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"What world created this? Aside from just making NO sense... AT ALL, the animation's choppy, the characters are forgettable, the songs are crap, it's just a stupid, stupid, STUPID movie, with virtually nothing redeemable about it whatsoever."

Sometimes, no matter how many animators, computers, or cash injections 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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  1. Merely being offensive in its subject matter, a Box Office Bomb, or a film you don't plain like is not sufficient. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there is a market for all types of deviancy, no matter how small a niche it is. It has to fail to appeal even to that niche to qualify as this. (If you're unsure whether it belongs here or not, visit the discussion page and give us your input. Otherwise, if it's something you just plain don't like, please don't shoehorn it in; this isn't a page for complaining about things that fail to you.)

  2. It isn't a Horrible animated film just because The Mysterious Mr. Enter, PhantomStrider, Saberspark, Schaffrillas Productions, and/or any other Caustic Critic reviewed it, or because it was featured on I Hate Everything's The Search for the Worst. There needs to be independent evidence, such as reputable critics (emphasis on plural) for example, to list it (though once it is listed, they can provide the detailed review).


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  • The Asylum is infamous for making terrible live-action mockbusters, and you can read all about them in the Live-Action Films subpage. Their ventures in animation have not been any better.
    • Izzie's Way Home is a flagrant Finding Nemo ripoff that was released suspiciously close to Finding Dory's theatrical release. The plot is similar to Nemo's if it were done much worse. invoked Characters frequently make stupid decisions just because the plot demands it, like when Izzie goes towards a hook without any bait for no apparent reason and gets stuck on it. The film also ends with a blatant Deus ex Machina, as Izzie's mother shows up out of nowhere to kill a snake threatening everyone. The characters are all either cardboard cutouts, incredibly annoying, absolutely awful, or some combination of the three, and some of them (including the closest thing the movie has to a Big Bad) get no comeuppance for their actions. The animation is very lazy (so bad, in fact, that at one point, a man floats in a static position from one place to the other, and the fish characters often look like they're simply hovering in mid-air rather than in water), with camera perspectives so bad that they make it difficult to tell what's going on. The attempts at humor amount to nothing more than bog-standard Toilet Humour. The voice acting (which wastes the talents of Joey Fatone and Tori Spelling) is phoned in at best and horribly grating at worst. The film has a 1.6 on IMDb. Saberspark also tore into this one here.
    • Trolland, a 2016 rip-off of Trolls that has a beyond-amateurish take on perspective and animation. The characters themselves are animated worse than Garry's Mod characters (and mind you, most projects using that software do so for comedic effect). Some of the shots are outright bizarre - there's no clear sense of scale, as most of the models and props are simply superimposed over the settings. Speaking of models, recycling is so common that, multiple times throughout the film, the exact same model turns up twice in the same shot. And all of that is ignoring outright bizarre additions, such as a fake Game Boy early on and an actual photograph of Queen Elizabeth, which goes completely unmentioned. And all that aside, it's written as a Cliché Storm, just like any other mockbuster, and they even screwed that part of it up beyond a minute's span. It's rather clear that whatever budget the film had was spent on getting the likes of Jerry O'Connell, Ja Rule, T-Boz, Chris Daughtry, Debi Derryberry, Greg Cipes, and Dick Van Dyke to work on the film. Saberspark looked into this film in greater detail here, having once declared it the nadir of animation, though until he saw The Misty Green Sky on Amazon Prime, he still thought it the worst animated movie of the 2010s.
    • Homeward is a blatant copy of Onward, but lacks any of that film's quality or emotion. The characters (an elf and his orc stepbrother) are both unlikeable, with the former being a giant snobby Jerkass, while the second is a total idiot. The plot is devoid of originality and feels like a copy of Bright. Several of the characters resemble characters from other, more famous animated films. For example, the orc brother resembles Ralph with fangs, while one of the girls resembles a recolored Mavis. The animation, while better than Trolland's, is still pretty bad, with problems such as models clipping through each other being common. Saberspark reviewed it here
    • Then there's CarGo, based on Cars. Despite coming out in 2017, the animation looks worse than in Van-Pires (a product of the '90s) and the character designs are either ugly, bizarre, or just plain boring. The character's personalities are little better: One-dimensional rebellious son, one-dimensional love interest, cliché "Punk & bully who is actually a nice person deep down", cliché mob boss (yes, really)... The plot is slow and chock-full of Padding, even ignoring the characters' tendency to start musical numbers at the drop of a hat, and the whole movie seems little more than a vehicle for the creators to make as many ear-burningly bad car puns as possible. Add onto that a heaping of truly disturbing Fridge Horror (seriously, Clunker Island is nightmarish) and a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment involving "The Spirit Of The Forest", and you have something that is truly awful to watch. Saberspark can be seen tearing into it here.
