Having distractions in these trying times is immensely necessary.
A couple of months back a friend introduced me to Watch Cartoons Online. I’m certain it’s incredibly illegal, but it’s also an incredible resource for long forgotten cartoons (as well as current ones if that’s your flavour). If you’re bored and looking for some animated ways to pass your time, here are a handful of suggestions:
- May I suggest this fantastic workplace comedy about a cantankerous Chosen One fighting demons? Written by Toronto comic Mark Little?
- Or Samurai Pizza Cats?Likely the most influential piece of media on my burgeoning absurdist sense of humour? Re-written by Canadians who couldn’t work with the abysmal Japanese translations they received? It holds up exceptionally well.
- Or Gravity Falls? Which people have been telling me to watch for years. Supposedly a fun intersection of family adventure and X-Files style monster of the week?
- Or Unikitty? A breakneck slapstick absurdist cartoon that I fell in love with from DVing it?
- Or ProStars? Where Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretsky are international superheroes with the power of SPORTS?
- Or Venture Bros? The most dense and tightly written adult cartoon I’ve seen in my entire life?
- Or the original TMNT? With no explanation necessary?
- Or Over the Garden Wall? An ideal 10 episode self contained story that’s a rollercoaster of a watch?
- Or Harmonquest? Where Dan Harmon and friends play D&D and it’s animated?
- Or Gargoyles? The Avatar:The Last Airbender of the 90s?
- Or Denver, The Last Dinosaur? Because the theme song is catchy as fuck?
- Or Cupcake and Dino? Because even though it’s on Netflix, I just like repping this cute and very funny show?
- Or Captain N: The Game Master? Because a 90s Nintendo ad disguised as a cartoon probably hasn’t aged well?
- Or Captain Planet? Because honestly a green mullet is probably all that stands between us and a total climate collapse?
- Or Batman: The Animated Series? Because you want to cry watching the Mr. Freeze episode?
- Or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? Because there was a time where people adapted R rated Z grade horror films into children’s cartoons?
- Or Toxic Crusaders? For exactly the same reason? His best friend is a goddamn mop?
- Or Beast Wars? Because I remember it having some pretty satisfying arcs, and it was at a time where we thought CGI animation was super impressive?
- Or The Tick? Because I’m wagering it probably holds up pretty well?
- Or The Mask? Because while I’m not certain it holds up, I remember the voice acting talent being something fearsome to behold?
- Or The Berenstain Bears? Because you’re a conspiracy theorist who wants to prod for loopholes?
- Or Steven Universe? Because I know a lot of people who love the shit out of it and it’s probably a fantastic show for kids?
- Or Star Trek: The Animated Series? Because apparently Trek is pretty popular and it’ll probably make a lot of y’all nostalgic?
- Or Spawn? Because it was made by HBO and I remember it being exponentially better than the terrible film?
- Or Jackie Chan Adventures? Because I have pretty positive memories of it?
- Or Garbage Pail Kids? Because I’ve never watched it but I’m CERTAIN it’s fucked up as all hell?
- And lastly, Earthworm Jim? Because while it probably doesn’t hold up, my childhood self would strangle me with a skipping rope if I didn’t include it?
That should do y’all for the next week. Stay in and THRIVE.