ITT: cartoons ruined by executive meddling

The reason why Freakazoid abandoned most of their characters and focused on half hour stories, as opposed to the sketch format, was because WB wanted to focus on more stories that made sense.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't enjoy being blueballed by Huntsman as a kid so it might've been a good call

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >we want john k to make us another ren and stimpy but we will forbid him from making ren and stimpy

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm still mad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nickelodeon is so hateable. I can't stand them.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ruined
    Focusing on Freakazoid was a good move though. Season 2 was better than season 1.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "Hello Lobey" alone was worth it. David Warner was a man of true love for acting no matter the context.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. As much as I liked the random skit sequences, Season 2 was better overall.

      To sell merchandise, kids doesn't like wacky for the sake of being wacky and needs a nice middle ground between telling a plot and zaniness.

      >To sell merchandise
      I don't remember ANY Freakazoid merchandise. Consumerism may have been on the rise in the 90s, but I feel like people really don't remember how tame it was compared to today.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          "Hello Lobey" alone was worth it. David Warner was a man of true love for acting no matter the context.

          >"Hello Lobey" alone was worth it. David Warner was a man of true love for acting no matter the context.
          How is it i've forgotten so much of freakazoid but it's still instantly memorable when reminded of it and still so goddamn funny.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why does a wacky random cartoon need to make sense?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To sell merchandise, kids doesn't like wacky for the sake of being wacky and needs a nice middle ground between telling a plot and zaniness.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"Hateful fart cartoon"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        long story short a new director/executive hated the show because it was edgy and supposedly "harmed the image of the channel", and 'hateful fart cartoon' was what he called it when he was turning his shitfit into a public occurrence inside the studio.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What's interesting is that that executive was a former artist, so it's not like this was a vendetta by somebody who didn't get it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What's interesting is that that executive was a former artist, so it's not like this was a vendetta by somebody who didn't get it.

          He was right, this show is overrated.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yet he didn't say overrated
            "Hateful fart" is just such an odd descriptor for something

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            he still made his dumbass rant into a scene inside the show so he's still a ginormous gay

            Yet he didn't say overrated
            "Hateful fart" is just such an odd descriptor for something

            i'd imagine that probably came from the whole grossout bit CN was doing with characters like cheese or fred at the time combined with it being the edgiest show in the lineup i guess.

            The problem with Steven Spielberg produced shows is the sheer amount of empty suits who look to make a mark. Like Pinky and the Brain being ruined because not only did some executive not get comedy duos but felt this award winning critical darling of a show needed a child in it.

            between the show literally having an episode mocking the whole 'executive decision to force in a character badly made to be marketable' and the intro of that one openly mocking the executives it was clear that no one that actually produced the show was happy with that

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >he still made his dumbass rant into a scene inside the show so he's still a ginormous gay
              inside the studio*

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a moronic thing to say but that said executive also wrote literally the funniest joke I've ever seen in my life.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >2004 + 20
            I hate getting old

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This show failed due to focusing on being gay instead of telling good stories.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >complaining about gay shit while posting a comic about eda grooming luz which was the first thing people were expecting before the show came out

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Which did happen, yes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Telling good stories is hard it's easier to be gay.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Gay is overrated and lowers your life expectancy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah if you use people's sexual preferences or identity as the story. It isn't interesting it's just jacking off the ego.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >gay
          codeword for "worms host".
          Who cares about a story for worms? Earthworm jim?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            EAT DIRT!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the other brown teenage shows weren't gay and had terrible stories too

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >open with eda stealing human artifacts to run an illicit magic store in a world of crazy shit while mentoring a young girl with no magic powers
        >sudden hard turn into magic school teen drama bullshit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was a good show shitsney execs unjustly canned it due to internal bias

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It sucked, dont kid yourself.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >le hecking dark horror comedy brah!!
      >it's just steven universe with demons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's just Vivslop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Everyone cites the gayness for why it was dropped early
      Was there anything to prove that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just the signature queer persecution complex.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DuckTales'17.
    Animaniacs'2020.
    Tiny Toons Looniversity.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    oh boy, where to start..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      anime?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cartoon Voltron

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this shit took a legitimately great cartoon, best non-comic TMNT adaptation ever made, and turned it into a pile of shit

    some executive listened to a powerpoint from some stupid marketer about how they need to pivot to a younger audience with a younger self insert

    and dont even get me started on the TRON/cyber shredder bullshit the next seasons and also goth april

    holy shit they cartoon got so fricked up later on it's amazing it's even the same product

    it wasn't even DBZ vs. DBGT either, they were different seasons of the same fricking show

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I thought it was because Insane in the Membrane spooked a few of the suits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Goth April
      Please refrain from using terminology that may actually get me to check it out

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this shit took a legitimately great cartoon, best non-comic TMNT adaptation ever made, and turned it into a pile of shit

        some executive listened to a powerpoint from some stupid marketer about how they need to pivot to a younger audience with a younger self insert

        and dont even get me started on the TRON/cyber shredder bullshit the next seasons and also goth april

        holy shit they cartoon got so fricked up later on it's amazing it's even the same product

        it wasn't even DBZ vs. DBGT either, they were different seasons of the same fricking show

        tell me more about this goth april

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Meh
      I enjoyed rise better in contrast.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think it was just seasonal roth..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The evil clone turtles were cool at least and gave Baxter Stockman somewhat of a happy ending after all his suffering, otherwise yeah massive donwgrade

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this show was already declining. very rare season 6 of any show isn't shit

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Planet Sheen

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The pacing of season 1 was pretty poor, and that was purportedly due to a last minute edict to trim half-hour episodes to the 11-minute format.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >purportedly due to a last minute
      That wasn't a rumor, he said it in an interview

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        We know that happened, we just can't say with absolute certainty that was the source of all problems. For example, no matter how much time they are allotted, Randy remains a shit character.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Strangled in the crib by Yidsney for the crime of taking attention away from Soi Wars dolls.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Voltron.

    Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of issues that plagued that show, but everything went off the rails once the executives insisted that Shiro wasn't allowed to die and had to remain a part of the main cast.

    The writers weren't skilled enough to handle that shift and they completely blanked on what to do next.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Least harmful meddling.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which was stupid, because Freakazoid wasn't supposed to make sense.
    IT'S IN THE BLESSED TITLES, YOU EXECUTIVE [multiple expletives describing their failure as upright ambulatory lifeforms]

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The problem with Steven Spielberg produced shows is the sheer amount of empty suits who look to make a mark. Like Pinky and the Brain being ruined because not only did some executive not get comedy duos but felt this award winning critical darling of a show needed a child in it.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gravity Falls

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Heh so fricking true my guy. You are absolutely cool, these fricking low iq dummies simply dont get it like US.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    You like to pretend people are interested in your opinions, I see

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't care what you think of my opinion. I just want to say everything sucks because it'll make you seethe because that's the only thing that matters on the internet. Making other people angry because I said a thing. Frick creativity.

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