The only reason why Star Trek
would or should be made animation style is if The Cartoon Network is interested in it. Therefore, the shows that are already on The Cartoon Network are the relevant reference point. Shows made in Japan are not relevant. This is not about artistry or quality, it's about a cold-blooded business decision.
I'd rather have live-action Star Trek
. Animation is only preferable if it's the only way it will happen at all.