The (Slight) Return of Action Cartoons

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The Roundtable

24 күн мурун

Action cartoons were huge in the 90s and early 2000s, but severely died down in the late 2000s going into the 2010s. However, with the rise of serialization in animated series, it feels like action has made a return of sorts to modern cartoons. From The Owl House, Rick and Morty, Steven Universe Future, Amphibia, OK KO Let's Be Heroes and even Craig of the Creek, action sequences are everywhere nowadays! So, let's run through some of the ones that stuck out!
#Amphibia #TheOwlHouse #RickAndMorty
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CoolGuyBonz 4 күн мурун
There is a xenomorph vegetable in amphibia
Kaden Harley
Kaden Harley 9 күн мурун
I didn't check out Owl House, Infinity Train, or Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts yet! I REALLY want to though!! The ONLY Recent Action Cartoon I've got obsessed with is Genndy Tartakovsky's PRIMAL!!
The Jakescape
The Jakescape 10 күн мурун
Alright, let's talk about the funny pickle show 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Terence McFadden
Terence McFadden 16 күн мурун
I miss when 90s cartoons like Batman could show real guns. I feel like that would spice up action a bit.
Are Ya Drawing Son?
Are Ya Drawing Son? 18 күн мурун
But what about the ROTTMNT...?
Anthony Ivanez
Anthony Ivanez 18 күн мурун
Anthony Ivanez
Anthony Ivanez 18 күн мурун
look at annes eye 0-0
Jon Brewer
Jon Brewer 18 күн мурун
Correction: Modern action cartoons are serialized. The toy-driven 70s-80s-90s action cartoons, by and large, weren't. Jayce is doomed to never find his father, Ulysses will never go home, Robotech is really three cartoons because macekre so good luck with continuity there, Blackstar will never defeat the Overlord, Cobra Commander will never be arrested by GI Joe...One real exception is Pirates of Dark Water, which began with the idea of thirteen plot coupons. They acquired eight before the show was canceled. The reason? The same reason as everything else about cartoons in the 80s: Cartoons were meant to be cheap and mass-produced. Just a slight nitpick.
habib rehman
habib rehman 18 күн мурун
Man Ben 10 one of my favourite shows CN ruined Ben 10 with the new reboot.😠
JWAnimations 18 күн мурун
another INCREDIBLY underrated series that suffered the same fate as ok k.o.-rise of the tmnt! it's action squences honestly deserves it's own video, they're genuinely spectacular with inspiration from trigger/gainax and a mix of the gennedy tartakovosky art style (samurai Jack, primal, etc etc) it's really something else, especially for a kids cartoon not to mention that the whole show alone is full of good animation, not just action sequences. the first few episodes have the animation and art style still finding it's footing, but it becomes top peak a little bit before halfway nonetheless, the animators have managed to make the absolute most out of what they have-literally! the animation is really high quality not because of budget, but because the people behind the show are artists who are pushing themselves to improve as an artist it's really fantastic ✨
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi 19 күн мурун
I can't believe you went that entire video without mentioning Ninjago, the action cartoon that started in 2011 and is still going today. I survived the "fall" of action cartoons and is still alive for for the "return". You even mentioned Monkey Kid which is why it's extra shocking for you to have ignored Ninjago which lay the foundation for Monkey Kid's success. Come on guys, give Ninjago (the longest running show on CN) a bit more credit!
Nova Zodi
Nova Zodi 20 күн мурун
The owl house has a beast of a fight scene
Tiberiu Valentin Vladaia
Tiberiu Valentin Vladaia 20 күн мурун
I think Lego Ninjago deserved a place on the list.
