Top 10 Ugly-Looking but Well-Written Animated Seriesxandermartin98
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I honestly think the art style is pretty good.
This art style is not ugly - TwilightKitsune
The cutout animation style actually really fits South Park like a glove. I couldn't picture the show looking any other way. - phillysports
The 2000s era of this show was very truly some of the greatest satire to ever grace television, presented by characters who were literal paper cutouts produced in deliberately the cheapest and crudest way possible - xandermartin98V 10 Comments
The fanbase ruined this show for me - MegaSoulhero
Arguably makes even Family Guy look good graphic-wise
Also quite arguably makes even South Park look like a miserable joke writing-wise - xandermartin98
I think the visuals are just fine.
This is far from ugly. - MrKiteV 3 Comments
Honestly, the boiling outlines really made Ed, Edd n Eddy stand out in terms of art style in comparison to other Cartoon Network originals at the time. The characters may look ugly to an extent, but you got to give credit to its slapstick humor along with its incredibly diverse and creative sound effects library that's become so famous that it's a widespread Internet meme for YouTube videos now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
As rebeltaxi states, the producers are proud of their imperfection
Eh, I can see where they are coming from, but the shaky lines on characters isn't amature, it's supposed to be that way literally. The first season lacks color and what colors it does have are washed out, but as usual, as the series goes on, the animation becomes more clear and much more colorful. The show on the other hand I won't get into because I could and have gone on an entire rant on how great the show is!
What should I say abou this series...
What do you think Plank?
Yeah this animation is terrible - iliekpiez
This is probably the best example of the idea of ugly-looking, well-written shows. - MrKite
This shouldn't even be on the list. - RobertWisdom
It's way better than what Chris Savino did to Dexter's Laboratory.
Ugly CGI? Holy hell, yes, even though it actually looked quite impressive for its time when compared to Reboot
Dung heap? Compared to shows like Rocko and Invader Zim, yes, but on its own merits...hey, that's pretty GOOD - xandermartin98
Reboot is much older, though. That's like comparing a moldy orange and a fresh one. - OomlaGuhmaGagh
Come on its early CGI its only after the 90s. Some people confuse it as a 90s cartoon because it came not long after. Please remember you are on a computer and you know what the C stands for in CGIV 8 Comments
"If Total Drama went full-on self-aware" - xandermartin98
Nah. This show sucks. Even though it was created by Phil Lord and Chris Miller - MegaSoulhero
Say whaaa? - Not_A_Weeaboo
Wait, ugly? Sure, there were gross-out jokes, but it's practically the pinnacle of T.V. animation. It's one of the most painstakingly-animated series out there, and it looks beautiful as a result. Every frame is funny in its own way, because of the dedication of dozens of very talented animators. The appearance of the show exceeds its writing, which is still good, but produced some bland plots, which were elevated by the execution. This does not belong here. - OomlaGuhmaGagh
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So funny but so gross!
WHY tf is Kick Buttowski the picture for this? - MUSHROOM
The picture is totally big mouth. - Not_A_Weeaboo
This show is not well-written. It's just garbage. - phillysports
I guess someone should replace the picture.V 1 Comment
Just over-exaggerated immature teenagers.
Not that B&BH ever actually do say anything even remotely intelligent (for the most part), but the way that they talk to each other is just so eerily realistic that it's downright uncanny (yes, I know that was redundant) - xandermartin98
This show used to creep me out as a kid. - RobertWisdom
The colours are the only bad thing about chowder.
Why does this seems familiar to Candle Cove?
Laugh out loud funny Cartoon Network show.
Well Writen?! - s646451
Overrated, overwrought, overdone in its art style and RIDICULOUSLY over-reliant on sex/sight gags, yes, but the sheer level and especially audacity of social satire presented in this show is quite honestly unlike any other (technically) non-adult cartoon ever made (yes, you heard me; there is, in fact, a MUCH larger diversity between this and The Ren & Stimpy Show than it initially lets on) - xandermartin98
That was a hoot! - JCHOW
Deny it all you want, but this and Regular Show were the only things keeping Cartoon Network alive during the early 2010s for good reason
In this show's case, it featured story arcs big enough to actually give even ANIME a run for its money at times - xandermartin98
Today Every Cartoon Network Show Nowadays Pretty Much Have The Same Exact Animation - WWEWBMortalKombatFan
Adventure Time's art style was adorable. I even used to draw in its style - TwilightKitsune
I love the art style of Adventure Time. It spawned a lot of copycats, however... - phillysports
I lost interest in this show after a while - MegaSoulheroV 2 Comments
I honestly disagree with this one being well written.