  • Deos Video Inc., a very obscure animation studio under the now-defunct home video distributor Simitar Entertainment, is only known to have produced two animated direct-to-video Christmas specials, neither of which are anywhere near masterpieces:
    • The Christmas Light, made in 1995, could very well be considered the CGI counterpart to The Christmas Tree. The premise is that after two Christmas Elves, Isaac and Burton, present alternative and quicker ways of making toys, Burton, the Jerkass rival elf who gets rejected by Santa Claus, falls into his buggy toy-making machine and is inexplicably transformed into a giant snowman warlock who threatens to ruin Christmas with a massive snowstorm in retaliation. Santa, Isaac, and a girl named Jennifer with a talent for singing set out to stop him and save Christmas. The already bizarre setup just gets worse from there. The premise and plot make absolutely no sense (How did Burton become an evil snowman? Why does the girl need to come with Santa and Isaac to help stop him?). The voice acting sounds bored and lethargic (barring Burton's over-the-top rant at the beginning), narrator Dan Haggerty sounds drunk, and the characters themselves are either boring or downright unlikeable. One of the worst parts of the whole thing is the animation and graphics, which are absolutely atrocious even for 1995 with stiff, robotic movements, vacant, expressionless faces, and flat, washed-out, and occasionally non-existent textures. Comparing the special and its animation to that of Toy Story (which came out the same year and which the special has the gall to compare itself to), the early episodes of VeggieTales (which still have livelier animation even two years prior for how badly their animation has aged), and the unfinished CGI film The Works (which began production in 1979) just shows how inept everything about this special is. RebelTaxi briefly covers the special in a Top 4 Best and Worst Christmas Movie countdown and Best of the Worst attempts to have some fun with it. Phelous also covered this messy Christmas movie and Saberspark does so as well.
    • The Christmas Brigade somehow fails to clear the above bar by a staggering amount. The animation is only marginally better—and thanks to the awful designs, this is to the movie's detriment. In fact, the animation's even lazier; the characters often spontaneously pop in and out, through walls and ceilings, in lieu of a walk cycle, which the movie excuses via gadget belts invented by the heroes. The voice actors who replaced the ones from the first movie somehow sound even more bored. The horrendous dialogue is full of Accidental Innuendo, outright-bizarre word choices, and puns that don't even merit a pity laugh. The story is just as dull, nonsensical, and generic: The evil Dr. D plans to shrink all of the world's popular landmarks to sell as trinkets. What's more, it makes up less than half the 70-minute runtime—and to take up that much, they had to draw shots out as long as possible and cram in all manner of pointless asides. The remaining 40 minutes are recycled from the first movie nearly in full, or else just are just characters celebrating Christmas and singing carols. Phelous and RebelTaxi have taken a lookSaberspark has gone on record as saying he'd much rather not.
  • Digital-World was a German "animation" studio created in the early 2000s that makes Dingo Pictures look like they live up to their super-budget claim by comparison. There were only four known films (one appearing to be a sequel to a film they did) that they created (though all of them are actually available on YouTube to watch for both the German versions and the few English versions available, if you choose to do so at your own risk), and each film Digital World created has ugly character models, stiff movement, and mouth movements that make their characters go even further into the Uncanny Valley than they probably should due to them talking either directly through their teeth or talking clearly without any teeth shown at all. Not only that, but two of their films had the unfortunate merit of having East West Entertainment dubbing their films to English, who also were the same people involved with a few of Dingo Pictures' most notorious dubbing flops around. They released their films in a two-year period from 2002-03, so it's likely their films would have forever faded into the ether of time itself had Phelous not encountered one of their films that he now considers the worst Christmas movie ever, a film that one must avoid going after...
    • Red Nose (a.k.a., Rudi Rotnase when translated in its native language or Rentier Weihnachten in the official German version) may have one of the better East West dubs around (if only because there's a little bit more of a vocal variety involved, including an actual woman for once), but not only are their dubbing issues still prominent even with a different company's films around, this film manages to make 43 minutes of time feel much longer than that, with Phelous arguing that its actual content fills only five minutes worth of story properly. Their conversion to DVD made the film darker and jumpier than it should be, but even if the quality conversion was done properly, it doesn't change the fact that the story goes by so slowly that it makes Deos Video's Christmas films feel naturally paced by comparison. This film tries to tell the classic story of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but the plot points they highlight are either completely irrelevant to the story or are told in a completely amateurish manner (to the point where the fade-ins and fade-outs aren't even implemented properly). Combine that with animation that somehow does choppy movement under a ridiculously slow pace, and you got a film that's so hard to sit through, you'll be more likely to fall asleep to it by how incomprehensible and boring it is. Phelous reviewed it here on Christmas Eve in 2021, and he felt it works better as an art-house piece to test your will through animated garbage than as a proper Christmas movie.
