Lou put up an interesting post about banned cartoons. Some of the cartoons he mentioned are overtly racist. Our country has quite the interesting past.
Seeing some of those old Bugs Bunny shows reminded me of something I have been thinking about lately. The cartoons I watched when I was a kid were violent, and the kids shows today seem to concentrate on sex.
Here is an all time classic that I loved in my youth - and I still do - called the Rabbit of Seville:
There are many, many examples of super violent cartoons. I watched endless hours of these, and really never had any violent thoughts. Today's cartoons seem to be devoid of violence, especially the guns. I saw a few Loony Toons on the Cartoon Network a few weeks ago and many parts of the old classics were edited out such as the shooting scenes in this classic called Rabbit Fire:
Now I have children of my own. Most of the guns and violence are edited out. They are missing out on all the fun. Thank god for Youtube.
Most of the shows my kids watch are not cartoons at all, but Disney shows such as Hannah Montana and others. They see crap such as this:
We always have to watch these shows with my children because at times they have mature themes - and as of late the TV has been limited to zero. We find that the kids have a much better experience reading or coloring or making some other craft.
Too bad we can't trust them with super violent cartoons where you just sit there and laugh at the plight of someone like Daffy Duck, like my wife and I used to when we were kids.