Disney made lots of cartoons. Many of them spin-offs of movies or characters from said movies. This is one of a few original creations made specifically as a series. It has a darker tone than any other Disney cartoon. Not to mention the guns were actually guns and could truly kill you in this one, but also blood. All that during the crackdown on cartoon violence in the 90's. It has one of the odder pairings in Elisa and Goliath. Ironically enough it was also one of the more serious and real-feeling relationships in cartoondom. Incredibly well written. Until The Goliath Chronicles atleast. Everything went downhill in that season.
Lots of movie-type people say comedy is the hardest thing they ever have to do. So how is it that a childrens cartoon can make it work on so many different levels. Besides how many other children's cartoons that make reference to Apocalypse Now or The Godfather do you know of. Flirted with the censors all the time. Minerva Mink was just the icing on the cake.
I want a sequel. Saying that; when I first heard of Avatar I thought it would be some crappy wannabe anime. So wrong. Stellar throughout, the series finale nailed it though. Azula cracking up was heartbreaking to see, and surprising. They spent all this time building her up, making you want to see her fall and when she does, you pity her. That's something right there. Also, rocks fall. People die.
It's X-Men. It's always going to be complicated and intriguing and appealing. Wolverine still kills people. Offcamera anyways. Cyclops has a got a stick so far up his ass you could mistake him for a puppet. Beast is a brilliant monster and Jean was complicated. It's as accurate a portrayal of the X-Men as you'll get in a cartoon. Its the best X-men cartoon before or since.
When you can make nuclear war sound like a nonevent, you know you're doing something right. The amount of the parental bonuses in this show are out the door through the roof. It's not quite as hamfisted as spongebob to its credit, I think.
More so because of its clever writing, and genius executive producer Lauren Faust than anything else. It has to be. It's about pastel colored magical ponies made to sell small girls toys. Yet it has found a very vocal fanbase among male adults, often referred to as "bronies". Yeah, I don't know how the internet works either.
want to watch cartoons with your kids but can't stand Dora. There's good news. There are some cartoons that are actually entertaining for kids as well as adults. Mind you, they're still made for kids, so indulge your inner child a little, would you.