5 unfairly closed cartoon series

Sooner or later everything ends (I think I said that somewhere). Sooner or later, The Simpsons and Family Guy and other popular animated series will get shut down.

Today, I'd like to take a look back at the animated series that were unfairly shut down. Let's get started, shall we?

King of the Mountain (1997-2010)

The animated series was invented by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, who came up with Beavis and Butt-head. At first glance - a typical plagiarism of The Simpsons and Family Guy, but no. There are no talking dogs or yellow men. That makes the series so much more life-like. The series aired from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010. It was broadcast on Fox Network.

The plot is centered on a typical Texas family. Plots in the series deals with modern themes, such as the relationship of fathers and children, friendship, loyalty and justice. Through the series we get to know Hank Hill, Peggy Hill and Bobby Hill. Also, Hank has loyal friends Luann Platter, Dale Gribble, and Jeffrey Boomhower. This series, oddly enough, mocks Americans' views on life.

Fox originally wanted to close the series in 2005, but the series had high ratings and an army of fans. Therefore, the network decided to wait with the closure. Once the ratings for the series dropped, Fox decided to permanently close the animated series in order to concentrate on a Family Guy spin-off called The Cleveland Show. For a while AMC television channel was interested in buying the rights to the series, but later plans changed. On April 30, 2009, Fox announced the release of 2 more episodes of the series to bring the story to a normal conclusion. And they succeeded.



Spider-Man (1994-1998)

This is the best animated series about Spider-Man, indeed the best animated series about a comic book hero! The animated series was created by Fox Network. The series began broadcasting November 19, 1994 on the channel Fox Kids. In Russia, it aired on a channel about showdown cops and scoundrels - NTV. Later NTV was replaced by a channel about aliens - Ren TV, and since 2006 by Jetix.

And now for the series closure, for it's silly to talk about the plot here. All was well, the series was still holding its own and performing well. Fox had a contract with Marvel Films Animation to make 65 episodes. When they filmed all the episodes, the Marvel team was confident that Fox would renew the contract with them. However, the president of Fox Kids decided to shut down the series due to a disagreement with the executive producer of Marvel Films Animation. And now I and many fans of this animated series are wondering before bedtime, "What happened to Mary Jane?"



What's up with Andy? (2001-2007)

A great animated comedy series from Jetix. Andy Larkin is the protagonist of the animated series is a high school kid who loves to prank the other residents of East Hecla. Andy thinks he is the best prankster in the world, so sometimes he overestimates his own strength: he thinks up perfect plans in theory, but unforeseen accidents often mess up all the cards.

The closing of the series is due to the closure of Jetix. As with Spider-Man - the story was never completed...



The Amazing Spider-Man (2008-2009)

And another animated Spider-Man series that was unfairly shut down. It also cut off at its most interesting moment. Yes, it can't replicate the spirit of the old 90's series, but at least it's better than Spidey, which followed our 90's series and 3D series. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any reasons for the closure of this cartoon...



Futurama (1999-2013)

I'd be committing a terrible crime right now if I didn't mention the wonderful Futurama series by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. This series has spawned a lot of internet memes. At least one person, under a post that said information about the announcement of the game would insert a picture of "Shut up and take my money!1!!!"



The plot revolves around Philip J. Fry. He accidentally falls into a cryogenic chamber, where he was frozen. Fry was unfrozen on December 31, 2999.

The first person Fry meets is the mutant girl Turanga Leela, who works as a specialist determining a person's occupation for the rest of his life. This information is written into a special chip that is implanted under her skin. However, it turns out that the best use for Fry is to become a courier, and he has always hated his job. So Fry escapes and begins to explore the streets of New York, where he meets robot Bender. Eventually they both find Leela, who has by then given up her job as an inspector, and the three of them head to the DNA test of Fry's living descendant (his multiple great-grandnephew) Hubert Farnsworth, a 160-year-old genius sclerotic scientist, who hires them to work for his small company, Planet Express. "Planet Express"), which specializes in intergalactic cargo transportation, as couriers. "Interplanetary Express" - it is a small business of the professor, paying off his ingenious, but sometimes very questionable research and inventions.

The series shows the adventures of Fry, Lila, the robot Bender and many other characters, associated with both flights into space, as well as the personalities of the characters.

Serial began broadcasting from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003. In 2007-2009, continuation of the series was released in the form of four full-length films which were released immediately on DVD. Since January 2008, Comedy Central network in the US has been airing reruns of old episodes of the series and new feature-length films, split up for airing over several episodes. Since June 2010 they continue to release new episodes: June 24, 2010 there was the premiere of the 1st episode of the 6th season, in March 2011 it was announced the 7th season, consisting of 26 episodes, which started on June 21, 2012.

In 2013, Comedy Central executives decided not to renew their contract with the creators of Futurama, dropping the eighth season of the animated series, which was scheduled to start in 2014. "Futurama" creator Matt Greining and executive producer David Axe Cohen are hoping to find new investors, but there is a possibility that the series, which is being shut down for the second time, will still cease to exist. The series itself can be seen on our national channel - 2x2.

P.S am I the only one who used to think that 2x2 was the one filming The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park and Family Guy?

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