Cartoons remain the same


A commonly said phrase is “cartoons today aren’t like they used to be in the 90s.”
This statement could not be any further from the truth. Sure the 1990s had amazing shows such as ‘Batman,’ ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Gargoyles.’
But we still have great shows today.
What we are seeing instead is an example of Sturgeon’s law, “ninety percent of everything is crap.” It is easier for us to focus on the good than it is for us to remember the terrible cartoons that came out during our childhood.
Let’s not forget the existence of quality cartoons  today such as ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘Adventure-Time,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (TMNT) and ‘Galaxy Falls.’
These shows have gathered a large following between audiences young and mature.
Cartoons still hold an impact; the story lines of several modern cartoons actually show some degree of maturity.
‘My Little Pony’ manages to convey a story and include a moral for its audience; without forcing it down your throat. It treats the audience as intelligent human beings instead of treating them like bricks were smarter.
Since the target audience for the new ‘TMNT’ is older, the stories get more developed.
One of the major issues of the show is how parents deal with their children growing up and making their own choices.
This is paralleled with the turtle brothers, their friend April O’Neil and the Shredder’s daughter Karai.
So next time when you want to say that ‘modern cartoons are nothing like the nineties’ just remember you have to sift through dirt to find gold.