Sometimes, there’s nothing better than to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of those classic cartoon TV shows from your childhood. It can really take you back to the good ol’ days of waking up early and just plopping yourself in front of the television on Saturdays for the morning cartoons.
Unfortunately, today’s programming just isn’t the same anymore and animated TV classics are sometimes hard to come by. Before you go out and buy expensive DVD box sets of your favorite toon series, you can still relive your childhood days free of charge thanks to the Web.
There are plenty of great resources available online for free streaming cartoons. Nothing beats the classics! Let’s find out how to watch them again online.
ToonJet “” Merrie Melodies, Felix the Cat, & More
ToonJet is one of the best websites to watch classic cartoon TV shows. If you’re looking for a lot of Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes, and much more, this is the place to go.
Don’t like what’s playing? Check out the Featured section for tons of videos to watch anytime you like.
Internet Archive “” Betty Boop & Popeye
The Internet Archive offers a great collection of classic cartoon TV shows all the way from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Its Film Chest of vintage cartoons includes everything from obscure characters to animation legends like Popeye and Betty Boop.
Each video includes the title of the animation, a short description, and other information like directors, producers, and production companies. Not only can you watch the classics, you can also download them! Just look for the movie files and download as Ogg Video, 512Kb MPEG4, or DivX.
The cartoons may be old, but don’t worry about the quality. According to Internet Archive, all of the videos have been transferred from original 35 film prints and digitally remastered.
Kids WB “” Looney Tunes, Jetsons, Flintstones, Tom & Jerry
I’ll always remember watching Kids WB on Saturday mornings and on weekdays right after getting home from school. Thankfully, the now online network boasts an impressive lineup of full episodes available for your viewing pleasure.
There’s over 30 episodes each of Looney Tunes, The Flintstones, and The Jetsons. Other shows include The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, ThunderCats, and Tom and Jerry.
Batman fans should definitely not miss out on Kids WB’s DC Beyond site, which offers loads of episodes from the superhero’s cartoon series. Also, be sure to check out the Kids WB on SlashControl for additional free episodes and clips.
Hulu “” Rocky and Bullwinkle, Speed Racer & More
While Hulu’s Animation and Cartoons channel is mostly full of modern stuff, there are some classics in the mix. Some of the cartoon series featured include Woody Woodpecker (new), Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, The Pink Panther, and Speed Racer.
Can’t find your favorite cartoon? Your best bet would be to search YouTube for clips and maybe even full episodes if you’re lucky. It’s the only place I’ve been able to find old Nickelodeon shows online.
Where do you go online to watch TV shows like classic cartoons? What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments. And if you want to try something new, check out the free TV shows you can watch on Crackle.
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