  • Dingo Pictures was originally a German storybook turned animation studio created in the late 1980s or early 1990s tied to "super-budget" producer Phoenix Games (and Midas). It features animated rip-offs of (mostly) Disney films such as 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, The Lion King (1994), and Aladdin. Their plagiarism is overshadowed by the films' animation, which is so colossally awful on every level that they make the animation for the Legend of Zelda CD-i games look good. Seriously, just look at their film trailers. And for some reason, their films were once sold as video games from the PlayStation era up until the Nintendo DS & Wii era, with a few generic mini-games being added to justify having the films be on PlayStation or PlayStation 2 video game discs instead of DVDs (although some films would get English DVD releases later on anyway). Their entire history is close to a hodgepodge of misinformation and pure mystery that seriously stumped Saberspark, a guy who likes finding out information on companies with how they originated and how long they existed if they're defunct. (However, a future documentary released by the new owners of Dingo Pictures will help clear up some of the confusing history the original company's had.) It's not a surprise how they're constantly mocked on parodies and reviews, sometimes being on worst animated films of all-time lists like with Saberspark saying the entire company's line was the second-worst animated film stuff he's ever seen behind only The Adventures of Açela.
    • Animal Soccer World is one of the most notorious of their films. It's not easy to tell just by looking at it, but it's superficially based on an animated sequence from Bedknobs and Broomsticks. What makes it particularly notorious, apart from its incomprehensible plot and laughable animation, is the voice acting, performed entirely by one or two voice actors from East West Entertainment that were bored out of their skulls and speaking with a ridiculous, impenetrable (presumably) Dutch accent, who sound as if Tommy Wiseau started his own dub company, only less awesome. The short and rather unfitting jungle riff looping in the background nonstop over and over doesn't help either. Sitting through the film's 30-minute span is an excruciating experience; even the Phoenix Games/Code Monkeys opening logos to the game are more enjoyable. Caddicarus has covered it and has declared it to be "The New Worst Game Ever Made", while Saberspark intended on reviewing this alongside two other films before giving up on it altogether after seeing only a preview of the film. It can be found here.
      • Interestingly enough, Phelous revealed in his own review of the movie that this film was actually made back in 1998... which makes the idea of selling Animal Soccer World on the PlayStation 2 even more confusing when considering it came out almost a decade later.
    • Here you can see Caddicarus' takedown of Dalmatians 3, an atrocious train wreck obviously intended to fool unsuspecting buyers into confusing it with 101 Dalmatians.
    • The writing's about as terrible as the animation and voice acting. For example, their version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame not only shows a heartless Esmeralda leaving Quasimodo to die in a dungeon, making it seem like the fact that he intentionally starved to death in the original novel wasn't enough for them, but also has the gall to declare this a happy ending just because Quasimodo has proof that Esmerelda is still alive.
    • Over here you can witness the entirety of Mouse Police, featuring commentary from Guru Larry and Octav1us Kitten. (Movie starts at 4:18.) It features all of Dingo's trademarks: sloppy voice acting from about three actors total, bad dialogue full of unintended non sequiturs, horribly ugly art, recycled character designs (the two protagonists are the same character model in gender-specific clothing), an utterly nonsensical plot, and animation that must be seen to be believed. Square Eyed Jak's praise for it was limited to its unintentional humor when he reviewed it via the PS2 "game" published by Phoenix Games and gave it a 1/10.
    • One of their earliest known film adaptations was The Legend of Pocahontas. Released back in 1995 (around the same time as the Disney version), the Dingo Pictures version showcases them being a bit more ambitious back in the day with them trying to produce actual songs for certain scenes, having the film be longer than most other films Dingo made (being 52 minutes long uncut), showcasing their first character designs that they'd later repeat for most of their later films, and being the only film that lists who voiced which character instead of abruptly ending (with 14 different names involved, one of whom being related to someone else in the cast). That's not to say they were any better back then, since they still held the same problems found with their films, including the fact that everyone revels in harming each other, repeated character stills in different frames (even when they shouldn't be on there), and backgrounds that don't look like they should be taking place in the story that's being told. And that's not even mentioning its own unique problems like how the sage flora is an old bush named Old Bush that's considered pure Nightmare Fuel, how one scene didn't translate its transition effect at all for non-German speakers (for the DVD release), or even how one scene had an actual, living insect crawl up on the background when the animation was taking place. Phelous looked into the full, uncut DVD release of it here.
