Top 10 Animated Shows and Movies that are Good but Disappointing Compared to Certain Other Ones that Came Out Before Them

The Top Ten Animated Shows and Movies that are Good but Disappointing Compared to Certain Other Ones that Came Out Before Them

1 Camp Lazlo (good but disappointing compared to Rocko's Modern Life) Camp Lazlo is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray and produced by his company Joe Murray Productions with Cartoon Network Studios.

The target audience age was reduced way too much (naive and happy-go-lucky 10-year-olds as opposed to Rocko's morbidly depressed teenagers who relate to Radiohead's OK Computer album on a spiritual level), and the overall clever-ness and subversive-ness of the show were pretty much reduced accordingly; for all of you people complaining about John Kricfalusi being a one-hit wonder, so was Joe Murray, possibly to an even greater extent than John K's - xandermartin98

2 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (good but disappointing compared to Courage The Cowardly Dog and Spongebob Squarepants) The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and more.

Bland, annoying, terrible character designs, carries the Gross-Up Close-Up trope into such absolutely ridiculous excess that it even puts Ren & Stimpy itself to shame, etc (say what you will about Courage TCD itself being ungodly pretentious, but at least that show actually WAS, for the most part, the astonishingly artsy and atmospheric experience that it billed itself as) - xandermartin98

3 Family Guy (good but disappointing compared to The Simpsons and South Park) Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

Even during its heyday, it was by FAR the weakest out of the Big Three adult animated sitcoms (with the other two obviously being listed in this entry's parentheses); let's not even THINK about what it's devolved into now
(mean-spirited humor for the pure sake of it, the creator coming across as being extremely alt-right, blatant forced meme attempts for days, the cutaway gags getting worse and worse, Peter becoming more and more irredeemably evil, etc, etc, etc) - xandermartin98

4 Space Dandy (good but disappointing compared to Cowboy Bebop)

Still though, it DOES feature a dance-off so intense that it causes the next Big Bang, among various other ridiculously awesome, over-the-top and manly things, so it isn't ALL forgettable
(I get the point, however; CB's creator simply wanted to mix things up a bit by trying his hand at making a show with the exact opposite of CB's type of tone, as in "mostly silly rather than mostly serious", and overall, it worked out pretty decently but far from greatly) - xandermartin98

5 Incredibles 2 (good but disappointing compared to Incredibles 1)

The pretentious jokes of villains that Evelyn Deavor and the Screen Slaver were, we're looking at you (also, to an ironically far greater extent, the plot that is basically just a near-exact recycling of Incredibles 1's but with almost everything about it being made colossally worse and less interesting) - xandermartin98

6 Rocko's Modern Life (good but disappointing compared to The Ren & Stimpy Show)

The art style was extremely average-looking compared to R&S's, the jokes (for the most part) were far more typical "look at me, I'm smarter than you because I know what innuendo and satire are" fare, the main character became the LEAST interesting character (as opposed to Ren & Stimpy, in which the main character was far and away one of the MOST intriguing characters in all of western animation, PERIOD), the show generally gave off an extremely hipster-y and pseudo-intellectual vibe that was largely not present in R&s, etc
(objectively, however, Rocko definitely was a FAR better show in terms of overall writing quality) - xandermartin98

7 Superman: The Animated Series (good but disappointing compared to Batman: the Animated Series)

Superman was a lame and boring character as always, the show played it too safe and felt too much like an 80s cartoon (especially when comparing it to how astonishingly revolutionary and avant-garde its Batman counterpart was at its time), most of the villains were just plain cheesy and stupid, etc - xandermartin98

8 Rick & Morty (good but disappointing compared to The Venture Bros) Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

Simply put, it severely lacks TVB's soul and is very much the "overrated schlock" to its "underrated gem"; they're both extremely enjoyable to watch nevertheless, however - xandermartin98

9 Megamind (good but disappointing compared to The Incredibles)

Hate to break it to you, Tighten, but you're not even in the same LEAGUE as Syndrome - xandermartin98

10 Naruto (good but disappointing compared to Dragon Ball, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Fist of The North Star)

Not a bad show, per se, but extremely generic and one that might as well be re-named to "Filler"; even as far as basic action anime goes, this show is VASTLY outclassed by all of the examples listed in this entry's parentheses (and that's not even getting into truly top-tier stuff like FullMetal Alchemist and Death Note) - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Finding Dory (Good but Disappointing Compared to Finding Nemo)
12 Despicable Me (Good but Disappointing Compared to Shrek)
13 Inside Out (Good but Disappointing Compared to Toy Story)
14 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (Good but disappointing compared to the original Rocko's Modern Life)
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