copypasta from (>>>78890192) but I still think it's worth seeing.
The Legend of Prince Valiant, an animated series from the 90s on The Family Channel, is probably my favorite show of all time. It is highly serialized, violent, and achieves a depth rarely found in American animation, dealing with real fundamental societal problems and conflicts, including conflicts between politicical philosophies (!) without being preachy despite being on a Christian network.
In fact, the network imposed very few restrictions on the show, and I believe the noncommercial nature of the network allowed the show greater artistic freedom than other series based on toylines or other properties. They had no toys to sell, just a message, and not even Christianity! It is only rarely the characters go to church; the main ideology they espouse is basically American liberalism and egalitarianism lead by an enlightened king (I haven't watched it recently or really in depth ever, but I also don't think the creators thought too hard about that part either). The biggest restriction that TFN gave was they couldn't have any magic, which inadvertently made it more violent than other shows - no energy blasts, no forcefields, just swords and shields and arrows and cannons, and injury and death (!).
It is highly serialized, with multiple intertwining plotlines and dynamic characters - it was made as a family show, not a children's show. Both seasons have overarching plots, and most main characters get real arcs.
It has a female knight in training and this isn't ignored, but actually examined. There is an African knight who gets a tragic backstory and an important role, and neither of them feel shoehorned in for a diversity requirement. They are real and are flawed, like all the characters.
The animation is kind of stilted, and some of the episodes are uneven, but the main body of the show is rock-solid and has much to recommend it.
You can find it all on YouTube, along with its bitchin' intro.
No one remembers Pecola. Which makes sense since this show was on CN for about three seconds.
>Dad was a big fan of the Prince Valiant comic strips
>He got excited when they were doing a series, he was hoping for live action but a cartoon would do
>Watch him see an episode, he suddenly gets mad that it has Camelot shoehorned in and isn't about Valiant legitimately becoming the ruler of his own kingdom
He was a dick at times but the rest of the cast was pretty entertaining. Maybe if this show lasted longer than a season, Chozen would not be as much of a dick as he could be and he was pretty cool at certain points of the show. But I understand the hate for him.
I remember Pecola and Sitting Ducks premiering around the same time, and found it weird that CN had two CG shows about birds coinciding.
It was "My Dad the Rockstar", I believe.
Anyway, pic related gets my vote for the underappreciated category.
Nah I remember that. It came on before this piece of shit
A lot more column B then column A. I only know this show exists because nicktoons network was the only thing on at 2:00am when I was a little shit.
God, I love the show but the style looks so much better with noses
The cruise episode was officially the last episode of the season according to the wiki during the time it aired. The Hub already planned to kill it off. The only reason why people thought it was on a hiatus was because some idiot intern who worked on the Dan vs. studio said so on his Facebook. It died and it's never coming back, anon.
I remember "Tuesday" and I think "Truman," and the dad being voiced by Patrick Warburton and the mom being voiced by another common VA lady (I think she was the evil chick in FoodFight).
There were threads on /co/ about this all through its airing. I'd hardly call it "Under-appreciated/unknown".
>people who were ten year olds in 2005 will turn 21 this year
What the hell is happening to me.
I turn 20 next Friday. Time is weird.
Pic Related to subject. I just wish it had been more willing to take playful jabs at anime, rather than just being about how Japan is weird. The theme song was GOAT too though.
Other than Panty & Stocking, it's probably the best 'anime' flash could produce.
>be rich as fuck and have a caring father who is the equivalent of Gene Simmons
>still be a faggot
It was goofy but by god I loved it
Never see anyone talk about it anywhere.
He just wanted a normal life, but I dunno why, other than traveling and not having any real friends, he was pretty much living the life. I literally remember next to nothing about the show, except in the first episode he was excited they got a small house with a tire swing, when in actuality they lived at the mansion across the street, and that his black friend's dad hated his family.
I know it was groundbreaking, but holy shit did I look forward to this show every week.
the guy behind the whole replacement thing was the two kids uncle
Mostly it's all the parallels with futurama
>Idiot MC voiced by Billy West
>Action oriented female character with a ponytail
>non-human friend (dinosaur instead of robot in this case)
>Under-appreciated/unknown TV shows
Well, every single European cartoon.
