Have you ever just wanted to sit down and binge watch a show, but not commit to a long series? Well, these animated series you can watch in one sitting should do the trick. These short cartoon events are perfect bite-size series, and they give you a lot of quality in a short span of time. No long-term 10 season stories here, you can watch these series in the span of an afternoon if you want.
These series come from all over the world, and encompass a variety of genres. Short animated series can lead to a lot of creative freedom for the people involved, so get ready for animated series a little different than what you're used to.
Some of these series are completely standalone, and others are loosely tied to bigger franchises. But don’t worry, each of these work on their own, and tell complete stories that will leave you satisfied.
A classic of animation, these Superman shorts helped to set the tone for many Superman (and superhero in general) series to come. The animation is still top notch, even though it's decades old, and the action might just trump the soulless CGI-fests in modern day superhero movies. The series is now available in public domain, so you can find it pretty much everywhere.
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Created to tie into the popular Matrix franchise, the shorts that make up Animatrix cover a broad range of styles. Each interpretation of the Matrix world is unique, but all help to flesh out the universe in a visually stunning way.
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If you enjoy female comic book characters, then you should check out these 30 episodes of shorts featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Catwoman, and more. Instead of focusing on epic battles, these vignettes instead take a look at how these characters live on a day-to-day basis. The full collection is available on the Birds of Prey complete series DVD.
The series that put Japanese studio Gainax on the map, this series has some of the best animation to come out of '80s Japan. If you love giant, overpowered robots, Gunbuster will keep you on the edge of your seat while still making you laugh.