What a Cartoon

The BEST episodes of What a Cartoon

Every episode of What a Cartoon ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of What a Cartoon!

What a Cartoon! is an American animation showcase project created by Fred Seibert for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons to be run on Cartoon Network. The project consisted of 82 short cartoons, intended to return creative power to animators and artists, by recreating the atmospheres that spawned the great cartoon characters of the mid-20th century. Each of 71 short cartoons mirrored the structure of a theatrical cartoon, with each film being based on an original storyboard drawn and written by its artist or creator.

Last Updated: 10/6/2022Network:Cartoon Network
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Pizza Boy: No Tip
star
9.86
29 votes

#1 - Pizza Boy: No Tip

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 2/25/1996

Pizza Boy must deliver a pizza to Antarctica safe and sound under five minutes, or else he will receive no tip.

Directors: Robert Alvarez
Dino: Stay Out!
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9.58
31 votes

#2 - Dino: Stay Out!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/19/1995

The Flintstones' pet, Dino, tries to keep the house cat outside for the night.

Directors: Joseph Barbera
Sledgehammer O'Possum: Out and About
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9.50
30 votes

#3 - Sledgehammer O'Possum: Out and About

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/2/1995

Dogg is eating lunch in the countryside and get tormented by Sledgehammer O'Possum.

Directors: Patrick Ventura
Cow and Chicken: No Smoking
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8.97
29 votes

#4 - Cow and Chicken: No Smoking

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/12/1995

The Devil (later known as The Red Guy) kidnaps Chicken, who must be saved from damnation of smoking by Super Cow, who is his sister, Cow. This episode has been nominated for an Emmy. Pilot to Cow & Chicken.

Writer: David Feiss
Dexter's Laboratory
star
8.00
1 votes

#5 - Dexter's Laboratory

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/26/1995

Dee Dee and Dexter battle turning each other into animals, using Dexter's latest invention. Note 1: First short to become a series after being deemed most popular through a vote held in 1995. Note 2: First pilot to Dexter's Laboratory.

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Yoink! of the Yukon
star
8.00
29 votes

#6 - Yoink! of the Yukon

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/30/1995

The mounted police of the Yukon has its uniforms stolen by a grizzly bear planning revenge on them when they skinned his animal friends. Yoink and Sergeant Thumbsworth Tharplung is sent to retrieve them.

Buy One, Get One Free
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Buy One, Get One Free

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 10/30/1996

A man named Reilly gets a cat named Flinch in order to impress a female cat lover named Sofie and threatens the cat that if there is a scratch on anything while he's away, he will send him to the violin factory. It won't be easy when Sophie leaves Flinch a feline playmate named Fix that ends up wrecking everything.

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The Powerpuff Girls: Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins
star
7.50
2 votes

#8 - The Powerpuff Girls: Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/20/1995

The Powerpuff Girls are judges in Townsville's yearly jam contest. Fuzzy Lumpkins is upset when his meat jam doesn't win and is looking for revenge.

Directors: Craig McCracken
Tumbleweed Tex: School Daze
star
7.00
1 votes

#9 - Tumbleweed Tex: School Daze

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/23/1996

A Wild West outlaw needs to finish the fourth grade, and deal with his obnoxious class rival, little Timmy.

Directors: Robert Alvarez
Mina and the Count: Interlude with a Vampire
star
7.00
1 votes

#10 - Mina and the Count: Interlude with a Vampire

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/5/1995

The Count (presumably Count Dracula) is forced to play with a 7-year-old girl in her room, after a mix-up in the schedule with his victims.

Directors: Rob Renzetti
Writer: Rob Renzetti
Tales of Worm Paranoia
star
7.00
1 votes

#11 - Tales of Worm Paranoia

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 11/27/1997

Johnny is a peaceful and forgiving worm until a human steps on him repeatedly. As a result, the worm becomes paranoid and angered at the human race, seeking revenge. Note: Style reminiscent of John Kricfalusi's The Ren & Stimpy Show; he is listed with a "Special Thanks" credit.

