2008 in animation
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The year 2008 in animation involved some animation-related events.
- February 18 - Nickelodeon celebrates the revival of the show The Fairly OddParents with the television film Fairly OddBaby. This has been the first new episode since 2006.
- March 23 - Futurama returns to the air on Comedy Central after its cancellation by Fox in 2003. The series was revived with direct-to video films, and new episodes would air in 2010.
- September 20 - After 11-years, the Toonami block was officially canceled by Cartoon Network.
- Academy Award for Best Animated Feature: WALL-E
- Animation Kobe Feature Film Award: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival Cristal du long métrage: Sita Sings the Blues
- Annie Award for Best Animated Feature: Kung Fu Panda
- Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film: Waltz with Bashir
- BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film: WALL-E
- Goya Award for Best Animated Film: The Missing Lynx
- Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year: Ponyo
- Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Grand Prize: La Maison en Petits Cubes
- Mainichi Film Awards - Animation Grand Award: The Sky Crawlers
Main article: List of animated feature films: 2008
Television series debuts
Main article: List of animated television series of 2008
- February 4 - The Mr. Men Show debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–09).
- February - Transformers Animated debuts on NickToons (2008-09)
- March 8 - The Spectacular Spider-Man debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–10).
- April 18 - Ben 10: Alien Force debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–10).
- April 26 - The Mighty B! debuts on Nickelodeon (2008–11).
- April 27 - Speed Racer: The Next Generation debuts on Nicktoons Network (2008–10).
- June 5 - The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–10).
- June 27 - Three Delivery debuts on Nicktoons Network (2008–09).
- September 1
- October 3 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–14).
- October 4
- October 27 - Cars Toons debuts on Disney Channel (2008–13).
- November 14 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold debuts on Cartoon Network (2008–11).
- November 16 - Toot & Puddle debuts on Noggin (2008–09).
- November 29 - The Penguins of Madagascar debuts on Nickelodeon (2008–15).
- December 6 - Random! Cartoons debuts on Nicktoons Network (2008–09).
Television series endings
- January 21 - Codename: Kids Next Door ended on Cartoon Network (2002–08).
- March 21 - Wilbur ended on Discovery Kids/TLC (2007–08)
- March 27 - Camp Lazlo ended on Cartoon Network (2005–08).
- April 15 - Ben 10 ended on Cartoon Network (2005–08).
- May 25 - Class of 3000 ended on Cartoon Network (2006–08).
- July 19 - Avatar: The Last Airbender ended on Nickelodeon (2005–08).
- August 17 - All Grown Up! ended on Nickelodeon (2003–08).
- August 22 - ChalkZone cancelled on Nickelodeon (2002–08).
- September 13 - El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera cancelled on Nickelodeon (2007–08).
- September 20 - Kappa Mikey ended on Nicktoons Network (2006–08).
- October 11 - Tutenstein ended on Discovery Kids (2003–08)
- November 1 - Making Fiends cancelled on Nicktoons Network (2008).
- November 20 - The Emperor's New School ended on Disney Channel (2006–08).
- November 21 - Postcards From Buster cancelled on PBS Kids (2004–08).
- November 27 - My Gym Partner's a Monkey cancelled on Cartoon Network (2005–08).
- April 14 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (b. 1912)
- September 2 – Bill Melendez, Mexican-American animator, director, producer, and voice actor (b. 1916)
- これまでの記録（第11回～15回）. Anime Kobe (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-03-06.