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The Current State of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel

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Well, I never watched the Disney Channel much, so I can't really comment on that one. But Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, I've watched a lot from and my opinions on them differ quite vastly.

Cartoon Network, I've always loved. They had and still have a lot of my favorite cartoons. Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Johnny Test, The Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, Chowder, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and more. Some of the new shows are stupid though. Regular Show, Adventure Time, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, World of Gumball or whatever it's called...ugh. I could barely stand to watch this stuff, it was so stupid and corny. Especially Flapjack. That one made me want to puke. Literally. So, unfortunately, there are fewer new CN shows that I like than don't like. I won't forget the bunches of other cartoons they've had that I still love though.

Now Nickelodeon, I'm the complete opposite on. I've never liked it much at all. The only shows from it I enjoy and still only enjoy to this day are Danny Phantom (my favorite one! <3), TUFF Puppy (I love this one too! The characters are amazing, especially Dudley, and that's mainly because he's voiced by Jerry Trainor, who is HILARIOUS and the only good thing about iCarly), Spongebob, and Drake and Josh (utterly hilarious. I especially like Josh lol). I did like Keenan and Kel when I was a kid, as well, but if it were still airing, I would no longer be interested in it. Ironically, Danny Phantom and TUFF Puppy have become two of my favorite cartoons of all time now. But still, Nickelodeon generally sucks and always has, imo.

But, the cartoon channel I've always loved most is Boomerang. Oh, I miss my beloved Boomerang channel. I love just about everything on it. It aired a lot of old, classic cartoons like Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Duck Dodgers, Wacky Races, Hong Kong Phooey, Dick Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Pink Panther, and much more. And I loved nearly all of them and still do. There were one or two I didn't care for, but that hardly mattered. If only Boomerang were still around. It might be, I don't know, as I've seen it be available to add to the channels already existing in whatever cable network, but it introduced me to a lot of classic cartoons that are so old, even my parents watched them as kids. And I couldn't believe the superior quality of these shows. They were AMAZING. I dream of seeing great cartoons like this again and I'd love to be able to find ways to show younger gens these old cartoons.

Even if Boomerang is dead in TV, it'll always live on my memory. <3
 
Oh, look, it's this thread again.

But in all seriousness, I really try to not degenerate into a nostalgia-filled rant about these sorts of things. I grew up with stuff like SpongeBob SquarePants (Hillenburg-era SpongeBob [which for those of you unfamiliar with the term is 1999-2004] remains one of my favorite cartoons, if not TV shows, ever), Jimmy Neutron, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and probably a couple other shows that I can't remember at the moment (sorry, I guess I'm kinda slow today :p).

Now, when I judge a kid's show, I like to imagine whether I would watch it or switch the channel if I was in the target demographic. Shows I think I would watch if I was at the age in the present day where I watched SpongeBob and Ed, Edd & Eddy and all that jazz years ago, would probably be Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, The Amazing World of Gumball, and TUFF Puppy (I would probably be too close-minded to experience the joys of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic). They seem to be a bit reminiscent of the stuff I watched when I was younger. I like Regular Show somewhat, but I think I would just be going "what the f*** is this?" if I was 9 years old or thereabouts.

So yeah, I don't really think today's kids are living in an age horribly deprived of creativity, be it TV shows or cartoons or movies or whatever. There are awesome shows, there are good shows, and there are crap shows, but hasn't it always been like that?
 
Well, I never watched the Disney Channel much, so I can't really comment on that one. But Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, I've watched a lot from and my opinions on them differ quite vastly.

Cartoon Network, I've always loved. They had and still have a lot of my favorite cartoons. Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Johnny Test, The Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, Chowder, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and more. Some of the new shows are stupid though. Regular Show, Adventure Time, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, World of Gumball or whatever it's called...ugh. I could barely stand to watch this stuff, it was so stupid and corny. Especially Flapjack. That one made me want to puke. Literally. So, unfortunately, there are fewer new CN shows that I like than don't like. I won't forget the bunches of other cartoons they've had that I still love though.

Now Nickelodeon, I'm the complete opposite on. I've never liked it much at all. The only shows from it I enjoy and still only enjoy to this day are Danny Phantom (my favorite one! <3), TUFF Puppy (I love this one too! The characters are amazing, especially Dudley, and that's mainly because he's voiced by Jerry Trainor, who is HILARIOUS and the only good thing about iCarly), Spongebob, and Drake and Josh (utterly hilarious. I especially like Josh lol). I did like Keenan and Kel when I was a kid, as well, but if it were still airing, I would no longer be interested in it. Ironically, Danny Phantom and TUFF Puppy have become two of my favorite cartoons of all time now. But still, Nickelodeon generally sucks and always has, imo.

But, the cartoon channel I've always loved most is Boomerang. Oh, I miss my beloved Boomerang channel. I love just about everything on it. It aired a lot of old, classic cartoons like Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Duck Dodgers, Wacky Races, Hong Kong Phooey, Dick Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Pink Panther, and much more. And I loved nearly all of them and still do. There were one or two I didn't care for, but that hardly mattered. If only Boomerang were still around. It might be, I don't know, as I've seen it be available to add to the channels already existing in whatever cable network, but it introduced me to a lot of classic cartoons that are so old, even my parents watched them as kids. And I couldn't believe the superior quality of these shows. They were AMAZING. I dream of seeing great cartoons like this again and I'd love to be able to find ways to show younger gens these old cartoons.

