Top Ten Worst Decades for Animation

Sometimes you can have a whole decade without a good cartoon...which is honestly quite sad.ALL decades have at least 3 or 4 good cartoons running at the least, but today we`ll be looking at the worst of those decades, maybe it was a new system that ruined animation, or maybe it was just one cartoon or movie that ruined it.

The Top Ten

1 1960s

Well, Walt Disney died that decade, so you can imagine Disney was dying...Hanna Barbera tried to keep the then genre alive with sub par hit and miss shows like the Flintstones and Scooby Doo...other than that it was a mixed bag...not too good. - DapperPickle

The 2000's had some bad times, but in the 60's 90% of cartoons (probably) were horrible - Martinglez

T.V. Tropes pretty much describes this dark age of animation best. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

But the 1960's was the era of early anime.

2 2010s

Unlike how you can easily enjoy the time of your life in this decade, it's literally the opposite for animation overall.

Now I will give it that we've gotten some good shows and movies from CN, Nick, Disney, etc.

It doesn't help the fact that it's a legitimate downward spiral not into mediocrity, but into DOOM!

I get it that the 80's, Disney's worst years, 2006-2008, the 1960's, etc. have been in the ranks from weak to bad but at least we can all learn from them in a snap.

But let's face reality everyone, 2010 was and I mean THE PEAK!

Disney and Pixar are losing their magic because they've won almost every year in this decade, great ideas are getting killed due to "Creative differences", Dreamworks suffered from FOUR write downs, way too many pointless fillers, sequels and reboots, and I can easily prove that this list can expand upon many flaws.

Even with the cartoons on television are being bumped out by even more garbage like ...more

Too much CGI all the way, This should be Number One and we are hope that this kind of animation likely to be died off

I sometimes hate being a teenager in the 2010s, which means I was 13 in 2013.
I sometimes wish I was born 10 years earlier in 1989, so I could be 13 in 2003 and 30 in 2020
--Hi Generation Y, here if you was born in 1989 you would be 13 in 2002 and 30 in 2019.

I thought this would be #1 right before I opened the list. I was pretty close. - Synchronocity

3 1970s

Considering how similar each cartoon was becoming at that time, as well as Disney doing pretty unsuccessfully, and not much competition away from those, the 70's didn't have much memorable work in terms of animation.

No, Looney Tunes never had another theatrical cartoon again until the 80s. Tom and Jerry became friends in that horrible 1975 show, I just don't like Pink Panther, and wasn't Jonny Quest from the 60s?

Should be on #2

Just a bunch of weird forgettable stuff put in one bag, Disney had still lost their groove and weren't doing any better...but we still had Looney Tunes,Tom and Jerry,Pink Panther,Johnny Quest, which are some of the best cartoons ever made. - DapperPickle

4 2000s

Hey, the 2000's was an awesome decade for animation. At least as far as anime and anime-influenced animation are concerned. Although the downside would be that the late 1990's and early 2000's was the decade of those awful direct-to-video sequels, but that alone doesn't make a whole decade bad. At least this era introduced a ton of great anime as well as several western animated shows that were anime-styled or inspired, you have got to admit.

Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were pretty much known for going downhill around this point. The former suffering during the Stuart Snyder era and the latter basically undergoing network decay as a result of putting too much focus on SpongeBob SquarePants and poor network decisions. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Ah, the time era I was born in. I thought every cartoon I watched was "amazing" Now as an almost 16 year old, I think some of these shows are terrible. I f@king thought Caillou and Dora was amazing but I was super young at the time.

2000s, YOU ARE SCUM! YOU REPRESENT EVERYTHING WRONG WITH KIDS IN THE 21ST CENTURY! LIFE WAS STILL GOING GOOD UNTIL YOU SHOWED UP! Oh sure, there are people who say "Oh, but Grojfan100, the EARLY 2000s were so good! " BULLSPIT! IT'S THE SAME DECADE THAT IT WAS LATER! (I looked back on the early 2000s, and no, they were NOT good. They're just as bad as the mid to late 2000s). The only difference is that it still had SOME creativity, and A LITTLE bit of heart. It's still just an abysmal decade full of really bad cartoons and everything! I really hate how Cartoon Network earned more respect than Nickelodeon! Cartoon Network's second logo WAS that bad. Jim Samples was the one who killed Cartoon Network! I HAVE ALWAYS HATED ED, EDD N EDDY! THE CITY ERA OF CARTOON NETWORK WAS TOTAL GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY CHANGED THEIR LOGO IN 2004! IT HAD WAY TOO MANY BAD CARTOONS, AND SUPERJAIL! IS NO EXCEPTION! CHRIS SAVINO WAS THE ONE WHO RUINED DEXTER'S LABORATORY AND THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! YES, it may have ...more

5 1990s

The Lion King was made during this time and we all know why I hate it so much, it sucked big time. Other animated movies and shows made at the time didn't fare well, either; Instead of being original, many non-Disney movies had to cash in the success of Disney's films. Some of the worst and most overrated animated shows were also made during this time despite that there were some good ones made, too.

Yeah some good but the worst - Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Catdog, Cow and Chicken, Ed, Edd 'n Eddy, SpongeBob began, South Park, Beavis and Butthead, The Three Friends and Jerry, Mega Babies, Angela Anaconda, I AM Weasel, Courage The Cowardly Dog. I even watched some of them when I was a kid but they are just when the animators went lazy.

The Lion King and Toy Story are fantastic - PeeledBanana

No, The Lion King is not fantastic.

6 1910s

Did they have shows in the 1910s? Just curious - TwilightKitsune

The very beginning...ah...simpler times...when I was about 18... - DapperPickle

7 1930s

Nothing really new came this decade till the end of it...Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, but I didn't think that was a very good movie,so... - DapperPickle

Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels, anyone?

8 1950s

Good year, this was the prime for Disney shorts, which included by personal favourite violent Goofy shorts...the movies were good too, nothing too significant happened but it was a good year. - DapperPickle

9 1980s

Had a lot of good cartoons, but think about it, we had some awful shows like The Gary Coleman Show, the original My Little Pony, and worst of all, Rubik, The Amazing Cube. - 445956

Not to mention that the best Don Bluth animated features were made during this decade.

I think I'm alone by saying this but...i really liked the 80s, most of the well known '90s shows' actually started in the 80s.TMNT,Ducktales,GI Joe...it was the animation decade of more realistic stories and characters. - DapperPickle

My dad grew up in the 80s and I always like hearing from him about te cartoons he watched when He was a kid.

10 1920s

It got even better here, Mickey Mouse originated and Disney began. - DapperPickle

Disney is overrated.

The Contenders

11 1940s

It may be a controversial choice since some of the animated shorts made during this time are well-made historical value, but I'm putting this here because of the rabid fans and whiny politically correct people who complain how "racist" these cartoons are when they're actually not. Cartoons are fiction, and fiction is not the same as reality.

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