Thread: Kids' movies or shows that turned out to have bigger picture / adult themes in them?

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    I don't mean adult themes as in nudity or sexual themes, I mean on the surface it's just a goofy, funny kids show or movie, but if you are an adult (or once you grew up and watched it again) there are a lot bigger issues in it...
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      Rugrats featured situations based on prison, the justice system, and withdrawal.
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        Rocko's Modern Life is a perfect example.
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          Garfield and Friends poked quite a bit of fun at TV networks. I guess to a kid that wouldn't really be that funny because they wouldn't realy get it.
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            Who Framed Roger Rabbit! =P
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              Pinnochio. I didn't realize what exactly was happening once those boys turned into donkeys. I thought it was kind of funny. Now when I watch it as an adult i'm like wait a minute..because these YOUNG boys went out and were lured into mischief by someone evil, because they made a few small mistakes and didn't listen to their conscience, they are turned into donkeys..and sold into slavery. The scariest part..what happens to the one's that can still talk? My guess is they were killed so they couldn't talk and let someone know that they had once been a child.

              As a parent that is freakin horrifying LOL
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                In the first episode of The Dreamstone, Zordrak throws an Urpney to the Frazznats as punishment. Zordrak also yells 'Then Die' to Rufus and Amberley in The Dreamstone Part 2: Into Viltheed (which was originally aired as the full length pilot), however they didn't get killed, though in the same episode it seemed Pildit had died in a landslide caused by Zordrak, but he survived. The series toned down the hint of death more and more during the course of the series.
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                  Freakazoid! as far as adult-level humor.

                  Bucky O'Hair dealt with war and government.

                  In the UK the show Treacle People has a ton of adult-level humor (very funny. especially if you know a bit about the culture over there.

                  Captain Simian and the Space monkeys was another

                  Sam & Max (love the show)

                  But, there have been a lot of shows that have delved in subject that should have never been in a show for kids.

                  David the Gnome and Little Bear had a lot of Wiccan/Pagan influence. (just an observation not trying to start a war)

                  Animainiacs and Tiny Toons dealt with hell and issues of bible stories.
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                    Arthur and the Looney Tunes cartoons.
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                      The movies of Pixar have all dealt with mature issues. Love, loss, death, hope, the world in front of us and worlds beyond...As you grow older, you latch onto these things more. This is why I'll gladly watch a Pixar movie at any time.
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                        The movies of Pixar have all dealt with mature issues. Love, loss, death, hope, the world in front of us and worlds beyond...As you grow older, you latch onto these things more. This is why I'll gladly watch a Pixar movie at any time.

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                          Shrek
                          Garfield: "My car is so old, that it's insured against theft, flood, fire and dinosaur stampedes!"

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                            Gargoyles. For kids you have a nice little action cartoon but for adults you have countless themes coming from literature Shakespeare being the prime example.
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                              Quote by OX_Bigly


                              Animainiacs and Tiny Toons dealt with hell and issues of bible stories.




                              Tiny Toons also had an episode where Buster, Hamton and Plucky got drunk off of one bottle of beer. They end up becoming winos, stealing a cop car, and driving it off a cliff, killing the three of them.

                              For a kids show, that's a pretty screwed up plot.

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                                when you do think about a lot the kid show in the 90s dealt with may adult themes. For instance I remember a episode of Animaniacs where they go to hell and Saudum Hussein and Satan were partying or something like that.
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                                    the first seasons of Fraggle Rock and Samurai Jack were both very deep and had underlying meanings that just fly over kids heads. but alas, both shows lost that after the first seasons. still, good shows through out their runs though.
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                                      Nick Knatteron. Pretty much every episode had bare titties and sexual innuendos.
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                                        The PPG have a lot I sit back and watch the DVD set with my neices and nephew a lot of adult humor, i 've had a few moment were OMG
                                        “Ooh, see, we’re being hip? Isn’t that strange?”
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                                          I think Bobby's World might have had a few innuendos. I just watched an episode On Demand called Cupid and there's a part in there in which Capt. Squash says to Bobby "Watch out for her tentacles" and Bobby replies "I thought only boys have tentacles". My jaw dropped to the ground when I heard that XD of course my 9yo niece whom was watching the show with me I assume has no idea what he meant.
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