10 Criminally Underappreciated Classic Cartoons

You're telling me you HAVEN'T watched a Pup Named Scooby Doo?

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Cartoons, in and of themselves, tend to be one of the most underrated forms of television. For decades, cartoons have excelled at entertaining people young and old with wit and action. At their best, they've created icons in their own rights, becoming irreplaceable parts of everyone's childhoods.

Nevertheless, cartoons sometimes struggle to get the same respect that other popular forms of television receive naturally. Franchises like "Scooby Doo", "The Flintstones", and "Tom and Jerry" have stood the test of time, but don't get thought of nearly often enough as the cornerstone pieces of television and culture that they are.

That's just the blockbuster cartoons too. There've been tons of cartoons over the years that have flown under the radar for far too long, from surprisingly successful celebrity vehicles to even video game adaptions. Now, that's not to say that these shows are meant to challenge those brilliant classics - far from it. More that they're just more examples of entertaining TV that never got the recognition they deserved.

Fortunately, with the internet being the treasure trove that it is, now people can seek these under-appreciated shows out for themselves and see some of the great cartoons they may have missed.


Brett Grega is a freelance writer, and avid NBA fan. Follow him at @wrestlegrognard or email him at