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Offline Brian

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Cartoon Watchers?
« on: July 14, 2003, 09:37 AM »
I was just thinking this weekend, and was curious if there are many cartoon watchers out there?  My wife sometimes gives me a hard time because I watch them from time to time (although she will watch with me)...but I guess I just enjoy them.  Currently, I watch X-Men Evolutions, the 90s X-men series that is on ABC Family, occasionally the Spiderman cartoon on ABC Family, Masters of the Universe (although I haven't seen it for awhile), and I also caught the new MTV Spiderman last Friday (not too bad).  I also used to watch Justice League somewhat regularly, but I haven't seen that for a long time either.  I also see there is a new "Teen Titans" series coming out (this week I think?)...might watch it to see what it is like.  I'm also looking forward to the "Clone Wars" cartoon coming up, even if its only in 3 minute episodes.  I guess I also regularly watch the Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy, although I don't really count those as "cartoons" more like comedy shows to me :).

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2003, 10:39 AM »
I used to watch cartoons religiously, but recently I've been watching a lot of old TV shows on TV Land.  But as far as cartoons go, I still will watch Tom & Jerry quite a bit.  They were one of my favorites when I was a kid.  Woody Woodpecker was another one of my favorites, but I haven't been able to find then on TV though.
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2003, 10:42 AM »
Oh yeah, seeing that post also reminded me that I occasionally watch the Looney Tunes when they happen to be on....that was always one of my favorites, and I watched it as a child, through high school and college, and some times now even.  I think many of those cartoons have stood the test of time well.  I also catch Spongebob Squarepants on occasion, but it has been awhile...its actually funnier than I thought :).
« Last Edit: July 14, 2003, 11:17 AM by mosnab »

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2003, 11:05 AM »
I watch all the old Transformer and GI Joe cartoons that I have.  I watch all the earlier Dragon Ball Z episodes.  As far a current stuff I watch Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, Sponge Bob Squarepants, and Spiderman of ABC family.  Occasionally I get to watch the X-men on ABC family.
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2003, 11:16 AM »
In my days, Spiderman & Rocket Robin Hood was in.  ;D
I did get a kick out of Animaniacs! ReBoot is not much of a cartoon but more CGI but still good IMO.

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2003, 12:04 PM »
I mostly watch the saturday cartoons since there is nothing on Saturday or Sunday TV but paid ad, sports, or cartoons.  Since I don't have cable I usually just watch the new stuff on the regular chanles mostly the WB and abc stuff.

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 12:46 PM »
I'm 12 so I'd say Ed Edd and Eddy, Spongebob Squarepants, Kim Possible, both X-men, Spider-man, Hulk, Dexters Lab, Fairly Odd Parents, Rocket Power, Jimmy Netron, Hey Arnold, and a few more.
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 01:29 PM »
I'm 30 years old, and when I was a kid I remember waking up at 6am to watch all the awesome Saturday morning cartoons.  But the cartoons that are out for kids today pretty much suck if you ask me.  All the ones I used to watch had some sort of violence in them... not anymore.

I forgot to mention that I used to love the Gobots, Transformers and GI Joe.  Does anyone know if the original shows of those are on TV anywhere?  I saw a newer version of the Transformers, but it wasn't really worth watching.  And yes, I do get Cartoon Network, so let me know if those are ever on TV.  Thanks!
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2003, 07:02 PM »
I still watch the occassional cartoon. Hard not to now with the Cartoon Network and all. In addition to the norm like Simpsons, The Family Guy and SouthPark, I'll usually watch Futurama and GI Joe whenever they are on. And I'd still watch Beavis and Butthead if they were still on.  ;D

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2003, 11:02 PM »
Ren and Stimpy.
Pinky and the Brain.
Simpsons.

