originating in North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand. Some of these entries are actually compilations of theatrical shorts assembled for broadcast; the vast majority, though, are original creations made for television.
These are frequently Dom Coms
, Family Guy
, The Flintstones
) or Adventure Series
, Justice League
), and generally follow the conventions and tropes
of their genre (and may exaggerate
Note that during the 1970s, many prime-time series both current and cancelled acquired animated versions
broadcast as part of the network's Saturday morning
kidvid block; The Ricky Gervais Show
, based on the podcast
of the same name, would be a recent example. Many of these are noted in the entries for the live-action show.
Most of the modern animated television series on this page are created, written, and acted in the west, but the actual animation is outsourced to Korean studios to save money. This is after most series in the '90s were outsourced to Japan, but Korea is cheaper. Only films by major studios or the occasional flash cartoons are still animated in the west.
animation, see Anime
, Asian Animation
and Eastern European Animation
Animated shows have developed their own dialect of cliches and devices; see Animation Tropes
for a listing.
Feature films belong in the Animated Films
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