Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
678 Views    Share:

My Cartoon Diary 2020-

TV Show list created by Darth Brutus Avatar

Sort by: Showing 25 items
Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2

This cartoon is such a shitshow that it bugs me how and why it was made to begin with. It's supposed to be reboot of an existing franchise, but they didn't seem to care much about the existing lore, characters, genre or even fans. The people who made this are mostly B-rate animators with little to no experience and judging by their public work there's lots of people on youtube who make way better stuff at their own expense.

The art style of this show is the worst. It all looks like some teenager's first attempt at animation and much of it is just lazily copypasted over and over again to no end. The designs are way too simple to the point that you can't even say what the characters are supposed to be, even their faces look exactly the same, they're completely interchangeable.

ThunderCats Roar sucks in so many fundamental levels it has to be some sick joke or "Springtime for Hitler" kind of scenario. You just don't make garbage like this by accident.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jellystone (2021)

Unexpectedly good. After so many screw ups I had completely forgotten that there actually could be good reboots and remakes, but Jellystone actually did it. The show is more or less a modern love letter to the classic Hanna Barbera cartoons, but it doesn't even try to sell nostalgia or copypaste anything, just doing it's own thing well. The animation is simple but fluid and the voice actors are excellent.

Strange how nobody's talking about this thing.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Centaurworld (2021)

This is something of a modern day musical cartoon for "kids", but it's actually for adults but it's also so filled with self-irony that the whole thing doesn't feel honest anymore, but rather extremely superficial and safe.

That said, I hated the art style itself. Centaurworld is more or less the same as Adventure Time, made to look like it was drawn by a baby, and that style itself just sucks, it lacks personality and creativity, it's just lazy and talentless crap.

Some media outlets made a big deal out of the fact that it mixes two different animation styles, but in reality there's nothing new to this: I remember watching that kind of stuff every weekend back in the 90's when they mocked crappy 80's cartoons and showed off their own muscles. Hell, even Gumball mixed effortlessly dozens of different styles and techniques way more interesting than this, and that was in 2010's.

Nobody cares about this show, and I can clearly see why.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
This buggy ass vomit keeps generating this title twice no matter how many times I move or delete it. This series I watched back in the 2020 when these above and below are from 2021.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 8.8
Invincible (2021)

One boring summer day and nothing to do, so I had to binge watch this thing right away. And boy, is it good!

It's basically a love letter to every classic superhero comic book story ever, but because this is all new they didn't have any burden of history to keep the drama down. The end result is class A action drama with blood and gore, world-class actors and animation.

This might be the best new animated series of 2021.
Darth Brutus's rating:

Before South Park there was Duckman, a sex addict duck and asshole who screws everyone around him and gets away with it. The show is as edgy and 90's as they come, the humor is extremely mean and cynical, but very high quality. In 70 or so episodes they pretty much broke every rule possible, pushed every boundary imaginable and at the final episode gave the audience a big middle finger, which also sparked a crapload of speculation and stupid fantheories.
Darth Brutus's rating:

This is really something else. The people who freaked out over Redo of Healer should watch this and learn a thing or two about shocking degenerate animation.

In short, this show is something of a parody of every cartoon ever created, but the humor is as extreme as it gets: the premise of the show is that it's "sexual education for kids over 18". Expect to learn a lot about weird sexual perversions, effective ways of using viagra, human anatomy and fetishes, etc.

Let that sink in.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 919 Average listal rating (686 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9

It took me few months to get through this show and I still have few episodes left, but I still consider this thing watched, if not literally now, then in the very near future.

Rocko's Modern Life was originally meant to be an adult oriented show similar to South Park, but the network bosses treated it as a kids' show and thus it was forced to go through super strict censorship measures in order to be shown on TV. That's why the show has a very peculiar sneaky and smart style of comedy where they couldn't say anything straight, but play around with creative wordplay, irony and sarcasm, odd references and many other very smart things.

I don't think I have ever in my life been exposed to so much intellectual gay jokes and cheeky references to holocaust, masturbation, voyeurism, prostitution, human anatomy and all sorts of weird perversions as I was while watching to this thing. There's so much creative in-between humor that the experience can be quite heavy compared to most similar shows, that's why it took me so long to watch all the four seasons.

