Animation is more difficult to evaluate than other genres. After all, so many of our earliest TV memories are linked to an animated series, short, or rare. Certainly, traditional critical tools like reason, logic, and other rational criteria will struggle to penetrate the impenetrable nostalgia.
Popeye The Sailor Man
Popeye is a sailor, who lives in a garbage can and can defeat any guy, regardless of size. Thanks to the magical strength of spinach. “Popeye” began as a newspaper comic strip. But when the theatrical short films began appearing on television in the 1950s, it became a hit. Even though they never saw the television show, Popeye the Sailor ,an is a well-known character.
Pokémon first appeared on-screen as a series of games for the Nintendo Gameboy. Later, it quickly grew into a juggernaut. Nearly everything is associated with the Japanese pocket monsters, especially the cute Pikachu. It was taught to children to feed, breathe, and drink. Above all, the Fox network was revitalized by the series in the 1990s, and it is now one of the most successful animation franchises ever.
Dexter, a boy genius with a vast secret laboratory underneath his home, was introduced to Cartoon Network viewers in 1996. The series went on to become one of Cartoon Network’s highest-rated series, winning a Primetime Emmy Award in 1996. Above all, Tartakovsky became one of the most well-known voices in animation as a result of the series, and he left in 1999 to begin work on his next movie, “Samurai Jack.”
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks have been around since the 1960s, when their song “Witch Doctor” soared to the top of the charts. On NBC in 1983, the rascally Alvin, the bookish Simon, and the loveable Theodore (the first two voiced by Bagdasarian, Jr., and the latter by Karman) got up to all kinds of mischief in “Alvin and the Chipmunks.”
“Rugrats” is one of Nickelodeon’s first big hits, incorporated humor for kids and adults in a vivid ’90s cartoon box.
The show was a huge hit when it first aired in 1991. Subsequently, it went on to become a Nickelodeon franchise behemoth. From 2003 to 2008, the series had a short-lived spin-off with the characters maturing into teenagers. Above all, there are plans for a reboot in 2021.