Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Mako Crab, Oct 29, 2019.
Yeah, I almost mentioned this one as well. I love that cartoon.
Been meaning to check out the sequel that came out little while back. Haven't gotten around to it yet, though.
I'm torn. I'm kind of afraid to. You can't go home again, especially after so long. The idea that a completely new creative team could recapture the magic seems unlikely to me.
Yea, I agree, total new art style bothers me too. Feels idk, a bit flat and artificial. I don't know how to explain it more than that. It seems less fluid than the original's animation. Probably one of the reasons why I haven't gotten around to it yet.
My top three in Order and ignoring direct adaptations of previous works
Batman TAS/ Spawn TAS (Both of these took the original comic material in improved upon it greatly. The Spawn comic sucks compared to the version seen in the animated series, and Batman TAS not only created its own interpretation, but directly influenced the original comics and has since shaped the way the public sees Batman and co.)
If we include direct comic adaptations
Alfred A Quack
Special mentions: Ducktales 2017, Bob Morane, DevilMan Crybaby and the original Avatar.
Don't particularly like Korra, which I felt started incredibly strong, but then just deteriorated until it was just eye candy.
I was also going to include stuff like Dragonball and other anime that are just animated versions of the original comic, but then remembered how those all either start strong and just turn into parodies of themselves (DragonBall) or are just one off half seasons designed as advertisements to sell the manga and are never finished or given their own unsatisfying endings. Which makes them bad.
It was also kinda hard keeping Detective Conan off of the list, because I really, really loved that growing up, but I also feel like it's been extended past its natural lifespan too much.
Gundam Wing, Batman TAS, & Justice League.
Adventure Time was green-lighted on the theme song alone with the creator pitching it with his g-tar at a cartoon network big wig meeting... the rest is history. Best written show ever
Avatar: the last Airbender
Batman: the animated series
Superman: the animated series
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Justice League: unlimited
Codename:Kids Next Door
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Transformers: Armada: The Unicron Battles
Teen Titans (2003)
Ben 10:Alien Force
Static Shock was a great, underrated show that tackled sensitive and controversial topics that no other animated show would dare touch: Racism, bullying, drug abuse, etc, and this was WAY back in the mid 00's. I'm ashamed that I forgot to add it to my list.
And it ended on a cliffhanger.
My gym partners a monkey
The generation 1 cartoon
These are all the most well written cartoons I’ve ever seen on the face of the earth that didn't get enough credit for what they were. Shame they didn’t get any Emmy awards
The Spielberg Presents animation shows. Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and The Brain, and Freakazoid.
I think people are forgetting that comedy shows, not just action/dramas shows, can be brilliantly written too.
Ed, Edd, and Eddy
Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
Fosters home for imaginary friends
The first four seasons of SpongeBob and fairly oddparents
You're right, I did forget about those. Animaniacs is definitely one of the best written toons.
Also...the original Powerpuff Girls.
I was in my mid-20s when that show came on, and I loved watching it because it was so clever.
A lot of the early Cartoon Network and Adult Swim shows were brilliant. Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Lab, Sealab 2021, Brak Show, Cartoon Planet, Space Ghost Coast To Coast, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, Grim and Evil, Time Squad, Codename: Kids Next Door, Sheep In The Big City, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Two Stupid Dogs.
Cartoon Network once was the best place for Cartoons, after all. Not so much anymore, though.
Sponge bob or avatar
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Watch it, it has some interesting concepts)
Dragon Ball (No Z, GT or Super)
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