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Offline ElectronicViceTopic starter

People still love Cartoons right?
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:41:17 PM »
I have to think that in this brave new internet age where you can watch any show you want at any time that other people still watch cartoons on a regular basis. I myself will admit to unapologetically being a fan of a number of cartoon shows, many of them even new shows that I wasn't a kid when I first watched them. Anyway I just wanted to shoot the shit with people about their favourite shows and maybe find out about some new ones to check out.

So without further ado I suppose I should recomend some shows:
New Things
Steven Universe- Great show about a young boy growing up and learning about weird powers he inherited from his non-human mother. It has fighting, comedy, slice of life, and some really good character development all wrapped up in a pretty apealling art-style. Also it has an abundance of female characters.

Star Vs. The Forces of Evil- A mostly funny show about a girl suddenly being sent from a magical world into an ordinary non-magical world. Mostly it just has some shorter fun stories revovling around something magical that Star hasn't quite figured out yet and/or Marco (the boy who lives with Star) dealing with Star or even just regular people things. I also really like Marco because it seems like all too often when a female character has a male side kick on a show the guy just seems to be comic relief. Looking at you Kim Possible.
 
Gravity Falls- A show about two twins who stay with their Uncle at his "Mystery Shack" for the summer. It doesn't take long before they start to find out that lots of weird things happen in Gravity Falls literally all the time. The episodes are mostly about encountering some weird phenomena that is happening around town and dealing with it, towards the end of the series there is some really freaking stuff that happens when the twins go up agianst what is essentially an H.P. Lovecraft style elder god. For kids!

Well I could be here all day with recomendations and I am sure that the three I have here would probably seem pretty obvious to anyone who does still watch cartoons today but that is A-Okay I just wanted to get the ball rolling.


Offline Mathim

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 06:26:05 PM »
I tried watching Steven Universe but, having grown up as an obese child myself, I was put off by how they were making fun of him so I gave up after 1 episode.

I am pretty interested in seeing Gravity Falls because so many fans of Rick and Morty recommend it but I'm not sure where to go to find it. Is it on DVD?

I'm from an older generation (late 80's, early 90's) in what I consider the golden age of cartoons, where they could get away with the occasional mild cursing (hell or hellion) and get into fist-to-face fights or even knife-fighting. Those were the days.

Today, I'm able to appreciate some of these beloved older shows even more because I can recognize the cleverness that went over my head as a kid or the kind of built-in jokes that were always intended only for adults. For instance, the Beetlejuice cartoon was recently released on DVD (all 96 episodes) and I've watched through it twice, relishing the nostalgia. I highly recommend combing through that one if you can get your hands on a used copy or if it's somewhere on youtube.

Another favorite from back in the day was Peter Pan and the Pirates. Captain Hook, voiced by a scenery-chewing Tim Curry, was one of the best villains ever, and putting young people in constant mortal danger was never a problem for this before-TV-rating-systems-existed masterpiece.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 06:30:52 PM »
I find it a bit difficult to get into cartoons these days. I guess they're just not as interesting to me? If it's the older cartoons we're talking about, I would totally watch something like Gargoyles again. Demona and Goliath. <3

Offline ElectronicViceTopic starter

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 06:49:25 PM »
I tried watching Steven Universe but, having grown up as an obese child myself, I was put off by how they were making fun of him so I gave up after 1 episode.

I am pretty interested in seeing Gravity Falls because so many fans of Rick and Morty recommend it but I'm not sure where to go to find it. Is it on DVD?

I'm from an older generation (late 80's, early 90's) in what I consider the golden age of cartoons, where they could get away with the occasional mild cursing (hell or hellion) and get into fist-to-face fights or even knife-fighting. Those were the days.

Today, I'm able to appreciate some of these beloved older shows even more because I can recognize the cleverness that went over my head as a kid or the kind of built-in jokes that were always intended only for adults. For instance, the Beetlejuice cartoon was recently released on DVD (all 96 episodes) and I've watched through it twice, relishing the nostalgia. I highly recommend combing through that one if you can get your hands on a used copy or if it's somewhere on youtube.

Another favorite from back in the day was Peter Pan and the Pirates. Captain Hook, voiced by a scenery-chewing Tim Curry, was one of the best villains ever, and putting young people in constant mortal danger was never a problem for this before-TV-rating-systems-existed masterpiece.

Gravity Falls is only available online as far as I know since for some reason Disney doesn't want to print it in physical media for some reason.

Also I would recommend that if those are the sorts of shows that you like you should try checking out The Maxx, Cyber Six, and The Tick. The Maxx has a really psychedelic narrative about a homeless man who is also a super hero(or is he?) and his social worker who he believes he is saving from a crime lord. Its really about trying to figure out if Maxx is a mad man or everything else in the world is mad. Cyber Six is about a cross dressing super heroine who runs around in leather at night battling a made scientist and is a male high school teacher by day. The Tick is another super hero show about a hero who hardly even fights crime.
 