Here's some of my favourite jokes:
- In one episode Rocko goes to doctor, who diagnoses his eye condition by palpating his eye balls (reference to testicular cancer examination)
- There's a fastfood chain called "Choky Chicken" whose mascot is a giant chicken with a metal bar sticking out its ass. In one episode Rocko goes to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, but it turns out to be a giant American fastfood restaurant with Eiffel Tower sticking out of chicken's ass. "Choky Chicken" is naturally reference to masturbation.

God bless Joe Murray and his creative team for being such dirty geniuses. Oh yeah, and there's no uncensored release of this thing. I guess the bosses got fed up with these guys and decided that some of the best episodes and jokes of this show never existed in the first place.

Darth Brutus's rating:

This animation is insane, truly next level golden garbage. This animation is also Japanese.

To sum it up, some animation team made a deal with some businessmen to produce their own little series, but the funding was very lacking and the computers were severely out of date, so they had to get creative with this one.

All I can say is that they must have eaten some bad acid when they made this thing. Poopee is like Foodfight with surreal ultra-violence and very off-beat humor, kinda like Happy Tree Friends, but way cheaper. The overall "badness" is part of Poopee's personality by design, but that doesn't mean it's actually any bad per se. They didn't even have budget to hire any actors, so it's also a silent surreal violent animated comedy something.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.4

Man, I wish I had seen this as a kid. Swat Kats is still awesome comic book style action cartoon with all the good stuff, like furries, mad doctors, robots, giant monsters, aliens and other cliches.

The animation is actually really damn well made, especially on season 2 where they outsourced the production solely to Japan and got in some obvious anime influences as well, even the writing went more mature and better.

Swat Kats was originally cancelled while few episodes were still under production because of some moral panic of early 90's. The big boss didn't want kids killing each other, so they killed this massively popular show instead. The huge fanbase is still out there desperately wanting more, and for a reason I would say.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Earthworm Jim (1995)

Damn, this series was so good. Back in the days they used to make crazy stuff, and Jim is one of the craziest animated characters ever, but I don't think they quite matched the absurd genius of the original games, like it's not raining grandma's or anything. The voice cast of this show is amazing.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 6.4

They told me never to watch this thing because it's so intense and hardcore, so naturally I did watch an uncut edition the very same day because I'm a sick bastard, and they were right: this thing is insane and I love it. Too bad people these days are just a bunch of whiny pussies who can't stand anything spicier than boring kids' stuff.

It's a fantasy anime with a revenge plot as twisted and evil as it gets, including violent sex scenes, torture and psychological abuse and stuff. Feeble minds will be corrupted by the filth of this thing, so kids and soyboys beware, you have been warned, your penis might get little confused with this one, and so will you, because this show is very dumb and over the top in very amusing ways.

Other than that, I don't think it's any bad per ce. It's provocative and extremely cruel story. I kinda dig the idea of this show honestly, since it's not just porn and violence all the time and there's actually dialogue, drama and characters. If anything, this reminds me of the funniest larping sessions of my life, including a character called "Kamala Mies", a personification of absolute moral decadence beyond human comprehension which takes the whole evilness to a comedic extreme.

I can honestly see why many people are upset about this thing, for average viewers this level of torture and abuse is just way too much. If you're like me and you've seen all kinds of real life shit, then you'll most likely be ok. I have seen worse than this.

Want to see some sick real life crap? Watch some crime scene photos or read some witness testimonies, those are absolutely horrifying stuff at worst. Real life is always way more sickening and gruesome than any fantasy stories ever, even Japanese ones.

The series is still ongoing, so there will be a lot more of this, but so far it's been one hell of a ride. It's funny how people rage and whine like Redo's the worst thing in the world when it's actually not even close. I've read the manga, so I can tell you guys there's more of that good old in-out-in-out incoming, so have fun.

Edit. Now that the season 1 has ended, I can honestly say, that the comic is way better.
Darth Brutus's rating:

This show was Disney's desperate attempt to plagiarize Ren & Stimpy and to make the concept more marketable and safe in the process. What you got is a cartoon that's trying desperately to be edgy and badass, but at the same time it's trying hard not to be, because that would mean going extreme and having things like slapstick humor and innuendos, and since safety rings weren't a thing, the conservative parents could have been angered by anything more spicy than your average toy commercial. No, this thing was meant the be lamer alternative to the real thing, and lame it was, my friends.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 7

This is a little obscure 90's show nobody besides me knows. Back when Ren & Stimpy changed the owner, the original team of animators (Bob Jaques, Kelly Armstrong, etc.) minus John K. continued their career with Paramount and Baby Huey, which just happens to be some of the worst mascots ever created for an animated division of a big Hollywood Studio.

