What’s good about being a kid is that you simply don’t have the notion that you’re too young or too old to watch something. You just want to see everything there is as fast as possible! Growing up we often lose that sense of adventurousness and love for all things weird, yucky, and quirky, but that’s where cartoons come in! They have it all – humor, action, weird worlds inhabited by even weirder creatures, heroes, villains, dragons and trolls…What’s not to like? Modern animated shows are so entertaining they’re capable of keeping not only kids, but also their parents glued to the screens. Amazing screenwriting, great special effects and life-like characters make some animated series more popular than non-animated ones. In fact, many screenwriters like to tap into animation as it has unlimited potential and no boundaries whatsoever! Well, almost. We present you 10 animated shows that will make you want to become a kid again and rush outdoors to solve all the mysteries in the world.
The eerie genius of Guillermo del Toro is amazing at creating all kinds of creepy and thrilling stories, but this is definitely not the case with Troll-hunters Well, there are trolls in this animated show, but they won’t leave you sleepless at night. In fact, the whole story is quite uplifting. James Lake Jr, a 15-year-old boy, finds a special amulet that bestows on him the amazing powers of the Troll-hunter This is when he and his friend Toby find out that there are actually two worlds – the one they live in their home city Arcadia, and another one beneath it, where you can find trolls and all kinds of mysteries. Trolls might look a tad bit scary, but even these creatures have enemies of their own – the mighty Gumm-Gumms. Now Jim has to lead a double life and work as a Chosen One part-time in the troll realm. This show is pure entertainment!
Back in the day when it wasn’t trendy to make shows with a villain at the very heart of the series, Invader Zim popped out of nowhere with a pretty innovative concept. Meet Invader Zim, an alien that comes to Earth to prepare everything for the future alien takeover of not only our planet, but the whole Galaxy as well. The only thing is, Zim is a bit of a loser and his own people send him to Earth just to get rid of the guy. Well, it doesn’t mean he can’t at least try taking over Earth! And if Zim’s ‘genius’ ideas are all over the place, his robot-helper Gir is in much more trouble. Needless to say, when these two combine their powers the most unpredictable and hilarious situations start happening one after another. The animation style is also superb!
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
If you’ve enjoyed watching How To Train Your Dragon then we have good news for you – there’s a whole animated show out there waiting to be watched! What started as a spin-off of the movies quickly became a masterpiece of its own – even the voice actors are mostly the same! Follow the adventures of Hiccup and his cute dragon Toothless as they defend their land from all sorts of creatures and dangerous villains. The show digs deep into Norse mythology and uses various tropes to keep the story interesting for viewers of all ages. It’s packed with dragons, what’s there not to like?
Genndy Tartakovsky’s name became legendary after he introduced Dexter’s Laboratory to the viewers. The series revolves around the boy-genius Dexter who managed to build a huge laboratory right under his room. There he experiments with all kinds of weird and crazy stuff, including lasers and gadgets that can turn you into a rabbit. There’s also Dexter’s big sister Dee Dee who just loves to sneak into her brother’s lab and cause chaos and mass destruction wherever she goes. Nevertheless, Dexter still manages to do his outstanding work on creating killer robots and fighting Mandark, his equally smart arch-nemesis.