Top 10 Reasons Why Old Cartoons Were Better Than New

Cartoons today don't measure up to cartoons of yesteryear.
The Top Ten
1 They Had Better Characters

They had Bugs Bunny The Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo minus Scrappy Doo, Felix the cat, Popeye, Mighty Mouse and you get the picture, while some old cartoon characters are featured in newer versions of their cartoons its not quite the same.

In my opinion I like Characters like Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Mickey Mouse Donald Duck Felix the cat Popeye Mighty Mouseand others. compare that to franchises like gravity falls with the only character from that show I remember being Bill.

I still remember awesome cartoons like Gumball, Adventure Time, Pokémon anime, Fairly Odd Parents, Avatar, Star Vs the forces of evil, Big city greens, Steven Universe, SpongeBob, Gravity Falls and many more good cartoons, they were never flat, they weren't stereotypes, memorable and very likable, but when I saw Ollie's Pack and It's Pony, they were unlikable and forgettable

2 They Were Way Funnier

Before they were actually funny. Today we have cartoons just trying to sound cool to children instead of making them laugh/smile. Of course, there are some cartoons that I still like, like adventure time and others, but the mast majority of them should've never have made it to the screen.

The cartoons now a days have a more confusing and strange kind of humor. Tom and Jerry had true humor that wasn't weird or gross and I truly appreciate the few cartoons who actually have good humor

Cartoons today are just filled with gross out and toilet humor which make me appreciate the good old days.

3 They Had Better Cartoonists

I remember watching shows that transported me to a new world where I could join loveable characters on an adventure of a lifetime. The reason I was transported to another world is because the animation was so creative and in depth and vivid that I could only feel as if I was there. BraveStarr for instance was one that was so beautifully animated that I felt as if I was a member of the gang. Some of the things could have been cheesy but the animation sold me. Another was Rupert the Bear which made it's surroundings so lush, beautiful, quaint, and full of life. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was another one that made me feel like I was there in the sewers; a fellow pizza eating, weapon weilding turtle.

4 They Had Better Cartoon Series

Tom and Jerry, Looney Toons, Duck Tales, The Flintstones, The Jestsons and so many great cartoons now they don't show most of them anymore.

5 They Weren't Over the Top

Actually, Ren & Stimpy and its vastly underrated contemporary Rocko's Modern Life were both incredibly over the top, although usually not in a bad way

Nowadays the good shows are full of doubts when bad shows are full of positive attention

6 The Older Episodes Were Better

I never got why people were saying SpongeBob was overrated or one of the worst shows ever because of a lack of good episodes. Same with the Simpsons. They just both lost their glory days of good episodes. It doesn't mean they were bad shows to start off with and it doesn't mean they are overrated.

Back in the day Sponge Bob was great but somewhere down the road the show completely fell apart.

Some longer running series like The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy all had their best episodes earlier on, but over the years they've completely run out of good ideas

7 Cartoon Network Was Better

When they got rid of the noods in 2009 with a live action launch, they destroyed their channel.

They were in big trouble, but nowadays they decided to end Teen Titans Go because the movie was a huge failure, CN is becoming a safer paradise in a bright future without Teen Titans Go

8 Nicktoons Was Better

Agreed. But still better except for Loud House, Winx and Regal Academy.

I wish Nickelodeon made proper new cartoons, because they just can't get a new cartoon right

9 They Weren't Trying to Be Hip with the Kids
10 There was More Hand Drawn Animation

The old animation style was infinetly better than this computer-made thing. Nearly all of my childhood movies and cartoons were hand-drawn, and it's very sad that it is not used as much as then. It felt like it gave soul to the story and the characters.

The Contenders
11 They Were Not as Politially Correct
12 They Were More Mature

They were never too dumb, but now they aren't what they used to be, If I were to create /help cartoons grow, then I'll do it for the future of animation!

They, indeed, took more creative liberty.

13 They Were More Interesting

The new ones are all boring. People just run out of ideas.

14 They Had Classical Music
15 The New Shows Don't Have Any Moral Lesson

There is no real moral lesson with the (new) old shows, like Tom & Jerry; Loony Toons (they really screwed that one) etc. with the old shows, they always had some form of lesson towards the kids. a good example is with the old Disney characters such as donald duck.

now its really just meant for wholesome entertainment that to me, makes no real sense.

16 They Were Less Annoying
17 CW 4Kids is Better Than Vortex
18 They Were Regularly Shown in Theaters
19 The Preschool Shows Were More Educational

Yeah because television for under 5s should always be learn not comedy.

20 They Were Not Flash Animated
21 Gags Were Over the Top and Downright Hilarious
22 They Were More Creative
23 They Had Great Video Game Shows
24 They Did Not Promote Bad Propaganda
25 They Were More Kid Friendly
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