Directors: Eddie Fitzgerald
Larry and Steve
star
7.00
3 votes

#12 - Larry and Steve

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 2/5/1997

Steve, a homeless dog, is adopted by dimwit Larry (the only man to understand dog) and lives disaster after disaster when Larry takes him shopping. Note: Episode's style developed into MacFarlane's Family Guy.

Directors: Seth MacFarlane
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The Kitchen Casanova
star
7.00
1 votes

#13 - The Kitchen Casanova

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/6/1996

A first-time cook is preparing a dinner for his date. Trouble arises when the wind flips the pages from his cookbook.

Directors: John McIntyre
The Powerpuff Girls: Crime 101
star
7.00
1 votes

#14 - The Powerpuff Girls: Crime 101

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 1/28/1996

The Powerpuff Girls aid the bumbling Amoeba Boys in becoming able criminals.

Directors: Craig McCracken
Yuckie Duck: I'm on My Way
star
7.00
1 votes

#15 - Yuckie Duck: I'm on My Way

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/6/1995

Yuckie Duck is a paramedic and he has to perform life-saving feats such as pulling a tack out of a lion's posterior.

Directors: Pat Ventura
Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Chicken from Outer Space
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7.00
2 votes

#16 - Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Chicken from Outer Space

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 2/18/1996

A fearful dog tries to stop an alien chicken's plans to invade Earth while in his owners' farm. Produced by Stretch Films in New York City and distributed by Hanna-Barbera. The short was developed into the final series spun-off from What a Cartoon!, Courage the Cowardly Dog, in 1999.

Directors: John R. Dilworth
Shake & Flick: Raw Deal in Rome
star
7.00
1 votes

#17 - Shake & Flick: Raw Deal in Rome

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/18/1995

Shake the dog is invaded by Flick the flea. They are both accomplished musicians and find themselves in the competition of a lifetime as each one tries to outdo the other.

Directors: Eugene Mattos
Wind-Up Wolf
star
7.00
1 votes

#18 - Wind-Up Wolf

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/4/1996

Big Bad Wolf wants to catch the three little pigs again. He decides the only way he can do it is to build a robot wolf to take his place.

Directors: William Hanna
George and Junior: Look Out Below
star
7.00
1 votes

#19 - George and Junior: Look Out Below

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/9/1995

Based on the classic cartoon characters by Tex Avery, a bird crashes a light bulb so it doesn't disturb his sleep and sits in the empty socket. George and Junior, the building's janitors/engineers, are sent to fix it.

Directors: Pat Ventura
Johnny Bravo
star
7.00
1 votes

#20 - Johnny Bravo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/26/1995

Johnny Bravo tries to score with a zookeeper girl by capturing a runaway gorilla. Note: First pilot to Johnny Bravo.

Directors: Van Partible
Writer: Van Partible
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Yuckie Duck: Short Orders
star
7.00
28 votes

#21 - Yuckie Duck: Short Orders

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/5/1995

Yuckie Duck works as a cook and waiter in a dirty restaurant, and delivers unappealing orders to the demanding customers.

Directors: Pat Ventura
Malcom and Melvin
star
6.67
3 votes

#22 - Malcom and Melvin

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 11/26/1997

Melvin is an alienated loser until he meets Malcom, a trumpeter cockroach who has a huge talent. Note: The creator Bakshi disowned both shorts upon release.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
Writer: Ralph Bakshi
Bloo's Gang: Bow-Wow Buccaneers
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6.50
2 votes

#23 - Bloo's Gang: Bow-Wow Buccaneers

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 3/17/1996

Bloo and his dog friends sneak out of their owner's houses at midnight to set on a pirate adventure in the city.

Directors: Mike Milo
Hillbilly Blue
star
6.00
1 votes

#24 - Hillbilly Blue

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/11/1996

Crawdad Eustace is fed-up with being treated as food and goes with possum pal Mordechai on a cross-country trip to New Orleans.

Directors: Michael Ryan
Writer: Michael Ryan
Gramps
star
6.00
1 votes

#25 - Gramps

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/3/1996

Gramps tells his grandchildren about his battle against invading aliens.

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