Tada! Welcome to the first post of my official cartoon blog. This will basically be a place for me to break down various episodes of my favorite cartoon shows with accompanying insights, commentaries, and jokes. I don’t have a specific order planned for any shows; expect analysis of any given episode of any given animated show at any time. Random Posts!
Why? Because cartoons inspire me, they are one of my favorite art forms and can be utilized to tell a variety of stories that would be other wise too difficult to produce via other media, or would be somehow lessened by a media other than animation. What do I mean by that?
(Get ready for nerd talk.)
Well, in animated programs, every frame has been constructed specifically, nothing has been left to chance. Furthermore, the acting is exclusively limited to voice, allowing the director more control over the subtleties of character expression, and allowing the actors more liberty and the ability to play a variety of roles. While much can be said for live-action media, which often allows for more creative input from multiple creators and visions as well as a certain chaotic and ‘unplanned’ element that lead to phenomenal works of entertainment, I have always been fascinated by the animated shows that allow for a more controlled, singular production of a specific person’s imagination. Many of the shows I plan to talk about here are the brainchild of one or two people, but that doesn’t mean that they are superior to other programs or to live-action entertainment; just that I have more to say about them.
So! Stay tuned for shiny new posts!
Lots of posts!
And of course, puns.