A trip down the memory lane: Revisiting some of the best animated series of last century

WION Edge: From 1900-2010, this list of your favourite cartoons will take you back to your childhood

Fantasmagorie

Fantasmagorie

An animated film by French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Emile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation, and considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon. (Breve Storia del Cinema - Flickr) (Others)

Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat

The first character-driven series of animated cartoons began as Feline Follies (Felix the Cat) in 1919. (Wikimedia) (Others)

The Skeleton Dance

The Skeleton Dance

The Skeleton Dance is a 1929 Silly Symphony animated short subject produced and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks. (Wikimedia) (Others)

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. Mickey has become one of the world's most recognizable characters and is the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. (The Three Caballeros) (Others)

Popeye the Sailor

Popeye the Sailor

Popeye the Sailor is an American animated series of comedy short films based on the titular comic strip character created by E. C. Segar. In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted Segar's characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. (KlassicCartoons- Youtube) (Others)

Donald Duck

Donald Duck

Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie. Donald is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech and his mischievous and temperamental personality. (Evan Clark - Flickr) (Others)

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom and Jerry. (momokacma- Flickr) (Others)

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation (Phil Wolff - Flickr) (Others)

Superman

Superman

Fleischer Superman cartoons are a series of animated short films released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman, and making it his first animated appearance. (Wikimedia commons) (Others)

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Casper

Casper the Friendly Ghost is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name. As his name indicates, he is a ghost, yet he is quite personable. (Stock-Free) (Others)

Chip and Dale

Chip and Dale

Chip and Dale are two chipmunk cartoon characters created in 1943, at Walt Disney Productions. Their names are a pun based on the name of the famous 18th-century cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. (hlynncruz- Flickr) (Others)

Huckleberry Hound

Huckleberry Hound

Huckleberry first showed up in 1957 and in 1958. In 1961, it won the first Emmy award given to an animated show. His signature was singing a bad version of “Oh My Darling, Clementine. (Kevin Dooley - Flickr) (Others)

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

The Flintstones ran on ABC TV from 1960 to 1966. It was basically aimed at adults and was the first to do so. The premise of the show was Fred always trying to improve the life of his family and trying to get away with as much as he could. (Mott Marvin Kornicki - Flickr) (Wikimedia Commons) (Others)

The Pink Panther

Pink Panther

The Pink Panther animated shorts produced between December 18, 1964 and February 1, 1980 by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises Ninety-two shorts were released theatrically, and eventually appeared on Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show starting in 1969. (Wikimedia commons) (Others)

The Jetsons

The Jetsons

The show debuted in September of 1962 on ABC. It was a space-aged Flintstones. The show was about George and his family and their lives in the 21st century. George lived in a high-rise apartment with his wife Jane, his two children Elroy and Judy, robot maid Rosie and dog Astro. (Getty)

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. (spadge6868 - Flickr) (Others)

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats is based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo. (theNerdPatrol - Flickr) (Others)

He-Man

He-Man

He-Man is the principal character of a series of comic books and several animated television series, characterized by his superhuman strength. In most variations, he is the alter ego of Prince Adam. He-Man and his friends attempt to defend the realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. (Leviathan420 - Flickr) (Others)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are four fictional teenaged anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance Italian artists. They were trained by their anthropomorphic rat sensei in the art of ninjutsu. From their home in sewers of New York City, they battle petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated creatures, and alien invaders while attempting to remain hidden from society. (Robert Black - Flickr) (Others)

Recess

Recess

Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates and teachers. (osmond.nguyen - Flickr) (Others)

Pokemon

Pokemon

Pokemon is a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 and is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokemon", which humans, known as Pokemon Trainers, catch and train to battle each other for sport. (sassysweetie_16 - Flickr) (Others)

Ed, Edd n Eddy

Ed, Edd n Eddy

Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd and Eddy who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach Creek. (Nek0Alex Follow - Flickr) (Others)

The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three girls with superpowers, as well as their father, the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional city of Townsville, USA. (Dixie_JC Follow - Flickr) (Others)

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible. The series centers on the title character, a muscular and boorish man who tries to get women to date him, though he is usually unsuccessful. He ends up in bizarre situations and predicaments. (David Ford - Flickr) (Others)

SWAT Kats

SWAT Kats

The Radical Squadron is an American animated television series created by Christian Tremblay and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The titular SWAT Kats are two vigilante pilots who possess a state-of-the-art fighter jet with an array of weaponry. (Ivy Suen- Flickr) (Others)

Captain Planet

Captain Planet

Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle. The program is a form of edutainment and advocates environmentalism. (Mel GX - Flickr) (Others)

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. (Marcelo Silk Screen - Flickr) (Others)

Ben 10

Ben 10

Ben 10 revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device (the Omnitrix) which allows the wearer to transform into ten different alien creatures.(mahmut zencer - Flickr) (Others)

Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. The series follows Jack, a time-displaced samurai, in his singular quest to travel back in time and defeat the tyrannical demon Aku. (philipcdavis - Flickr) (Others)

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius and inventor with a secret laboratory, who constantly battles his sister Dee Dee in an attempt to keep her out of the lab. He also engages in a bitter rivalry with his neighbor and fellow-genius Mandark. (Feng,Cheng-Tsung - Flickr) (Others)

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth. It follows a purple anthropomorphic beagle who lives with a married elderly couple in the middle of Nowhere. The trio are frequently thrown into bizarre misadventures, often involving the paranormal/supernatural. (Tan Yaho - Flickr) (Others)