Ryurozuki Kasai
Ryurozuki Kasai 20 күн мурун
Now the owl house flexes their fight scenes are just amazing
Johavy Flores
Johavy Flores 20 күн мурун
I love a great good against evil battle in cartoons. 🦸🆚🦹
Malcolm Jenkins
Malcolm Jenkins 21 күн мурун
I like amphibia action way more than owl house. Yes, owl house has more fluid animation, but I feel like amphibia has nicely styled and well paced action. Take sasha v anne (round one ) the fight's animation was definitely not as good as covention, but still really good. The fight's atmosphere was perfectly stylized through the fight, and the fact that we don't see crazy acrobatics or anything genuinely astounding makes sense sense, because they are both rookies at sword fighting and neither being thoroughly trained(anne played tennis and was trained by Treytonio, and sasha was trained by Grime)
Edward Asare
Edward Asare 21 күн мурун
Sprig has slingshot, Polly has bloodlust, :0
Red Balloon
Red Balloon 21 күн мурун
Carmen Sandiego: *AM I A JOKE TO YOU?!*
Travonn Richardson
Travonn Richardson 21 күн мурун
Ok so if you like action you should watch this Netflix show cobra Kai I think you’ll take a liking to a character named Miguel and season 3 is coming out on January 8
grim_ Reaper_luckydeath14
grim_ Reaper_luckydeath14 21 күн мурун
Have you seen the new season of Gennady primal right now it's so intense
KDAPlayz 21 күн мурун
Is it just me? Cause if havnt played games lately.. like 1-2 months.. cause i really loved watching movies/anime.
KimeraClan 21 күн мурун
Primal is a prime example of action animation having a re-emergence in the cultural zeitgeist. It aired on Adult Swim, a channel where pop culture references and zany comedy took center stage and were must-haves if you wanted the cartoons to stay relevend and viewed. But Primal doesn't depend on those things. Sure the show is a love letter to pulp fiction and 70-80's low fantasy, but Primal is not a throwback, it is a buddy-road trip psychological action series wherein character interactions and fights propel the narrative. Also, unlike most action cartoons of the 80s and 90s dialogue dose not halt or slowes down the thrills of Primal, because it doesn't need dialogue.
Kailiah Mao Seekings Bao
Kailiah Mao Seekings Bao 21 күн мурун
Where's Mao Mao?
shiichan32 21 күн мурун
rise of the tmnt is horrible and ugly as hell
Renee Montgomery
Renee Montgomery 21 күн мурун
Is that a getter Robo reference
?THE NPC? 21 күн мурун
2020 has a lot of Cn trash cartoons for me but not for you if you like power players and kingdom force.
M Reichal
M Reichal 21 күн мурун
Generator rex
UnFresh 21 күн мурун
I need a list of the shows from the clips shown here. I only know a couple
Gamekid Tv
Gamekid Tv 21 күн мурун
Is it true that it’s gonna be a crossover with Steven universe and sonic the hedgehog
Umphguy 22 күн мурун
Its seems like every show is really going with those "sakuga anime moments" and I'm 100% here for it! Some shows to dive deeper into during next vid: -Mao Mao -Kipo -Glitch Techs All definitely have amazinig choreographed fights and deserve the love
Random Person • 12 years ago
Random Person • 12 years ago 22 күн мурун
Raise your hand if you only watched the Owl House because of Alex Hirsch and then realized it’s a good cartoon and actually enjoyable
SimpleeCasual 22 күн мурун
Now we just have no plot Comedy Lazy animation and boring old shit that adults still think kids are dumb😠.
TheMikx29 22 күн мурун
I’m surprised Primal wasn’t on this list! Hopefully it will if you make a sequel. Hell Primal needs a whole separate video.
Wardis Goose Duck
Wardis Goose Duck 22 күн мурун
0:11 snarl gets fricken yeeted
Braxton Wilson
Braxton Wilson 22 күн мурун
Can u make more carig of the creek videos
Yawning Kat
Yawning Kat 22 күн мурун
*Glitch Techs*
Random Guy
Random Guy 22 күн мурун
Is simping for anime females that are not real wrong it's not a thing people don't have to answer it
Cam ila
Cam ila 22 күн мурун
It's visualy pleasant to look at a good animated action scene, also have you consider making videos about Mao Mao? I don't think it's getting enough atenttion and I wouldn't like to end up like OK KO.
