The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight


The Smurfs. Jem. Rainbow Brite. Those and all the other cartoons I mentioned in my previous post. I miss them, I do. I was complaining about this to Mark. He says it's generational. He loves the cartoons from HIS childhood and remembers thinking how stupid MINE were when they were new. This very well could be so.

Some cartoons, however, bridge the generation gap. I mean, Bugs Bunny cartoons have been around since the 1930's and almost everybody still loves them. They're somehow not dated (even with the references to War Bonds and dead presidents and actors and such). Why do some cartoons survive and others go bust?

My theory is that cartoons that appeal to a wider age range than just children are the best, most famous, most long-lasting. Cartoons that parents can watch with their children, cartoons that they remember watching with their parents. Older Warner Bros. cartoons especially. These cartoons are still alive because they're so popular that they get repeated all the time on Cartoon Network.

I like watching cartoons, and not just for the nostalgia value. Do you?

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