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Posted 5/22/15

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Some people say this "thing" is supposed to be Satan's uterus or something...

What the actual fuck.


lol. that, i remember made me burst out laughing.

"You're not perfect".

Lmao. Brilliant, just brilliant. Everyone needs to hear that one once in a while.
Posted 5/22/15

megahobbit wrote:

Fun Fact for a while the tv tropes for nightmare fuel in the series refused to have that image cause they considered it to creepy.


TV Tropes considers this creepy...now that is saying something.


severticas wrote:

lol. that, i remember made me burst out laughing.

"You're not perfect".

Lmao. Brilliant, just brilliant. Everyone needs to hear that one once in a while.


*Cries* They just don't make shows like they used to.
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what do u mean cartoons are out of your age range

i still love me some popeye the sailor man and peanuts and bugs bunny and road runner etc
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America needs to do nothing, and let Japan handle the anime
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The main thing I dislike about American animation is soooooooo much of it is episodic comedies. I want to see more actual stories with begginings, middles, and ends and ones that at least try to tell actual stories and not just make jokes constantly. I like comedies but when nearly every show feels like a stand up routine it gets a little old after a while. This doesn't include movies of course I'm talking about shows.
Posted 5/22/15
Americans have a strong bias against cartoons, they are designed as episodic and for short attention spans so missing episodes doesnt matter... Last decade or so some of the bigger tv shows have now lost the episodic nature... but not animation.. Our Children are seen as fickle and with short attention spans in US i guess...I kind of like the anime style because most of it has literature that can be read and therefore encourages reading...
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Americans make good animation.................. You just need to go to the movie theaters to see the American animated movies.
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Posted 5/22/15

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harutoharuta wrote:

I don't really care if American cartoons aren't that good today. I'm fine with watching the old DC animated series, Avatar/Korra, and Hey Arnold.


For some reason I believe anyone who liked Hey Arnold! also liked Doug.


I think they shared some of the same creators.
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it feels like America focuses heavily on the dumbed down and "lets throw this out here and parents will buy our marketed crap" way of animation. As I get deeper in to anime I'm also catching up on lots of missed animation, and it seems there's something missing from more recent stuff. I finally saw sine bugs bunny stuff a few weeks ago and it was great. Then saw Phineous and Pherb...blech.

One of my charges loves bionicle or something similar guy the cgi is atrocious. Meanwhile I am loving old school He-Man.

I think it's largely a matter of quality. Plus most animation on tv is cookie cutter and has no character depth, no real developed storyline. I find I prefer episodes rather than a quick situational setup.

I think we need to focus on creating more quality animation with a wider audience target that isn't focused entirely on teens and younger.
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Posted 5/22/15 , edited 5/22/15

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Sponge bob is a quality cartoon what are you talking about.

Used to be quality, now they're just milking it for what it's worth. It saddens me deeply, as it was my favorite childhood cartoon.

Posted 5/22/15
Ugly Americans is pretty good. It's not popular so a lot of people might not know it.
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America does a great job with cartoons directed at the under 13 crowd.

As far as cartoons for older audience its cyclical and unfortunately its at a low point right now. Adult Swim was fantastic before it became Up All Night with Seth McFarlane. We just have to endure it and keep telling ourselves that he'll go away soon............I hope.
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Posted 5/22/15

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"Ren & Stimpy"'s John Krisfaluci has gone on record as saying (joking?) "I don't want to go down in history as The Man Who Killed Cartoons."
Tough beans, John--History has spoken, and dating back to the 80's and 90's, timelines have to put the blame somewhere.

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Before Ren and stimpy he did The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse which was crazy brilliant and way ahead of its time.
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glenn119 wrote:

America does a great job with cartoons directed at the under 13 crowd.

As far as cartoons for older audience its cyclical and unfortunately its at a low point right now. Adult Swim was fantastic before it became Up All Night with Seth McFarlane. We just have to endure it and keep telling ourselves that he'll go away soon............I hope.


great point
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Posted 5/22/15 , edited 5/22/15

glenn119 wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

"Ren & Stimpy"'s John Krisfaluci has gone on record as saying (joking?) "I don't want to go down in history as The Man Who Killed Cartoons."
Tough beans, John--History has spoken, and dating back to the 80's and 90's, timelines have to put the blame somewhere.

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Before Ren and stimpy he did The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse which was crazy brilliant and way ahead of its time.


And if you're about to mention the episode with the Scooby-Doo parody--nobody ever mentions any other episode--John had already left the show by that point.


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As far as cartoons for older audience its cyclical and unfortunately its at a low point right now. Adult Swim was fantastic before it became Up All Night with Seth McFarlane. We just have to endure it and keep telling ourselves that he'll go away soon............I hope.


Well, he's had his bad-hosting at the Oscars, he's had a flop series on the real networks, and his other big live-action directorial vanity feature flopped loudly enough for Hollywood execs to notice, what's left on the How To End Your Fifteen Minutes Early list?
(Okay, so he also tried making his stab at a Serious series, with the "Cosmos" remake, but that wasn't so bad, and we didn't know it was his.)
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