Post by One Eyed Warrior on Jul 9, 2008 22:30:52 GMT -5
In the past,we've had some REALLY great childrens' programming such as Bugaloos,The Kukla,Fran and Ollie Show,Funky Phantom,Sailor Moon,Pirates of Dark Waters,The Banana Splits,She-Ra,etc.Now we've got seemingly pointless shows that seem like they are cheaply animated and completely void of plots and fun..shows like Kids Next Door,Chowder,Billy & Mandy,Squirrel Boy,etc. There's only a handful of really good shows(Pokemon,the Disney character cartoons,the Proud Family and Totally Spies). Even the remakes of 80s cartoons like Ninja Turtles and Transformers are pretty bad.What do you guys think?
I think somethings are pretty gross. I like "Billy and Mandy" though, cause I enjoy some dark hummor... yet my favorite cartoons are "Top Cat and some of the early Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes (I totally loved the Opera parodies)" I couldn't ever stand "Tom and Jerry", I always found it extremely annoying.
I think the older ones are better. In fact, I like the old cartoons the best, including Rocky and Bullwinkle and Tennessee Tuxedo. The ones made before the twenty-first century were the best! Ever see Bots Master?
Also, they've ruined educational shows like Sesame Street... Sesame Street used to be a show that talked up to kids and often let them make their own choices by latently teaching them, often by showing consequences of bad behaviour. Now they make Cookie Monster not eat cookies all the time, because they're afraid he might make kids fat. Kids didn't start getting all obese until their parents let them fill up on junk food instead of disciplining and monitoring their diets! And that show used to have a lot of pop culture references and gags that went over kids' heads but were meant for the adults who were supposed to watch it with them.
Kids' TV is goin' WAAAAAAAYYY down the tubes, especially since cartoons nowadays are often either so kiddie with little violence that only little kids can appreciate them, or so violent and tasteless and offensive that they raise moral panic.
Post by Sailor Galaxia on Jul 11, 2008 19:02:27 GMT -5
wow, I completely agree with you all! Cartoon network television shows have some pointless objectives on their cartoons. Although some may be extremely humourous; shows like Ed Edd 'n' Eddy, The Grim adventures with Billy and Mandy, and Foster's home of imaginary friends. These shows send mix messages to parents and not always the right message to kids. My two younger cousins used to stay up for hours watching channels like cartoon network and Nickelodeon, as a nightly routine. I've noticed their behavioral patterns. the more they watch, and obsorb, the more they seem to relate to each colorful charachters' agressiveness. Like the pointless pinching, punching and kicking. My youngest cousin is a female while the older (the brother) is the male.
Being already bipolar, the boy had adapted new behavioral changes almost every week! The brink of it all would, I hate to say it, have to be shows like Yogi the bear, Ren and stimpy, beavus and butthead, Tom and Jerry, and the Looney Toons. Violence is highly portrayed as Comical.
I remember one night before I went to bed, I flipped through the channels, I finnally changed to boomerang, Yogi bear's wife had hit Yogi, ON HIS HEAD, with a NAILED/SPIKED CLUB (several times over and over). I'm sorry but passed time shows open a gateway for more comic mischeif. If they are so willing to add these useless visualizations to entertain, please don't falsely rate! It should not be rated Y7, it should be rated BAD NEWS.
Post by One Eyed Warrior on Jul 11, 2008 19:30:30 GMT -5
Strange...I've watched ALL the Yogi Bear cartoons,and not once did I see any female bear hit Yogi on the head with any spiked club.Are you sure you're not thinking of Looney Toons or the Tom & Jerry cartoons of the 40s?
I would have to say yes, childrens programs are not what they used to be. I mean the cartoons I grew up with all had morals, lessons to be learn and things like that. Even to this day I can go back to those cartoons and be able to pick out the hidden meanings behind the dialogues. Meanings like "don't hurt people", "be friends with one another", "live and learn", "make you're own choices", "Forgive and forget", "there's a time for serious and a time for play"...there are many more. You don't get those kind of hidden meanings in cartoons today.
And as much as I hate to admit it One Eye, but you are right when it comes to today's Ninja Turtles and Transformers not making those meanings and they are two of my favorite shows. Most of the shows are being created just for the fun of it so parents don't have to supervise their kids all the time. They use the TV to do it. Look at the video games.
When I was a kid I can remember TV having to be turned off by 1pm on Saturday and if it was a nice day outside, we were kicked outside. I also remember that video games couldn't be played til after homework is done and there was a limited time (of course also only had one TV). Kids today are having their own TVs in their room and their only 7/8.
No child now is growing up to use their imagination or just get out there and see the beauty the weather has to offer (espeically those who live in rural areas, I grew up in a rural area)
Post by Princess Cosmos on Nov 28, 2008 11:09:35 GMT -5
nowadays cartoons are gradually getting worse i do like some that they used to show on cartoon network just cuz i grew up with them. like dexters lab, i loved that show it made me laugh. but stuff like squirrel boy just doesn't. i remember growing up in the 90s and watching stuff like rocko's modern life, rugrats, and all those game shows. but i remember back when i was living with my parents a typical saturday would mean an episode of pokemon and episode of digimon, pancakes for breakfast, my sister and i would help clean house then for the rest of the day we would go out of the house. now that i'm married my husband is a complete hermit he doesn't like going out if he doesn't have to. he would so sit on the couch and watch t.v. all day. You know what show I remember other than peewee's playhouse? banana's in pajamas! i loved that show! and i loved Sesame street, but its no longer the way it used to be. God, I miss old school t.v.