Series Recommendations


Favorite | Good
imageAngel Wars - Guardian Force (2004)
imageDragons: Riders of Berk (2012)
  • details link DreamWorks reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Very good animation and writing for a kid-focused TV series.
imageGreen Lantern: The Animated Series (2011)
  • details link reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Likable characters with cool superhero action.
imageReBoot (1994)
imageSkyland (2005)
imageSpider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)
imageStorm Hawks (2007)
  • details link Nerd reference link video link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Great characters, action, and weapons/vehicles/ships coupled with a cool look (3D CG with stylized toon shading) and interesting concepts/stories. Some facial and running movements are weak, but these do not hurt the overrall high quality.

Favorite | Good
imageThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)
imageBeware the Batman (2013)
  • details link reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept, average writing
    Good action with limited depth.
imageCars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales (2008)
  • details link Pixar reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    I have also included each mini-episode as a separate short on this site.
imageCat Shit One: The Animated Series (2010)
  • a.k.a.: Apocalypse Meow: The Animated Series
  • details link icon Japan reference link
  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Awesome animation with great realism.
imageFather of the Pride (2004)
imageHeavy Gear (2001)
  • a.k.a.: Heavy Gear: The Animated Series
  • details link Rainmaker reference link video link
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imageIron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
imageKung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
  • details link DreamWorks reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Far less detailed than the movies, but still nicely animated with good writing.
imageMax Steel (2013)
  • details link Rainmaker
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept, weak writing
    Cool superhero action and a cool character ("Steel"), diminished a little with the writing for kids and the weak human design and animation.
imageRoughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999)
imageStar Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
imageTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
  • details link reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design, average animation | concept | writing
    Lots of good fighting action with limited, unconvincing villains/stories.
imageTransformers Prime (2010)
  • details link Polygon Pictures reference link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Despite some kid-friendly designs (mouths on the robots) and some clunky transformation animation, this series matures into a really cool show with lots of high-octane, giant-robot fighting and action!
imageTripping the Rift (2004)
imageWar Planets: Shadow Raiders (1998)
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