Prime time cartoon

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A Prime time cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which is typically scheduled during prime time.

Pre-1990[edit]

Title ref Episodes Show Creator Nationally Year Original channel Studio
The Flintstones [1] 166 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera American 1960–66 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
The Simpsons [citation needed] 650 Matt Groening American 1989–present Fox Gracie Films
Klasky Csupo (1989-1992)
Film Roman (1992-2016)
The Curiosity Company (2015–present, uncredited)
Fox Television Animation (2016-present)
20th Century Fox Television
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home [citation needed] 48 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera American 1972–74 Syndication Hanna-Barbera Productions

1990s[edit]

Title ref Episodes Show Creator Nationally Year Original channel Studio
Capitol Critters [citation needed] 13 (6 unaired in original timeslot) Nat Mauldin, Steven Bochco, Michael Wagner American, Canadian 1993 ABC Steven Bochco Productions
Hanna-Barbera Productions (Turner Entertainment)
The Critic [citation needed] 33 Al Jean, Mike Reiss American 1994–95, 2000–01 ABC, Fox Gracie Films
Film Roman
Columbia Pictures Television
Dilbert [citation needed] 30 based on the comic strip created by Scott Adams American 1999–2000 UPN Idbox
United Media Productions
Columbia Tristar Television
Family Dog [citation needed] 6 Brad Bird American, Canadian 1993 CBS Amblin Television
Tim Burton Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Universal Television
Nelvana Limited
Family Guy [citation needed] 300 Seth MacFarlane American 1999–present Fox Fuzzy Door Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
Fish Police [citation needed] 6 Steve Moncuse, Jeanne Romano American 1992 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions
Futurama [citation needed] 140 Matt Groening American 1999–2013 Fox, Comedy Central The Curiosity Company
20th Century Fox Television (credited as 30th Century Fox Television)
Rough Draft Studios
Home Movies [citation needed] 52 Loren Bouchard, Brendon Small American 1999–2004 UPN, Adult Swim Burns & Burns Productions
Tom Snyder Productions (1999-2000)
Soup2Nuts Productions (2001-2004)
Invasion America [citation needed] 13 Steven Spielberg, Harve Bennett American 1998 The WB DreamWorks Animation Television
King of the Hill [citation needed] 259 Mike Judge, Greg Daniels American 1997–2009 Fox Anivision
Film Roman
3 Arts Entertainment
Deedle-Dee Productions
Judgemental Films
20th Century Fox Television
Mission Hill [citation needed] 13 Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein American 1999–2002 The WB, Adult Swim Bill Oakley/ Josh Weinstein Productions
Castle Rock Entertainment
The PJs [citation needed] 44 Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, Steve Tompkins American 1999–2002 Fox, The WB Imagine Television
Eddie Murphy Productions
Will Vinton Studios
Charged Productions (2000-2001)
Touchstone Television (1999-2000)
Warner Bros. Television (2000-2001)

2000s[edit]

Title ref Episodes Show Creator Nationally Year Original channel Studio
American Dad! [citation needed] 300 Seth MacFarlane American 2005–present Fox, TBS Fuzzy Door Productions
Underdog Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
Baby Blues [citation needed] 13 based on the comic strip created by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman American 2000–02 The WB, Adult Swim Split The Difference Productions
King Features Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
Clerks: The Animated Series [citation needed] 6 Kevin Smith American 2000–02 ABC, Comedy Central Miramax Television
View Askew Productions
Touchstone Television
The Cleveland Show [citation needed] 88 Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, Mike Henry American 2009–13 Fox Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns [citation needed] 10 Howard Grossman, Doug Berman American 2008 PBS
Father of the Pride [citation needed] 14 Jeffrey Katzenberg American 2004–05 NBC DreamWorks Animation Television
Game Over [citation needed] 6 David Sacks American 2004 UPN Carsey-Werner Productions
God, the Devil and Bob [citation needed] 13 Matthew Carlson American 2000 NBC Vanity Logo Productions
NBC Studios
Carsey-Werner Productions
The Goode Family [citation needed] 13 Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky American 2009 ABC Ternion Pictures
3 Arts Entertainment
Media Rights Capital
The Oblongs [citation needed] 13 Angus Oblong, Jace Richdale American 2001–02 The WB, Adult Swim Mohawk Productions
Job Site Productions
Film Roman
Sammy [citation needed] 13 (2 aired, 11 unaired) David Spade, Drake Sather American 2000 NBC Brad Grey Television
Desert Rat Productions
Adelaide Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Sit Down, Shut Up [citation needed] 13 Mitchell Hurwitz American 2009 Fox Tantamount Studios
ITV Studios
Adelaide Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Sony Pictures Television

2010s[edit]

Title ref Episodes Show Creator Nationally Year Original channel Studio
ADHD Shorts [citation needed] 6 Heather Anne Campbell American 2013–16 Fox, FXX Friends Night
ADHD Studios
Allen Gregory [citation needed] 7 Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul American 2011 Fox JHF
J. Paul/A. Mogel/D. Goodman Productions
Chernin Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
Axe Cop [citation needed] 22 based on the web comic series created by Ethan and Malachai Nicolle American 2013–15 Fox, FXX Friends Night
ADHD Studios
Bob's Burgers [citation needed] 107 Loren Bouchard American 2011–present Fox Bento Box Entertainment (2011)
Wilo Productions (2012–)
Buck & Millie Productions (2012–)
20th Century Fox Television
Bordertown [citation needed] 13 Mark Hentemann American 2016 Fox Hentemann Films
Fuzzy Door Productions
Bento Box Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
Golan the Insatiable [citation needed] 12 Josh Miller American 2013–15 Fox Double Hemm
Amazing Schlock (Season 1 only)
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
High School USA! [citation needed] 12 Dino Stamatopoulos American 2013–15 Fox, FXX Fragical Productions
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
Imaginary Mary [citation needed] 8 Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio, Patrick Osborne American 2017 ABC Happy Madison Productions
ABC Studios
Sony Pictures Television
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. [citation needed] 17 Kenny and Keith Lucas American 2013–15 Fox, FXX Oh Snap
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
Napoleon Dynamite [citation needed] 6 Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess American 2012 Fox Hess Films
Scully Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Son of Zorn [citation needed] 13 Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne American 2016–17 Fox Agnew Jorné Productions
Lord Miller Productions
20th Century Fox Television

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittell, Jason (2013), Genre and Television, Routledge, p. 72, ISBN 9781135458836 

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