This was originally just gonna be a Top 5 Cartoons list (excluding anime and adult animation), but looking at my list, I realized that every show I’d chosen was from Cartoon Network. Nickelodeon has solid shows of course, from the legendary Spongebob Squarepants to Jimmy Neutron, Fairly Odd Parents, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Disney had solid shows as well, such as Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Phineas and Ferb. The only problem is that many of the shows from Disney and Nickelodeon (aside from a few) didn’t tackle heavy themes or were directed more towards a childish audience with a loose plot, if any plot. Cartoon Network was always often blurring that line between a show appropriate for children and a show that belonged Adult Swim. Cartoon Network also took big steps in animation different animation styles, bringing forth an immense display of creativeness and art. Without further ado, here are my top 5 Cartoon Network shows.