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April 17, 2007

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SDG

Also, the first two seasons of "Animaniacs" is now available on DVD (season 3 is coming in June). Oh, and the full "Pinky & the Brain" series is now available as well.

Kevin Jones

"I don't know what it is, but these runs of good cartoons always seem to peter out after a couple three years and then you just have to wait until someone else starts doing good TV animation again."

I'm guessing the talented get bored with their baby and want to try something new, or their bosses want to spread the wealth to other series, spreading the talent too thin. I think I heard that's what happened at Cartoon Network.

Robert

My major complaint with Cartoon Network is that they insist on inserting commercial breaks far too often. My younger siblings were watching "Mär" (anime) and the characters were able to say three things and do two before yet another break rolled around.

Brent Robbins

Wow...Jimmy Akin likes Johnny Bravo? Now that is amazing.

Barbara

My favorite cartoon when I was growing up was Crusader Rabbit (and his side-kick, Raglan T. Tiger). It was the first colorized cartoon for television.

But a close second was Colonel Bleep (the first color cartoon expressly made-for-TV). Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi has acknowledged the influence of Colonel Bleep on his own work. Years later, when I saw Star Wars, I always wondered if the idea for Darth Vader originated in Colonel Bleep's #1 nemesis: Dr. Drestructo.

magdelaine

Johnny was egotistical but sweet. Hey, how come you didn't mention Samurai Jack? The art in it was fantastic! And how can you resist pure evil with flaming eyebrows(Aku)?

LarryD

I was always partial to Space Ghost (before the Space Ghost Coast to Coast) and The Herkuloids. And Jonny Quest was always fun to watch (the original series).

SpongeBob is a hoot, especially with the humor that is intended for the parents who watch with their children. Some of the other series, though, such as Fairly OddParents, are just a bit too annoying.

Maureen

Danny Phantom really needs to be on DVD. Awesome story arcs in that one, plus some very interesting characters.

Kris

Here I was hoping to find some deep answers to the timeless questions of the human existance or perhaps an explanation of the ancient teachings of Christ's Holy Church, only to find a post about Johnny Bravo. Oddly, I was still satisfied.

The best cartoon ever is the Bugs Bunny episode entitled "The Greatest Baseball Game of all Time." Even Johnny Bravo can't compete with Bugs.

Thanks for the fun post Jimmy!

Tim J.

Johnny Bravo is GRATE! The pacing is perfect and Johnny, like so many of my favorite characters, is an ongoing experiment in stupidity.

Maureen, my daughter is a Danny Phantom nut!

Jimmy, don't forget the all-too-short run of Angry Beavers on Nick.

On the whole, animation is much better now than when I was a kid in the seventies. WB had gone to seed by that time, and the Saturday morning stuff was atrocious. I never did like Scooby-Doo... I almost succeeded in destroying the animation studio where it was produced... I'd have DONE it, too, if not for those meddling kids and their stupid dog!

georgeaquinas

You need to watch more cartoons. There are still some great ones (and they are new). You should give The Last Avatar, The X's, and the Fairly Odd Parents, to name a few.

Now, where can I find the soundtrack to Courage the Cowardly Dog?

Actually, Jimmy did mention Fairly OddParents.

Another I give props to is Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Cartoon Network).

DVDs are best, because they are relatively free of inappropriate commercials that subtly sexualize youngsters and pander to their basest instincts toward avarice.

Foxfier

I like the Xmen cartoons-- the old one where they found Nightcrawler still makes me tear up, and the new one has humor and lessons without wanting to smash the TV.
(How am I supposed to resist Wolverine praying after meeting Nightcrawler? But I love Nighty, so I'm biased. ;^))

John J. Simmins

Now, I have five children aged 11 to 3, so I know all these cartoons. What's your excuse?

Gene Branaman

And let's not forget about Disney's Kim Possible! That show has been consistently - for 4 seasons now - a funny & clever satire of the spy & superhero genres as well as culture in general.

