Where to Watch Cartoons Online for Free

'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy,' 'South Park,' Adult Swim and More

Looking for classic episodes of Family Guy or Aqua Teen Hunger Force? Or even old Looney Tunes cartoon? These websites allow fans to watch The Simpsons, Family Guy, and more cartoons online for free. Well, financially free. You'll have to watch some commercials during the stream, but that's a small price to pay to catch up on your favorite animated TV shows.

FOX on Demand

The Simpson Family
The Simpson Family. FOX

Fox is finally on board with allowing fans to watch streaming video of their shows. Now you can enjoy full episodes of The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad. The episodes are made available after airing on television first.


TMI - South Park
TMI - South Park. Comedy Central

SouthParkStudios.com offers full-length episodes of every from every season. SouthParkStudios.com, from its inception, has offered fans more multimedia than any other major network show, including pictures, sound bites, commentary and behind-the-scenes goodies. Now, SouthParkStudios.com offers full episodes for viewing on your own time. Each episode can be watched almost immediately after it airs.

Adult Swim

Dethklok - Metalocalypse
Dethklok - Metalocalypse. Adult Swim

Adult Swim has always been on the cutting edge with the shows they air late at night. Adult Swim cartoons use unique animation, adult humor and surrealism to entertain fans. So it's fitting that Adult Swim would be one of the first websites to offer full episodes of their shows, even before they air. On Friday evenings, you can watch entire new episodes of shows before they air the following Sunday. You could literally spend hours watching TV online with episodes of Family Guy, , , and so many more. Are they the coolest or what?

Comedy Central

Futurama Cast Picture
Futurama Cast Picture. Futurama TM and © 2010

Comedy Central, early on, knew the power of the digital age better than their big network competitors. Comedy Central began offering full episodes of their hot shows to watch on their own broadband channel, Motherload. Now Comedy Central offers full episodes of cartoons like , Ugly Americans, , Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist and more. You may have to drill down the menus at the top of the screen, but you will be rewarded.


Naga - The Legend of Korra
Naga - The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has aired top-notch cartoons for over a decade. You can watch clips or full episodes from their current programming, like The Legend of Korra, The Penguins of Madagascar and, of course, SpongeBob SquarePants.

Cartoon Network

Star Wars The Clone Wars
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'. Lucasfilm/Cartoon Network

So many cartoons! Not only can you watch shows that are airing right now, like The Amazing World of Gumball, but you can also watch older cartoons like Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken!


Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head. MTV

MTV was originally known ​for showing music videos. Then the network added to its cool factor by offering off-beat, late-night cartoons like and . Though MTV has moved away from those glory days to offering a non-stop idiot-fest of reality TV shows, you can still catch episodes of classic and new episodes of , and Good Vibes at MTV.com. Use the search box to find full episodes.


Family Guy - Dog Gone
Family Guy - Dog Gone. Twentieth Century Fox

Got lost in nostalgia! Hulu, a joint venture of FOX and NBC, offers not only current cartoons like Family Guy, but also old favorites like Fat Albert and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Find Saturday morning cartoons under genre.

Kids DHX

Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!. DHX Media

Kids DHX claims to be for kids, but its roster of cartoons seems to play more for kids from the '70s and '80s than today. Though they offer episodes of current cartoons, like Mudpit, you can also watch ol' chestnuts like World of QuestTrollz and Mummies Alive! (pictured).

Looney Tunes on YouTube

Bugs Bunny - Looney Tunes
Bugs Bunny - Looney Tunes. Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Online showcases some of the best moments from the animated classic which introduced us to infamous characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales and many others.

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