Zachary Maslen
Zachary Maslen 22 күн мурун
Ninjago was form my childhood and it was Action-packed so I love it!!
tom Wilkinson
tom Wilkinson 22 күн мурун
For the intro of amphibia I saw something strange
AGO-Studios 22 күн мурун
seriously though, archie sonic based action cartoon. you can have gags, but lets delve into that archie sonic madness! (and not just because i need my scourge the hedgehog fix)
Nightmare Marrione
Nightmare Marrione 22 күн мурун
kipo season 3 hype
Kevin Oblivious
Kevin Oblivious 22 күн мурун
2020 phineas and ferb the movie: candace vs the universe: i will continue to hide in the darkmess
Jamal Vargas
Jamal Vargas 22 күн мурун
Tigtone has pretty good action its basically a fantasy adventure parody on adult swim more people should watch it
Michaela Butler
Michaela Butler 22 күн мурун
And Polly has bloodlust
Mali's Journamation's
Mali's Journamation's 22 күн мурун
The last two minutes of this video touch me a way as hoping and working to be an animator
Bilbo BT
Bilbo BT 22 күн мурун
Ill say this, Infinity Train is the best cartoon to be still airing this decade.
william purcell
william purcell 22 күн мурун
I'm surprised he was able to go 8 minutes without talking about Amphibia.
Dinomatrix21 22 күн мурун
Fluid, well choreographed action, combined with hilarious comedy and jokes, performed by good, well thought out characters. Perfectly balanced. As all things should be.
Endre Spreeuwers
Endre Spreeuwers 22 күн мурун
Have you heard of Ninjago? It’s an action cartoon that’s been running since 2011 till today
Super Dragon Ball A.M.V
Super Dragon Ball A.M.V 22 күн мурун
You should watch dragon ball deliverince episode 3 it's full of action.
Chris Gavouras
Chris Gavouras 22 күн мурун
OKAY... Just one more time. I. AM GENERAL UNAN!
Goose in a suit
Goose in a suit 22 күн мурун
Okay, so i noticed that there was a show that’s whole premise is ENTIRELY based on action that I think should have a place in the sequel..... a little show on Adult Swim called Primal?
CommentCritique 18 күн мурун
Chaos Reach
Chaos Reach 22 күн мурун
0:17 which show is that pls help
Ameen Johnson
Ameen Johnson 22 күн мурун
Cartoons you missed Mao mao : every fight Star vrs the forces of evil : star vrs toffee Mlp: equestria vrs Tirek cozy glow and chrysalis ducktales: webby vrs magica Glitch techs: every fight
Gravity Faller
Gravity Faller 22 күн мурун
Have u forgot regular show
the jay crews show
the jay crews show 22 күн мурун
There action is for comedy reasons
Dark Gumball
Dark Gumball 22 күн мурун
"Slight return" but it's mostly just figuring out how we belong and we are "equal" 🤢 no one cares about your recycled messages. Just give us a plot and some action
mahid aamir
mahid aamir 22 күн мурун
results of boredom
results of boredom 22 күн мурун
And then there's Primal
Spartain455 22 күн мурун
I saw the 80s Transformers series for a brief second only seconds into the video and it deserves a like.
Otar 3000
Otar 3000 22 күн мурун
Times change and so does Cartoon Network
sadlobster1 22 күн мурун
To me; an action series needs to have believable drama, world building, a strong mythos and of course, exciting action sequences in order to be good...Rise of the TMNT, to me had NONE of those things. The Turtles didn't fight like Ninjas, the Foot Clan was a joke and don't get me started on Splinter. Now...Amphibia, Owl House, Kipo, Young Justice, She-Ra and Adult Swim's Primal have all the elements of a TRUE action series and more. It's THOSE kind of action shows I want to see make a comeback, not cheap knockoffs like Rise.
daniel jibowu
daniel jibowu 22 күн мурун
Young Justice was so nice
Jon Brewer
Jon Brewer 18 күн мурун
I have issues with it. Robin dating Zatanna feels...awkward knowing that in canon, she dated Batman and also erased his memory after he caught her and other JLA members lynching Doctor Light.
steelhound duncan
steelhound duncan 22 күн мурун
You left out some prime examples of action shows like Glitch Techs, Ballmastrz9009 ,Big Hero 6, Mao Mao and to a lesser extent Marvels Spider Man.
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
About your conclusion in the vid's end: I love how the good old days of dynamic action cartoons are now coming back. In other words, LOVE IT!!!
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
8:38 is basically why Disney and Cartoon Network need to up their Crossover Nexus ante. If Sonic and other CN characters can team up with K.O., just imagine what would happen if the casts of Gravity Falls, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Amphibia, and The Owl House team up to destroy the very evil that caused their hardships in the first place (up to the point that main villains like Bill Cipher, Toffee, and whoever's going to be the respective Big Bads of Amphibia and The Owl House are actually pawns for a sadistically successful game of changing the Multiverse for good or for worse)!!! Oh, and I would love the appearance of space battles just like from 9:39 in said Crossover Nexuses/Nexi.