But . . . it's not on DVD yet! (SIGH)

I'll 2nd Samurai Jack, magdelaine. I'm also enjoying Nick's Avatar - despite a bit of Eastern mysticism (that, so far, I find is never pushed or anything), it's got great morals, humor & action. It's coming out on DVD but v e r y s l o w l y. C'mon, Disney & Nick!

Frankly, there's a lot of junk on TV right now. My Mom's 87 & can't seem to find anything she wants to watch on the big networks so she sticks with SF Giants & Sacramento Kings games, the Weather Channel, HGTV, & Food TV. While I'm a fan of BSG, 24, & a couple others, I tend to agree with her. TV is mostly junk. So when a good series comes along that's intelligent & well-made, I don't care if it's animated!

Veronica

Georgeaquinas is right. 'Avatar the Last Airbender' is nothing short of amazing. Great character development, storyline, voice-acting talents, drama, humor, action... this series has everything. If most cartoons were half as good as this one, I would still run a Saturday morning marathon of cartoons, like I did when I was little... oh the days...

Esau

I can see the appeal for "Animaniacs" and "Pink & the Brain", but why folks are so infatuated with "BobSponge SquarePants" is beyond me.

Smoky Mountain SquarePants

why folks are so infatuated with "BobSponge SquarePants" is beyond me.

Why Esau is disinfatuated with "BobSponge SquarePants" is beyond me.

Sean S.

Let's not forget that Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 of Gargoyles have seen DVD release. Awesome, awesome show with cool action, characters, and animation.

Of course, unless sales pick up, Disney may not release the rest of season 2, which would be a crying shame....

Seamus

I don't know what it is, but these runs of good cartoons always seem to peter out after a couple three years and then you just have to wait until someone else starts doing good TV animation again.

One shining exception to that rule: The Simpsons, which has managed to maintain its level of quality for about 20 years.

Mary B.

Hey Uncle Jimmy!

2 things--

1. Ever since you posted Schnitzelbank, I have turned from a Danny Phantom nut(sorry, Dad!) to an Animaniacs nut! I have been on youtube watching Yakko, Wakko and Dot do countless videos, including one that makes fun of Macarena.

2. I miss Johnny Bravo!!!!!! It was such a good cartoon! The only time it's on that I know of is occasionally on the top 5 cartoons, which is on late in the afternoon on Cartoon Network.

Esau

One shining exception to that rule: The Simpsons, which has managed to maintain its level of quality for about 20 years.

That's because of its sad commentary on real life!

BrianC

Ok Jimmy I am trusting you, I am now downloading the entire season of Johnny Bravo. I figure a guy who quotes B5 must know what he's talking about.

Esau

Foxfier:

(How am I supposed to resist Wolverine praying after meeting Nightcrawler? But I love Nighty, so I'm biased. ;^))

Didn't the 2nd X-Men movie feature NightCrawler actually praying the Rosary?

Jared

Gotta concur with Gene and magdelaine ... Samurai Jack is the best cartoon ... NAY ... The Best SHOW ever aired.

I especially like the one in which Jack exorcises the demon-infested house. And the ones with the Scotsman. Oo oo and the one at Shaolin Temple.

And yes, Esau, Nightcrawler does, indeed, pray the Rosary, auf Deutsch, in X-Men 2. I was very disappointed at his absense from X-Men 3.

Esau

And yes, Esau, Nightcrawler does, indeed, pray the Rosary, auf Deutsch, in X-Men 2.

I liked the fact that in the movie, the NightCrawler character (from what I remember) actually touched on points concerning Christianity (Catholicism?) in the movie when he went to the extent of discussing the topic of God to Storm (Halley Barry's character) and how necessary it is to believe in Him (at least, I thought that was the point of the dialogue between the two; although, for the secular, I guess folks would change that to mean how necessary it is to believe in something).


I was very disappointed at his absense from X-Men 3.

This was a TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT!

