History SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism / WesternAnimation

24th Feb '17 5:22:07 AM DecafGrub47393
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is possibly ''the'' most idealistic cartoon of the century. The writers adhere to the rule of "no evil characters", meaning that the show's biggest recurring villain is the resident ButtMonkey/partial [[TheWoobie Woobie]] whose biggest wishes are to rule the tri-state area and [[PapaWolf be a good father]], and the worst one, a DrillSergeantNasty who pretty much brainwashed the main characters was [[spoiler: just a dream]]. However, this comes off as clear proof of [[TropesAreNotBad Idealism is not Bland]], because this is where it gets all its charm.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is possibly ''the'' most idealistic cartoon of the century.decade. The writers adhere to the rule of "no evil characters", meaning that the show's biggest recurring villain is the resident ButtMonkey/partial [[TheWoobie Woobie]] whose biggest wishes are to rule the tri-state area and [[PapaWolf be a good father]], and the worst one, a DrillSergeantNasty who pretty much brainwashed the main characters was [[spoiler: just a dream]]. However, this comes off as clear proof of [[TropesAreNotBad Idealism is not Bland]], because this is where it gets all its charm.
26th Jan '17 8:09:14 PM jedidarrick
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel[=/=]Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel[=/=]Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show borrows from GothicHorror and is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.
25th Nov '16 10:29:32 PM AceBrace
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* Even before the massive CerebusSyndrome, ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is pretty firmly planted on the cynical side, playing both [[PlayedForLaughs playing for laughs]] and [[PlayedForDrama for drama]] the StepfordSuburbia of Moralton and the [[InVinoVeritas dysfunctional]] [[HappyMarriageCharade and]] [[BreakTheCutie depressing]] lives of its residents. Despite this, the show keeps a few [[HopeSpot hope spots]] [[spoiler: most notably in the episodes "Dumb" and "Closeface," as well as the [[EarnYourHappyEnding ending]]]].

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* Even before the massive CerebusSyndrome, ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is pretty firmly planted on the cynical side, playing both [[PlayedForLaughs playing for laughs]] and [[PlayedForDrama for drama]] the StepfordSuburbia of Moralton and the [[InVinoVeritas dysfunctional]] [[HappyMarriageCharade and]] [[BreakTheCutie depressing]] lives of its residents. Despite this, the show keeps a few [[HopeSpot hope spots]] [[spoiler: most notably in the episodes "Dumb" and "Closeface," as well as the [[EarnYourHappyEnding ending]]]].
25th Nov '16 10:25:07 PM AceBrace
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* Even before the massive CerebusSyndrome, ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is pretty firmly planted on the cynical side, playing both [[PlayedForLaughs playing for laughs]] and [[PlayedForDrama for drama]] the StepfordSuburbia of Moralton and the [[InVinoVeritas dysfunctional]] [[HappyMarriageCharade and]] [[BreakTheCutie depressing]] lives of its residents. Despite this, the show keeps a few [[HopeSpot hope spots]] [[spoiler: most notably in the episodes "Dumb" and "Closeface," as well as the [[EarnYourHappyEnding ending]]]].
1st Nov '16 12:35:53 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD Creator/DisneyChannel[=/=]Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.
1st Nov '16 12:35:34 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.SeriesFinale.
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29th Sep '16 9:52:38 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'': Being a kid's EdutainmentShow in which the main teacher takes her students on field trips ForScience despite the possible dangers and the lessons about environmental hazards, it leans heavily on the Idealistic side of the scale.
19th Sep '16 10:30:43 PM N1KF
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship in the SeriesFinale.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on Creator/DisneyChannel / Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship relationship]] in the SeriesFinale.]]
29th Aug '16 4:45:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on DisneyChannel / DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship in the SeriesFinale.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel / DisneyXD Creator/DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from the harshness of reality (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship in the SeriesFinale.]]
11th Aug '16 9:01:08 PM jedidarrick
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on DisneyChannel / DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from how hard reality can be (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to how idealistic this show can be. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship in the SeriesFinale.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is DarkerAndEdgier than anything else on DisneyChannel / DisneyXD , but usually leans towards the idealistic side of the scale. Yes, the show is not afraid to shy away from how hard the harshness of reality can be (especially when it comes to growing up), but the show teaches that good things can come out of bad moments. Dipper and Mabel face challenges, but their strong relationship is a testament to how idealistic this show can be.the show's idealism. [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan and Great-Uncle Ford even manage to patch up their broken relationship in the SeriesFinale.]]
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