>everyone I know doesn't remember this show...
>loved the Timmy turner voice actress doing an offensive Asian accent
The Mr. Men Show
They really should have just made a spiritual successor that took place in the same universe
No point in bringing back the old characters when you're going to ignore the original ending and only get one or two of the previous voice actresses back.
The worst part is, I don't remember it being that bad. They played it for like a month then just cancelled it.
Maybe in America, but in Canada it was pretty popular.
I thought the show was pretty cool as well desu. It wasn't bad and was WAY better than what the studio would work on after the show ended.
Not under-appreciated, but definitely not highly known like it should be.
I was really excited for a show about riding dragons and all I got was lizard motorcycles
Like it had some stuff going for it, but like Get Ed, it was just really bogged down by episodes that didn't really go anywhere
>They played it for like a month then just cancelled it.
That's not how I remember it.
This shit was played non-stop when I was, and of course it was because I fucking hated it.
There was a short time in the 00s when there was basically nothing on TV (cartoon channels at least) I wanted to watch
I used to fucking love that show. It's on Netflix now unless I'm mistaken.
mfw years later realize their name spells out LOSE
Why the fuck were "Asian cartoon with a twist" so common on Cartoon Network.
Hero 108 had an interesting premise. The character designs were the best part.
Loved the character designs in this show, but overall, episodes tended to be okay at best.
Who lives on an island, out in the sea?
>not posting the better cartoon made by the same guy
Sorry guys, but this cartoon is clearly Xilam's best work.
Zig & Sharko
I really have a soft spot for this show. The plot is basically "Hyena wants to eat mermaid, mermaid's shark boyfriend won't allow it." The show's french but it doesn't have a single word of dialogue. It also has a lot of over the top cartoon violence that most cartoons don't show anymore. Also it's on Netflix's Instant.
I loved it as a kid, but despite having Charlie Adler and Maurice LaMarche in it something about the script and voice acting feels... off.
Not all episodes are available online.
This, Mighty Max, Phantom 2040 and Jumanji.
> go back and watch it
> it's still pretty good
How unknown is this show?
Cybersix was amazing. I haven't seen it as an adult; I really need to pick up the DVD. It's such a shame it never got a second season. I don't know if they even planned one.
oh dang i remember watching pucca all the time on jetix when that was a thing in the UK
It was such a weird show visually and conceptually and looking back on it was probably made by pot smoking college french canadian kids but it was interesting.
They implied the main characters became evil the finale so I was sad it only got another season too.
I can't believe it's been over 10 years...
I feel like this should would be better if it was more adult and that Dan wasn't right about half the shit he was paranoid/conspired about like how the dentist turned out to actually be an evil genius. Also the wife being a secret agent was meh.
In general though good show. Favorite episode is when the guy takes overs Dan's identity.
Generally though good show.
>They did a crossover with Ben 10 Omniverse
It might've been just that it was on before I frequented /co/ but I really liked the premise of this show. I remember it being one of the last real action-driven shows CN tried pushing before giving up entirely. It was cool!
This thread had over 150 responses and no one's mentioned Dave the Barbarian. I've talked to so many people and no one remembers this show.
season 3 and 4 actually have fantastic animation
Xilam is such a great creative studio
If you liked those shows you should watch pic related too
I liked it, but cancelled before the end of the first season it seems
every time i traverse a thread like this I only get more ascertained that there is no such thing as under/over-appreciation. Things get appreciated exactly to the amount they deserve and by the exact amount of people who got in touch with them. You can't demand more people liking something more just because you liked it more than the average.
Yes, there are things that get under the radar because of missmarketing but they are very rare and typically they did something to deserve it (like Idiocracy). But everything above got exactly as much attention and affection as they deserved.
Your statement requires that everyone knows about/has access to everything, and it's not everything that gets worldwide releases.
If it wasn't for /co/ I would never have heard about El Tigre, Les Kassos, Dofus, Wakfu and Miraculous Ladybg just to pick some recent examples. I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that none of these shows will ever get dubbed and released in my part of the world.