Although, it had been rumoured that there will be another X-Men movie.

I don't know who will be in it (characters, actors, etc.) or what it'll be about though.

Vince C

(Dost I dare bring up the spectre of the latest Anime craze -- Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo himself, master of "Hanage Shinken" [Fighting nosehairs]??)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobobo-bo_Bo-bobo

Better not...

StubbleSpark

When it comes to good animation, different elements appeal to different people.

I loved the smooth almost classical animated style of the Animaniacs But it was their very well-orchestrated musical numbers that put the show over the top for me.

Justice League Unlimited Season Two (also Warner Bros) had a slightly more angular look but a top-notch story arch and tons of new and interesting characters.

Johnny Bravo made me laugh but the episodes were short and the 60's-style minimalist animation and backgrounds rubbed me the wrong way.

As a young child, however, I really loved the anime from the 70's. Star Blazers (Uchuu Senkan Yamato) remains one of the best stories put to TV in the history of me.

And I have heard many parents complain that most animation tends to portray parents, parental figures, and especially father-figures as complete idiots. Prime examples were the Simpsons and Fairly Odd Parents (though I have never seen an episode of the latter).

Tim J.

"...most animation tends to portray parents, parental figures, and especially father-figures as complete idiots"

Make that "most movies and television shows" and you have it about right.

Yes, parents - and fathers in particular - are portrayed as idiots in most entertainment media. It makes me wonder if adult males are the only demographic group left that can take a joke.

Randolph Carter

I find it rather saddening that no one has yet to mention "Invader Zim", the one cartoon that is perhaps the greatest work of art Nickelodeon has yet to produce ("The Adventures of Pete and Pete" not withstanding). Though it's true that Nick did its best to bury the show shortly after the production of its second season -- constantly switching around its time slot so that no one would know when it was on to watch it, so that the execs could justify its cancellation -- it has managed to attain a hardcore fan following (which includes myself), which raised such a ruckus in the days following the show's cancellation that it was rush almost straight to DVD . . . all three of which DVDs I now own, of course.

I'm surprised that the jimmyakin.org readership, being so sophisticated in its tastes and so science-fictionally literate, hasn't yet managed to stumble upon this bright gem of animated programming. "Invader Zim" is better than any 'toon Nick has run in a while (the only one that managed to come close was Fairly Odd Parents, but Zim still manages to blow that worthy 'toon easily out of the water.)

Just so you know.

Now, back to the topic at hand; Johnny Bravo was, indeed, a great cartoon. So were the old episodes of Dexter's Lab, and some of the Cartoon Network's other original stuff. I can't stomach any of their original 'toons now, however (well, I have to admit having a strong affinity for "the Venture Bros.", with its constant eviscerating of the classic Johnny Quest, but its far from being a family-friendly show).

Now, now, people; how can you have over-looked the Holy Grail of all Saturday Morning Cartoondom: "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: Beyond"!? Seriously, people, I mean . . . it's "Batman: The Animated Series"! The show that would forever permanently alter the Batman mythology, adding a permanent new character to the roster of villains and fleshing out a more human back story for a formerly less-than-three-dimensional villain! And what about "Batman: Beyond"!? That show was . . . it was so . . . Schway! Need I say more!?

On the topic of "Animated Serieses", "X-Men: The Animated Series" was great, too.

The Animaniacs, Freakazoid, and Pinky and the Brain rocked, too. Tiny Toons was alright, as well.

www.homestarrunner.com is also awesome.

Now, as far as it comes to the wild and varied world of Japanese animation, it must be known that the Cartoons of the Land of the Rising Sun are, much like their American counter parts, quite diverse. Japan has given the world some very hammy animation, but it has also given us some truly great stuff, too. First and foremost in my mind would probably be those more mature works of Japanimation, such as "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Cowboy Bebop", which managed to craft very artful and emotionally-intense stories that, while in no way appropriate for the childrens, are still truly awesome. Japan has also produced some nice kid-friendly Cartoons over the years, which are also worth checking out.

