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Why Kids and Adults Love to Watch Cartoons

Updated on September 26, 2012

Why Cartoons are Both Loved and Watched by Kids and Some Adults...

As we travel back in time for sure we are going to reminisce the past and perhaps miss our childhood days. These were the very days where our imagination is so vivid, vibrant and dynamic. Imagining and dreaming seemed to be whipped up with less effort. Things seem as easy as we cruise through life with one thing in mind, that is, to enjoy.

Although we allot most of our time with anything related school we still find ways to have some fun such as playing, drawing and doing all sorts of things which kids normally does. Fun never ends and it is a pity if one doesn’t enjoy his childhood days since playing is vital in developing our psychomotor and our socialization skills.

And of all the activities kids really enjoy is watching TV specifically cartoons. I wonder why kids love these stuffs so much as they are glued to their seat as they watch their favorite cartoon with so much interest and eagerness. You can also see them very quiet as if they are stunned. There could’ve been some sort of magic on these craps.

But these days the young ones are not only the big fan of cartoons since there are many grownups now that are fond of them as well. The so-called young at heart abound and in fact my colleagues and dean in the school I work for are fond of these as well specially the Naruto. And I must admit I am a big fan of cartoons as well. Naruto is perhaps one of the biggest draw here in the Philippines which I like too. But in terms of anime I pick the Hunter x Hunter over the rest. This anime is loaded with characters with awesome abilities and powers specially Gon, Kurapecka and Killua.

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Base on my observation the reasons why cartoons specifically the anime genre are loved by young guns and the young at heart are the following:

(Kids) The looks of the cartoon character may seem like they could not even kill a fly. They look so gullible although they can possess super powers to overcome foes and villains at the end.

(Kids) The colors, movements, voices in various cartoons are designed to capture the interest and attention of the children. The cartoon characters with their well-made costumes also adds luster to cartoons.

(Kids) Most children tend to love, memorize and sing the songs of the cartoons they love the most. The songs and sound effects played in cartoons is a sort of great complement to the things that are taking place.

(Kids and even the adults) The super duper powers the characters possessed can be a big draw especially for those children that go to school already and the young at heart. Cartoons filled with enormous energy and powers includes the X-Men, Justice League, Naruto, Hunter X Hunter and Blade to name a few.

(Kids) The good guys winning over the bad guys can give delight to a young kid’s heart.

(Kids and adults) Variety also plays a key role in making cartoons fun to watch. Some characters may have powers which are distinct from others. The characters also have their own signature moves, styles and finishing blows (just like Voltes V in the late 1970s to early 1980s, while it inflict a V shaped cut on his opponent as a coup d grace. Additionally the characters have their own distinctive attitudes, modes, temperament and the like so that the viewers can relate with them. This is one of the reasons why some kids have their own cartoon character favorites aside from of course the powers that their heroes might have.

(Kids and adults) The storyline is the biggest contributing factor why adults love animated shows. The twists whipped up on the story also makes the cartoons sort of addictive and at the same time very interesting.

(Kids and adults) Futuristic milieu and things that are never seen before can spur lots of viewership just like Transformers, Astroboy, Doraemon, X-Men, Justice League and the like.

(Kids and adults) Exciting scenes coupled with lots of advertisements will certainly bring more interests on the succeeding part of the cartoon shows.

(Kids and adults) Funny cartoons are certainly a hit for all kinds of viewers like those Walt Disney inspired cartoons and of course the Tom and Jerry stuffs.

(Kids and adults) Watching cartoons can give anyone a way to unwind and relax.

That's it for now , so glad you dropped by to read this write-up. Did I cover all the bases? If you say maybe not, you might be a big help to me. Feel free to give more suggestions then I will use them as supplements here.

Enjoy watching cartoons everyone.

My seventh entry to the wild and exciting WritingContest and an entry into the cool HubMob Weekly.


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      wilski 5 years ago

      good and helpful for my hw

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      Gener and Emily Geminiano 6 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant

      That is indeed very true thanks for dropping by...

    • emilgen2011 profile image

      Gener and Emily Geminiano 6 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant

      That is indeed very true thanks for dropping by...

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      L.L. Woodard 6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Interesting to read your perspectives on why cartoons are so popular with kids and adults. In my experience, more adult men than adult women seem to watch cartoons with any regularity; have you found that to be true?

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      Gener and Emily Geminiano 6 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant

      Thanks a lot Simone for dropping by...

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hurrah! Cartoons FTW!!! Voted up :D