Posted by: ankoma37 | March 28, 2011

Sym-Bionic Titan Cancelled: WTF Cartoon Network?!?!?

This week was Cartoon Network annual Upfront, an event where Cartoon Network big wigs basically announce new shows and shows that are getting a second season. This year was no different.  With announcements and cancellations that made fans cheer and weep.

Most notable was the cancellation of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Sym-Bionic Titan, A show seemingly dedicated to the older fans who have grown up with Tartakovsky’s eariler work such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Power Puff Girls. The show was well received and fans appricated how it manged to push the limits of the animation censors, giving gems such as the cheerleader Kimmy’s little dance towards one of the main characters Octus/Newton

The creepiest tentacle creature ever imagined in western animation

And the most climatic sword battle in animation recently (fight starts at 1:08)

It’s still unclear as to what ended the series. Despite several moves in air times, the show continued to have a loyal following and earned ratings that rivaled the network’s primary action shows such as Young Justice, Ben 10 and Star Wars: Clone Wars. But based on a statement from a Cartoonnetworker, a lack of merchdise seems be what killed the show.

“Genddy’s moved on to Sony Pictures Animation. Titan got competitive ratings with other action shows, but what shut it down was it didn’t have enough toys connected to it. If you don’t have the, the studios don’t want to renew for another season.” (source)

I can only say, that while CN seems to be getting back to its roots renewing and annoucing more cartoons, they are out of their f@#%ing minds  canceling such an awesome show over such a small matter.

Good luck at Sony Pictures Mr. Tartakovsk, CN doesn’t know what genius just walked out their door.



  1. What an awful decision to cancel Symbiotic Titan. This is a GREAT cartoon! Cartoon Network continuously eliminates it’s best shows. If this show doesn’t come back, I will no longer watch CN…and will do my best to pursuade others to not watch either. VERY POOR DECISION CARTOON NETWORK!

    • While it is extremely unfortunate that the big wigs at CN cancelled this awesome show before it could hit its stride, you don’t need to stop watching the network all together, since there are still several other shows currently airing and coming up in a year or two worth tuning into.

      I highly recommend Young Justice which is being run by the great Greg Weisman. If you enjoyed the past DCAU incarnations like Justice League, Batman Beyond, and Teen Titans you’ll like this show. The characters are very layered, they actually mange to make Aqualad useful and awesome, and its filled with great animation. Nine episodes have aired so far, but the show is on break because the new episodes aren’t completed yet. But it’s been cleared for another season (only ten episodes so far, but that will change hopefully)

      Star Wars Clone Wars has also hit its stride. It really captures the feel of the films and can really pull off big battle sequences. Season four is airing this fall so if you haven’t seen it, it gives you plenty of time to catch up.

      Basically what I’m saying is, one bad decision shouldn’t make you lose all hope for the network.

  2. Very, very, very, very, very DISAPPOINTED in the cancellation of Symbiotic Titan. I finally thought CARTOON NETWORK had ONE AMAZING FRIDAY NIGHT line up that we as parents and kids BOTH adored!! I CANNOT believe you decided to put out a second season of ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW…….If it weren’t for The Friday night line up, we DEFINITELY would be watching Nicklodeon & Disney…at this point except for FRIDAY we will be watching Nicklodeon & Disney….FOR SHAME CARTOON NETWORK….This was a bad decisiona dn the person who made it needs to be AXED…..

    • I agree. It seemed like Cartoon Network was finally getting back to its 90s and early 2000’s golden age. With Young Justice, Clone Wars, Symbiotic Titan and the return of classics like Ed Edd n’ Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Powerpuff Girls, I finally had reason to sit down and and CN all day.

      But I guess not. It especially sucked that they cancelled the show for such a banal reason. I haven’t seen any Adventure Time merchandise or Chowder merchandise yet those shows are still going strong.

      I don’t know who made the decision but its really obvious that he/she made the WRONG one.

  3. Mr. Tartakovsk your a a$$ hole now I don’t have anything to do after school or soothing to look fuord to every week now I go to bed at 8:30 so all I’m saying is bring back sym-bionic Titan please if eny one Is reading this join save sym-bionic titan on Facebook join it to day

  4. Wow… just wow… HEY CN LOSERS! DO YOU SEE HOW MANY COMMENTS THERE ARE?! You all must be stupid not to see. I know you can. SBT was one of the best shows that America has almost produced since the 90’s. Japan is making hundreds of anime whats your excuse C(CRAP) Network! Not selling enough toys? As all these comments say NO ONE FRIKING SAW A DAMN TOY ANYWHERE ON TV OR STORES! Wow…just cancel shows that had PROMISE! It could’ve given you more profit if you just worked on it and had faith like Nick had with AVATAR. Oh…you wish you could get that shows profit I know you do. I’m glad avatar wasn’t put in your hands cause you would’ve just canceled it. Mark my words C…N… all of you will be laid off because of the crap shows, that we’re all tierd of, you keep scheduling. Going down this path will only tighten the noose around your companys neck you’ve already formed when you cancelled toonami and put NONCARTOON shows on your CARTOON network. Maybe I need to pull out the dictionary… yes… I do… since you treat all of your viewers like mindless cocaine sniffing morons.

    *ahem* Please pay attention I’m only typing these definitions once.

    cartoon: A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption.
    A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically: a political cartoon.
    A preliminary sketch similar in size to the work, such as a fresco, that is to be copied from it.
    An animated cartoon.
    A comic strip.
    To draw a humorous or satirical representation of; caricature.
    To make humorous or satirical drawings.

    Now do you see any REALISM in these definitions?? No… I doon’t think so….

    Or maybe your just [C]HEAP network instead! Can’t even create intelligent, beautiful animated shows anymore cause their expensive huh?

    WELL GROW UP!!! Avatar the last airbender became amazing even though the first season wasn’t as good as the 2nd and 3rd. Well Crap net. are you gonna keep tightening that noose and remaining dead last behind Disney and Nick?…. or are you gonna attempt to surpass the Japanese people and make shows that I wanna remember when I’m 100 and dying?

    …your choice. 🙂

  5. Sorry this was suppose to ben on another website with 84 comments but the damn website wouldn’t let me post it.

  6. Cartoon Network is just a big load of crap! Why did they had to end something that was getting so good. No other show to me is better than Sym-Bionic Titan. Way to go CN, yall are horrible!!!!

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