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Do kids still like older cartoons?:

Something for people who grew up in the 80s- when you show your kids cartoons that you grew up with, namely those made during the mid-to-late 80s, do they still enjoy them just as much as they enjoy today's cartoons? I think that cartoons made during that time period had more heart and soul put into their writing, with more depth and with more relatable characters, and I want to make something that has that kind of appeal (you know, the same kind of appeal that Peanuts or The Muppets have), but I want to make sure that something with that kind of writing style would still be competitive compared to today's faster-paced cartoons.

edited 24th May '11 1:25:52 PM by Dane

 2 annebeeche, Tue, 24th May '11 2:02:41 PM from by the long tidal river
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I grew up with the music my dad grew up with and I still like it today, so I assume the same principle applies to cartoons.

Anyway, some cartoons like Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry have been around for a long while, and kids today are still in love with Bugs and Tazz and the rest. So have the older Disney films like Snow White and Alice in Wonderland.

edited 24th May '11 2:04:11 PM by annebeeche

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As I kid, I loved cartoons and barely cared about when they were made. A lot of my favorite cartoons I remember growing up with were made long before I was born. I still like some of the newer stuff, as I said, when they were made didn't matter to me.

However, my younger siblings are the exact opposite. They react to older cartoons with disgust, saying that they can't be good because they are old. They love new cartoons, and I can't even get them to watch the old stuff.

I really don't know if there's a definite answer to your question. I think it's really an individual choice thing.

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Honestly, I think it just depends on what they're exposed to and what kind of channels they get on TV. Nostalgia Filter is funny like that, hence the way just about everybody is quick to declare whatever cartoons/shows they grew up with the "superior" ones. If they grow up with something that allows them to watch older cartoons, then they'll probably come to like them.
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 5 Oh So Into Cats, Tue, 24th May '11 3:19:09 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I grew up in the 90s, so I can't exactly say about 80s cartoons, but I would say it varies. I watch Recess and it's still good, I still love Invader Zim and I find Courage the Cowardly Dog and find it more terrifying than I did when I was a kid. Then again when I watch the old Hanna Barbera cartoons, like the Flinstones and whatnot, I don't like them at all.
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As a kid I disliked cartoons, I don't want to sound arrogant or anything like that but I didn't found anything funny about a cat/coyote/hunter endlessly chasing a mouse/roadrunner/bunny.

And the only reason they're still aired today is because tv stations think they are good and air them at prime time so there's nothing else to watch.

As a reference, I used to like cartoons because of anime... then anime became repetitive and I barely watch it any more, and will take one more avatar: the last airbender than a hundred hanna-barnera cartoons anyday.

As for the question, my cousins talk mostly about avatar, death note, naruto and other modern cartoons/anime, but they barely (if even) mention the old ones, so from my perspective, no they don't.
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 7 Mr AHR, Tue, 24th May '11 3:27:27 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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Styles change. This means it's usually pretty easy to notice "old" things, and the fact that budgets and abilities were worse in the day do NOT help.

I know that I tend to be put off by older animé and what else have you, and I used to HATE any western show that I thought had too "light-colored" quality, without even watching it (Whatever Happened to Robot Jones, Rocko's Modern Life, Cow and Chicken) so it's not too far of a stretch to think that people who are younger and even more immature than me would be far more judgmental.

edited 24th May '11 3:28:57 PM by MrAHR

 8 Oh So Into Cats, Tue, 24th May '11 3:27:46 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Also there's this thing like old nickelodeon cartoons tended to have a lot of grown-up bonus material. If you watch Rocco's Modern Life as an adult it looks a little different. Still funny, but different.
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 9 Wolf 1066, Wed, 25th May '11 4:48:51 AM from New Zealand Relationship Status: In my bunk
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My kids (ages 3 to 9) all love Yogi Bear, Pink Panther, Roadrunner, old Loony Tunes shows, Scooby Doo, Where are you? and such. I've got quite a few of the oldies on DVD and they get a lot of use. And they watch them over and over to the point they know pretty much every episode off by heart but they still piss themselves laughing even though they can tell you exactly what's going to happen next.

Never mind the 80s, my kids are still enjoying the 40s (yep, some of my Bugs Bunny cartoons have a WWII flavour), 50s, 60s and 70s.

edited 25th May '11 4:50:33 AM by Wolf1066

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