Most of us like the simplistic and accessible source of recreation. Not only children but some adults as well love to live in colorful world of fantasies, imagination and dreams, cartoons are originally made for them. Cartoons are the most frequent source of entertainment provided to children now a day. Cartoons narrate innocent stories just like kids. They have many revealing and enlightening aspects. Almost all the cartoons have some physiological effect on mind that is displayed in the behaviour of children, so parents should always be conscious while the cartoons are exposed to their children. Cartoons provide the wide range from fairy tales like ‘Winx club’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to action based cartoons like ‘Ben Ten’. Many cartoons serve for educational purposes as well such as ‘Dora the explorer’, ‘Blue Clues’ ( helps mind building and constructive learning in children). The important thing is that parents and elders should make the children realize that cartoons are fantasy and has no real value or identity. But they are fun, watching them drowning, bombed, smashed, crushed but still alive. Below is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Best Cartoons 2013-2014.
10. Looney Tunes
‘Looney tunes’ is a cartoon series of Warner Bros. It is a successful and popular cartoon series since its creation and had exceeded Walt Disney cartoons. Today it has many funny, cute and interesting characters as Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales, Taz, Marvin and Martin, Wile E and Road Runner. These all are referred as Loony Tunes characters. Buggs bunny is called as Cultural Iron and is most popular. The cutest series is Baby Loony Tunes, children as well as adults love to watch them any time. Loony tunes short cartoon films are regarded as the best cartoon movies of all time.
9. Ben 10
Ben 10 is an American Media Franchise. It is a creation of ‘Man of Action’ and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios. This cartoon series has gained an immense popularity among action loving kids. The franchise is about a boy who has an alien device that turns him into 10 different alien creatures to eliminate the trouble and save others from danger. This watch like device is called as Omnitrix. 100 million Ben 10 toys have been sold worldwide so far and this cartoon series have received three Emmy Awards as well. This series is still gaining the popularity and interest of children.
8. Phineas and Ferb
It is an American Musical comedy series produces by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The main characters are Phineas and his step brother Ferb. All the day long they both work on some new grand project to annoy their sister, who is always search of chance to reveal their secret to mother. In the cartoons Pary the Platypus works as an agent for Organization Without a Cool, against the evil scientist Doof. These two characters interact and destroy the grand project of the brothers just before it is being revealed in front of their mother every time. This is a family series and be enjoyed by all.
7. South Park
This series was created for Comedy Central television network by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It is an American Adult Animated sitcom. It is very popular TV animated show majorly for mature audience. This series have been awarded for one of the greatest TV cartoons of all time in 2013. It is famous for its surreal humor covering wide range of many important topics. Audience is entertained by its crude language. There are total of sixteen seasons of this show and 238 episodes. It is about the adventures of four boys in and around the Colorado town.
6. SpongeBob SquarePants
It is a creation of marine biologist and an animator Stephen Hillenburg. It is a very popular American animated series and has now become the media franchise. Children usually watch these cartoon series on Nickelodeons as it is highest rated show on this channel. It is about the adventures of a little character sponge bob and his friends in the underwater city and chronicles the exploits. It is also ranked as one of the greatest cartoon shows of all the time in 2013 and is really admired by children.
5. The Powerpuff girls
‘The Powerpuff girls’ is an American animated series with lot of attractions and wonders (Mostly fantasied by the little girls). It was produced for Cartoon Network Studios by Cartoon network directed by animator Craig McCracken. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are three kindergarten girls with amazing superpowers. They live in the city of Townsville with their father (creator/inventor), they are called by the funny mayor to save the city from nearby criminals. These series have been awarded many times and is really admired by the children.
4. Winx Club
It is an Italian animated series. It was first Italian series to be sold in US. It contains the elements of action, fantasy, adventure and romance featured with comedy as well. This series is created, produced and directed by Iginio Straffi. The three different schools in the Dimension of Magix train young fairies, witches and warriors and wizards. The main characters are Bloom and her five friends Stella, Flora, Tacna, Musa and Aisha. They call them a Winx Club and go on the adventures together where they undergo the pretty fairy transformations and unlock their magical abilities against evils. Blooms friends also help her to find her parents and identity. The ways they dress up, the way they transform, their wardrobes, hairstyles, walk and dance are the main attractions of the series.
3. Adventure Time
It is an American animated series produced by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network, the main character is a human boy named Finn. The series is characterized by the elements of adventure, comedy-drama and science fantasy. It has become a viral hit on internet. Finn with his close friends, adoptive brother and a dog goes on some adventure each episode, the dog with magical powers. On their way they interact with other interesting characters of the series as Princess Bubblegum, Ice King and Marceline the Vampire Queen. The science fantasy on adventures is its main attraction loved by children.
It was a creation of Japanese manga series which later became an Asian franchise amine series, and had been awarded several times for its excellence. This series is about the Robotic Cat named Doraemon who travelled back from 22nd century to help the lazy boy named Nobita Nobi through the 22nd century’s gadgets. Most of its episodes are comedy with the lessons of punctuality, honesty, truth, respect, courage, and care for animals, care of environment and helping others. Doraemon was sent back to time by the great grandson of Nobita, as Nobita was facing misfortunes and miseries always. Doraemon became best friend with Nobita and his friends as well. Doraemon helped Nobita through his gadgets which he had in his Four-dimensional pocket. This series really provoke imagination and fantasy among children.
1. The Simpsons
It is an American animated sitcom which is very famous and liked all over the world. This series comprises of 24 seasons since 1989 and its latest season ended in May, 2013. The next season’s set has been unveiled and people are desperately waiting for this upcoming season.These cartoons have the top record of receiving many awards.
It is the longest running American animated show. It is produced by Matt Groening for FOX Broadcasting Company. It is a satirical parody of middle class American lifestyle. The family members named Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie (originally as well). It is mostly admired as it doesn’t feature much of fiction or fantasy but exhibits true American culture, society and many important aspects of human life. It is set in the town of Springfield.