Favorite NEW Cartoons and Kids Shows!!

  1. I know, I know. They are nothing like the cartoons and kid's shows we grew up with. I developed my appreciation and love for classical music watching Bugs Bunny. I laughed over the sillyness of the original Tom & Jerry. I can sing (well, almost all) the theme song to the original "Spider-man". I long for my daughter to see The Electric Company - boy could she use some help from Rita Moreno and Morgan Freeman with first words.. "HEY YOU GUYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!"...."B.... at... BAT!"
    I will say I am little embarrassed that I watched Scooby Doo so ardently back then. I watch it now and, jinkies, it it so HOKEY! I still laugh at Fred Flintstone. I still fall asleep seeing Mr. Rogers - I never could sit through a whole epidsode without falling asleep. And my ZOOM!! from 1969 was a heck of a lot better than the ZOOM!! today ("c'mon and zoom, zoom, zoom-a, zoom!!"). Ah well.

    Today, since I am forced to screen and limit the TV watching habits of my 6 year old mini-me, here's what I like and approve of from the new cartoons and kid shows:

    - Powerpuff Girls
    - Samurai Jack
    - The Justice League
    - Dexter's Laboratory
    - The X-men
    - Thunder Cats (boy do they make the male cats look sexy! meow!!)
    - Batman Beyond and the original WB Batman cartoon
    - Blue's Clues
    - Bob the Builder (yes we can!)
    - Dragon Tales
    - Little Bill
    - The one with the school bus and school teacher, can't remember the name, they go on adventures and things...
    - Teletubbies. She still likes this, even tho' it's for toddlers. I have a slight issue with Tinky Winky carrying a purse, but that's another issue :chuckle

    I do not like Dragonball Z - too violent and I cannot figure out what the heck it's about. I think all you do is fight, grunt, and bleed. Sounds like the WWF. Along the same lines of Japanese anime`, I fail to understand Pokemon, but if she wants to watch it, she can.
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  2. Poll: NEW cartoons/kid's shows you like...

    • Powepuff Girls

      0% 0
    • Pokemon

      0% 0
    • Samurai Jack

      0% 0
    • Dragonball Z

      0% 0
    • Bob the Builder

      0% 0
    • Little Bill

      0% 0
    • "Other"

      66.67% 6
    • The Justice League

      22.22% 2
    • Blue's Clues

      33.33% 3
    • Don't watch cartoons or kid's shows...

      0% 0
    9 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 27 Comments

  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    SpongeBob Squarepants Rocks!!!

  5. by   indeed
    Ohhhhhhhhhh LasVegasRN!!! Batman Beyond and Batman, The Animated Series. I LIVE for these two shows! Hehe. Certified Batman junky here. Unfortunately, I don't have cable and haven't had it for three years so I have to beg folks to tape stuff for me. But it's all good because then I get to rewatch everything. Best line ever is in the first episode of Batman Beyond when Terry is fighting Mr. Fix..."You're pretty strong for some kid who thinks he's Batman" and Terry's all up in there with "I AM Batman!" Garh, goosebumps just thinking about it.

    Indeed.
  6. by   Furball
    Yup SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS is the cutest little thing since the pet rock craze, who would've thought an ordinary SPONGE can be so cute?
  7. by   angelac1978
    Blue's Clues is a great show. Also, Bear in the Big Blue House. Comes on Disney, I think. My neice and nephews love it! Also, Franklin (actually mu hubby watches this one!) he about died of embarrasment when I caught him watching it! :roll :roll :roll
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    spongebob rules!!!

    heather
  9. by   Whisper
    I would vote other, I love 'Arthur' it is anice friendly cartoon, but no where near as good as the ones I watched when I was younger such as 'Dangermouse' or 'Button moon'.

    And LasVegasRN, I know many teenagers, and older that love the teletubbies, I think I still have a Po doll somewhere next to my cookie monster!!!
  10. by   Furball
    Whatever happened to "He-Man" of the 80's?

    I like "Rock-o's Modern Life"

    "Butt Ugly Aliens" is rather weird.
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by indeed
    Ohhhhhhhhhh LasVegasRN!!! Batman Beyond and Batman, The Animated Series. I LIVE for these two shows! Hehe. Certified Batman junky here. Unfortunately, I don't have cable and haven't had it for three years so I have to beg folks to tape stuff for me. But it's all good because then I get to rewatch everything. Best line ever is in the first episode of Batman Beyond when Terry is fighting Mr. Fix..."You're pretty strong for some kid who thinks he's Batman" and Terry's all up in there with "I AM Batman!" Garh, goosebumps just thinking about it.

    Indeed.

    I think Kevin Conroy has the sexiest voice in cartoons. He IS Batman. That episode was the best! I loved Bruce kicking punk A$$ with a cane! LOVED IT! I love how they portray him as an older man but STILL with so much passion about him as a crime fighter. I tell you a scene that almost brought a tear to my eye - did you see the one where they tried to convince him that he (Bruce) was crazy? That he was hearing voices? Terry asked him how he knew he wasn't hearing voices and wasn't going crazy. Bruce replied, "Because the voice in my head kept calling me Bruce." Terry says, "But, that's your name!". Bruce replies, "I don't call myself Bruce in my subconcious". Terry says, "Who do you call yourself?" And Bruce just turns and looks at him. I LOVE THAT!! BATMAN ROCKS!!!!!!!
  12. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by Furball
    Whatever happened to "He-Man" of the 80's?

    I like "Rock-o's Modern Life"

    "Butt Ugly Aliens" is rather weird.
    Ahhh, He-Man. Now you're talking my brother's era. He loved He-Man, Transformers, and Silverhawks. Have never seen Rock-o or Butt Ugly Aliens.

    Does anyone remember that show with Nelson Reilley - Lidville, the Land of Lids? Or something like that? Used to come on right after H.R. Puff-n-Stuff. It was a show about big hats. Big talking hats. This was in the early 70's.
  13. by   anitame
    Dora Dora Dora the Explorer!
    My 2 1/2 and 4 year old daughters LOVE her. It's a really cute show. Second favorite is Blue's Clues. Little Bill gets on my nerves, he whines more than my kids! :imbar
    Nice thread! something different.

    Anita
  14. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by indeed
    Ohhhhhhhhhh LasVegasRN!!! Batman Beyond and Batman, The Animated Series. I LIVE for these two shows! Hehe. Certified Batman junky here. Indeed.
    I think I am too..... One more thing, did you see Batman Beyond where they brought back Mr. Freeze? I won't give away the end if you didn't. Call me a wuss, but I actually cried at the end. I don't care what anybody says, but Victor Freeze loves/loved his wife. Completely and totally. The animators/writers should win an Emmy for that episode.

    Some of these cartoons I really believe are adult cartoons with adult themes cleverly disguised as "kid's" cartoons. Especially the Batman and X-men cartoons.
  15. by   shay
    Yeah, man...I wuz gonna say, 'HEY, WHERE THE HELL'S SPONGEBOB ON THIS POLL??'

    SPONGEBOB RULES!!!

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