What Was The Lowest Point In Animation History?

Without shitposting, what is objectively the singl WORST period in animation history

The 70s?
>Scooby Doo
>Ten Inch Private Eye
>Josie and The Pussycats
>The Jackson 5ive
>The Osmonds
>The Tom and Jerry Show
>The Robonic Stooges
>Harlem Globetrotters
>Fangface
>Help It's The Hair Bear Bunch
>Tarzan Lord of The Jungle
>Nine Lives
>The Pebbles and Bam Bam Show

2009-2013? (The Flash Era)

>Johnny Test
>Total Drama
>Hero 108
>Kick Buttowski
>Fish Hooks
>Fanboy and ChumChum
>Planet Sheen
>Sidekick
>Scaredy Squirrel
>Pound Puppies
>Almost Naked Animals
>Problem Solverz
>Rated A For Awesome
>Wild Grinderz
>Rocket Monkeys
>The Annoying Orange
>Sanjay and Craig
>Rabbids Invasion
>Camp Lakebottom
>Dude That's My Ghost
>Shezow

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you mean quality of the cartoon itself, like story and characters, or quality of animation?

    Late 60's to early 80's are worst in terms of quality of animation. By then classic animation was dead in the water and replaced by the cheap animation of Hanna Barbera and Filmation.

    The arrival DiC on TV and Don Bluth in the theater were breaths of fresh air in terms of quality.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the answer for the American animation industry if you want an "objective" answer. The industry was a shadow of its former self and was on the verge of complete collapse during that period. Disney, the last remaining major movie animation studio, seriously considered closing its animation division. TV animation had gone to shit. It wouldn't be until the late-80s/early-90s Disney Renaissance and TV animation renaissance spearheaded by Spielberg and the indie explosion of that era that the industry came back.

      Read stories of people who were working during that dark period, it was fucking dire.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Disney, the last remaining major movie animation studio, seriously considered closing its animation division
        That was only because of unionization.

        Anyone who thinks the current period isn’t the worse is either LGBT, works in animation currently, or autistic. There is little to no innovation and everything is poorly written by committee and even more poorly (and cheaply) animated.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anything in the last 10 years is ten times better than a majority of that 70s/80s crap.

          90% of that stuff doesn't hold up well today

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Avatar The Last Airbender
            >El Tigre
            >Ben 10
            >Ben 10
            >Camp Lazlo
            >The Secret Saturdays
            >Legion of Superheoes
            >Chowder
            >Flapjack
            >The Clone Wars
            >Secret Saturdays
            >Phineas and Ferb
            >Wolverine and The X-Men
            >Spectacular Spiderman
            >Transformers Animated
            >The Superhero Squad Show
            >Batman Brave and The Bold

            You list a bunch of faggy, poorly animated pieces of shit and have the balls to say this?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              not poorly animated

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Low quality bait
              gay

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1900-1914

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://desuarchive.org/co/search/text/70s%202009-2013/
    we already told you zoomer it's the 2010s to now

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Say what you want about the 2009-2013 period but at least those shows had variety and we already had a bunch of older content from the past few decades. I’d say it was the 70s which is where most tv animation were H&B shows made for a quick buck and are never brought up again in pop culture osmosis or looney tunes reruns. As a balance to the dark age of animation at its prime, there were a ton of excellent live action tv shows airing throughout the decade maybe they should’ve imported more dubbed anime like Europe and South America we’re doing at the time

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whenever Clutch Cargo was.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly no. It was an aberration, but you had plenty of stuff at that tome

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I say the 1970s, 1980s, 2010s and 2020s (currently). Animation peaked during the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 2000s are a fucking weird case because the decade started off with Western animation at maybe the strongest it had been since the 40s and 50s theatrical days, and ended with the worst state it had been in since the early 1980s. It's like animation kept off of a diving board at the start of the 2000s and then ended them landing in a drained pool, breaking its spine in the process.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >kept
        Lept*, curse you k and l keys being next to each other

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Avatar The Last Airbender
        >El Tigre
        >Ben 10
        >Ben 10
        >Camp Lazlo
        >The Secret Saturdays
        >Legion of Superheoes
        >Chowder
        >Flapjack
        >The Clone Wars
        >Secret Saturdays
        >Phineas and Ferb
        >Wolverine and The X-Men
        >Spectacular Spiderman
        >Transformers Animated
        >The Superhero Squad Show
        >Batman Brave and The Bold

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that time when they had astro boy cartoons?

    or what about invader zim? it's incomprehensible that this has a cult following. or codename kids next door?

    it would be incredibly hilarious if someone claimed Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! was the worst cartoon ever.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always say KND marked the death of the cartoon Renaissance that started in the late 80s (I’m including anime) and it hasn’t recovered since. That show was awful and everything since has been even worse.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2005-present.

    It’s not even fucking close.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    animation quality wise it's a toss up between the toonbooms and the late 70s low budget crapfest but for writing/story/character quality it is definitely 2012-present no doubt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You say this like animation quality isn’t absolutely AWFUL right now. Easily on par with the late 60s and 70s.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Tumblr chud Calarts era by far, nothing else is even close to as bad. The 70s were a golden age by comparison.
    Inb4 seething groomers.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In terms of animation? Late 60s to early 80s.
    In terms of writing? 2016-now.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It depends really how you want to look at it.
    The late 60s to mid 80s was the worst time for animation in the US, while it was a booming period for European (West and East) and Asian animation.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    80s were 10x worse

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When Steven Universe was made.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you say worst period, what do you mean?
    Art style?
    Animation quality?
    Story quality?
    Characterization quality?
    Diversity of genres and styles?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Coconut Fred Fruit Salad Island, though the 2000s had good shows to counter that crap.

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