Reasons Why Old Cartoons Are Better Than New

egnomac
Cartoons today don't measure up to cartoons of yesteryear

The Top Ten

1 Better Characters

They don’t have such older content

Old Cartoons are Decent(1990s/Early 2000s And Even Most Of Late 2000s) But New Cartoons is Not All That Great

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. - egnomac

The modern characters were better. - AinezoChan

2 Comments
2 They Were Way Funnier

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

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.

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

Actually, they were cringe. - AinezoChan

1 Comment
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.

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

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

The animation very superior for its time.

1 Comment
4 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. - egnomac

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

Not true. - AinezoChan

6 Older Episodes Were Better

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 - egnomac

Old episodes are annoying. - AinezoChan

7 Nicktoons Was Better Before

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

Yeah! Now they just air crap like Crashletes

yes

8 Cartoon Network (Nod Era) Is Better Than The New Cartoon Network

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

Agreed but I still hate CN. - AinezoChan

9 CW 4Kids Is Better Than Vortex
10 They Weren't Trying To Be Hip With The Kids

What is even wrong with being hip with the kids? - AinezoChan

The Contenders

11 They Had Great Video Game Shows
12 Jetix, Kids WB, Fox Kids, Toon Disney ,CW 4Kids are canceled they are great kids Channels

They all sucked but Jetix. Disney is better. - AinezoChan

13 Abundance of Hand Drawn Animation
14 They Were Not as Politially Correct

That's true

15 Older Spongebob Episodes Are Better Than the New Episodes

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

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. - ZZDOORAL

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

1 Comment
16 New Shows are More Kid Friendly
17 They're More Interesting

How about you have grown up.

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

18 Cartoons Were Regularly Shown In Theaters

Oh really?

Cartoons shown in theaters? Oh come on, that's so ridiculous! - AinezoChan

19 New Shows Don't Have Any Moral Lesson

? New shows like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, MLP, and a dozen of other ones are actually teaching kids (and adults) about life lessons like how to accept failure. They mix emotional moments and humor together. Way better then old cartoons do. My opinion but what did you learn from Tom and Jerry? Sure it was funny to watch but that’s it!

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.

Not true! Tge 7D and MLP FiM do have moral lessons. - AinezoChan

20 Preschool Shows Were More Educational

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

21 They Did Not Shove Bad Propaganda Down One's Throat
22 They are Less Annoying
23 They Have Classical Music
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Top 10 Things that Make Old Roblox Better Than New Roblox Top Ten New Cartoons that May Actually Surpass the Old Cartoons Why Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha and Flordia Georgia Line is Better Than Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Top Ten Things that Make Modern Family Guy Better Than Old Family Guy Top Ten New Songs of 2017 that Got Old Quick

List StatsUpdated 11 Mar 2019

100 votes
23 listings
5 years, 165 days old

Top Remixes

1. Better Characters
2. They Had Better Cartoonists
3. They Were Way Funnier
egnomac
1. They Were Way Funnier
2. Cartoon Network (Nod Era) Is Better Than The New Cartoon Network
3. Older Episodes Were Better
MEGAMANZEROSTRIDER

WRemix

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.