Kids' Show Audience Age Disparity
The protagonists of a children\\\'s show are a little older than the target audience.


(permanent link) added: 2011-09-13 18:08:14 sponsor: Pea edited by: miru (last reply: 2013-03-02 21:04:38)

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Whereas adults fantasize about being young twenty-somethings, children and teenagers are always anxious to see the expanded world of freedom that seems to await them just a few years down the road. Media for youngsters takes advantage of this idea by aiming stories at consumers a few years younger than their protagonists. Television shows about high school attract 11 and 12 year olds, and commercials for products meant for 3rd graders show how much fun a preteen can have with it. Think of the difference in age between the character Hannah Montana and the average Hannah Montana fan.

This is less about wanting to be an *adult* than it is wanting to be a somewhat older minor.

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