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Sometimes, no matter how many animators, computers, or money they'll throw at a project, an animated film can still become such a gigantic mess of colors and lines that a group of monkeys locked in a room can draw a better film. Here are some of the worst animated atrocities categorized so far.
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Not to mention a rather blatant example of Critical Research Failure and/or They Just Didn't Care in the designs. The griffin looks like a dragon. People, griffins are not dragons. It's even worse for the poor Dodo and Eaglet (both of whom are Demoted to Extra in favor of the Lory, for some reason); the Dodo looks more like a pelican and the Eaglet barely resembles a bird at all.
Bolívar El Héroe ("Bolívar the Hero"), a 2003 Colombian "animated" movie about Simón Bolívar (who would most likely be spinning in his grave right now if Hugo Chavez hadn't had him exhumed), featuring barely-animated, terribly-drawn Animesque versions of Bolívar and his allies and enemies, MS Paint-worthy special effects, ridiculously-bombastic acting, and generally pathetically-low production "values". You can look at the thing yourself... or just look at the IMDB reviews.
Chop Kick Panda, a blatant rip-off of Kung Fu Panda that only lasts forty minutes, has horrible and cheap animation, bad voice acting, unfunny jokes (most of the "humor" involves the main character trying to do a move, only to break his back), and jokes that have been used in over a million other cartoons. Three-fourths of the cartoon is taken up by these unfunny, repetitious gags (that is, if you could even call them gags), so then the last ten minutes finally have the main character fighting the villain... but all he does is continuously hit the villain in the face with a mop over and over. Netflix tries to claim that this isn't a rip-off, but anyone with at least half a brain knows that it is.
The Christmas Tree is a 1991 animated film with abysmal Limited Animation that falls head-first into the Uncanny Valley, filled with ugly character designs, awkward voice acting where voice actors that sound like they're half brain dead (including a little girl who sounds like an 18 year old woman), and bad timing _at times there is no pause between sentences, leading to awkward tone-shifts when characters speak). And then there's the editing, which includes scenes that cut into other scenes randomly and without warning. Top it off with an Idiot Plot, various plot-holes, and a botched black and white moral at the end. Many consider this to be The Room of Christmas specials. The Nostalgia Critic has torn it apart, and has labeled it "The WORST Christmas special ever!"
There's a reason that Delgo is one of the biggest bombs in movie history. It's displeasing, boring and unimaginably ugly. The art and animation are significantly worse here than in many 1990s cartoons. There are a couple of famous-though-you-will-never-hear-from-them-again voices (like Freddie Prinze Jr, who used to have a career, sorta) who phone it in so badly their consciousness can be called into question. The film has a really bad case of The Scrappy, loads of clichés, and a tendency to treat the audience like idiots. At times, it resembles a Video Brinquedo knockoff of Avatar, even though it was released first and had a budget; the producers even unsuccessfully tried to sue Fox and James Cameron. Infamous Animation did a review of Delgohere.
Funnily enough, The Cartoon Heroreviewed this some time ago, and he doesn't consider it to be as flat-out horrible as many of the other entries on this page.
The 1966 release of The Hobbit. The story goes that someone (William L. Snyder, whose other claim to fame is producing the Gene Deitch-directed Tom and Jerry shorts) got the film rights to The Hobbit very cheaply because it was still largely unknown at the time, but a use-it-or-lose-it clause meant he had to release "a full-color movie" in order to extend the contract. He planned a full-length film, but after that project fell apart with only a month remaining on his option, he realized nothing in the contract specified how long the movie had to be. So he quickly threw together and released this, exercised the option to extend his rights, and then sold them for $100,000. It's 12 minutes long, composed entirely of crude drawings filmed in The Ken Burns Effect, and it would probably be quicker to list the things it has in common with the novel than the differences.
This animated adaptation of the story of Joshua, Moses' apprentice, titled "Joshua and the Promised Land." The character designs, which are supposed to be bipedal lions, are stiff and uninspired (and includes a female lion with a mane), the animation looks like it was done by a sixth grader using Autodesk Maya for the first time (faces hardly show good expression, mouth movements are nonexistent, it's impossible to tell what various objects are at times due to horrid texturing), and the voices sound bored and sometimes fail to grasp the concept of audio levels (the kid who played the titular Joshua sometimes shouts his lines to the point of distortion). And then there's the story itself, which has its own slew of problems, including one of the most annoying examples of Mr. Exposition ever put to film.
Kis Vuk, titled A Fox's Tale for the English market, is a dreadful CGI-animated sequel to and cash-in on the classic 1981 Hungarian animated film Vuk The Little Fox. The CGI work with its awkward, choppy animation, bizarre character designs and amateurish rendering would have looked, let's say, passable in a cheap-o, late-nineties TV cartoon, but this was made in 2008, and screened in cinemas. The staggeringly cliché- and Plot Hole-ridden plot, utter lack of likable or original characters, gruesome scenes of animal cruelty, an anticlimactic Ass Pull of a climax and a total shift in tone compared to the original led to the movie becoming a failure that screened to almost empty theaters (a major Schedule Slip also helped in this). Fans of the original work, critics, and reportedly even some little kids left screenings disgusted and disappointed, and upon release, it went straight to the bottom of IMDb's movie list, where it lingered on for a good couple of weeks. Currently holds a rating of 2.3 as the third worst animated movie with at least a thousand votes.
