Children have become much more interested in cartoons over many years and it has become a primary force in their lives. Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three children become enthusiastic viewers. This has become a problem because too many children are watching too much television and the shows that they are watching even if they are cartoons have become violent and addictive. The marketing of cartoons has become overpowering. I examined a variety of cartoons on both commercial and public television to observe the content of children's programming and determine the effects, both positive and negative, that programs have on children.
How Satirical Cartoons Have Become a Flashpoint for Violence in Europe and Abroad
Violence and animation nearly go hand in hand, and these days the two are about as common as any TV show or movie genre there is. Superhero cartoons and action animations nearly require it, and everyone from little kids to teens to adults alike, enjoy a little combat in their toons. Let's take a look at ten of the top shows to use violence in the most effective or memorable way. This beloved Adult Swim animation has gained a cult following and avid fanbase, clamoring for more content since the show's disappointing cancellation in When you talk about TV shows that use violence as a centerpiece for their comedy, most would immediately think of the now-classic Family Guy as a prime example. Taking the classic sitcom-parodying formula from The Simpsons and amping up the shock value and number of cultural references, Family Guy by its very nature needed to be chock full of violent cutaways and visual gags.
The content portrayed in cartoons has evolved since their first appearance in the early s. The level of censorship has expanded with the progression of time, as the views and perceptions of society have changed. However, the direction in which cartoon censorship has evolved does not appear to have a direct correlation to any particular influence, in fact it tends to be less open and accepting. This directly contrasts the current progressive trend of expanding social tolerance to controversial.
Cartoon violence is the representation of violent actions involving animated characters and situations. This may include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted. Animated violence is sometimes partitioned into comedic and non-comedic cartoon violence. Opinions on the influences of cartoon violence vary.