Worst Movies Based on Cartoons

The Top Ten
1 The Last Airbender The Last Airbender Product Image

I haven't seen the whole movie. I have seen clips of it, and the acting is horrible. Also, this movie is racist because they choose white kids to play Asian-inspired roles. Also, the costumes are completely terrible and the characters look bad! Also, apparently Aang knocks Zuko away by doing some Karate moves. Lastly, the settings look nothing like they did in the original show.

I’m honestly not bothered too much by the skin color that everyone else bashed the film for, but there are many other issues. Awful acting, designs that even despite the skin look nothing like the originals, random pronunciation changes, surprisingly cheap-looking visuals, boring action, no emotion or character, incredibly bad acting (the guy who plays Zhao was once the pizza man in Spider-man 2, where he was good), and a few other things that really bother me. The main things need more discussing. First of all, the pacing is the worst of any film I’ve ever seen. They spend half the movie on 18 of the 20 episodes, cutting out important characters like Suki, Bumi, Jet, Teo, and the Cabbage Man (who is not necessary, but also appears in later seasons like the other characters. The fact that Agni Kai, the winter solstice, and the storm are left out is stunning because these are great moments that define the show. Instead, all information gained from those scenes is just spoken in ...more

It doesn't matter if love or hate the show. This is a horrible movie either way. If you had not seen it your lucky cause you never had to feel the pain of watching this like I had so don't see it.

I only could watch half of this it's was so bad I couldn't even finish it horrible compared to the show. Any avatar show hater you need to be hating on this not the show

2 Dragonball: Evolution Dragonball: Evolution Product Image

This movie was terrible though I saw my daddy and my brother watching it I instantly cringed heres how I think Zeno would react

Zeno: Watches Dragon Ball Evolution

Zeno: (cringes)


(All of Existence is erased)

If someone's mother who listened to her kid watching cartoons in the other room wrote a movie, this would be it.

Watchmojo did a list called "Top 10 Ways Dragonball Evolution Got Everything Wrong." That's how bad it is.

Don't really care about Dragonball but Goku was cute.

3 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks Product Image Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983 to 1987, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in 1988 and DIC Entertainment from 1988 to 1990.It aired from 1983 to 1990 on NBC and is ...read more.

This movie is just a shameless cash-in, filled with terrible CG, corny jokes, endless pop cultural references getting shoved down our throats, and unnecessary fart jokes to top it all off. Not to mention it was wasted very talented actors, and our protagonist cares more about stupidity rather than David. Definitely stick to the 1983 cartoon instead of this one, I’m not a huge fan of the cartoon, but at least it wasn’t this pandering.

Annoying movie that shamelessly panders to kids using dumb poop humor and pop culture references? The amazing part is that this drivel got FOUR movies! HOW?

I love the original 80s cartoon of the same name, but this movie is torture to sit through. Imagine seeing this in cinema and having to sit through the annoying high pitched voices of the chipmunks, what a nightmare! Also that one joke with Simon eating Theodore's feces, Why? Just... Why?

Hey. That cover wasn't so bad. At least it didn't talk about raunchy stuff. Now that would've been bad! We're thankful that never happened.

4 The Smurfs The Smurfs Product Image

Just to say this, but where is the drawn together movie: the movie?
It counts...

Worst film of all time

5 Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo Product Image

This is my least favorite movie based on one of my favorite cartoons ever made.

I need transformers 2007 on this list.

6 Scooby-Doo: The Movie Scooby-Doo: The Movie Product Image

The guy they go to play Shaggy was the only good casting in this movie, the rest of the people they got to play the other characters were downright horrible, also some really crappy CGI, I mean COME ON, SUPERMAN 4 HAD BETTER EFFECTS THAN YOU! Even by early 2000's standards they were bad, also what was up with those creatures? The Scooby Doo T.V. shows made it clear that there's no such thing as supernatural elements in their world, every monster had a scientific explanation, BUUUT for some reason not here, they're just real monsters that just pop out of nowhere and suck out people's souls, what the hell is this movie at that point?

I remember watching this at a young age at a family party and hating it. Looking back at it now, I can see why. The only memorable scene is the "Are you challenging me? " bit, but the only reason that's memorable is for the memes. Also, Matt Lillard's performance as Shaggy is great. Those don't make up for the cruddy CGI, dumb story, flat characters, and poor humor. Hopefully the upcoming Scoob movie treats the character better.

