Great Black Animations

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1. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 25,229

2. Black Dynamite (2011–2015)

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

The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite and his crew. Action comedy-spoof that follows ex-C.I.A. Agent and full-time ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, Tommy Davidson

Votes: 3,682

3. The PJs (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The show, created by Eddie Murphy (who provides Stubbs' voice), follows the ... See full summary »

Stars: Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Michele Morgan, Pepe Serna

Votes: 3,392

4. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.

Directors: Michel Ocelot, Raymond Burlet | Stars: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sene Sarr, Robert Liensol

Votes: 8,034

5. Black Panther (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father.

Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly, Stephen Stanton

Votes: 1,317

6. Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba | Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams

Votes: 8,226 | Gross: $0.35M

7. Hey Monie! (2003)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

Simone aka Monie is a professional, single black woman. She has a friend named Yvette who always tries to encourage her. She has a neighbor who has a crush on her but she doesn't. She also ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Braudis, Frances Callier, Lonnie Farmer, Melissa Bardin Galsky

Votes: 55

8. Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1997–1999)

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

After being betrayed and murdered by his employer, a government trained assassin named, Al Simmons, is resurrected as a Hellspawn and is forced to become the reluctant leader of Hell's army.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane

Votes: 7,010

9. Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 (1998)

146 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Spawn - having become plagued by nightmares - discovers that his former Special Forces partner, Chapel, was the one who murdered him. Their paths inevitably cross when Chapel attempts to steal military weapons for Jason Wynn.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane

Votes: 699

10. Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle (1999)

Not Rated | 140 min | Animation, Action, Drama

As Spawn struggles to control his own destiny, he is caught between the forces of Heaven and Hell. Heaven has sent merciless angels to destroy him, while Hell has its own forces beckoning him to serve his rightful master.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane

Votes: 588

11. Dragons et princesses (2010–2011)

13 min | Animation, Short, Family

A set of original and folk stories in Michel Ocelot's on-off lifetime work of silhouette animation fairy tales take their inspiration from, among others, Caribbean, Meso-American, Russian and Tibetan culture.

Stars: Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Yves Barsacq, Michel Elias

Votes: 75

12. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Crime, Music

In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.

Director: G.B. Hajim | Stars: Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer

Votes: 1,498

13. Vixen (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Vixen is based on the DC Character Mari McCabe / Vixen, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth.

Stars: Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anika Noni Rose, Emily Bett Rickards, Sean Patrick Thomas

Votes: 2,884

14. Zarafa (2012)

TV-PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

64 Metascore

After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.

Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie | Stars: Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, Abraham Adesoye, Sjaak Caderyn

Votes: 1,431

15. Afro Samurai (2007)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

Votes: 14,160

16. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When his father's body is stolen from its grave, Afro takes up his sword again to tear through an army of deadly foes led by a sadistic leader.

Director: Fuminori Kizaki | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill, Grey Griffin

Votes: 7,929

17. O'Grady (2004–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

O'Grady chronicles the lives of high school students Abby and Kevin, along with those of other residents of O'Grady, a fictional town which is periodically plagued by "The Weirdness." The Weirdness affects its residents in strange ways, such as projecting their private thoughts in bubbles over their heads, or producing clones of themselves every time they get angry.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Patrice O'Neal, Holly Schlesinger

Votes: 385

18. Tutenstein (2003–2007)

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

An inquisitive 12-year-old girl accidentally awakens the mummy of a young Egyptian pharaoh, who finds it difficult to accept that no one worships him in the 21st century.

Stars: David Lodge, Lex Lang, Crystal Scales, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 2,065

19. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

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

The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,882

20. Lucas Bros Moving Co (2013– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The Lucas Brothers run a moving company in Brooklyn, NY, but rarely do any actual moving.

Stars: Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas, Jerrod Carmichael, Eric André

Votes: 822

21. Major Lazer (2014– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Set in the future, Major Lazer is a Jamaican superhero who fights against the dystopian forces that have ruined society that are led by President Whitewall and General Rubbish. Major Lazer ... See full summary »

Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Angela Trimbur, John Boyega, Ashante Reid

Votes: 690

22. Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014– )

TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In this macabre comedy, retired boxing champion Mike Tyson, his brainy adopted Asian-American daughter, a friendly but wimpy gay gentleman ghost and a cursed perverse mean-spirited talking pigeon solve weird mysteries together.

