What do you think of the cartoons that are being shown for children nowadays?

Carlin - posted on 08/01/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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I believe a lot of them are inappropriate- adult content and converstions, etc. Whatever happened to Bugs Bunny and Yogi Bear?

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Michelle - posted on 08/31/2009

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Netflix is your friend. All those good old TV shows that you watched when you were a kid are available on DVD. :)

We don't have cable and our TV is not hooked up to get broadcast. Instead it's connected to a computer with a huge harddrive that has every appropriate movie or TV show we could buy or download. All of the grown-up stuff is behind a password, and my kids are free to put on anything else they want -- Transformers, Gilligan's Island, Veggie Tales, and much more. They only get a few hours a week, though.

Dawn - posted on 08/29/2009

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I love the Nogin channel. Blues clues, Jacks big music show, Lazy Town. Plus we have Baby's first tv and it has no commercials. Its sort of like baby einstens stuff

Amy - posted on 08/28/2009

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I agree, I let Abe watch boomerang, Disney channels, Nickjr. I do not like cartoon network there are a few thing on there I will allow but not many. Spongbob I can talerate. I does have some adult humor which I am not crazy about but I am not worried with that show. I will not allow family Guy cussing and everything else. Boomerang has yogi bear, scooby doo, and some others. I loved bugs bunny and other. I am 42 so I am okd when it comes to those. The others disgust us. My husband and I get so mad. Even regular show are horrible these day. You get a good show for maybe a few years and then it is off the air. We do not allow too much tv. We want Abe outside playing unless it is rainy or something like that. Really I could do with out tv. I would rather have the radio on or something like that. If you have disserment of the spirit The Lord will show you wht is or is not ok. My husband and I really feel the evil when a show is on that is no good. Sometimes the show did not even start yet and we just know it is not right. God bless you.

Tiffany - posted on 08/24/2009

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My children are 8 and 5 they are both very mature for their age, my husband and I know that they will be exposed to alot of things way above what they need to know or be concerned about at the moment. although they are not allowed to watch certain shows at home(i.e. ed edd and eddy, family guy etc.) , it's not the same at grandma's house, so we do have to explain to them the difference between fact and fiction to and we continue to pray that they have a good understanding on fantasy and reality.



I grew up without many restrictions and what I didn't learn at home I learned at school or through my friends, I want my children to learn from home so when they are away they know how to control a situation that they would question from not knowing. As Christains we have to continue to pray because times have changed and more things are allowed on regular tv and radio then there were 10 years ago and they will continue to be allowed because that's what the world wants. Thank God for our basic instrutions Jesus Christ Grace and the Holy Spirit who allows us to know the difference bewteen wrong and right.

Aleisa - posted on 08/22/2009

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I completly agree. Why do all these shows have to have fighting and selfishness. I know some try to put a good point in the base line but do they really think that is what kids remember. I remember laughing and smiling at the oldies.

Tam - posted on 08/21/2009

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you just have to pick and choose and be on top of the remote. we loved Nick Jr as preschool age and PBS. Sesame Street and Mister Rogers were my childhood favorites and I am thrilled that they are still broadcast. We still watch the Magic School Bus on DK. We have tweens now and whenever we find a really good show, it usually disappears. We loved Wishbone on PBS. We love Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life, ICarly, Jonas, and H Montana. We enjoy the Othersiders as a family. Each show has it's drawbacks, but overall they are pretty "safe" and I usually watch with them so I know the subject matter. I too miss Bugs, Scooby too. I get so annoyed when a "cartoon" is filled with foul language, and I do not like it on primetime

Emily - posted on 08/20/2009

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ATROCIOUS!!! We try to monitor as much as possible (tv and computer) but even with parental locks its still hard! What I think is appropriate vs.the "RATINGS Dept ar completely opposite !!! They are trying to slowly slip perverse things in! It disgusts me

Alex - posted on 08/18/2009

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My girls are just little so noggin and sprout are on a lot of the time in the mornings. the only cartoon i can not stand is yo gabba gabba!!! My oldest loves Caillou,little bill, dora, toot and puddle and wow wow wubbzy, and veggie tales. definitely not all in one day lol because that would be a lot of tv. but she does love spongebob too. i don't see the problem with it, it's A LOT better than many other cartoons on now a days. Another one though that i can't stand is lazytown. it creeps me out=/

Christa - posted on 08/17/2009

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My problem with them is EVERYTHING is educational. Now don't get me wrong I'm all for education, but what about just fun imagination? What happened to the Smurfs, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, etc. Those were my favorite and they just allowed kids to use their imagination and be a kid. I miss those.

DONYA - posted on 08/17/2009

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Flipping channels the other day and saw an antimated cartoon commercial where an elephant sits on a mans head and guess you can figure out the rest.... really what is the point!

Tammy - posted on 08/16/2009

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I do not like any of the new cartoons out there...I am a fan of the Boomerang Network....Flintstones, Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, etc..

Donna - posted on 08/16/2009

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Oh!!!!!!! I know they are baddd.....I cant believe sometimes the things I hear on them...Its been a while since we had little ones running around and watching cartoons and i can never find anything like yogi bear or road runner.....We have decided no cable only disney movies....in their room...on saturday morning you can get like stawberry shortcake and things but cartoon network....no I wont let them watch it Unless I preview them first I feel ya on this one

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Garbage! Bugs Bunny (myfav growing up) had a pretty bad attitude, but at least he was honest about it.

Rabecca - posted on 08/12/2009

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my son is 8 and a little above nick jr but he loved it a year or two ago and the cartoons on it are sweet and very much geered toward good character and being kind that sort of thing shareing whatnot .. most cartoons these days are very much into adult humor inuendos just not okay for kids despite what most people think I do allow sponge bob yes there might be moments that it can be alittle inaproperate I like see how mo matter what he loves his friends hes a hard worker always wins employee of the month and tries to have adventures all the time .

we do not allow family guy ,ed edd and eddie what so ever those two are really adult situations and just bad influences

Yolanda - posted on 08/11/2009

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Like I said "I think nick jr. is bad". I don't have cable and the only time I ever see that channel is when I'm at my mom's. She babysits my nieces and nephews all under the age of 5. I couldn't tell you the name of the shows because I usually change the channel or turn the t.v. off when we get there. My daughter also watches Dora on DVD. Maybe I'm wrong about nick jr. it could possibly be another channel.

Sabrina - posted on 08/11/2009

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Quoting Yolanda:

My oldest is almost 3 years old and likes to watch Super Why and Word World, both on PBS. We don't have cable either because as you have read most of what is on t.v. is garbage. We also borrow DVD's from our library. I try to keep the t.v. viewing to a minimum. When she is watching a show, she is usually playing w/ toys too. I think nick jr. and cartoon network have horrible shows. Stay away from those.



I was just curious what show on nick jr is bad. the only shows that i can think of is dora, diego, wonder pets, and ki-lan. which all teach little ones. and dont have any bad story lines from what i have seen.

Sabrina - posted on 08/11/2009

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MY kids are allowed to watch cartoons on Disney, Nickelodeon, and the PBS stations. Alot of what they watch is the educational cartoons. And we have the expanded cable box in the living room so alot of times they like to sit out here and watch Noggin or Sprout. And since we have the on demand feature we have watched some of the older cartoons that we watched as kids. Like one of the other moms said we let our kids watch Spongebob but they dont get the adult humor so its not that big of a deal. My daughter likes to pretend she makes crabypatties. My two girls also like the tween shows like hannah montana, I-Carly, Jonas, and suit life on deck. They know all the characters and even like the music.

Yolanda - posted on 08/10/2009

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My oldest is almost 3 years old and likes to watch Super Why and Word World, both on PBS. We don't have cable either because as you have read most of what is on t.v. is garbage. We also borrow DVD's from our library. I try to keep the t.v. viewing to a minimum. When she is watching a show, she is usually playing w/ toys too. I think nick jr. and cartoon network have horrible shows. Stay away from those.

Laura - posted on 08/10/2009

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My kids are 5 years old and 19 months old. I see the new cartoons as soap operas for kids. It's crap. We bought a couple seasons of the looney toones, and duck tales. We will be getting the Flintstones, the Jetsons, and a few other ones we used to watch when we were kids. And yes the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show is cool. My 19 month old loves that show, and she also loves the show Imagination Movers it's on the same channel as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Both shows are awesome. My kids love looney tunes and duck tales. The way I see it honestly is if you're going to let your kids watch the new cartoons then maybe you should just turn on a soap opera for them to watch. Spongebob is disgusting.

