What the Hell Happened: Cartoon Edition

What the hell happened to cartoons? If you pursue a standard saturday morning line up in the U.S right now you are going to find a lot of steaming piles of animation.  Remember the days of really imaginative stuff like Thundercats, G.I. Joe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I know these things were basically created to sell a toyline but, at least at first, it seemed that writers actually cared about crafting something.

Even later on when Pokemon dominated the air waves it still was a coherent show that had a decent lesson or two each week about friendship. Now more and more we are seeing a decline not only in quality, but in production at all. The rising costs are leaving future generations out to dry. I know, I know that kids can watch Boomerang and see all the old stuff…but I want to discover something new with a son or daughter someday.

Everything today is so sequel and remake focused and the spirit of originality is all but gone now. I have graduated to some decent animes but, it’s just not the same sometimes.