No idea why, but I woke up thinking about cartoons today.
I know we now have adult cartoon shows, like ‘The Simpsons’, and ‘Family Guy’. Younger adults are also well-served by the Japanese animators, with their amazing imaginations. Kids have Disney Pixar and Nickelodeon, and the tiny ones have things like ‘My Little Pony’ and ‘Paw Patrol’.
But I never see any of the old ‘good cartoons’ anymore. Ones like these.
Or the ones I grew up with.
At the cinema, cartoons always added to the enjoyment.
Many became household names, and endured for decades.
When television came along, we had cartoons to enjoy at home too.
I was happy to watch these into my late teens,and always enjoyed the antics of the familiar characters. But then longer cartoon shows took over, like the awful ‘Scooby-Doo’, ‘Hong Kong Phooey’, and many more. Pop groups like the Jackson 5 had their own cartoon show, and very soon the essence of the short cartoon seemed to have disappeared without trace.
Political correctness, merchandising of associated products, and the power of the networks put an end to the cartoons I had enjoyed for years.
Let me know what cartoons you miss, by leaving a comment.