Shut Up! Cartoons is a YouTube channel by Smosh, originally hosting several animated shows created by multiple different animators. Created as part of the "YouTube Original Channel Initiative", a $100 million program started by Google. The channel has gained a little over 2,000,000 subscribers, making it one of the least subscribed Smosh channels. The channel was closed on June 23, 2017, nine days after Anthony Padilla's departure from Smosh, with the finale of Smosh Babies uploaded the same day.
The Shut Up! Cartoons teaser trailer featured clips from 11 different shows, with Ian and Anthony later stating that there were 18 planned shows in total. Each show would run 10 episodes per season. The cartoon channel's logo creation is an anvil with the words "Shut Up! Cartoons" on it.
The first three cartoons launched by the network included Do's & Don'ts (airing on Mondays), Pubertina (airing on Wednesdays), and Zombies vs. Ninjas (airing on Fridays). Do's & Don'ts and Zombies vs. Ninjas both met with positive reception among YouTubers. However, Pubertina met negative reception but also gathered a commiting fanbase called "Pubelievers", mostly young females.
In May 2012, Smosh launched Krogzilla (airing on Thursdays), a show created by and starring Cory Edwards and featuring John O'Hurley, which received a positive response. Then, Smosh released Snowjacked (airing on Tuesdays), which met mixed reviews.
Since each series can only air 10 episodes a season, Do's & Dont's, Pubertina, and Zombies vs. Ninjas eventually came to an end in July 2012. Do's & Don'ts was replaced by Nature Break which gathered positive response, Pubertina was replaced by Weasel Town which gathered mixed response, and Zombies vs. Ninjas was replaced by Oishi High School Battle which gathered positive response.
Another show was added replacing Krogzilla called Samurai! Daycare, which received a positive response. In September 2012, they also launched Politicats to replace Snowjacked, which met positive response.
The Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows came to an end in September 2012. The show that replaced Nature Break was Planets, a reality show about the ten celestial bodies of the galaxy, which met positive response. However, the show replacing Weasel Town, Really Freaking Embarrassing, created by Peter Hannan, met very negative responses from the viewers. Its first trailer was removed from the website, stated as "shocking and disturbing content". A new trailer was added, with less disturbing scenes. Oishi Origins, a three-episode prequel to Oishi High School Battle, was also launched replacing the original Oishi High School Battle which met positive response.
The show replacing Samurai! Daycare in October 2012 was Icons of Teen, which features both fictional characters (such as Batman and Spock) and real celebrities (such as Oprah Winfrey) as teenagers. The show met mixed reviews. Also that week, Oishi Origins was replaced by Teleporting Fat Guy, which is based on a character from previous Smosh videos and explains how he became the Teleporting Fat Guy. The show met positive reviews. On November 20, Politicats was replaced by Sub:3, following a Speed Racer-like character that delivers pizza, met by mixed reviews.
On November 15, Do's & Don'ts and Krogzilla received IAWTV nominations for Best Animated Web Series. On November 28, Really Freaking Embarrassing was replaced by With Zombies created by Matt Clark (the creator of Planets). This was the end of Season 1.
Season 2 started in February 2013 with Do's & Don'ts Season 2 kicking it off. Do's & Don'ts (as usual) met positive reception. Pubertina Season 2 premiered in February 2013 also with (suprisingly) mixed views. Zombies vs. Ninjas came back for their second season on Shut Up! Cartoons in March 2013 which met (yet again) positive reviews. Along the road when Do's & Don'ts ended, the channel met a hiatus and stopped uploading videos on April 17, 2013 and started uploading again on May 20, 2013 starting with the Planets Season 2 trailer.The season 2 of Planets met few postitive reception.
In June 2013, a new cartoon aired called "Paper Cuts", following movie trailers and famous scenes remade using paper. The show met with positive reception. Two weeks later, the famous Canadian cartoon, Life's a Zoo aired. This show was the first to ever air on Sunday's and the first show to have a long duration of episodes. The show met good reception.
In July 2013, another new cartoon-live action show aired called "Just Shut Up!", which parodies an ordinary Saturday cartoon show airing reruns of past shows, this series met with mixed reviews questioning the premise of the show and showing nothing but older episodes of other cartoons. This was the first cartoon to ever air on Saturday's.
After the end of Planets the audience on the channel was very low (Only 975,000 Subscribers in 1 year and a half and a media of 15-20.000 views per video) and there are much rumours that the Shut Up! Cartoons would close after the end of Oishi High School Battle Season 2 due to the lost interest that the channel has. But that's been disproved because of Smosh Babies Season 2.
