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.

They were unforgettable and had a lot of backstories

They don’t have such older content

While We Do Have Amazing Cartoons With Good Characters Like The Ones In Steven Universe, MLP:FIM, Adventure Time And Gravity Falls...
Most Other Cartoons Have Terrible, Unlikable, Flat, And Backstoryless Characters.

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.

Nowadays they do dumb jokes

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.

They Had William Hanna & Joseph Barbara, Chuck Jones & Tex Avery while cartoonist today don't have the same passion that all these guys have.

Cartoonists today don't care about making the product better they just do them for the money.

Why do people praise classic cartoonists like crazy? They must be nostalgiatards.

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

6 The Older Episodes Were Better

The older episodes are good

The newer ones are garbage

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 Nicktoons Was Better

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

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

Nicktoons started to create old episodes

Yeah! Now they just air crap like Crashletes

8 Cartoon Network Was Better

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

Agreed but I still hate CN.

9 They Weren't Trying to Be Hip with the Kids
10 There was More Hand Drawn Animation
The Contenders
11 They Were Not as Politially Correct
12 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.

Finally! I thought I was the only one who thought that

I like both seasons 1-3 and 11 the best.

13 They Were More Mature

That's the truth

14 They Were More Interesting

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

15 CW 4Kids is Better Than Vortex
16 They Were Regularly Shown in Theaters
17 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.

They needed a lot of life lessons at the same time

18 The Preschool Shows Were More Educational

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

19 They Had Great Video Game Shows
20 They Were Less Annoying
21 They Had Classical Music
22 They Were Not Flash Animated
23 They Did Not Promote Bad Propaganda
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