Cartoons are the binge-worthy entertainment of our childhood. Continuously overlooked by adults with real and mature series such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians and specific drama series with terrific writing and profound characters like The Walking Dead, cartoons have become obsolete. They are constantly fighting a never-ending battle for ages to be acknowledged as serious works of art. This is also applied to shows like The Simpsons that have endured for decades and enabled people to understand the American sense of humor. Moreover, the world also witnessed Rick & Morty, one of the effective analyses of destructive masculinity.
Most of the shows we grew up watching helped transfer a more profound knowledge on subjects parents and creators did not know about. Some cartoons like the Batman Animated Series carry wacky sound effects and bright colors. However, only the real fans know what is underneath all these elements. Since this is a brief overview of some theories, you need to know that it indeed leads to a relatively deep rabbit hole. Here is a rundown that will unbox the pandora box and narrate tales of your favorite cartoons you didn’t know.
1.The Toy Story Life Sentence
When we talk about the Toy Story universe, what is the first thing you come across? It’s Woody and Buzz Lightyear, right? Consider their lives in a nutshell. They are alive during the entire screen time and live their lives when Andy does not turn up. Moreover, they also sleep in their comfy piles, while in the day, they enact adorable fantasies to benefit Woody’s compassion and ego. We do acknowledge that they are very much awake. Speaking of which, Woody is revealed in Toy Story 2 that he is 50 years old to which he does not even realize. However, in a nutshell, Toy Story showcases slavery: high-energy, grinning, play-based slavery.
Notice that when Andy puts his toys back in the attic, they are aware and awake, forever in the dark.
2.The Powerpuff Girls As Good Fairies
This fact is never agreed upon but never denied too. Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup are superpowered young females of the Powerpuff Girls that are rooted in three good fairies. Wondering where this comes from? It comes from Sleeping Beauty. One of the cutscenes where Merryweather lands a punch against the dragon, resulting in three colors – green, red, and blue.
3.The Ninja Turtles
Yet another traditional juggernaut from the nineties is an iconic teenage mutant ninja turtle that, like Men In Black, has a hyper-violent white and black comic. That is when comic books grew up. Besides, the original ninja turtles are still named for Renaissance artists. But, guess what? They are pretty rad and less radical. They weren’t color-coded. Instead, all appeared in red in the original comic book.
There are numerous theories supported by several crossover notions and episodes. These theories suggest that the Jetsons and Flintstones exist in the same universe and at the same time. While both these shows are Hanna-Barbera’s and from the same decade, they share a similar visual design.
5.Scooby-Doo & Abandoned Building
No, we aren’t here to link the scooby-doo series to the apocalypse theory the way Flintstones and Jetsons were. However, there is a very cool theory. Have you ever wondered about the use of abandoned buildings in cartoons? The theory is that Scooby-Doo is set in a significant economic collapse where rich people abandoned their mansions for desperate outcomes. Maybe the people hiring this gang to solve mysteries is some sort of a real estate magnate. What do you think?
6.Wondered Who All Are Messed Up Except Eeyore?
It is essential to know that all the characters in AA Milne’s vintage classic have various mental conditions. In simple terms, Piglet suffers from a general anxiety disorder, Pooh from ADHD, Owl, is dyslexic, and Tigger has risky behavior.
7.Ripoffs Of Daredevil – The Ninja Turtles
Experts have it that the turtles were developed as parodies of several Marvel characters. Moreover, they share the same original concept and story.
8.Arnold Isn’t The Hero.
Hey, have you been wondering about Arnold’s role in his own story? Well, even though everything revolves around him in the cartoon, it could be read in the name of Helga. She constantly tries to get Arnold’s concentration. She utilizes her antagonism as a mask to get her crush.
9.Aladdin Doesn’t Happen At All.
Don’t know where to start with Aladdin? Well, think about the start of it. A weird old man strolling through the desert, selling a magic lamp. On the other hand, the viewer walks through the same place, encountering a merchant who intends to sell useless stuff. What happens is, it creates a fantasy for you.
10.The Pixar Theory
Did you know that there’s a reference to their next movie in the current ones? Yes, you read it right.
Featured Image Credits: Pixabay