February 18, 2007 5:50pm CST
So as I got older I continuously heard a bunch of complaints about cartoon violence. And how parents were appaled at how violent cartoons were nowadays. I never really saw it... But then the other day on Cartoon Network they had some Tom and Jerry cartoons on... Ya know the ones from when our parents were little. And the violence in those cartoons was some I had never seen. I haven't seen Tom and Jerry since I was really little and I forgot what type of violence goes on in those cartoons. This cat and mouse are always tortured WAY beyond cartoons nowadays. My only question is really... How is it that parents are saying that cartoons TODAY are more violent? Have they forgotten the cartoons such as Tom and Jerry and Bugs Bunny and such? Those were WAY more violent than what we have today. Why do you think that is that these parents are saying our cartoons are more violent than their cartoons?
• United States
19 Feb 07
Yes but the point I'm trying to make here is... I saw a lot more violence in these old cartoon than I do in cartoons nowadays... so how is it people are saying cartoons are more violent nowadays when these old cartoons were showing a mouse would survive if it was hit with a fire poker... that a cat would be ok if it was mauled by a giant dog and reapeatedly brutalized throughout the cartoon to come out a-ok in the end.