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An animated series is one of the most exciting forms of entertainment. Find out what makes them so special here.

Animated Series is the Best Form of Entertainment!

An animated series usually involves a lot of animated works that are related to each other. The episodes of a series involve the same main characters, some secondary characters, and basic theme. A miniseries is an animated series having a definite number of episodes. There are some series having no definite end. So, the number of episodes is not predetermined. Animated series can be viewed on the internet, in movie theatres, on television, etc. The animated series is available in a wide range of genres. That is why it can be enjoyed by toddlers, children, teens, as well as adults. 

Animated Television Series

Animated series are most commonly viewed on television. These are usually broadcast on a daily or weekly basis and have a definite time slot. Some are weekday series, whereas some are weekend series. The duration of the episodes is around 30 minutes or less than that (in case of advertisements in between). Some series also make 10 to 11 minutes short clips and punch them together to fill the time slot. Previously, animated television series like cartoons were mainly based on comedy. Nowadays they are available in several genres. 

Animated Series Broadcasting Networks

Some of the current tv networks broadcasting animated series are:

  • Tiny Pop
  • Pop
  • PBS Kids
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies
  • CITV
  • Universal Kids
  • Teletoon
  • Cartoonito
  • Boomerang
  • DIY Network
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Channel
  • Nicktoons
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Discovery Family
  • Cartoon Network
  • Tooniverse
  • Kids Station
  • AT-X
  • TV Tokyo
  • Adult Swim

The Most Popular Animated Television Series

An incredibly popular animated television series is “Spongebob SquarePants”, with an IMDB rating of 8.2. The first episode of Spongebob was released on 1st May 1999. The main character of this series is Squarebob, a yellow sea sponge residing in a submerged pineapple. Spongebob is extremely optimistic and energetic. His favorite hobby is catching Jellyfish. His best friend’s name is Patrick Star, a pink starfish residing under a rock. The series is all about the adventures of Spongebob and his friends in Bikini bottom (a fictional city situated underwater). The creator of this series is Stephen Hillenburg, an animator and a Marine Science educator. This American Animated series was broadcast on Nickelodeon and it is the highest rated animated series ever aired on Nickelodeon. It is a comedy series. Some of the most hilarious Spongebob quotes are going to get hooked to your brain and make you laugh for days. Spongebob SquarePants won several awards like:

  • 2 BAFTA Children’s Awards
  • Eighteen Kid’s Choice Awards
  • 4 Emmy Awards
  • 8 Golden Reel Awards
  • 6 Annie Awards

Theatrical Animated Series

Animated shows like Tom and Jerry short films were shown in movie theatres from 1940 – 1967.

Video Animated Series

There are several animated series that are available on the internet. You can just search it up and view it on your mobile or PC.

Web Series

When animated series are produced and designed for streaming services, they are called “Web Series”. “Eddsworld” and “Happy Tree Friends” are two such examples.

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