      • As if that weren't bad enough, Wabuu, the Captain Ersatz of the raccoon Meeko from the Disney film, as well as a good amount of screentime in other titles such as Countryside Bears and becoming the de facto mascot of Dingo in general, got his own spinoff film. It has one of Dingo's worst English dubs, and like the aforementioned Animal Soccer World said dub has an annoying background music track looping nonstop, this time being Creepy Circus Music. It also doesn't help that this, Aladin, and Animal Soccer World were all dubbed in English by someone's foreign-sounding father and his son from a different company for some odd reason instead (which results in even people watching Dingo for Bile Fascination jarred by the absence of the familiar, bad-Peter Lorre-impression-like voice that Wabuu had in his other appearances). Watch Phelous dissect it.
    • To call the English dub of Aladin hard to watch is Not Hyperbole. On top of the common issues with the company's other works, such as very limited animation, very small amount of voice actors, and unfitting music being looped through the entire film (including over other music), the voice acting is of even worse quality than usual, being recorded with very cheap equipment and often severely out of sync with the visuals (even ignoring the lack of any lip-syncing, often one character will be shown speaking while another's voice is heard, and bits of the original German audio can sometimes be heard, also out of sync), not helped by the voice actors obviously having a poor grasp of English and mispronouncing several words. Judging by the presence of a "Play" symbol at the start of the movie, the dub was produced by putting a camera in front of a TV playing a VHS of the German version, sitting two kids in the room, and having them read scripts live in a single take as the movie plays (at one point, you can hear one of them turning a page, and they also repeat some words they misread). And there are some musical numbers, but all the lyrics are in German, even in the English dub. All of this makes the story almost incomprehensible unless you put in effort to make out what's being said. Not that it matters, since one edition of the movie just ends early, cutting out a third of the story. See Phelous suffer through it here.
    • The real bottom of their barrel may be Perseus, an adaptation of the Greek hero legend that was apparently so awful that Dingo themselves disowned it, and nowadays is very rare. In fact, if it weren't for Phelous' review of the movie (even with it only having a proper Italian dub {with translated English subtitles done by a fan of his} at the time of his recording), it's likely their first ever real film they did would have remained in obscurity throughout all of time itself. As it was their first genuine, non-storybook-type film attempt back in 1992, Dingo managed to create everything with a program that Electronic Arts made at the time called Deluxe Paint, and it helps explain why most of the models they've made over the years were reused in their many later films. As for their backgrounds... let's just say that they might have had a genuine reason to resort to handmade backgrounds after this film instead, regardless of how worse some of their later films were in that end. Consider this film as the basis of everything Dingo Pictures had to work with moving forward.
    • As for their storybook-type films, the last one they released (as far as most people know of) was a 1994 "film" titled Bunny the Rabbit. The video itself is only 22 minutes long and like Perseus before it, Dingo also disowned it from their catalog, leaving Phelous to find an Italian dub to review it properly. This story has them back to their storybook roots (that is drawing each and every image with colored markers) just for an incoherent tale of Easter bunnies living in an insane world revolving around an apparent Easter egg hierarchy (with the antagonist saying that the eggs he wants to steal would get him out of egg painting duties) with a bevy of unlikable and unpleasant characters (one of the main characters is almost constantly angry and screams at her young niece and nephew over petty reasons), so one can see why it's easily forgotten about and how it's best to leave this one behind going forward.
    • The Bremen Town-Musicians is lazy even by Dingo Pictures standards, due to having many scenes reduced to just a live-action narrator talking about what happened so they wouldn't have to actually animate it. The English dub is done by one man (the narrator, who doesn't even try to match the actor's mouth movements or body language) and one boy (everyone else), with plenty of audio distortion to make the listening experience as unpleasant as possible, and also occasionally reverts to the German audio track (for Non-Dubbed Grunts, one instance of the narrator imitating the donkey's brayingnote , the band's musical performances, and one scene where they just forgot to replace the dialogue), which is jarring due to the constant buzzing noise cutting out for these moments.
  • Prevalant Entertainment, run by Robert D. Hanna (not to be confused with William Hanna from Hanna-Barbera). They have made two films, both of them written and directed by Hanna and both of them being terribly-written low-budget ripoffs:
  • Spark Plug Entertainment, the American equivalent of Video Brinquedo. Exactly which one is worse is up for debate.
