Many of you who know me will know that I love cartoons and tend to believe strongly that good cartooning is art. The obvious choices of Fantasia and Snow white come to mind but I think that more recent animation such as Ren and Stimpy with its beautiful kitschy retro art stylings, Invader Zim with its surrealism and social commentary and Teachers Pet by renowned artist Gary Baseman are overlooked.
With all of these amazing advancements in technology and creative reasoning, how is it that cartoon movies have taken a turn for the worst? Well, the New York Times thinks it has the answer. Cartoons are too wordy these days and by filling up the movie with unnecessary and annoying chatter it distracts from the visual impact of the artwork itself. Its an interesting article and I think it has a point, One I will be thinking of when I watch my nightly cartoons!