Monday, October 09, 2006

IGN's Top 25 Animated Series

So I was flipping past Adult Swim tonight and I saw one of their oh so entertaining interstitials, this one was a really cool list that they said was recently found on IGN. So After looking it up online, I present to you IGN's list of the Top 25 Primetime Animated Series of All Time. It's a really funny article and I'd recommend you go read it. First though check out the list and tell me if you agree or not. Counting down...

25 - The Jetsons
24 - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
23 - Spawn: The Animated Series
22 - Invader Zim
21 - Sealab 2021
20 - Jonny Quest
19 - Venture Bros.
18 - Powerpuff Girls
17 - Justice League
16 - Aeon Flux
15 - Spongebob Squarepants
14 - King of the Hill
13 - Space Ghost Coast to Coast
12 - The Maxx
11 - Samurai Jack
10 - Home Movies
9 - The Critic
8 - Ren and Stimpy
7 - Star Wars: Clone Wars
6 - Family Guy
5 - Beavis and Butt Head
4 - Futurama
3 - The Flinstones
2 - South Park
1 - The Simpsons

I've got to say I think honestly this is a pretty great list. I find really little to fault here. Some of my favorites here are Aqua Teen, Home Movies, Clone Wars, and my personal favorite Samurai Jack. I get this list, and think it's really very strong overall. I mean you can't dispute the importance of things like The Simpsons, or South Park. And man... the Maxx, that's such a great cartoon too... really these are all great choices. I've got, 11 of these shows on dvd in my home right now. I think the Maxx is the only one that hasn't been put out onto dvd yet. Anyhow, Great list all around.

A few of my other favorites that I'm sad they missed are Transformers (which maybe should actually be on their list), Batman: The Animated Series (as should this), G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, He-Man, Garfield and Friends, Invasion America, Transformers: Beast Wars, Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Astro Boy.... and the list just keeps on going....

I've got to give serious props to Adult Swim. They are consistently the best current producer of animated series overall. The one I'm currently loving most is Metapocalypse, oh and Squidbillies, but they are really blazin in here like gangbusters non-stop garnering 4 of these listed top 25 series all to themselves.

Can you guys think of any significant toons that IGN missed?


Chappy said...

more toons that deserve recognition: All the old Looney Tunes, all the old Disney toons, Daria, Animaniacs, Recess, X-Men (90s, and Evolution), Spider-Man (70s, and 90s), Super Dimension Century Macross, The Smurfs, Gummi Bears, Dr Katz, Reboot, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, The Little Prince, The Real Ghostbusters, Silverhawks, Roughnecks:the Starship Troopers Chronicles, My Pet Monster, Tiny Tunes, The Oblongs, Challenge of the Superfriends, Yogi Bear, Bravestarr, Samurai Pizza Cats, What's New Scooby Doo?, Robotech, C.O.P.S., Ewoks, Barba Papa, Full Metal Panic!, Belle and Sebastian, Orphen, Eek the Cat. Dragonball, Droids, and of course Family Guy

Michael said...

I think that the list was for "Primetime" cartoons. I would argue that a lot of the toons you have listed are of the morning and afternoon variety. I think that Daria is the only Primetime toon that should be on it.

Also, in your comment above you mention Family Guy. It's on the list at #6, are you arguing that it should be higher, or did you not see it on the list.

Chappy said...

Ya actually I realized that Family Guy was in fact on the list like right after I posted the comment and then was just too lazy to go fix it.

As for listing these other toons, I see that you're right, they mostly aren't really primetime, but hey they're still great cartoons.