Top 10 Animated Shows and Movies that Very Few People Admit are Incredibly Overrated

Exceedingly popular targets are not allowed here, such as:
Ren & Stimpy
Invader Zim
Spirited Away
Avatar: Last Airbender
Rick & Morty
The Simpsons
South Park
Toy Story 3
Family Guy
My Little Pony
The Lion King
Spongebob Squarepants
The Fairly Odd Parents
Dragon Ball Z
One Punch Man
Attack On Titan
One Piece

(However, if the show has at least one understatedly overhyped film adaptation, then go ahead and add that)

The Top Ten

1 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.

I swear at least one list about something being overrated gets published every week. Remember kids, if you want to make top 10 new lists, just make it "Top 10 most overrated *insert subject here*" - Mcgillacuddy

Sorry, guys; "most iconic" cartoon has NEVER meant the same thing as "best", and the absence of pretty much anything other than slapstick in this show is living proof - xandermartin98

What this is subjective - Himalayansalt

The actuals cartoons aren't the best, but the voice acting is amazing. June Foray and Arthur Q. Bryan were great. Mel Blanc is 1 of the best voice actors ever. His dedication was amazing and inspiring. - girlcool

2 Toy Story

Well, if nothing else, its ambition certainly made CGI in movies look a bit LESS ugly than before - xandermartin98

Well, yeah, I love this movie, but it is a bit overrated, I found Toy Story 2 to be a bit better - darthvadern

I agree but it's still great - B1ueNew

3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The music is pretty memorable

That old meaningless "but it's actually UNDERrated" excuse. No, far too many people have made that claim, so it can't be underrated anymore.

Backtracking in the footsteps of The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers Infinity War, here we have yet another film that would be literally NOTHING without its main villain being as ridiculously amazing as he is; seriously, name ONE thing memorable about this film besides Frollo - xandermartin98

It's actually underrated. Since Tony Jay is my favorite actor I tend to find any film he was in underrated. - girlcool

4 The Incredibles

Yes, Incredibles 2 WAS an extremely disappointing sequel to the masterpiece that the first film was, but its signature Pixar charm was literally the only thing making the first film so good in the first place; otherwise, it was actually a pretty generic superhero flick overall
(list-titling pun MASSIVELY intended, by the way) - xandermartin98

At least it's not as much as coco or inside out - B1ueNew

Thank you for having this movie here, everywhere I see this is everyones favourite Pixar movie and I have no idea why, it's honestly my second least favourite Pixar movie, oh and also, Syndrome is one of my least favourite Pixar villians - darthvadern

5 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Considerably less overrated than its spiritual predecessor The Simpsons for sure, but still reeks of lowest-common-denominator syndrome and contains humor that is directed at almost entirely the wrong demographic of audience for what the show actually is (also horrendously jumped the shark once the movies started coming out, much like Spongebob Squarepants before it) - xandermartin98

6 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

Yes, I DO realize that I've said pretty much everything there is to say about this show, but ask almost ANY proper, non-biased critic and he/she will most likely tell you that overall, this show is pretty great indeed but OBSCENELY far from perfect; that, and if Joe Murray seriously thinks that EVERY single episode of this show is "top notch", then BOY is he a HELL of a lot more egotistical than I initially thought (cough, Leap Frogs, Nothing To Sneeze At, With Friends Like These, Seat To Stardom, Rug Birds, Belch Of Destiny, Mama's Boy, cough)
In conclusion, it's a phenomenal show indeed (for what it's worth) and has most certainly earned its place on the animation "god tier" as far as Nickelodeon comedy cartoons are concerned, but it's SEVERELY outdated in the grand scheme of animated sitcoms (to be fair, though, it DID, for the most part, borderline-seamlessly fuse Looney Tunes and South Park together in a way that almost no other cartoon since its release has ever even come ...more - xandermartin98

A little overrated. - girlcool

7 My Neighbor Totoro

Even by Ghibli standards, this film is flat-out ridiculously overglorified, almost TO Spirited Away's extent

I greatly admire Studio Ghibli's animation skills and how adorably sweet and innocent this film manages to be while still being enjoyable for all ages of audience members, but honestly, I have pretty strict tolerance limits when it comes to how long a children's bedtime story can drag itself (not to mention its merchandising campaign) out for before I start to lose interest - xandermartin98

Spirited Away was better, but I don't consider this to be overrated, I rarely hear people talk about it, I thought it was pretty good - darthvadern

8 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Overhyped by memes. Nothing really special in it.

Jonathan Joestar: Do you remember every time this show introduced a new ridiculously overpowered stand and/or very blatantly proved itself to be more-or-less exactly the same as every other crazily over-the-top shonen anime?

Dio Brando: Do you remember every couple pages of the manga that you've read? - xandermartin98

9 Courage The Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

Great show but really only had a few actually scary episodes (Muriel Blows Up is a VERY good example that unfortunately gets overshadowed quite a bit by King Ramses and the Headless Horsemen) - xandermartin98

I agree as well - B1ueNew

10 The Iron Giant

As much as I absolutely adore this film; I must admit:
seeing its titular protagonist in Ready Player One pretty much cemented this for me - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Zootopia

You probably already know how I feel about this movie, so I won't repeat it to avoid controversies - darthvadern

Not Overrated At All. Zootopia Was A Decent Movie. - masoncarr2244

Cliche plot. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Absolutely. this movie is just an absolute mess. the moral, while in the right place, is preachy and doesn't know how it wants to lend itself to the story. as for the story itself, it was not engaging and the twist villain was both incredibly obvious and incredibly shoehorned in at the same time, something I didn't even know was possible. - ListerBlister

12 Frozen
13 Toy Story 3

Yeah definitely, it isn't nearly as good as the first two and some of the scenes were really disgusting, not a horrible movie though but it's the worst Pixar movie (and for those who will reply and ask me about Cars 2, that movie was awesomne in my opinion) - darthvadern

The description of the list literally says not to add it on the list...

Dang it, I said NOT to add easy targets (what's next, Invader Zim? ) - xandermartin98

Yes because Invader Zim is overrated crap.

14 My Little Pony My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.
15 The Lego Batman Movie

The only lego movie I liked was the ninjago movie, but even that wasn't great - darthvadern

I'm sorry but this movie was way too cringey for my taste - B1ueNew

16 Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television more.
17 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.
18 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. more.

Very overrated - darthvadern

19 The Lion King
20 The Lego Movie

Not bad but it is overrated - B1ueNew

21 Inside Out (2015)

This movie was very average for me, sorry. - nerffan8000

22 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.

Good show, just not the greatest. - Drawbox

23 Wall-E

It is overrated but awesome - B1ueNew

24 Finding Dory

I thought it was even better than Finding Nemo in my opinion, but yeah, it's a bit overrated - darthvadern

25 Finding Nemo

See my comment for Finding Dory - darthvadern

26 The Little Prince

If you mean the cartoon, I don't find it overrated, but it's certainly not that good, it's so repetivive and all episodes uses the same formula, the Wind planet episode was awesomne though - darthvadern

27 Spirited Away

Nah, it's pretty underrated if you ask me, when I was in 7th grade, I was the only one who had seen the movie before we saw it, which is weird since this is one of the best movies ever made - darthvadern

Unpopular opinion, this movie is overrated. It's good and all, but overrated - Gangem

28 Howl's Moving Castle
29 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

I don't agree here since I barely know anyone who watches it and it's never talked about. TTG is overrated but that's widely admitted. Neither belong - EliHbk

30 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D
31 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also more.
32 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
33 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
34 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
35 Sonic the Hedgehog
36 Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.
37 Cars
38 Princess Mononoke
39 Beauty and the Beast
40 Isle of Dogs
41 Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her more.
42 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
43 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
44 King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.

People always praise this show, but I can never get into it. It's boring and dull.

45 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
46 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
47 Monster Monster (Japanese: モンスター Hepburn: Monsutā, sometimes referred to as "Naoki Urasawa's Monster") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. Monster has been critically acclaimed, with the manga having won several awards and its anime adaptation being called one of more.
48 Legend of the Galactic Heroes
49 Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.
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