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Re: BRING BACK THE OLD CARTOONS!
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009, 06:12:11 pm »
My little sister is 13 and she has no memory of the Loony Toons.  When I tried to tell her that Loonatics Unleashed was using the characters from an older and much better cartoon she just called me a liar.  It really is a shame, most the cartoons today don't even make sense and the remakes of classics, such as the new adventures of tom and jerry just fall flat.

Does anyone know if there's a website where you can watch the old classics?  I know hulu hosts some shows like Rocky & Bullwinkle, Felix the Cat, and Fat Albert, but I'd like to find others like the Jetsons and Underdog.

oy, i LOVED felix the cat<333 !


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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2009, 06:34:08 pm »
 :wave:When I was little, my sister and I would run to the store, and buy two FIVE CENT candy bars, and watch Bullwinkle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2009, 08:16:51 pm »
I'm pretty sure Sailor Moon isn't an 'old' cartoon...especially not here in the states. But what about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Or The Real Ghostbusters? The Jetsons, the Flintstones, the original Duck Tales or Darkwing Duck! And if you wanted to learn something, well, they aren't cartoons, but I loved Mister Roger's Neighborhood. And Sesame Street is still going strong!

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« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2009, 04:22:37 am »
I feel the same way about Saturday mornings.  My wife and I were just talking about this last night.  We both loved the Ghostbusters cartoon that used to be on Saturday mornings.  The upside is that some of these cartoons are becoming movies now.  (ie Transformers, GI Joe). 

I wonder if they put any of those old tunes on DVD.

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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2009, 06:22:44 am »
Fat Albert all the way :D

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« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2009, 07:10:18 am »
Even if they wont bring back the old cartoon (which I'm sure they wouldn't, unfortunately) I wish the new ones would be more savvy with cultural references toward movies, music, books, etc.

I remember watching Looney Toons, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and The Brain, Ren and Stimpy, Pete and Pete, yada yada blah blah and even though they were made for children they had so many elements to them that older audiences could enjoy with references to Humphry Boggart, Peter Lorre, Tim Burton, Stephen Spielberg, classical music, the storys like Robin Hood, classic movie quotes, impressions of famous people in history, etc.. I was too young to understand that any of this stuff was referencing such things at the time but the knowledge of the music, quotes, famous people, and all of that did gain a spot in my head. So later on when I hear a classical song that I recognized I would enjoy it more, when I saw M I knew the guy in it was oddly familiar too me so I kept watching and learned who Peter Lorre was... I know these are horrid examples of what I'm trying to convey here, but it's early and I've yet to get any sleep. It's just that I believe that not only were these cartoons so great and entertaining, but they were also good roots into growing to become a more culturally rounded individual as well.

This sort of intelligent way of making cartoons seemed to begin with Looney Toons and end at around the same time as KABLAM went off Nickelodeon. Now the closest thing around is the much less supirior Sponge Bob Square Pants, that at least brought the music of Tiny Tim to some peoples attention.

Family Guy and the Simpsons are the best examples of this now'a'days and I'm a bit liberal aboud censoring so I'd be all for having kids watch them (hell I grew up with The Simpsons) but I can understand how some parents would not want their kids watching that stuff, so there's not much of a chance for them taking over where Looney Toons and gang left off.

It would also be nice if Nick at Night still showed REAL classic TV like they use to. Like *bleep* Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and all those greats that made TV into what it was today. I wasn't even born before most of those shows were around so I couldn't be anymore greatful for Nick at Night showing them back then... if I grew up with the stuff on there now I'd have no idea about the roots of television. It makes me really sad that no one will get to see them now. They would definitely still enjoy them. I was watching them in middle school in the late 90's and loved them, so I know it wouldn't NOT be relivant to kids today just because they're older shows.

... Oh! One more thing (I promise lol) I'd like if the older E True Hollywood Storys would come back as well, the ones of The Little Rascals, River Pheonix, Fatty Arbuckle, and stuff. Not only are they more interesting than the rediculous Kardashian crap and the Hogans and stuff they keep showing constantly but just like the cartoons and Nick at Night they're a good learning experience and something I've always given a lot of credit to making myself more of a culturally rounded person.

I'm only 22, so it's not like I'm an old man just talking bad about the youngsters... I just wish the networks would smartin up before the world becomes COMPLETELY full of culturally deprived philistines.

RANT OVER.... the end (sorry this was so long lol)



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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2009, 08:07:09 pm »
It would also be nice if Nick at Night still showed REAL classic TV like they use to. Like *bleep* Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and all those greats that made TV into what it was today. I wasn't even born before most of those shows were around so I couldn't be anymore greatful for Nick at Night showing them back then... if I grew up with the stuff on there now I'd have no idea about the roots of television. It makes me really sad that no one will get to see them now. They would definitely still enjoy them. I was watching them in middle school in the late 90's and loved them, so I know it wouldn't NOT be relivant to kids today just because they're older shows.

I couldn't agree more! When I was in elementary school I'd stay up all night during the summer watching Nick at Night and Vault Disney.  My favorites were I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, The Addams Family, The Original Mickey Mouse Club, and the original Wonderful World of Disney (I really liked Donald in Mathmagic Land).  Then they went and moved all the classics to TV Land and Boomerang and Disney got on the kick of remaking everything.  Maybe if these shows were still on basic cable I'd start watching TV again.

By the way, I'm also a youngin' just 20 and I can appreciate the oldies.

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« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2009, 08:38:10 pm »
I loved early '90's cartoons.

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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2009, 09:04:17 pm »
My favorite old cartoons were not on the poll.  I want them to bring back old cartoons like The Smurfs, He-Man, Woody Woodpecker, Foghorn Leghorn (the rooster from Bugs Bunny), and especially Tasmania (with TAZ  :thumbsup:).  These cartoons they are showing on TV now are just too confusing!  My kids stay glued to the TV and I sit there with them completely lost as to what is going on.  Are any other parents having trouble understanding why the kids are so fascinated with these cartoons now? The old cartoons are just plain funny and simple to understand.  A pie in the face, or an anvil on the head needs no explanation.  ;D

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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2009, 10:40:56 pm »
My favorite old cartoons were not on the poll.  I want them to bring back old cartoons like The Smurfs, He-Man, Woody Woodpecker, Foghorn Leghorn (the rooster from Bugs Bunny), and especially Tasmania (with TAZ  :thumbsup:).  These cartoons they are showing on TV now are just too confusing!  My kids stay glued to the TV and I sit there with them completely lost as to what is going on.  Are any other parents having trouble understanding why the kids are so fascinated with these cartoons now? The old cartoons are just plain funny and simple to understand.  A pie in the face, or an anvil on the head needs no explanation.  ;D

Oh, the Smurfs! How could I have forgotten those little blue guys? (Even if I never did figure out why there was only Smurfette and Sassette for girls...  :-) And I used to watch Woody Woodpecker before school when I was in 3rd or 4th grade!

nevets_sdoow also brought up some goldie oldies with the Nick at Nite reruns; they were adult shows, but I'd be much less wary of kids watching them than I would South Park!

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Re: BRING BACK THE OLD CARTOONS!
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2009, 07:01:22 am »
It would also be nice if Nick at Night still showed REAL classic TV like they use to. Like *bleep* Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and all those greats that made TV into what it was today. I wasn't even born before most of those shows were around so I couldn't be anymore greatful for Nick at Night showing them back then... if I grew up with the stuff on there now I'd have no idea about the roots of television. It makes me really sad that no one will get to see them now. They would definitely still enjoy them. I was watching them in middle school in the late 90's and loved them, so I know it wouldn't NOT be relivant to kids today just because they're older shows.

I couldn't agree more! When I was in elementary school I'd stay up all night during the summer watching Nick at Night and Vault Disney.  My favorites were I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, The Addams Family, The Original Mickey Mouse Club, and the original Wonderful World of Disney (I really liked Donald in Mathmagic Land).  Then they went and moved all the classics to TV Land and Boomerang and Disney got on the kick of remaking everything.  Maybe if these shows were still on basic cable I'd start watching TV again.

By the way, I'm also a youngin' just 20 and I can appreciate the oldies.

TV Land is another little Peeve of mine. They seemed to have lightened up on the classics too (even jumping on the realitiy show wagon). Mostly when I do see real classics there anymore they only stick with a few certain shows (Sanford and Son seems to be a biggie with them) and show them in marathons or one right after another then repeat the same episodes later on in the day. Seems like such a waste to have a vault of so many classics and do that. I wont even watch anymore, it doesn't seem worth it. I'd love if more young people were exposed to these classic shows though. I'm sure they'd dig them just as much as we did growing up.

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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2009, 07:03:05 pm »
actually the ninja turtles have been back out for at least 7 or 8 years. and i can't wait until next month when they bring the ninja turtles of the '80s together with the ninja turtles of today in theaters for their 25th Anniversary "Shell-ebration" check out the website http://www.tmnt25.com/shellebration.html for more information on the "Shell-ebration"

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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2009, 08:55:59 pm »
I used to watch Loony Tunes and the Smurfs. It was like 3 hours long on Saturday mornings. When my son was about 5 I got him the collectors editions of Looney Tunes. It had hundreds of the cartoons, he loved them, and I enjoyed watching them with him..
Now unfortunately it's all Naruto, Dragonball, Avatar ,etc. I can't watch them. For one thing they are kind of serious. They are always fighting to the death to " defend their dead brother's honor" etc. What happened to just dropping an anvil on them? :)

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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2009, 10:00:09 pm »
I love Tom & Jerry when I was a kid. but still I do now

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Re: BRING BACK THE OLD CARTOONS!
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2009, 10:16:18 pm »
actually the ninja turtles have been back out for at least 7 or 8 years. and i can't wait until next month when they bring the ninja turtles of the '80s together with the ninja turtles of today in theaters for their 25th Anniversary "Shell-ebration" check out the website http://www.tmnt25.com/shellebration.html for more information on the "Shell-ebration"

What a lack attempt from them , why even do that , i kno its a nice gesture , but just re-run the old 80s turtle shows , i dont see why they stopped the 80s Turtles in the first place

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