Captain Tomato
Captain Tomato 22 күн мурун
PLEASE talk about Kipo more guys, it's amazing!
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
5:54: Yeah, I have the same thoughts as you. I have a clip for the sequence in my KGpost Downloads section alongside the fanmade Star Wars: TIE Fighter short film and Warhammer 40,000's Astartes. In fact, the scene's so good they actually didn't censor it and the accompanying letter scene on the Southeast Asia broadcast.
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
You know, most of the cartoons in this video are based on magic-based combat action scenes. How about some Batman: Arkham style action scenes with their literally bone-breaking (to the villains) yet awesomely fluid and rhythmlike close combat? Watching these scenes would be a treat for me and other animation fans.
Tony 22 күн мурун
PLEASE talk about kipo
No-Mal 22 күн мурун
Ok I know everyone’s gonna deny this but aside from the music the animation style and setting ...Kipo is trash sorry 🤷‍♂️
Joram Noel Clet
Joram Noel Clet 22 күн мурун
ok ko should have gotten another season
InnerAgent 22 күн мурун
Dead? There’s actually more story driven shows then there were ever, not sure what you’re thinking of
Man of the USA Jones
Man of the USA Jones 22 күн мурун
Their have been too many Action cartoons that have been turned into Comedies! Such as TEEN TITANS, Thundercats and BEN 10 sort of.
Jon Brewer
Jon Brewer 18 күн мурун
It's a reboot. Now help me charge the antimatter wave to end it.
Ricardo Milos
Ricardo Milos 22 күн мурун
I wonder how peppa pig is an action cartoon
Chima Onuh
Chima Onuh 22 күн мурун
Animation is LIMITLESS & animation is POWER, HANDS DOWN!!!
Diana Paz
Diana Paz 22 күн мурун
llike if general yunan remined you of wolvoroine
Rin Okumera
Rin Okumera 22 күн мурун
I love the ben 10 clasic
strqwbwrries 22 күн мурун
another action cartoon that could be included could be mao mao heroes of pure heart. it's pretty underrated considering how the animation improved in the last episodes.
Supersmasher 22 күн мурун
Based on the channel's history im genuinely surprised that steven universe wasn't mentioned.
Canøodle 22 күн мурун
why does it feel like people don’t know that Mao Mao Heroes of Pure Heart exist
Daniel Lu
Daniel Lu 17 күн мурун
i know right, especially the episode small that scene with mao mao vs that dragon, amazing.
Krista's Korner
Krista's Korner 20 күн мурун
@eli stewart well I recently watched it I changed my mind the animation is actually good .
eli stewart
eli stewart 20 күн мурун
@Krista's Korner You obviously don't watch the show comparing it to Roar and Ok KO. Mao Mao has one of the best animation in CN's lineup
Peppa Puff
Peppa Puff 21 күн мурун
I honestly think Cartoon Network is finally giving more recognition with the new schedule they have now, but people only pay attention to TTG for.............some reason
D D 21 күн мурун
That reminds me I should finish the show
A REAL TASTY APPLE 22 күн мурун
Seeing the Owlhouse animation just reminded me how good the animation was in Svtfoe season 1.
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
Shame Mercury Filmworks moved to Tangled: The Series by the time SvtFoE's Season 2 showed up.
Gamernone 666
Gamernone 666 22 күн мурун
Miraculous the tales of ladybug and chat noir should be up there too
Jon Brewer
Jon Brewer 18 күн мурун
Indeed it should.
TheWisePleb 20 күн мурун
The story is lowkey trash
Michael Andrei Palon
Michael Andrei Palon 22 күн мурун
That show has surprisingly good CGI action scenes.
