Ok we have had a thread about bad cartoons sorry Doug but you were definately the worst one.
So now I wanna know what people think of Cartoons we have at the moment
My favourite recent Cartoon is Phineas and Ferb shown on Disney XD and The Disney Channel made by people that have worked on The Simpsons/Rocko's Modern Life and Family Guy. The storys are fun and even though there directed at kids there are bits for adults too. its a great cartoon what are your favourite ones?
I quite liked Storm Hawks when it was on a couple of years ago. A momentary breath of fresh air as far as CITV were concerned. Hard to think they used to be so great when half of the programmes they broadcast now are Horrid Henry.
Plus the ones with any shred of decent about it were handled very poorly (such as showing half the series and starting again, not showing the rest at all etc). Still, there's some from years past repeated that have a certain timeless quality, in that there aren't any really blatant references to the day's technology or current affairs.
There are three things I try to live by:
1) Never tell a bride the day before her wedding day that "there is a problem"
2) Nothing good happens after 2AM - just go to bed.
Ah yeah, the obvious ones. Family Guy, American Dad, Cleveland Show. Wolverine and the X-Men was good, but had some pretty annoying aspects, like Wolverine's whole characterisation. The Ricky Gervais Show, that's an odd one. I shouldn't like it, as I find Ricky an awful [censored], but the show is really funny, and I've laughed hard at every episode so far.
The series is about two African-American kids and their grandfather who are living in a 90% Caucasian suburban area. The protagonist, Huey Freeman, is the world's youngest Black Revolutionary, and a rather naive (though intelligent) one at that. His younger brother, Riley, wants to become a gangsta-rapper. Their grandfather, after years of misadventures and mishaps, just wants to settle down.
The series is pretty much a satire about race relations, and anything topical. It has garnered some controversy as, in Season 1, it featured Martin Luther King giving a rather rousing speech, and, in the third season, it is critical of the over-zealousness some voters had for Obama (though the show is not critical of Obama itself)
Personally, I like it, even though I'm not African-American myself, as the themes of the show reflect the nature of race-relation discussions anywhere in the world.
A clip from Season 1:
Season 2 trailer:
And finally, the third, and current, season trailer:
I was thinking of posting a "Favourite Cartoons in the Last 10 Years" thread but this is kind of the same thing.
Anyway, if there's one cartoon I'd have to give props to, it's Spectacular Spider-Man. I thought it was decent at first, but it grew on me very quickly. The animation, writing and voice acting made it one of the best cartoons ever ever ever.
The Boondocks is also brilliant.
VIDEO PIRACY: IT'S JUST LIKE ROBBING THE ELDERLY.
"Baird, any way to slow this thing down?!" ~ Marcus Fenix
"Oh, it'll slow down. When we crash." ~ Damon Baird
And now it's dead, along with Wolverine and the X-Men. Almost as if Marvel's trying to piss people off.
I've actually been quite impressed by the recent 3D iteration of The Clone Wars, if only because of its good quota of character-fueled stories, rather than just relying on spectacle alone. Animation's great, too.