50 Cartoons From The 2000s That Will Fill You With Nostalgia
If 2000s cartoons ring a bell to you and you still consider Courage the Cowardly Dog the best cartoon ever made, my sixth sense is telling me that you're a '90s baby turning 30 soon. Congrats, now you're officially old enough to rant to younger generations that early 2000s cartoons were better than what the studios are making today. Have you seen Pickle and Peanut? Oh man, seeing the modern cartoons makes us realize how great the 2000s cartoon shows are.
The very fact that people are still streaming cartoons from the 2000s today is itself a solid point that we grew up at a time when cartoons were at their peak. We grew up on cult kids' channels such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Jetix. For many, these are synonyms for childhood. Remember Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, or Totally Spies? Yes, we are that old.
Nevertheless, these are the big names that we remember very well because they occasionally pop up on our screens from time to time. However, there are so many forgotten 2000s cartoons that were so entertaining to watch that they captured all our attention while our parents were able to take a break from our never-ending whims. Back when households had one cable TV to share and slow internet wasn't a thing to throw a tantrum over. Those were the good ol' days.
Below, we collected a bunch of cartoon shows from the 2000s that will take you down memory lane when the only concern was how long until your parents said, "That's enough TV for today." Let us present you with possibly long forgotten and, for some, arguably the best cartoons of all time: the '90s kids edition. Would you deem any of them the best cartoons from the '00s? Let us know!
My Life As A Teenage Robot
2002 - 2009 | Nickelodeon; Nicktoons | Seasons: 3
My Life As A Teenage Robot is exactly what it says in the title: the escapades of a robot that also happens to look like an adolescent girl, juggling high school and teen problems while attempting to save the world from danger. The show executes its premise incredibly well. Even at their worst, all the characters are endearing and have excellent voice acting to support them. The pacing is pretty relaxed without much of the tiring hyperactivity found in many modern kids’ shows. Thanks to that and its creative ideas, smooth animation, and lively character personalities, every episode is just as enjoyable as the others. Kids and teenagers can relate to this show because Jenny Wakeman, the main character, experiences pretty much the same awkward situations every teenager has.
2002 - | PBS Kids; PBS Kids Go! | Seasons: 13
Cyberchase is perhaps one of the first PBS kids' cartoons that tries to play on the good vs. evil theme while simultaneously attempting to incorporate educational material. We are not trying to bash other kids' shows *ahem* Peppa Pig; however, this one at least has an educational element in it. Each 22-minute episode has a math subject that is strongly reinforced, and the 4-minute "For Real" part at the end of the episode puts each case into a real-world context. While it may help the younger ones see math as fun and easier to grasp, it will not raise a Pythagoras Jr. as it shows only the very basics of math. It is still entertaining to watch. Our verdict: this is a fantastic cartoon for young minds.
2004 - 2006 | CBC Television | Seasons: 3
In this series, a 16-year-old stable boy named Artha Penn lives in a world where humans and dragons coexist. When Artha Penn was selected to ride the legendary dragon Beaucephalis (Beau), he was thrust into an unbelievable adventure. His life was forever changed when Artha became the renowned hero, the Dragon Booster. Artha's mission is to prevent world war and bring dragons and humans together for all time. When nostalgia hits, you cannot help but binge-watch the three seasons of this show in one sitting. And holler: "Release the dragon!"
2004 - 2019 | RAI channels; Nickelodeon | Seasons: 8
If you grew up loving all things supernatural, you must blame this one! Winx Club is about a girl named Bloom, who leads a perfectly average life until she meets Stella, a princess from the planet Solaria. While saving her, Bloom discovers that she has magical fire powers. Stella offers to bring Bloom to a school called Alfea, where fairies learn to control their powers. There Bloom meets Flora, Musa, and Tecna. Together they join to form the Winx Club to fight against Icy, Darcy, and Stormy, the witches from Cloudtower. At the school, Bloom starts to uncover her past secrets and realizes that things are not always as they seem. It's very nostalgic, and this show brings the sweetest memories from one's childhood. Can't be the only one who wanted to play a fairy in the school's play because of this show!
2001 - 2011 | ABC Kids | Seasons: 3
The show centers on a young fourth-grader, Tracey McBean, who keeps inventing new things to escape tricky situations. Tracey also has a helper to assist her; that is her friend, Shamus Wong, an enthusiastic gardener. Tracey often spots an issue and attempts to solve it with an invention. Still, everything always goes wrong to some extent before she can fix the problem. It also doesn't make it easier for her that the McConnolly brothers constantly mock her. Tracey also needs to compete against Lazlo, another boy scientist. However, she knows Lazlo isn't playing a fair game. In a nutshell, it's about a girl who just loves science and tackles her problems by finding scientific solutions to everything. You just have to love the humor and the characters. And every episode is bound to bring laughter!
