Top 10 Best Animated Series Picture

In case you haven’t noticed, I draw A LOT of fan art based on various cartoon shows. Cartoon shows have been a major influence in my life and have played a huge role in shaping me into who I am today. At this point in time, I’ve seen TONS of animated shows; some good, some bad, and some that are weird and extraordinary.

I’ve attempted to complete a “Top 10 Cartoon Shows” meme before, but I eventually took it down a short time after posting it because I wasn’t happy with the choices I made. I felt like I rushed into it. Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I’m ready to give it another go. This list isn’t necessarily “The Best of the Best” by any means. This is just a list of shows which I hold a special place in my heart and have fond memories of. Shows that I’ve personally ranked from serviceable fluff to high-quality entertainment.

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These are my “Top 10 Best Animated Series.”

#10Disney’s Aladdin: The Series – As a kid in the mid 90’s, Disney’s Aladdin was one of my favorite movies growing up and to this day is one of my all-time favorite films. So, as you can imagine, having an entire TV series based on the movie on Disney Channel was the best thing ever. But does it hold up? Eh, yes and no? The reason I’ve ranked this show so low on the list is because, even though I really liked this show as a kid, it really is a mixed bag by today’s standards and is incredibly flawed. From what I understand, there were at least two different animation studios working on this series, and it clearly shows. In some episodes, the animation can be really good or really terrible at times. I mean, some episodes like “Some Enchanted Genie” look very impressive for 90’s TV standards; something that actually looks like something from Disney. But other times, episodes look incredibly cheap and stilted, full of animation errors and sometimes they blatantly recycle stock footage from previous episodes! Then there are the episodes with scenarios that are just plain weird, especially the ones involving supernatural transformations, like the episode when Aladdin is magically turns into a shark or when Princess Jasmine transforms into a snake-woman. Even though the series was odd, surreal, and extremely formulaic, it was a fairly decent show for its time. It helped fuel my imagination and forever cemented the original Disney film as an all-time classic.

#9Grojband – I first discovered this series when it aired on Cartoon Network back when I was just starting community college. This was the first Canadian cartoon show that I legitimately liked watching. It was developed by Fresh TV, who also developed the series 6teen, Stoked, Sidekick, and their most popular franchise, the Total Drama series (Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action, etc.). Though, in my honest opinion, I think Grojband is their best series by far. While I have nothing against Fresh TV’s shows by any means, I find most of the cartoon shows produced in Canada to be pretty stale and uninspired (No offense, Canada.

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