    • For example, if you watch the first few minutes of Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale, you get assaulted by a heavy-handed Aesop about dishonesty, characterization which only serves to make it more shallow (hate those guys, like these guys, watch this guy get Character Development, etc.), a nonsensical story, subpar acting, terrible CGI animation, a lot of repetition before anything happens (think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears), and some stupid songs with talentless singers and a rhyme scheme that makes your ears hurt. This probably isn't even the worst thing they've done. To save you the trouble of watching it yourself, Bobsheaux does it for you. The Cartoon Hero also reviewed this in a marathon of some of the worst animation out there. Saberspark also looked at it here, calling it worse than Joshua and the Promised Land, Trolland, and Ali Baba and the Gold Raiders (listed on Asian Animation).
    • Plan Bee is an incredibly cheap cash-in on Bee Movie with animation so horrific the bees' wings just flicker rather than flap. The messages are forced and bizarrely represented (such as a superfluous picture of George Washington just to hammer in that the "queen" bee is bad). Adding to that, the plot has no semblance of creativity and grating voices with one character being a Valley Girl for no reason. Watch Bobsheaux tear into it here.
    • A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure's ugly animation might be the least of its problems. The main characters are particularly unlikable: Designated Hero Sparky loves to whine about his dad trying to "ruin his life" and is constantly rebelling, trying to prove that he can do things on his own while failing spectacularly. He doesn't figure out that Diesel is trying to destroy his life and potentially kill him, even though it's pretty obvious. His friend Speedy is even worse because of her loud, high-pitched voice and being borderline Too Dumb to Live. There's also Padding and an anvilicious moral about listening to your parents. Bobsheaux tore into this one as well and Schaffrillas Productions gives his two cents here. Oddly, it received two sequels that are slightly less awful - they have passable animation and made Speedy's voice far less annoying, at the cost of adding more Padding.
  • Once known for beloved series such as Code Lyoko and Clifford the Big Red Dog, note  Splash Entertainment has since worked on feature films. They aren't as good at telling compelling stories as they once were, to say the least.
  • Vanguard Animation is an American Animation studio founded by John H. Williams (of Shrek fame). While Valiant, Space Chimps, and Gnome Alone can be considered mediocre at best, they have created films that fall into this spectrum.
  • In Brazil, Vídeo Brinquedo was to Pixar (and to a lesser extent, DreamWorks Animation) what Dingo Pictures was to Disney. Essentially, most of what they did were rip-offs.
    • Ratatoing is a very dull Ratatouille knock-off with poor animation, lots of Padding, and an unlikable "hero". Some aspects of it might be So Bad, It's Good,note  but as a whole, the film is just boring and painful to sit through. Bobsheaux tears it apart here. Film Brain reviews here, and Schaffrillas Productions checks it out here. If you want to burn your eyes more, watch the whole thing here (in Portuguese, apparently uploaded by the company itself for some reason) or here (an unofficial upload of the English dub).
    • The trailers for Gladiformers 2 look like trailers for an unreleased Nintendo 64 game, when the film was made in 2008. And the sad thing is, that one is their least eye-gouging work... At least the soundtrack by Angra is pretty good, and there are some decent textures on the characters, unlike their other works. As he does with many of their movies, Bobsheaux has a review here.
    • How bad can the rip-offs be? Check The Little Cars. Bobsheaux and the Cinema Snob have done several reviews of it and its seven sequels. Dumbsville harshly and overeditedly castrates all the installments throughout four separate videos, with a complation of all four parts following suit.
    • Then there's their Up ripoff, What's Up? Balloon to the Rescue!. The animation and camera movements are uncannily stilted, with the camera only moving after a character finishes talking. Despite featuring Yuri Lowenthal (whose role as Amanda's Chinese boyfriend Chin-Lin is uncredited), Mike Pollock, and Lisa Ortiz, the voice acting and dialogue are abysmal, with the main villain going unnoticed despite talking about his evil plans in front of the protagonists. In addition, the film features a multitude of stereotypes and racist jokes, with the main villain Jean-Pierre being a French Jerk and Chin-Lin being a shameless Chinese stereotype. Bobsheaux talks about it here. 24 Frames of Nick also talks about it here, as well as Saberspark here.
