Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at the anime adaptation of everyone's favorite pocket monsters, Pokemon! Shortly following the debut of the massively popular video game in the '90s, an animated Pokemon series began airing internationally and has not stopped since. Despite changing subtitles a few times to reflect a new era of the game, the Pokemon anime has just recently begun its twentieth season, with almost a thousand episodes aired. This video takes a look at the history of the series, from its various inspirations to its spin-offs and feature adaptations.

Show notes:

  • You can get all of the first season of Pokemon on DVD here.
  • I'm not going to link to each individual season. Here is a link to some search results that will help you out.
  • Here's the first Pokemon movie. Here are the first three. Here are four more.
  • You can watch the spin-off series Pokemon Origins on Amazon Prime here.

Check out some installments of our other video series below, and let us know which cartoon series you think we should cover next in You Think You Know Cartoons?