With the help of computer animation, cartoons are better than ever—and they're not just for kids anymore. Here are the best animated movies of so far. Amazon iTunes. The gang of monsters are back, this time setting sail on an exotic cruise one must take a break from being terrifying, after all , on which Dracula himself falls for the ship's captain—who happens to be the great-granddaughter of his vampire-hunting nemesis, Van Helsing.
The oldest cartoons predate Steamboat Willie by a few decades and people were already toying with animating pictures in the mid to late s — even people from the paleolithic era attempted to depict motion in their cave drawings. Although there were a few early attempts of animated drawings, the items on this list are considered to be the earliest cartoons. Of all the early cartoons on this list, Steamboat Willie is the most iconic as it is considered the official debut of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The film was the third featuring Mickey to be produced, but the first to be released.
The s were truly halcyon days for the animation world. Pre-internet, Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons were filled with every type of cartoon imaginable, and primetime TV also got into the act with more adult animated options. Some of the first animated sitcoms started appearing on television in the s. Throughout the s and s, cartoon series continued to proliferate, offering child- and adult-aged viewers a variety of programming. Fox Kids launched in
Please don't list this on a work's page as a trope. Examples can go on the work's YMMV tab. Animation has the reputation of being a frivolous medium suitable primarily for children, ages 12 and under. There are many sociological theories as to how and why this trope originated, but one of the most common theories is that it's a by-product of the rise of animation on television in the '50s and '60s with many adults disinterested in the low quality of many of these, and thus only kids being able to tolerate it, as well as television at the time being marketed as a way of keeping kids quiet and the rise of parental groups arguing for more government regulation on the content of these programs.