A buddy and I were talking classic cartoon characters, like Tom and Jerry and Woody Woodpecker, about the water cooler. We discussed many cartoons from the golden era of animation have been adult than childish. We also discussed why characters such as Woody Woodpecker shifted from mad to responsible adult during recent years. There are a lot of reasons why the pre-World War II personalities and animations changed through recent years.
Most individuals understand that cartoons in the 1930s, 40s, and even 50s were more adult in nature. Characters eaten, smoked, and concerned about taxation. By way of instance, I recall a Woody Woodpecker animation where Buzz Buzzard was decided to signal Woody up to get a life insurance plan. However, Buzz was likely to make himself the beneficiary, knock Woody away and maintain the insurance money. Pretty heavy stuff. Let us dive into why animations were mature like in this case.
First off, animations were adult back from the golden era of animation since animations was revealed before theatrical pictures. A lot of us Generation Xers and people who have come after we're utilized to watching cartoons on tv. (Who does not recall the classic Looney Tunes opening utilized from the 1980s where all of the famed Looney Tunes characters paraded round the point?) However, before animations were on tv, they had been at the movie theaters. By way of instance, Tom and Jerry cartoons were revealed before MGM films. Woody Woodpecker and buddies were shown earlier Universal films. Naturally, Looney Tunes cartoons preceded Warner Bros. films.
But for instance the pre-World War II characters such as Woody Woodpecker acted in crazy ways is because the animators and founders were young men feeling their oats. It makes great sense that ancient Woody Woodpecker, by way of instance, was crazy and mad. Later on, as the founders began settling down and raising families, figures such as Woody became domesticated.Woody began caring for his nephew and niece, Knothead and Splinter. Meanwhile, over at Looney Tunes, Sylvester the Cat started raising his own son. Even Foghorn Leghorn turned into a father figure to Miss Prissy's son, Egghead, Jr..
Yes, the post-World War II cartoon characters were distinct from the way they had been prior to the war and for great reason. Part of this reason is due to the fact animations were shown in theatres before mature audiences. Additionally, animators' real-life characters seeped in the characters and the figures changed as the founders' lives altered. And, naturally, the fact animations started being shown on tv intended characters required to be calmed down a bit. However, we will get into animations being edited for tv in a different report.
The superb thing is the classic cartoon characters, for example Wood Woodpecker, Andy Panda and Daffy Duck, reside on in tv reruns and DVD sets. I totally enjoy watching the experiences of old-school characters, like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, if we're referring to their early animations or subsequent episodes. That is all folks. . .for now.