction was exactly the same like after watching TTGL – I was staring at the monitor for good five minutes, unable to say anything more than simple ''wow''.You got the touch, Optimus Prime, you got the touch.
* No mention of [[WesterAnimation/TronUprising Tron: Uprising]] yet? This show has a style all its own, as well as stylized action, an inherently interesting story,and likeable characters.
* First of all, let's give some general love to ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. That having been said, let's give some specific love to Dr. Girlfriend who, in my opinion, manages to be one of the most complex, nuanced female characters in television today, even WITH her five-pack-a-day voice. Who knew?
** Hell, ''all'' the characters are complex, nuanced, and interesting. Even the titular Venture brothers, the most cartoonish of all the characters (by WordOfGod, even), are deep and complex if you pay attention. Even the characters who you'd expect to be one-note jokes in any other show (including, as you said, Dr Girlfriend). One of the best written shows, ever.
*** Damn. Right.
* At the risk of being shouted down, I present Pete Browngardt's ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''. Yes, it's [[MindScrew silly and over-the-top.]] But honestly, this show is refreshing. Not a lot of shows juggle both surrealism and an odd layer of heart at the same time. Not a lot of shows have a completely innocuous premise either. Its simplicity is a boon to the show. The best analogy that I could give for this show is a candy bar (borrowed from a fellow troper). Don't try to look too deeply into it, just consume it and get hyperactive for once; you just might it sweet as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''! Oh, ''Wakfu''! If I could live on beautiful animation, ''Wakfu'' would be my only sustenance. Ankama really outdid themselves; they've created an expansive, detailed fantasy world with a beyond-loveable FiveManBand on an epic quest that, despite having a relatively low quotient for originality in its overall premise, shows the blood, sweat, and tears put into it in every frame, and has an irresistible charm that keeps you looking for more. Watching something that people loved creating is good for the soul, and ''Wakfu'' is a shining North Star in that department. Many a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome are contained within this little French beauty, and it hasn't even finished its first season yet (which unfortunately means that non-French speakers either have to go hunting for wild subs or will have to wait for the English dub to roll around). The international fandom for this show is far too small, and woe am I who has no one to fantard over it with.
** Seconded. The first season is over, and it is one of the most incredible finales I've ever seen in an animated show.
* Even though (at the time of this writing) the show hasn't formally premiered, ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' already looks to be an amazing show. The animation, the humor...this entire show looks to be one big, glorious ball of happiness and fun. Not to mention Wander himself looks to be one of the most cheerful, fun-loving and adorable characters ever.
** Seconded ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is the result of taking what makes comedic cartoons like [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Spongebob]] and WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes great and combining them with the best elements of the animation of the 2010's. Great writing, good morals (Never hurts to help), and an awesome cast. If you loved the other works of Craig [=McCracken=], you'll definitely love this weird little show.
* Did it keep me up at night as a child? Yes. Can thinking about it or even getting a line stuck in my head keep me up at night now, even though I'm over 20? Yes. Do I have an irrational fear of rabbits, especially anthropomorphic ones because of this movie? Heck yes! But, sweet Frithrah! I love WatershipDown and its gorgeous animation, music, and over-all story telling. It's just one of those things that's worth the psychological scars.
* Why is there no [[WesternAnimation/WeBareBears We Bare Bears]] on this page? I mean, seriously; Grizz, Panda, and [[SelfDemonstrating/IceBear Ice Bear]] are some of the most entertaining characters at Cartoon Network's disposal. Their antics are just plain fun to watch, they feel like [[TrueCompanions true companions]] even when they end up having a conflict, and they also tend to have some [[HeartwarmingMoments really sweet]] and [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] moments involving their days as cubs. The show is just watching these three interact with the city they live in, and after watching all the episodes released so far, I can safely say this is one of the network's best.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''! The show has great characters and is just so funny. It's also ''swimming'' in [[RunningGag Running Gags]] -- but they never get annoying. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFwrF-SRu7s theme song's]] sung by ''[[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Wayne goddamn Brady]]'', which is the icing on the cake.
** Totally seconded! What really sets this show apart is its tone - it's very subtle and fairly realistic for a Disney cartoon, but no less funny or endearing for it. The humor is some of the wittiest I've ever seen in a kids' show, and the [[RunningGag Running Gags]] are all brilliant and never grow tiresome. And yeah, that theme song absolutely rocks.
