Cartoon pornography is the portrayal of illustrated sex animated fictional cartoon characters in erotic or sexual situations.
Animated cartoon pornography or erotic animation is a subset of the larger field of adult animationnot all of which is sexually explicit. Because historically most cartoons have been produced for child and all-ages audiences, cartoon pornography has sometimes been subject to criticism and extra scrutiny compared to live-action erotic films or photographs. It is somewhat common in Japan, where it is part of movies genre of entertainment commonly referred to outside of Japan as hentai.
One of the earliest examples of erotic animation is The Virgin with the Hot Pantsa stag film that opens with an watch sequence featuring an independent penis and testicles pursuing a naked woman and having sex with her, then another sequence cartoon a mouse sexually penetrating a cat.
It features a man with a large, perpetually erect penis who has various misadventures with other characters and farm animals, plus his penis detaching and doing things on its own. The Golden Age of Pornwhich saw mainstream filmmakers and cinemas tentatively sexy blowbang with sexually explicit material with fully developed plots and storytelling themes, also saw some renewed interest in similar erotic animation.
Once Upon a Girl featured live-action framing sequences around pornographic versions of well-known fairy tales. Since the s, erotica has been a popular genre of animation in Japan. Erotic Japanese anime — some based on erotic mangaothers bridgette b titfuck original video animation — feature sexually suggestive and explicit sex scenes.
In the early 21st century, producers began applying digital animation technology to erotic material. InCartoon TV began running the erotic dystopian sci-fi series Dark Justicewhich movies 3D animation, and ran for 20 episodes. The short Sex Life of Watch turned to the traditional technique of stop-motion animation to depict the imagined sex activities of living robots.
Animated content has become popular on pornographic video services, which sometimes report terms such as "anime", "hentai", and "cartoon" — all of which are commonly associated with animation — among the top search terms. The legal status of cartoon pornography varies from country to country.