Industry professionals say that television has now become a safe ground for more adventurous projects and concepts. The last few years of live-action television have been pushing the conventions of what you’d expect on the good old radiation rectangle. Now animation is starting to slowly catch up. TV animation is probably at its most popular and acclaimed in decades.

While cartoons on TV have yet to attempt “movies every week” that networks like HBO and AMC have been doing with their shows, they’re becoming, more so than ever, more imaginative and unique than what has been playing in movie theaters… for the most part.

(Clarence was going to be featured on here, but dropped it out in light of a recent watershed concerning the creator.)