Are Cartoons Just for Kids?

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  1. leroy64 profile image62
    leroy64posted 12 years ago

    Does anyone watch cartoons even though you are way too old for the assumed target audience?

    1. profile image0
      Phoebe Pikeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I watch them because I enjoy them. There is nothing wrong with a little leisurely entertainment like Tweety.

      1. leroy64 profile image62
        leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Loony Toones are fantastic.

    2. sarovai profile image73
      sarovaiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Really entertaining one for all age groups. I like cartoons.

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      mts1098posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      there are some cartoons I could watch all day...speed racer...bugs bunny...coyote and road runner just to name a few

    4. jennzie profile image71
      jennzieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No way, I am 23 and I still watch Spongebob Squarepants!

  2. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    I love cartoons. I don't enjoy the Simpsons or Family guy, but I get a kick out of ones like the Animaniacs and Sponge Bob. And we rent any animated movie that comes out. I like any form of entertainment that is light hearted.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have not seen Animaniacs in years.  They drew a lot from the Marx Brothers didn;t they?

  3. KBEvolve profile image67
    KBEvolveposted 12 years ago

    You're never too old to watch cartoons. Quality is quality no matter the medium. So the only criteria should if the show is good or not.

  4. Oscortega profile image61
    Oscortegaposted 12 years ago

    I agree.  You're never too old for cartoons.  When I was a kid, my father would watch cartoons with us.  I would also like to ad the cartoons today are nothing like what they used to be.

    1. KBEvolve profile image67
      KBEvolveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it does seem like there has been a definite drop in quality overall.

      1. leroy64 profile image62
        leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        What about "Phineas and Ferb"  it is Disney and definitely kid oriented.  It is fun to watch for some reason.

  5. QuestionMaster profile image79
    QuestionMasterposted 12 years ago

    Yes. That's why my husband and toddler watch them while I write. smile

  6. TheMagician profile image87
    TheMagicianposted 12 years ago

    Oh man. Courage the Cowardly Dog and Animaniacs is what I LIVE for.
    Then again, does it count if I'm 18? smile

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      18 is old enough to sign contracts and join a branch of the Armed Forces, so yes it counts.

  7. Oscortega profile image61
    Oscortegaposted 12 years ago

    Courage is the greatest.  And I'm 46 smile

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am not convinced that Courage was written for kids.     I am 48.

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    katinafergusonposted 12 years ago

    Yes! I have my own set of DVD's as well.

    But cartoons were not originally intended for children. smile Think of the Flintstones...they were essentially a cartoon version of The Honeymooners.  Adult swim (on Cartoon network) is also not for kids lol. Animation (2D or 3D) is just a another medium with which one can tell a story.

    .....small confession though, I still watch the kiddie stuff too. haha.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Adult Swim is most definitely not for children.  It is fun to watch.

  9. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    The old Bugs Bunny cartoons were often on two levels - one for kids and one for adults. Many were even accompanied by classical music. Remember the one where Bugs was shaving Elmer Fudd's head and "The Barber of Seville" was playing in the background? Or how 'bout the one where Elmer was singing "Kill the Wabbit" to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I heard somewhere that Bugs Bunny cartoons started as filler for the time between movie reels.  I wonder if I am remembering correctly.  I guess I need to look it up now.  I always liked the Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

  10. WD Curry 111 profile image58
    WD Curry 111posted 12 years ago

    Are Cartoons just for kids? You tell me. … -Animation

  11. brandasaur profile image61
    brandasaurposted 12 years ago

    There are cartoons that are for adults also. smile

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Metalocalypse.  The Venture Brothers.  Bebop Cowboy ( My favorite)

  12. mattyfaz profile image61
    mattyfazposted 12 years ago

    No way, a lot of cartoons make references to current world issues or events that kids wouldn't even understand. Take the cartoon Family Guy for example, always referencing real life events and a lot of kids wouldn't understand the jokes.

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      Phoebe Pikeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really count Family Guy as a cartoon as much as an animated series... mostly because of the content. I think cartoons are supposed to be more whimsical and joyful while Family Guy is more like adult humor without with softer side that other cartoons have.

  13. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    Cartoons could never be just for kids... I love Phineas and Ferb, and The Fairly OddParents were great.  Honkey Smoke, I wish they'd bring back Rocky and Bullwinkle!

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Rocky and Bullwinkle!  Boris and Natashia!  Yes, bring them back.

  14. Eranofu profile image64
    Eranofuposted 12 years ago

    Cartoons are just a form of art. There are also adult cartoons (hentai, for example) and cartoons with too complicated context for kids to understand. The best cartoons though are appealing to most people. It really takes skill to write and draw to attract wide audience.

  15. skyfire profile image78
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    Hentai (not for kids)
    Sci-fi animes (not for kids)
    Psychological (not for kids)
    Crime and Violent animes (not for kids)
    Horror, Thriller and Gory animes (not for kids)

    ....there are many animes which are made for adults. It's just that some conservative folks wants to categorize cartoons for kids to get some superiority feeling for what they watch on TV.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am not convinced that all conservative folk want to do that.  I have had liberal friends just as upset over adult swim as conservative friends.  Those labels are too broad to use on cartoon fans anymore.  Just my opinion.

      1. skyfire profile image78
        skyfireposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry, my point was "conservative" in opinion, not political but towards entertainment.

