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Gargoyles to Mickey Mouse : After losing Oswald to his distributor, Walt Disney created a new series of cartoons around a new character, Mickey, who was pretty much Oswald where the primary difference being that Walt Disney owned full legal rights to Mickey.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Home Movies , with both shows employing the so-called "Squigglevision" animation (though Dr Katz dropped it in its later seasons).
Home Movies to Futurama .
The Simpsons to American Dad! before the latter was renewed. It started out as the political version of the show, but many people believe that Family Guy American Dad is the spiritual successor to the first three seasons of Family Guy, since the show became largely different after being uncancelled.
Similarly, American Dad can be viewed as a spiritual successor to (Before Season 12, at least), because both shows went through an evolution process and their later episodes are often thought to be better than their old.
South Park and Camp Lazlo to Spongebob Squarepants .
Rocko's Modern Life to The Jetsons . There's also the much more obscure series The Flintstones The Roman Holidays.
can be considered this to The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Dexter's Laboratory to My Life as a Teenage Robot
Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? was more or less a continuation of Animaniacs with a new cast of Tiny Toon Adventures Animated Actors.
It might be a stretch, since one is animated and the other wasn't, but often feels like the Batman: The Brave and the Bold Spiritual Successor to the '60s .
Batman is a Around the World with Willy Fog Funny Animal spiritual successor to the Australian cartoon . Considering both are based on Around the World in 80 Days the original book by Jules Verne, this should come as no surprise.
(and to a lesser extent Adventure Time , Regular Show and Gravity Falls ) to Sanjay And Craig .
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack to Loonatics Unleashed . Both are action cartoons with some comedy elements based on futuristic anthropomorphic superheroes, and are both made by Warner Bros. Road Rovers Also, there's a number of character similarities.
is sometimes said to be this to The Boondocks .
Coonskin While is more of a spinoff to MAD , it's somewhat of this trope to MADtv , featuring many of the same staff (mainly a different cast as well, save for June).
KaBlam! to The Amazing World of Gumball .
Chowder to Uncle Grandpa , which is itself a successor to the original Uncle Grandpa short for Cartoonstitute.
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome is an ironic- and Moral Orel very dark- successor to .
Davey and Goliath and the 2010 reboot of Lloyd in Space to Pound Puppies .
Recess and Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic .
The Powerpuff Girls appears to be one for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks .
Jem to Danny Phantom . (The first 3 seasons anyway)
The Fairly Oddparents to The Flintstones , deliberately.
The Honeymooners to Inspector Gadget .
Get Smart can be seen as one to the Hey Arnold! Nickelodeon movie . Both involve kids living in a big city that resembles New York, adventures, eccentric kids in their grade, and eccentric people in the neighborhood. Makes sense, since Harriet the Spy Hey Arnold! was a theatrical short when the movie was released.
to Exo Squad . The viewers weren't the only ones to notice. Robotech Playmates Toys released a short lived toyline which blended the two.
Can we start calling the spiritual successor of Young Justice ?
The Spectacular Spider-Man The show can also be considered a spiritual successor to .
Justice League Both can also be seen as spiritual successors to Gargoyles, given Greg Weisman works on them and feature many similar themes and arcs, as well as references to the former.
Gargoyles to . Gargoyles was even originally intended to be a comedic spin-off of the earlier show, before it was retooled to its more serious, arc-driven form.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears could be Kidd Video The Eighties incarnation of . for a lot more reasons than the Kiddmobile just happening to be yellow.
Yellow Submarine In terms of role, could be considered this to Phineas and Ferb . Both were among the most successful Disney animated shows of the millennium, with its lampshade-heavy humor and similar tone at certain points.
Kim Possible Bumble's Bucket is very much is this to , with a very similar dynamic, tone and even most of the characters The Dreamstone resembling those of the previous show. Both were projects created by Mike Jupp and Martin Gates Productions, meaning a good amount of the same people worked on both series.
shares much of the aesthetic qualities, storyline aspects, and humor as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) , another series that Ciro Nieli executive produced, down to having at least Teen Titans one villain that's darker than the rest.
Robot Chicken may qualify as a very dark spiritual successor to The Far Side.
to The Venture Bros. They share a creator/writer (Jackson Publick), an actor/voice actor (Patrick Warburton), and numerous themes (including various genre The Tick. deconstructions.) Tick creator Ben Edlund is also the only person to write an episode ( íViva los Muertos!) of the Venture Brothers outside of creators Publick and Doc Hammer.
Gravity Falls to Phineas and Ferb despite their Fandom Rivalry, as Gravity Falls shares similar humor, characters and atmosphere to the latter (albeit darker in humor).
to the first Generator Rex series.
Ben 10 to The Book Of Life : same creators, same theme of a family with generations of awesome, same theme of loving, respecting, and remembering the dead.