Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Upgrade section 5 -
Originally Posted by xeno000
That was exactly the reason Loeb and DisneyXD ****canned EMH in favor of dumbed-down fare. Although the network and its lackeys claimed that Ultimate Spider-Man had higher ratings than EMH, that was only true of the 2-8 year old group. EMH's overall ratings were the highest of the network's cartoons, despite what the network and a few online shills said. They don't really want adults watching their shows. Loeb worked to dismantle everything fans liked about EMH in its second season, hoping to make the show simpler to appeal to the youngest viewers. And then, of course, he canceled it in favor of Avengers Assemble.
I was hoping that after Disney's acquisition, Marvel's animation studio would improve as a result. But mindset like this can only be counter-productive to the quality of their animated series. I'm not saying that they can ever be hoped to make a cartoon as compelling as B:TAS, but their handling of EMH shows that their ambition is as small as the demographics they're trying to target on Disney DX.
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