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10 CGI Cartoons That Probably Blew Your Preteen Mind

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Though computer animation has been around for decades, it wasn't until the last 90s that animation companies really started using it to make entire shows. They looked absolutely mindblowing at the time they came out, but looking back on some of these 10 shows, it becomes pretty obvious that we've come a long way since then.


One of the earliest full-3D cartoons actually comes from France, and its war between two races of insects was pretty compelling back in the day, even if the graphics look like ass by our standards.

Beast Wars

One of several shows made by Canadian 3D pioneers Mainframe Studios, Beast Wars was a spiritual successor to Transformers that was just as good as the original. The animation, however, has aged VERY poorly.


A series of straight-to-video releases meant to teach kids wholesome Christian values and about the Bible by way of talking vegetables, this cartoon looked poorly animated back THEN.

Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad

This wasn't totally a cartoon; it actually had live-action segments just like Power Rangers. However, whenever they dove into cyberspace to fight Kilo Kahn's army of digital monsters, the animation and costumes came out (and looks hilariously bad now).

Some of these next few shows are actually quite good, even if the graphics might make your eyes bleed...

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