* Does anybody remember WidgetTheWorldWatcher? It DESERVES to be on DVD! The story does talk about saving the environment, but it's way more upbeat than ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', despite it's being aimed at 6-12 year old girls. It's simply impossible not to love it: practically every character is quirky, likeable, and important to the show, there are funny moments, dramatic moments, epic moments and the battle scenes are ''impressive'', and here's the best part: There's absolutely no UnresolvedSexualTension, no WillTheyOrWontThey, no LoveTriangle. Seeing stable pairings from the very beginning is a refreshing change.
** [[@/MHMhasf1998 I]] am a guy and I can say that yes, this show was pretty cool. I got into it because my sisters made me watch it with them, but I loved the fight scenes, and I also like the Specialists because, compared to the fairies with their magic, they're just guys with hard light tech. And they are AWESOME. The characters were also, for the most part, very well done.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is one of the best animated shows of the last decade. It's entertaining the whole way through and the animation is lovely. Plus, the cute girls aren't bad either.
** Well, the first season ''was'' pretty generic MagicalGirl fare, but the second season (with Greg freaking Wiseman on board) was awesome...especially Nerissa, particularly at the [[PerverseSexualLust end...]]
** Honestly. This series has so much to offer. The Guardians are likable and kick ass. Their powers are so cool - water, fire, earth, and air. Don't forget the heart too. The animation is breath-taking, the male characters are actually useful (not many MagicalGirl shows do that). The whole show is a ContinuityNod and has a complex plot. You have to watch the first episode or else you will be very confused.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is fantastically written and wonderful. It's just an excellent series.
** Seconded. Oh, god, seconded. With a fanbase growing by the week (A fantastic feat for a PBS Kids Cartoon), rich characters, stunningly absolutely ''beautiful'' animation, great voice actors, the ''plot''...
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series was wonderful. It managed to condense the comics and make them a little more kid-friendly. The fact half the people my age who read the comics now admit this was what started it all for them is good. Also, my first {{OTP}} comes from here.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' is the show that got me into the comic. For which I shall be forever thankful. ^_^ Also, their treatment of Dark Phoenix remains my favorite animated moment in superhero TV shows ever.
*** Suugars, ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' is purely one of the greatest animated series ever made. They made the show kid-friendlier than the comics: no one ever dies and they have [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms Family Friendly Weaponry]] (Where ''did'' the poor Morlock get the Jedi Lightsabers?). Yet they included all those mature themes (racism, religion) that you just don't see in animated shows these days. Not only that, they gave the printed character life with both the spectacular roles they were given (despite being crippled by TheWorfEffect, {{Wolverine}} is still badass, and he makes the best lines in the series) and the awesome voice casting (Rogue, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, I'm specially looking at you).
** I must say that I probably wouldn't be the X-Men fan I am today were it not for ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. I know it has its flaws, but... I love it.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', people. Freaking Young Justice. This has to be one of the best DC Animated shows since Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League. They manage to keep the set mythology of the characters, and yet keep it fresh and keep us invested. With every episode, you can tell that the writers genuinely care about what they're putting out there.
** Seconded. I'd like to also add that this is one of the best series in any media that can pull off ThreeLinesSomeWaiting and make it this well-paced. Just how many plot threads does season two have? The Light's new partner, the Kroloteans, the Superboy/Miss Martian relationship and why it ended, the BadFuture plot, the Justice League on trial, the ReverseMole plan... And they tie them together nicely, don't leave us on hold too long, and never trip over each other. That takes skill.
** Thirded. Greg Weisman taking all of the storytelling tricks he's learned and refined from his previous works... and applying them to an alternate DC Universe? OH GOD YES THANK YOU YES
* When I discovered Website/YouTube, I put my NostalgiaFilter to the test. I found that there were some cartoons that I liked as a kid, but not so much now as an adult, but I found that there were cartoons that I appreciated more as an adult than as a kid. I appreciate WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, ReBoot, WesternAnimation/BeastWars and the Franchise/{{DCAU}} for their impacting drama, [[Awesome/WesternAnimation (although the action scenes are awesome as well)]], I appreciate WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures, WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}, WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain and WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} for their [[Funny/WesternAnimation side-splitting hilarity]], I appreciate WesternAnimation/DuckTales, WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers, WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and WesternAnimation/TaleSpin for the [[HeartwarmingMoment/WesternAnimation warm fuzzy feeling that each episode leaves you with]] and I appreciate [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the first Ninja Turtles cartoon]] simply because it exists. Nowadays, I'm a huge fan of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan, WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the second Ninja Turtles cartoon]] for most of the reasons mentioned and I'm eagerly waiting for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' to air.
