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International Women’s Day: Adventure Time

One of my favorite qualities about this show

 is the diverse range of strong female characters

all with completely different personalities,

 all with depth, good and bad sides, 

and two male protagonists who always treat them right. 

Good job Adventure Time creators.

Fandom Fridays: Contemporary Cartoons and Emotional Education.

Many children’s cartoons over the decades have dealt with emotional and social issues. However, the way cartoons now talk about those issues is more integral to the main story, than summarized as a moral at the end of the episode. Cartoons are allowing their young audience to figure out the episode’s message instead of spoon feeding morals to them.  

Originally posted by zelderonmorningstar

Considering shows like Adventure Time and Steven Universe, young characters are put into complicated situations. In particular, children in the shows often deal with parental figures frustrating them and being irresponsible. Contemporary cartoons acknowledge that children are more aware of issues going on in the world, and with their parents than adults think they are. 

Originally posted by doafhat

Cartoons today also encourage children to not look at failure as a shameful thing. Instead, these types of shows help kids understand success comes from allowing yourself to fail. These shows rationalize frustrations and fears youth have when learning to use problem solving skills.   

Originally posted by abovetheinfluence

Quality cartoons also include identity issues in an honest way. These shows demonstrate the difficulties of adolescents developing their identities and relating to the world around them. Moreover, contemporary cartoons promote individuality and not comparing oneself to others. These shows don’t tell children it’s more important to blend in than finding a group of friends that genuinely accept you.     

Originally posted by doafhat

These cartoons also teach children how to deal with anxiety. In comical and serious ways these shows explore how to let go of overthinking and internalizing feelings. More importantly, they teach children not to be scared to share their anxiety with others. Contemporary cartoons can educate children on emotions, social concerns and humanity.

Originally posted by regressionsimulator

These cartoons also use more visual elements to express a character’s mood, than relying on dialogue all the time. They show children it’s important to balance reflecting alone and sharing your thoughts with others. Contemporary cartoons normalize difficult emotions, so children know they are not alone and can identify feelings better. 

Originally posted by jazzmosis12

What cartoons are currently your favourite, or what other cartoons discuss human issues? Also go check out all the blogs I used gifs from! :) 

Adventure Time

Aries : Jake the Dog

Taurus : Earl of Lemongrab

Gemini : BMO 

Cancer : Lumpy Space Princess

Leo : Tree Trunk

Virgo: Princess Bubblegum

Libra: Gunter

Scorpio : Marceline Abadeer

Sagittarius : Flame Princess

Capricorn : Finn Campbell

Aquarius : Lady Rainicorn

Pisces : Ice King

Signs as Adventure Time characters
  • Aries: Jake the dog
  • Taurus: Lsp
  • Gemini: Princess Bubblegum
  • Cancer: Lemongrab
  • Leo: Fin the human
  • Virgo: tree trunks
  • Libra: Ice king
  • Scorpio: Peppermint Butler
  • Sagittarius: Marceline
  • Capricorn: Gunter
  • Aquarius: Lady Rainicorn
  • Pisces: Bmo