* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' is in canon with the rest of the series. The back of the DVD case claims that "unlike most other movies that got their start on the silver screen, [this one] doesn't suck." (StephenSondheim is known to have sent the shows creators a letter congratulating them on the film's musical score and calling it the best musical he'd seen in over a decade.)
** To be specific, the reference is in the form of a two part episode, resolving the question of what happens to the relationship between Saddam Hussein and Satan. [[spoiler: Satan has started to date another guy, but by the end, he decides to stay single.]] There is also mention of the US-Canada war and Terrance & Phillip's near execution in "Terrance & Phillip: Behind the Blow."
** Three-part Emmy winning story arc ''South Park: Imaginationland'' has been edited into a full length film. (Indeed, it was originally intended to be a second film before being split into episodes instead.)
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', in which the title characters adore a punk rock band called "[[JustForFun/TropeNamesForABand Chum Bucket]]", Tino mourns that he must spend time with his geeky cousin and cannot go on opening day with the rest of the gang to see "[[JustForFun/TropeNamesForABand Chum Bucket]]: TheMovie". Lampshaded even further when he's talking to them on the phone and hears them in an arcade playing "[[JustForFun/TropeNamesForABand Chum Bucket]]: TheMovie: [[AdaptationDecay The Game]]."
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' in theaters in 1993.
** Followed by ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Mystery of the Batwoman]]'', the latter of which was released '''years''' after the series had already been cancelled. Both films were released straight-to-video.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' was conceived as a movie, titled ''Justice League: Worlds Collide'', that would form a bridge between ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. The project ended up being put on hold and was finally released long after ''Unlimited'' had ended, with an entirely different art style and no continuity ties. There are however little traces of the continuity links from the earlier drafts, such as the League only having six members (Hawkgirl quit the team in the series finale of ''Justice League'') and the members of the League debating whether or not they should [[HeroesUnlimited expand their roster]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' was released in 1986. It took place between two seasons of the animated series and skipped the plot forward by 20 years, to the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture far future date]] of 2005.
** It also skipped violence in cartoons forward by about 20 years, since the TV show traditionally never had anybody die, whilst most of the movie was restrained mecha manga.
** It was also meant to [[KillEmAll kill off the old characters]] and [[MerchandiseDriven replace them with new toys...er, I mean characters.]]
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie". In the fullness of time, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' came to be, reversed some of the worst horrors of {{Flanderization}} and inflicted Spider-Pig upon the world. And of course, sparked much debate on whether it sucked or ruled.
** Also {{Lampshade}}d when Homer criticizes the audience for paying money to watch something they could get for free on TV, as quoted on the main page.
** Another in-universe example: "Angry Dad: The Movie".
* ''The WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Movie'' was meant to serve as a GrandFinale to the series. However, [[ExecutiveMeddling those meddling guys at Nickelodeon]] decided to continue with the series anyway.
** WordOfGod says that no matter what happens in the show or how long it goes on, that the movie is the series finale.
** A second movie titled ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'' will be released on February 6th, 2015.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has two movies. First it's ''A Sitch in Time'' where they discovered that TheDragon Shego became a EvilOverlord in a BadFuture. The second movie is about the HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken becoming a NotSoHarmlessVillain, and being created as a GrandFinale (until it was {{Uncanceled}}) it ended [[SealedWithAKiss with a kiss]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', which, as you can tell from the page quote, was the GrandFinale and had the eponymous trio [[EarnYourHappyEnding finally become respected by the other kids]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' has several [[MultiPartEpisode TV Specials]], like ''Abra-Catastrophe'', ''Channel Chasers'', ''School's Out! TheMusical'', ''Fairly [=OddBaby=]'' (where [[CousinOliver Poof]] made his first appearance), the ''[[TwoPartTrilogy Wishology Trilogy]]'', and others, but it has actually only one movie, the live-action film ''Grow Up, Timmy Turner!'' that [[DistantFinale takes place 13 years in the future]].
* After spending time in DevelopmentHell, the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' movie, which is to be the GrandFinale of the series, will finally see the light of day.
** And then it didn't.
* Inverted with ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer: TheMovie''. It has nothing to do with the much more classic 60s specials, yet the sequel is more or less a sequel to those specials.
