What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Contemporary Cartoons: Slang & Violence

Prof.Lunaphiles

Platinum Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2020
Messages
2,611
Reaction score
1,742
Points
938
Location
Transient
I do not have any children, and I have not watched any cartoons in over forty-five years. But I am following Nandi Bushell, the 12-year-old Rock and Roll prodigy from England who was recently recruited by the Cartoon Network to do some work. I was a little taken aback when I reviewed the promotional video and towards the end one of the cartoon characters said, "Yo Mama!"


So, today I was going through my YouTube feed and I decided to check out Nandi's promotional cartoon series, "Teen Titans."

The animation style is minimalist, which is my least favorite, because I want a lot of detail in the characters and background. Anyway, there is plenty of contemporary slang, and I was really surprized by the amount of violence. I remember when I was a child and the complaints about violence in Bugs Bunny and Road Runner. But there is no way that this is less acts of violence.




So, have you noticed the contemporary cartoon storylines to be out of alignment with the contemporary social virtues?
 
Last edited:

Circe

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2013
Messages
8,775
Reaction score
3,212
Points
290
Location
Aeaea
People love violence: look at the movies and video games.

I love violence too: casting murderous spells with my big magic mage staff in Dragon Age II is my favorite activity right now. :p

I think it's all essentially peace-making: people blowing up Ogres and Slumps with explosion spells are not out rioting and doing real killings.
 

toobfreak

Tungsten/Glass Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Messages
43,758
Reaction score
29,993
Points
2,615
Location
On The Way Home To Earth
So, have you noticed the contemporary cartoon storylines to be out of alignment with the contemporary social virtues?

No. Another liberal hypocrisy wouldn't surprise me one bit, so I stay with the good stuff worth watching: Popeye, Warner Bros., Fred Quimby, MGM and the like.
 

miketex

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2015
Messages
95,900
Reaction score
38,778
Points
2,330
I don't watch kiddie shows.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$120.00
Goal
$350.00

New Topics

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top