My Favourite Animated Shorts & TV Series

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1. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,551

2. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,525

3. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,968

4. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 8,943

5. The Adventure of Panda and Friends: Panda Family! (1972)

34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Yasuo Yamada

Votes: 1,562

6. The Adventure of Panda and Friends: The Circus in the Rain (1973)

Not Rated | 38 min | Animation, Short, Family

This is the sequel history of "Panda. Go, Panda. (1972)". The trio (the young girl orphan, a panda cub and his father) are joined by a tiger cub who has escaped from a circus.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yûko Maruyama, Yoshiko Ohta

Votes: 805

7. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

Stars: Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden, Richard Blackburn

Votes: 1,337

8. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 14,909

9. Sherlock Hound (1984–1985)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

The adventures of the canine detective Sherlock Hound and his loyal companions Dr. Watson, Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade.

Stars: Taichirô Hirokawa, Kôsei Tomita, Yôko Asagami, Patricia Parris

Votes: 1,095

10. He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 51 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

He-Man and She-Ra join together to stop Horde Prime from ruining Christmas for some Earth children stranded on Eternia.

Directors: Bill Reed, Ernie Schmidt | Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lana Beeson

Votes: 1,126

11. She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free.

Stars: Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin, Linda Gary

Votes: 4,535

12. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 4,222

13. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 11,862

14. Red's Dream (1987)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Family

With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 5,817

15. Tin Toy (1988)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Family

A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 8,818

16. Knick Knack (1989)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 12,021

18. G.I. Joe (1990–1992)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action

Based on Hasbro's line of toy soldiers. "G. I. Joe is America's top secret mobile strike force team. The mission: to defend freedom. The threat: Cobra, an evil organization bent on world ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Brown, Garry Chalk, Christopher Collins, Suzanne Errett-Balcom

Votes: 1,136

19. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 77,175

20. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 34,357

21. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 23,675

22. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

Votes: 12,406

23. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 77,740

24. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 22,104

25. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 26,971

26. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 37,350

27. Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men (2002–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

On the planet Eternia, a young prince gains the ability to become a powerful warrior to defend Castle Grayskull against the dark lord Skeletor.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil, Brian Dobson

Votes: 2,450

28. Mike's New Car (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman

Votes: 11,180

29. Chase Me (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

While escaping a dull party, Bruce Wayne finds Catwoman robbing a vault and gives chase as Batman.

Director: Curt Geda

Votes: 667

30. Monkey Dust (2003–2005)

29 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

A definitely-not-for-children animated series with each episode made up of an array of perverse skits.

Stars: Tom Hillenbrand, Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Votes: 1,809

31. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 35,438

32. Burn-E (2008)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 9,288

33. Dug's Special Mission (2009 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Alpha, Beta, and Gamma try to keep Dug out of their way while they hunt for Kevin the Snipe. However, their instructions for his "very special mission" keep backfiring on them.

Director: Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, Edward Asner

Votes: 4,826

34. Partly Cloudy (2009)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Babies both human and animal are created up in the stratosphere, by the clouds themselves. One cloud specializes in "dangerous" babies, creating a challenge for his loyal stork that has to deliver them.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson

Votes: 18,390

35. The Ricky Gervais Show (2010–2012)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Talk-Show

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

Votes: 14,772

36. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 15,335

37. G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010–2011)

Animation, Action, Adventure

This animated series shows the Joes on the run from the Government, trying to clear their names and stop their evil nemesis, Cobra.

Stars: Jason Marsden, Matthew Yang King, Kevin Michael Richardson, Natalia Cigliuti

Votes: 875

38. The Spectre (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 2,248

39. Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Zach Callison, James Garner, Josh Keaton, Danica McKellar

Votes: 6,362

40. Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

Directors: Angus MacLane, Dylan Brown | Stars: Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Tim Allen, Bob Bergen

Votes: 4,774

41. Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

Director: Gary Rydstrom | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 6,570

42. Catwoman (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 15 min | Animation, Short, Action

Catwoman attempts to track down a mysterious cargo shipment that is linked to a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Eliza Dushku, John DiMaggio, Liliana Mumy, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 2,527

43. Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

Directors: Mark A. Walsh, Dylan Brown | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Corey Burton

Votes: 4,921

44. Toy Story of Terror (2013 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers

Votes: 12,137

45. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld | Star: Sarah Jaffe

Votes: 7,789

46. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 290,508

47. Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

It's a post-Christmas play-date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 8,607

48. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018– )

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstrous invaders the Horde.

Stars: Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka, Marcus Scribner

Votes: 4,330

49. Sgt. Rock (2019 Video)

15 min | Animation, Short

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Star: Karl Urban

Votes: 19