Crossovers are a type of storytelling tool where the possibilities are only limited by the creator’s imagination. Regardless of the overall quality of the action, it’s always a great event when characters and worlds collide. Many ideas of crossovers make perfect sense, especially if they happen in the same universe.
Then there are the crossovers between properties that are surprising. Such strange blends can occur frequently in animation – especially children’s cartoons. It is often fun to see them, whether they find out why they got together in the first place or just the surreal nature of seeing two completely different characters and worlds residing in the same place.
Kim Possible and Lilo and Stitch
In the Lilo and Stitch: The Series Episode “Rufus” Stitch is kidnapped by a mysterious force. While Lilo wants to save Stitch on her own, Pleakley and Jumba contact someone who can help – Kim Possible. But unfortunately, they discover that Dr. Hamsterviel has joined forces with Shego and Dr. Drakken to capture Stitch and clone him.
Kim takes Lilo and her alien friends with her, despite being somewhat reluctant to involve a young child in such a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Gompa is convinced that Ron’s pet mole rat Rufus is a strange experiment and is constantly trying to catch him. We can safely say we didn’t expect this to come.
“Jimmy Neutron” and “The Fairly Odd Parents”
While Nickelodeon character crossovers are mostly limited to video games, one major exception came Jimmy Neutron And the Magic parents. These two voiced in three TV specials called Jimmy Timmy Power watch. It all starts when Timmy Turner wants to go to the best lab in any world. Jimmy Neutron Lab. What follows is a rivalry that has turned into a friendship spanning across the multiverse.
Jimmy and Timmy switch places between their universes to meet their supporting actors, enemies, and even their own animation styles. Unfortunately, while Jimmy constantly asserts that Timmy’s fictional godfathers are a computer simulation, Timmy’s lack of insight leads to less-than-ideal consequences.
“Teen Titans” and “Beetlejuice”
While Teen Titans Go! The episode “Ghost with the Most” proved somewhat divisive“ It was highly appreciated by fans. On this Halloween special, they discover that the Halloween spirit has mysteriously disappeared. For help, they summon the greatest biological repellent in the underworld, the Beetlejuice.
Many references to his film, a Broadway musical, and a Hawaiian-themed sequel have been splashed out as he assists the Titans in the cause. While Michael Keaton They didn’t go back to The Voice of Beetlejuice, they managed to get the original Broadway performer, Alex Brightman, to properly fit the striped suit. His crazy energy and fun attitude help make this crossover one of the greats.
“The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat”
Such is the case for the unstoppable force of positivity that meets the unmoving object of bad feelings. this is Dr. Seuss The mashup has a very strange premise – The Grinch wakes up one morning in an uncharacteristically cheerful mood until his own thoughts begin to speak to him. He regains his angry demeanor and goes out to spread misery to others. The first target he finds is The Cat in the Hat, who is out for a walk.
The Grinch begins to annoy and confuse the cat with a strange machine, which upsets the cat so much that he calls the Grinch a psychopath. Not until the Cat Grinch reminds his mother that he stops and turns a new leaf. Take another win for The Cat!
Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys
Both shows were animated by Klasky-Csupo, so, on some level, it makes sense that the two would intersect. The end result is still a wild ride. in the movie Rugrats go wild, The Rugrats’ families go on a tugboat behind a cruise ship that crashes in a storm. They get separated on an island they happen to be occupied Thornberry Wild.
Soon, the two families intersect, as Chuckie switches places with Donnie, Angelica becomes friends with Debbie, the children find Nigel with amnesia, and Eliza finds the family dog Spike. In the case of the latter, she can now understand it, and he’s got a voice Bruce Willis.
“Hercules” and “Aladdin”
The Aladdin The animation show was a sequel to the film, with the free Genie and Aladdin betrothed to Princess Jasmine. Meanwhile, the Hercules The animated series was a prequel to the movie, in which Hades several times tried to kill the great hero before he became famous. So it was a surprise to see these heroes collaborate on the latter’s adventures.
In the episode “Arabian Nights,” Hades finds Jafar lost in the River Styx. As both villains hook up with some really funny banter about their defeats, the two decide to defeat each other’s enemies. While they were initially fighting, Aladdin and Hercules teamed up to defeat the villains once again. Despite their many differences, this couple turned out to be quite excellent.
Scooby-Doo and Batman
Mystery Inc. has collaborated. and the head crusader in various TV episodes, live DVD movies, and comic books. But the first time she appeared was in two episodes of New Scooby-Doo movies. While the plots differ, they both start with Scooby-Doo and the gang find themselves in another mystery, crashing into both Batman and Robin on the same path.
It culminated in a bustle, clues, and confrontations with the Joker and the Penguin. Since this was in the era of the 1960s Batman show, the villains are willing to take on silly threats, and Batman has a much less intimidating demeanor, taking advantage of Scooby’s antics.
“Steven Universe” and “Uncle Grandpa”
In the steven universe An episode titled “Say Uncle”, Stephen tries to discover his gem’s abilities when Uncle Grandpa greets him. The latter quickly reassures the audience that this is not canon and tries various means to unleash Stephen’s abilities.
Crystal gems soon became involved; Agate becomes aggressive, Pearl becomes more active than usual, and Pizza Steve tries to take Stephen’s place before Amethyst can eat him. It’s an odd episode that combines two recent Cartoon Network icons in vastly different colors but still fun nonetheless.
“Freakazoid”, “Animaniacs”, “Pinky and the Brain”
Steven Spielberg He helped produce several beloved WB animated shows in the ’90s, so the three often refer to each other in many gags. For example, during an episode of FricazoidAnd the The title character is called wacko. Suddenly, Wacko Warner shows himself to sing the song of states and capitals. Wacko notices that Animaniacs It is Stephen’s favorite show.
Freakazoid tries to differ, but then from Brain pinky and brain He appears to argue that his own show has the wit and charm that makes him Stephen’s favorite. To settle this controversy, the trio goes to Amblin Entertainment to ask Spielberg himself. He answers: “Who are you people?”
Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue
There are the notorious cartoon crossovers, and then there Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue. This infamous 1990 TV was a PSA movie tasked with educating children about the dangers of drug abuse.
As a co-production between several TV stations, it features characters such as Bugs Bunny, Winnie the Pooh, ALF, The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Slimer from GhostbustersAnd the and more. They exist in the form of toys or merchandise belonging to a young girl whose older brother is lured into a life of addiction. It’s a strange hour to see these characters come together for a particularly dark cause.
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