Y’know what I hate about cartoon reboots? It causes a generation gap.
You just know there’s some younger folks out there who have no knowledge, much less appreciation, for any of the shows that are currently being rebooted- DuckTales, The Powerpuff Girls, and to a lesser extent, Looney Tunes. (I actually like Wabbit.) Scooby-Doo makes less of a difference, since it’s been rebooted umpteen times already and it didn’t really matter. Without this context, it’s entirely possible for a child who doesn’t know any better to learn to like the inferior reboot. The result is some kid who’s always going to argue with their parents which version is better.
This is why an unfaithful, disrespectful reboot is a bad thing, especially when coupled with neglectful parents who don’t bother to share with them what they grew up with. “Reboot” should be considered an ugly, taboo word when it comes to animation. Sure, several franchises like My Little Pony and Care Bears have been rebooted with success, but those are shows that didn’t use to have beloved, iconic characters that fans adored and related to into adulthood.
The key difference with Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and the fifth season of Samurai Jack is that they aren’t reboots, but continuations by the original show creators (as will be the upcoming SWAT Kats Revolution). It actually matters very much to let what made the original great live on, because it matters to the people who watched it in the first place. It doesn’t make sense to disregard these people who are still very much alive, who can still tune in to watch new shows. Cartoons should bring people together, not tear them apart.
(I hope and pray that because Spielberg is involved in the new Animaniacs series, he still has respect and admiration for classic cartoons and wants to bring that spirit back again.)
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TRAILER HAS CLEANSED MY SOUL AND PURIFIED MY ESSENCE.
FIRST THE MALEFICENT TRAILER GAVE US LANA’S EPIC ‘ONCE UPON A DREAM’ THEN THE CINDERELLA TRAILER GAVE US 'AEON’ BY NICK MURRAY THEN THE JUNGLE BOOK GAVE US THE ICONIC ORCHESTRAL VERSION OF 'THE BARE NECESSITIES’ AND NOW WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THIS SENSATIONAL, ABSOLUTE BOSS VERSION OF 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ AND I CANNOT TAKE IT!
Violet Chachki returned for one more go in Atlanta! Beyond the best drag show I’ve ever seen and one of the greatest memories I’ll look back on. Tonight was on fire and it blew me away!!! She’s gonna be missed!