Learn About that Beloved Sesame Street Character Elmo

Elmo, a Sesame Street Character

Elmo is a Red Muppet character from the HBO/PBS children’s television show Sesame Street. It is a red furry monster with a falsetto voice. He is having illeism, also presents the last full fifteen-minute segment and five minutes as of 2017 on Sesame Street, Elmo’s World. It is aimed at young children. … Read more

History of Cartoon Industry

Many different animals in the forest scene

If we look into history, cartoons have been existing for millennia. The technology and quality of cartoons have changed dramatically in the past few centuries. They have gone through many changes to get to where they are standing today.  Today, the cartoon industry rules the world, and animation gets included in almost … Read more

Guide to Classic Cartoons

Guide to Classic Cartoons

When it comes to entertainment, television shows and movies are among the top choices for many people, and that includes cartoons, too. Cartoons are very popular among kids but are also enjoyed by some adults. The term cartoon originally refers to an illustration, which is sometimes animated, usually in a non-realistic or … Read more

The Delightful Origins of Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb Logo

Phineas and Ferb are some of the most popular animated characters to date. Created for Disney, the comedy series first premiered in 2008, running till 2015. The program is about Phineas and his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher who are always up for a new project, annoying their little sister Candace.  Even though most … Read more

The Unknown History of Betty Boop

Betty Boops’ earliest title card

Betty Boop is one of the most recognized faces in the world. Her 1920s exaggerated flapper style and baby doll voice along with silly adventures made her a popular character for years to come. It was in the early 1930s that she made her first appearance in a talking cartoon called “Dizzy … Read more

What We Should Know About Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc posing with the cast of The Jack Benny Program

Almost everyone spends their entire childhood watching cartoons. While playing with friends and family members is one thing, watching fictional characters and later acting as the same is another. Back in the day, such was the excitement of our favorite cartoons turning up that most of us can clearly remember our favorite … Read more

The History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

teenage mutant ninja turtles costumes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles refers to the four human-like superhero turtles, which grew into a popular and enduring franchise. The turtles were born out of a radioactive accident. They were adopted by a talking rat, Splinter, who later became their mentor (sensei). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, named after the four famous … Read more

The History of the Ren and Stimpy Show

ren and stimpy show title

The Ren & Stimpy Show is an American animated series originally broadcast from 1991 to 1996. It was the brainchild of John Kricfalusi (also known as “John K.”), a former animator who once worked for Filmator and Hanna-Barbera. It was one of the original animated series of the channel Nickelodeon.  The Ren … Read more

The History of Garfield and Friends

Garfield and Friends

Garfield, the lazy, fat, lasagna-loving cat, is the brainchild of American cartoonist Jim Davis. The fictional orange tabby first appeared in a comic strip in 1976. Now, he has been seen in several television series and primetime specials, movies, video games and even a play. Speaking of television series, Garfield makes his … Read more

The Impact of Disney Princesses on Young Girls

blue Disney princess

It is good to see how parents tend to monitor their children’s viewing content and only allowing the ones that do not, in any way, promote inappropriate behaviors and attitudes. However, besides the PG ratings of the movies, what most of the parents are witnessed to deem as okay is considering that … Read more

The History of the Cartoon Top Cat

Top Cat features a gang of cats left with no other option than to scam people to survive in the dangerous alleys of New York City

Top Cat is another William Hanna and Joseph Barbera masterpiece. Set in the dark alleys of New York City, this classic cartoon is all about the adventures of a gang of cats lead by ‘Top Cat.’ Due to poor ratings in the U.S., this cartoon was only aired from September 27, 1961 … Read more

Introduction to Popeye

Popeye black and white

Popeye, otherwise known as Popeye the Sailor, is an iconic cartoon character that first appeared on the Thimble Theatre comic strip published by King Features on January 17, 1929. However, the character’s popularity skyrocketed when he appeared in a series of theatrical cartoon shorts aptly called “Popeye the Sailor,” created by Max … Read more

Introduction to Super Friends

Batman and Robin figures

Super Friends is a cartoon show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired on ABC from 1973 to 1985. The main characters that appear on the show are the popular comic book superheroes that teamed up to for the Justice League of America in the DC Comics universe. To emphasize the power of … Read more

Introduction to Fireball XL5

spaceship blasting off into outer space

Fireball XL5 is a science-fiction television series produced by AP Films and aired from October 28, 1962, to October 27, 1968. It is considered as one of the most popular television shows in Britain during the 1960s, and it was also able to become a well-known series in the US thanks to … Read more

Introduction to Sabrina the Teenage Witch

young witch with cat

Sabrina the Teenage Witch, otherwise known as The Sabrina Comedy Hour or The Sabrina Comedy Show to differentiate it with other Sabrina-related cartoons and live-action series, is a cartoon series produced by Filmation and aired on CBS from 1970 to 1974. The show serves as a spin-off to the popular 1970s cartoon … Read more

