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Old 09-09-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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First of all, I was born in 86 and wasn't into cartoons until 1991 (I was looking at Sesame Street before toons), so I grew up in one of the best eras of cartoon viewing. I elementary school quality cartoons started at 6:30am to about 9, 2pm to about 4:30. I remember getting early on Saturday/Sunday morning at around 6am just to watch quality toons until about 12pm (or at least tape it). Some of my favorites were X-Men (TAS 92-97), Spider Man (TAS 94-98), Batman (TAS 92-95), Gargoyels (94-97), Tiny Tune Adventures (90-95), Eek! The Cat (92-97), Pinky and The Brain (95-98), Beast Wars (96-99), Darkwing Duck (91-92), and a bunch of other great shows. I understand that the 80s had some quality classics too. Sadly, I stopped looking at cartoons when I started high school in 02 because they were all garbage and the animation sucked big time. I feel sorry for the kids growing up today because, what little stuff they have to watch is brainless. I actually can't believe I'm doing a "When I was a kid", thread but if you have any toons that you loved growing up, lets hear it.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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The "newer" cartoons I'm watching are Ben 10 and X-Men: Evolution. I also watch Superman, Batman, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Static Shock but the problem I'm running into is "reruns". I don't want to watch the same cartoon I've already seen twice.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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I grew up with Vintage cartoons. Classics. Max Fleischer. Farmer gray.(Alfalfa) Looney tunes, Warner Bros. Popeye, etc. They were fun. I can't stand most of the modern cartoons now. They are so bland. I did enjoy a cartoon called "Clutch Cargo."
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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YouTube-Batman vs Bane: To The Death



This cartoon wouldn't even be allowed today. I'm not even violent but cartoons today aren't even allowed to say death, killed, die, etc. Back then they drew guns on cartoons and shot bullets. Watching an action cartoon today, the characters can't even throw punches. A lot of the stuff I grew up watching had an adult theme to it or at least had real problems that were easy for children to understand and at the same time keeping an adult audience.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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I agree. The old cartoons are so much better than the newer ones. Of course I could be biased seeing as how i was done with cartoons by the time i was a teen.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Well, then Superman must be one of the "older" cartoons, because I saw one where he disguised himself as Batman to find Batman--and fought Bane.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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The "newer" cartoons I'm watching are Ben 10 and X-Men: Evolution. I also watch Superman, Batman, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Static Shock but the problem I'm running into is "reruns". I don't want to watch the same cartoon I've already seen twice.
I look at some stuff on YouTube and DVD. I also watched those shows and wish they were still around. I know what you mean about the reruns, I'm still puzzled at how the quality of cartoons dropped so drastically.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Well, then Superman must be one of the "older" cartoons, because I saw one where he disguised himself as Batman to find Batman--and fought Bane.
Yep, older and classic. Everything today is pretty much censored and simple. Sorry for the negativity, but I saw a couple episodes of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" and I thought it was trash. I doubt Marvel will produce anything good anymore because Disney bought them out. Thanks for the comments though.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I believe that the cartoons today only appear to be bad because they don't hold the same nostalgic quality of those toons you mentioned. Kids today would look at our generations cartoons a probably feel the same way.

I saw a cartoon the other day that reminded me of some of the old classics. It was called Battle Force Five and it's a CG cartoon similar to Captain Planet and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

That being said, I still love the 80s & 90s cartoons and catch a few of them online once in a while.

Beast Wars
Reboot
Thundercats
Silver Hawks
Sonic
He-Man
Darkwing Duck
Gargoyles

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