With the Ducktales remake having come out (FYI it’s nothing offensive but not for me), I noticed people seem to like it. And after checking it out, I see why. It seems to upgrade stuff from the original series but keeps the heart and charm that made that series work. To bad some other reboots don’t get that. Sometimes people will reboot a cartoons series but will either focus on one area to much over another, or just miss the mark entirely on what made the cartoons so beloved.
Some get it, for instance the JLA cartoon was leaps and bounds better than the old Superfriends show. And the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show had its fans, in fact they did a special crossing over the old show with the new. But not all are so lucky. Here are five cartoon reboots that I wanted to like but I have to admit, they just didn’t get it right.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
In 2002 the 80's series got a reboot, and I watched the pilot episode. It did fix a lot of the problems with the classic show, most notably better animation leading to awesome action scenes. The characters and backstory were fleshed a lot better too. But the show missed one thing the new one had, heart. The characters in the old show were memorable and we liked them, and I didn’t get that with this one. For example The Sorceress went from being a kind mother figures to a dead pan Egyptian style princess with no personality at all. So I saw the pilot, and that was it for me.