Worst Movies Based on Cartoons


The Top Ten

1 The Last Airbender

This movie would have been better if they gotten a better director like Steven Spielberg.

This movie would be better if they got a better director.

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. - thunderstar1124

I love the show, not the movie.

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2 Dragonball: Evolution

The last airbender was something similar like the show, for example aang is a kid, but THIS? IS THE MOST CRAPPIEST ADAPTATION OF A CARTOON/ANIME THAT EXIST the last airbender is only hated by the nostalgia critic

This game doesn't even relate to dbz

This is so bad it should never be mention in this list

We must grab all copies and send it to the sun

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

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3 Alvin and the Chipmunks 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.

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.

Oh that beautiful Led Zeppelin song, wasted!

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?

Not terrible, I liked it as a kid and I think I'll go see the new one for nostalgic reasons.

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4 Scooby-Doo: The Movie

Speaking of Scrappy, his voice is super annoying. It’s even more annoying in the Spanish dub.

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.

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?

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5 The Smurfs

Worst film of all time

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

6 Mr. Magoo

The most awkward and pathetic movie Disney has ever made.

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

I need transformers 2007 on this list.

7 Masters of the Universe

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!...

8 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

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

They just farted! Isn't that funny?

Did not like this movie

I love this movie.

9 A Fairly Odd Summer

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.

10 Yogi Bear

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. - tqpreviews1211

My childhood is in Hell right now.

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

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.

The Contenders

11 Garfield: The Movie

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 villian 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.

12 Inspector Gadget

Doctor claw never shows his face!

The 2nd one is a ton worst

I think it's a fine movie


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13 The Flintstones

This movie was fine.

What I really don't understand is how Barney got the highest score on the test, I've seen a few episodes of the flintstones so I know the characters, and Barney would clearly not be the smartest guy there

Sucks like crap it should number 1 on the list!

Great movie I love it 10/10

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14 Underdog

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

Why Peter Dinklage? WHY?!?

This movies was… tedious…

15 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

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 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

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

16 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

I HATE the Chippettes

The Worst alvin and the chipmunk movie.

17 Death Note
18 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner

This movie is just stupid and forgettable!

19 The Smurfs 2

Ewww this is terrible

20 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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

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

They should be embarrassed making a classic like this.

21 Boris and Natasha
22 Bratz: The Movie

This is a big insult to teenage girls everywhere!

This one needs to be Number 1! It's worse than The Last Airbender AND Mr. Magoo!

Worst movie ever! Should be #1 on the list!

23 Jem and the Holograms

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

24 Fat Albert

I thought he always sucked.

Right next to Shark Tale.

Hey hey hey, it's CAAASH GRABBER! And I'm gonna make a movie for you...

25 Howard the Duck

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

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 ...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

26 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

The first was actually decent, but this one was pitiful. I guess the reason it's not in the top ten is because people have forgotten it exists... Lucky people...

That awkward moment that 90% of the monsters that never existed in Scooby-Doo before

I have a feeling this is gonna be worse than the first one

This movie took what made the first one a poor adaption, and turned it up to 11. The actors (other than Lillards Shaggy and a couple others) are trying ecen less, the writing is worse than the 60s show, and the effects are better in the first one. All around, painful movie.

27 Tom and Jerry: The Movie

I agree with peeps who voted on this one. I mean, they basically RUINED the entire idea of Tom and Jerry: And that is the former chasing around the latter. Instead, this film makes them ALLIES just because they speak. I have to admit, the fact that they find out that they talk was pretty funny, but making them ALLIES in barely any time at all. God, and there's that part about the young girl that Tom and Jerry meet and they help her escape from her abusive guardian... say WHAAT!? (insert Stewie meme) This is basically the Disney film The Rescuers in some sort of nutshell; Only you add in one the most popular cartoon duos, add a bunch of forgettable songs and annoying new characters, and make the plot completely GARBAGE. *Sigh* What the heck were the writers THINKING? (They didn't even add in Spike or Tyke the dogs in it! ) Moral of review: This movie will TORTURE Tom and Jerry fans; EVEN the younger ones. God...