In 2017 the only remaining show was Smosh Babies.
The intro for a Shut Up! Cartoon is simple, it starts out like a normal Smosh video but with an animated arm (with Mickey Mouse-esque glove) spraying the paint onto the logo box while a line from the video plays. An anvil (with "Shut Up!" on it) crashes down on the Smosh logo box when the famous "Shut Up!" line plays and a character says "Cartoons". The openings are quotes in the episodes. Below is who said "Cartoons" in each opening.
- Life's a Zoo: Jake
- Do's & Don'ts: The Narrator
- Nature Break: Dr. Michael W. Hollingsworth
- Planets: Jupiter
- Smosh Babies & Super Smosh: Ian and Anthony
- Otaku Taco Truck: Mama-So
- Alfred and Poe: Toaster
- Money & Cash: Cash
- Scream Engine IV: Axe
- Snowjacked: Derf
- Politicats: Alley Cat
- Sub:3: Sub 3
- Pubertina: Pubertina (Character)
- Weasel Town: Dipster
- Really Freaking Embarrassing: Peter Hannan
- With Zombies: Jeff Martin
- Paper Cuts: Travis Betz
- Munroe: Munroe (Character)
- [Crazy] Cabbies: Phyllis
- God Squad: Ganesha
- Krogzilla: Jeff the Barnacle
- Samurai! Daycare: Mr. Park
- Icons of Teen: Jason Makiaras
- Zombies vs. Ninjas: Andre
- Oishi High School Battle & Oishi Origins: Oishi Kawaii
- Teleporting Fat Guy: Robbie Lee Philips, Jr., Oliver, Big Rob or Bart Reynolds
- Uberdude: Various
- Just Shut Up!: Andy
The list presents each series run time and day of the week aired from April 30, 2012 to June 23, 2017.
- Life's A Zoo: June 23, 2013 - November 3, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Do's & Don'ts Season 1: April 30, 2012 - July 2, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Nature Break: July 9, 2012 - September 10, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Planets Season 1: September 17, 2012 - November 19, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Do's & Don'ts Season 2: Februay 4, 2013 - April 8, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Planets Season 2: May 27, 2013 - July 29, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 1: August 12, 2013 - October 14, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Planets Season 3: October 28, 2013 - December 30, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 2: January 13, 2014 - February 3, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Otaku Taco Truck: February 17, 2014 - April 21, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Alfred and Poe: May 5, 2014 - July 7, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Money & Cash: August 4, 2014 - October 6, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Snowjacked: June 26, 2012 - August 28, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Politicats: September 4, 2012 - November 6, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Sub:3: November 20, 2012 - January 22, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Pubertina Season 1: May 2, 2012 - July 4, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Weasel Town: July 11, 2012 - September 12, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Really Freaking Embarrassing: September 19, 2012 - November 21, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- With Zombies: December 5, 2012 - February 6, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Pubertina Season 2: February 20, 2013 - May 22, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Paper Cuts: June 12, 2013 - October 16, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Munroe: November 13, 2013 - January 15, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Krogzilla: May 31, 2012 - August 2, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Samurai! Daycare: August 9, 2012 - October 11, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Icons of Teen: October 18, 2012 - December 20, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Zombies vs. Ninjas Season 1: May 4, 2012 - July 6, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Oishi High School Battle Season 1: July 13, 2012 - September 14, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Oishi High School Battle Origins: September 28, 2012 - October 12, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Teleporting Fat Guy Season 1: October 19, 2012 - December 21, 2012 (Status: Ended)
- Zombies vs. Ninjas Season 2: March 22, 2013 - June 28, 2013 (Status: Ended)
- Oishi High School Battle Season 2: December 6, 2013 - February 7, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 2 (Part 2): February 14, 2014 - March 21, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Teleporting Fat Guy Season 2: April 4, 2014 - June 6, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Oishi High School Battle Season 3: June 20, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (Status: Ended)
- Teleporting Fat Guy Season 3: October 31, 2014 - January 2, 2015 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 3 : January 23, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (Status: Ended)
- Überdude Season 1: January 30, 2015 - June 5, 2015 (Status: Ended)
- Super Smosh Season 1: July 24, 2015 - December 25, 2015 (Status: Ended)
- Super Smosh Season 2: July 22, 2016 - December 23, 2016 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 4: January 22, 2016 - June 24, 2016 (Status: Ended)
- Smosh Babies Season 5: January 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (Status: Ended)
- Just Shut Up!: July 13, 2013 - November 23, 2013 (Status: Ended)
After the Smosh Babies final episode OUR FUTURE SELF?! (Smosh Babies FINALE), the channel was closed but still remains up. Due to Anthony Padilla's departure it is likely Defy Media, the owner of Smosh, had lost interest in the channel and the lack of revenue that the channel brought it. It was also considered by some to be a "dead channel" months before its closure.