    • Their most heinous work is The Little Panda Fighter. It's a rip-off of Kung Fu Panda in the worst form. The CGI is stiff, there's little to no creativity in the story, there's so much padding it's not even funny (no, really, there's an entire scene of the main character just walking to his boss' desk), the facial expressions can be downright terrifying, the English voice actors have done better work elsewhere (and Maddie Blaustein is among them), and worst of all it has a massive Broken Aesop at the end. The Cartoon Hero kicks off a marathon of horrible animation with this travesty. I Hate Everything, AniMat, Bobsheaux, and Schaffrillas also tore this to shreds. And even though the movie is called The Little Panda Fighter, the main character doesn't actually fight until the final five minutes of the movie.
    • They have even done 2D films, which are even more brain-frying. Here is their Mockbuster of Disney's Pinocchio, which features incredibly flat and un-detailed animation slapped together in Adobe Flash that makes the versions put out by Filmation and Golden Films look like Studio Ghibli in comparison. It has no respect whatsoever for the original book (that could be conceded to Roberto Benigni's film), both the plot and writing are digressive, and the pacing is tedious. And here is The Frog Princess, their version of The Princess and the Frog, for good measure.
    • Even the naming of the films is horrible. When not going for some obvious ripoff of the movie they are trying to rip off, they usually just go with the diminutive form of whatever creature the movie's about (which translates to English as "The Little [creature]".)
  • Besides the sexual abuse scandals surrounding one of its founders, The Weinstein Company was notorious for its bad track record with animated films, having been involved with the production and distribution of many stinkers, including:
    • Doogal, the 2006 American English gag dub of The Magic Roundabout's feature film. It's baffling enough that this exists—but even more baffling in that it's an outright Macekre. It's chock full of banal jokes, awful dialogue, jarring pop-culture references, and frustrating affectations of self-awareness, none of which sync up with the original animation. Only two members of the original English actors reprised their roles, the rest replaced by the likes of Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Kevin Smith (whose character was silent in the original), and Jon Stewart (who broke out laughing when this came up on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has since stopped doing movies, outside of Adam Westing and directing) Judi Dench Narrating the Obvious, and a pre-Career Resurrection Jimmy Fallon. The film was panned in Entertainment Weekly and numerous aggregators, and set a record (since broken by Happily N'ever After 2) for the worst Opening Weekend in Animated Film history. Watch Media Hunter's scathing review here. You can also watch the infamous Daily Show clip here. Even PhantomStrider said some words about this movie. RebelTaxi trashes it here (Though he does note he'd actually watch this version over the original just for the sheer Bile Fascination). AniMat watches the movie here in preparation for his Classic Reviews series which was posted the following day where he inevitably gave it the "Seal of Garbage". Dazz compares it side-by-side to the Average Roundabout dub, while LS Mark compares and contrasts the two versions here, concluding that the American version is much worse.
    • While the first Hoodwinked! is generally considered to be a Cult Classic whose shortcomings (particularly in the animation department) are considered to be more charming than anything else, the sequel, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, took everything that was well-liked about the first movie and wrung it out until there was nothing redeeming about it left. The animation, despite looking somewhat better than the first, has a very bland direct-to-DVD feel that manages to look even more hokey than the first movie, and not in a charming way (remember, this was a movie released in theaters). For just one out of many glaring examples, the dialogue often doesn't even remotely match the characters' mouth movements at all throughout the movie. The returning characters have had everything that made them likable in the first film removed in favor of either Flanderizing them or writing completely out of character for no reason,note  and that's if they appear at all. The new characters aren't much better, as they're either uninteresting, pointless, or annoying. The "Rashomon"-Style plot that made the first movie interesting is gone in favor of a straightforward action-slash-Buddy Cop plot that lacks any of the charm and wit that made the first movie a classic, and it even dares to recycle the big twist of the first movie. Due to being generic, boring, and pointless, the movie ended up a shining example of Sequelitis, earning a paltry 11% on Rotten Tomatoes and making just over half of its $30 million dollar budget. AniMat reviews it here, wherein this movie was the first one he ever gave his "Seal of Garbage" to.
