Problem Solverz is an American animated television series that aired originally aired on Cartoon Network (1st season) later on Netflix (Season 2). Created by Ben Jones, it follows Alfe, Horace, and Roba, a group of detectives in their troubled town, Farboro.
The aforementioned characters were designed while Jones attended college in the 1990s; he later founded the art collective Paper Rad with Jessica and Jacob Ciocci. The characters were featured in Jones' and the collective's animations and comics before the creator pitched a pilot to Adult Swim featuring the trio. The network's executives referred Jones to Cartoon Network, who commissioned a series featuring the same characters. The series was produced in Adobe Flash, with around 15 animators employed at Cartoon Network Studios and the co-production of Mirari Films.
The Problem Solverz was first aired on April 4, 2011. The first season consisted of 18 episodes, concluding on September 29, 2011. A second and final season was released exclusively on Netflix on March 30, 2013.
It was criticized by so many people (including Strider himself) for its (literal) seizure-inducing scenes, incredibly ugly animation, and unlikable characters (Roba and Horace were bland, and Alfe was super annoying with his arrogance and eating habits). Unsurprisingly, Cartoon Network cancelled it after one season, and the next was sent to Netflix. However, PhantomStrider still gives it some credit for its voice acting and innovation of its animation style.