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9th Jul '17 10:51:46 AM nombretomado
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* I LOVE UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, all those old cartoon shorts from the 30's and 40's, from the heartfelt and cute ones to the zany slapstick ones. Whenever I'm in a bad mood I'll just sit and watch some old cartoons, and they make me feel better, as they ought to, since their original audiences were going through the Great Depression and WorldWarTwo at the time. Creator/WaltDisney, Creator/TexAvery, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, Comic/{{Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, it's all good.

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* I LOVE UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, all those old cartoon shorts from the 30's and 40's, from the heartfelt and cute ones to the zany slapstick ones. Whenever I'm in a bad mood I'll just sit and watch some old cartoons, and they make me feel better, as they ought to, since their original audiences were going through the Great Depression and WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII at the time. Creator/WaltDisney, Creator/TexAvery, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, Comic/{{Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, it's all good.
2nd Jul '17 10:01:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' is funny. What more do you need?

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* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' is funny. What more do you need?
8th Jun '17 7:03:48 AM StFan
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** It must be said, as simply as possible: ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', whatever else it may have, contains some of the best animated characters ever rendered in 2-D in the West, and still, as far as I know, holds the standard for combining live action with 2-D, not to mention some damn catchy songs. KeepCirculatingTheTapes, my friends. KeepCirculatingTheTapes.

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** It must be said, as simply as possible: ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', whatever else it may have, contains some of the best animated characters ever rendered in 2-D in the West, and still, as far as I know, holds the standard for combining live action with 2-D, not to mention some damn catchy songs. KeepCirculatingTheTapes, my friends. KeepCirculatingTheTapes.
7th Jun '17 11:41:43 PM MagnusForce
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* '''It's...Atomic Time!''' ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' is one of the most cruelly unappreciated cartoons of the 2010s and one of the greatest cartoons to come out of Teletoon. Great animation, a creative premise that makes for fun stories and character interactions, awesome action sequences, and plenty of enjoyable characters. Also the season 1 finale is MadeOfAwesome. I really hope it gets a season 2, because I need more of Joey and AP kicking evildoer ass.
6th Jun '17 3:26:03 PM capthanos
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** ''Phineas and Ferb'' is definitely the best Disney show ever, and I think it is one of the best animated cartoons of the new millenium. Everything about it is just so perfect. The way that this show has played with, played straight, deconstructed, and subverted storytelling tropes is unmatched. Not only that, the continuity is seriously on another level, despite being a show that doesn't really have an overarching plotline. Phineas and Ferb, the characters, are pretty awesome themselves, and of course, no one can forget Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. And I can't forget Isabella. She's really good, too, They're ''all'' just so good. Not to mention, unlike a lot of other shows, this show is genuinely funny! It really paved the way for a lot of the cartoons that came out in the early 2010s.


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** ''Star vs. the Forces of Evil'' is amazing! Really one of the best animated cartoons that I have seen in the 2010s. First of all...STARCO!! While Star and Marco are not a couple (yet), they have some of the best character interactions I have ever seen in animation, and the still-standing Starco ship remains to be one of the greatest ships out there. The supporting characters are really good as well (except for Ferguson and Alfonzo). Beyond that, the series-long storyline has been really great as well. I love Ludo's development, and I just love Toffee in general. He is such a cool villain. I think Toffee might be one of the best villains in Disney cartoons. The show has been really mature, but also can be enjoyed by people of all ages. ''Star'' is only at Season 2 so far, and it has already become one of my favorite shows.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''! The show has great characters and is just so funny. It's also ''swimming'' in [[RunningGag Running Gags]] -- but they never get annoying. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFwrF-SRu7s theme song's]] sung by ''[[WhoseLineIsItAnyway Wayne goddamn Brady]]'', which is the icing on the cake.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''! The show has great characters and is just so funny. It's also ''swimming'' in [[RunningGag Running Gags]] -- but they never get annoying. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFwrF-SRu7s theme song's]] sung by ''[[WhoseLineIsItAnyway ''[[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Wayne goddamn Brady]]'', which is the icing on the cake.
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