However, the style of these animators is so 90's and so on point it's fun to look at just for their expressions alone, this thing looks exactly like a product of its era should, at best it's very violent and it also has at times great comedic timing, plus it's not as disturbing and crappy as some of John K's stuff.

I love this 90's style, I LOVE this 90's style so much. Too bad the voice acting sucks big time and the characters themselves are just as bad. I don't think I have ever laughed so much at a cartoon character getting hit in the head with an axe. Funniest thing is, there's maybe two or three episodes worth of this and the rest is just absolute garbage.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Animaniacs (2020)

The original Animaniacs is one of the best cartoon shows ever and one of my favourites of all time. Not only did it pay tribute to all the classics, but it did innovate a helluva lot new stuff you rarely see anywhere ever. Most people outside the animation community won't probably ever understand how good it was.

And so it pains to say this, but I think this reboot was a huge waste of a good opportunity to make it all happen again big time. Instead they decided to kick most of the classic characters from the show alongside their original creators and just emphasize every creative aspect of the original show that the producers thought were popular among the fans, like anime references, political jokes and even the musical parts.

But here's the problem: the biggest part of the original were those characters, without them this thing feels so repetitive after few episodes. Second thing are the songs, which were the most the time just annoyance, but they're everywhere now in nearly every episode, none of them is that good or memorable.

And then there's the political correctness and metoo crap, which make some of the original naughtier jokes impossible these days. Of course there are some more adult jokes, but you can clearly see they tried hard not to trigger anyone with likes of risky references to female sexual fantasies, furry fetishes etc. like they did in the original. You can't even have the nurse character, since radical feminism is a thing, instead they put in a song about equality.

At the end of the day this reboot is more like a rehash, it gets very close to the original in spirit, but you can tell right away that something is missing. I have never felt the original was any boring, but this time I found myself constantly watching the clock. Many of the basic jokes I have seen already, and telling me that they are just recycling doesn't make them that funny.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blood of Zeus (2020)

Yoshiaki Kawajiri is written all over this series. You know, the Ninja Scroll, Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D director who inspired Spawn and Matrix. These guys definitely worship the man, but this time the story is more like a Greek tragedy than action fantasy anime, and that's fine by me.

Here's the problem: this is a very short season and it feels very rushed at times, especially when it comes to writing.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 7.3

I love the visual style and vibrant colors of this anime, but the story lacks. It's another furry anime with a story about discrimination and stuff, but unlike Beastars, this time the story feels very rushed and at worst very on the nose.

Believe it or not, there's even some filler episodes even though the series is only 12 ep's long. Lousy writing just sucks, since the characters actually had some serious potential.

Haters can eat a dick and choke on it.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 8.2

I had completely missed the third season, so naturally had to watch it all at once.

This season is surprisingly dark. Not to say that there isn't any lighter moments, but from the beginning it's just something completely different, at the end there's even violence and blood.

I won't spoil anything, but I just have say that every teenager who keeps bashing Retsuko can suck the big one for all I care. This show is designed for the adult audience so it's no wonder why kids don't connect with it or understand its humor.

Season 3 gets 4/5 from me, but the overall series is still my thing. I wish the next one gets back to the business.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)

Phew, that was really something, 112 episodes and all. Yu Yu Hakusho is your typical fantasy fighting anime from the 90's, but this time with some horror elements. From what I've understood, this one's not as popular as some of the other similar titles, which isn't that surprising since there's so many of them.

My only complaint here is that nearly one third of the whole series is just one big tournament arc and I REALLY HATE them. Other than that there's nothing really bad here: the characters are memorable, the storytelling is subtle enough and the animation and the voice actors (especially Shigeru Chiba) just nail it.

All in all, I'm happy I finally managed to get some lazy time to watch this thing.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1

Miserable failure from the great 90's WB cartoon team. I remember watching this as a kid and didn't like it even then. This is more like a parody of X-men where the mutants are anthropomorphic dogs.

