History DorkAge / WesternAnimation

23rd Mar '17 9:32:00 PM KoopaKid17
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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show. It finally ended with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Generation 4]] and the rise of [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]].

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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the [[BrokenBase divisive]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show. It finally ended with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Generation 4]] and the rise of [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]].
5th Feb '17 5:45:24 PM HarpieSiren
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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], and it's not a costume trying to invoke a certain setting or role, you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent.
** Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.

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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], and it's not a costume trying to invoke a certain setting or role, you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent.
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parent. Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.
5th Feb '17 5:43:49 PM HarpieSiren
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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent. Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.

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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], and it's not a costume trying to invoke a certain setting or role, you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent. parent.
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Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.
11th Jan '17 3:32:39 AM Vir
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** ''Omniverse'': Due to its DenserAndWackier tone, redesign, Gwen and Kevin [[DemotedToExtra demoted to recurring characters]], a VoodooShark plot twist that [[spoiler:Manny, Helen and Alan are humans who were genetically enhanced with alien powers than being human-alien hybrids]], the ArcFatigue of the Incurseans story arc, attempting to [[RevisitingTheRoots be more like the original series]], Ben being a Superboy-Prime type person when he [[spoiler:[[ReplacementGoldfish recreates the entire universe after it was destroyed, implying that everyone from the previous series is dead and that everyone is just an identical copy]]]], a major PlotHole in which [[spoiler:after Ben kills Malware in the past when the latter kills Feedback, which leads to him unable to rescan Feedback's species in the present as it contradicted that his original Omnitrix was destroyed at the end of ''Alien Force'', therefore such a problem would not exist with the newer model]], breaking up Ben and Julie, with Ben ultimately ending up with Kai, several cases of {{Flanderisation}} and the SeasonalRot after the second story arc that the show didn't recover as the later six story arcs was not well-received by fans.

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** ''Omniverse'': Due to its DenserAndWackier tone, redesign, Gwen and Kevin [[DemotedToExtra demoted to recurring characters]], a VoodooShark plot twist that [[spoiler:Manny, Helen and Alan are humans who were genetically enhanced with alien powers than being human-alien hybrids]], the ArcFatigue of the Incurseans story arc, attempting to [[RevisitingTheRoots be more like the original series]], Ben being a Superboy-Prime type person when he [[spoiler:[[ReplacementGoldfish recreates the entire universe after it was destroyed, implying that everyone from the previous series is dead and that everyone is just an identical copy]]]], a major PlotHole in which [[spoiler:after Ben kills Malware in the past when the latter kills Feedback, which leads to him unable to rescan Feedback's species in the present as it contradicted that his original Omnitrix was destroyed at the end of ''Alien Force'', therefore such a problem would not exist with the newer model]], breaking up Ben and Julie, with Ben ultimately ending up with Kai, several cases of {{Flanderisation}} {{Flanderization}} and the SeasonalRot after the second story arc that the show didn't recover as the later six story arcs was not well-received by fans.
11th Jan '17 3:32:11 AM Vir
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** And then, there was ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' in which the descendants of the Looney Tunes characters are Animesque superheroes in the far-future akin to ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' though with a less clear direction on what they were doing given the radical {{Tone Shift}}s from previous incarnations of the Looney Tunes franchise.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow via Creator/HannaBarbera's television studio in TheSeventies. In other words, whenever Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera didn't directly make them. Basically, if you see Jerry wearing a red bowtie... run, just run.

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** And then, there was ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'', in which the descendants of the Looney Tunes ''Looney Tunes'' characters are Animesque {{Animesque}} superheroes in the far-future akin to ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', though with a less clear direction on what they were doing doing, given the radical {{Tone Shift}}s from previous incarnations of the Looney Tunes ''Looney Tunes'' franchise.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow ''WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow'' via Creator/HannaBarbera's television studio in TheSeventies. In other words, whenever Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera didn't directly make them. Basically, if you see Jerry wearing a red bowtie... run, just run.
26th Dec '16 5:58:34 PM PaulA
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* The 1996 ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1996}}'' animated series, in which Ming was ''green'' and Flash and Dale rode ''hoverboards''. Then there's the second season of the [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon 1979 Filmation series]], also known as ''The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon''. The first season is frequently considered to be both the best screen version of the character and the best Filmation cartoon. The second season gave us [[TheScrappy Gremlin the Dragon]].

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* The 1996 ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1996}}'' animated series, in which Ming was ''green'' and Flash and Dale rode ''hoverboards''. Then there's the ''hoverboards''.
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second season of the [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon 1979 Filmation series]], Creator/{{Filmation}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'' animated series, also known as ''The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon''. The first season is frequently considered to be both the best screen version of the character and the best Filmation cartoon. The second season gave us [[TheScrappy Gremlin the Dragon]].
7th Dec '16 12:40:37 PM MagnusForce
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* [[AmericansHateTingle American cartoon fans]] almost universally agree that Canadian cartoons are in a Dork Age that doesn't look to be ending anytime soon. Here's why – Canadian Law[[note]] (television channels ''must'' devote a minimum of hours each day to showing "Canadian" content; [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics the government]] did this to keep its people from being media-swamped by their much larger southern neighbour… and to ensure Canadian creative types would always have work)[[/note]] forces them to be constantly churned out. This leads to many cartoons with low animation quality (due to lazy usage of UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash) and/or lacking entertainment value. While there are some Canadian cartoons that have received praise from Americans, most of them went through drops in quality, have noticeable hatedoms, or are simply incredibly obscure. It's very telling when infamous shows like ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' and ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' are the most well-known Canadian cartoons. American cartoon channels, particularly Creator/CartoonNetwork, have been exporting the subsequent Canadian cartoons and are using them as {{filler}} programming due to their cheapness, so they could even be contributing to a possible ''Second'' Dark Age Of Animation in the States. At least the Canadian ''voice acting'' is still well regarded.
7th Dec '16 8:47:23 AM AlternativeCola
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* Any sequel to ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultumate Alien]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''[[/note]] can be considered as either a Dork Age, a ContestedSequel or suffering from {{Sequelitis}} by fans (but not ''all'' fans):

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* Any sequel to ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultumate Ultimate Alien]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''[[/note]] can be considered as either a Dork Age, a ContestedSequel or suffering from {{Sequelitis}} by fans (but not ''all'' fans):
7th Dec '16 8:46:14 AM AlternativeCola
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* Any sequel to ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ulitmate Alien]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''[[/note]] can be considered as either a Dork Age, a ContestedSequel or suffering from {{Sequelitis}} by fans (but not ''all'' fans):

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* Any sequel to ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ulitmate Ultumate Alien]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''[[/note]] can be considered as either a Dork Age, a ContestedSequel or suffering from {{Sequelitis}} by fans (but not ''all'' fans):
6th Dec '16 5:20:45 PM SenorCornholio
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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show.

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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show. It finally ended with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Generation 4]] and the rise of [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]].
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