With all the violence on Tv these days, it’s hard to find things that are safe for children to watch; shows with no violence or sex or hidden religious messages. I grew up watching cartoons. Every Saturday morning I would wake up, run to the Tv and watch my funny friends have adventures, be it with talking animals, anvils, or wacky sidekicks, I always enjoyed them. I loved them for making me happy for a short time before I was forced back into reality.
One froggy evening: I love this cartoon. It’s about a man who finds a singing frog at a construction site and thinks he can make money from it. There’s just one problem…
The barber of Seville: This has Bugs Bunny as a barber, trying to shave Elmer Fudd’s face while he struggles. The music is amazing and I can only imagine how long it took them to synchronise the voices and movement to it.
My neighbour Totoro: If you haven’t see Anime before, I suggest you start with Totoro. This is a beautiful, warm movie about a family who moves to a new house so they can live closer to their mother’s hospital. I saw the original Japanese version first with subtitles and loved it. Then I watched the Disney voice over version and it was still good, but had lost something in the translation. Either version is a fantastic heart warming movie for the whole family to discover together. I wish Totoro was my neighbour; he’s the stuff dreams are made of.
Some other great cartoons are Cow and chicken, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s home for imaginary friends, The Flintstones, Angry Beavers, Powerpuff Girls, SpongeBob Squarepants, Bugs Bunny cartoons, Road Runner cartoons. There are too many to list here, but they were part of my childhood and are part of my adulthood. These were my friends that over the years became my cherished memories.