Stars: Mike Tyson, Norm MacDonald, Rachel Ramras, Jim Rash

Votes: 3,285

23. Adama (2015)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

When his brother runs away to join the army during WWI, a young African boy stows away on a ship and travels to Europe in an effort to locate him.

Director: Simon Rouby | Stars: Azize Diabaté Abdoulaye, Pascal N'Zonzi, Oxmo Puccino, Jack Mba

Votes: 262

24. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Directors: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Votes: 17,330 | Gross: $0.49M

25. The Electric Piper (2003 TV Movie)

68 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A rock opera version of the Pied Piper tale, set in the late 1960's. A Jimi Hendrix-like guitarist exterminates the rats from the surburban community of Hamlin and takes revenge when the ... See full summary »

Director: Raymie Muzquiz | Stars: Wayne Brady, Rodney Dangerfield, Christine Ebersole, Bobby Johnson

Votes: 46

26. Crank Yankers (2002–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A show with real 'crank' phone calls to real victims. Puppets are added as the 'actors' to give visual support to what is happening in the phone calls.

Stars: Artie Esposito, Victor Yerrid, BJ Guyer, Paul McGinnis

Votes: 2,668

27. Class of 3000 (2006–2008)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Animated series about an Atlanta performing arts school grad who ditches a successful music career to become a music teacher.

Stars: André Benjamin, Small Fire, Phil LaMarr, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 980

28. Heavy Traffic (1973)

R | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

Votes: 2,704

29. Blade (2011– )

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Legendary half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade is tracking Deacon Frost, a very powerful and influential vampire who killed his mother and who heads Existence, a secretive vampire organization that operates in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Maaya Sakamoto, Kim Mai Guest, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 826

30. Friday: The Animated Series (2007)

Animation, Comedy

Dynamic duo Craig and Smokey are struggling to survive life in South Central L.A., dealing with family, friends and enemies.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Khary Payton, John DiMaggio, Cree Summer

Votes: 124

31. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

Votes: 2,401

32. Soul Quest Overdrive (2011)

Animation, Comedy

Soul Quest Overdrive follows the misadventures of four anthropomorphic pieces of sports equipment.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, David Cross, Kristen Schaal, Gavin McInnes

Votes: 55

33. Battledream Chronicle (2015)

108 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

The story of Syanna, a young slave who is trying to regain her freedom in a futuristic world where plantations are video games.

Director: Alain Bidard | Stars: Youry Bemol, Yna Boulangé, Stefany De Chavigny, Jacques Olivier Ensfelder

Votes: 33

34. Bébé's Kids (1992)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

To impress his new girlfriend, a man agrees to look after her friend's kids, only to find that they are uncontrollably rambunctious.

Director: Bruce W. Smith | Stars: Faizon Love, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Robin Harris, Wayne Collins

Votes: 4,538 | Gross: $8.44M

35. Adopted by Aliens (2006)

14 min | Animation, Short, Family

When Whitney Ward, a 12-year-old orphan, is adopted by a family of extraterrestrials, things begin to get out of this world.

Directors: Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs | Stars: Lynesha Kately, Eric Moss, Daphne O'Neal, Steven M. Thomas

36. Static Shock (2000–2004)

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

In the city of Dakota, a teenage boy with electricity based powers, with the help of his inventive friend, fights crime as a superhero.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan

Votes: 4,494

37. Fatherhood (2004–2005)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy

Scientist Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep is the head of the family and a high school teacher. He and his wife, Norma, try to be model parents while learning a few things from their three children: ... See full summary »

Stars: Blair Underwood, Jamai Fisher, Sabrina Le Beauf, Giovonnie Samuels

Votes: 71

38. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 37,401

40. The Deep (2015– )

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

The adventures of the Nekton family, a family of daring underwater explorers who live aboard a state-of-the-art submarine, The Aronnax, and explore uncharted areas of the earth's oceans to unravel the mysteries of the deep.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Kathleen Barr, Michael Dobson, Vincent Tong

Votes: 450

41. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 208

42. Sistas 'N the City (2003 Video)

85 min | Animation

A collection of short animation films that follow the sex lives of 4 professional women girlfriends based in Chicago. Includes a round table discussion of women who influenced some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Tina Andrews | Stars: Tina Andrews, Hazelle Goodman, Deborah Gregory, Medusa

Votes: 11



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