How bad is The Magic of Oz (an animated short based upon The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)? It's absolutely irredeemable, as it has virtually no plot, terrible sound quality and laughably ugly and dated animation. Background information about the film is also scarce. A Google search for many of the names featured at the beginning will bring up little results, and the cartoon studio that produced it is never stated — all it says at the end is "a cartoon film presentation". No date is even known for when this cartoon was released; the only approximate guess is about the early 1960s according to this Tumblr post. The film contains a lot of Limited Animation, and there's also a very out-of-place three-second shot of Dorothy bending down that's done, rather incompetently, in Rotoscope, despite the fact that the rest of the cartoon has none of it at all — clearly, just drawing Dorothy performing the action would've been too difficult. Despite being under ten minutes, it moves at a snail's pace and is totally incomprehensible, and the very poor sound makes it difficult to hear even with the volume on a computer turned up to its maximum level. All of this makes it a contender for the worst animated short of all time.
The behind-the-scenes look at the movie at the end is interesting, but it's not worth watching the whole tape for. In fact, the only part of the animated movie alone worth watching is the "Meet the Mortal Kombatants" segment. The main reason to watch that was for the "hidden clues" for Mortal Kombat 3 at the end. Even then, the code was something of a fraud because one of the symbols used isn't in any version of the game.
This movie was such a huge flop at the box office that TriStar would not produce their next animated feature until 2001, 13 years after this movie was released. It was also the only animated feature produced by Carolco Pictures.
Robert D. Hanna's Kung Fu Panda rip-off The Prodigy is full of stock models, scary bad animation, terrible voice acting (the panda) and an eight minute long dance sequence.
Snow White and the 7 Clever Boysnote published by Phoenix Games, a video game company known releasing Dingo Pictures' stolen Disney properties and awful budget titles, a shameless and terrible rip-off of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. If the disturbingcover-art of this "game"note The reason it is not on the video Games page is because even though it was released as a Playstation2 game disk, the main "attraction" is the movie, with a bunch of generic games added so it technically qualifies as a video game didn't scare you away, the horrible 8-minute-long movie will. It has a hideously toxic blend of MS Paint-quality animation and ugly 3D PlayStation-era backgrounds, and doesn't resembles anything its cover or the film it's stealing. The seven dwarfs are replaced by a bunch of generic-looking boys (and among them is a stereotypical Blackfaced black boy) who don't fit the fantasy setting at all, a Snow White who's a blonde-haired harlot that's anything but fair, and Prince Charming as another generic boy. The story doesn't even try to imitate the popular Disney film or the actual story it was based on, instead we're treated to an awful musical number about this Snow White is better than the Evil Queen and a story that makes no sense whatsoever. Tennings has ripped this movie apart in this review.
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back. Sure, Space Chimps was already a poor-quality All-CGI Cartoon movie, but this straight to DVD sequel is even worse. Horrid animation, unfunny cliché jokes, and a near-nonexistent plot make this film atrocious. Even the great talents of Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, and Tom Kenny couldn't save this flick. To make it clear how terrible this movie is, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 0% rating and its IMDb score is 2.7. It was also the Creator Killer of Vanguard Animation, which seems to have dissolved after releasing only four poorly-received duds, and over 9 films that they were planning on making instead were cancelled forever. Media Hunter took a crack at this movie and regrets doing so, which you can see here.
Just slightly ahead of Delgo in terms of box office is an animated version of The Ten Commandments. With outdated CGI, art designs that would look at home with the original PlayStation, and dull voice acting from a talented cast that somehow includes Ben Kingsley and Christian Slater, one would have to wonder how this film made more money than Delgo. Compared to the 1956 classic (91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8 on IMDb), this 2007 movie bombed critically as well, earning a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes and a paltry 2.8 on IMDb. You can see Infamous Animation rip this film to shreds here.
The original uncut version of Titanic: The Legend Goes On. Practically everything is plagiarized, and not just from Titanic. The animation and sound editing are grievously mishandled, with frequent and blatant recycling and obvious mess-ups kept in. The voice acting borders on text-to-speech at points, and the music is cheap and obnoxious. The writing is loaded with plotholes and pandering, the plot is basically one giant Cliché Storm, and the script bears little-to-no resemblance to actual human speech. The ending in particular is incredibly disrespectful. There's a revised cut that took out or dubbed over some of the worst parts (even gaining a Signature Scene in the process), but even that's So Bad, It's Good at best. ShogunGin0provides his thoughts toward the matter. You can also watch it yourself (with an optional MST) here.