Admirable Animations

by adampkalb | created - 03 Jan 2019 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Good examples for all cartoons to follow (but not plagiarize in any respect) that show you what works in writing. I can't wait for Admirable Animations #100!

I apologize in advance. Most of the Admirable Web Animations (#24, #35, #57) are absent because they have no imdb page, and there is also no imdb page for Deadtime Stories (#6), Troll - Shane Koyczan (#31), or The Works of Windsor McCay (#54). Is there anything else you think should be admirable?

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1. Sonic Boom (2014–2017)
Episode: Alone Again, Unnaturally (2016)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Short, Action

Sonic and Tails test an invention to make Sonic even faster, but Sonic goes so fast, that he eventually disappears. Did Tails disintegrate Sonic?

Director: Natalys Raut Sieuzac | Stars: Nika Futterman, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson

Votes: 130

Admirable Animations #TBA

2. Zatch Bell! (2003– )
Episode: A Kind Mamodo, Kolulu (2005)

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

One rainy day, a schoolgirl named Lori finds a cute little girl named Kolulu, who is crying. Lori asks Kolulu where her parents are but Kolulu doesn't answer so she invites Kolulu back to ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuji Nakamura | Stars: Steve Blum, Quinton Flynn

Admirable Animations #21

3. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2019)
Episode: Amending Fences (2015)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After reminiscing about her Canterlot days, Twilight realizes that she left for Ponyville without really saying goodbye to her old friends, and tries to reconnect and re-open friendships lost.

Directors: Jim Miller, Jayson Thiessen | Stars: Tara Strong, Kazumi Evans, Rebecca Husain, Cathy Weseluck

Votes: 447

Admirable Animations #TBA

4. Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (2013– )

Animation, Short, Action

An ordinary girl is pulled into the fantasy realm of Gemworld to save it from a monstrous villain.

Stars: Sophie Oda, Eric Bauza, Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin

Votes: 231

Admirable Animations #30

5. Arthur (1996– )
Episode: April 9th (2002)

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A fire at the school affects Arthur and his friends.

Director: Greg Bailey | Stars: Mark Rendall, Jason Szwimer, Bruce Dinsmore, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 57

Admirable Animations #29

6. Xiaolin Showdown (2003–2006)
Episode: Bird of Paradise (2005)

TV-Y | 20 min | Animation, Short, Action

Now that the young monks have achieved status of Wudai Warriors, their challenges have escalated.Master Fung assigns them their first Wudai Quest.They are to search for the mystical Bird of... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Allen | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Grey Griffin, Tom Kenny

Votes: 20

Admirable Animations #13

7. God, the Devil and Bob (2000)
Episode: Bob's Father (2000)

22 min | Comedy, Animation

Bob tells off his father mere moments before his death, so Bob literally goes through Hell to make amends.

Director: Steve Ressel | Stars: Alan Cumming, James Garner, French Stewart, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 23

Admirable Animations #28

8. We Bare Bears (2014– )
Episode: Burrito (2015)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

While visiting a burrito place, Grizz becomes obsessed with a bear-sized burrito that eventually becomes his whole life.

Director: Manny Hernandez | Stars: Eric Edelstein, Keith Ferguson, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 319

Admirable Animations #44

9. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up Is Go!/Chum Fricassee (2012)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Plankton teams up with Man Ray to take over the Krusty Krab. Squidward quits his job and starts working at the Chum Bucket, where his new chum recipe becomes a success.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Ernest Borgnine, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass

Votes: 131

Admirable Animations #25-14 (segment: Chum Fricassee)

10. Constant Payne (2001 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

Throughout history when ordinary people find themselves under the shadow of evil, the Payne Family has answered the call of duty. A long line of knights, crusaders, monster hunters, police,... See full summary »

Director: Micah Wright | Stars: S. Scott Bullock, David Keith, Taesoo Kim, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 87

Admirable Animations #46

11. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Crimes and Meg's Demeanor (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Meg's drinking both concerns and delights Peter; Brian suspects Principal Shepherd of a crime.

Directors: Greg Colton, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 703

Admirable Animations #TBA

12. Dan Vs. (2011–2013)
Episode: Dan Vs. Canada (2011)

TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

After a perceived slight by the nation, Dan enlists Chris on a quest for vengeance.

