The history of the greatest cartoons of all time.
Created by courtneypendley on Feb 23, 2011
Last updated: 03/04/11 at 07:13 AM
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The series premiered on the Cartoon Network on November 2, 2007.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends first aired on September 13th, 2007.
The Backyardigans first Aired on March 10, 2006.
This show about three animal heroes first aired on March 3rd, 2006.
This animation first aired March 31st, 2003.
The show first aired in mid-2002, and the last episode aired in late 2006.
Lilo meets Stitch, the “dog” of her dreams. Turns out, he's actually an alien-like creature.
It's cartoon about an older sister & younger brother relationship between bunnies.
Dora the Explorer first aired on August 14, 2000 .
Little Bill aired in 2000. There are over 100 cartoons in this animated series.
Cow and Chicken first aired on Cartoon Network on May 4th, 1999.
SpongeBob SquarePants, is one of the highest-rated cartoons of all time. The show first aired on May 1st 1999, and quickly took off.
The first two episodes of Ed, Edd n Eddy were BOTH aired on March 4th, 1999.
The Powerpuff Girls made their debut on November 18, 1998.
Johnny Bravo premiered on July 7, 1997, running for 65 episodes and 4 seasons. It It ended its run on February 14, 2003.
The show premiered on September 8, 1996 and it formerly aired on Nick Jr. It was showed in over 60 countries.
On February 20, 1995, Dexter's Laboratory made its first run on the What a Cartoon! Show. It first aired (officially) on April 28, 1996.
In 1994, The Magic School Bus concept was made into an animated series.
Original run of The Little Mermaid was on September 11, 1992.
Rugrats made its first debut on August 1, 1991. Rugrats had aired more than 50 episodes.
DuckTales had a special 2-hour premiere in most markets on September 18, 1987, with the first regular episode airing on September 21, 1987.
The Care Bears made their first debut on September 14th, 1985. They were originally created for American Greetings as card characters
The Care Bears first aired in September of 1985. This show invloves bear with magical powers that they shoot out from their bellies.
These little blue creatures first came on television on September 12, 1981. The Smurfs first appeared in comic books before television show.
Jim Davis's first Garfield comic strip about an over-weight, lazy cat debuted on June 19, 1978 in 41 newspapers. It soon turned into a television show.
Fat Albert & the Junykard Gang debuted in 1972.
A gang of friends and their dog travel around solving mysteries.
It first aired on ABC in the United States, but went into syndication at the start of the third season.
In 1962, The Jetsons made it's debut, only featuring George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy. In the very first episode, Rosey was added into the family, thanks to Jane's mother. Astro came in three episodes later, and in the 80s, Orbity came in.
The Flintstones made its debut in 1960. The first three seasons featured only Fred & Wilma Flintstone, Barney & Betty Rubble, Dino, and Mr. Slate. The last three seasons featured Fred, Wilma, Betty, Barney, Dino, Mr. Slate, Hoppy, Pebbles, Bamm Bamm, and the great Gazoo.
The Road Runneris chased down the highways of the Southwestern United States by a hungry toon coyote, named Wile E. Coyote.
Casper, a ghost who wants to be friendly but scares people away, debuted in a 1946.
Popeye began as a character in a daily strip. He quickly became popular and the Fleischer brothers, Max and Dave turned him into a cartoon in the early 30s. His first appearance was July 14, 1933 in the cartoon "Popeye the Sailor".
Betty Boop entered the animated wolrd on August 9, 1930 in the Talkartoon "Dizzy Dishes". Believe it or not, the Betty Boop character was originally drawn as a puppy dog!
The first Looney Tunes cartoon was released. It was an eight minute musical adventure called "Sinkin' in the Bathtub". It starred two characters named Bosko and Honey.
"Steamboat Willie" was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon released, and the first cartoon with synchronized sound.
After his debut on November 9, 1919, this hilarious cat held a spot as the world's most popular cartoon character until the adventures of Mickey Mouse.
"Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" was created by by newspaper cartoonist , J. Stuart Blackton. It was the earliest surviving example of an animated film.