All trailers premiere at 6:00pm PST, 9:00pm EST, 8:00pm CST, and 7:00pm MST:
- Krogzilla Trailer (0:49) May 24, 2012 (After Boy Crazy (Pubertina #4))
- Snowjacked Trailer (0:53) June 19, 2012 (After Gangs (Do's & Don'ts #8))
- Nature Break Trailer (0:54) July 2, 2012 (After Ritualistic Sacrifice (Do's & Don'ts #10))
- Weasel Town Trailer (0:35) July 4, 2012 (After Menstrualine (Pubertina #10))
- Oishi High School Battle Trailer (0:46) July 6, 2012 (After Remember When (Zombies vs. Ninjas #10))
- Samurai! Daycare Trailer (0:52) August 2, 2012 (After Deconstruction (Krogzilla #10))
- Politicats Trailer (0:41) August 28, 2012 (After No Escape (Snowjacked #10))
- Planets Trailer (0:30) September 10, 2012 (After They Can't Be Killed (Nature Break #10))
- Really Freaking Embarrassing Trailer (0:31) September 12, 2012 (After The Hot Chick (Weasel Town #10)) (1st try)
- Really Freaking Embarrassing Trailer (0:43) September 18, 2012 (2nd Try)
- Oishi Origins Trailer (0:45) September 21, 2012 (After Moving Away (Oishi High School Battle #10))
- Icons of Teen Trailer (0:29) October 11, 2012 (After Senior Citizen MMA (Samurai! Daycare #10))
- Teleporting Fat Guy Trailer (0:30) October 12, 2012 (After The Ceremony (Oishi Origins #3))
- Sub:3 Trailer (0:41) November 13, 2012 (After Wonky & the Wizard (Politicats #10))
- With Zombies Trailer (0:37) November 28, 2012 (After Eat My Shorts (Really Freaking Embarrassing #10))
- Do's & Don'ts Season 2 Trailer (0:35) January 28, 2013 (After Earth 2.0 (Planets #10))
- Pubertina Season 2 Trailer (0:35) February 13, 2013 (After Snowglobe (With Zombies #10))
- Zombies vs. Ninjas Season 2 Trailer (0:35) March 15, 2013 (After Saving the World (Teleporting Fat Guy #10))
- Planets Season 2 Trailer (0:57) May 20, 2013 (After Zombie Apocalypse (Do's & Don'ts #20))
- Paper Cuts Trailer (0:52) June 5, 2013 (After Pubertino Part 2 (Pubertina #20))
- Life's A Zoo Trailer (0:50) June 16, 2013 (After Zombeaster Bunny (Zombies vs. Ninjas #18))
- Just Shut Up! Trailer (0:44) July 6, 2013 (After Earth Goes to School (Planets #16))
- Smosh Babies Trailer (0:29) August 5, 2013 (After Gas Vegas (Planets #20))
- Planets Season 3 Trailer (0:34) October 21, 2013 (After Anthony Saves His Best Friend (Smosh Babies #10))
- Munroe Trailer (0:27) November 6, 2013 (After Paper Psycho (Paper Cuts #10))
- Oishi High School Battle Season 2 Trailer (0:41) November 29, 2013 (After Beginning of the End Part 2 (Zombies vs. Ninjas #20))
- Smosh Babies Season 2 Trailer (0:37) January 6, 2014 (After Oishi's Hot Outfit (Oishi High School Battle #15))
- Otaku Taco Truck Trailer (0:52) February 10, 2014 (After The Final Battle (Oishi High School Battle #20))
- Teleporting Fat Guy Season 2 trailer (0:35) March 28, 2014 (After The Devil's Menudo (Otaku Taco Truck #6))
- Alfred and Poe Trailer (0:36) April 28, 2014 (After The Un-Assassination of a High School President (Teleporting Fat Guy #14))
- Oishi High School Battle Season 3 Trailer (0:30) June 13, 2014 (After Whack to The Future (Alfred and Poe #6))
- Money & Cash Trailer (0:31) July 28, 2014 (After Space Valentine’s Day (Oishi High School Battle #26))
- Teleporting Fat Guy Season 3 trailer (0:31) October 24, 2014 (After King of The Bill (Money & Cash #10))
- Smosh Babies Season 3 Trailer (0:30) January 9, 2015 (After The End (Teleporting Fat Guy #30))