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I'm a SAHM who began writing, and not just thinking about it, in 2010. I thought graphic design was my future, but was surprised to learn that screenwriting was in my blood. I'm excited to say my first feature length is now being considered for optioning. Life's crazy sometimes, huh? :-)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cartoons, Now and Then

When I was little, I felt lucky to have cartoons like Bugs Bunny, www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny  on TV. The talking animals, the inevitable lines of humor, brought a lot of laughter to this small town girls' life. And, if I was lucky Foghorn Leghorn, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCsiWL6gn0 with his Frazier like humor would be on TV too. I still see some of those old cartoons, on Cartoon Network, www.cartoonnetwork.com/, but the cartoons have come a long way, since then.

Time and modern technology have brought so much more to our kids viewing experience. Life like 3D cartoons, with all the colors of the rainbow, and dialogue that both kids and adults can find humorous. But  honestly, it's hard to make a fair comparison between cartoons of the past and present, because,when I was young, all we had were the few cartoons and outdoor playtime. Now, there's nonstop activities to choose from and cartoons options, are endless, with everything from Star Wars, www.cartoonnetwork.com (search-Star Wars) and Chowder-(search-Chowder) to cartoons geared more towards teens and adults, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_cartoons .

 So what chance did I have, that modern technology would not effect me, as well? www.andertoons.com/cartoons/technology Because, sadly, cartoons like--Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Foghorn Leghorn, of old--just don't compare to the cartoons of today.  I still watch them, but flat, dimensional cartoons, and bland colors just don't compare to today's modern, visually exciting cartoons, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=694589

In conclusion, I think it's good that cartoons have come a long way. My daughter too, has a love of cartoons, and spends a lot of time on www.lego.com (on the Ninjago Forum) bonding with kids and creating endless story ideas. So, modern technology and cartoons can connect. They still bring us laughter, but in a more visual, realistic way. So, even though childhood laughter is far behind me, I can laugh again--adult like--, with my daughter as we watch some of televisions newest cartoons. And it's in this way I become a kid again. One who once more loves animation, and the humor that cartoons can bring to our lives.

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