?[/caption]There can be a stigma attached to watching these shows, however, they offer a simplified version of TV. Now that TV is at its prime and getting more complex by emulating films, a cartoon can be as significant as live action shows and have just as entertaining a story but with a lighter, more relaxed disposition.Regarding children’s TV shows, I think it is safe to say that they are still very relevant in today’s society and that is because they offer us a break from the stressing issues people deal with on a day-to-day basis. After a long day, it can be nice to swap heavy news articles and Donald Trump tweets for SpongeBob and Patrick or barely understanding what Beavis and Butthead are saying to each other.There should be no shame surrounding wanting to revisit the cartoons from your childhood as they can offer a joyous and uplifting viewing experience whilst still retaining the emotional intelligence of mature television and film. Chuckie Finster of Rugrats was wise beyond his years.
Chuckie Finster of Rugrats was wise beyond his years.From the outrageous success of Frozen to the highly anticipated Incredibles 2, it’s safe to say animation isn’t going anywhere. As we descend into more political upheaval and more social issues demand our attention, the boundless and magical world of animation allows us to see the world through the eyes of imagination.It may be argued that because of their departure from reality, animation and cartoons are not culturally significant or relevant, but by creating colourful and joyous images, they can more easily explore the social issues that need to be discussed. Animation shows us that by changing and altering the world, we learn more about it.