To sum up the good parts, the witty dialogue and the animation are really damn good at times, but the latter varies episode to episode because different teams handled the different ones, but mostly it's just fine and dandy.

Where the show actually falls apart is the overall writing and weird design choices, like making one the dogs stereotypical Gary Stu who always wins and does the right thing and one of the dogs more human-like with flaws and weaknesses whom the other dogs despise and bully all the time without a reason. The latter feels very mean-spirited an ruined much of the joy I got out of these characters at all.

But there's more, like completely wasted villains, which you will eventually forget by the end of the episode just because they are so bland and lifeless, and the actors who only speak using disturbingly bad fake accents.
Darth Brutus's rating:

This show is so 90's I love it. The stupid humor got me the instant I started watching it, since it's more or less TMNT or Biker Mice from Mars but with cowboys which just happen to be mutant cows themselves. This show was actually written and designed by the same people who made Turtles, so it's no wonder Moo Mesa is similarly surreal and hilarious.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.9

No nyt on aika jäätävät setit, huhhuh.

Chargeman oli tuikituntematon 70-luvulla julkaistu camp-anime, josta kasvoi meidän aikamme Japanissa suosittu nettiläppä ja jopa oma huvittava franchisensa.

Ideana tässä on, että pahat ulkoavaruuden muukalaiset yrittävät vallata maailman, mutta 10-vuotias Ken on onneksi valppaana ja tekee lopun ilkeiden ufojen suunnitelmista, tyypillisesti tarpeettoman väkivaltaisesti ja täysin tosissaan ilman huumorin häivääkään.

Ufojen suunnitelmat ovat parhaimmillaan niin surrealistista settiä, että koko juttua voisi helposti luullakin jonkinlaiseksi käytännön pilaksi tai parodiaksi. Yhdessä jaksossa kavalat pahikset esimerkiksi syöttävät lapsille sieniä, jotta nämä lakkaavat tekemästä läksyjä, toisessa jaksossa aseena käytetään kavalia lihansyöjäperhosia, sitten pianonsoiton opettaja hypnotisoi pikkulapsen tappamaan veljensä ja kaikkein ikimuistoisimmassa hyväsydäminen professori paljastuukin robotiksi, jolla on dynamiitti aivoissa!

Jokaisella jaksolla on mittaa 1-5 minuuttia, katsoja luonnollisesti heitetään suoraan tapahtumien keskelle eikä mitään selitellä. Yhdessä hetkessä kaksi hahmoa puhuvat toisilleen, seuraavaksi toinen paljastuukin pahikseksi ja sitten Ken jo räjäyttääkin samaisen kaverinsa tuusan nuuskaksi, mutta vasta heitettyään tämän alas lentokoneesta.

En muista nauraneeni vuosikausiin näin paljoa minkään toisen animen parissa.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Beastars (2019)

Jeah, baby. It's time for some furry anime! Aaaand it's really good, not for everyone's tastes, but I liked it.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7

At last I had time to actually watch this anime style western fantasy series. And it's not good. Too much cliche's from both genres to stand on its own feet.
Darth Brutus's rating:

Tartakovsky is a master of action, and this new action-oriented cartoon of his makes full use his unremarkable talent of visual storytelling. This is the best animated show of 2019.
Darth Brutus's rating:

I rarely have time to watch full series, so I'll just put everything here from now to whatever time I decide to stop listing this stuff.

Added to

Related lists

Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E8 - August 2012
33 item list by jaytoast
15 votes 10 comments
Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E7 - July 2012
27 item list by jaytoast
14 votes 4 comments
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E7 - Nov & Dec
38 item list by jaytoast
14 votes 5 comments
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E6 - The Gap
48 item list by jaytoast
9 votes 5 comments
Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E4 - April 2012
63 item list by jaytoast
22 votes 24 comments
Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E5 - May 2012
32 item list by jaytoast
15 votes 8 comments
Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E6 - June 2012
39 item list by jaytoast
16 votes 14 comments
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E1 - Jan 2013
35 item list by jaytoast
27 votes 5 comments
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E2 - Feb 2013
38 item list by jaytoast
17 votes 6 comments
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E3 - Spring 2013
38 item list by jaytoast
33 votes 10 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

More lists from Darth Brutus