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    Violent American Cartoons

    I just recently was watching Tom & Jerry on Cartoon Network and it hit me that there was lots of violent scenes such as Tom getting beat up by the big dog. In one scene Tom was carrying a shotgun shooting at Jerry. I mean when i was a little kid i wouldn't question the violent content because i thought it was funny to see Tom getting beat up in every episode. I find it really weird that most people would put anime into question regarding its violence content when American cartoons have violence content as well. What's your input on this?

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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    Tom and Jerry is banned in England because of the amount of Violence within the cartoons. Yet they still show the Simpson's. I mean even Noddy and little Red and Yellow Car was banned because of stereotypes.

    I think with American Cartoons, its more aimed for a younger age mostly. With Anime, its a general age so anyone can watch it. But with Cartoons, its aimed straight at children and it doesn't help with the amount of violence that is involved. However, although there is violence in Anime's it isn't just slap stick violence, its about the battle between right and wrong so it has an extra point to story line.
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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    well, you have to consider the era Tom and Jerry was made, it was during and after the second world war. Kids were different back then, heck, i saw a Popeye cartoon were he had a friend who kept trying to kill himself cuz he had no friends/family! now that was sad!

    personally, i don't think it's too much for kids to handle if they have good parents. i don't have to explain that, i think you all know what i mean... but i digress...

    it really depends on when you grow up that determines what is appropriate or not... i think it's the same as people not having safety labels on toys or coffee...


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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    Yea, they were violent. But that didn't make a bunch of killers. I mean, it was just for kids to laugh at. If you think about it as an adult, it would make you ask the question. If the coyote had enough money to buy all that stuff to go after the road runner, wouldn't you think that he could buy a meal instead? It was just a different generation. We liked the shows that we watched and we turned out just fine in the end.

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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    I find them really funny and actually, to tell you the truth, even though I am eighteen, when i feel down and depressed..........the cartoons cheer me up and my favorite is Tom and Jerry. I think they portray the violence in a funny way so that the kids get the laugh out of it......but not take it seriously......
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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    Well i think that violence in cartoons can be bad and good like the bad part is they could think its cool and do it the good part if it can be funny and injoyable and make people laugh i think that it should be allowed to kids .

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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    lol its been a while since i havnt seen tom and jerry i <3 those guys. Anyways yeah they were violent and mayb thats the reason y i turn out so violent. W.out violence cartoons will b very boring!
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    Re: Violent American Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by ketaro View Post
    I just recently was watching Tom & Jerry on Cartoon Network and it hit me that there was lots of violent scenes such as Tom getting beat up by the big dog. In one scene Tom was carrying a shotgun shooting at Jerry. I mean when i was a little kid i wouldn't question the violent content because i thought it was funny to see Tom getting beat up in every episode. I find it really weird that most people would put anime into question regarding its violence content when American cartoons have violence content as well. What's your input on this?

    ps; I don't know if this belongs here so, mea culpa.
    It's been that way for a while now. But, people DO rag on American cartoons too. Just not as much as anime. I personally think it's because they'd rather put the blame on another country, rather than own up to the fact that the've been letting kids watch violence for ages now.

    Just like the people who try to say video games are ruining society. "They all just need someone to point their finger at and say--to quote Al Pachino in Scarface--That's da bad guy!"


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