As we get closer and closer to Halloween, the cultural pull to dig out some creepy classics and monster movies grows ever stronger. But not everyone is into hardcore horror or blood and gore. Luckily, the history of animation is loaded with examples of monstrous cartoons that run the spectrum from the truly spooky to the straight-up silly. There’s something for everyone out there, and we’ve put together the best to satisfy your craving for family-friendly Halloween fare.
This list of the 25 Most Monstrous Cartoons Ever is going to stick to series that are appropriate (or at least intended) for kids, so that means we won’t be including any mature cartoons, bloodily violent animated series, or a good chunk of anime. We’ll also be sticking mostly to monsters in the classic sense, avoiding things like aliens, robots, or interdimensional beings. It’s a subjective list so there’s some gray area for discussion, but either way I hope we’ve included some nostalgia-friendly shows for your enjoyment!
Check out the list below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments: