I have read so many posts about this topic and thought a lot before writing this one…… but it has been bugging me so much that I thought I should just go ahead and let it all out!!!!
I wish that they made cartoons today the same way they did when we grew up….old cartoons were cute and had positive messages unlike some of the ones we see today…. Even the ones that they brought back don’t have the same spirit in them!!!
For example look at how the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon is now and how it was back then!
The 80′s Strawberry people were so cute and they were actually reminiscent of the sugary treats that gave them their names. Now the characters look more like teenagers!!.. Why were they made taller, and thiner?…. and why do all of them have straight hair?… and why is strawberry shortcake in Pink? aren’t strawberries red?…
Another example is My Little Pony.
Every little girl had to have a pony in those days… I remember my sisters and I had all the little ponies… we loved them… I mean who could resist those cute ponies?….They were just adorable!…. But now they look like a cross between Pokemon and some strange crazy horse!!!…. It’s those eyes!!… they’re just scary!!!
A 3rd example is Rainbow Brite
This was one of our very favorite cartoons growing up! Each character was so obviously a color of the rainbow. Sadly today’s characters look like a bunch of teenagers who wanna look like Barbie!!!
As a parent I keep on wondering what sort of messages those cartoons creators are trying to send to our kids? And I keep on wondering why did they change the images of those cartoon characters that were much cuter and age appropriate? ….
Well there you go!!!!….I let it all out!!! …. not feeling much better though!!!!