Cartoons You Liked as a Kid but Now Hate as an Adult or Teen

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I liked El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera when I was little, but now that I look back at it as an adult, I just see it as a boring and stupid Mucha Lucha rip-off (which I also used to like as a kid, but now don't care for). For some reason I also loved Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, but now I think it's detestable due to Whiskers being obnoxious and idiotic and delivering too much crude humor, and also Brandy for being stuck-up and vain.

I liked Adventure Time, Regular Show and Gumball as a tween, but now I dislike them strongly for being overly random and having annoying or cold-hearted characters, and I view them as the three most liable contenders for overrated cartoons IMO.
 

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"Hate" is a strong word. I rarely hate cartoons. I do dislike Ren and Stimpy, Ed Edd n Eddy and Billy and Mandy/Evil Con Carne a lot, but I used to like them.
 

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Hate? None. But I was pretty amazed to think I used to go out of my way to catch episodes of the 90s Where's Wally?/Where's Waldo? cartoon when I caught one a while back.

I keep going back and forth about how I feel about Animaniacs now. But I think it's fair to say I don't like it as much as I did when I was 11.

The Mask animated series seemed pretty bad when I watched one a couple of years ago, but I loved it at the time.
 

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Transformers: Generation 1. It appalls me on every level. I think the movie is absolutely sickening. It's basically torture porn for kids set to metal music so kids can enjoy the suffering the characters go through as they are murdered. It's pretty sick stuff.
 

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Too many to list. The most obvious are The Simpsons, Anything from Seth MacFarlane, Anything from Butch Hartman, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob - but a majority of these that aren't Ren & Stimpy are due to flanderization, character derailment, and seasonal rot occurring in all of them, honestly. Justified reasons to hate these shows for me, personally.
 

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People still using a "rip-off" argument to say why they hate some show? Sigh...

Anyway to answer the OP question, I don't think anybody on this forum has seen these 2 cartoons but I liked them when I was a kid : The Fruities and Delfi. And looking bad on them... they didn't age well at all. Characters are bland, humor is bland, animation is terrible and considering how these came out in 90s was at time when animation was starting to be good yeah it they were certainly rotten apples of 90s.
 

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Hate is a strong word, but there are a couple of series that I used to care for, but now have little use for.

The Fairly OddParents is probably the biggest example of such. I did really like the show during its first few seasons, but the further it went on, the more it started showing its hide. The show is just cruel and annoying, in every conceivable element. And it's not just the later episodes either- I went back and rediscovered some of the "classics", and I think the show has always been unpleasant. I just don't think that Butch Hartman is very talented (I have similar underwhelming opinions about Danny Phantom), and I came to this conclusion well before his recent controversies.

Another one that comes to mind is the original Thundercats. Granted, its original run was a bit before my time, but I did watch repeats on Toonami in the 90's. I remember that Cartoon Network was airing a couple of episodes in anticipation for the 2011 series, and I tried to tune into an episode. I couldn't make it five minutes in. And it's funny, I also liked the original Voltron "hackdub" when it was on Toonami, and I rewatched a few episodes that were put on Netflix, hand-picked by the new series staff, and vibed with those much more. In fact, I honestly kind of prefer the original to the Netflix series...

And there's a couple of series which I just don't have much use for anymore, like Doug and Mike, Lu & Og, neither of which I'd consider bad, but they don't really entertain my adult self the way they did as a child, or that some of their contemporary series continue to do.
 

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show animated portions. As a kid I loved seeing any adventures with Mario outside of the games, but it really hasn't held up at all. I re-watched all 65 episodes about a decade ago and it was kind of a slog.

That said: I still find the live action skits a guilty pleasure, and I consider Lou Albano's Mario the definitive Mario voice. I just wish it was heard in a better show.
 

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Hate is probably too strong of a word, but I loved Cow & Chicken when I was like 10, but now not so much. The Red Guy is pretty cool though.
 

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I still enjoy almost all of the cartoons I watched when I was younger. There are a few cartoons, like Rocket Power, that don't provide as much enjoyment now that I'm an adult but I wouldn't consider them bad shows.
 

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show animated portions. As a kid I loved seeing any adventures with Mario outside of the games, but it really hasn't held up at all. I re-watched all 65 episodes about a decade ago and it was kind of a slog.

That said: I still find the live action skits a guilty pleasure, and I consider Lou Albano's Mario the definitive Mario voice. I just wish it was heard in a better show.

It's hardly a classic, but I always thought The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3, despite having perhaps the most "this is a commercial" title of all time, was head and shoulders above the other American Mario cartoons. It's certainly the one that took the most direct inspiration from the games.
 

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Transformers: Generation 1. It appalls me on every level. I think the movie is absolutely sickening. It's basically torture porn for kids set to metal music so kids can enjoy the suffering the characters go through as they are murdered. It's pretty sick stuff.
I dunno, if I'd call it that. I don't think I'd categorize Dare to Be Stupid or The Touch as metal.
 
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It's hardly a classic, but I always thought The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3, despite having perhaps the most "this is a commercial" title of all time, was head and shoulders above the other American Mario cartoons. It's certainly the one that took the most direct inspiration from the games.
I would agree AOSMB3 is the best of the Mario cartoons (I said as much in my review back in the day), and it helps that it's much shorter, so it doesn't feel like it ran out of ideas as fast.
 

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I used to like Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents as a kid but nowadays, I just find them overrated and felt they overstayed their welcome, especially the former.
 

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Rocket Power, it’s a show that really aged badly for how much it tried to pander to the time period it aired. Not to mention, it was the start of Klasky Csupo’s slump as I wasn’t fond of their later Nick works.
 

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