Thursday, April 12, 2007

'80s Cartoons Make a Comeback

I'm know Liz will appreciate this news item, but I'm sure that plenty of our readers are the right age to appreciate it, too: CBS is bringing Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears back to their cartoon lineup. And, damn it all, kids, you'll enjoy them. In our day, cartoons were cartoons, as well as merchandise tie-ins, and they were about desserts or recycling or girl bands, not about creepy girls with no noses. And since TMNT is making a comeback, too, I think you kids will only be seeing more of the classic '80s cartoons that, when you think about them 20 years later, will make no sense to you or sound really stupid ("Heart!"), but you appreciate them anyway because you know you used to like them. It's a rite of passage, kids.

3 comments:

Liz said...

On the one hand, that is all kinds of awesome. Care Bears rocks. On the other hand, they will probably be horribly perverted versions of my favorite shows from childhood. Like those creepy new My Little Ponies that look all anime. Hmm.

Colleen said...

Dude, a lot of my little ponies ive seen in stores look exactly like the old ones. I should dig em out and check...

but granted, i imagine they have some "new andd improved!" models too i have not yet seen >.<

Liz said...

It's mostly that the eyes are way huge.

Old school: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:My_Little_Pony.jpg

New school: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:MyLittlePony-RunawayRainbow.jpg

(Sorry, too lazy to do proper html)