2009 in animation
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The year 2009 in animation involved some animation-related events.
- January 9 - Nickelodeon kicks off year-long celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th anniversary.
- January 14 - The Simpsons begins a new slogan: Best. 20 Years. Ever.
- January 19 - The Powerpuff Girls return to Cartoon Network for the tenth anniversary. After the special, series creator Craig McCracken and writer Lauren Faust eventually left Cartoon Network after Cartoonstitute project was canceled and focus its live-action and reality programming.
- March 17 - The Simpsons season 20 episode In the Name of the Grandfather broadcasts on Sky1 in the United Kingdom. The episode later premiered in the United States on March 22.
- Academy Award for Best Animated Feature: Up
- Animation Kobe Feature Film Award: WALL-E
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival Cristal du long métrage: Coraline and Mary and Max
- Annie Award for Best Animated Feature: Up
- Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film: Mary and Max
- BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film: Up
- European Film Award for Best Animated Film: Mia and the Migoo
- Goya Award for Best Animated Film: Planet 51
- Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year: Summer Wars
- Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Grand Prize: Summer Wars
- Mainichi Film Awards - Animation Grand Award: Summer Wars
Main article: List of animated feature films of 2009
Television series debuts
Main article: List of animated television series of 2009
- January 3 - Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (2009–present) and Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2009) debuts on The CW4Kids
- January 23 - Wolverine and the X-Men debuts on Nicktoons (2009).
- July 16 - Stoked debuts on Cartoon Network (2009–2010).
- September 27 - Titan Maximum debuts on Adult Swim (2009).
- November 6 - Fanboy and Chum Chum debuts on Nickelodeon (2009–2014).
Television series endings
- May 3 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends on Cartoon Network (2004–2009).
- November 8 - Ed, Edd n Eddy on Cartoon Network (1999–2009).
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- "これまでの記録（第11回～15回）". Anime Kobe (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-03-11.