A little known fact about me is that I LOVE to watch cartoons. I don’t subscribe to cable TV or own a TV for that matter, but if I did I would just so I could watch the Disney channel and Cartoon Network. I know. I know. This may come as a surprise, but let me explain.
Cartoons are written and animated by adults—very witty, sharp, intelligent, talented, and hilarious adults. The amount of story information that they fit into any given scene or sequence is incredible and a well done cartoon can make me laugh and make me think. By allowing for exaggerated and amplified narrative little to no dialogue is required to produce a heartfelt belly laugh – you all know what I’m talking about. The downright silliness provides a break from all the other life circumstances vying for total seriousness. And often times cartoons provide an indirect social commentary making them a great piece of pop-culture.
Disney recently relaunched the Mickey Shorts and are worth a watch. Watch the entire series»
Here are some additional shows that are simply cartoon gold:
Phineas & Ferb
Kid Vs Kat
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (Does anybody know if this is available on DVD?)