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American Cartoons gave up on humans ?

Post  singory on Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:03 am

so i was checking sighting and saw this

http://charmed.forumotion.com/t549-ying-yang-yo-ec

I like the idea , but what is with Current american cartoons ?

its either no humans in cartoons
Regular Show , Adventure time , spongbob Square pants
or ugly / something with a hint of humanoid
Steven Universe , total drama , ying yang yo

<pull a rocking char>

why back in my days , we had sexy cartoons
Gloria from M.A.S.K , Baroness from G I JO , phoenix from xmen


Is there a law / rule / focus groups that forbid doing anything to normal humans ?

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Re: American Cartoons gave up on humans ?

Post  Quartz Falcon on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:12 pm

I think Regular Show has actual humans on it? (haven't seen more than a few episodes)

But I think it's a mix of marketability, showrunners and directors preferring more stylistic humanoids (Ian J. from Steven Universe clearly sees character models more as guidelines than as code), whatever's easier to animate on Flash (Total Drama and Ying Yang Yo) and being able to get away with showing more awful stuff done on characters the less realistic they look (again, Steven Universe).

It's not like cartoons have moved away from "realistic" humans: see any show based on comic book properties like Young Justice or the Marvel shows, and Avatar/Korra is fairly recent.
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Post  shirokami on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:59 pm

It's more like a return to form, to the glory days of Looney Tunes and funny animals. The fact that it makes it easier to animate and you can get away with far more slapstick certainly helps too.
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Re: American Cartoons gave up on humans ?

Post  DoubleEdged on Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:31 pm

Hell, when one can say they get their daily dose of bondage from Totally Spies, there's goddamn hope. And then of course there was plenty of mind altering and transformations too. (EDIT: Oh wait, TS was French-made, wasn't it...)

But DC Animated Universe was the best of the best. Yet things keep going so wrong, and someone else has to get their share of DC stuff, and everything else gets screwed over. Think about it: how many different Batman series have been created, and have completely failed? You know why they failed? Because THEY AREN'T DCAU BATMAN (voiced by Kevin Conroy, Joker by Mark Hamill).


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Post  Quartz Falcon on Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:25 pm

DoubleEdged wrote:Think about it: how many different Batman series have been created, and have completely failed? You know why they failed?

Far as I know? Just Beware the Batman. The Batman and Brave and the Bold both got 65 episodes each and managed to build themselves a decent fandom (even as The Batman got blamed for the Bat-Embargo JLU suffered).

Batman, after all, is a rich enough character to allow for multiple interpretations, even if the ones voiced by Kevin Conroy are clearly the best.
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Re: American Cartoons gave up on humans ?

Post  Rainday on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:22 pm

Sales and merchandise play a big role too, I remember that's why Young Justice got ended early and the Thundercats remake got canceled, the demographic they got didn't buy toys so the cord was pulled a bit early. Happens all the time with American stuff, it could also deal with our move to cable cutting and the like, which is wear ratings come into play since a lot of people would pirate Legend of Korra and now Steven Universe. Legend of Korra fans had it tough, show went through a lot of crap because of Nickelodeon.

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Re: American Cartoons gave up on humans ?

Post  creativerealms on Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:25 pm

Sadly it seems that action cartoons are a thing of the past. They tend to be limited to movies (For DC) and Marvel's cartoons are not good at all. There are no original action cartoons any more. Comedy is king these days.

As for shows with human characters Disney leans more toward humans then Cartoon Network, Gravity Falls, Star, Randy Cunningham, Penn Zero. While yeah cartoon network goes for things being quite a bit weirder.

Shameless promotion, Gravity Falls is one of the best cartoons on TV right now. Watch it if you haven't.
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