Cartoons on Hulu

Hulu’s library of animated TV shows, shorts and features is growing more impressive by the week. Hulu’s content includes current series (The Simpsons, Family Guy), anime (One Piece, Inuyasha), animated shorts (the Koji Yamamura library, Pink Panther, Ant and the Aardvark, Tijuana Toads), features (American Pop, The Secret of NIMH), and old TV series (Stressed Eric, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fat Albert, Drawn Together, He-Man). Hulu isn’t perfect–most of their content is geo-targeted for specific territories, some of the animation is only available for limited periods of time, and the videos have embedded advertising (though the percentage of ads relative to content isn’t unbearable). But even with these issues, it’s a small price to pay for the opportunity to program your personal ‘cartoon network.’ Here’s to hoping that Hulu continues to emphasize animation amongst their other offerings.

Here’s an example of what can be found on Hulu–Koji Yamamura’s Kid’s Castle:

(Thanks, Max Porter)


  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    That’s pretty cool, but the a capella soundtrack distracts the hell out of me. Processed samples of sung syllables wouldn’t be so jarring. Mark Mothersbaugh did that a lot on RUGRATS soundtracks and elsewhere.

  • http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=052C631F61EE2838 Iain

    Sounds cool. Now if only Hulu would be available in Canada.

  • http://kelseighn.blogspot.com/ Kelseigh

    Pity Hulu is only available in the United States.

  • http://partyformyenemies.blogspot.com skid

    Once again, Hula can only be streamed within the United States. :(

  • http://www.rawlsy.blogspot.com RAWLS

    Too bad it’s only available in the States :(

  • Mesterius

    The bottom of your post kept reminding me of one major drawback though, Amid: “We’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United States.”

  • http://bakertoons.blogspot.com/ Charles Brubaker

    I’m just amazed that hulu put up “Tijuana Toads” at all. I’m hoping for a DVD release though (although I wish somebody would get the correct soundtrack for “Go For Croak” and “Flight to the Finish”)

  • Daniel Spencer

    This article is really only relavent to residents of the USA. Im guessing by the comments on here, the majority of your blog readers are not residents of the united states.

  • cmd+v

    Not so good for Canada

  • http://woweh.com Cadistra

    Wow, how co–OH WAIT, I’m in Canada.

  • Ad

    I don’t get it , why put up country restrictions? It’s the internet, not cable television.

  • Ryan

    Good point there Ad.

    I’m in the UK, and the BBC iPlayer is only available here – not even people in Ireland can use it!

    Just silly, that’s what it is.

  • Dave O.

    Look out cartoon lovers. They may start charging for content later this year!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/business/media/28paywall.html?pagewanted=all

  • http://www.daganm.blogspot.com Dagan

    OK……. Kid’s Castle has a new fan. :)

  • http://dailygrail.com/blog/8389 red pill junkie

    “Was this supposed to be an ironic post?” asks the frustrated Mexican Animation fan

  • GhaleonQ

    Thanks for the post. Otherwise, really, who’s going to think, “Yamamura’s 1 of the all-time greats! To Hulu!”?

  • Peter

    I discovered Ramen Fighter Miki on Hulu, I love that show now.