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Cartoon Network

Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 4:04 am

Last night I discovered that I had Cartoon Network on my digital signal.
I watched it for the first time.
This picture is a documentation of my experience.
What a fucking cacophony!
An assault on the ears in particular!
You know those Foghorn Leghorn cartoons where the rooster beats the dog with a fence paling?
It felt like that.
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Postby Animal Qwacker » Fri May 04, 2007 7:14 am

Is it because the ability to write, draw or animate is no longer a prerequisite for creating an "animated" show on that channel?
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 7:18 am

I'm not sure, mate.
I watched a show called Foster Home for Imaginary Friends, which looked ok for the most part, but was like listening to tone for 25 minutes.
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Postby monkeyfeather » Fri May 04, 2007 8:56 am

Hahahahaha!
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Postby iceguy » Fri May 04, 2007 9:32 am

Stay away from "Saul of the Mole Men," "Shin Chan," and "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job" on the Adult Swim portion of Cartoon Network. You will develop a negative view of mankind, in particular, your faith in taste and logic.

However, I particularly like "The Boondocks" both for its animation and humor. It's got an anime feel to it. I think it's Cartoon Network's redemption for the crap they have been creating recently.


As for Cartoon Network in the daytime, there's not much that interests me. It's cool to see the variations in animation style, but the content is generally geared to a younger audtience. I get a chuckle now and then if it's on, but that's about it.
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Postby HellboyOne » Fri May 04, 2007 10:44 am

iceguy wrote:
However, I particularly like "The Boondocks" both for its animation and humor. It's got an anime feel to it. I think it's Cartoon Network's redemption for the crap they have been creating recently.



Yikes.

No offense to our friends on this board who work on this show, but I could only watch about a minute of this before I was all done with it. Both for its animation and humor.
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 10:52 am

[/quote]No offense to our friends on this board who work on this show...[/quote]

Yeah - everyone's got bills to pay, it's true.
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Postby obstacle1 » Fri May 04, 2007 11:00 am

I feel like the cartoon network gets a bad rap.

I mean yes, it has alot of crap.every station has alot of crap.
And lets face it the majority of people in this world love crap, they eat it up , look at the popularity of Family Guy.

But Cartoon Network has also brought some very original , fantastic cartoons , and started the whole network with the help of great shows Like Dexters Lab and Powerpuff girls.

You can't deny, even if u don't like certain aspects of these shows, there wasn't at least brillant parts to them:

Samurai Jack, Teen Titans, Justice Legue, JlU, Fosters, Venture Bros.....

....and if it wasn't for cartoon network Futurama would have never got the popularity it deserved.
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 11:04 am

Perhaps that is true, although I am not sure if you've put forth much of an argument there.
I am a huge fan of Futurama and am all for improving its popularity.
But I've had it on a for a few hours now, and I've seen not one single thing that isn't endlessly noisy, intrusive and hard on the eyes.
And why do these characters have to talk ALL THE FUCKING TIME????
Why when they talk DO THEY HAVE TO SHOUT EVERYTHING?!
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Postby AgentHelix » Fri May 04, 2007 12:25 pm

You might just be old.
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 12:30 pm

I am indeed very elderly.
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Postby AgentHelix » Fri May 04, 2007 12:33 pm

I look at shows like Foster's or Camp Lazlo, and I compare them to the shit that I grew up watching, and I honestly can't fault them very much. They are very much kids' shows, which means they're going to be brighter and louder than more adult fare, but for what they are, they're enjoyable, well designed, well written, and much less cynical than the pablum upon which I was raised.

If you don't like 'em, that's fine, but I think you're overreacting, and sort of coming off as nothing more than a grumpy old man, rather than really making an argument.
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 12:42 pm

I don't entirely agree with you there.
It is true they are well designed although mostly they look the same, I do not believe they are well written at all, and cynicism and smugness seems to be the only emotion they peddle.
I guess I am very grumpy about it.
I work in the industry and it's very frustrating to see so much talent being misdirected.
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Postby AgentHelix » Fri May 04, 2007 12:53 pm

Well, to each his own, I guess.
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Postby Elliotanimated » Fri May 04, 2007 12:56 pm

You are a gentleman, and I admire your vast gonads.
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