Monday, February 13, 2012
What is a Good Cartoon Nowadays!
There was once a time where it was actually enjoyable to watch a cartoon on television. Nowadays it's like watching a CGI movie with too much actual detail and not enough imagination. I remember watching Yogi Bear, Space Ghost, Tennessee tuxedo and Chumley, Quick Draw McGraw, Secret Squirrel, and especially Johnnie Quest, to name but a few. The new stuff they have today removes the imagination quotient from a child's mind and supplies the answers as it moves along, almost like reading a text book. These characters were walruses, penguins, bears, squirrels, moles, boys, dogs, and scifi space heroes. What's not for the imagination of a child to dial into. When a young mind is allowed to spread open their imagination they set a positive trend for their future lives by allowing their minds to analyze, interpret, and anticipate new and different situations. A straight lined mind where answers are easily obtained cannot move in non-linear directions as it's not imprinted in their brains to adapt to changing variables that move from left to right and back again but rather back to front only. It's kind of like Captain Kirk's reasoning and decision making compared to Mr. Spock with only logic to fall back on. That was an imaginative simile. Hmmm.