I've watched and enjoyed the first three, the two others are on my to-watch list.
nobody says ankama staff was underappreciated though. missmarketed yes, getting less appreciation than it deserves - no. See what I mean?
ladybug is crap btw (i was hyped before release, but it turned out to be bland as hell).
You want some unknown shit?
Try this on for size Station X
Aired late night in 2005 in Canada.
Art was pretty bad but if you were a lonely, horny teenager without the internet, the girls were cute.
Can't really say how it is for plot and stuff. I haven't seen it in 10 years.
I remember it being okay but it was probably the only thing on other than infomercials.
I think it dealt with "adult situations" but not sure.
The show would intercut various clips from things like music videos.
So the actual animation time was probably only about 15 mins per episode.
The only thing online is some basic production info and the intro on youtube in glorious 240p.
Nobody outside of /co/ knows this show exists and it was because the channel it was on made sure of it.
And it was a great show screwed over by its channel.
Does this count? Sam and Max as a franchise has a niche audience but nobody except for said niche audience probably even know of its existence.
I've only seen it mentioned once, although it was fairly appreciated here.
I loved this show because not all the alien species were just "They look like something youd find on earth, but humanoid!"
Prime example was the giant tentacled telepathic crab monster who was racing because he thought it would bring his mate back to life.
Shadow Raiders, man. It was War Planets in the US because Canadian kid shows can't have "war" in the title, but the content can remain the same. This show was better than it should have been considering it was based off a toy line that bombed. Gotta give it up to Mainframe. They gave us Reboot and Beast Wars (Beasties in Canada. Seriously wtf kinda name is that?).. It does get thrown around on /co/ but no one talks about it much seeing how it's up there with Reboot and Beast Wars in terms of quality.
>Ben 10 was the animated equivalent of St. Elsewhere
Okay I don't think I liked this show as a kid but I do remember it being shown often. I have never seen anyone on /co/ post anything relating to it though.
I initially dismissed Symbionic Titan as another Ben 10-style kiddie fodder. Oh god, how wrong I was.
I vaguely remember watching this as a kid and being freaked out. The bad guy would drop machine pod things that would grow into zombie gas generators. Plus everyone had awesome monowheel motorcycles for some reason.
The show is much better than the comic for some reason.
>Final episode is trying to decide the leader
>In every timeline Omi enters, someone other than him became leader
>Then Raimundo steps up big time in the 4 v 4 Showdown and becomes leader
Seeing Omi so truly BTFO was an amazing way to end the show. That or the episode where Rai pretended to turn evil again and just beat the shit out of Omi.
Dan vs, the show that got away with a 9/11 joke.
I miss it so much.
I loved this show. It made my cryptozoology-loving /x/phile heart happy.
This show poisoning my young mind was one of the many major inspirations that drove me to pursue the life-long poverty of being a cartoonist.
>that second season cliffhanger finale
>it will never be concluded
The kid in the baseball cap looks like it just isn't his day today.
it had its moments.
I remember all of them. Actually, because of my use of going late to bed and nighttime programming in my country, I can't help but watch Chop Socky Chooks, Space Goofs and Hubert & Takako every single night.
I remember watching this every chance I had. I can't remember if it was actually that great though.
Holds up really well. Animation is pretty solid throughout, art style is a little gross in places but that's how the original comics looked, so I guess they were just being accurate.
One of my favorite shows of that era. Too bad the original comics have never been released in English (Argentinian creators, released in Italian and French, never English). Scanlations of the first couple volumes are online though.
It was pretty good but it should've ended after Ian won that movie award
I just remember there was a robot girl I thought was cute when I was younger and that this show was named after a folk song.
The rest was all kinda crap
This is probably the stupidest show I used to unironically love when I was younger. I was such a dumbass.
Very under-rated. One of my old favorites personally.
This show was the SHIEEEET!
I just vaugely remember this and the Krypto the Superdog cartoon.
This show is awesome and Nicktoons still airs it on weekdays. Always loved its aesthetic and design and the cast was all great too.
