Animated cartoon has been part of our lives since childhood, and we all grew up watching them. While the popularity of animated cartoons has seen many ups and downs, it has always been important to modern American culture.
Today, in this article, we’ll talk about the animated cartoon series that had the most significant impact on modern culture.
There was a time when now-famous Cartoon Network was struggling to stay relevant; it was just playing reruns of older popular animated series. But then things changed in 1996 when Dexter’s Laboratory became the first show on the network. The zany, brainy show became the first of Cartoon Network’s original content.
The show was revolutionary as it introduced some of the new iconic 90s cartoon characters. Dexter’s laboratory also introduced us to one of the creative minds like Seth MacFarlane (actor, comedian), who began his career as a writer for Dexter’s lab.
Its already been six decades since the only season of the Jetsons aired back in 1962, and we’re still using this iconic animated series as one of the benchmarks when we talk about the future. The show is about a nuclear family living in 2062 with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos, such as jet packs, robot maids, and flying cars.
When you think about cartoons before the 90s, you’ll probably think of shows like Scooby-Doo, Justice League, and Transformers; all these shows portrayed a fantasy world. Then in 1991 came Rugrats, and suddenly, popular weekend morning cartoons were showing a world to which the kids relate. These cartoons also reflected the things they experience in daily life. For this very reason, Rugrats remains one of the shows that impacted our modern culture.
Teen Titans premiered back in 2003, and it quickly rose to the top of Cartoon Network’s rating charts and also got a primetime spot on the channel. This show was not based on any comic books release by DC, but still, people loved it. The show became so popular that DC comics even released comic books based on Teen Titan characters. Fans were pretty disappointed when it ended just after five seasons. But seeing the fame of the show, DC re-released it in 2018, and its third season is all set to be released this year.
There’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t have seen this Japanese anime. It has around for more than 100 of species of creatures in the series. Pokémon had a similar style to the previous Japanese animated series, but somehow it exploded in the showbiz world and had generated more than $40 billion in revenue. Pokémon still today is one of the most loved cartoon series not only in Japan or America but all over the world.
These were the top 5 cartoon series that was loved by fans and had an impact on modern American culture. We’re sure that you have watched all these cartoon series, but if you haven’t for whatsoever reason, you should watch them right now.