Old loony tunes are the classics of my heart.  I'll watch newer x-men and spidey when I get a chance.  The spiderman cartoon DVD's are pretty well done, if a little disjointed.  Still, can't compare to the old spiderman cartoons of the late 60s.  What high quality animation and music as well ;)
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2005, 03:43 PM »
Kind of an older topic, but while going through some of our "higher up" cable channels, I was going through the guide as to what was on the network "Boomerang" and "Nicktoons".  I was happy to see that the old Looney Tunes are replayed each night on Boomerang, those were always some of my favorites.  I think I watched them pretty regularly all through childhood, high school and college, until they took them off of our local ABC station on Saturday mornings and replaced them with the Lizzie Maguire type shows.  Also, Nicktoons shows Animaniacs each night, which I've always thought was a funny show.  I know quite a few of us watched that in high school even when we had the chance, seems to carry over to an older audience in some ways.  Anyways, anyone watching cartoons from time to time?  Here's what I've been catching occasionally:

Looney Tunes - (on Boomerang nightly catch it every so often, I've sometimes considered picking up one of those Golden Collection DVD sets, anyone have either of them...what do you think of them?)

Animaniacs - (now on Nicktoons nightly, I've watched it a few times over the past couple weeks)

90s Spider-Man and X-Men (or any other Marvel) - These are on ABC Family, so I'll watch them if I happen to be lying around on a Saturday morning.  I've seen most of them several times though, so I don't watch them quite as much anymore.  I do enjoy when you can occasionally find the old "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" on Toon Disney.  That show brings back some memories.  Also, on the Marvel front, I recently saw that Boomerang is playing the old (60s) Fantastic Four cartoon at about 10:30 CST here.  A little before my time, but I've caught it a couple of times just to see what it was like.  My dad said he remembers watching that.

Justice League (Unlimited) - I watch this fairly regularly, always been a fan.  I think the majority of the episodes cross over to "adults" pretty well, and I just like how it is animated too.

And, when it comes back....Clone Wars.  I have really enjoyed this animated series, and can't wait for the DVD and Season 3 episodes next week.  It takes some liberties, and makes parts of it more unworldly in a cartoon way, but it works.  I wouldn't mind seeing Star Wars continue in this manner after the movies.

Mainly these, and the other animated standbys such as Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama and other Adult Swim, but I don't necessarily consider these "cartoons", although they are animated.  Anyways, any other cartoon watchers out there?
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 09:53 AM »
This is an older thread, but I was just reading this news at Newsarama, basically stating that Fox is done with Saturday morning cartoons at the end of this year.  Now, I don't watch that channel on Saturdays or anything, but its just sad how Saturday morning cartoons on the "major networks" are going the way of the dodo.  ABC, NBC, CBS, and now FOX essentially have no animation at this point, with "The CW" being the only non-cable channel that shows them.  I know almost everyone probably has cable at this point, and there's plenty of animation to be had there, but its just sort of sad to me to think that kids these days won't grow up with that Saturday morning goodness that we did.  Maybe they don't care the way we did (and that's why its slowly going away from these networks), but I know I looked forward to it every weekend.  I still have good memories of watching Looney Tunes repeats on our local ABC station every Saturday, not to mention other Saturday favorites like Super Powers/Friends, Smurfs, etc.  The other classics of our time, like GI Joe, Transformers, and He-Man were on during the week (before/after school) around here - but again, on "local" channels.  Anyways, another one of those good nostalgic, "simpler days" type of things moving on.

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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 01:22 PM »
Well that blows. I got rid of cable years ago. It's just too expensive. I don't get the CW either with the digital receiver. I don't know if it's because CW doesn't offer a digital HD channel in broadcast or we're just out of the signal range. Looks like no Saturday morning toon's for me. I think there's going to be an ongoing decrease in the number of cable subscribers in the short term if we're not already seeing it. Saturday morning's aren't intentionally cartoon mornings around my house but we end up watching them anyway. At least there are box sets to be had.
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 02:12 PM »
The only thing I watch is the Clone Wars cartoon if I remember to DVR it, which I usually do.  I would watch GI Joe if it was on, but I don't care to actually buy the DVD's as I've heard they are crap anyway.

Does Family Guy and The Simpson's count?  If so, I do watch them when I get the opportunity.
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Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 02:31 PM »
Yeah, I'm in the non-cable crowd.  I've got a two year old (and six month old), so we watch some cartoons.  In particular the 2 yr old likes the Disney series of DVDs that has the classic Disney shorts with Donald, Chip, Dale, Mickey, etc.  I've never been huge any TV cartoon series, though I watched them when I could.

Our digital receiver gets a signal from the local CW affiliate, but my brother doesn't get any channels on his digital receiver, though I think that's because of where his apartment is (behind a hill from the transmission towers...)
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