C.E. Evans wrote:
R. Star wrote:
A cartoon doesn't always have to be aimed at children. Sure it can be inclusive, but take say... Gargoyles. That's a show I'd rewatch right now these days.
was still considered a cartoon aimed at kids. Such shows can have U.S. television ratings that range from TV-Y (safe for pre-schoolers) to TV-PG (containing mild language, moderate violence, or even light sexual content).
It's when you start getting into the TV-14 range that a show is considered inappropriate viewing for kids under the age of 14.
If animation automatically there will do a kid friendly series wich will simply destroy better stories. Better stories in an animation series will be mediocre at best compared to any other previous live action episodes...
Which is untrue. There are animated shows out there that can blow away live-action fare. Not all animated shows have simplistic stories and characters. Quite a few anime shows--of the non Saturday-morning toy-based variety, IMO--are frequently very complex.
Oh come on, the rating has nothing to do with the material save they're more creative in scorning characters with their language. Take STII... if that was made today Kirk would have just yelled "F*&% you!!!" instead of "KHAAANNN!!"
You can have a complicated plot and compelling deep characters without coarse language and graphic gore. Honestly flashy effects tend to compensate for lack of plot elements these days.