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    The Throbbing Brain Offers its Erudite Opinions Concerning Kiddie Cartoons

    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Jacob Two-Two? I find their stylization too artsy fartsy for my tastes (although I adore the Canadian accents). As animation styles featured on Qubo go, my favorite is found on Willa's Wild Life. Very Shag-inspired and I happen to like Googie architecture too (which abounds in that show).
    Discussing the finer points of these shows is proving much more meaningful than with my bunch of kids. They just stare at me blankly, or tell me it's hard to have a nerdy, nerdy man for a father.

    I agree about Willas' Wild Life, especially regarding the architecture (and those elephants with the strained, neurotic voices - classic)...but if you DIS Jacob Two-Two again I'll have to fight you.
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    Okay, I actually like the animation style in 'Jane and the Dragon'. That 'textured' effect ursus refers to on the 'Loser' thread is actually a lack of texturing. Next time you watch it take close look at, say, a castle wall and you'll see it's a perfectly flat plane with the stones and mortar drawn on it in 2D. It's quite inventive really (and cost saving too)

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    My daughters love Phineas and Ferb.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    My daughters love Phineas and Ferb.
    Because it is great. I enjoy the humor in it. It is written by the guys that did Rocco's Modern Life. Which was also great.

    My son loves Mickey Mouse Playhouse...which is tough. The mouse is obviously stupid, as he always needs tools to do the most mundane things. I always tell my son that he shouldn't use Mickey's logic. Why would you put a rug on a glass bridge? Why? Just use the other bridge that is next to it if you are so worried about breaking it...geez...
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    Not to go all historyically geeky, but can anything really compare to Fraggle Rock? Is that still being run on any stations?
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    Not that I know of, but that show was awesome. Speaking of 80's puppet driven shows/movies, does anyone remember The Dark Crystal?
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    We do not have cable, so I realize there is an entire pantheon of cartoon stuff I have no access to except when staying in a hotel. So, all of that aside, my hands down favorite cartoons right now are:

    Martha Speaks and Arthur. As fun for me as an adult (well, sort of and adult) to watch as for the kids. good writing, great timing and fairly sophisticated jokes.

    Last weekend, for Family Movie Night, we watched The Muppet Movie. Cut to my wife watching with jaw dropped as I sang along to almost all the songs. And the kids didn't even balk at the antiquated manual puppetry...

    Movin' Right Along ("a bear in his natural habitat - a Studabaker!"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVn6Yz9W-ng

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    Yep. Ever since Jim Henson died things just haven't been the same.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Not to go all historyically geeky, but can anything really compare to Fraggle Rock? Is that still being run on any stations?
    Fraggle Rock was the Holy Grail for me as a youngster. I remember going to my cousins house who had HBO to watch it.
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    Martha Speaks and Arthur. As fun for me as an adult (well, sort of and adult) to watch as for the kids. good writing, great timing and fairly sophisticated jokes.
    Those are pretty good PBS Kids cartoons. I would also put in Curious George for good writing and story telling. It is a shame our PBS station (KCET out of Los Angeles) is separating from PBS next year.

    I might get lampooned for this one, but have any of you seen the new Scooby Doo cartoon on Cartoon Network called "Mystery Inc."? The writing and animation is pretty good, not to mention the whole story arc of Shaggy hooking up with Velma and Daphanie having the hots for Fred, but he is too stupid to realize it. Cracks me up,

    Another one is Sponge Bob Square Pants. Ya, i know it is old, but deep down below the surface there are many good adult humor references that just blow by the kids heads. Much like early Simpson Episodes from 1990 to about 2000.
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    Huh?

    What the hexx all you all talking about? I have absolutely no knowledge of almost every program mentioned. Get off my lawn.

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    Showing my age - What about Johnny Quest ? or The Thunderbirds ?
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    Oh My !!!

    Showing my age.....

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    Oh my !!!

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