This movie is bad I mean really bad ok it's not the worst kids film it's not the worst movie of all time or anything but it's definitely one of the worst movies ever based on an cartoon and it should be number 1! It's not watchable for long time fans of the show it has again it has a dozen pointless jokes a dozen pointless catchphrases and just uh I don't know it's if you like good for you because for even for myself it's not a god awful film it's just doesn't respect the source material of the cartoon the same with a lot of this films based on cartoons they just don't stick to the source material they just pretty much they just change the formula and that really pisses me off and a lot of fans of the cartoon, I mean Scooby doo or scooby doo 1 and 2 actually they made a sequel and surprisingly better I mean it's longer it's more colorful and more charming and there's more action and the CG got a little better this time but still was cheesy I mean did I forget to mention the effects in ...more

This movie wasn't bad. The casting was good, but I hope if they make a new one to spend more money on it so it would look better. Presentation is everything and these movies look a little cheaply made. Scooby Door is a great classic and when doing a movie it needs to succeed expectations that the cartoon does.

7 Garfield: The Movie Garfield: The Movie Product Image

I remember seeing this movie 12 years ago with my parents and my brother when it came out. It was terrible. We wanted to leave the theatre 15 minutes after it started. I can't believe Bill Murray was in this. Such a great actor deserved better than this! I really feel sorry for all the actors that were in this crap. This film doesn't at all stay true to Garfield and what he is. He's a lazy and sarcastic cat. Here he doesn't seem as lazy or sarcastic. The CGI is appalling. It isn't at all convincing. Anyone with half a brain could tell it's fake. If you're a fan of Garfield just stick to comics, T.V. specials, Garfield and Friends, or even The Garfield Show. But by all means, stay away from this film!

Oh this movie is terrible it has a dozen pointless dance sequences a dozen pointless jokes and just overall bad the characters don't act or sound the same except for Garfield in my opinion bill Murray does a good Garfield impression also why could'nt they CG all the other characters for example odie why couldn't they CG odie? I mean if you can CG Garfield and make him look almost the same as he does in the cartoon why can't you do it with odie and all of garfields friends was it because they're too lazy to CG them because they think it be too much work and when I think about there probulay wasn't any effort put into this I mean all the jokes are cheap and lame! Esspically the got milk joke and the villain who thought was ok in fact he's the only thing worth watching here, so yeah this movie sucks big time so stick to the cartoons both new and old leave this donkey and its sequel alone.

8 Death Note Death Note Product Image
9 Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget Product Image

Rupert Everett was the worst possible choice for Dr. Claw to ever exist, and Mathew Brodrick was a horrible Inspector Gadget

Doctor claw never shows his face!

The 2nd one is a ton worst

I think it's a fine movie

10 Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Product Image

I actually didn't think this movie was that bad. It was a lot like a kid's version of Deadpool, and in a good way. I was laughing out loud multiple times during this movie. The only bad qualities are the animation and the poop jokes.

Unlike the T.V. series, people think this is actually GOOD. Critics think it's good (it has a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes), fans think it's good, people who hate the show think it's good. Maybe this movie might not be so bad after all.

Ok, it's not out yet, but it still looks horrid.

The Contenders
11 Masters of the Universe Masters of the Universe Product Image

Actually both the cartoon and movie are based on a toy line.

I haven't seen this but I bet its terrible

I haven't seen this but I bet its crap!...

12 Jem and the Holograms Jem and the Holograms Product Image

Just when you thought there would never be an adaptation worse than Last Airbender, along comes this, even if you're like me and you've never seen the show this movie is still horrible, it took a sort of sci-if musical cartoon and completely grounded it in reality, why the hell would you do that!?! It's like making a live action Danny Phantom movie, completely removing the ghost stuff, and just having him dress up in the black suit and put on a grey wig and he just goes out fighting other people dressed up as ghosts. And what did they do to Sinergey? Why would you take a gigantic supercomputer and make it look like some kind of Eve knock-off? And why did they have to keep cutting to all those pointless YouTube videos? It was incredibly annoying. Also, why did they modernize the movie? What Jem fan would ever in a million years want to see all the characters talking about Twitter or Instagram? But you wanna know what the worst part about this movie is? The ending, because before the ...more

I actually think this movie is really good

13 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Product Image

The first 2 were much better than this garbage. They didn't follow much plot, and basically sung pop songs the whole time.

They just farted! Isn't that funny?

Did not like this movie

I love this movie.

14 A Fairly Odd Summer A Fairly Odd Summer Product Image

No one likes these movies, nick is just making them when they get bored, why? You have a crap ton of other shows to make movies off of and they're just continuing to make these godawful fairly odd parents movies, it would be perfectly fine if they were animated, it would probably get SOME people watching it, but no, they just make these stupid live action movies with horrible cgi fairies that no one watches, also some really crappy casting, Drake Bell has always acted like he's just phoning it in when he does these movies, Trina from victorious has proven in these movies that she is one of the worst actresses of this decade, Cosmo in these movies sounds like he's TRYING to irritate you. Wanda is just like she is in the show ever since poof came along, the fun killer, Poof is still the godawfully annoying abomination that has been in every episode since fairly odd baby. Jorgen is the worst looking fairy in these movies, he looks so fake, granted so do the others, but he is the worst ...more

Timmy Turner became a cgi fairy and he looks like his kid form and cosmo and Wanda will be with some spoiled rich kids... Let that sink in for a moment

In the show Timmy is 10 years old. Drake Bell is like 25! Timmy looks like a 25 year old!

