Animation has evolved over the centuries. Its flexibility has increased in terms of better storytelling, dynamic visuals, and powerful characters who attract not only kids but adults alike. As I was re-watching some of my favourite cartoons, I thought of creating a list so you all can also be blessed by these amazing works. Here’s a list of 5 of my favourite animated series (and probably yours too!)
1. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
After almost 50 years of the release of great classic ‘Scooby-Doo, where are you?’, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated was released. This series is a rejuvenated version of the old one and doesn’t fail to make anyone nostalgic. Over the span of two seasons, the gang of four teens solves mysteries along with their canine best friend in Crystal Cove. The show falls in the horror genre. Since this was the eleventh incarnation of the show, guest appearances can be observed throughout.
2. Star vs The Forces of Evil
Now, you may require a little more time to get used to this show as it may appear to be a very childish show in the beginning. However, as you get through the initial episodes you will begin to like each character and villain. The protagonist of the series is a princess who has the power of colorful rainbows to help her fight off villains. Exciting and cute? Definitely.
3. Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is one of those shows that everyone watches and loves. If you haven’t watched it, here’s your reminder to do so! It’s a sci-fi show that features infinite smartness and stupidity at the same time. The scriptwriters do not rely on the audience to understand it as they know exactly what the show is about. The series revolves around the adventures of a mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty. They like to go on inter-dimensional adventures which turn up rather chaotically.
4. Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls aims at familiarising its young audience with adult themes and issues in a delicate manner by focusing its attention on the animated part of the show. The creators introduce many adulthood issues in the show while never forgetting that it’s a cartoon. It’s a show full of riddles, clues, and hints. An emotional story is always attached to each episode which is covered under a thick layer of amazing writing and cute animation.
5. BoJack Horseman
A series made for adults; a humanoid horse finally plans his big comeback. He was a famous star of a famous show which was tragically and suddenly canceled. 18 years later, BoJack decides to earn back his dignity and respect, and who helps him with that? Why a human sidekick and his agent who is also his ex-girlfriend. Well, this series is perfect for all who enjoy dark humor and comedy based on pain. The show has been doing wonders on Netflix, but it’s not for the kids.
It was a tough choice finalizing five of my favorites out of a sea full of good animated shows. However, add these shows to your Watch List and turn to these when you want to take a break!