Monday, February 15, 2010

"Why have cartoons become so sinister looking these days?"

A good question from 'Hagar', a commentator at this post-
Now here’s a conundrum: why is it certain childrens’ characters have indeed been softened up and ‘P.C’d’ whilst others have been created to look like mass murderers and prostitutes? There’s no happy medium. Take a look in a modern toyshop and see the grotesque contortionist faces of boys’ space/futuristic toys (or any modern aggressive cartoon or computer game with rotten English dialogue to accompany it) and the fashionable Pratz (Bratz) doll range.
Horrid. And sordid.

What was wrong with Deputy Dawg, Top Cat, Huckleberry Hound, the Hair Bear Bunch? Why have carttons(sic) become so sinister looking these days?