Talk:Lists of animated television series

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Who wants to discern the difference between those two terms? If I recall - anime is broadcast on TV as well. Thus, anime is a form of animation that is broadcast on TV. See TV Tokyo and Cartoon Network. Both are television stations who broadcast animation - either Western domestic animation or Japanese animation. KyuuA4 18:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Last time I remember anime means animated series made in Japan, so isn't that the same thing? TheBlazikenMaster 20:47, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Animé is a Japanese short for animation. An animated series is a television program made up of animation. When we say animé, it doesnt immediately mean as animated series. A number of words are related to the word animation like suspended animation, digital animation, etc. †Bloodpack† 02:47, 7 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe so, but they are still animated series made in Japan. TheBlazikenMaster 16:38, 7 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wallace and Gromit[edit]

Is wallace and gromit really 2000s? I thought they were produced mid nineties. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard cocks (talkcontribs)

It is mid-1990s. I changed it --b. Touch 21:22, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)

A few things:

  • Theatrical cartoons shouldn't be listed, as they are not produced for television.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was first broadcast in 1969.
  • Crusader Rabbit was first broadcast in 1949.
  • The Felix the Cat TV cartoons were first broadcast in 1957.
  • Peanuts never had a series until the 1980s; they had a string of TV specials that were not produced on a regular or dependable schedule.
  • Duplicate series should only be posted if a series stops and then is brought back after having been out of production for a significant amount of time (example: The Jetsons was originally produced in 1962, and never had new episodes made until 1985, so it can be listed twice.)

I corrected the article as such. --b. Touch 21:21, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)

How much does this last point affect scooby-doo? It's been on and off production throughout it's whole lifetime, usually under changing names; although not all it's incarnations are listed here. Richard cocks 08:18, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)
Scooby-Doo ran, uninterrupted, from 1969 to 1986. The name and format may have changed, but it was still the same show. Therefore, only Scooby-Doo, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and What's New, Scooby-Doo? should be ion this list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by B Touch (talkcontribs)

American Only?[edit]

It seems this list does pertain to American animation only. KyuuA4 18:22, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shouldn't this page be 'US Animated television series' ? - Ravedave 20:10, 20 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, there are series from other countries listed too - quite a few French series, some British ones, and various others. --Bonalaw 08:40, 21 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The list is highly incomplete in that case. In the introduction, it states it is only a "sample list" whatever that means. It also says "the list omits most [anime] series", but gives no restrictions as to which to actually include. --Kamasutra 18:33, 14 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree; there is a very obvious U.S. bias in the list. As this is just a "sample list", the list should be restricted to notable or influential series only, and not limited mainly to the U.S. (there are a number of anime series that one would consider influential, for example). Or better yet, the list could/should be removed entirely. —Matthew0028 21:27, 23 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes its Biased. Please fix this list.
I think the best way to fix this list is for people to contribute more non-US series to it, and to get rid of the US-oriented introduction section. It's possible that only US television watchers have contributed so far - feel free to add some! T He He 07:46, 19 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've finished off the 80s section today with BCDB information it's now up to the main maintainers to put my new updates into date or alphabetical order and to put the correct amount of episodes onto it hope those 80s updates were good enough as the 80s deserves much better than what we had. (Wrestletube1 (talk) 15:57, 18 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]

I'm thinking of updating 90s eventually as well with more BCDB info's but I don't know yet but I feel that deserves more respect as well as I grew up with the 80s and 90s cartoons as well as repeats of old 60s & 70s stuff also on during the period. Somebody else do it if I don't get to it at all. (Wrestletube1 (talk) 16:01, 18 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]


How the hell did InuYasha get put under 1960s? Geez, someone should police this place —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Shouldn't the name of this list be changed..?[edit]

..since there are many more titles of animated television series than only the onece on this list... maybe the title should be changed to something on the lines of Notable or Influential animated television series ...?--Acidburn24m 19:32, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

But what qualifies a series as notable? I think the list is the problem, not the title. Anyone catching omissions should add them in. --Maxrandom777 16:25, 14 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Someone missed Naruto (HOW COULD THEY!!!)... I added it though...[edit]

I added Naruto to the list and I placed a template {incomplete} because there may be other animation shows missing. Please add all you can guys. Thanks, --Kabuto Yakushi 17:38, 28 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is another show missed that i watched as a child but i cant remember the name of it[edit]

for the life of me. It was about a high school of monsters and a weedy teacher comes and has to teach them. It had Frankensteins child, a weird vamp girl, mummy child, so on. 12:57, 4 November 2006

That'd be Gravedale High. I'm disappointed in myself that I actually remember that. Barryap 15:56, 19 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

me too... i watch an anime where there is a metal robot cat... i forget the name, but not sure if it is on the list...Ragnaroknike 16:11, 29 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lead Section[edit]

I don't think that an introduction is needed for this list beyond a simple: "This is a list of animated television series. An animated series is a television series produced by means of animation." (my reading of Wikipedia:List guideline). Anything else belongs in a separate article.

