New vs. Old: Cartoons


Ariel Orr, Junior Editor

It’s time to talk about the great debate that’s weighing heavily on everyone’s mind. No, not Hillary vs. Trump, but new cartoons vs. old cartoons. It may sound silly, but cartoons have caused many verbal, and sometimes physical, fights. Let’s compare the differences between 1900 cartoons and 2000 cartoons.

Some old cartoons, such as Tom and Jerry, had little to no sound. There were background noises but very little talking between the characters. In modern day cartoons, such as Spongebob, you rarely ever see this because the quality of sound advanced during the 2000’s. 1 Point New

Let’s move on to the difference in cartoon content. This is a very controversial topic. I feel that older cartoons had a more meaningful message and focused on real life issues. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spongebob, but does he really teach kids anything about life? The answer is no. The show is for pure goofy entertainment without any true meaning or lesson. (That is if you don’t count how to protect the Krabby Patty formula a life lesson.) 1 Point Old

Lastly, and probably the biggest difference on everyone’s mind, is the development in animation. Color and digital effects have made modern cartoons look more realistic. We live in a society where everything is judged on it’s appearance. The bright colors make the images seem more 3D and attract the attention of the viewer, especially children. 2 Points New

After looking at what makes old cartoons so much different than new cartoons, it may look like new cartoons have the advantage. However, if you grew up watching 1900’s cartoons, such as Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, and The Rugrats, there is a good chance that they will always have your heart. It doesn’t really matter if the quality or sound isn’t as good as some of the cartoons today because those shows remind you of your childhood and that’s what makes them special. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide…do you prefer old cartoons or new cartoons?