I am not too old to watch cartoons

When I was young I never really watched cartoons on television except for Popeye. I used to think I was bigger than to be watching silly cartoons because I thought I was older, more mature if you like.

However all that changed when I became a father. Actually the change came by chance when I happened to sit, again by chance with my wife and baby daughter who were watching the British Count Duckula, that was the mid-1980s.

After a couple of episodes, I was hooked. Here is me, a grown man, sitting down and secretly enjoing watching animated episodes designed for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year-olds.

Slowly, it was the Cities of Gold, Gummy Bears, Inspector Gadget and endless of others. They were entertaining, thought-provoking, mind-stimulating and a whole bunch of other adjectives. I thought I was going to my own secret world.

In a lot of the time, I just sat there with the kiddies, switched on the television and watched cartoon characters after cartoon characters, making forget about the problems of the adult world but providing much innocent entertainment.

All this changed however with the work process taking over one's life. Less and less time is spent watching television let alone cartoon animation movies, however, I still watch the odd cartoon movie when I can, and do enjoy them immensely.

Over the years some of these have included the Lion King, Shrek, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and lots of others which I can just about remember including the Jungle Book classic movie.

The point of this is that these movies were watched in my adult married years, and not seen in my young teens when I should have done. But never mind that now any because these programs, and movies can still be enjoyed in our adult years.

A couple of qualifications are here called for. Adults will only watch children movies if they have growing up children, and adults especially in their mid-years and/or later will not say to themselves "I'll watch this children movie on television," or "I'll buy this cartoon CD and watch."

But people will be constantly surprised as is the case with me when they listen to the strength of the dialogue in these animations that would almost certainly force us to watch and listen as adults and just perhaps learn.

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Animated films are getting more professional and enjoyable by the minute. I'm thinking of movies like Happy Feet One and Two, Despicable Me, Monsters, and Wall-E to name a few. Thanks, Marwan, for reinding us that these type of films are entertaining for adults, too.


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marwan asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan Author

Cheers. It just struck me these movies are really very good source of entertainment for adults

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