Melissa - posted on 08/10/2009

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We did not let our oldest son watch TV until he was almost 4 years old! Not because we didn't want him to watch TV we just didn't encourage it, KWIM? We never put on a cartoon or movie and told him to sit & watch it. We even went to Disneyland and he didnt even know who Mickey was! but a friend of mine suggested Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I turned it on while I made breakfast and it is a cute program. So my now 5 year old and 2 1/2 year old watch that & Handy Manny occasionally while I make breakfast. But I do not care for the majority of programs that are out there for kids. Plus I do not want my boys to be stuck to the TV either.

Laura - posted on 08/03/2009

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I think they are all garbage and should be treated as such, you take the garbage out and don't keep it in the house :)

Ashley - posted on 08/03/2009

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Adventures in Odyssey is a tv show???!!!! My boys would LOVE that. We don't do cable for these reasons but we listen to Adventures in Odyssey on a christian radio station called "Family Life Network".

Rhonda - posted on 08/03/2009

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We have simply outlawed most of them. It started when the Simpson's came on and things just keep getting worse. I hardly have TV reception since everything went digital. I would rather have a fuzzy picture rather than none at all. I miss the evening news but the cartoons are no loss. But I do agree Bugs, Yogi, Casper, even Mighty Mouse. Yep I'm olllllldddddd. It is time to clean things up.

Susan - posted on 08/03/2009

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Some of the cartoons are still good but MANY are NOT!! Our 4 children ages 8-4 are not allowed to watch the cartoon network. The cartoons on there are really violent and in the evening hours, have adult-themed cartoons with cuss words. Nickelodeon is pretty good and they can pretty much watch everything that's on there. Some people have a problem with SpongeBob but we do not. Yes, some of the humor is adult-based but children don't realize it and even if they did, it's not that bad where you have to shelter them from it.

Brittany - posted on 08/01/2009

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Like Stefanie said, we have Veggie Tale movies for my son (who is 16 months). Actually my son could care less about tv and would rather walk around the house with a toy in his hand. My husband and I decided against cable three months ago when we bought our first house. It was a matter of money-Cable or Security system? I'm glad my husband picked the security system instead. We do get netflix though (two movie at a time for $15.14 a month). I get to select what we watch and I mostly pick the Hallmark style/ Christian movies: Facing the Giants, Though None Go With Me, Fireproof...once you find the first few, you find a TON more Christian movies if you look hard enough. Stuff by Michael Landon Jr. is great (yes, the father on Little House on the Praire-his son is directing or producing-not sure which it is). If you are wanting to buy movies/cartoons, look on www.christianbooks.com and do a search for movies and such. I just bought a few books from them and was looking through their catalog today. They sell bible edition board games and ton of other Christian stuff. Also, if you want to know what movies are like, go to www.pluggedinonline.com which is associated with Focus on the Family. It's not working right for me tonight though. Good luck though!

Anne - posted on 08/01/2009

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Hi, our daughters are 21 and 25 but I once in a while watch 2 little children both under 4. Some of them are o.k. but when you really look at them they are very New Age, or so much supernatural undertones that it is enough to make me concerned about the spiritual content. Even the so called educational cartoons teach evaluation, and they often put animals above People in importance.
There are still some good cartoons out there Adventure in Odyssey (Spelling?) is on in the afternoon on the TCT network in our area.

Stefanie - posted on 08/01/2009

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Our kids are only allowed to watch VeggieTales (christian cartoon) and some classics like Charlot's Web and Mary Poppins.
We don't have cable b/c we think almost all TV is just horrible anymore! We buy what we want to watch. For me that means 18 kids and counting (which the kids also watch) and for dad that means Anime. lol

Tamra - posted on 08/01/2009

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Thankfully my kids are still little and there are more options, but I'm still selective. I try to limit the amount of time they spend watching - they need to be outside PLAYING! :0)

RENA - posted on 08/01/2009

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Most of them are horrible. Not just the violence and language, but the total disrespect for authority and treating adults as if they were all stupid!

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I think they are horrible. We have boys from 8 to 15 and we area not allowing any of them to watch alot. We are stick with scooby doo and the old ones like bugs bunny. A few new ones are allowed, but absolutely no sponge bob, ed, edd, and eddie, and others.

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