Laser Time – The Worst Animated Films Based on TV Cartoons

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From 80s classics to the ultra-regrettable garbage, we’re counting down the “Worst” TV-to-Movie cartoon adaptations according to the cold heart of objective science!

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26 thoughts on “Laser Time – The Worst Animated Films Based on TV Cartoons

      1. I kinda doubt that. I love a couple of these too, but there’s a lot of literal ass garbage here that goes well beyond irredeemable. Either way, what’s beloved by us personally is irrelevant since the order was (somewhat confusingly) determined by a numeric consensus from Professional Critics. #ethics

        I’d like to remind everyone there’s zero fucking shame in liking something critics and/or appointed experts don’t. Furthermore, it’s the unloved movies out there that are in the most in need of love. Fuck the notion of guilty pleasures and never apologize for your taste! Just don’t expect it to be validated either.

  1. I unashamedly love the Transformers movie.
    It’s a solid 6/10 with a great soundtrack and an uplifting message. I still watch it whenever I have emotional shit to deal with.
    I can’t wait to listen to this episode and hear your thoughts on its many flaws (assuming the banner is indicative of the episode’s content).

  2. Oh boy this should be a phenomenal list. Love the cartoon episodes, so I’m sure this will be another treat that is much needed during midterm death week…

  3. Count me in on the “Transformers is bad but I love it desperately” bandwagon. It’s beautifully animated, the score is still pretty jaw dropping (I’m always amazed that DiCola didn’t get more work during the five years or so when his style was appropriate) and the fights are really well-assembled and choreographed. It’s a bad movie, but it’s a GLORIOUSLY bad movie and even now, it feels like an important step in the evolution of Transformers from “shitty toy commercial” to “we kind of accidentally made a viable mythos that can support interesting stories if we care to make them.” I also remember loving “Secret of the Sword” when I was little, but I have no nostalgia for it and can easily see it for the miserable pile of donkey bollocks it is.

    Meanwhile, Care Bears scared the shit out of me when I was 7. I had a weird irrational fear of stories where kids were corrupted by random objects they had no way of knowing were evil (the Superfriends short with the oil spill that creates monsters freaked me the fuck out) and Care Bears was crawling with that shit all the way back to the first 60-minute special.

  4. Yesss, been looking forward to this! I’m a little behind on podcasts since my new job has a shorter commute 🙁 (Never thought I’d be sad about that) but I’ll get to this as soon as I finish last weeks Cape Crisis.
    Also as long as I’m here, I finally listened to the Derrick Comedy Lasertime yesterday and thought it was really interesting! I’m not super into comedy but it was really cool hearing about the experiences of someone who creates stuff for a living, normally I have very little idea of what that world is actually like.

  5. Diana wins for mentioning M.A.S.K. which had me yelling out MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND in my kar this morning. Such a good theme song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odskNtdPyDE

    You think the Transformers movie gave ten year olds nightmares? That GI Joe movie is the most fucked up thing ever. Surprised you didn’t talk about it longer. Stuff of nightmares.

  6. Define worst,
    Then separate it from Average.
    Also Recess: Schools Out was great.

    I also say Httyd 2 was inferior to the sequel

    Disneys Doug is equally fine as Nick Doug

    Love the gumby movie, or rather love the memory I have of the Gumby movie, where there was an evil gumby and i was horrified.

  7. I completely understand the faults of The Transformers: The Movie but I still love it.
    Also, I’m pretty sure Recess was a pretty good show and that movie was good too if it isn’t just me looking back at it fondly.