I find it a bit difficult to get into cartoons these days. I guess they're just not as interesting to me? If it's the older cartoons we're talking about, I would totally watch something like Gargoyles again. Demona and Goliath. <3

Ooooh I know Keith David has an incredibly sexy voice as Goliath, and I am a straight guy even! Also the very first season has someone getting shot and there is even blood. I mean the episode was kinda ruined by the ham fisted message about gun safety and guns are dangerous and stuff but what can you do?
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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 07:21:16 PM »
Ooooh I know Keith David has an incredibly sexy voice as Goliath, and I am a straight guy even! Also the very first season has someone getting shot and there is even blood. I mean the episode was kinda ruined by the ham fisted message about gun safety and guns are dangerous and stuff but what can you do?

He does, and may have had an effect on what kind of voice I consider is sexy now. :P Buuut what I enjoyed more, was Goliath's personality. I also really liked that they were mystical beings, and came awake at night, that kind of thing. So fantasy.

Also, The Tick was amusing. I vaguely recall it.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 11:09:10 AM »
Also, The Tick was amusing. I vaguely recall it.

It was bizarre but the comics were more adult, less restrained. Imagine if The Mad Bomber What Bombs at Midnight had actually pulled off his scheme to blow up a superhero night club. Translating that kind of thing into a kids' show rarely works. For instance, why on earth did they make a cartoon series out of Troma's The Toxic Avenger? The movie's rated R for crying out loud. Well, they did make Beetlejuice into a cartoon that was awesome, so I guess the misfires were worth it.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 02:11:03 PM »
I look forward to my earlier mornings for work because it means I get to the watch Teen Titans GO!

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 05:27:04 PM »
I enjoy cartoons, but older cartoons. Call me an oldie, but I enjoy the old Saturday morning cartoons like the Super Mario Brothers Super Show. Just my preference though.

Offline Candlelight

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 05:35:31 PM »
Cartoons are great! Gravity Falls was an amazing show, for one. Haven't gotten much into Steven Universe... any other suggestions out there?

Offline Mathim

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 06:00:10 PM »
I enjoy cartoons, but older cartoons. Call me an oldie, but I enjoy the old Saturday morning cartoons like the Super Mario Brothers Super Show. Just my preference though.

Right on! Although I preferred when they did Super Mario 3 and Super Mario World (though they seemed to last far fewer episodes) since those actually had more to do with the games.

Offline ElectronicViceTopic starter

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 09:37:18 PM »
I look forward to my earlier mornings for work because it means I get to the watch Teen Titans GO!

*hides...
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You should hide. Hide your shame for watching Teen Titans GO! For Shame.

Its certainly not my favourite show but I can understand why some people like it, besides which it seems like it would be a good show to "boot-up" with after you just woke up. At least it still has the original voice cast as far as I know.

It was bizarre but the comics were more adult, less restrained. Imagine if The Mad Bomber What Bombs at Midnight had actually pulled off his scheme to blow up a superhero night club. Translating that kind of thing into a kids' show rarely works. For instance, why on earth did they make a cartoon series out of Troma's The Toxic Avenger? The movie's rated R for crying out loud. Well, they did make Beetlejuice into a cartoon that was awesome, so I guess the misfires were worth it.

Not the only show they did that with either. Mortal Kombat was adapted into a kids cartoon, as was Robocop. The 90's was really weird for doing stuff like that, I remember all sorts of Alien and Terminator toys showing up as adds in comic books. Strange times.

Cartoons are great! Gravity Falls was an amazing show, for one. Haven't gotten much into Steven Universe... any other suggestions out there?

I would recommend "Over the Garden Wall" if you enjoyed Gravity Falls. It follows another pair of siblings in this case brothers  who fall into a strange fairy-tale land. Every episode is basically an adapted folk/fairy tale that also works into a larger narrative. Its a really well put together show and its only 6 episodes so you can knock it out in an afternoon. Its like two hours total because every episode is between 10 and 15 minutes.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 11:42:05 PM »
You should hide. Hide your shame for watching Teen Titans GO! For Shame.

Its certainly not my favourite show but I can understand why some people like it, besides which it seems like it would be a good show to "boot-up" with after you just woke up. At least it still has the original voice cast as far as I know.

I don't understand why people knock it, but I only recently started catching it.

>.>;

Offline ElectronicViceTopic starter

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 08:41:31 AM »
I always thought that it was less everyone disliking Teen Titans GO! and more people being really disappointed and angry that it wasn't more of the original show, which was much better. I guess people just didn't want another goofy comedy show.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 11:11:43 AM »
I always thought that it was less everyone disliking Teen Titans GO! and more people being really disappointed and angry that it wasn't more of the original show, which was much better. I guess people just didn't want another goofy comedy show.

