Top 10 Ugly-Looking but Well-Written Animated Seriesxandermartin98
The Top Ten
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 - xandermartin98
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
This is the best and I think this is the fastest animation I ever seen like 6 day'sV 9 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
Yeah the art style is ugly but the show is great. - The01Bro
I think the visuals are just fine.V 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
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!
Noticing a trend here? - xandermartin98
Even if the animation is janky and low it’s still good not the best but I still like itV 4 Comments
This is probably the best example of the idea of ugly-looking, well-written shows. - MrKite
Yeah this animation is terrible - iliekpiez
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
Animation is average in my opinion - thunderstar1124
I really don't like the extremely gross, uncanny animation that this show has - kempokid
Gotta blast.V 5 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
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
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
Ugly? - AliciaMaeV 2 Comments
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
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
Butt humor is well written? I never knew
The best cartoon and funny cartoon
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
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
If anything it's quite the opposite for this show. The writing is astonishingly terrible, and the only half-redeeming aspect of this show is the art style. It at least LOOKS okay, but it's super lazy and resembles GoAnimate. - ripcurl113
It’s the exact opposite. Better looking but horribly written - MrCoolCV 1 Comment
Why are they making a live action movie? - MegaSoulhero
This is a troll, right? - xandermartin98
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!
Wait what! he does this
come on come on I am orange OOORANGE
Dora is a bad boy
= he acts to young for his age
This show is awesome, with tiny bits of gore here and there. - IceFoxPlayz
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
It doesn't look that bad.
What the hell is that picture - Drawbox
My childhood - MegaSoulhero
How can anyone say this show looks bad?
This show is the best
Overrated - MegaSoulhero
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
Someone doesn’t know what ugly means apparently - MegaSoulhero
Gumball had the best art style of any Cartoon Network show ever and that's a fact. - TwilightKitsune
I personally love Gumball's visuals for refining the style they went for with the photograph backgrounds and multiple animation styles that didn't simply look like a bad gimmick - kempokid
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