Comic Strips that Succeeded as Cartoons

Countless newspaper comic strips have successfully made the transition to the big and small screen. From “Popeye” to “Dilbert,” “Garfield” to “The Boondocks,” loyal fans of comic strips have thrilled to see their favorite characters come to life.

Popeye started out as a bit player in 1929 in the “Thimble Theater” comic strip. Soon his indomitable spirit and massive forearms propelled him to stardom. In 1933, Popeye became a matinee idol of sorts in “Popeye the Sailor.” He co-starred with Betty Boop in that cartoon. Later in 1933, Popeye began a nine year run with

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A Brief History of Cartoons

Cartoons date back to the middle ages when artists used the term to describe primary drawings that would lead to a major work of art. During the 19th century, the term was widely used to describe a humorous drawing or illustration in a magazine or newspaper.

One of the early forms of cartoons was known as a “flip book”. This special type of book was made of small drawings that slowly progressed into different positions and would often end up in funny situations by the end of the book.The full explanation

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Remakes that Are Darker than the Original

If you have Directv, then you’ve probably seen that a bunch of remakes of popular children’s shows have been popping up all over the place. You have a couple recent remakes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), there’s a remake of Transformers written by the same dudes who worked on the hit sci-fi series Fringe, and there’s now a more adult-oriented My Little Pony floating around.

What these remakes all have in common is that they are all much darker – more violent – than their predecessors and this has a lot of parents concerned.

Some people believe that a lot of this has to do with the growing changes in attitude with regards to the youth. In many ways, for children growing up in this particular generation, the veil of safety and complacency has been torn by things like the war on terror, and the youth are much more aware of the adult horrors they will inevitably have to face like death and struggle and conflict.

Many of these remakes feature on-screen deaths of main characters and more than a few shown at prime time have included some minor curse words. Whatever the actual reason is for this trend, it’s no secret that these remakes of kid’s cartoons are only barely safe for kids, and only time will tell whether this trend fades or picks up steam.

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