Just How Low Was the Cartoon Nadir of the 1970s and 80s?
Just ask Joe Barbera:
I can’t even have a character throw a pie in someone’s face anymore.
Or how about Bill Scott (of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame):
Hyperbole is so out, which seems strange to me because animation in itself is a hyperbole medium.
That’s pretty low. In fact, it was so low, that the only way TV cartoons could go was up, which they did, thanks to the Nicktoons.The funny thing is, people look back on these shows with such nostalgia, you wonder whether they’ve got some rose-tinted glasses on!