One of the worst things I have ever seen.

15 The Flintstones The Flintstones Product Image

I can't believe they would cast that fat hog Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble

I can't believe the would cast that fat hog Rose O Donnel as Betty Rubble.

Sucks like crap it should number 1 on the list!

Great movie I love it 10/10

16 Underdog Underdog Product Image

I liked this movie. Watched it A LOT as a kid, and the cartoon as well.

This movies was… tedious…

Why Peter Dinklage? WHY?!?

17 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Product Image

This is one of the more " not bad but not good either" movies I watch. I can tell that most of the production try, expect for the actors, they're bad. But it has the charm of the original plus not the worst movie base on a live action cartoon "cough" dragon Ball and last Airbender " cough".

I hated Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale so much. They were jerks to Rocky and Bullwinkle

I didn't even know that there was a live action movie based on this!

Oh I remember this movie! I'll watch it again sometime

18 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Product Image

Sorry but this movie destroyed the franchise, the movies should have been based more on the show.

They should be embarrassed making a classic like this.

Love it love it want more of it but its unwatchable.

19 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Product Image

The Worst alvin and the chipmunk movie.

I HATE the Chippettes

20 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner Product Image

This movie is just stupid and forgettable!

21 Inspector Gadget 2 Inspector Gadget 2 Product Image

A little better than the first one but still kinda bad. At least Gadget is a lot more incompetent here.

Uhh this movie makes me want to inspect a flushing toilet

22 The Smurfs 2 The Smurfs 2 Product Image

Ewww this is terrible

23 Howard the Duck Howard the Duck Product Image

I voted this as the worst live action remake... But I now think I was too harsh. George Lucas' Howard the Duck is as nowhere near as tasteless as Jem & the Holograms or Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, but it's still not a good movie. It's also a bit of a stretch since it's a remake of a comic, but I'm still making an exception for it and will even go out on a limb and say this is among the worst films George Lucas has ever produced.

By 4 minutes in, you'll have seen a disturbing animatronic duck reading a PlayBoy magazine portraying scantly clad ducks. If that doesn't creep you out, you have more tolerance than the Angry Video Game Nerd. And just to top off the creepiness factor, let's have this duck sleep with a human woman. "Like they say, doll, love's strange. We could always give it a try." No! Just, no! Don't give it a try. That's just... BLEGH!

We watch Howard lumber around his home planet, and then get slapped onto the pavements of earth with a resounding ...more

It's not based on a show. It's based on a comic book. Howard never got his own show.

This movie is disgusting I mean a women having sex with a duck what the hell were you smoking George Lucas I mean this is nearly as bad as the Star Wars holiday special which don't even get me started on but I have to admit this movie almost works on a so bad it's good level I mean to me it's kinda of like troll 2 or the room or something it's such a insane expirement that needs to be witnessed I mean who would have thought this film I mean this is crazy how could George Lucas the George Lucas creator of one the most famous franchises ever make this crap but then again he did direct phatahom menace and the attack of the clones so that doesn't surprise me a 100% but the only positive thing I can say about this movie is the Howard animatronic is pretty cool I mean I've seen worse animatronics my pet monster and garbage pail kids anyone and I also think this is one of those movies that caused the PG-13 rating because PG didn't really exist that much in the 80s because from what I've ...more

I loved the comics... but this movie was just bad.

24 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Product Image

Even though this movie seriously reaches the mark of what considers to be the worst movie that is based on a cartoon, it still reaches it. The main problem is how predictable and been-there-done-that both the story and characters are. I predicted who the villain was, what the twists were, and even how it was going to end. Also, Fred’s “stupidity” didn’t affect me at all because I knew he wasn’t doing it, and the fact that the writers thought they would fool me is irritating. I’ve heard people talk about dealing with loss being the central theme of the movie, but maybe if the movie put more logic on it, I would actually care.

Forget about this sequel, I have enough so I will not watch it again.

25 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear Product Image

As much as I hate this movie, It managed to follow the source's formula well, and it felt like the creators had seen the source material (Yogi Bear) before. Even if I hate it, I thought they were trying.

Dan Akryod and Justin Tiberlake are merely doing a Yogi Bear and Boo Boo impersonation.

My childhood is in Hell right now.

I Actually Remember Seeing Yogi Bear in AMC Theaters during Christmas Time when I was Ten.
And Truth Be Told,I Actually Really Liked it.Ok,I'm Not Like Obsessed with it,But it was an Okay type of Movie.

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