I'll make the changes tomorrow if there's no further discussion T He He 07:43, 19 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately, animated television series also redirects here. I think the details of the lead section should be sent over there in place of the redirection. It needs serious cleanup though. Chovain 08:00, 19 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've removed the lead section to this article, although I do agree that there are other places for it to go. As the intro is very specifically oriented at cartoons (particularly American cartoons) than the more general 'animated series' I've changed the redirect at Cartoon Series Cartoon series to the intro as it was, keeping the cleanup tag, but I've kept animated television series as a redirect. I don't think the previous intro was generalised enough for the latter. T He He 08:49, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Uh, why is this page called "List of animated television series" and then have categories for "1910s", "1930s", and "1940s" when during those time periods televison either hadn't been invented yet, or were not widely distributed enough for it to have television programing for it? I think this page either needs to be renamed or those sections need to be moved. -- Grandpafootsoldier 01:04, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good point. From History of television it seems that broadcasting was begun around 1928 to 1929 in Europe/US, although televisions were not common. More relevantly, going to each of the cartoons mentioned up to 1950s - Felix the Cat, Popeye and Crusader Rabbit makes it clear that at some point during their history they were specifically produced for television, although it was not the initial medium. The only solution I can think of is to try to ensure that production dates are kept strictly to dates of production for television - but that may be hard to determine for some series. What do you think? T He He 01:33, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"1910s", "1930s", and "1940s" see list of anmation tiaterical shorts series.The Tramp 10:34, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What if the show was canceled, then began again?[edit]

As in, if the show was canceled in the 90's but then started up (as in making new episodes again) in the 2000's, should it be listed under both? Or no?

Anything that starts with a "The"[edit]

As the list is in alphabetical order should any that begin with the word "The" should be listed in true alphabetical order tradition like should "The Simpsons" be listed as a T or should it be listed as an S? --Yuri Elite 18:55, 21 May 2007 (GMT)

Generally titles that start with "The" are listed under the following word, e.g. The Simpsons would be listed under S. Always a good thing to clear up on a list as long as this one! T He He 11:30, 24 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

External Links[edit]

I'm deleting the The Top Christian Cartoon Series List from the External Link section as I do not consider it to be a significant link for this page. Feel free to debate it with me though. T He He 11:35, 24 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

adding a "See Also" section in the articles listed here[edit]

Adding a See also section of List of animated television series in the articles listed here would be helpful. Theres too many listed here, and one can start adding now. Thanks! †Bloodpack† 13:55, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Centralized TV Episode Discussion[edit]

Over the past months, TV episodes have been redirected by (to name a couple) TTN, Eusebeus and others. No centralized discussion has taken place, so I'm asking everyone who has been involved in this issue to voice their opinions here in this centralized spot, be they pro or anti. Discussion is here [1]. Even if you have not, other opinions are needed because this issue is affecting all TV episodes in Wikipedia. --Maniwar (talk) 23:18, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

garbage pale kids[edit]

I remember watching this show from (i think) nickelodeon. Anyone remember it? †Bloodpack† 15:38, 4 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's added into one of the late 80s now which was when it was made. Anyway it's in the wiki database now thanks to my BCDB mega updates which are now finished for 80s which I may do 90s as well some time. (Wrestletube1 (talk) 16:05, 18 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Unknown cartoon about Cats[edit]

There was a old cartoon late 80's early 90's I remember but can't figure out what it was called. I think it was called "The Scratch C.A.T.S." or something like that they roamed around and saved the world like James Bond, and Heathcliff type, it was a bit like the movie Cats & Dogs but released quite a while before that I think. Would anyone know the name of this cartoon? I know its not Scratchcats. (Floppydog66 (talk) 13:48, 21 July 2008 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Hello, did you mean SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron?

Define: YEAR[edit]

We need a definition, preferable on the page, to indicate what is meant by the YEAR collum.

What it includes and doesn't include. Personally I would prefer it only pertaining to original run air-dates in the show's home country.

Currently Yogi Bear is listed as 35 eps from 1958-1988 = 30 years for a 35 eps show. This doesn't work well.

The other dates that might make sense is the production date, as this is when the work captures the values of the society it was created in. But This is a list of TV shows, so I think the Air dates ON Tv are more important in this context.

Reruns and Syndication, shouldn't be included as any show could be realistically shown again at any time. Larek (talk) 18:51, 6 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

higgle and giggle cartoons[edit]

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X-Men someone add[edit]

The 1992 X-Men series. How did that get missed?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:08, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May be added if I do what I'm thinking of doing and that is updating the 90s with more BCDB results just like I did the 80s as both really deserve more respect as in a mega update for each year. (Wrestletube1 (talk) 16:16, 18 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Did I dream this?[edit]

Can you name the early sixties carton involving a small fiesty american character, possibly from out west, gun-toting and drove a car at one point. I just cannot find a name for this cartoon.

And what about Deputy Dawg - should that be added. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stuffed cat (talkcontribs) 18:38, 24 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have added Deputy Dawg. Thanks for the suggestion.--Cattus talk 16:42, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Somebody help me out here[edit]

I grew up in Montreal, Canada and sometime in the 80s I was watching animated series that had a big impact on me. But I was very young and can't remember the name. I thought it might be Goldorak (french version) but it isn't. All I can remember today is the climactic finale ended in a swimming pool where the bad guy was finally defeated. Anyone have any idea which series that might be? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:51, 16 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

removing Lancelot Link[edit]

I'm going to remove "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp" from this list, because it doesn't belong. It's not animation, and even other Wiki articles don't refer to it as such. Elsquared (talk) 05:38, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't forget some stuff could be on both animated & live mediums like an entry I put into 80s in my BCDB mega update Gentle Ben I think it was. I'd check on the BCDB first to see if the animated one exists. I've only ever looked at 80s & 90s on BCDB and I don't think even myself has seen that one. lol. I'll check now. Edit: Nope, doesn't exist via a BCDB search neither. (Wrestletube1 (talk) 16:12, 18 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]

WorldCat Genres[edit]

Hello, I'm working with OCLC, and we are algorithmically generating data about different Genres, like notable Authors, Book, Movies, Subjects, Characters and Places. We have determined that this Wikipedia page has a close affintity to our detected Genere of animated-films. It might be useful to look at [2] for more information. Thanks. Maximilianklein (talk) 22:58, 5 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]