Top 10 Reasons Why the 2000s Had the Best Cartoons

FreeBoy
Honestly, the late 1990s and early-to-mid 2000s had the best cartoons in them. Here's why!

The Top Ten

1 Cartoons nowadays rely solely on fart jokes

Teen Titans Go in a nutshell. Also remember The Lion King (1994) didn't want Pumbaa to say fart? - codgtamk34

*Point fingers at Breadwinners and Sanjay & Craig* - FreeBoy

Behold NOSTALGIA! : The top - Pato_cargo

The 2000’s was the best for cartoons. - RadioHead03

2 80s cartoons were frequently little more than toy commercials

I agree with this.
Also, nice list you made, but none of the items have to do with shows that came out during the 2000's. If you put more items on this list, please include ones about 2000's shows because the items I see are only talking about pre-2000's and post-2000's cartoons/cartoon moments. Thank you. - Jasmine21064

Mom is blind to agree that it was cheap toy ads that last 30 minutes of life. - Maddox121

Watch things like He-Man, Dungeons and Dragons or G1 MLP to prove my point. - FreeBoy

3 All the cartoons nowadays look the same

Shows like Steven Universe, Gravity Falls or Star vs. the Forces of Evil are animated in the same CalArts style. - FreeBoy

4 Tons of pointless 11-minute dramas

Such as Adventure Time and Steven Universe. CARTOONS SHOULD BE ABOUT COMEDY ONLY (Unless they're action shows)! - FreeBoy

5 Pre-existing cartoons got worse in the 2010s

SpongeBob was great in the early 2000s, became bad with "Good Neighbors" in 2005, and now we have post-sequel episodes, WHICH ARE A LOT WORSE THAN POST-MOVIE! The last good episode was "What's Eating Patrick? "! - FreeBoy

6 Atrocious off-model moments

For example, look at Steven Universe and OK KO Let's Be Heroes. Those shows almost look like they're TRYING to be off-model, for God's sakes! - FreeBoy

7 New shows that just copy older ones

For example, Regular Show copies Rocko's Modern Life! - FreeBoy

8 Crappy reboots of old shows

Granted, Ben 10 sucked at the start, but they RUINED the Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans, which were amazing! - FreeBoy

9 Boomerang got rid of most of the good classics

This item seems to be irrelevant, as it doesn't say anything about the quality of any cartoons. Just because they don't air anymore doesn't mean they're not good. As far as I'm concerned, the best cartoons are from the 1980s or earlier-you can't beat the classics, you just can't. (And I know about the "toy commercial" angle for the 80s, but again, this doesn't mean it's not entertaining. And not EVERY cartoon in that era was a toy commercial-see Inspector Gadget, the original Ducktales, Simpsons (yes it started in the 80s), etc.)

The only good shows left are the original Looney Tunes and the original Tom & Jerry!
There are other good shows (like Dexter's Lab and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), but they only air after midnight for some reason! - FreeBoy

And they spam the hell out of Tom and Jerry. - codgtamk34

10 Nicktoons and NickSplat got rid of most of their classics

Now, they only air their 2010s shows (not counting FOP or SpongeBob). And the only good shows left on NickSplat are Rocko's Modern Life and The Ren & Stimpy Show, and the other good 90s Nicktoons all got removed for some reason! - FreeBoy

The Contenders

11 2000s cartoons has more mature content
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1. Pre-existing cartoons got worse in the 2010s
2. Boomerang got rid of most of the good classics
3. Atrocious off-model moments
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1. Cartoons nowadays rely solely on fart jokes
2. 80s cartoons were frequently little more than toy commercials
3. All the cartoons nowadays look the same
FreeBoy

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