05-04-2012 08:55 PM
What do you think when you see, well, maybe not 2009 and beyond, maybe 2008? 2007? i don't know, but the question is, what do you think when you see programs from later years like as listed before on Cartoon Planet?
Now I'd like to say that I totally respect the fact that we cannot shove our childhood or memories down the next round of childrens throats. though i'm not crazy some of Cartoon Network's latest programming, I can accept that our time is gone. And i'd really be lying if I said i was absolutely 100% opposed to later CartoonNetwork programming. That's not true at all, I did manage to a fair amount of it.
But I cannot lie, when I see "Flapjack" or even "Chowder" on Cartoon Planet, I get a little bit shaky... and not exactly that i'm downgrading these shows but I really would prefer to see other things on Cartoon Planet. I can understand that there can be severe complications of attaining completely older programming (TeenNick's "The 90's Are All That" had to deal with this problem), but the announcement of this block really gave off the feeling that we were to see more 90's programming. Ugh, well, the block itself never made that its official word, it never promised mostly 90's programming, it only said it intended for just older programming...
But what do you guys think? Do you love those types of later shows? I thought they were alright... Are you happy to just in general see older programming? I am. Do you dislike seeing those types of later shows? I'm sorry if I'm coming off as "radical" and offensive.
05-04-2012 08:56 PM
oh yes, I forgot to say...
If I made an error about the year of production for any show, please try and disregard it ;-; you can even see from the way that I wrote I was very unsure on terms of time references.
05-04-2012 09:07 PM
05-04-2012 10:09 PM
I think Cartoon Network should consider extending Cartoon Planet to two hours. I think in the first hour, they should target the newer-but-not on tv programming. So "My Gym Partners a Monkey" and "Camp Lazlo" and "Chowder" and more can be shown on that hour. You actually said the unsoftened version of my opinion. I'm cool with those shows, but I just don't think they belong on Cartoon Planet.
Then the next hour, keep it completely focused on programming before 2004, more so 90's. So I M Weasel, Cow + Chicken, Johnny Bravo, Dexters, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and more.
When it comes to a block that claims it's "classic" and is focused on making people remember things, Cartoon Network definitely needs to respect that the term classic isn't something you can just fuuuuuudge around with. In addition, there are two eras of Cartoon Network and both are incredibly active, as there are obviously many 90's kids and... obviously the current decade is getting populated ;-; so they can't just act like one doesn't exist, they need to respect that.
05-04-2012 10:44 PM
05-09-2012 11:29 PM - edited 05-09-2012 11:33 PM
Well there are more 2000s CN shows than 90s CN shows. I mean, I like both eras in general and I think Cartoon Planet is just fine the way it is.
I know shows like Dexter, Courage and Johnny B were here first, but that doesn't mean they should limit themselves to those shows only. Besides, the word classics doesn't always have to apply to the ones that were here first. It can also apply to vintage or just plain good shows.
05-09-2012 11:33 PM
That's actually a pretty good idea! Maybe split it into 30/30 minutes instead of two hours. Like maybe two of one era and two of the other. Or something like that. I don't think we'd be lucky enough for double the show
Thats actually not a bad idea. However, like I said before, there are more shows from the 00's on Cn than there are 90's shows. So the 90's shows will get reran much quicker and I don't know how well that would fare among the current generation of fans.
05-10-2012 02:38 AM
It's great they're bringing back classic programming, but I don't want to wait ten years to see reruns of Flapjack. Where will modern classics go, if not Cartoon Planet? (sure not HarHarThursdays or whatever CN's calling primetime these days.)
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