March 04, 2006

2d or not 2d

2d or not 2d...that is the question.

For the record, I never questioned the 2d medium. We all love cartoons don't we? I think the issue really isn't between 2d vs. has always boiled down to stories and the quality of the stories. 2d never died as an art form. The storytelling is what died.

When Jimmy Neutron came out, rumors were that Michael Eisner was screaming, "Where is MY Jimmy Neutron!" Thus with the success of that show, and the emerging new technology of 3d, Mr. Eisner declard that 2d is dead. This is coming from the same man who sanctioned cheap-quals, and low quality hack jobs from foreign countries. If anyone killed 2d, is was probably Disney.

I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. My brothers and I would wake up at 2am-3am and turn on the television. (we had no comprehension of time) We would stare at the snowy screen, or the color bar and wait and wait. One brother would stand guard and let us know when the cartoons came on, the others would sleep. We would take turns until finally, the cartoons fed us our morning bowl of a long awaited television fix. Mmmmmm...those were the good ol' days. That era has come and gone. Whatever happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Where did thy go wrong?

Now we get live action shows with teens and their teeny bopper problems. The shows are boring, unappealing, and idiotic. My kids will never understand that wonderful age of television.

Let's bring back that Saturday morning magic.......

somehow. somewhere.

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