Hmm. While we's all leaving comments about all the good cartoons that have cropped up since the dawn of time, I'm wondering; what do any of you think are the worst cartoons around? I would have to place "The Gary Coleman Show" pretty high up on the list. "Captain Planet", as well (which I dub eco-terrorist indoctrination for your young ones). "The Batman" is probably the worst of the bad lot of awful animated dreck. Ugh. Just thinking about that one gives me the jeebilies.

Anyway, that's all the comment I got.

StubbleSpark

I lived in Japan for many a year and thrived on much of their children's programing. Partly because of my stunted language skills needed slightly dumber programing and partly because of the intrinsically Christian nature of much of the programing. I know this sounds weird, but I think a lot of Japanese writers are given a fair dose of Western classics in university which ultimately baptizes their storytelling.

The one aspect of Japanese children's programing that is sorely lacking here, however is the emphasis on trying hard. Japanese shows love to linger on the hardship a character must endure if only to make the victory more sweet. But the victory is sweet not only because of the triumph of good over evil but because the hardship turns the main character into a true hero.

It is called Gambaru and this cultural trait has done much to insulate generations of young Japanese from the sense of entitlement and selfishness that plagues American children (sadly, like the innocence of Bilbo against the ring, this defense is proving fleeting).

I would like to see more shows that depict the main characters going through the worst torture in order to effect their goal. Too many Americans think of success in terms of a lottery: it comes easy or it does not come at all. Gambaru would help correct that and it fits all too easily into traditional Catholic theology (the Way of the Cross).

Headnoises

Esau-- yes, he did pray-- which I adored-- and he was hiding in a Cathedral, but he also carved those scars into his skin in the mystic language of angels to atone for his sins. (I read the backstories they gave the actors-- not sure how much of that made it to the movie expressly.)

Nightcrawler-- Kurt Wagner-- was the first Catholic I ever saw on TV, movies, cartoons, anything. He's the only one I can think of off the top of my head who isn't evil, stupid or fighting the Church. Plus he's funny, charming, a gentleman-- in general, a perfect role model. And he was hiding with Catholic monks who looked past his demonic appearance to protect him. You probably have a general idea, but.... Do you have any idea how great it felt to actually see someone like me being treated good by the folks I'm supposed to look up to? I wish that more cartoons would do that sort of thing.

And I'm utterly ignoring that anti-religious idiot that re-wrote him as the son of Satan who has been hallucinating his religious everything for the past many years, directed by an evil priest in a huge maybe-Vatican based conspiracy to wipe out mutants. (although that's in comics, not animated)

For those with kids, Magical Mew Mew Taruto is a very sweet show that manages not to be mind-numbing. (Warning: do not get if you will be driven insane by your daughter ending every other phrase with "meow".)

Headnoises

Randolph Carter -- *shudder* Not the Captain bloody plot hole Planet!
You know a cartoon is bad when it's preaching, and three kids-- oldest being 7-- are tearing it apart rationally. (Didn't help that we're ranchers, and the first ep we saw tried to paint ranchers as evil.)

Esau

"...most animation tends to portray parents, parental figures, and especially father-figures as complete idiots"

Okay, people -- correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it the adults in the SNOOPY (Charlie Brown) Cartoons are often portrayed as speaking in an indiscernable language?

I thought that it was the cartoonist's way (was it Schultz?) of saying that's how adults sound like to kids.

Gene Branaman

Excellent points, StubbleSpark. Thanks for the info on Gambaru - very interesting!

Randolph, I'll 2nd you on Batman: TAS & Batman Beyond. Both were excellent. And Justice League Unlimited was, for the most part, a good series, too. As was Teen Titans.

Remember, folks, The Simpsons is satire - everyone in that show is depicted as idiots so I'm not sure you could say they're singling out the adults!

