Well that got pretty dark…
Thanks to xkcd for the link to this soul crushing piece…Posted 6 days agotuskaloosaSubscriber
To be honest a lot of animated children’s programmes content go unnoticed to the underdeveloped brain of children…
e.g. As much as I enjoyed Tom and Jerry and Roadrunner etc growing up, the violence in some of those cartoons could be questioned or is questionable.
However, at the same time I like to think it was made for simpler times and to be viewed as the parody it is.Posted 6 days agoP-JayMember
Yeah I can’t imagine Paw Patrol going at each other with frying pans etc… mores the pity.
I had read about the naughty train being bricked up before, they didn’t hold back either, bit of a time lapse of it rusting to ‘death’ or something, the UK version was always darker than the US.
Has anyone seen ‘Adventure Time?’ I guess you’d need kids about teenage years to have seen it – brilliant, but Dark AF.Posted 6 days agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Mr Men is messed up too. Especially the Mr Scruffy story where it basically ends with him being forced to conform with the expectations of others. The original Moomins was pretty dark too.
Thankfully Funk Jr has shown no interest in Thomas and his island of evil, where diesels are treat like second class citizens and you have to perform your one duty or risk being buried alive.Posted 5 days agojonnyrobertsonSubscriber
*SPOILER ALERT* Henry got out of his brick prison in the very next episode *SPOILER ALERT*
I bought the first three series of Thomas on dvd for my boy and unfortunately he’s become rather obsessed with all things Thomas. The Henry episode was a very early one and it certainly took me aback watching it as an adult! Not as much as the first episode to feature a female engine, Daisy the railcar who could only appear with an accompanying tune that sounded like some stripper soundtrack. She couldn’t do any hard work as she was “highly sprung” and hard work was “bad for her swerves” whatever that means. I suppose it wasn’t out of the ordinary for something made in the ’80’s and I’d never get the subtext as a child but watching them as an adult has been a bit of an eye opener.Posted 5 days ago
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