Didn't this show get a new season in 2014????
CLASS OF 3000 SING!
Remember it, barely watched it. I think it came on some weird time-slot or something.
MUCHA LUCHA! This shit was ma jam back in gradeschool. I still remember all the characters and their signature moves. Shame it never caught on though.
One of these days I'm gonna do a show on YouTube that reviews and talks about all these under-rated cartoons and see if that can get more people to recognize them.
Somehow, I remember all of these.
Does pic related count?
Is this show unappreciated? I never really watched it, it was just kind of... there
It ran for one season, I remembered liking it alot as a kid
Watched a few episodes of this at work. Honestly, it's not bad. Never seen it mentioned anywhere though.
I'm surprised it hasn't, Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty), Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls), Maxwell Atoms(Billy and Mandy, Evil Con Carne), C.H. Greenblatt (Chowder) and Tom (Mr.) Warburton (Kids Next Door) all worked on that show
>personal vendetta against a state
>I want to know more about New Mexico, how do I hurt it.
Had me in stitches
>Dad is a literal rockstar
And yet this kid has the audacity to complain about not being "normal". Who the fuck did the director think would take his side? The dad should've been the protagonist.
I remember really liking everything about the world but getting really bored with the show
>Ctrl + F
I think it aired less than a year on Jetix, i talk anyway of Jetix Latino America, maybe got more attention.
I remember fucking love the lore, i don't even know how it ended.
Anybody ever seen that show Sidekick. I remember it had a premise sorta like that Gay Nick Show Henry Danger. There was a Nerdy Main Character, a 12 year old Stoner, a Japanise School Girl interested in the Nerd for whatever reason, and a bitchy rich girl who was the fan favorite for some reason.
I also remember Brandy and Mr.Whiskers, I basically only remember that Mr.Whiskers had a Seal befriend and Brandy a Parrot. Also there was a funny In between shows skit that taught you how to draw Mr.Whiskers but the last frame is a highly detailed rabbit face on Whisker's body.
Also Grojband, didn't watch it, came out two years after Sidekick. Couldn't put my finger on it then but I recognized the art style.
God I wanted to contribute with this shitty show on Fox Family. It was all in black and white about some asshole promiscuous kid in middle school that always pulled pranks.
But I can't even remember the name. I have fallen for the trap.
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go was based as fuck. It was one if the first shows I remember enjoying for both the action and the story as a kid.
I really hope it's aged well
Was Get Ed any good? I remember it existing, but that's about it
These were all terrible shows. Growing up in the 2000s sucked. Kids today get fantastic cartoons compared to these.
>Ben 10 was the animated equivalent of St. Elsewhere
I hate myself for watching both,goddamn.
I know a show that no one even remembers existed, it was about a spider and some kids who went on adventures, its not that other spider show. The intro went something like this but bits will be missing "but you, but you cannot see me.... over the clouds and the sky our planet is... high over top the universe" it was a kids show i believe, educational. I can picture the intro but no one knows it iv asked everywhere iv searched google, i know it existed but no one else does same with a few old point and click PC games from late 90s early noughties.
i'm throwing my vote in for motor city
I can´t be the only one that misses this show right guys?
It is when it comes out of a round-headed slanty-eyed yellow kid. Then the sequel series decided to double down on it and make a second Omi with huge glasses literally called Ching-Chong.
Season 1 was good.
Those were good shows.
I blame you, CN Poland for airing this.
People still talking about those two shows along with Mission Hill.
Also, no one posted this gem (pic related) even if somebody disliked this show.
I feel like I was the only one who absolutely loved this when it came out. It's a shame it was canned so quickly
Ah yesss this was my shit when they started airing it on nicktoons network
This was marginally better than, say, Family Guy, and had a more fresh premise. Not an outstanding show but it deserved more credit
>Turns 31 the other day
>People on this thread talking about being 21
>Now feel old as fuck
Grady Greenspace, I absolutely loved this show and it was as dark as fuck (important characters got murdered, in one ep the main character faked his own death). Nobody seems to remember it though.
I don't know if this is "under-appreciated", but I liked it as a kid. Probably pretty fucking terrible.
