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Do you think cartoons lack passion?

Discussion in 'The toonzone - General Animation Discussion' started by dumbfoolkid5, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. dumbfoolkid5

    dumbfoolkid5 Active Member

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    I've seen a lot of anime and it always seem like the characters most of the time especially in action and drama that they seem to display some raw emotions, passion. Not all the time and not everywhere but still. Do you think American cartoons can display that kind of passion? Not counting Avatar or Voltron.

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    It would be helpful if you gave examples of passion in anime.
     
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    dumbfoolkid5 Active Member

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    How about all or nothing fights, or a confession of love. Or a show of pure hatred. Pure rage.

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    Mikurotoro92 Banned

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    Japan has different standards then we do

    Most Western cartoons are comedies so that wouldn't work
     
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    Just like any live-action production, it depends on the individual show/movie, and even then, it depends on whether or not the makers of the show/movie have the passion to give their show/movie passion of it's own. IMO, a show/movie that focuses more on certain groups of people at everyone else's expense doesn't really have that much passion, especially if a show ends being (for example) more for parents to entertain themselves with at the rest of the family's expense, and/or if it ends up being nothing more than a medium for the parents to keep their sons and daughters entertained in the spur-of-the-moment while they work an 8 hour day at the office (after all, the makers figure, the sons and daughters? They won't know the difference). This, unfortunately tends to end up only reflecting how the makers (or yes, in some cases, the people running the studios/companies) personally see the viewers, and possibly...with all due respect to the people involved in making the show/movie...what they really think of them. What's more in the case of TV shows, it may not always become clear one way or the other until several or more episodes have been seen. After all, first impressions are not always correct; something that works in both directions (i.e., a show might seem bad at first, but get better later, or it might seem good at first, but get bad later; that sort of thing).

    In some cases, for TV shows, it might even depend on the individual episode. A show might have passion in one episode, but not in the other, and go back and forth from there...except when it doesn't (Sorry, MLP:FiM).
     

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