These are crazy times. So let’s get crazy with this special anime edition of Rick and Morty that came out this past week amid everybody stuck at home on quarantine! Warning for those who don’t like excessive cartoon blood violence.
I believe this is an homage to Lone Wolf and Cub, which I’ve never seen, but am enjoying in The Mandalorian. And it’s just fun! And is a pretty solid edition to the weirdness of life right now. Just throw this thing out into the quarantine void and let everybody have a bit of a lark.
That’s my kind of virus crisis weirdness!
I have watched cartoons for my entire life. As a child in the 1980s, I was the perfect target for the glut of toy commercial cartoons that filled the airwaves (and now our movie screens). The ’90s saw not only the rise of Fox Kids and after school cartoons, but also the coming of The Simpsons and prime time animated entertainment. I sat through Nicktoons, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and now I’m basking in a golden age of smart, intelligent and often amazing cartoons like BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe.
So through all these long years, which ones are my all-time favorites?
By popular demand, I’ve finally sat down and figured out my six favorite cartoon shows of all time — at least for this week. This list is subject to change on a whim, but I think it’s pretty rooted in solid cartoon enjoyment. I had to dig deep on this one, and it pained me to cast some of my favorites into the ‘Honorable Mentions’ at the bottom. But these six are truly some of the greats.
For the sake of my sanity and memory, we’re sticking to television cartoon shows. There are plenty of animated movies and web cartoons that are genius, but we’ll save those for another day, perhaps. And please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments below!