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The Most Overlooked Cartoon Network Shows

June 1, 2020 3.3k votes 450 voters 12.8k views20 items

List RulesVote up the Cartoon Network series that deserve to be remembered as classics.

Since its debut in 1992, Cartoon Network has delivered some of the best cartoons on cable TV. Old Cartoon Network shows such as Dexter's Laboratory, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and Johnny Bravo helped draw attention to the network in the late '90s. With the channel's expansion into video games and more adult-oriented material, Cartoon Network continues to dominate the market today.

While the network has a slew of beloved shows, there are plenty of Cartoon Network shows you forgot about. These shows maintain small yet solid fan bases years after their final episodes. Make sure to vote for your favorite forgotten Cartoon Network shows below.

  • As a spinoff of Grim & Evil, Evil Con Carne follows the misadventures of the diabolical Hector Con Carne. The series debuted around the same time as sister series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Unfortunately, it couldn't match the level of success of Billy & Mandy. Evil Con Carne was canceled after 35 episodes.

    Three years after its cancellation, a crossover episode with Billy & Mandy was released.

    • Actors: Frank Welker, Phil LaMarr, Grey Griffin
    • Premiered: 2003
    Overlooked classic?
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    The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

    Inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Simpsons, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee follows Juniper Lee's quest to save the world with magic abilities. As expected, she has to do this while focusing on school.

    Debuting in 2005, the show had a three-season run before concluding in 2007. In 2006, show animator Frederick J. Gardner III won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

    • Actors: Lara Jill Miller, Alexander Polinsky, Candi Milo
    • Premiered: 2005
    Overlooked classic?

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  • Chowder revolves around the eponymous character's journey as a catering apprentice. The show managed to combine traditional animation, live-action scenes, puppets, and stop-motion animation for a unique experience. In 2009, Chowder animator Joe Binggeli won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

    The show was canceled after three seasons because the network didn't see it click with its ever-changing demographic. Rapper Lil Nas X paid tribute to the series with his song "Panini," which is named after the show's cabbit (half-rabbit/half-cat).

    • Actors: Tara Strong, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio, Dana Snyder, C.H. Greenblatt
    • Premiered: November 2, 2007
    Overlooked classic?

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  • Thurop Van Orman brought his childhood dreams to life with The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The show follows the title character's search for Candied Island along with Captain K'nuckles and a talking whale named Bubbie. Orman decided to voice Flapjack after actor Paul Reubens neglected to attend any recording sessions.

    The show's animator, Chris Roszak, won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. After the show's cancellation, storyboard artists Pendleton Ward and J.G. Quintel went on to create hit shows Adventure Time and Regular Show, respectively.

    • Actors: Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jeff Bennett
    • Premiered: June 5, 2008
    Overlooked classic?

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