I actually disliked how separate Teen Titans was from the rest of the DC Animated Universe. It only got a passing nod once, from Batman, in a Static Shock episode where he mentioned that Robin was 'With the Titans'. That's literally it. Hell, Teen Titans GO! actually had Batman on there, at least once, as a cameo. That's more than you can say for Teen Titans. Every other DC Animated Universe was intertwined and it was beautiful, far more elegant than, say, the current DC CW TV Universe (not that the latter doesn't have its charm). How much more fun would the climax of Justice League Unlimited have been if they brought in the Titans? Or the rest of the Bat-Family (We never saw Batgirl, Nightwing or any version of Robin throughout JL/JLU). But everything that started with Batman The Animated Series was gold. That's why I call the generation I came from, the Golden Age of Cartoons.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 02:25:09 PM »
I liked Teen Titans though. And Beetlejuice.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2018, 09:54:27 PM »
I did too, but Teen Titans could have been better, is all. Bit of a missed opportunity.

How 'bout that Young Justice though, eh? So stoked for season 3. Just not sure if I'll be able to watch it if they limit where it can be streamed.

Offline ElectronicViceTopic starter

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2018, 11:21:03 PM »
 
I did too, but Teen Titans could have been better, is all. Bit of a missed opportunity.

How 'bout that Young Justice though, eh? So stoked for season 3. Just not sure if I'll be able to watch it if they limit where it can be streamed.

Yeah hopefully Young Justice Season 3 will be good. Though I suppose really its like season 2.5 or something since from what I read they didn't actually get the finish season 2 at least not the way they wanted to finish it anyway.

Have you checked out Voltron: Legendary Defender yet? That show is actually pretty cool, though I will admit there are a couple characters from the main cast that are seriously lacking in depth. They just never got much time for their characters to develop, the show was more focused on the a few characters and left the rest in the dust. But that could change I suppose.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2018, 11:42:42 AM »
I don't watch Young Justice. ^^; I actually haven't sat down to watch a cartoon in years, but I remember the ones that I used to watch with fondness.

Offline Mathim

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »

Yeah hopefully Young Justice Season 3 will be good. Though I suppose really its like season 2.5 or something since from what I read they didn't actually get the finish season 2 at least not the way they wanted to finish it anyway.

Have you checked out Voltron: Legendary Defender yet? That show is actually pretty cool, though I will admit there are a couple characters from the main cast that are seriously lacking in depth. They just never got much time for their characters to develop, the show was more focused on the a few characters and left the rest in the dust. But that could change I suppose.

Not really that into anime anymore, especially ones that look Power Rangers-y in structure (although I could be wrong, I'm basing it off my limited knowledge of older versions of Voltron). I think I saw it featured on Netflix but I cancelled my subscription already.

And YJ season 2 seemed like it ended very well, lots of awesome cliffhanger type stuff up in the air, but without a third season confirmed at the time it was more like a slap in the face. Really looking forward to seeing how things turn out with Darkseid and Vandal Savage teaming up with Apokolips and WarWorld as their weapons. Having the team fighting what I hope will be a small army of Female Furies is the biggest thing I'm hoping to see (although I'm impressed how many important females are featured in the show without any of it feeling forced.)

I don't watch Young Justice. ^^; I actually haven't sat down to watch a cartoon in years, but I remember the ones that I used to watch with fondness.

Such as? You got me all curious now.  8-)

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 03:25:31 PM »
I really liked Steven Universe and Gravity Falls as well.  No idea where to watch something else as fun though. Superhero stuff doesn't click with me.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2018, 10:49:58 PM »
I really liked Steven Universe and Gravity Falls as well.  No idea where to watch something else as fun though. Superhero stuff doesn't click with me.

Go retro. Some of that older stuff might prove to be a pleasant surprise.

Offline Spear80

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2018, 02:51:52 AM »
I love older cartoons, that would have the PC brigade spitting like cats. As i discovered this big wonderful box with moving images i had to get my morning fix from an newer not as rich tv station.

They showed us old Tom and jerry cartoons, the kind with actual violence, baseball bats and hammers appearing out of nowhere smacking the cat across the face, and occasionally the lower half of the cats owner. Apparently a large  angry african american woman, not that i knew at the time. She just hit the cat on the head alot and yelled at him.

They also aquired this older, 1970's?, hand drawn spiderman/ spiderwoman cartoon, these actually told a story and again a level of violence. And off course, older looney toons.

A lot of Today's cartoons, i'm sad to sad, are terrible. I had the misfortune to linger on Nick one day, and they had this cartoon about ducks delivering bread, the idea itself i could work with. But the way they went about it, it was just loud and moronic.

Offline Shores

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2018, 07:41:32 AM »
Working my way through Bob's Burgers now.

Halfway through Archer and thinking of picking up Hey Arnold! again.

Offline Mathim

Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2018, 09:35:08 AM »
Working my way through Bob's Burgers now.

Halfway through Archer and thinking of picking up Hey Arnold! again.

Archer is the best! So wish I had started watching it sooner than when I came across it on Netflix.

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Re: People still love Cartoons right?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 09:42:40 AM »
I can't remember where I stopped for it. My favourite character has to be Woodhouse. He's hilarious.