Excellent Animated Miniseries You Can Finish In One Sitting
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.
Over The Garden WallPhoto: Over the Garden Wall
Cartoon Network’s first miniseries is a joy to watch, simply because it’s so supernatural and moody. It’s funny, creepy, and you’ll get sucked into a journey which doesn’t end where you think it will.
Wallace And GromitPhoto: Dreamworks Animation
Charming and fun, this claymation series is so steeped in British comedy, it'll make you want to drink a whole pot of tea. Where else will you see a dog go to the moon, a man get controlled by robotic trousers, and a murder mystery involving bakers?
The talent involved in this series alone makes it a feast for both the eyes and ears. Animated by the famous studio Gonzo, with voice talents provided by Samuel L. Jackson and Phil Lamarr, and music from RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan make this one of the most star-studded animated series around.
FLCLPhoto: Production I.G
With only six episodes, FLCL doesn’t bother with a straightforward plot. Instead, it’s just a visually rich series with outstanding music and comedy that’s just plain fun to watch.
This Internet exclusive series focuses on a girl and her mysterious pet taking temporary jobs to pay the rent. The series is utterly adorable, and will warm your heart in the best way.
Fleischer SupermanPhoto: Paramount Pictures
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.