Top Ten Cartoons With the Best Pilot Episodes

The Top Ten

1 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

This should be number one. I love the pilot episodes like a lot. And they are nicely done.

They should kept the drawing designs in the series

My favourite.

2 Courage The Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.
3 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

The pilot shows Gumball and Darwin as younger selves.
It was shown in Adult Swim.

I totally agree the pilot episode was amazing!

4 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

Do you smell it that smell the kind of smelly smell that smells smelly anchovies

I'm naked my favourite line oh yeah and Barg n' Mart home of all your Spatula needs.

"Today's the Big Day Gary! "
Gets me every time.

This Should be #1 Why because it's good as a 1st epispde

5 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.
6 Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Tommy's hands designs look like adult hands if you pay attention closely.
And his voice grammer sounded very well.

The actual name of the pilot was "Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing"

7 Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

Amazing show with amazing episodes and characters.I love marceline

8 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

Asides Love Death and Robots, this is the best pilot episode for animated show

Best show ever

9 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

Jingle bells batman smells robin layed and egg the batmobile broke its wheels and the joker got away

10 Pound Puppies (1985)

I liked the pilot the one with the characters like you see in the those toys, merchandisers, other products, etc, they should kept the main characters like that in the series instead of replacing some characters for the different ones and should kept the designs.
Plus I like Howler that has more comical personality with a lot of howling in the pilot version.
They should kept it like that for the series.

The Contenders

11 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

Almost nobody got to see the original, but thank god for the remake episode (24 Hours To Live)!

12 Apple & Onion
13 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

The animation in the pilot wasn't great, but overall it was good. I'm glad the animation improved as the series went on.

14 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

The made an American pilot version.
Check on YouTube.

15 Outlaw Star

They made that for the trailers in 1996 or 1997. They should have that as a pilot episode.
But what really curious me is that Jim has a purple bunny rabbit, I don't why the bunny never made it to series. That's a pretty good question.

Check out on YouTube

16 Codename: Kids Next Door Codename: Kids Next Door (also known as Kids Next Door or by its acronym KND) is an American animated television series created by Mr. Warburton for Cartoon Network.
17 Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Fat, Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Bitchy Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Fat, Idiotic ...read more.
18 My Little Pony (1984)

They should kept Firefy, Twighlight, Applejack, especially Bubbles and the designs like that for the series.

19 Bubsy

What could possibly go wrong? Here's your answer!

I did'nt saw that but all I saw was the preview.
It's pretty bad that it did'nt made it to the series.

20 ChalkZone ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon.
21 Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for The Fox Broadcasting Company. It premiered on January 9, 2011 and is still running as of 2017.
22 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.
23 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.
24 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.
25 Battle Toads

Me: 10/10 would NUT meem: canned. me: awww

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