"Adventure Time" and the "Annoying Orange" are two amazing cartoons that I am watching for the first time. I love them! I am so happy to find something my two year old grandaughter and I can watch together and enjoy.
"Adventure Time" had a feminist bent with a great love story that didn't quite work out. The heroine had flaming hair and burst into flames frequently. She reminded me of my Sagitarian roots. A water sign fellow fell in love with her but she explained to him that his water would put out her fire. She disappeared in a flash of flame while he was pleading with her to stay.
"Annoying Orange" has zombie vegetables. There are real mouths superimosed on the Orange and the other fruit. They are in an epic battle in the grocery store against the zombie vegetables. Kids are warned that they need to eat their vegetables before they turn into zombies. The sexy plum just lazared the zombie eggplant. There is an animated marshmellow in with the fruit. The big grapefruit is manning a machine gun against the zombie vegetables. In the end vege zombies couldn't turn the fruits into zombies.
I think it is all the funny voices and explosions that intrigue the kids. It is the dialogue that grabs the adults. What a treat to all gather around the tv fire and enjoy something together. I am amazed how advanced cartoons have become. There is some sort of Barbie Doll series where the Barbie cartoons look very real. Avatars.
Mad magazine has a cartoon series with excellent parodies. I used to love that magazine when I was a kid with Spy vs Spy and the back cover that folded over into a new image. The images and stories are a little beyond my two year old however I find myself watching without her.
We have come a long way from Mickey Mouse. I still love Minnie, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy and Donald. Sesame Street Characters have become classics. I have noticed many of the children's books I read to my kids are now tv series. I loved cartoons when I was a little girl. I have vivid memories of sitting on a little chair in front of a little tv table and eating canned peaches while watching "My" Shows. I don't remember my parents taking an interest in them.
Now whole families can enjoy "Family Guy" with the super baby Stewie who is smarter than anyone or the "Simpsons" who have made being Bart Simpson a good thing. You can't forget "Sponge Bob" as a mind blowing series that adults and kids can enjoy together. They all breathe underwater there.
"Gumby" and "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons" and "Scooby Do" were all cartoons that have made their mark in history. I wonder if the new cartoons will go down in history too?