Gravity Falls isn't too bad! Nothing special for me, but the animation in the opening as well as the song are pretty nice. I also like the new TMNT, the character animation is snappy and cute. And Phineas and Ferb, while repetitive, is a decent show. None of those are Cartoon Network though, which I find pretty unwatchable now (Adventure Time is tolerable, not painfully bad as most of the rest of the lineup is for me).
I will admit, I prefer the shows I grew up on in the 90s. I was watching a few old episodes of Mighty Max and the writing was really witty and fun for a show that's based on friggin' Polly Pockets designed for boys. There was some great writing in the Batman shows of the time as well, and Disney knew how to make a continuous storyline with characters that had depth. Warner Brothers 'toons were very smart and appealed to both the kids and their parents. I find many current cartoons to be lacking in good plot, suspense, character development, and writing. It feels like a lot of "so random LOL!!! I made a funny meme reference!" humor is shoe-horned into them. But there are a few good ones in any generation, and there are some bad ones no matter what decade you're looking at too. Some years are slower as well, need to give it time to come back around and hope that some new unique material gets out there.
I would normally have said that the cartoons today are rubbish compared to the ones I grew up with but that's because I didn't grow up with them! Your tastes change as you get older so that's a factor and I think part of it is also about nostalgia. I'm sure if we could all see another episode or series of our favourite cartoon that no longer airs we would all be very happy but that's because it reminds us of our childhood and care free days
Personally for me, some of the 90s cartoons will be my faves! Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd and Eddy etc. Then there are some which I love but have changed through the years. TMNT being my favourite!! I remember watching the first show when I was quite young and then growing up on the 2003 series and now I've fallen in love with 2012's new show Good times
personally I hate the way classic 2D cartoons such as winnie the pooh and garfield are now being remade as computer animationns the end result isa poor imitation o the original xompletely lacking any soul
adventure time is good! but i can't STAND gravity falls. i think cartoons were best in the 60s/70s - of course, i wasn't alive then, but i remember things such as looney tunes, various scooby doo shows...they were all shown when i was younger. the shows from the nineties kind of sucked, imo, see edd ed n eddy or w/e it was called, and i hated spongebob...teen titans was AMAZING though, as was legion of superheroes, and ben 10, the original (:
the art style i know it's a really petty thing to be annoyed about but the art style really, really annoys me the faces are just so...peppy haha, it's too much for me x_x plus the entire thing reminds me of spongebob and i cant deal with it
I admit I'm not a fan of the recent cartoons CN has put out lately. Adventure Time? Regular Show? Eh, I dislike them not to be rude to anybody who does enjoy them. Seems the only show I enjoy at this moment is Friendship is Magic while including some older shows such as Batman the Animated series because you know, that show is awesome.
1: Regular Show. 2: Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 3: Black Dynamite (it's grown on me) 4: Superjail (also grown on me). 5: Adventure Time. 6: South Park. 7: Adventures of Gumball. 8: Robot Chicken.
I didn't include old shows running in syndication w/ no new eps on the horizon (or anime, since almost all the anime on t.v is already available on disc and ended their original runs in Japan) for a reason; to illustrate a point. There just isn't nearly as many cartoons on t.v these days I could say I like compared to even seven years ago, let alone 10, 15+ years back (and trust me, there are plenty of old cartoons that haven't aged well, so I'm not one of "those" kind of people. It's just honestly the truth of it).
Well, one I've seen recently was 'Eek! The Cat', that one's aged pretty badly tbh. I loved the hell out of it as a kid (it even game me an idea w/ a dog character), but now you can plainly see its references and the humor's pretty flat. Plus, it never seems like Eek gets that hurt.
Not really, a lot of the cartoons I watched seemed okay... Besides, I don't remember most of it anyway... Does Winx Club count because I watched some of the first season and liked it because it was different to a lot of the other cartoons. And now I've watched a few episodes from the most recent season and now I find it silly.
Gravity Falls, Young Justice, Venture Brothers, all great animated shows currently in production. I would say the ratio of good cartoons to bad cartoons has been fairly consistent throughout the decades, with just a little variation in one direction or the other.
I read a funny article on cracked once with something about this on it. It had a bunch of pop culture arguments that people make and then gave what they (unconsciously) meant. The one for this was "I'm getting older but no one told me!" XD
I'm not sure how much that is true, but I have to admit, a lot of the time it does sound like that. When I here arguments about how "things aren't as good now as they used to be" I just think of how my dad used to say the exact same thing about Shows I used to watch. XD (though as time went by, he actually started to love those too.) And his father used to complain about shows he used to watch. It's kind of interesting when you look at how cartoons have evolved. The cartoons of the 30s were classics, especially in animation. Then in the 60's animation took a down step and a lot people who grew up on the older cartoon of the 30s might have looked at things like Scoody Doo and The Flitstones and thinking they were garbage because of the limited animation. Then there was our generation and animation started to improve again. I'm not trying to make a point or anything, I'm just wondering what future generations are going to think about this generation of cartoons. Because what we think of them now might be different from what future generations will think. Will they be seen as masterpieces, or will they be seen garbage?
I may be wrong of course, having not actually watched any of the new cartoons, in a long time. The last time I watched cartoon network though, I did kinda like what I saw. I just realised that the shows were not made for me any more. However, I can't deny that the cartoons from the 90 were undeniably better. Though I can't help but think that's just my tight grip on my nostalgia goggles saying that. XD