Worst Movies Based on Cartoons


The Top Ten

1 The Last Airbender

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 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

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.

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

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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

Should this even qualify for the list? I know it has Dragonball in the title, but saying this is based on the show is a stretch. - Zach808

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

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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?

I HATE THIS MOVIE. My least favorite charater is Simon because he is a KNOW IT ALL!

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4 Scooby-Doo: The Movie

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?

Are you kidding me? , If anyone likes it, Good for you, A half people said it was worse than The Woolsworth Movie, That's OK.

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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

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 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.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Inspector Gadget

Doctor claw never shows his face!

The 2nd one is a ton worst

I think it's a fine movie

This made it onto Doug walkers worst movie list it's also on my mine I mean this movie has no rescept for the source material of the cartoon for example penny who the girl who was gadgets niece the one who always solved the mysterious most of the times she doesn't even have role in this and I agree with everyone that brodirick is a terrible inspector gadet but from what I've heard the guy who played the gadget in the second film did a better impression of gadget than brodirick ever did and really Rupert as the dr claw ok with have two problems 1. They show dr claw 2. It's Rupert Everett seriously that gay guy from friends even through I don't even watch that show but I know he's in it. And the dog named brain doesn't even talk until the very end when their like rolling the credits and yeah why could'th they CG him like they did with Dino from the flintstones movie or garifiled from the garifiled movie oh that was terrible movie by the way but it's just not as bad a this and the ...more

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13 The Flintstones

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!

This movie was fine.

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

The Worst alvin and the chipmunk movie.

I HATE the Chippettes

17 Death Note
18 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner
19 The Smurfs 2
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!

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

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

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 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.

26 Howard the Duck

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

27 Tom and Jerry: The Movie

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

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...

The fact that they talk is bad enough but what's even worse is that it's called TOM AND JERRY the movie and it barely has anything to do with them, most of the time it's focused on this little girl or her evil aunt and lawyer while Tom and jerry just stand in the background like extras, and how dare you writers think it was a good idea to have them become friends, plus, Pugsy and Frankie need to die, cause tom and jerry talking and becoming friends was all because of them!

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 Attack On Titan

An big insult to the anime.

29 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

30 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.

31 Transformers: Age of Extinction

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

Dear Michael Bay, please leave these movies alone.

What this is great!

32 Josie and the Pussycats
33 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.

34 Felix the Cat: The Movie
35 G-Saviour

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

36 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

OK the first Garfield was horrible this is even worse.

37 Transformers: Dark of the Moon

This was amazing - CartoonCriticizer

38 Fairly OddParents: A Fairly Odd Christmas

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

39 Marmaduke
40 Inspector Gadget 2

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

41 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Worst of the 6 or so sequels fox shat out

42 Jetsons: The Movie

This is not actually live-action.

Are you kidding? I love this one!

43 Popeye

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

44 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

45 The Rugrats Movie

This wasn't a bad movie.

46 Fist of the North Star
47 George of the Jungle 2
48 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
49 Transformers
50 Maya the Bee Movie
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1. A Fairly Odd Summer
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
3. Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
1. The Last Airbender
2. Dragonball: Evolution
3. Death Note
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