Thread: Do We Just Get Too Old to Connect With New Cartoons?

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    • 10 years 11 days ago
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    Quote by DirtyD1979
    The thing is we aren't the market for Nickelodeon anymore the current generation of kids is. Nickelodeon has always been a kids network. Sure they might have threw in a little Parental Bonus in their cartoons but kids pretty much rule the roost on `Nick. And well the stuff we may have found hip and funny back in the day isn't the same as what today's kids find hip or funny.

    Like with TinyToons would somebody born long after the fact find gags about George Bush Sr. and Dan Quayle funny with no real frame of reference to them outside of a history book? It's like trying to read political cartoons from the 1800s. They'd also think Who's Sinead O'Connor and Why is she worthy of being parodied outside of being bald? or What's up with that muscular dog and his goofy accent? Cartoons of the `80s and `90s were a product of the culture of the time. Sure some of the basic elements such as dude gets wanged in the head are still funny but the pop culture stuff would go over the heads of younger viewers just finding it today.

    As for today's cartoons being merchandise driven, Cartoons have been that way for years. Complaining about it now is like closing the barndoor after the horse has already busted out of the pasture and is on it's way to the glue factory.


    Thats sort of my point. When we see drastic changes with Nick yet it keeps achieving high ratings, so Im thinking they are just changing with the times, and must be doing a good job keeping up with the next generation.
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    • 10 years 11 days ago
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    You know, I get really sick and tired about tired about people moaning and bitching about the newest shows on Nick and Cartoon Network. When will they learn that those shows are not meant for us older people?
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    • 10 years 10 days ago
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    It's not that we get too old for the cartoons, it's just my generation (people born from about '75 to about '81 or so) were a lot smarter and didn't go for the cartoons that talked down to us. Little kids aren't stupid. We liked shows that had lots of different levels to them. Sure, on the surface a lot of the shows we watched when we were little were a bunch of flash and just a bunch of noise and color, but if you actually watched them more than just the once, you'd see that a lot of them were trying to say something.
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    • 10 years 10 days ago
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    OK, I was born in 1994 , I looove '70s - 2004 cartoons. 2005 and newer stink soo much

    And no I don't think so.
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    • 10 years 10 days ago
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    Quote by thecrow174
    You know, I get really sick and tired about tired about people moaning and bitching about the newest shows on Nick and Cartoon Network. When will they learn that those shows are not meant for us older people?


    Same here. It'd be like complaining Sesame Street is too childish nowadays. And before you ask, yes I have heard people complaining about that too.
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