I liked her in the cartoon, its in the comics that I don't have a lot of caring for her and often forget her in relation to the X-men. The whole X-universe took a down slide for me really but her direction kinda stands out for its complete lack of direction.
Ahhh... well yeah, that would be pretty annoying, I didn't know Kitty at the time but I do rather like her now.
Still, Kitty got the last laugh in the end by being in two of the X-men movies while Jubilee was nowhere to be seen, though doing little in one and only really getting major screentime in one of the less enjoyable ones.
Whoa whoa whoa. Jubes was in the X-Men movies, just in the background. At least she's in the first movie. Just look for a girl in hoop earrings and sunglasses. I'm not sure if she had a cameo in X2.
As for the cartoon, she pretty much had the Kitty Pryde role (outside of mutant powers of course). She was a young newcomer to whom Wolverine had a sort of fatherly attachment. Only she did it in a radical, early 90's, only-wearing-primary-colors sort of way.