Director: Matt Danner | Stars: Curtis Armstrong, Dave Foley, Paget Brewster, Eric Bauza

Votes: 27

Admirable Animations #42

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Dark Knight Court (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart is accused of a prank he says he didn't commit, Lisa is forced to defend him in youth court, with former attorney general Janet Reno serving as judge.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 706

Admirable Animations #TBA

14. Cybersix (1999)
Episode: Data 7 & Julian (1999)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Add a Plot

Director: Keiko Oyamada | Stars: Cathy Weseluck, Michael Dobson, Andrew Francis, Alex Doduk

Votes: 7

Admirable Animations #TBA

15. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together! (2008)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The boys and Candace hatch a plot to reunite their mom and dad's favorite band for an wedding anniversary concert.

Director: Dan Povenmire | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 298

Admirable Animations #51

16. Elephants Dream (2006 Video)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Emo and Proog are two men exploring a strange industrial world of the future.

Director: Bassam Kurdali | Stars: Cas Jansen, Tygo Gernandt

Votes: 1,267

Admirable Animations #24: Animations From the Web I

17. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode I (2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the ancient evil Aku returns to terrorize Japan, the emperor's young son is send to distant lands to train in the ways of the warrior. Only then can he wield his fathers magical sword to stop Aku from taking over the world.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Sab Shimono, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 683

Admirable Animations #04-3A: The Big Beginning

18. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode II (2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Aku has transported his mortal samurai enemy into the far future in which Aku rules all. Now the warrior has to find a way back while adjusting to his new surroundings. He also takes a new name: Jack.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Jeff Bennett, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 518

Admirable Animations #04-3B: The Samurai Called Jack

19. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode III (2001)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Aku's destroyer beetle drones are closing in on Samurai Jack and the pack of archaeologist dogs, therefore Jack decides to use anything and everything at hand to defend themselves.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 475

Admirable Animations #04-3C: The First Fight

20. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode VIII (2001)

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

Despite a reward of Two Googooplex on his head, no bounty hunter has been able to defeat Samurai Jack, therefore Aku creates an evenly matched mirror image of Jack to battle him.

Directors: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Tom Kenny, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 384

Admirable Animations #04-8: Jack vs. Mad Jack

21. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode X (2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Having made his way through a cave filled with booby-traps, Samurai Jack faces a giant lava monster that used to be a viking warrior in days long past.

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Richard McGonagle, Mako

Votes: 401

Admirable Animations #04-4: Jack and the Lava Monster

22. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XI (2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Samurai Jack is crossing a seemingly endless rope bridge when he meets another wanted man coming from the other side: the Scotsman. After fighting each other to a stalemate, they are forced... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Renzetti, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, John DiMaggio, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 456

Admirable Animations #04-6: Jack and the Scotsman

23. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XIX (2002)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

On his journey, Jack happens upon his the place he once called home and begins to recall his childhood there.

Directors: Rob Renzetti, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Dee Bradley Baker, Sab Shimono

Votes: 333

Admirable Animations #04-1: Jack Remembers the Past

24. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XLVIII (2003)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After all else fails, Aku challenges Samurai Jack to a duel. To make sure of a fair fight, Jack is not allowed to use his sword while Aku must fight in human form, without minions and magic tricks.

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako

Votes: 294

Admirable Animations #04-9: Jack vs. Aku (semi-finale!)

25. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XXI (2002)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Jack follows a trail of stench in an effort to rid the land of this sickening smell. It leads him to a spire where a dragon suffers from a stomach ache.

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir

Votes: 293

Admirable Animations #4-10: Jack and the Farting Dragon

26. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XXIII (2002)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Aku unleashes upon Samurai Jack Demongo, who commands the essence of many great warriors who once threatened Aku.

Directors: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, George Takei

Votes: 299

Admirable Animations #04-5: Jack vs. Demongo, the Soul Collector

27. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XXV (2002)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Samurai Jack joins 300 Spartans in their age old war against a mad mechanical beast.

Directors: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Brian George, Danny Mann, Daran Norris

Votes: 385

Admirable Animations #04-2: Jack and the Spartans

28. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XXXV (2003)

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

Samurai Jack follows a little girl to return the doll she lost in the woods. She leads him into a haunted house filled with memories of the previous inhabitants.

