First off, if there are disagreements, let's lighten up the tone a little. Everyone here has some valid points and are entitled to their own opinion on them. Now, what I think... Part of the issue here is we, as older fans, are a niche audience. It's my impression animation is still mainly considered a kids genre by studios/media co.'s/etc., and that the older fans are still an exception. Further fragmenting that is our tastes in animated shows from a specific time ago can vary widely. Media companies want the broadest appeal for what *they* think the target demographic will be, which to me appears to be kids. Why is that so?.... Anyone remember the squabble with advertisers and KidsWB toward the twilight of the Silver Age? The advertisers wanted more kids than adults catching their ads during the KidsWB block. Therefore, as A!, P&TB, etc., departed, most of the animated shows had less appeal for older viewers. Revivals aren't impossible; I've noticed a handful with varying degrees of interest among fans. Some shows may have 'the magic' as good as the original, maybe some will have more than the original, or even less. Mostly, that will come down to personal opinion.