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kleinbl00  ·  738 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Outrage over Cartoon Network’s Thundercats reboot: ‘CalArts style’

Missed you, boo. Don't be a stranger. But also don't think your reappearance gives you a bye.

    I agree mostly with what you say, but comparing Steven Universe to Family Guy is like comparing Grave of the Fireflies to Naruto.

Having had to sit through a fair amount of Family Guy and Steven Universe, I stand by my statements. They're both awful. They're both infantilizing. And they're both drawn with a lackadaisical sloppiness that makes Scooby Doo look like Nausicaa.

    The people who complain about Teen Titans Go! and who will eventually complain about Thundercats Roar! are the kind of people who don't want to acknowledge that they're watching a different kind of cartoon with a different story telling goal than the source material.

No, they're the people who are acknowledging that one style of storytelling is falling out of favor to be replaced by another. They are lamenting the demise of an endangered species. They are decrying the replacement of reefs with caulerpa.

    Anyway, the people complaining about this kind of stuff don't understand that tastes evolve and with them so do stylistic elements and storytelling techniques.

Devolve. FTFY.

    You know what all looks the same at first glance? Midieval Illuminated Manuscripts.

You know what looks different? Illuminated and non-illuminated.

    You know what else all looks the same at first glance? Filigree and scroll work on antique silver.

You know what looks different? Decorated and undecorated.

    Know what else all looks the same at first glance? Comics from decade X.

And when Frank Franzetta gives way to... whatever the fuck this is...

...you can't argue that nothing was lost.

    I bet half the people who are complaining about this loves Japanese Cartoons.

Or at least acknowledge that Japanese animation largely resembles humans.