I couldn't even find a half-decent title card on google images lol
Posting again. I think he gets some love on /co/, but oh well.
Honestly, the live-action series was decently funny too.
I'll almost always be biased towards 90's era animation, because that's when I grew up. Someone posted Hysteria, which was pretty clever. It was basically the musical-history parts of Animaniacs, but entirely historically oriented.
No, it had a pretty solid series finale. Argost died after his plan backfired on him, that older bounty hunter that was working for Argost died saving the heroes, cryptids were pretty much exposed to the world, and Zak lost his powers.
mfw I got every epiosde in Polish. Sadly many songs werents translated for some reason. It still had GOAT dubbing and jokes.,
I remember seeing kids with bags of this show before the show even aired in my country.
The textless shorts where fun though but as soon as they got dialogue in a second season it lost it's charm like the the adrenalini brothers
literally, my sister and I thought this was the worst shit ever when we were fucking kids. Awful, awful show.
So are half of the shows you guys are posting. Some are only good for nostalgia/if you're a child, most are just awful no matter who the viewer is.
I bingewatched this show last year and I really digged the vibe.
But I hardly hear anything about it over here except for the odd mention of Goat being GOAT
Shuriken School. It had one season and a movie, and apparently there were at least two more seasons planned, but it didn't happen. The show has some surprisingly good episodes, like the one with the yokai ship (it never mentions the word yokai but portraits some of them rather well) or the one about nightmares (they even explore lucid dreaming for a bit there).
Also, Jacques was one of my first husbandos. He would be 20 years old by now, probably grew up to be very cute.
First watched as a child, loved it. Rewatched last year, loved it again. It was a bit surprising how much genuinely dark shit they got past the censors, and I think that's the only time in TV history Mark Hamill and Bruce Campbell appeared in something together (in the same episode, even). Also the villain was god tier and was basically unkillable, not to mention his animal torture, deranged cults, stalker shrine devoted to the protagonist and that yandere goth girl he corrupted when she was a loli. He was one sick fuck for a kid's show character.
Too bad the final season never happened.
The Gravediggers Squad was actually really funny.
My fucking Canada nigger. That show was top tier daughterfu material.
this show aired in my country like 10 years after it was originally broadcast, a lot of the jokes were lost in time but the sketches that relied on original jokes were pretty good.
I'm a couple episodes in right now. Does it get funnier?
It's been mostly unfunny so far. Every episode centers around Dan's "look at me, I'm one dimensional and wacky" antics.
I'm just watching to help Dave Foley pay his child support.
It's aged okay, but it's still pretty dated if that makes sense. Also the monkey team always keep falling for the bad guy's keikakus and keep accepting their shallow victories without a single thought. Still like it though. Gets pretty dark as time goes on.
I wasn't able to watch it when it was still on the air since i didn't have cable at the time
and didn't learn about it until after it got canceled
but I love Robotomy as well
I will never understand what is Cartoon Network's hate for shows that have a robot cast or a robot protag
Where did they even come up with shitty concepts like this? I get the feeling they named the show and then designed the character, instead of calling it something meaningful to the production.
Imagine a pairing between Matt from Cyberchase and Izzy from Total Drama because they both have orange hair, green tops, have four letters in their names and have double letters.
I remember this being good for the first season
This was one if my favorite shows as a kid. I recently checked it out again, and it's still not bad. It's a lot more kiddy than I remember, but still solid story telling
Oh fuck some posted it I was just about to post this shit right
Some one hand this man the god damn nobele peace prize give him the key to the city make him the leader of the free world
I love this show when it came out I felt like super jail for children which reminds me
Superjail is the shit, heard there was a new season coming this summer and I am fucking hyped
So ya'll are going to mention all these shit shows with bad animation but not one of the best
i remember this one fading away with all the rest
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I watched a lot of discovery kid shows after coming home from school. A few I remember were time warp trio, some live action shows, Tutenstein, and Kenny the Shark.
This shit is probably what made me want to be a voice actor...
This is clearly the greatest gem of all under appreciated cartoons. You can't deny it.