Gabriel play vlogs universo
Gabriel play vlogs universo 22 күн мурун
Fala de contos de arcadea
Chris Ruiz
Chris Ruiz 22 күн мурун
Where is Young Justice
_ CatzAndCoffee _
_ CatzAndCoffee _ 22 күн мурун
Okay I watched the video here are some scenes I think you should make in a future video if you make this a series 1. Grace VS Simon or Tulip VS Amelia in Infinity Train 2. The scene where Sylvie fights Mera or the bar fight scene (I know it sounds generic but its the stupidest coolest fight scene espeically with the shows simple animation) from epithet erased (its a smaller show thats availible for free on KGpost) 3. Any Kipo fight scene 4. Any Shera fight scene
_ CatzAndCoffee _
_ CatzAndCoffee _ 22 күн мурун
List of action shows i know before the video: Kipo SheRa (even thought it just ended) Infinity Train Amphibia Owl house Epithet Erased (GO WATCH IT ITS SO GOOD)
Yawning Kat
Yawning Kat 22 күн мурун
Glitch Techs is a pretty good action show too, you should check it out if you haven’t!
Karasu tizuchi
Karasu tizuchi 22 күн мурун
I'm super happy that action is making a comeback. I hated when animated shows started being nothing but ridiculous comedy. These shows, show you can make something humorous without making it utter garbage like teen titans go or thundercats roar. I also missed well written story driven shows
Orbtus384 22 күн мурун
Why does everyone forget that Mao Mao exist Seriously the whole show is filled to the brim with action scenes!
Oui Oui baguette 🥖👌
Oui Oui baguette 🥖👌 22 күн мурун
Yeah no one ever mentions it. Hopefully more people talk about it once season 2 drops.
Ameen Johnson
Ameen Johnson 22 күн мурун
I know right
MJohn 22 күн мурун
can't see the cat man it's too dark in here
Icy Guinea Pig
Icy Guinea Pig 22 күн мурун
Angelo Villones
Angelo Villones 22 күн мурун
I feel like cartoons nowadays are trying to be more well rounded compared to past shows. Most past shows are definitively action, episodic, comedic, or story driven with elements of the other genres sprinkled in. In contrast modern cartoons like Amphibia, The Owl House, Rick and Morty, and others have a somewhat equal balance with incorporating action, episodic, character-driven, and serialized elements within each episode. It’s a development that I’m in favor of because it allows cartoons to appeal to broader audiences.
BrownieGhostie 22 күн мурун
Kipo and the age of wonderbeasts is SUCH a good show,, i dont understand how people dont talk about it as much :(
the jabroni beating
the jabroni beating 22 күн мурун
Roundtable I love your videos but you could have shown more rise of the teenage mutant ninja turtles or even the mighty grand piton trailer. I know copyright is killing great ideas, informational videos (and games) but those are the best animated western you can use.
Geonie Prewitt
Geonie Prewitt 22 күн мурун
I saw Steven univer future and got sad
Patrickbeyondthetoonroom Moore
Patrickbeyondthetoonroom Moore 22 күн мурун
No mention of the 2012 TMNT version, as that show mixes action, humor, and horror. They even made April not a damsel character. Real Ghostbusters and the sequel Extreme are more into the comedy and horror of the first two films. As Extreme made the series more dark and haunting. If you count Power Rangers than just a teen sitcom, as the original Japan versions were more story driven and dark for a action show. Mighty Max started as a toy, but became a action, horror themed show that showed death of characters. Johnny Quest was and will be the best action show in the day. I just wish that they stop retconing Jessie Banon from the canon like in Future Quest.
Ruben MS
Ruben MS 22 күн мурун
I love acción story drivien cartoons my favorite scene ever is form Ben 10 Omniverse When Ben quickly transforms into almost every alien in seconds
Gwendolyn Nowlan
Gwendolyn Nowlan 22 күн мурун
Watch the pandemic special
Christopher Capers-Jones
Christopher Capers-Jones 22 күн мурун
Oh yeah, that Infinity Train battle was just fitting.
Neon Ross
Neon Ross 22 күн мурун
if you guys are gonna make an analyzation of actions scenes, please for rise, they really did amazing with their dynamic fights the serious ones and comedy ones, they so epic
Neon Ross
Neon Ross 22 күн мурун
dude Rise of the tmnt has one of the most epic fights scenes in western animations in a good while, i'm surprised you never mentioned but also makes sense cuz you guys aren't that interested in it :'(
PIERRE LABROCHE 22 күн мурун
I think that if you make it a series, some other shows you could talk about could be Carmen Sandiego (reboot Netflix), Infinity Train, Glitch Techs (the action is actually really frequent and creative), and Dragon Prince
MiniFatRat 22 күн мурун
Have you seen the new episodes of Monkie kid?
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