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Animation and How It's Changed Over the Years

Updated on December 8, 2017
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Animation enthusiast. Enjoy's the older cartoons of the golden era, and has a knack for binge watching Game of Thrones.

It's the eighties all over again

Growing up where smartphones, tablets, and laptops weren't even a thing at the time, having fun mostly included outdoor activities. Soccer, basketball, baseball - were all the things my family and friends would do at our leisure. When I was less focused on the physical aspect of my actives, I'd normally be playing a game of cards or leading my pack of tiny green army men to victory. Now that I find myself being apart of the older side of the generation, I constantly find that I'm uttering a phrase that I rarely thought would be apart of my everyday vocabulary. "Those were the days," something my father would always say as he'd regale me about his early childhood.





A pack of playing cards & Tiny green army men

When I was less focused on the physical aspect of my actives

I'd normally be playing a game of cards or leading my pack of tiny green army men to victory.

Watching Saturday morning cartoons was the best

My parents always made sure my homework was done before I indulged in the likes of anything electronically (I'm speaking along the terms of visual entertainment like gaming, and watching tv). It wasn't my idea of fun running through math problems and book reports, though "to the victor belongs the spoils," and boy did I ever spoil myself with the abundance of quality tv shows I've experienced as a kid. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was probably (and still is) my favorite cartoon series growing up as a child. The whole aspect of Mutant Turtles with Ninja-like skills beating up bad the bad guys sent me over the edge in excitement. I would annoy my parents by asking them to purchase anything Ninja Turtle related, and you could only imagine what I wanted to be for Halloween (*Hint: Turtles in a half shell, Turtle power).


There's also the G.I Joe cartoons I was (and still am) a huge fan of. It might look cheesy to today's standards, though if action and mayhem is your thing, you'll find yourself admiring what the series has to offer.





Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

G.I Joe

It wasn't my idea of fun running through math problems and book reports

Though "to the victor belongs the spoils," and boy did I ever spoil myself with the abundance of quality tv shows I've experienced as a kid.

Into a different era

Realistically though, cartoons currently - aren't that different from yesteryear. They fundamentally retain the same cartoon logic that made the old school ones quite popular(Zany, obscene, Loony). With the likes of Sponge Bob Square pants and Steven Universe, the majority of people seems to enjoy them more over the classics. Keep in mind that Simpsons is still as popular as ever (with a minor dip in ratings), though that could possibly be accredited to Matt Groening and the wonderful staff that keeps that series going on for so long.


Reminiscing about the eighties brings me back to a time where Disney was apart of the Saturday cartoon lineup. With amazing shows like, Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers, Tail Spin, DuckTales and Darkwing Duck, it's no wonder why toons of this day and age, lack the certain appeal that I once clamored for. It isn't all bad and I'm thankful for that, though the eighties were a golden treasure trove of animation, and I not certain will ever get it back.


My top 3

Darkwing Duck
Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers
Tale Spin
1991–1992
1988–1990
1990–1991
Top three Disney shows back in the day.

Darkwing Duck, Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin

Reminiscing about the eighties brings me back to a time where Disney was apart of the Saturday cartoon lineup

With amazing shows like, Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers, Tail Spin, DuckTales and Darkwing Duck, it's no wonder why toons of this day and age, lack the certain appeal that I once clamored for.

Keeping it real

I'd love to know everyone's opinion on the subject. Did you believe the eighties was the golden era for cartoons or has it already been eclipsed by what we all know now? Please let me know.

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