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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
Does 10 great animated shows even exist?
A troll response not worthy of a reply, but...

Might as well say that 10 great movies don't exist, or 10 great books don't exist.

Animated shows are just words and pictures. There is no limit to how great those words can be, or great the pictures can be.
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How can you all not include The Flintstones?
Important historically, but it doesn't hold up for me personally. At least not well enough to make my top 10.
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Any list that doesn't have Avatar: The Last Airbender on it is a list from someone who never saw Avatar: The Last Airbender.
I wanted to like this, and tried it multiple times, but don't get the appeal at all. Seems like something for 9-16 year olds only, no offense intended.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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I thought he meant step down in quality.
And? How can it be a step down in quality when it existed prior to the thing it's being comparing it to?
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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And? How can it be a step down in quality when it existed prior to the thing it's being comparing it to?
Really?? I get your point, but have never heard of anyone imposing time restrictions on the use of that phrase.

Something from 1950 can be called a step down from something from 2011, imo.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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And? How can it be a step down in quality when it existed prior to the thing it's being comparing it to?
I guess the semantics are what's bothering you?

Would it help if he'd used "A level below" or "Less well done that..."?

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I wanted to like this, and tried it multiple times, but don't get the appeal at all. Seems like something for 9-16 year olds only, no offense intended.
Did you make it to season two? Avatar doesn't actually become epic until Toph shows up.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I think it's just that he said "was a step down" instead of "is a step down."
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Fuck, I don't know. It's just peculiar phrasing. Looking back, I can see DT being being a step down or if you are watching them on DVD for the first time but if you watched them as they aired DT can't possibly be a step down since DD didn't exist yet.

So yeah, I think it's the "was" that threw me and throws the argument out of whack.
Old 05-31-11, 10:22 AM
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Serial Experiments Lain
Cowboy Bebop
Batman: The Animated Series
Futurama
Ren and Stimpy
Rocko's Modern Life
The Simpsons
Family Guy
South Park
Transformers
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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And? How can it be a step down in quality when it existed prior to the thing it's being comparing it to?
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Really?? I get your point, but have never heard of anyone imposing time restrictions on the use of that phrase.

Something from 1950 can be called a step down from something from 2011, imo.
Yeah, same. I don't associate time with the phrase.
Old 05-31-11, 01:24 PM
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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1. Starblazers (shocked no one else has mentioned this yet)
2. Transformers (original run)
3. South Park
4. Futurama

/end thread.
Yeah, I would think Starblazers and/or Robotech would have made several lists. Serialized storytelling, actual deaths (unlike Battle of the Planets where it was edited out), continuity, etc.

Top 10 is tough. Stuff like Transformer, GI Joe, Thundercats, M.A.S.K., He-man and other things that were marketed almost solely to sell toys don't really hold up all that well without the benefit of nostalgia. And some of the 90's superhero stuff like X-men or Spiderman are pretty tough to look at.

Batman TAS certainly is up there, having spawned the whole Timm-verse, which is arguably better than some of the source material, and almost certainly better than the comic books of that era.

Simpsons, for longevity sake, tough I agree with others that it's gone on for too long.

I still like Duck Tales the best of all the Disney shows of that era (even over Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles). Animaniacs also slightly edges out Tiny Toons for WB stuff in that era.

This may also be through rose-colored glasses, as I haven't seen the series in a looong time, but I loved Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse. And his collaboration with Kricfalusi, Ren and Stimpy.

I'm not sure where to put classic stuff like Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Popeye, etc.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Duck Tales >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Darkwing Duck.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Futurama
Rocky and Bullwinkle
King of the Hill
The Simpsons
Beavis and Butthead
Looney Tunes
The Pirates of Darkwater
Kidd Video
Scooby Doo
Superfriends
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I know Darkwing Duck came after Duck Tales, but I thought it was the superior show.

Also, somehow I had forgotten about The Critic and The Last Airbender. I would amend my list to put those on there. I'd take off The Brak Show and Duckman.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Cowboy Bebop
South Park
Futurama
Duckman
Archer
Beavis & Butthead
Superjail
American Dad
Metalocalypse
Squidbillies
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. Futurama
2. Samurai Jack
3. Duck Tales
4. Batman The Animated Series
5. Darkwing Duck
6. American Dad
7. Looney Toons
8. Sym-Bionic Titan
9. South Park
10. The Simpsons
11. Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
Old 06-01-11, 01:35 AM
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

http://tv.ign.com/top-100-animated-tv-series/
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Is there any way to see the list without clicking on each individual freakin' page???

