Top Ten Best Decades for Animated Television

The Top Ten
1 1990-2000

Despite what nostalgists think, the 1990's animated shows were not that good, and only a few of them are. The Timon and Pumbaa show sucked and it was the worst show of this generation. The 1990's shows also introduced gross-out humor and popular culture references, which not all shows need to have them all the time. On a positive note, the 1990's introduced the first generation of Pokemon so I can forgive that.

This was decade that introduced cartoons that people still talk about over two decades later. Some of them even aged well. They were cleverly written and designed not to be patronizing. I loved Animaniacs, Powerpuff Girls, Batman: The Animated Series, Rugrats, and DragonBall Z.

The 90's really had such amazing cartoons. I was very lucky to grow up then. The early 90's had some of the most underrated gems of the century

2 2000-2010

A lot of great anime came in this decade, as well as anime-inspired western animation. Probably the best decade for animated television if you're an anime fan. (I don't get why so many people hate 4kids so much)

Sonic X came out at this time, and I have to tell you; it's still a lot better than SatAM and Sonic Boom will ever be.

Why it is second to last astounds me..

3 1920-1930

Television wasn't around this time (I think) as the earliest animated shorts and features played in movie theaters before heading to television, and many appeared in black and white before appearing in color.

4 1930-1940

This is an okay era of animation although not the best. At least artists at the time actually had artistic freedom and didn't have to worry about being racist or other problems with political correctness. (People can't seem to separate fiction from reality these days)

5 1940-1950

Now, this is the era where animated shorts are at their prime. But again, the World War II propaganda shorts were also made at this time, some better than others.

6 1950-1960

I think this is where the earliest T.V. animation was introduced. Correct me if I'm wrong.

7 2010-2020

This decade was good until I found out that The Lion Guard is in the works. TLG has got to be the worst show of this generation even if it's not out yet, since I'm afraid that it'll teach kids the wrong way of nature (hyenas = bad, all other animals = good) when hyenas in RL (real-life) are not the evil villains that TLK and TLG's characters are and can actually be important to our environment as much as any other wild animal. I'm afraid that the 2010's is turning into the new 1990's with all these revivals of old shows, so-called "good cartoons" and now that we have a new Lion King spin off coming.

Even if it's not as good as most other Sonic shows, I still like Sonic Boom. Have yet to play the games, though.

Honestly, hardly anything beats Gravity Falls.

8 1960-1970

This decade can be seen as special since anime started to become mainstream at the time.

Anime is special?
It's not even animation.

9 1980-1990

Ah, the 1980's was my childhood. Many great animated movies and T.V. shows came during this era.

10 1970-1980

I know that the 1970's introduced adult animation, but not much else. Many consider it to be the worst decade for animation.

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