Another show that isn't particularly intelligent but still qualifies for this list due to how realistically it portrays the family depicted in it (cough, besides Angelica, cough) - xandermartin98
Yep. Rugrats is an absolute classic. - MegaSoulhero
Maybe not compared to Rocko, but let's not be TOO extreme of elitists here - xandermartin98
I never saw the art style as ugly, I think it's pretty nifty. Awesome show too, still love it as an adult as much as I did as a kid. - SailorSedna
The art style is strange and the concept sounds stupid. But it's by far the greatest cartoon show I have ever seen. It's so so realistic that it's depressing and it's a very intelligent way of trope deconstruction. It perfectly shows the characteristics of depression and that real life isn't a sitcom where all problems are solved at the and of the episode
This is a great show, and I thought I would hate it due to the dumb concept, but no, I really like it. - AliciaMae
Best cartoon on Netflix - MegaSoulhero
Don’t let the cute animals and bright colors fool you this is one of the most realist, heart-wrenching cartoons out there
Nothing wrong with the animation. - RobertWisdom
Butt humor is well written? I never knew
The best cartoon and funny cartoon
I actually like how it looks. It doesn't look ugly to me. - TheFourthWorld
Vicky is the only ugly one. - OnyxDash
The name makes me think it’s a ripoff of pickle and peanut.
Well, it's so much better than crappy Family Guy or plagiarised American Dad.
Love this show so much - Froglamb
Not ugly and not really meant to be on this list. Just more simplistic when compared to the original series.
Still doesn't stop the series from being crap nonetheless. - OnyxDash
Whoever submitted this deserves to be tortured in hell, FOREVER - MUSHROOM
I hate this show it ruined the orignal Teen Titans and made it look like a joke
It’s the exact opposite. Better looking but horribly written - MrCoolC
Trolls think the first season of Pokemon is ugly. Maybe the banned episodes.
Well trolls think South Park, Ed, Edd 'n Eddy, Beavis and Butt Head and Ren and Stimpy is well written so lets add preschool shows. I've seen uglier preschool shows. BOOHBAHHH!
(cough, South Park is actually legitimately one of the best-written shows ever, cough) - xandermartin98
Why are they making a live action movie? - MegaSoulhero
This is a troll, right? - xandermartin98V 1 Comment
I don't think so. The art style is absolutely beautiful (the only reason I kept watching the show).
This show is awesome, with tiny bits of gore here and there. - IceFoxPlayz
Not even that ugly.
It doesn't look that bad.
THIS is well-written? Seriously? - Popsicles
Well I do like this show, but if you're a troll putting this on, this is not funny - BoyGenius234
Are we just gonna put every cartoon on this list? In what world would this be considered an ugly-looking cartoon? - MegaSoulhero
Why don't we just pretend that that 2016 version never even existed? Old version of PPG stills holds up for many years to come.
This ain’t ugly - AliciaMae
What the hell is that picture - Drawbox
My childhood - MegaSoulhero
Pikachu give the fandom seizures!
and we will put the blame on Porygon we can't get rid of Pikachu.
Team Rockets new disguise - Lets give James boobs.
How can anyone say this show looks bad?
This show is the best
Overrated - MegaSoulhero
Stare at the chins of Peter and Chris.
This show is abominable. - RobertWisdom
No, it's not ugly-looking. The show is supposed to have the style of the goth culture from the characters, and it shows the way it was intended on the setting of the story. Also, I watched it in 2006 and it was GOOD. - yamionthetrap
Speaking of ugly CGI, here's a show that'll REALLY take you back to the past (even though it was made in like the mid-1990s) - xandermartin98
Even if this show is well written, I really can't get past the animation that borders on sickening. - kempokid
Ugly? Yeah. Well-written? No. This is one of the worst shows I've ever watched. The butt jokes are so irritating and immature it's not even funny. Also, the plot sucks.
It’s the opposite actually. Not counting the YouTube pilot, the animation actually looks kinda good. But the writing is all wrong. - AliciaMae
No its not, it is the worst show Nickelodeon has ever produced...ever - MUSHROOM
At this point, I feel like someone is trolling the list. I find it hard to believe that there is actually anyone out there who actually likes this awful cartoon. Literally nothing is good about it. One of the worst cartoons ever. - MegaSoulhero
Go ninja! Go ninja! Go! Sorry. I just had to. - MegaSoulhero
Um, no. This is a terrible cartoon. - MegaSoulhero
The only thing I’ve seen of this cartoon was that stupid copyright video. I had to watch it 3 times in fact. - MegaSoulhero
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