Cartoons of the Baby Boomer Era

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang

Charlie Brown is a cartoon character that has influenced millions of of viewers that watched the cartoon TV show that continues to be aired year after year.

People who where born in what is called the baby boomer era like myself, grew up watching the now classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Be My Valentine Charlie Brown.

Tom and Jerry

The Tom and Jerry cartoon also entertained millions of viewers during the baby boomer era. The cartoon is based on two main characters who are called Tom and Jerry.

Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse and in every episode Tom is trying to figure out some way to capture and eat Jerry. Other characters like ducks, birds, and dogs was a part of the show to add extra humor.

Davey and Goliath

Davey and Goliath was a claymation cartoon about a boy and his dog and the everyday adventures and changes young children face as they grown up.

The Davey and Goliath series was based on moral lessons for young kids to view and hopefully learn good moral values.

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Forgotten DIC Cartoons: The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil

Every so often, classic animated characters are brought back for a new generation of children. Such was the case with Beany and Cecil, who started off as puppets on Time for Beany before becoming the stars of their own animated series in the 1960s. Following the latter’s long run on Saturday mornings and in syndication, in 1988, the characters were brought back for a new Saturday morning cartoon entitled The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil, courtesy of DIC (now a part of Cookie Jar) and future Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. The series, which aired on ABC, would not last very long, unlike other shows such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the various Scooby Doo shows which have introduced long running characters to new generations.

As was the case with the classic series, the show followed the adventures of Beany, the propeller cap-wearing boy; his pal Cecil, the lovable sea serpent; and Beany’s Uncle Huffenpuff, a famous explorer. They would visit numerous locations and meet a variety of characters, most notably the villainous Dishonest John, known for his wicked laugh and schemes that tended to backfire. While the cartoons tended to remain faithful to the classic shows, the …

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The Legend of Zelda Cartoon Review

I grew up watching The Legend of Zelda cartoon. Today I am going to review this TV show. You can buy the TV episodes on DVD. I really think this is one of the best cartoons to come out in the 80s. The music and the atmosphere is very good in this show. I also think they did a great job of portraying Link and Zelda in the show.

But of course my favorite character would have to be the evil Gannon. His voice is so evil and sinister, and he is so funny! Some of the best scenes are about the evil Gannon. The animation is very magical and powerful for the time it was made in. If you like The Legend of Zelda, then I think you will really enjoy this TV show series! After watching a lot of these episodes I wish they would make a Legend of Zelda movie! I hope you enjoyed you review and have a great day!…

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Source Code Movie Review

Duncan Jones’s 2011 sci-fi thriller “Source Code” revealed a thematic continuity from his debut film “Moon.” His movies search for humanity within the fantastical realms of science. While in essence most all science fiction is just that, Jones does so with a philosopher’s gumption.

With “Moon” Jones explored how identity could be violated through a harvested clone, played by Sam Rockwell. In an intimate story, “Moon” questioned the very nature of what it means to be human if cloned. With “Source Code” he superimposes this philosophical question of identity over the idea of alternate, or multiple universes.

Reviews labeled “Source Code” as a thrilling, yet confusing film, which forewarn unsuspecting audiences, but conceptually it’s nothing new to cinema. Alternate realities go back as far as Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the difference being that angels like Clarence evolved into scientific theories. A list of comparisons to “Source Code” are plentiful: “Groundhog Day,” “Frequency,” “12 Monkeys,” “Sliding Doors,” “Run Lola Run,” “The Butterfly Effect.” Of course “Donnie Darko” as well, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal who is the heart of “Source Code.” It was Gyllenhaal who championed Ben Ripley’s “Source Code” script into the hands of Duncan Jones.

Gyllenhaal plays a …

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Benefits of Watching Older Cartoons

The wonderful cartoons that we all enjoyed as kids growing up are now back as classic cartoons. Now I knwo that for me my kids love being able to watch these cartoons and I know that I like being able to share the memories that I have of these cartoons and watch my children build memories of there own. However, since the cartoons are older and ones that I have already seen then I know that I will be able to predict what type of cartoon my children will be seeing and what type of lessosn they will be learning. Here are the great benefits that I have found of having my kids watch the old classic cartoons that I loved.

The first great benefit is that with the older cartoons even though you can tell that the technnology was not as fluid as it is in today’s cartoons they are still top quality. However, if you take into consideration the technology that was available at the time it is the best quality of cartoons that you can have. So being able to watch a top quality cartoon is always a wonderful thing to do.

The second benefit that I …

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5 Great Classic TV Shows for the Family

Many parents can agree that today’s television just can’t compare with those classic TV shows from yesteryear. What are some of the bet shows from previous generations that kids today should watch? Here are a few of my favorites that I loved as a kid and my own kids have grown to enjoy.

Get Smart – Who doesn’t love the bumbling spy Maxwell Smart? I loved watching the syndicated reruns of this classic television show when I was a child and when I introduced it to my own offspring they fell in love with it as well. Get Smart is simply zany fun and classic comedy. After watching an episode though, I always know to expect that my children will plan out their own spy missions as they try to rid the world of K.A.O.S.

The Addams Family – Yep, they’re creepy and kooky and my kids love the spooky fun of The Addams Family as much as I did growing up. This show hearkens back to well before my time. My own parents watched it when it was originally aired, which means The Addams Family is a three-generation hit in my family. What have my children learned from watching …

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Get Smart Movie Review

I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the original Get Smart but I’d been seeing previews for the new movie and thought it looked okay. I enjoy Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, but the previews didn’t really promise anything too funny so when my Dad suggested seeing Get Smart, I thought why not. After seeing the movie I was glad he had, because I found this movie to be hilarious!

Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell, The Office) works as an analyst for a secret agency called Control. He always dreamed of being an agent, but was unable to pass the test. Finally, he passes and can’t wait to get started; unfortunately the Chief (Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine) can’t afford to loose his best analyst and does not promote him. A chance arrives soon enough when Control is infiltrated by KAOS, Control’s number one enemy, who steals all their secret agents identities and begins killing them off. Smart and a recently surgically changed Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway, The Devil Wears Prada) are the only agents not compromised and are teamed up to solve the case.

Get Smart is a movie filled with comedy and action. Director Peter …

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Top 10 Characters in Cartoon Movies

I know that at one time or another we have all been forced to watch a cartoon. If you were lucky you got to watch a good one, and thereby solidifying your idea that cartoons are good for children. If you watched a bad one, perhaps featuring a purple dinosaur, you are irrevocably scarred for life, and have a loosening of the bowels at the thought of another such torturous 90 minutes.

I have to be honest, I love cartoon movies. I have five nephews, a niece, and a great-nephew, and they require the watching of these movies. Again honesty intrudes and I have to let you know that I personally own most of Disney’s collected works, I think Pixar is the next best thing since sliced bread, and Dreamworks was just what the doctor ordered to shake up the complacent world of animated movies. That all having been said, as an adult, my taste in what we watch, I have noticed, varies greatly from what the little ones ask to see. Their ideas of great movies are not spun by the great quotes, the unique and funny characters, or the by play with the rest of the “cast”. They …

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