    • Leo the Lionnote  is a 2013 CGI Italian film that was distributed in America by the Weinstein Company and put on Netflix, and quickly gained infamy due to just how big of a colossal mess it was. The story involves a vegetarian lion named Leo as he sets out to escort a gaggle of young animals to a hidden paradise called "the heart of the jungle" while being pursued by an evil white elephant named Maximus. There are a buttload of problems with how nearly everything is executed, however: the character designs are amateur at best and completely hideous at worst.note  The editing is sloppy, and some scenes are slowed down with little rhyme or reason. The story itself is a Random Events Plot of the highest order, featuring many plot elements that either amount to little or are just outright bizarre, and has many moments and characters that are derivative of, if not borderline plagiarizing, those of The Lion King (1994).note  The characters are either bland, obnoxious, useless, or some combination of the three. The attempts at humor all fall flat, and many moments in the plot are just off-putting. The few songs the movie has are dull with uninspired lyrics and unnatural rhyming. The acting (the Netflix English dub of which wastes the talents of familiar names such as Debi Derryberry and Matthew Mercer) is either wooden or ear-shattering, and the dialogue doesn't seem like it's even trying to be clever. One of the most infamous scenes revolves around the heroes subduing a terrified mother zebra and convincing her into providing milk for their young, and the way it's executed is so horribly botched that it almost plays out like a rape scene. In the end, Leo marries a female elephant who gives birth to hybrid babies that are absolutely hideous. The movie was quickly torn down by those who bothered to review it, getting an abysmal 1.7 on IMDB and a 1/5 on Common Sense Media. Matthew Mercer regards his role as the film's main antagonist as a mistake. Brian Feldman of New York Magazine rips the movie to shreds here. Saberspark likewise had no kind words for it, explaining why it's considered the worst animated film on Netflix (although he took it back after viewing the even more dreadful Mustafa and the Magician).
  • Wolf Tracer Studios was founded by Colin Slater, who only has a minimal presence on the Internet yet boasts about his talents as a music and television producer. The studio is only known to have made two animated projects, both of which were previously lost and only uncovered in the mid-2010s. Both were made with homemade software that allowed faster production time... and it shows. Slater even foolishly hoped to make franchises of these films. Also, there were rumors that the studio had ties with Scientology, which could explain how they got high-profile voice actors and Nancy Cartwright, who is a Scientologist herself, as a lead producer and actor.
  • WowNow Entertainment is a low-budget American-Canadian animation studio (first thought to be in Hawaii before things mentioned mixed sources relating to Delaware, Ontario, and even Michigan) that might as well be the modern Vídeo Brinquedo in terms of valuing quantity over quality. All of their animated movies (they also do live-action horror films, by the way) have terrible animation, nonsensical and boring plots, stolen assets, reused footage, and godawful voice acting, audio, and dialogue. Some of their movies are nothing but characters dancing. They also use Blatant Lies on their website, such as saying to be quickly establishing itself as a high-quality animation studio and claiming ownership of the popular-in-China Boonie Bears franchise and other Fantawild shows when in reality, they are owned by Fantawild itself. Not only that, but there's also a possibility of them inflating the ratings for their movies on IMDB. And for good measure, sometimes under different names like Dream Machine Animation, Brainy Pants, Toe Jamz, Family Entertainment.TV, DocTV, PupTV, and FreeMoviesAndTV (the last name is for YouTube). They have made multiple mockbusters of different popular films that Disney and DreamWorks made, like Kung Fu Panda and Finding Nemo. Not only that but they've also made movies meant for Christian families to pick up (or even both on rare occasions). Despite all of that, they were bought up in 2022 by International Media Network.
    • Bible Town is a "movie" released in 2017 where three teenagers hop in a hot air balloon that takes them to the titular Bible Town. Along the way, they each tell stories that are directly from The Bible before they meet an old lady in the town who tells her story from the Bible to them before they leave the Bible Town to end the movie right there and then. While the film really doesn't sound like anything special on the surface, the things that devolve it into horrible schlock that makes you wish you were reading the Bible instead of watching Bible Town are the computer graphic modeling of the people that have eyes, teeth, and lips that make them part of the Uncanny Valley, awful voice acting and lip syncing (with one of the teens even having lower quality to her sound over every other character), and the fact that when they do tell the stories from the Bible... they're just showing standard 2D art pictures being panned all over the place from the beginning to the end of these stories! The fact that the dialogue spoken by the teenagers makes a standard person think they're mocking the Christian viewers for picking this film up (due to a condescending-sounding tone to some of the actors) and that they only stay in Bible Town (which inconsistently went from a farm setting to an actual town setting going from the air to the ground) for about 10 minutes made Saberspark think this is the worst Christian-based animated film he's ever seen now. So much so, in fact, that he not only believes he could make a better Christian-focused movie by a week's time, but he actually considered studios like the Asylum, Video Brinquedo, and even Dingo Pictures to all be better than WowNow Entertainment to the point where they're now his most-hated animation studio out there. PhantomStrider also saw it as one of the worst religious films he ever saw in this list here.