*nevermind. I googled the list and the fact that Clerks (don't get me wrong, I love the Clerks animated series), makes the fucking list and Starblazers doesn't get a mention makes the list a complete joke.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Futurama
3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
4. The Simpsons
5. Justice League / Unlimited
6. Batman: The Animated Series
7. X-Men
8. Invader Zim
9. DuckTales
10. Transformers
Old 06-05-11, 02:28 AM
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Beavis and Butthead
South Park
Family Guy
Tom and Jerry
Scooby Doo
Justice League
Simpsons
GI Joe
Flintstones
Looney Tunes

Given a few more years (of the same or better quality) though, I'll gladly move Archer and Bob's Burgers on to the list and move some kiddie stuff off.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Tom and Jerry
The Flintstones
Scooby Doo
Transformers
Ren and Stimpy
Battle of the Planets
Cowboy Bebop
Johnny Quest
Looney Tunes
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I cannot believe the lack of love for Gargoyles. By far my favorite animated show of all time. Even more, from watching as a ten year old, you go back to these shows and see they were really crap. I watched the first season of Gargoyles recently, and that is not the case. For me, 1-10 is Gargoyles. Such a freaking amazing, epic, masterfully written series that taught a crapload about myths. It was as good as cartoons get.

Gargoyles
Tiny Toons
Ghostbusters
Amimaniacs
Darkling Duck
Ducktales
South Park
Spawn
Futurama
Drawn Together.

There's my top ten.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. Batman TAS
2. Batman Beyond
3. Justice League
4. Superman TAS
5. Spiderman 67
6. Flintstones
7. Jetsons


There are many like Herculoids, Frankenstein Jr, Yogi Bear, Impossibles, Space Ghost -- even Looney Tunes -- that I used to like, but don't think really hold up. I like the idea of owning them and may be watching a few, but they are not something I watch frequently at all. The first 4 on my list I really did enjoy and watched from start to finish. The last 3 on my list I enjoy a lot, but am not obsessive in working my way through my sets. I really think it's more a fact I grew up collecting comics than anything that determines my favorite AS.

I have not really gotten into the Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park or King of the Hill. I have watched enough to like them OK, but have not really gotten obsessive enough to want them all. I feel though like I am missing something with the Simpsons since a friend of mine who has a sense of humor similar to mine is a big fan. Maybe someday.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

My list (not necessarily in order of greatness)

1) Warner Bros. shorts (Bugs Bunny rules, of course)
2) The Flintstones
3) Peanuts TV specials (Just the early stuff 1965-1972; After those years it was getting slower and less funny)
4) Family Guy (1999-2008; About 2009 it became less consistent)
5) South Park
6) Beavis and Butthead
7) The Simpsons (1990-1998; Didn't watch it as much later on)
8) The Beatles
9) Batman/Superman Hour (Filmation 1960's one)
10) Spider-Man (1960's one)

I wasn't a fan of King Of The Hill, but I did watch the episode that Alyson Hannigan was a guest voice on, and she was funny.
I also watched Ren and Stimpy, but it was good for a seemingly all-too-brief period of time when there was a serious changing of the guard and the show went downhill quickly.

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^Damn. How could I forget Peanuts. Definitely in my top 3.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

These still hold up for me today on DVD, thus are my top 10 er 8:

Batman The Animated Series
Tiny Toons
He-Man & She-Ra
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Anamaniacs
DuckTales
Doug
Sealab 2021

As a child I never enjoyed such things as Loony Toons, Flintstones, Jetsons, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, Simpsons, etc.

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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. Simpsons
2. Futurama
3. South Park
4. Venture Bros.
5. Archer
6. Animaniacs
7. Cowboy Bebop
8. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.
9. The Tick
10. Batman animated series

*(Looney Tunes would actually be my #1 pick, but they were initially created for theatrical presentations, so they don't count as "shows")

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