And I'd exclude the old Peanuts animated shows from that, too. Schultz never wanted to pick on adults & I can't think of a time that a Peanuts character was ever disrespectful of an adult. That isn't true of today's TV kids, of course.

There are exceptions, though. Kim Possible's parents are very intelligent & loving people. But the show is a comedy/satire, too, & Kim sometimes looks more sympathetic than her parents. But that's a small fault.

Esau

And I'd exclude the old Peanuts animated shows from that, too. Schultz never wanted to pick on adults & I can't think of a time that a Peanuts character was ever disrespectful of an adult.


Not what I meant at all.

My exact words were:

I thought that it was the cartoonist's way (was it Schultz?) of saying that's how adults sound like to kids.

It just almost seems that way sometimes where adults and kids are concerned -- whether that's because of the generation gap or what have you, there is that occasion where what adults say/think can seem alien to kids and vice-versa.

MissJean

Oh, I would really enjoy seeing the cookie-selling episode of "Johnny Bravo" again. The struggle between a persistant Girl Scoutesque salesgirl and Johnny, riffing on Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham" - ah, classic! I wonder which season that was.

I'm glad people mentioned ZIM, Samarai Jack, Foster's Home, and Avatar. The last has probably the best depictions of caring adults (and conflicted teens) around, although I wonder if Uncle Iroh will be put on the back burner since Mako, the voice actor, died.

I agree with other commenters that anime has a surprising amount of Christian themes. My personal favourite is Trigun, especially the scenes in which a fake priest tries to convince the hero that turning the other cheek is impossible. :)

BTW, my favourite "Peanuts" strip is one that my aunt saved. In it, a little girl is bragging to Charlie Brown about how important and wealthy her father is, but Charlie Brown's father is just a barber. When she finds out that he drops by the barbershop just to talk - because Mr. Brown likes seeing him - the little girl is suddenly wistful and acknowledges how lucky Charlie Brown is.

JonathanR.

"I agree with other commenters that anime has a surprising amount of Christian themes."

Aye. Much of it is non-explicit, but there is a strong Christian undercurrent in some of the best anime around.

Rurouni Kenshin comes to mind, but then there are many others.

Esau

Rurouni Kenshin comes to mind, but then there are many others.


I admit, the theme of Redemption was prevalent in it, but its Christian undertone wasn't made explicit until the ghastly third season -- where the series took a turn for the worse.

That said, I don't acknowledge the third season as actually being part of the RK Canon.

Veronica

"That said, I don't acknowledge the third season as actually being part of the RK Canon"

It isn't. The only RK Canon is the manga, and the storyline of the awful third season of the anime does not appear in the manga at all. In fact, the ending of the manga is one of the best endings for any series, in my opinion. Absolutely masterful.

Esau

It isn't. The only RK Canon is the manga, and the storyline of the awful third season of the anime does not appear in the manga at all. In fact, the ending of the manga is one of the best endings for any series, in my opinion. Absolutely masterful.


Thanks, Veronica for that bit of info!

By the way, regarding the actual ending as presented in the manga, is it anywhere near the final OVA?

Nutcrazical

Oh my goodness. I so want to join the Jimmy Akin Personality Cult. Right now.

Johnny Bravo was great. Dexter's Lab was great. Ed, Edd, and Eddy was great... that was really a good time for Cartoon Network. I don't know what happened - the only new-ish show I can stomach is Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and that gets annoying at times.

I don't like Nickelodeon toons, generally, but Hey Arnold! was pretty good. I could keep on ranting, but I have to go now to see if Sanjaya will finally get eliminated (hey, I can dream)...

b

animaniacs good idea, bad idea morality was always good
johnny bravo was the bf my husband was jealous of "hey lil mamma, wanna see my chest hair, it's blond and curly!"
and i always wondered which was the genius and which was insane on "pinky and the brain"
enlightenment?

Tim J.

"I agree with other commenters that anime has a surprising amount of Christian themes."