Directors: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, Clyde Kusatsu

Votes: 337

Admirable Animations #04-7/Admirable Animations #7: Jack and the Haunted House

29. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)
Episode: Fa, La, La, La, Ed/Cry Ed (2000)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ed becomes convinced that Santa Claus is watching him and refuses to do anything naughty./Eddy decides to fake an accident to get some attention.

Director: Danny Antonucci | Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Keenan Christensen

Votes: 65

Admirable Animations #56 (segment: Fa-La-La-La-Ed)

30. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: Friend or Foe (2007)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mr. Krabs and Plankton have been business rivals and bitter enemies for longer than anyone can remember, but, one day, during another one of Plankton's failed attempts at stealing the ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Waller | Stars: Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Lori Alan, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 376

Admirable Animations #25-4

31. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)
Episode: Food Fight/Please Don't Feed the Turners (2011)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timmy wishes Mom were the best chef in the world. But when Mom opens a place so popular that Timmy can't get a table, he has to find a way to break the spell. The Turners win a contest to ... See full summary »

Directors: Michelle Bryan, Gary Conrad | Stars: Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Tara Strong

Votes: 40

Admirable Animations #36 (segment: Food Fight!)

32. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,797

Admirable Animations #54

33. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)
Episode: Goodbye to Bloo (2009)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Bloo and the Friends think Mac is moving away forever.

Directors: Craig McCracken, Rob Renzetti | Stars: Sean Marquette, Grey Griffin, Keith Ferguson, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 47

Admirable Animations #05

34. Gregory Horror Show (1999–2006)

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Horror

A series centered on a creepy hotel, called Gregory House, ran by an anthropomorphic mouse, named Gregory. The hotel has a list of strange guests all wanting to meet you.

Stars: Chafûrin, Ayana Inoue, Minako Ichiki, Nao Nagasawa

Votes: 58

Admirable Animations #10

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Halloween of Horror (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons are proud to be the most festively decorated house on the block. But when Lisa is traumatized at Krustyland Horror Night, she feels she cannot handle Halloween anymore.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 972

Admirable Animations #TBA

36. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)
Episode: Heart of Ice (1992)

Unrated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman must stop a vengeful Mr. Freeze from fulfilling his vendetta against a callous businessman.

Director: Bruce Timm | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Michael Ansara, Mari Devon

Votes: 1,829

Admirable Animations #32

37. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)
Episode: Helga on the Couch (1999)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Helga is recommended for counseling after Dr. Bliss observes her berating Arnold, arguing with her parents, etc. She then learns that unrequited love is very normal and that she's actually okay.

Director: Tuck Tucker | Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Spencer Klein, Anndi McAfee, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 145

Admirable Animations #12

38. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: Hello Bikini Bottom! (2012)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

SpongeBob and Squidward form a band and go on tour with Mr. Krabs as their manager and Patrick as their roadie, but they experience several difficulties along the way.

Director: Vincent Waller | Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown

Votes: 173

Admirable Animations #25-17

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Badman (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,591

Admirable Animations #47

40. Teen Titans (2003–2006)
Episode: How Long Is Forever? (2004)

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

Starfire is accidentally sucked into a wormhole that sends her 20 years into the future.

Director: Alex Soto | Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 253

Admirable Animations #02

41. Adventure Time (2010–2018)
Episode: I Remember You (2012)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Ice King asks Marcelline the Vampire Queen to help him write a song.

Directors: Bong Hee Han, Larry Leichliter | Stars: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Olivia Olson

Votes: 1,010

Admirable Animations #22C

42. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Plankton, Mr. Krabs' nemesis, vows to get his Christmas wish - obtaining the Krusty Krab's secret Krabby Patty formula - by turning everyone bad in Bikini Bottom with the help of his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake.

Directors: Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh | Stars: Lori Alan, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Mary Jo Catlett

Votes: 712

Admirable Animations #25-9/Admirable Animations #33

43. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Jurassic Bark (2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Fry discovers the intact fossilized remains of his pet dog from his old life. The Professor reveals he can clone the animal.

Director: Swinton O. Scott III | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 4,136

Admirable Animations #19

44. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Land Before Swine (2012)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A dinosaur loose in Gravity Falls snatches up Mabel's pig, Waddles, leading the Pines family on a prehistoric journey to get him back.

Director: John Aoshima | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Keith Ferguson

Votes: 1,189

Admirable Animations #23

45. Steven Universe (2013– )
Episode: Lars and the Cool Kids (2014)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure