Top Cartoons That Did Not Deserve Cancellation

Cartoons today are being replaced by what some people call..."cartoons"...they are terrible, uninteresting and NOT funny or well thought up...

So here's a list of the top greatest shows that never should've been cancelled, in animation.

The Top Ten

1 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.

An amazing show that is one of my favorites. I loved it as a kid, and I still love it today. Its one of those shows that just gets even better with time and you can enjoy it at any age! Although I did enjoy some episodes of the third season, I thought it was rather rushed (not to mention, but I think the episodes I disliked of the third season are probably the most disappointing of the series. ) This show has great and extremely relatable characters. I also think Sam and Jazz are great female role models for younger viewers. This show was truly Butch Hartman's best.

But when I think about it, I'm actually glad the show has ended with a very satisfying ending. You could tell that Phantom Planet WAS going to be the last episode of the series (everybody finds out that Danny's a ghost). Of course I still think the ending came WAY too soon but it was still a great way to rap up the series.

But if I'm such a big fan, wouldn't I want to bring the show back? I'm sorry, but ...more

Danny Phantom had a beautiful and unique storyline. It's character development was so deep, you could empathize with the boy's troubles. As compared to many of the cartoons nowadays, which seem to focus only on dry, pointless humor, this particular show teaches one so many values and truths of life - everlasting friendships, morality, discrimination, how blind people can be when they follow the crowd.

I love the relationships built in the story itself. The love triangle between Danny and his two love interests, between Danny and his ghost-hunting parents (who plan on destroying Danny's ghost half), and between Danny and his best friends.

The characters were given human qualities too. Danny's best friend experienced jealousy over ghost powers, his arch enemy faces decades of bitterness that led to plans of revenge, and Danny himself had to overcome his selfish desires of cheating his way out.

To sum it all up, Danny Phantom was a cartoon that should never have been ...more

The last season of Danny Phantom was way too rushed. I personally think that they should have had an episode (actually, an hour and a half long movie) where Dan escapes the thermos. I really hate the fact that one of my two favorite cartoons of all time was cancelled and ended the way it was.

love it

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2 Invader Zim 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.

... You made this list just so Zim could be number 1, didn't you? Well, I understand. It's a truly funny and interesting show that died way too soon.

Best darn show ever! Invader zim should keep being #1! All of the characters are my favorite! This show deserves to be back on air making having new episodes

Invader zim DESERVES to be up in 1 people! It COULD of stayed in nick but no that chunk of sponge on did it!

This should be 1st

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3 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.

Animaniacs had it all: beautiful animation, catchy songs, fantastic writing, and great voice acting. It had humor that both kids and adults could enjoy. It was excellent on all levels. This show also gave us one of the few good examples of a cartoon spin-off: Pinky and the Brain. Animaniacs did not deserve to get cancelled as early as it did. I would have loved to have seen it run for one or two more seasons.

Personally I love them...considering now most kids would love this Cartoon now! I know I would and I am 17 but...I showed it to kids and they Loved it!

4 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

I'm aware that cartoons can easily turn bad if they stay on too long. Here's the thing: Jimmy Neutron still had infinitely more story potential to explore. I hope this show can somehow be brought back. It really deserved at least two more seasons than it got.

My favorite nick toons that should've been cancelled later or at LEAST 2011 or still go on

Should be #1

5 Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain was a classic that in my opinion provided excellent entertainment from kids and adults alike.

Would be sick film if made 2day

6 The Spectacular Spider-Man

What can I say? It's a great show! The charecters are three-dimensional and have plenty of personality, the animation is top notch, the humor is hilarious, the Green Goblin's story arc was handeled brilliantly, the voice acting is great (especially Josh Keaton as Spider-man), and it somehow made teen drama interesting. It's just a great show!

It's a great show! The best show of the 2000's! It was nothing but but perfect! And where did it go? GETTING CANCELLED AFTER ONLY TWO SEASONS! I hate Disney, Marvel, and Sony for cancelling this! - LegoVaderBatmanDude

This is one of the best shows ever!

Spectacular Spider-man was the best animated Spider-man T.V. show in my opinion. Greg Weisman, who also gave us Gargoyles and Young Justice, helped create a program that was accurate to the source material, had likeable characters, a compelling plot, and even managed to surprise many dedicated Spidey fans. This version of Peter Parker/Spider-man was funny, witty, and was a character with whom kids, teens, and young adults could relate. It is a major shame that it was replaced with the disgrace that is Ultimate Spider-man.

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7 Sonic SatAM

Shame on the network, it should have expanded on the third season and then Tails would have been given a larger focus on his role. Not to mention there gonna give Bunnie that too and introduce Knuckles or Metal Sonic. This is a much better darker interpretation than those recent Sonic games.

Too bad Ben Hurst is dead so reviving the series won't work

Bad thing is it ended of a cliffhanger. That's why it should be brought back. No sonic boom season 2! - spodermanfan1000

Best Sonic show ever!

8 The 7D The 7D The 7D is an American children's animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation, which premiered on Disney XD on July 7, 2014. It first air on Disney Junior block on December 2, 2014. then it aired on Disney Channel in late summer 2014. is a re-imagining of the title characters from ...read more.

This should be way higher! Ranked 1st! It's a darn shame I discovered it after its cancellation. It shold have lasted longer than 2 seasons! - AinezoChan

9 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

A simply AMAZING show! It had stunning artwork and some of the most memorable character's ever seen in a cartoon (my opinion). Not to mention, its probably one of the best cartoons that created an excellent balance of action and comedy (also light and dark). Now we are stuck with Teen Titians Go, a show that cannot even be COMPARED to the brilliance of the original. (however, its not as bad as I expected, but it still defiantly has its flaws and I would much rather watch the original show any day! )

The character development as well as their interactions made this show amazing. The plot was well thought out as well. The animation and character designs were top notch in its time and still is today. The voice acting and directing is incredible!

It's was a great show but I never liked robin and starfire together I always wanted raven and robin but the new teen titan go sucks

I miss that show a lot

10 Freakazoid Freakazoid Freakazoid! is an American animated television series created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini and developed by Tom Ruegger for the Kids' WB programming block of The WB.

Freakazoid is absolute genius. It took everything that was good about its predecessors and made them even better. It was more funny, more off the wall, and more underrated than any 90's toon.

Just watch, and bask in the brilliance. There's never been anything like it.

Freakazoid was, is and always will be in his own genre but got axed too soon..because of poor ratings kids were lame at that time or what

The Contenders

11 Gravity Falls 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 ...read more.

It wasn't cancelled, the creator ended it. - ResonatingScreamS

Gravity falls wasnt cancelled.

12 ChalkZone ChalkZone ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon.

Just was so creative. Made me look forward to something new every episode

Season 5 was about to be upgraded to be good.

Wait what do 70s kids think when they grew up with Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings?

13 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is a Disney XD show created by Jed Ellinoff and Scott Thomas and produced by Titmouse Inc. The characters were designed by Jhonen Vasquez, a creator from a Nickelodeon show, Invader Zim . ...read more.

This was a masterpiece. It needs a third season!

14 Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder is an American animated television series on Disney XD. Created by Craig McCracken, it follows Wander and his best friend and steed Sylvia. Adventurous and optimistic, Wander rides across the galaxy to help persons live freely, against the intentions of Lord Hater to rule the universe. ...read more.

Anything that's actually good these days will end up getting cancelled. It has been going on for a while: the networks, for some reason let disasters like Johnny Test, Teen Titans Go and Breadwinners stay on for a really long time. Fish Hooks, Yes, that disaster, ran for longer than this. This show was just starting to find an audience. With Gravity Falls, that ended to soon, but the creater decided that was when he wanted to end it. Craig McCracken wanted it to go on longer, but then Disney smashed a creation that was just starting to get some traction. Then, they killed it,vand They haven't been showing reruns. It was just so imaginative: it had great slapstick, The characters were silly, the concept wasn't like snything before it, and yet no, they didn't want it.

15 Young Justice

The plots were getting so good! I mean I just don't get the ending. I mean why show a new villain and kill off a character. Yup that's right they killed Kid Flash. He was my favorite character of them all. I swear WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE CANCELLED?!?!

Why would such a good show get cancelled? The plot and animation was the best I've ever seen. Just goes to show that if merchandise doesn't sell even awesome cartoons won't last.

Come on any DC comics fan knows this show is awesome! It SO didn't deserve to be cancelled.

16 Rocko's Modern Life 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 ...read more.

It should've been ON DEMAND is what it should've been - xandermartin98

Take this off the list, it was an adult cartoon like the typical Cartoon Network shows, it should've aired on Cartoon Network instead of Nick.

17 W.I.T.C.H. W.I.T.C.H. W.I.T.C.H. is a French-Italian-American animated television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name.
18 Tiny Toons
19 All Grown Up! All Grown Up! All Grown Up! is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. It is a spin-off of Rugrats, and takes place about ten years after the original series where the characters are now pre-teen to teenage.Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica, ...read more.

It does not deserve to end I'm mean sure I loved rugrarts but that's when they were babies I want to watch something with kids my age!

Actually, it did deserve to end. Ruined my childhood of Rugrats X( - RB-Number1-fan

20 Drawn Together Drawn Together Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting.

Lol. It deserved to get cancelled.

Fantastic cartoons. Wish it was still on..

Why's this abomination on here?

21 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

Could they not have waited until we got the Jungle Movie at least?

IT'S COMING BACK! : D

22 The Critic
23 King of the Hill 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.
24 Road Rovers

one of Tom Ruegger's most underrated cartoons ever made, only lasted about a season of 13 episodes, and the humour was based on 90s culture which was just brilliant.

I just found out about this Cartoon. Why did it get cancelled so early? It seems like a good show. I'll have to watch it one day. - nintendofan126

Road rovers was a awesome show! but then it was cancelled because merchandiser's were'nt interested! alway's about money...

Who would'nt love road rovers?! it was a 90's cartoon about six super dogs named hunter,Colleen,scout(nicknamed muzzle for the muzzle around his snout),shag,exile,and blitz!

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25 Courage the Cowardly Dog 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.

This show is my 4th favorite Cartoon Network show and there is only 1 bad episode in my opinion. It is Ball of Revenge. Well anyways this show is awesome and should deserve a reboot and hopefully it doesn't end up like teen titans go and the powerpuff girls 2016 reboot. - spodermanfan1000

This should never ever ever go off the air... Ever. I watch it on Netflix consistently

I loved that show! I loved Courage's computer-what a jerk laugh out loud!

26 Totally Spies Totally Spies Totally Spies! is a French-Canadian animated spy comedy television series created by Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel and produced by Marathon Media Group and Image Entertainment Corporation.

I hate that this show has been cancelled without the company letting the fans know that its REALLY gone now and the fact that they just suddenly stopped making episodes and never told anything to us about it is just straight up disgusting

It TOTALLY didn't deserve to be cancelled! But it's coming back this september so... Yay!

I really love the show there where very good things in there
I really like how they explored four things going on in their lives with school to Friendship and their families and keeping their secret from everyone else

27 TRON: Uprising

This show gave TRON fans something to live for while waiting for TRON 3 (AKA TRON: Ascension). When I learned they cancelled it, I was devastated. The animation was beyond amazing, the story has a very good base and has enough wiggle room to thrown in some side-stories, and it gives more background story and better all-around perspective to the world of TRON. The worst part, just like TRON: Legacy, is the fact that Disney left us ON A CLIFF HANGER (because TRON 3 was cancelled)! And Disney won't listen to the obvious uproar its viewers has on the cancellation of both Ascension and Uprising. I can think of dozens of shows and movies Disney should cancel and replace with the TRON series. It appeals to both adult and child audiences. Adults can focus on the story, while the children get their eye candy with the amazing animation, action, and all those lightbikes and lightjets!

PEOPLE, JOIN THE UPRISING AND GIVE A MESSAGE TO Disney: TRON LIVES!

Hey, I'm the guy who had the "tell Disney Tron lives" comment. I'm back because I forgot to mention that THE SOUNDTRACK, DIALOGUE AND EVERYTHING IS AMAZING! It really amazes me how Disney pulled the plug on such a well founded and good show with so much potential.

Great characters, great stories, great voice-acting, pretty much one the best things Tron-related. It got canceled way too soon. This and Avengers:Earth's Mightiest Heroes are easily one Disney 's best shows.

Disney doesn't know what to cancel and what to not. eg-Tron uprising, Split Second.

28 Wayside School

Is this based on the movie?

The show is funny. it should be number two on this list right after invader zim

Defiantely one of those cartoons with so much potential to be cancelled so suddenly. I hope that 3rd season comes some day. They should at least have given the show a real PROPER ending.

29 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

This was one of the best animated shows of all time and should definitely have had a third and fourth season. #bringbackavengersemh #joshkeatonisspiderman

THIS SHOW WAS AWESOME HAD AN AWESOME INTRO FLESHED OUT HEROES AND VILLANS IT WAS PLAIN AWESOME JUST LIKE JLU.

30 Robot and Monster Robot and Monster
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32 Codename: Kids Next Door
33 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.

If Nick's president was a man, Harvey Beaks would have never gotten cancelled. But it did, because a woman is Nick's president. - kcianciulli

34 Wolverine and the X-Men

IT WAS AWESOME IT TOLD THE STORY LINE IN THE COMIC SERIES CALLED DAYS OF FUTURE PAST WATCH IT!

35 Kim Possible Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.

I totally <3 Kim Possible a lot! And now, it's replaced with Phineas and Ferb! How could you do this to us, Disney Channel?! WHYY?! Why in the hell, Disney Channel, did you do this?!

36 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

"The city of Townsville! " Whenever I heard those words I flopped down on the couch haha!

37 Jimmy Neutron
38 Whatever Happened to...Robot Jones?

Seriously, Whatever happened to him?

I really wished It lasted longer. It has a great plot.

39 F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend

F-zero Gp Legend should be brought back in the air

40 CatDog CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.
41 Catscratch Catscratch Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel (also known for creating Earthworm Jim). It was aired on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on July 9, 2005. It is an adaptation of TenNapel's graphic novel, Gear, which is also the name of the cats' monster truck. The series ...read more.

While most of these shows had at least two seasons, catscratch only had one. - ilovelife

42 Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends is an adult animated flash series created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media.

Who put this on this list is evil - atomicboom

43 Sam and Cat Sam and Cat Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious.
44 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
45 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
46 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

This show always made me laugh. Its not on movie anymore either. The movies they make have Yoshi replaced by Toad.

47 Sym-Bionic Titan Sym-Bionic Titan Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated action science fiction television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish for Cartoon Network.

I wanna see more monsters and robots in one of my favorite monster battle shows! Plus, when will the gang try to save their home planet?

It absolutely DISGUSTS me to know that crap like what they show on Cartoon Network now gets undeservingly continue, while amazing shows like Sym-Bionic Titan doesn't even get a second chance

Legit raw fights, good animation and an awesome story

48 Napoleon Dynamite
49 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.

Dexter was so great! I wish they would bring it back! What a great show!

50 Cow and Chicken Cow and Chicken Cow and Chicken was an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
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