That may be because the Japanese are perhaps better educated regarding our history and culture than WE are? They may be genuinely more curious and interested in it than most of us. They can still see the Christian faith from the outside, so to speak, and can appreciate its full impact AS AN IDEA... the blunt shock of its claims.

Christianity simply stands the world right on its head... or more properly, those who really trust in Jesus (and see things with His eyes, by His Spirit) begin to see clearly that the world is - in FACT - upside down & backwards. The truth is, we gain by giving away, we become great by becoming a servant, suffering is a priviledge, we live by dying...

The REAL Christian view of the world - the philosophy of Christ - may be much more admired in the East than in the West, even if it is not really accepted as being historically "true".

But that's all wild speculation. Anyone with some direct experience who can tell me whether that hunch is correct?

Nutcrazical

That reminds me of one episode of the animé Big O, season one, in which people are celebrating one winter day, but they don't really know why (the city had forgotten everything 40 years ago). Near the end, the Evil CEO of the city says something to the effect of someone not wanting everyone to know why it was that people celebrated, because it was a threat: they were celebrating the birth of the Son of God. What happened next was, that I ran off to add the DVDs to my Amazon Wishlist (still need season two! =( ).

Headnoises

Tim J-- Writing from Japan... I'd say that they love the Catholic style because it has a ring of Truth, and they haven't had it being drug through the mud for a few hundred years. Also, it seems to me that the Japanese who do these cartoons can feel the sheer wonder that I can't convey to even my fiance, kinda like their hearts are more open to such an option because it's kinda new.

I kinda wonder if the Protestant revolution didn't maybe hurt the Protestant faiths as much or more than the Catholic.....

Jared

On the asian connection: I always did think it was ... interesting ... that, for the most part, there are only two religious backgrounds featured in many Hong Kong and Chinese films: Buddhist and Catholic.

You'll see this, not only in animation, but in their live-action pieces as well, e.g. much of John Woo's earlier work and even Once Upon a Time in China, wherein a western Catholic priest sacrifices himself to save Wong Fei-Hung.

diane

No one has mentioned my kids' current fave, Fillmore. They can't wait till it's out on DVD.

And no one has mentioned my own personal favorite, Dave the Barbarian. Funny, funny, funny in an utterly whacked-out way.

The kids used to like Kim Possible, but they claim it jumped the shark and got goofy.

Oh, and we all used to love Pepper Ann--"way too cool for seventh grade"--LOL!

Pinky, SpongeBob, Animaniacs--it's all good. :)

Diane

Ahmel

I agree mostly with all of you. I for one believe that the 90's plus the late 80's and early '00s was the animation renaissance for many companies. Indeed, Cartoon Network was at its best in the late 90' and early 00's not only with its great Cartoon Cartoons (Bravo, Dexter, Powerpuff, Samurai Jack etc), but also with its bulk of classic programming (Looney Tunes, Droopy, all the old Hanna-Barbera Stuff, etc). I also liked Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the original version not the Adult Swim dub. My favorite Cartoon Cartoon was personally Johnny Bravo. The first season with Partible and Hartman's involvement was good, but it had a bit too many pop culture references for my liking. The second and third season retool was amazing. It focused alot on Johnny getting into weird situations and sometimes pulling away from the innuendo that the perverted Johnny made. I usually failed to see it as a kid. I just watched an episode on Youtube where Johnny gets stranded on an island with Amazon women who give him as a ''virgin sacrifice'' on a volcano. Before they sacrifice him, he says ''did she say virgin??'' I started cracking up and I couldn't believe they actually showed that on Cartoon Network. The episode ended with Johnny getting blasted to another island, one with all male inhabitants, a presumably gay tribe. After the 90's ended and William Hanna died, Cartoon Network kinda got bad. However, I also give props to newer shows like Foster's and Squirrel Boy, which are pretty good.

