>Developing animated drama is certainly a waste for animation companies
Aeon Flux(non-movie) was a decent adult animated action-drama series for its time and Spawn had potential to be something good. Though, because it was on HBO, Spawn's characters had to sex and violence every so often like a goddamn, motherfuckin, shit blasting, motherfuckin, motherfucka's, motherfucka, trucka. To show that the series was indeed for mature a audience
. With the rabbit ear networks, the main six WB, Fox, ABC, CBS, UPN and NBC, were in the midst of their sitcom war. So, only had interest in adult animated sitcoms at that time.
>it's depressing that the adult cartoon landscape are still overshadowed by mostly comedies and children's cartoons.
That's mainly because of the '"cartoons should always ever be only for kids"' idiots with poor parenting skills. Parental control has gotten more advanced over the years. But even the offspring of the former idiots, rather not waste the mere seconds that it takes, to deactivate and reactive them.