* ''The Man Called Flintstone'', the 1966 film version of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' animated series.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'' and Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'' had the full-length theatrical treatment.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'', an OriginsEpisode for the series. Its working titles were ''First Flight'' and "Maiden Voyage.''
** Notable for being the ''only'' movie based on a Creator/CartoonNetwork original. It bombed at the box office due to poor marketing on the part of Warner Bros., which led to a ''WesrenAnimation/SamuraiJack'' movie to [[DevelopmentHell cease production]]. As of this time, the closest thing to a second theatrical Cartoon Network movie is the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' movie, based on a show that airs on the late-night Creator/AdultSwim block, which performed slightly better, since it actually got some marketing, which, shall we say, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Caused a lot]] [[NetworkDecay of controversy]].
* According to WordOfGod, Butch Hartman wouldn't have any trouble giving this treatment to ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (the four 1 hour specials don't really count). However, due to the ExecutiveMeddling that ended the series while it was still in its prime, it is unknown at the moment if they will green light the project.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie G.I. Joe: The Movie]]'' was supposed to get a theatrical release, but due to the box-office failures of the ''Transformers'' and ''MyLittlePony'' movies, it ended up being a straight-to-video release instead. The Movie was suppose to kill off Duke in order to set the tone apart from the first two seasons of TV series (where the NobodyCanDie rule was played straight). But due to the fan backlash of Optimus Prime's death in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (which was actually inspired by the decision to kill off Duke), Duke's death was quickly revised thanks to some last-minute dubbing (he ended up "falling into a coma" and recovering off-screen).
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': ''[[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation How I Spent My Vacation]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' had two: ''Is it Fall Yet?,'' which bridged the fourth and fifth seasons, and ''Is It College Yet?,'' which was the GrandFinale of [[GraduateFromTheStory Daria's class graduating high school]] and getting ready for college.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** ''[[PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension Across The Second Dimension]]'' is a MadeForTVMovie which was slightly DarkerAndEdgier and featured, among other things, [[spoiler:the boys finding out that Perry is a secret agent and Phineas finally being kissed by his love-struck friend Isabella (but all memories of these events are erased).]]
** There's another movie in the works for 2013 that is to be released in theaters and is [[RogerRabbitEffect a mix of live-action and animation.]]
** The show also had a one-hour TV special called ''Summer Belongs to You''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' also had a movie entitled ''WakkosWish'' which acted as the GrandFinale to the show.
* ''{{Mucha Lucha}} The Return of El Malefico'', featuring none other than TimCurry as the titular villain and [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] in a bunch of incidental roles.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has had at least four over it's run. The live action ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'', the regularly animated ''Secret of the Omnitrix'', another live action one based on ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''; ''Film/Ben10AlienSwarm'', and the AllCGICartoon movie, ''Film/Ben10DestroyAllAliens''.
* Apart from [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the obvious]], ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had two bookends - ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' (so named because marketing couldn't agree on what to call the series until it was too late), and ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had four {{Direct-to-Video}} Movies, the first one being ''Bender's Big Score'', revolving around Planet Express being bought out by evil nudist alien scammers.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica Beavis and Butt-Head Do America]]'', [=The Movie=] of ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head]]''. Beavis and Butthead get their TV stolen, try to find a new one, and end up going on a quest that takes them all across the USA.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' has three movies - a made for TV movie explaining the origins of Donnie, as well as a theatrical release. The second theatrically released movie was a {{crossover}} with ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. One thing that's interesting to note is that unlike most examples of these, the first two movies are considered to be within the show's canon - and the later seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' had multiple call backs to the movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''.
* ''WesternAnimation/Gargoyles'' is arguably the series of the movie, the pilot having limited theatrical release as a full length animated movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film for Theaters'', which is essentially the same as the show, except longer. Notable for its opening number performed by Music/{{Mastodon}} about theater etiquette and [[DisproportionateRetribution the horrible things that will happen to you if you fail to follow it]] and the ViralMarketing campaign that caused the Boston Bomb Scare and [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom resulted in Cartoon Network undergoing managerial changes that led to some serious]] NetworkDecay.