Nick also thrived with its Nicktoons. I can't help but to mention Rugrats, I mean, it is the longest running Nicktoon. But there were some great shows that run for a much shorter time too. Angry Beavers was one of my personal favorites. Shows like Zim and Ren&Stimpy were strange,lewd,bizarre and gross-out but still classics. As with Cartoon Network, it ended up getting bed eventually. A lot of the stuff Nick shows is just constant Drake & Josh and stuff. Don't get me wrong I like Drake & Josh, in its own block (TeeNick, Snick, I don't know what it's called these days). Leave the rest of the schedule for shows that deserve it. I guess I like Avatar, but I really think it's not good on Nickelodeon. Who would've thought that a Nicktoon could be anime. It's also a little weird how every animal is a mix of two animals. Like out of nowhere you see something like a beaver-bear or a monkey-penguin.

Warner Bros had great stuff in the 90's. Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Freakazoid were good. Most of them were in collaboration with Steven Speilberg I think. They also did a lot of DC superhero shows that were great. Batman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Superman, Justice League. Yup. Most of their stuff came on Cartoon Network in the 90's, that's where I caught it. I don't think I actually saw it when it came on Saturday mornings. Now Warner Bros has some strange stuff. I'm not sure what Mucha Lucha is about and I don't want to find out. Xiaolin Showdown is kind of funny, but the art style is not what I expect from Warner Bros.

On a different note, Disney's successed in animation not in shows, but in movies. Who doesn't like the stuff from Disney's 90's renaissance? Hercules, Hunchback of Notredame, Beauty and the Beast. Those were like back to back classics. But the best of them all was Lion King. Now Disney suddenly decides to go 3D with stupid movies like Meet the Robinsons. 3d Disney is only good with Pixar (which also was part of the renaissance of the 90's with Toy Story, yadda yadda).

As far as Anime goes, I watched most of it on Toonami. Nothing much, I obviously dug DBZ, I also watched Rurouni Kenshin and Yu Yu Hakusho. I never really watcehd Gundam, but I think it was pretty good.

Joel

What about the old Disney cartoons like Ducktales and Tale Spin?? I thought those were great. I really like Batman the animated series, it was great. Oh and from when I was a kid, I used to watch G.I. Joe and Transformers like crazy...can't really handle them much now, but they were awesome in my youth!

cartoon lover

man i miss the old cartoons in Cartoon network i mean cmon fosterhome isnt that funny and edd ed and eddy has ended and now they are showing a non-cartoon show out of jimmys head that has these recorded crowd laughs. that show isnt even funny. plus there making movies with actors! like ben ten race against time... no good actions and too short i expected better... also i think cartoon networks popularity will go down soon since their not creating cartoons instead their creating un-cartoon shows...I also dont know why these idiots replaced toonami with miguzi but im happy its gone mihuzi didnt have any high popularity from the beginning... ive got a question whats better toonami or miguzi?

KnicKnacks

Hey guys, now we all can't forget Swat Kats or Dexter's Lab, and even Street sharks. All such great shows!

~KK

Beyond, Superman, Justice League. Yup. Most of their stuff came on Cartoon Network in the 90's, that's where I caught it. I don't think I actually saw it when it came on Saturday mornings. Now Warner Bros has some strange stuff. I'm not sure what Mucha Lucha is about and I don't want to find out. Xiaolin Showdown is kind of funny, but the art style is not what I expect from Warner Bros.

On a different note, Disney's successed in animation not in shows, but in movies. Who doesn't like the stuff from Disney's 90's renaissance? Hercules, Hunchback of Notredame, Beauty and the Beast. Those were like back to back classics. But the best of them all was Lion King. Now Disney suddenly decides to go 3D with stupid movies like Meet the Robinsons. 3d Disney is only good with Pixar (which also was part of the renaissance of the 90's with Toy Story, yadda yadda).

As far as Anime goes, I watched most of it on Toonami. Nothing much, I obviously dug DBZ, I also watched Rurouni Kenshin and Yu Yu Hakusho. I never really watcehd Gundam, but I think it was pretty good.

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