Episodic animation is usually the first television that many of us watch as babies and toddlers. It’s often the first television that we laugh at, or are frightened of, or challenged by as children. But the idea that episodic animation is only for children has fallen by the wayside; countless animations for children are loved by adults and then ofcourse there are shows that are made specifically for adults.
Animations create memories, build meaningful relationships with characters, and often make us laugh – and think – in ways that no other entertainment can.
The YellowDog office is packed full of episodic animation lovers and we relished the opportunity to pick our favourites.
Gareth Williams, founder and CEO
What? Ulysses 31
Why? It’s why we ran home from school! And the theme tune is amaze-balls.
Marcus Adams, Head of Operations
What? Samurai Pizza Cats
Why? It has the holy triad of words that a kid wants to hear!
Iris Eggelmeijer, Render Wrangler
What? Dexter’s Laboratory
Why? I still remember some episodes from when I was a kid! It was one of the first shows on Cartoon Network that reached Europe, and as far as I can remember, the first all day children’s channel. Dexter was just incredibly funny, and made it OK to be a bit of a nerd/geek.
Jack Davies, Marketing Executive
Why? As a toddler, I just loved the colours of red and yellow, and always wanted to be a Superhero myself. As I grew older, I’d re-watch the same episodes and giggle uncontrollably at Spotty – voiced by John Pertwee.
Callum McDonnell, Sales Executive
What? Wacky Races
Why? Dick Dasterdly and Muttley are the partnership that Sam and I aspire to be in our customer team…
Tom Rockhill, Chief Commercial Officer
What? Ren and Stimpy
Why? It looks like a kid’s cartoon, but feels like a hallucination…
Alan Parry, Director of Development
What? Beavis and Butthead
Why? Ren and Stimpy would definitely be near the top for me too, but I’d say Beavis and Butthead – which helped me both survive and understand a year in the American Midwest in ’95.
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