    • Día of the Dead is what happens when you try and turn the setting of Coco into an exposition dump that results in absolutely nothing of merit happening throughout the entire movie. How do they do that, you might ask? Simple: Take a story that arguably takes 15 minutes to complete into over an hour and 20 or so minutes long via tons of exposition said and animations repeated throughout, have a climax that's more ridiculous due to how it does its concert, and concludes it with the luchador mother (Julieta) admitting that the concert that she spent two years preparing for was ultimately pointless on her end. Despite the mother being absent for said two years, though, the young child named Chiqui (who looks like a baby ripped from Cocomelon wearing a luchador mask regardless of whether he's supposed to be 6, 8, or even 10 years old) only recently misses his mother after she's been in "The Beyond" for two years, with the father being able to know how to get him and his son there like the mother apparently knew how to do two years beforehand as well. Once there, Chiqui and his father need to do two good deeds while out in "The Beyond" to help support Julieta in the "Greatest Singer Beyond the Beyond" legally (which leads to Chiqui and Julieta dancing after Julieta doing her song, while the father dances the Gangnam Style dance) to beat a 10,000 year-long championship streak held by a skeleton woman that sings very awkwardly herself. Even ignoring how all over the place and absolutely pointless the actual plot is, the actual character designs are weirdly inconsistent in terms of designs (notably the skeletons that talk with only the top of the skulls talking sometimes and the aforementioned baby child model), and they repeat things so much that it'd earn its place here through that alone. Saberspark covered this film and lost his shit through it here.
    • The Fishtales franchise is a series of Finding Nemo rip-offs. The first film was just a group of poorly animated sea animals floating over live-action footage of sea animals with an excuse of finding a lost octopus and had an opening that resembled a worse version of the "Crab Rave" music video. The sequels have nothing to do with the first movie. The franchise as a whole is animated in 100% eye-scorching CGI and focuses on a female fish named Fifi and her friends, consisting solely of her and a bunch of characters staring at you as they swim and talk about random crap. The series claims to be an educational series of films about marine biology, but they can't even get the characters represented right, like the sequels having dolphins and whales having tail fins that go from side to side instead of up and down. Saberspark discusses it and other Finding Nemo rip-offs here.
    • In addition to Fishtales, they also made a full-blown Christian Mockbuster of Finding Nemo titled Finding Jesus. The way the film is titled makes you think it's a coming-to-Jesus-type story, but in reality it's a series of incoherent short stories that are vaguely related back to the Bible, feature little-to-no conflict, and any conflict that actually has stakes involved is quickly resolved off-screen. The dialogue feels like it was written by an AI, and lines are repeated ad nauseam, sometimes in the same scene by the same character, by the unenthusiastic voice actors. The animation consists solely of models idling in one place with the same repeating animations, and all characters have a perpetual smile even when it doesn't match what emotion they're supposed to be expressing. If that wasn't bad enough, the film even features Japanese racial stereotyping in the form of a talking sushi roll aptly named Mr. Sushi. One dubious source claims the Vatican financed $20 million towards the film, said source also claimed that Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger were supposed to be in the film. Even still, one must wonder where all the money went as Sausage Party was produced with a similar budget to much better results. Saberspark also looked into this film here, as did Brad Jones & Rob Walker here. MoBrosStudios (under his Enigmatic Mr. Exit character) also reviewed the film here.
    • What's even worse is that there's actually a sequel to it. If you thought Finding Jesus even existed was bad enough, try watching Finding Jesus 2! This film came out in May 2021 after the first film was released in November 2020, so this feels like a combination of crunch management and just plain not caring about everything they've done for it. Some of the voice actors sound less enthusiastic with their line readings than they did in the first film (and it's not like their acting was a positive either), with the scripting being a bit more mean-spirited for a Christian film than the original film was (including weird lines of the fish characters being "therapists for Jesus"), and the general tone almost feeling more like a poor man's attempt at South Park humor or satire than anything serious. Regardless of whether this is meant to be serious or not, it fails to separate itself from appealing to either possible scenario. Saberspark considers only its existence worst than the worst film he's ever watched (in terms of a technical level, at least) in The Adventures of Açela, to the point of even destroying the DVD and its casing.
    • Zoo Wars is what you'd get if Seltzer and Friedberg made a DreamWorks Animation wannabe kids movie for Vídeo Brinquedo. Allegedly a Star Wars parody, the movie has the same problems that plague most of their movies, and most of the "jokes" consists of random references, characters saying names of sauces, and random insults. Most characters spend a good chunk of the movie sitting on chairs, to the point where A New Hope's Death Star trench run has more action than this entire movie. What's worse is that it even got a sequel.

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