The Punisher is getting his own TV series on Netflix, after a great appearance on the Daredevil show. So I thought, does Punisher work in animation? He has appeared only a couple of times in animation, a toned Punisher,showed up in the 90s Spidey cartoon and a comedic Punisher in Super Hero Squad. Here's the problem with Punisher, he kills criminals, its hard to sell such a character to kids without soccer moms getting mad. Also to make Punisher sympathetic, the writers often have him fight the most sick and twisted psychopaths you can imagine, who are really unsuitable for a kids cartoon. I think a toned down Punisher might work as a guest star in another character's cartoon, but Punisher can never really carry a cartoon series on his own, unless it was strictly aimed at adults. He might work better in live action.