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So I'm sitting here on the computer,,,,, & my childs watchin tv,,,, I'm not really zoned in but I'm hearing part of the story line & comments & thinkin ,,, What.The .... But then to watch it.... wow...

 

Has anyone else caught a veiwing of a cartoon on "Go" ch.99 called "Adventure time ,,,,,, Does have morals,,, stealings bad but you gotta king hit the turtle............. far out,, we are in for fun funny future..

 

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Neil,

 

I've caught several episodes of adventure time, it's not really a cartoon that I like, my boys (14, 12 & 6) seem to enjoy it though. I don't remember the cartoons I watched as a child adolescent being such mind numbing drivel, not to mention the bastardization of some of the classics, what the devil have they done to Scooby Doo?. There are some cartoons I don't mind watching with the boys, Iron Man, Superhero squad, Futurama and the simpsons are just a few that we watch. The older 2 are starting to get into anime, now there is some "out there" stuff, I have to say though One Piece is something we all used to watch together.

 

Cheers

 

Daz.

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And just to add another on seeing we're all into slotcars . What ever happened to HOT WHEELS . Now there was some cars for the slot people to make.


Craig

 

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Adventure Time is brilliant. I watch it with the kids usually on Saturdays.

With characters like Finn and Jake , the Ice King , Princess bubblegum, Macelline the Vampire queen and I forget the penguins name mixed with magic & mythology whats not to like.

It seems the writers are avid Dungeons and Drangons players/fans, now they don`t play so much so alot of the things they would like to be playing in `D7D` would be incorporated into story lines.


If it doesn`t have wheels and an engine it`s not sport!

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toon's these day are more in ya face,,, though for me,,they wont ever replace "The Flinstones" mainly due to Barny's wife (litle hottie) saddened me ,the day they went & introduced Bam Bam,, it was like someone walking through my garden,, and stomping my roses...................... Another cartoon I enjoyed watchin with the kids was...... "Dragon Ball Z "... the endless fighting that took to the sky,,, The tantrums that went off like an atom bomb,,,& the fighting................ But now,,, yeah it's gotta be the "Simpsons",,, "Futurama" ,,, the very wrong "South Park" ,,, & another toon I've been catching on ABC that stars some "has been" cartoon characters...

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Yeah, I don't mind Adventure time myself, it's been on Foxtel for a few years now so I'd say my 2 boys have seen most episodes plus the reruns, they think its hilarious and love Finn and Jake. The other one they get into is the Regular show which is about 2 central slacker characters Rigby (racoon) and Mordecai (some type of long legged bird), not a bad show either.

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I used to love watching cartoons. But so many of them now just seem designed to sell toys.


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Betty was OK, but Wilma, now there was a woman I could spend the day dreaming about. ;)


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sorry guys.......WILMA was nice, but PENELOPE PITSTOP had it all over her.

 

GAME OVER.


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Embs, Shouldn't that be "There are few days when you guys don't scare me"...

 

lol.

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Embs, Shouldn't that be "There are few days when you guys don't scare me"...

 

lol.

 

what have you got against Penelope Pitstop?


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You can rest easy Neil, Betty was never violated, Bam Bam was adopted

 

Adopted??... Really??.............. :mellow: .... Wow ,, don't I feel silly,,,, do you think mail addressed as "To Hanna barbera"... would of made it from our shores,,,,, I mean wow.... like I was only 13 with a lot of emotions..

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You're quite right SR. :)

 

John, I've nothing at all against Penny Pitstop. I used to quite enjoy Wacky Races. It was more the concern of the emotional involvement with two dimensional characters. But looking at current celebs like the Kardashians perhaps the cartoon damsels were not so far from real after all.

 

Neil, much of the animation for the Flinstones was actually done at HannaBarbera's Australian studio. So, your fan mail or love letters didn't have to leave our fair shores.


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You're quite right SR. :)

 

John, I've nothing at all against Penny Pitstop. I used to quite enjoy Wacky Races. It was more the concern of the emotional involvement with two dimensional characters. But looking at current celebs like the Kardashians perhaps the cartoon damsels were not so far from real after all.

 

Neil, much of the animation for the Flinstones was actually done at HannaBarbera's Australian studio. So, your fan mail or love letters didn't have to leave our fair shores.

Dear Ember, i got a twisted sence of humour. it gets me in trouble more often than not. i just thought i would throw a curveball and sit back and watch the results. its all good. back to serious slot car related stuff. cant wait for monday night to race with SCR, the best racers i ever raced with.

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Oh man I couldn't stand the Flinstones kudos for Fred and Wilma being the first couple in the same bed on American TV but wasn't really my thing neither were the jetsons I guess and an aussie I just didn't relate to these particular families. Dastardly and Mutley now there are 2 great cartoon characters. Dangermouse needs a mention because he hasn't had one yet.

 

Embs not all cartoons are there to sell toys but it is becoming that way more and more :( I might have to get the cars out this weekend for some much needed relief.

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Oh, DangerMouse never got enough airtime.

 

I think cartoons go in cycles. They go through patches of commercialism and crap. Then there are times of cleverness and brilliance. About the only thing I miss from cable TV is Cartoon Network. There were a few clever ones at the time that worked well on several levels.

 

But I don't get to watch cartoons any more. His Lordship doesn't like them. So, while he's away this weekend I might have to have a Pinky and the Brain binge.


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each to there own, but penelope 'SMOKES' wilma every day of the year.......plus she is a car chick.


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Nothing says we need to sell more toys like the 1986 G1 Transformer movie. After two years of transformers they needed to introduce some new characters, so what better way to do it than with a cinematic feature. Apparently excited kids faces turned to misery within 10 minutes of it starting as they watched their heroes fall... And after 20 minutes, why not kill off Optimus Prime while we are at it... Apparently they had to reincarnate him later in the tv series as there was too much of an uproar from the fans.

 

As for cartoons I got into....well I'm probably showing my 80's childhood, but it was more like Voltron, Transformers, Inspector Gadget, Centurions, Astro Boy and to a lesser extent He-man and She-ra.

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Have to agree with all of that Captain...

 

But my cartoon watching was generally limited to what I got to see at a friends place...

But yes, Original Voltron (Not the latest remake), Transformers, Centurions, Astro Boy, and He-Man were all high on my want to watch list...

Supplement to that there was Danger Mouse, Mask, TMNT, and Tom & Jerry...

 

Don't forget the girls with classics like Straberry Shortcake, My LIttle Pony, Gummi Bears, Care Bears...

I used to hate it when my best mate's sister stole the remote and changed the channel...

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Ember I too enjoy Pinky and the Brain, however the love died when they escaped the lab and got that horrible little girl as an "owner". I am also quite fond of The Animaniacs. The best cartoon that I have ever watched is Pixars UP, great story.

 

Astro Boy is getting a few mentions, it's been remade in HD and is currently airing on the ABC what's more it appears to remain faithful to the original series. I haven't seen the re-made Voltron but the old series is also being aired on one of the abc channels, I wish they would show Star Blazers again they cartoon was awesome. </rose coloured glasses>

 

Captian the Transformers shows have always been vehicles for Hasbro to sell toys, that's why we had Transformers Beast Wars I watched so many episodes with my nephew we had many a great time.

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