Why is Universal the only major film studio not to have its own adult-animated show(s)?

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Every other "Big Five" studios -- Disney, Paramount, Sony/Columbia, and WB -- have their own adult-animated shows.

  • Disney - now owns 20th Century Fox, who makes The Simpsons, Futurama, King of the Hill, Family Guy, American Dad, Bob's Burger, and Archer.

    Paramount - Beavis & Butthead, South Park, Daria, and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

    Sony/Columbia - The Boondocks and co-produced Robot Chicken alongside with Warner Bros. Television. Also produced The Critic.

    Warner Bros. - Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, etc.

Was/is Universal simply not interested in it, is it simply not in their model or maybe just unlucky they never have one?
 

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Universal Animation Studios has made the following animated series for children / the family:
1. Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991–1992)
2. Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992–1993)
3. Fievel's American Tails (1992)
4. Exosquad (1993–1994)
5. Problem Child (1993-1994)
6. Monster Force (1994)
7. Beethoven (1994–1995)
8. Earthworm Jim (1995–1996)
9. Savage Dragon (1995–1996)
10. The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996–1998)
11. Wing Commander Academy (1996)
12. Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad (1996)
13. The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2002)
14. The Mummy: The Animated Series (2001–2003)
15. Curious George (2006–2015)
16. The Land Before Time (2007–2008)
17. Woody Woodpecker (2018-present)

Most of these were failures AFAIK. Why would they even try adult animation?
 

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Well, I'm going to go with that they weren't interested in doing so but Dreamworks Animation (which they now own since 2016) did do an adult animated show at one point and aired on NBC following the founding of NBC Universal by then NBC owner General Electric and then Universal owner Vivendi Universal, which was Father of the Pride and it flopped, hence it was canceled after one season.
 
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I read an article that DWA (which Universal owns) might try to make an adult cartoon again,


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Universal Animation Studios has made the following animated series for children / the family:
1. Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991–1992)
2. Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992–1993)
3. Fievel's American Tails (1992)
4. Exosquad (1993–1994)
5. Problem Child (1993-1994)
6. Monster Force (1994)
7. Beethoven (1994–1995)
8. Earthworm Jim (1995–1996)
9. Savage Dragon (1995–1996)
10. The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996–1998)
11. Wing Commander Academy (1996)
12. Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad (1996)
13. The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2002)
14. The Mummy: The Animated Series (2001–2003)
15. Curious George (2006–2015)
16. The Land Before Time (2007–2008)
17. Woody Woodpecker (2018-present)

Most of these were failures AFAIK. Why would they even try adult animation?
Universal was quite active during the 90s. The Earthworm Jim show was short-lived but it still stands out as one of the great cartoon video game adaptations.
 

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Well, I'm going to go with that they weren't interested in doing so but Dreamworks Animation (which they now own since 2016) did do an adult animated show at one point and aired on NBC following the founding of NBC Universal by then NBC owner General Electric and then Universal owner Vivendi Universal, which was Father of the Pride and it flopped, hence it was canceled after one season.
They made Alien News Desk and TZGZ on Syfy this year.
I almost mentioned Neighbors from Hell until I realized Fox(the old one) owns that.
 

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There's Duncanville and that's a co production between Fox Productions, 20th Century Fox Television, and Universal Television.

Also, there's a show called Q-Force coming to Netflix courtesy of Universal Television as well.
 

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Universal was quite active during the 90s. The Earthworm Jim show was short-lived but it still stands out as one of the great cartoon video game adaptations.
Indeed, even though the creator of the video game didn't like it but then again, he's more known for his homophobic and transphobic comments than for his video games nowadays.
 

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