i kinda wish that timeline extended further back b/c tbh that shit was so interesting

i dunno exactly when cartoons became A Big Thing but i’m pretty sure they got their start shortly after the end of silent movies, with early disney (steamboat willy anyone?) and looney toons. and then it was just all looney toons all the time on tv right up until the start of that timeline, in the mid-90s?? i mean, i was born in ‘93, and i was aware enough to remember the time when “cartoons” pretty much meant “looney toons” exclusively. people like chuck jones and tex avery were god for as long as that era ran, and it lasted decades. i’d like to see a timeline or some kind of representation of the evolution of looney toons, as well as a sidelong timeline for nickelodeon’s shows/properties. i don’t even know what nick does anymore aside from their live action shows, korra, and spongebob.


Ok, so, I am giant nerd and when I got home tonight I thought it would be great to spend my evening mapping out CN original shows and their life spans from the past 20 years. 


Honestly I was curious if there was any pattern in style and content but all I found out was Ed, Edd, and Eddy was a BAMF of a show that lived forever.

man, this is so cool. i was alive for all of this and i remember when most of these shows aired. i think 2006 was about when i stopped watching tv as much, so i pretty much missed out on the bulk of stuff like camp lazlo and chowder until i started watching shit on the internet around 2010/2011.

i feel like looking at this there are three distinct eras of cartoons?? Old 90s Cartoons like johnny bravo and powerpuff girls gave way to the sort of over-the-top, crude-humor shows like Bily and Mandy, My Gym Partner Is A Monkey, etc. from there, chowder was kind of the in-between herald for the current age of Quirky Indie Cartoons that really kicked off when Adventure Time happened and got popular.

at least, that’s how it looks from over here, anyway. this shit is so cool.

watching the Korra episode

and I kept looking at her and tilting my head because something about her felt weird and off somehow

and then I realized it’s because she has no body hair

her armpits are smooth as can be

Anonymous » trying not to get too invested in this, but it's worth mentioning that in adventure time there are episodes that focus entirely on "girly" issues in an age-appropriate way... like an episode in which finn tries to ask pbg to a movie night, goes with marceline, and then realizes the point of the movie night is to kiss and becomes disgusted because he just wanted to watch a movie with a friend, he doesn't really think about dating yet! with gender switched the episode remains p much the same...

Another valid point brought up by somebody who watches more Adventure Time than I do.