OK why even make this in the first place I mean you could have just took Tom and jerry out of this and this would have been all about that little girl and why have Tom and jerry talk and be friends because you know Tom and jerry are always going be at each other throats and I what I really hate about this movie is that the girl gets more screen than the cat and mouse I mean did the writers just forgot that they were writing a story related to Tom and jerry I remember even as a little kid I didn't this movie that much I mean even back then I could tell this wasn't Tom and jerry just God and to be honest this movie was so bad that it made me stop watching Tom and jerry for years even and I had saw that my favourite youtubler the nostalgia critic did a review on it and at first I was like oh god no I'm not seeing this but later I give it a shot and let me tell you I was happy I saw that review because I laughed my ass off and he did his real thoughts on the movie and yeah I totally agree ...more

This movie has nothing to do with tom and jerry only it had to is with that annoying girl this is total insult to the cartoon which funny and the worst thing is tom and jerry is talking seriously just keep silent like shaun the sheep it respected the cartoon by keeping it silent but I would take this tom and Jerry movie over any thos stupid directed to dvd crossovers

In fact,all Tom and Jerry movies are garbage.In all those movies,Tom and Jerry become friends which is what angers me because the show is about both of them irritating each other. - Hellohi

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28 Transformers: Age of Extinction

Should be number one.

Dear Michael Bay, Make something original and without explosions you fool

Dear Michael Bay, please leave these movies alone.

What this is great!

29 Attack On Titan

An big insult to the anime.

30 The Pink Panther

You wanna know why this movie is so terrible and such a big slap in the face to the cartoon? THERE'S NO PINK PANTHER! The 1 thing you're never supposed to change because it's the entire damn for the cartoon, and you got rid of it, instead, the pink panther is now the name of a diamond and the entire movie is just some generic jewel heist movie

The comment before mine...do you even know how the pink panther was created? the cartoon is based off the movie lol! not the other way around. so actually the cartoon has nothing to do with the movie

31 Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

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.

32 Horrid Henry: The Movie

This is one of the worst I have ever seen it's pointless it's stupid it's annoying the cartoon was already but the books I'm not gonna lie I really enjoyed the books but I was like 7 now I realize they were all stupid and god awful and they are sending a lot of bad messages horrid Henry yeah you are horrid and stupid.

33 Josie and the Pussycats
34 Marmaduke

Holy Lord, this looks so stupid!

35 Felix the Cat: The Movie
36 G-Saviour

This movie needs to be #1 on this list. A big disgrace to the Gundam franchise - PerfectImpulseX

37 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

OK the first Garfield was horrible this is even worse.

38 Transformers: Dark of the Moon

This was amazing - CartoonCriticizer

39 Fairly OddParents: A Fairly Odd Christmas

None of the live action movies on FOP were good AT ALL. - Turkeyasylum

40 Inspector Gadget 2

Uhh this movie makes me want to inspect a flushing toilet

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

41 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Worst of the 6 or so sequels fox shat out

42 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

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

43 Jetsons: The Movie

This is not actually live-action.

Are you kidding? I love this one!

44 Popeye

It was good and it was awesome to see Robin Williams as Popeye The Sailorman

45 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Are you kidding?! This movie is awesome!

This movie deserves to be on this list. Worst villain ever, confusing plot and the characters are even more unlikeable and out-of-character than in the most worst SpongeBob episodes. But the CGI was amazing, and it spawned a revelution of good SpongeBob episodes. But let that sink in: The final fight was done in like ten minutes. TEN MINUTES. In these minutes they're fighting the bad guy they just met, transform into superheroes and beat him up. And that's it? Come on, Hillenburg, you can do better.

It is a good movie it brought back Hillenburg, but is it good as the 2004 movie hell no but is it good yeah so

Will you please stop being so nostalgic. SpongeBob is not that good anymore. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

46 The Rugrats Movie

This wasn't a bad movie.

47 Fist of the North Star
48 George of the Jungle 2
49 Transformers
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2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
3. Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
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2. Dragonball: Evolution
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