I think you have to designate between pre-Simpsons or post-Simpsons, the writing in the post-Simpsons crop to me is superior, clever & poignant. For graphics & artwork it all goes back to Fantasia which set the standard which may or may not have been surpassed by the current computer graphics. I believe this is still debatable. As a kid I loved Tom Terrific, Heckle & Jeckle, Felix The Cat, Mighty Mouse, as well as Micky. Minnie, Donald, Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey & Louie and that whole Disney family. After Rocky & Bullwinkle & The Flintstones I kinda lost interest until I had kids. They turned me on to the (maybe not so) subtleties of South Park, Sponge Bob, Family Guy, etc.which I now love also.