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It’s For Kids

“You’re DEAD if you only aim for kids. Adults are kids only grown up, anyway.”

-Walt Disney

Whenever I see an animated kids’ movie gone bad, I will hear the excuse “it’s a kids movie, of course it’s going to bad.” If people are going to use that argument for poorly made kids movies or kids cartoons, I might as well use the same excuse for badly made adult shows. “Oh it’s a cartoon for adults, of course it’s going to be bad and offensive.”

Sure cartoons and movies are mainly targeting at kids, but adults want to watch too. Is it the norm for kids movie or cartoon being bad? People who usually only aim for kids are pushing adults away. If a show is bad and a kid wants to watch it with their parent, the parent will be very reluctant or not watch it all. Do kids not deserve quality entertainment?

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Anisa Harris wrote:

    Interesting post and great opening quote! You have a great point, kids deserve quality entertainment. Besides, they’re getting smarter. Before we know it, these bad cartoons won’t keep their attention either. Thanks for sharing!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:49 am | Permalink
  2. Colleen Mullins wrote:

    As someone who wants to become involved in making animated movies, I really appreciate this post as this topic is something I have to explain often. I’ve heard that I’m immature for liking these things and childish for wanting to make them (but who is supposed to make them then if you’re telling me adults can’t?!)
    I’ve actually written a whole paper before on how badly animation is mistreated so I could go on for ages; but essentially, it’s not fair to kids and it’s not fair to the adults who work on these films to have them brushed off as dumb nonsense, especially when many of these films carry moral meanings and valuable life lessons, even if adults can’t always see them.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm | Permalink