Even if Boomerang is dead in TV, it'll always live on my memory. <3

Boomerang is still around, if you have DISH. I dunno about DirecTV or Cable.
 
Huh, never heard of Dish... Oh well.
 
Disney Channel

Except for Phineas and Ferb, which is downright hilarious and one of the best Disney Shows, most of the shows are stupid sitcoms, like Shake it Up and Austin and Ally, the latter I believe Disney advertizied too much, even on Bulbapedia! Most sucks, yet some shows on Disney are decent like Phineas and Ferb and Good Luck Charlie, which I believe is like Full House in many ways.

Nickelodeon

Ehh - except for Spongebob Squarepants and The Fairly Odd Parents, Nick tries to copy Disney...a bit too much. Example: Learn How to Rock. I believe they tried to copy Austin and Ally. Spongebob just sucks, and sucked since 2007. Nick's toons now rely on toilet humor, something that P&F didn't. That sucks. Yet Tuff Puppy was slightly good... but Nick keeps on making new shows like Planet Sheen and Bucket and Skinner. FoP is still good.

Cartoon Network

Don't really know. Regular Show is good, same goes for Adventure Time. But Amazing World of Gumball sucks so badly it could die in a fire. Gumball and his fish are...too...obsessed with their neighbor. Everything is sterotypical. And relies on toilet humor - again. So CN is 50% good, 50% bad, I guess.

As for other channels - The Hub just because many men like to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - and yeah.
 
Is Butch Hartman being FORCED to produce more and more Fairly OddParents? Why didn't the series end with the live-action TV movie? That had a great ending to wrap up the franchise, and they're STILL making more episodes!

Never speak about the live-action TV movie for it destroys every single continuity of the series.

You're not my mother, I can say what I want.
 
Is Butch Hartman being FORCED to produce more and more Fairly OddParents? Why didn't the series end with the live-action TV movie? That had a great ending to wrap up the franchise, and they're STILL making more episodes!

Never speak about the live-action TV movie for it destroys every single continuity of the series.

You're not my mother, I can say what I want.

Have you even payed attention to the show's continuity to begin with?
 
being somebody who only gets basic cable, and can not watch this stuff regularly, I'm going to give this my best shot.

Cartoon Network:

was ok, they has show that did impress me, like the new scooby doo show, generator Rex, and Ben ten,
there were other shows that I disliked, there was even one show I could not even watch, that being the Problem solverz one of the main charters liked like poop and I'm not saying anything else.

Nickelodeon

is probably my least favorite, as when I had the option, I would watch toon nick, which seen to have better shows. something that ticks me off is their planing, when you tun in your ether washing icarly (which seems ok to me) or Spongebob Squarepants, ( which my likeness vary on the ep)

Disney Channel

Disney has two shows that I do enjoy, those being Phineas and Ferb, which I fangirl over and my baby sitters a vampire. latter while being live action is surprisingly good, and did scare me when I first saw it. I'm pretty neutral towered the others, except my shake it up, which I dislike.

I think this is the longest post I have made yet
 
Cartoon Network has made a comeback with shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show. Nickelodeon has been getting progressively worse and shows no signs of slowing down.

Disney is awful. Definitely the worst of the three. The only show that is worth watching on Disney is Phineas and Ferb, but that's been getting worse and it's a slippery slope from where it is now to full-blown shitty Disney sitcom.

Disney is dumbing everything down and playing for the lowest common denominator rather than actually attempting to stimulate their audience. Cartoon Network's new shows are actually interesting and some episodes are thought provoking. Nickelodeon is pretty bad, but at least their shows don't seem to assume that their entire audience is made up of below average intelligence 5 year olds.

Basically Disney is just reinforcing our culture's move away from critical thought and reinforcing being force fed information and being told why it's important with no work done by the recipient.
 
After the Spongebob movie, Nick has pretty much went downhill and won't stop.
 
Almost all of the shows nowadays are terrible. They just are so stupid. I know that's the point but that just turns me off of them.
 
Is Butch Hartman being FORCED to produce more and more Fairly OddParents? Why didn't the series end with the live-action TV movie? That had a great ending to wrap up the franchise, and they're STILL making more episodes!

Never speak about the live-action TV movie for it destroys every single continuity of the series.

You're not my mother, I can say what I want.

Have you even payed attention to the show's continuity to begin with?

...why are you so mean? I said I liked the live-action movie, there was no need for you to dump on me... ;_;
 
Disney has been worthless since Even Stevens got cancelled. Nick has been worthless since the Spongebob Movie.

CN became a shit heap after Chowder went off the air. Now it's just cartoons for stoners.
 
Cartoon Network is the only one out of those three having any mild sucess in my mind. "Adventure Time" and "Regular Show" both have superb writing and are great shows. Gumball is pretty hit or miss but is usually pretty good. Just about every other show sucks, and that goes for all three networks.
 
Nickelodeon is down the tubes. All that's ever on, and I mean EVER on, is ICarly, Victorious, and SpongeBob. At least SpongeBob was decent up until about 4 years ago.
 
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