Animated Animations

I have a confession.

I love cartoons. I always have.

In fact, when I was little, my two favourite cartoons were He-Man and Tom & Jerry. I had several videos of these two cartoons (and some of Mickey Mouse and the gang though they were never my favourites). I still remember my routine in kindergarten — school, come home and eat, study, and watch videos of my cartoons. My grandfather was great — he was the one who recorded them all for me from the telly.

I donโ€™t know how I began to like He-Man. All I know is that I watched so much of it, I can still sing the opening tune. He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe (who otherwise, was Prince Adam, the wuss). Just so you know, it has not had an impact on the kind of guys I am attracted to today — I would never go for a He-Man (in the big muscular sense, that is). I think somewhere back home, I still have the videos.

Tom and Jerry — I could watch this even today as a 24 year old. And no, I’m not ashamed to say that I still giggle like I did as a kid. I know Tom & Jerry has copped flak for the violence and the supposed racial undertones, but to me back then as a kid, it did not have a negative influence. (True, I did think about what it would be like to get my sister into trouble like Jerry got Tom….but let’s not go there.)

Some of my other all-time favourites include the Looney Tunes — I love Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, Porky Pig, The Road Runner and Wile E Coyote. And yes, I still watch them on Saturday mornings on the Warner Brothers show ๐Ÿ™‚
As I’ve grown older, the cartoons have definitely changed from what they used to be. I find that I like fewer (and I doubt that has anything to do with me maturing; rather I think it’s the fact that cartoons on Nickelodeon and Disney have lost their charm). I still enjoy Spongebob Squarepants and Fairly Odd-Parents and get a laugh out of them.
But it’s Bugs and co. and Tom & Jerry that definitely take me back to that happy, carefree place I once was. With no troubles. And no worries.
Ah, to be a child again.
Unfortunately, these days, I doubt it’s the same.
Until next time,

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  • Reply
    Orhan Kahn
    November 29, 2008 at 6:00 am

    I wish they had Sponge Bob Square Pants when I was a kid!

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    Psych Babbler
    December 1, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Ditto Orhan!

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    December 1, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I loved He-Man too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 4, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Ohh I still love cartoons and animation ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Psych Babbler
    December 5, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    @ Jessica: Oh, that’s cool. Did you know…I have never really met anyone who liked He-Man. Good to know! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Reema: Yep…I still do too…love going to watch the animated movies, although some I reckon are now done for the sake of making an animated movie.

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    […] My favourite cartoons though would have to be Tom and Jerry and He-Man. I had previously written an entire post on cartoons […]

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