The Top Five Monthly – Best Cartoons

September 22, 2021


Zoe Rojo, Secretary

While most people are watching shows like The Office, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, and Stranger Things, you’re missing out on some of the greatest TV shows ever … cartoons. Here are 5 cartoons you should check out if you have the chance! After polling many TMS students here’s how they rank.   


  1. Miraculous Ladybug

“Marinette seems to be a normal teenage girl — she dreams of becoming a fashion designer, is a bit awkward and has a crush on a classmate. But she has a secret other teenagers don’t have — she lives a double life as a crime-fighting superhero known as Ladybug. She uses her superpowers to help protect her native Paris from supervillain Hawk Moth. She is assisted, reluctantly, by fellow hero Cat Noir, even though she insists she doesn’t need him — a stance she might not take if she knew his alter ego is her crush, Adrien. Together, Ladybug and Cat Noir help keep Paris safe from Hawk Moth and other villains.”

“I like all the adventure and the drama in the show,” says Gabby Quiroz 8th Grader, “and the graphics on the show are really good too.”



2) Avatar: The Last Airbender

“The world is divided into four nations — the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and and the Air Nomads — each represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element from their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared … until now. His tribe [the water tribe] soon discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.” 

 “This is the best show ever!” Leia Rasmussen 8th grader  says. “I watched it when I was a little girl and then when my brother was born, and he was old enough, we watched it together and I fell in love with it again. It is an amazing show.”

You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Paramount+.

3) The Owl House

“Self-assured teenager Luz stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King; despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice.”

 8th grader Grace Taylor says,“I like how it creates a new style of witches and the world they live in. They have interesting characters who are complex, and creative backstories.”

You can watch this show on Disney+, as well as Disney Channel, Hulu Live TV, and you can buy individual episodes of Amazon Prime Video.


4) Scooby-Doo Where are You!

“Brainiac Velma, jock Fred, fashionista Daphne, hippie Shaggy, and Shaggy’s highstrung, talking Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, climb into their green van, the Mystery Machine, and hit the road in search of weird phenomena to solve. And even when Scooby and the gang aren’t actively searching for them, mysteries just have a way of falling into their laps. Ruh-roh!”

This show probably was one of your most watched when you were younger, but it can be watched for nostalgia and for fun! 


5) The Legend of Korra

“The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko for Nickelodeon. A spin-off of DiMartino and Konietzko’s previous series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008, the series is animated in a style strongly influenced by anime.”

It is very entertaining and is a must-watch after you finish Avatar: The Last Airbender!

That’s all the shows!  I hope you find a new show to enjoy, or an old one to bring back nostalgia.  Have you watched any of these shows, or are there any others you like that aren’t listed?  Do you agree with the ranking? Tell me in the comments!


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