The Cartoons That Didn’t Make The Cut

This is a continuation of my ongoing list of The 100 Greatest Cartoons Of All Time list. Since I’m officially half way done, I thought it would be the perfect time time to highlight the shows that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Some I cut for the sake of repetition, some I cut because there was a better alternative and some simply weren’t up to snuff. However, since I’m going to be rewriting the list to have it all on one page, some still might have a chance to make it to the big leagues. Because, honestly, Underdog shouldn’t have made the cut.

Previous Installments: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51.

Funny But Not Funny Enough

The Oblongs


Celebrity Deathmatch


Mission Hill




Ugly Americans




Drawn Together

Obscure Gems

Earthworm Jim


Over the Garden Wall


What a Cartoon! Show


Liquid Television


Sealab 2021


Pirates of Dark Water


The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Anime That Didn’t Cut the Mustard

Attack on Titan






Samurai Champloo


One Punch Man


Battle of The Planets

Disney Classics

Lilo and Stitch








Phineas and Ferb


Batman: The Brave and The Bold


Batman Beyond


Mighty Mouse


Superman: The Animated Adventures


Teen Titans


Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends


The Spectacular Spider-Man

The Ones that Barely Missed It

The Quick Draw McGraw Show


The Fairly OddParents!


The Boondocks


Dexter’s Laboratory


School House Rock!


Star Wars: The Clone Wars


Johnny Bravo


Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends


The Real Ghostbusters


Afro Samurai


Star Trek: The Animated Series


Creature Comforts


Dungeons and Dragons

The One that Was Never Considered and You Should be Ashamed That You Like It


Ed, Edd n Eddy

This show is terrible and if you like it, you have garbage taste.

  • sailor monsoon

    Nighty night

  • Just elizabeth again 🔎👽🔍

    *Usurps authority I do not have and slaps Honorable Mentions on Battle and Dexter.*

    Just to make sure they are both suitably honored.

    And now I’ll try for sleep again.


  • sailor monsoon

    All of these were considered.
    inspector gadget replaced Dexter’s Laboratory but now inspector gadget is getting cut.
    So maybe Dexter makes it.
    Battle of the planets was cut because i had too many anime

  • Just elizabeth again 🔎👽🔍

    Do these count as honorable mentions? ‘Cause I have a lot of nostalgia for Battle of the Planets and Dexter’s Laboratory.

  • William Dhalgren

    Get a lobotomy.

  • sailor monsoon

    It’s trash and go bleach your mouth

  • William Dhalgren

    Ed, Edd, and Eddy is the shit. You are fuck in the head, sailor.

  • samandean10

    OK, I’m going to make my pitch for TT. Of all of the shows that I got sucked into watching because my kids were always watching them, this is one of my very favorites, mostly because it was hilarious. My main quibble with that show is that Robin was the least impressive of the Titans and he was so puny that his fighting prowess seemed laughable. But I found this show vastly entertaining and I even sang along to the theme song whenever it came on.

  • Manuel Orozco

    But through it all I eventually forgave Craig McCracken and everyone who made the show’s nearly half a decade run possible. At least they tried to give me memories of 5th grade through 9th grade. Forgiven or not, I just like to avoid mean spirited entertainment. And well what I did learn from that whole crazy roller coaster ride was treating my home with respect and if any imaginary friends are willing to listen to people whether they can be seen by others or not. Which is one thing I would teach a kid if I ever have one.

  • sailor monsoon

    Yeah That makes sense

  • Manuel Orozco

    Does that make sense to you now?

  • Manuel Orozco

    And what I meant by ranting and raving was when Bloo and other characters argued. That’s why I consider the show to have soap opera elements.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I should have been more specific on what I said. What I meant was more often cared about everyone around him and realize he wasn’t the center of everyone’s little universe. Plus I wasn’t great with the whole unsympathetic comedy protagonist concept. Which is why I nowadays like to be a little careful when it comes to cartoons. And the show gave me an idea how tough having an imaginary friend can sometimes be.

  • sailor monsoon

    Bloo was written like a child.
    Children don’t take anything serious, which is like their only redeeming quality

  • Manuel Orozco

    Oh. As for Fosters I followed it through almost the entire nearly 5 year run. Like I said would have enjoyed it even more if Bloo more often took things seriously

  • sailor monsoon

    I stopped around the time the got a baby

  • Manuel Orozco

    No it’s Fairly Oddparents I stopped watching.