  16. ikechiawazie profile image60
    ikechiawazieposted 12 years ago

    I love cartoons like superman, tom and jerry, green lantern, thorn. I also like watching cartoon series and i have watched some like death note, Naruto and i am presently watching fairytail and bleach

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I found Death Note fascinating, if I am thinking of the correct series.  Naruto and Fairytail I am not familiar with.  I do not understand Bleach; but, I still have fun watching that cartoon, when I can.

  17. RANDOMTHTS4ALL profile image61
    RANDOMTHTS4ALLposted 12 years ago

    Cartoons are awesome! They are a great way to stay young at heart and spend a little time giggling with your kids. However, some of the newer cartoons appear to not be very appropriate and somewhat ridiculous.  For example: Almost naked animals and The adventures of gumball.I like watching the older ones; Pink Panther, Looney Toons, Scooby Doo. My kids like them too. I also like Courage the Cowardly dog and Fosters home for imaginary friends. I am currently watching Tom and Jerry with my step daughter.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, does everyone agree that Tom and Jerry will never go out of style?

  18. manlypoetryman profile image82
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    I'd like to think that we are all kids at heart...if we were to look back at how we originally saw the world...even how we saw cartoons! But then...I would love to drive the Mach 5 of Speed Racer fame, too. So maybe...I shouldn't interject my thoughts on to this thread...too much lol

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Speed Racer was one of those cartoons I would not miss as a kid.  When I found a channel with reruns showing, I regretted watching it again.  No one moved in that cartoon.  I like my memories better.  I guess you are correct.

  19. Senoritaa profile image82
    Senoritaaposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I still watch Tom and Jerry!

  20. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 12 years ago

    I love cartoons.  When my kids were small, I used to watch cartoons with them and my favourite was "Pinky and the Brain." It was hilarious!  We used to sing Pinky and the Brain all the time...

    Pinky and the Brain
    Pinky and the Brain
    One is a genius
    the other's insane...

    Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
    Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!

    I always thought this cartoon was about me and my late husband... he was the genius... guess which one I was? lol

    I love the new cartoon movies.  They are spectacular! I just borrowed Wall.E from the library.  My kids said they were not interested.  Well, I am. smile

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Brain may have been smart; but, Pinky had much more fun.  They were great together.   I think Wall E was great; but, I seem to remember more adult single people liking it than families.

  21. Tom_Radford profile image60
    Tom_Radfordposted 12 years ago

    Hell no! i recently got hold of a load of Tom and Jerry cartoons, i laughed as much as i did as a kid. Cartoons often have many hidden gags for all ages, and everybody loves slapstick!

  22. flashmakeit profile image59
    flashmakeitposted 12 years ago

    I like cartoons and I would love to see Arthurs Christmas
    Adult cartoons are some what interesting
    bloody movies upset my sleep

  23. Alecia Murphy profile image71
    Alecia Murphyposted 12 years ago

    Rosie, I love Pinky and the Brain. For a time I was convinced I was Brain as a kid. And I don't think cartoons are for kids, they are universally enjoyable and is one of the few things you can watch as a family nowadays. So no, I don't think I'll ever be too old to see my buddy Bugs light up the screen.

  24. lzlpio90 profile image69
    lzlpio90posted 12 years ago

    No, i think its not only for kids but for everyone who appreciates and enjoys cartoons... And, i, myself, enjoys it so much...

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    danj1400posted 12 years ago

    Oh…yes yes…I do….Cartoon never let you feel your age. And you know what, it would be more fun if you watch cartoon with your kids.

    Speed Racer Cartoon

  26. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 12 years ago

    I'm old school, I grew up watching Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, and other classic toons. I have two kids (9 and 5) and they enjoy NickToons stuff like SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, etc. -- I can take them in small doses (sometimes Fairly Oddparents is actually somewhat clever) but I prefer the golden oldies.

  27. YadiraE profile image75
    YadiraEposted 12 years ago

    I'm proud to say that I watch cartoons. MY favorites have to be Disney's Phineas and Ferb and of course Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sucessor The Legend of Korra. Cartoons rock!!!

  28. poojariffre profile image61
    poojariffreposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I have been watching cartoons since childhood. They are of great fun to me.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Which ones are your favorites?

  29. brimancandy profile image76
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    I would say that the sunday line-up on Fox is certainly not for kids. The Simpsons might be, but the Cleveland show, Family Guy, and American dad are not for kids, and they are darn funny. I also like Bob's Burgers. And, one that should certainly not be watched by kids is South park, or Robot Chicken.

    I grew up on Looney Tunes, and Buggs Bunny. I couldn't spend a Saturday morning without watching it. I also liked Tweety bird, and sylvester the cat. Foghorn Leghorn and Peppi Le Pu always made me laugh. Along with the road runner. I also grew up on the Flintsones and Scoobie Doo.

    Does anyone remember when they started saying that Looney Tunes was too violent for kids, and then they came out with the Thundercats, which were some kind of half man/half cat who went around beating the crap out of bad guys. Yet, they didn't seem to think that was violent? Followed by more super hero-like shows that tried to follow it?

    These days, almost every kids cartoon is centered around a video game. Or, there is some toy associated with it. Spongebob is probably the most innocent. But, those people also created Ren and Stimpy, which was not innocent at all!
    The cool thing is, there are so many cartoons out there today, that I don't think it would be possible to sit down and watch all of them.

    My favorite is Family Guy. It's just too funny. Love American Dad too.

    1. leroy64 profile image62
      leroy64posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I remember Peppi le Pu.  He was great.  Fog Horn Leg Horn was mixed in their too.  I never understood why they (parents? teachers?) thought Loony Toons was too violent for kids.  After all, I was part of the dodge ball generation and I knew that cartoons were not real.


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