2003 - 2004 | ITV1 | Seasons: 1
This show centers on Cassie, a 13-year-old girl who travels across space with her father when his ship is attacked by pirates, and they kidnap her dad. After Cassie's father pledges to return for her but doesn't, Cassie is left on her own. To find him, she turns to the assistance of the "most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy," who turns out to be, well, a not-so-threatening-looking talking blue hamster. This contrasting set of characters, let alone, is bound to take you on a fun galaxy ride. The cartoon masterfully blends the best of both traditional and CGI animation, and the soundtrack is sure to give you goosebumps. The storylines in each episode are hilarious and action-packed, and the two main characters are simply adorable. This cartoon hasn't aged a bit and never will!
Corneil & Bernie
2003 - 2016 | France 3; Gulli | Seasons: 2
In the show, a teenager walks dogs for a wealthy childless couple who treats their dog like a child. For whatever reason, instead of telling his owners, Corneil, the dog, decides to tell Bernie, the dog walker, that he can talk. Their adventures arise from Corneil being a very intelligent dog who comes up with various clever gimmicks, while Bernie is the one who puts the plans into action. This series is fantastic because it disproves the widely held belief that a show must have idiots to be funny. It does not! The jokes are also subtle, unique, and original. Yet, the most anticipated part of every show is Corneil's catchphrase, "Watch my chops." Hence, the alternative name for this series is Watch My Chops. Other than that, the animation is done in such a brilliant way that it looks like a comic book that came to life. The theme song also helps this show become even more "contagious," as it's incredibly catchy. But beware, you may not be able to get that catchy theme song out of your head!
2003 - 2007 | France 3; Canal J | Seasons: 4
Four youngsters, Jeremie, Odd, Ulrich, and Yumi, discover an abandoned factory with a hidden underground lab where they find Lyoko, a virtual world. Aelita, a virtual lifeform, lives there and spends her time protecting the globe from X.A.N.A. This computer virus seeks to wipe everything out of this world. Simultaneously, they have to deal with the principal's conceited daughter, Sissi, in the real world. The action-adventure cartoon Code Lyoko goes beyond just action and adventure. It involves more than just a squad of good guys resisting attacks from bad people. Check it out if you're curious or feeling nostalgic for a show with lovable characters and a fantastic atmosphere. Although it caters mainly to the 6–11 age group, older viewers won't be let down by the show because the plots are frequently intricate and full of unexpected turns.
The Fairly OddParents
Class Of 3000
2006 - 2008 | Cartoon Network | Seasons: 2
Class of 3000 is an animated series about a recent graduate of an Atlanta performing arts school who decides to give up a lucrative singing career to become a music teacher. This is arguably one of Cartoon Network's best shows, along with Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Codename: Kids Next Door. The songs are enjoyable to listen to, the theme tune is really catchy, and the characters are masterfully illustrated. Unfortunately, the show was canceled after two seasons for unknown reasons. However, many assume that the lawsuit the creator of the cartoon, André 3000 of the hip-hop group Outkast, faced in December 2008 may have contributed to it. In the lawsuit, Timothy McGee claimed André had stolen his idea for a similar cartoon. Even though the case was ultimately dropped, Cartoon Network canceled the show and has since erased all references to it. Very unfortunate, considering what a great series it was.
2002 - 2004 | ABC; Toon Disney | Seasons: 3
Animated in the limited animation style popularized by Jay Ward, Teamo Supremo depicts the story of three superhero kids: Captain Crandall, Skate Lad, and Rope Girl. These three stand guard over their state against various supervillains like Baron Blitz and Madame Snake. They must attend school and lead typical young child lives while also fighting crime with the assistance of the city's well-intentioned but quite incompetent leader. Although the premise sounds very familiar to The Powerpuff Girls (this was particularly what caused the most hate for this series), it's an entertaining kids' show to watch nonetheless. For fans of superheroes, it's a recommended watch.
Courage The Cowardly Dog
Ed, Edd n Eddy
The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy
The Powerpuff Girls
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Phineas And Ferb
Clifford The Big Red Dog
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
What’s New Scooby-Doo?
The Popeye Show
All Grown Up!
Between The Lions
Maggie And The Ferocious Beast
Baby Looney Tunes
Dave The Barbarian
Lloyd In Space
The Proud Family
Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse
The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack
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