  • sailor monsoon

    You watched them and then stopped watching them?

  • Manuel Orozco

    By the way you do understand all I said yesterday about Fairly Odd Parents and Foster’s right?

  • sailor monsoon

    That and code monkeys are shows that live only in nostalgia

  • *blank stare*

    Nearly got vocal about Drawn Together not making the cut, but in retrospect I think it might’ve been a show that worked best if you were in your twenties (or younger) when it came out and not at all after that.
    Like ska or ironic swing dancing.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Oh man I would have been so happy if Teen Titans,The Boondocks,Phineas And Ferb,Spectacular spiderman and all those anime made the list!!

  • sailor monsoon

    Both are fun but not good enough

  • Same man.

  • On the big list you should have the ranking of what it was originally if they move or got added. That’ll be interesting.

  • Wow!

  • Poppity

    I love “School House Rock” and own a DVD with all the episodes. Some are better than others but, as a whole, it’s a nice collection. They are quite dated but their educational value is still very present.
    For some reason, “Peanuts” popped in my head while going through this list. I hope Snoopy makes the cut. 🙂

  • sailor monsoon

    I know buddy.
    Which ones specifically because they might have a chance to make it on the big list

  • Joe Newman

    I like a lot of these shows more than some that made the list.

  • sailor monsoon

    Neither are on the list

  • sailor monsoon

    It came very close

  • sailor monsoon

    Attack on titan has an amazing pilot that the show never lives up to.
    Its a fun show but i don’t think it’s one of the best

  • sailor monsoon

    Why’s that?

  • Joe Newman

    This list made me very sad and depressed.

  • DontBeMeanInternet

    I binged that series bad. There are a few lulls but it’s a great anime.

  • Kemosabe


  • Kemosabe

    Celebrity Death Match was a lot of fun back in the day.

    Batman the Brave and the Bold is simply amazing. It’s just so so good. If you’re a batman fan, do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s the next best batman cartoon after Batman TAS, with less ‘Dark Knight’ and more ‘Bright Night.’

    I’ve heard Attack on Titan is one of the best animes of all time. Can anyone confirm that? I’ve never seen it. I was shown a scene out of context once and it just seemed kinda weird.

  • Kemosabe

    I thoroughly enjoyed Samurai Champloo. One of my favorite animes.

  • I like how Robin looks the same in TT and The Batman.

  • Sad to see the Real Ghostbusters didn’t make the cut.

  • Totally agree. But what a brilliant premise to format a show around.

    I just realized that no inclusion of Recess or Kim Possible on the cut shows means they stand a chance of making Top 50

  • Manuel Orozco

    TBH, I wasn’t a big fan of Disney’s early 2000’s stuff. But if you want a real cartoon based on one of Disney’s animated features try Tangled the Series.

  • sailor monsoon

    Lilo and Stitch is way better than it has any right being

  • Manuel Orozco

    I had a On and off relationship with Teen Titans.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I haven’t been into Fairly Oddparents since Grow Up Timmy Turner six years ago. By that time, my fandom with the show already collapsed. Why it’s still running on and off for the past 16 years is beyond me. Meanwhile I had a love hate relationship with Foster’s mostly in my early teens. I watched 64 out of 79 episodes in their entirety. If Bloo more often took the fact that he still sees Mac every day as well as living in a home with fellow imaginary friends seriously, I would have enjoyed the show even more. Plus the characters ranting and raving moments made it look like a elementary school level soap opera.

  • sailor monsoon

    Samurai champloo is amazing

  • DontBeMeanInternet

    Also, Liquid Television was amazing. It breathed new life into my artistic career as a teenager. It was around this time last year they announced they were releasing the whole library. Stick Figure Theatre!

    And WTF. How did Samurai Champloo end up on this list? I almost took it out lol

  • DontBeMeanInternet

    Johnny Bravo was my vibe back in the day.

  • Wow some great shows here that couldn’t make it. Excited to see the next 40 or so shows.

    Really all I would say is LILO & Stitch is one of the best shows to have a good premise to expand from a film to tv show.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Agreed for the most part. I like Teen Titans, Over the Garden Wall, Batman Beyond, and a few others, but none are classics. Also, love Cowboy Bebop and assume it will be on there, but could not make it through Samurai Champloo. Great animation, lousy show.