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Animated Shows and films originating in North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand. Some of these entries, mainly older ones, are actually compilations of theatrical shorts assembled for broadcast; the vast majority, though, are original creations made for television, home video, or paid streaming services like Netflix.

These are frequently Dom Coms (The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Flintstones) or Adventure Series (Jonny Quest, Justice League), and generally follow the conventions and Tropes of their genre (and may exaggerate them).

Note that during the 1970s, many primetime series both current and cancelled acquired animated versions broadcast as part of the network's Saturday morning kidvid block; The Ricky Gervais Show many of these are noted in the entries for the live-action show. Also note that while many, many of these have their animation duties handled outside the West, often South Korea in these days (but Japan was popular in the 1980s), but this doesn't make the shows themselves any less Western, due to the fact the ideas and writing are from the West. True International Coproductions between the West and non-Western regions are a bit trickier in this regard.

For non-Western animation, see Asian Animation and Eastern European Animation, as well as Animated Shows for regions that don't have enough for a list; such as Africa.

Animated shows, in general, have developed their own dialect of cliches and devices; see Animation Tropes for a listing.

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