Introduction to The Road Runner Show

cartoon depiction of a roadrunner

The Road Runner Show is a cartoon TV series that compiled short films featuring the titular character and Wile E. Coyote produced by Warner Bros. Cartoon from 1949 to 1964. The cartoon ran from September 10, 1966, to September 2, 1972. Although the cartoon has ended its production in the 70s, it … Read more

Introduction to The Pink Panther Show

a Pink Panther stuffed toy

The Pink Panther Show is a cartoon series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and aired on NC from 1969 to 1978. Before the creation of the show, the titular Pink Panther character already appeared on several live-action films, although his appearance on those movies is only brief. He was realized as a full-fledged … Read more

Introduction to Space Ghost

cartoon that has a similar concept to Space Ghost

Space Ghost is a cartoon show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired from September 10, 1966, to September 16, 1997. The show stars the titular character Space Ghost, who is a superhero that fights villains in outer space alongside his trusty sidekicks Jan and Jace, as well as the money Blip. Even … Read more

Introduction to Jabberjaw

cartoon version of a shark

Jabberjaw is a cartoon show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and ran from September 11 to December 18, 1976. The show is arguably famous for having an anthropomorphic white shark that bears the same name as the title of the cartoon. Because of Jabberjaw’s popularity, he has appeared in numerous forms of entertainment … Read more

Introduction to Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

planes that look similar to the ones seen in the Dastardly and Muttley show

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, an interestingly named cartoon show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and originally aired from September 13, 1969, to January 3, 1970. Unlike most cartoon shows in the 1970s that focused on new characters, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines already have well-established characters as the … Read more

Introduction to Josie and the Pussycats

guitar on a car seat

Most people probably know Josie and the Pussycats to be the 2001 live-action film starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, and Rosario Dawson, but what some of them don’t know that it is actually based on a cartoon show, which is also based on an Archie comic book. To know more about … Read more

Introduction to Speed Buggy

a real-life dune buggy that looks like Speed Buggy

Speed Buggy is a short-lived cartoon show that aired from September to December 1973. Although it only ran for one season, its subsequent re-airings allowed it to garner a cult following. To know more about what makes Speed Buggy so interesting among cartoon fans, here is an introduction to the timeless Hanna-Barbera … Read more

The History of the Cartoon ‘Wacky Races’

Wacky Races highlights the villains

Are you a fan of car racing? If the answer is yes, then ‘Wacky Races’ is just right for you. This is another classic hit cartoon from the legendary Hanna-Barberaname. The show aired on CBS from September 14, 1968 – January 04, 1969. It’s also been recently rebooted as a series in … Read more

The History of the Cartoon The Magilla Gorilla Show

Magilla did not allow people to exploit him. 'The Magilla Gorilla Show' highlighted that animals must also be treated humanely, just like humans. 

‘The Magilla Gorilla Show’ was one of the top Hanna-Barbera cartoons that aired in the mid-60s. This cartoon series revolves around the story of a trouble-prone but smart ape named Magilla. The shenanigans of this character made the viewers laugh and also intrigued them enough to tune in for the next show. … Read more

The History of the Cartoon Atom Ant

Atom Ant broke the monotony of what could be the longstanding standards in projecting a superhero. Instead of portraying a masculine-figure superhero, Hannah-Barbera chose a tiny ant to be the next protector of the planet

Kids in the 60s would surely include the tiny cartoon superhero Atom Ant in their memories of classic cartoons. This popular cartoon was first aired on NBC in 1965 alongside with The Hillbilly Bears and Precious Pupp in syndication. Atom Ant quickly rose to fame and caught the attention of viewers across … Read more

The History of the Artistic Cartoon Samurai Jack

amurai Jack Title Card/Logo

Samurai Jack is an animated TV series that has an action-adventure theme, which was created by Genndy Tartakovsky. The show aired in Cartoon Network from August 2001 to September 2004, and it has a total of five seasons with 62 episodes. The first episode of Samurai Jack was very iconic and memorable … Read more

The History of the Justice League TV Cartoons

Justice League promotional art

Justice League is an animated television series that ran from 2001 to 2004 in Cartoon Network. This animated TV series is part of the DC animated universe, and it is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Justice League, the animated series is based on the comic book by DC Comic entitled Justice League … Read more

The History of Teen Titans

Teen Titans logo

A lot of DC Comics stories and superhero characters have jumped into the screens, be them big or small. Another fixture of the DC universe, Teen Titans, has its own television series as well. Unlike other DC Comics-based series that had juggernaut starts (such as Batman: The Animated Series or Justice League), … Read more