History SeinfeldIsUnfunny / WesternAnimation

31st Jan '17 7:48:07 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' comedies to undergo CerebusSyndrome and heavily experiment with world-building and story arcs, predating other such shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' by several years. A new viewer going back to watch this early 2000s show would have trouble understanding why it's such a big deal that some silly cigar from a season one episode came back as a major plot element in season two, or why the fifth season in general was so interesting.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' comedies to undergo CerebusSyndrome and heavily experiment with world-building and story arcs, predating other such shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' by several years. A new viewer going back to watch this early 2000s show would have trouble understanding why it's such a big deal that some silly cigar from a season one episode came back as a major plot element in season two, or why the fifth final season in general was so interesting.
31st Jan '17 7:33:31 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' comedies to undergo CerebusSyndrome and heavily experiment with world-building and story arcs, predating other such shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls. A new viewer going back to watch this early 2000s show would have trouble understanding why it's such a big deal that some silly cigar from a season one episode came back as a major plot element in season two, or why the fifth season in general was so interesting.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' comedies to undergo CerebusSyndrome and heavily experiment with world-building and story arcs, predating other such shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls.''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' by several years. A new viewer going back to watch this early 2000s show would have trouble understanding why it's such a big deal that some silly cigar from a season one episode came back as a major plot element in season two, or why the fifth season in general was so interesting.
31st Jan '17 7:32:12 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' shows to undergo CerebusSyndrome and experiment with world-building and story arcs. However, its heavy influence has made it difficult for a new viewer to see what's so special about it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' was one of the first mainstream Western kids' shows comedies to undergo CerebusSyndrome and heavily experiment with world-building and story arcs. However, its heavy influence has made it difficult for a arcs, predating other such shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls. A new viewer going back to see what's watch this early 2000s show would have trouble understanding why it's such a big deal that some silly cigar from a season one episode came back as a major plot element in season two, or why the fifth season in general was so special about it.interesting.
10th Jan '17 4:24:52 PM Vir
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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If Website/YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the DecoyProtagonist. Even the Batman: Arkham Series focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.

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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If Website/YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the DecoyProtagonist. Even the Batman: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries Arkham Series series]] focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.
10th Jan '17 4:24:18 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' debuted in the very early nineties, at a time when the AnimationAgeGhetto was still very strong, and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was just breaking through, while still remaining relatively family friendly. ''Beavis and Butthead'' on the other hand was shocking and caused a panic among the MoralGuardians, being one of only a very ''very'' few animated programs that didn't target children. Nowadays we have ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the entire Creator/AdultSwim lineup, and countless other "Late Night Cartoons", to the point that ''Beavis and Butthead'' looks tame, and downright corny by comparison.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' debuted in the very early nineties, at a time when the AnimationAgeGhetto was still very strong, and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was just breaking through, while still remaining relatively family friendly. ''Beavis and Butthead'' Butt-Head'' on the other hand was shocking and caused a panic among the MoralGuardians, being one of only a very ''very'' few animated programs that didn't target children. Nowadays we have ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the entire Creator/AdultSwim lineup, and countless other "Late Night Cartoons", to the point that ''Beavis and Butthead'' Butt-Head'' looks tame, and downright corny by comparison.
10th Jan '17 4:23:54 PM Vir
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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If Website/YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the Decoy Protagonist. Even the Batman: Arkham Series focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.

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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If Website/YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the Decoy Protagonist. DecoyProtagonist. Even the Batman: Arkham Series focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.
10th Jan '17 4:23:11 PM Vir
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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the Decoy Protagonist. Even the Batman: Arkham Series focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.

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** Creator/KevinConroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of longtime Batfans. If YouTube Website/YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly ''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' fanboys consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a genuinely terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]]. Though most of Conroy's recent Batman roles have been a little on the robotic side, it's mainly due to the fact that he hasn't had any Batman roles that require genuine emotion in years. His more recent Batman roles often have Batman as a side character or the Decoy Protagonist. Even the Batman: Arkham Series focuses on Batman's allies and enemies more than Batman's personal growth, save for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' which Conroy wasn't a part of. He seems to have stepped up his game for ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where he is seen interrogating a soldier and legitimately sounds angry.
7th Dec '16 1:52:13 PM MagnusForce
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* Creator/HannaBarbera and their creations, ''big time''. When they made it big in the late 50s and 60s, the idea of animation -- a painstaking, laborious form of entertainment -- being produced on a television schedule and budget was considered a hopeless task at best, but their cost-effective, widely-appealing shows became revolutionary for such. But with more sophisticated production and creator-driven content taking over in the late 80s and 90s, many in the modern age just can't grasp how Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera became such big names in the world of animation.
24th Sep '16 6:28:27 PM WhatArtThee
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' itself is also starting to face this. It premiered during a sad time for animation, with the [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} big three]] [[Creator/CartoonNetwork cartoon]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel channels]] grappling with {{Dork Age}}s, and the only shows held in universal regard at the time being the then-recent ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. The fact it was not only a great show, but also a part of what was once seen as [[TastesLikeDiabetes the most insipidly syrupy]] [[Franchise/MyLittlePony franchises of all time]] caused a ''huge'' boom in web media and gave rise to one of the largest and loudest {{Fandom}}s ever known. Half a decade later, the animation medium sees a second Renaissance, and we get shows such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', which also have {{rounded|character}}, {{dynamic|character}}, and likeable characters, and deal with intense themes in a way that both kids and adults can appreciate. While ''Friendship is Magic'' is still good, its claim to fame as [[GirlShowGhetto a girly show that's actually good]] is starting to seem less quaint, and a viewer of the aforementioned shows unfamiliar with ''[=FiM=]'' might wonder how it amassed a fanbase that could potentially rival the Trekkie movement.
15th Sep '16 2:13:31 PM kablammin45
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* The Minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' were lauded as the movie's funniest characters and became the series' EnsembleDarkhorse group. This, of course, wound up leading to other companies [[FollowTheLeader wanting a piece of the pie]] and coming up with their own Minion like characters themselves. (i.e. [=McDonald's=] Happy Meal creatures, the elves in Dreamworks' ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', and the lemmings in ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'', etc.) The verbally-impaired-friends/helpers-of-the-protagonist trope has seen so much use that anyone who went back to watch the movie that broke it into the mainstream will likely fail to see the appeal of the quirky Minions. (The fact that the Minions themselves became ludicrously popular themselves to the point of HypeBacklash and are blamed for this trend results in this example teetering on the edge of DeaderThanDisco, as well.)
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