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Cartoons Then vs Now

Updated on May 27, 2019
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I've written, contributed to several books on film, and worked in the film industry. I like to share the insights of the movie business.

The cartoons allowed me to forget about all the troubles and hardship my family endured. It allowed me to escape and think about how I could make the world a better place for my family if only I, too, could be a superhero.

Why Cartoons Are Good for You

Growing up in a family with a single mom and two siblings offered me the opportunity to be glued to the television every Saturday morning and watch cartoons.

The cartoons allowed me to forget about all the troubles and hardship we endured. It allowed me to escape and think about how I could make the world a better place for my family if only I, too, could be a superhero.

The superhero cartoons were the best at inspiring me because they encapsulated the idea of confronting your problems and solving them. To this day, I follow that concept. I get a kick out of tackling problems and throwing them in jail as I head back to my office. This day an age, I sometimes have to be a superhero.

Cartoons to Watch

By watching cartoons on Saturday mornings gave my mother time to herself. They entertained all three of us -- me, my brother and sister while my mother cherished her Saturday ritual of pampering herself and preparing for the next week to come. She worked hard and deserved all the luxury she could muster in those brief morning rituals.

Not that my home was dysfunctional. I wanted my mother to be happy since she worked so hard raising three kids on her own. I think, most of the time she was happy, but she had so much to do for us. She was my superhero.

I don't know when cartoons became popular. They appeared on the television each Saturday morning. They were my favorite because I was mesmerized by Bugs Bunny, The Road Runner, Batman, Daffy the Duck, and Superman.


Batman for Kids

Cartoons history teaches kids the opportunity to watch these comic book characters come alive. Dark Knight allies with Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on a bunch of evildoers.

Kids watch the annoying hoodlums running as mad and crazy scientists. They see the no good, off the wall, intergalactic crooks, from world power, crazed dictators to skidding teenagers.

Similar to what I learned while watching the cartoons, they learn that one takes responsibility for others by helping them confront their problems.

Treasures

I was satisfied watching cartoons every Saturday. If I felt unsatisfied, I kept watching, until Bugs Bunny or the Road Runner saved me. Based on my childhood memories of watching morning cartoons, I checked out these "old" treasures through Warner Bros. archives such as Looney Tunes. I can still get my hands on another set of Saturday morning cartoons at Amazon Prime.

A cartoons hero is the only way to capture the good old days of cartoons. The darker ones are more of escapism with a lesson in how not to behave compared to the silly Bugs Bunny and goofy Road Runner.

What Do You Think

Would you encourage your kids to watch old cartoons?

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Some of Warner Bros.cartoons are very dark, but it is the only way to capture the good old days of cartoons. The dark ones are more of escapism and entertainment compared to the silly Bugs Bunny and goofy Road Runner.

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Cartoons vs Comics

Perhaps, you were one of the millions of kids watching cartoons of the 60s and remember the Saturday mornings with Batman, superheroes, or Looney Tunes.

You necessitate the need to share them with your kids. Not only because they are pure entertainment, but they are super safe to watch compared to some of the television programs today.

You set an example of telling your friends that your kids watch old cartoons. Hooking up with the superheroes on Saturday mornings, watching the popular and well-liked comics is not just a pastime -- it is a passion and escapism.

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Cartoons YouTube

Watching episode after episode of each series, I know you will laugh yourself silly, but make sure you share them with your kids. You might even discover some cartoons you haven't seen before like Batman Animated Series Volume One.

YouTube offers tons of these cartoons, so grab your device, put on your headphones, and start the entertainment.

Batman in Action

Amazon Prime

What is cool is Amazon Prime offers endless chances to view the good old cartoons. If you are a Prime member, there is no charge except for your membership with Prime. The cartoons are not that long, so your kids are not wasting their whole Saturday morning, like I did, watching the classics. Be warned. The cartoons are addicting because they are endless but so much fun to watch.

These cartoons are not cheesy either. They are just as suspenseful as the movies with the dark characters and foreboding soundtrack. The funny cartoons are funnier than the movies with slapstick humor that is safe for kids to watch.

© 2011 Kenna McHugh

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    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      8 years ago from Northern California

      Boom, Adam West was so cool; I agree.

    • Boomuk profile image

      Boom 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Although the cartoon is fun, you can't be the original live-action show. Adam West will always be the best Batman! ;)

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