Where to Watch Cartoons Online for Free
You don’t need to subscribe to the Disney Channel to watch cartoons. In fact, you don’t even need a TV! You can watch some great cartoons and even more extended animated films on various websites. Some cartoon sites might require a subscription, but there are plenty that don’t. These are some of the best sites you can watch cartoons for free.
YouTube is the foremost video site on the web. Ok, so it isn’t specifically a cartoon website; but it includes a huge number of full-length cartoons for you to watch. One disadvantage of YouTube is that it doesn’t have a directory, or index, of cartoons like some of the other sites here, but you can find loads of cartoons by entering keywords into its search box. For example, enter ‘Mickey Mouse cartoons’ in the search box to find some classic Disney flicks. YouTube also integrates neatly with the Google search engine.
The greatest advantage YouTube has compared with cartoon sites is that it’s customizable. A few Google Chrome extensions add lots more playback and customization options to YouTube. For example, Magic Actions adds a Cinema Mode for more cinematic playback and extra color filter options. With the Turn off the Lights extension you can add new backgrounds and extra visual effects to the videos. This Tech Junkie guide provides further details for how you can customize YouTube with those extensions.
Super Cartoons is indeed a ‘super’ cartoon network website. This site includes more than 1,000 classic cartoons from renowned studios, such as Disney, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Paramount. This website has a more original design as it includes thumbnail previews of all its cartoons that you can click on to open the video pages. You can click Cartoons to open the full video index that has 51 pages. One notable thing the website lacks is a search box to search with, so isn’t easy to find more specific cartoons on the site. However, you can still filter cartoons according to production studio by pressing the Studios button. Another good thing about the site is that you don’t need to register, sign up or log in to watch the cartoons on it.
ToonJet also has many classic cartoons starring the likes of Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry, Superman, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop and other Hollywood animated superstars. This site has a polished design, with minimal ads, and the cartoon videos on it don’t include any ads either. You don’t need to register or sign in to the site to play cartoons on it, but it does have user accounts that enable you to rate and add cartoons to your favorites. There is a search box on ToonJet that you can search for videos with, which can come in handy. The website usually gets regular updates, and you can subscribe to ToonJet Toons to watch cartoons before they go live on the site. ToonJet even has its own Android app with which you can relive the golden age of cartoons on your tablet.
Go Go Anime
Go Go Anime is one of the best sites for watching Japanese cartoons. This website has a fairly extensive collection of anime cartoons listed on its Anime List index. Of course, a lot of those aren’t in English; but they all have subtitles and there are a few dubbed videos on the website. On this site, you can watch both shorter anime cartoons and animated films. The site also includes plot summaries for all the cartoons. Another good thing about Go Go Anime is that you can download its videos and play them in media players. You don’t need to register on the site to watch the cartoons, but those who do can bookmark animes and have some extra playback options. So if you’re a fan of anime cartoons, this is the website for you!
Cartoons On is one of the best sites for full-length animated films that gets fairly regular updates. This streaming website has a great collection of Disney, Pixar, Universal Pictures, Marvel Comics and Warner Bros cartoon movies. For example, here you can watch “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story-That Time Forgot,” “Wall-E,” “Brave,” “Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “101 Dalmatians,” etc. In addition, the website has a collection of dubbed anime motion pictures. However, Cartoons On doesn’t have an extensive repository of shorter cartoons; but does still include some cartoon show series such as “Tom and Jerry Classic.” If you’re searching for a specific cartoon, you can easily find it by entering the title in the site’s search box. The site also includes an interesting overview on the evolution of animations.
So who needs the Disney Channel? Instead, you can watch loads of great shorter cartoons and more extended animated films in your browser at Cartoons On, Go Go Anime, ToonJet, Super Cartoons and YouTube.