Cartoons – Boon or Bane

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

If you ask me today’s topic is the best one and personally my favorite topic because I myself am over age of 18 but still a cartoon fan. So tell me, Do you watch Cartoons?Do you let your kids watch cartoons? If you do it’s really good but if you don’t let me tell you already that by doing this you are affecting you children’s life in a very negative way. My today’s blog topic “Cartoon- Boon or Bane” is going to throw some light on this topic and clear all your doubts.

Firstly, What is Cartoon?

There’s a big difference between when I say a cartoon and cartoon series. Cartoon can be defines as a type of two-dimensional, possibly animated or a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic artistic style of drawing or painting. Whereas we can define Cartoon series as set of animated works with a common series title, usually related to one another. These episodes should typically share the same main characters, some different secondary characters and a basic theme. Series can have either a finite number of episodes like a miniseries, a definite end, or be open-ended, without a predetermined number of episodes.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Benefits of Cartoons for Kids

 Educational benefits:

By watching educational cartoon films, children at very age learn many things. Infants and toddlers start learning different words, objects and their meanings. Also, they can improve overall cognitive knowledge among young children. When a kid watches TV in his very early age, he learns many things before going to school. He takes up things easily and tries to learn how to speak and conduct himself. Children also learn to interact in various languages with help of television media. For instance children, who don’t have English as their first language, learn English more readily, from watching these cartoon films as compared to their teacher and books.


Enhance Creativity and Imagination

Studies have shown that kids who watch cartoons, start developing their creativity skills very fast. Cartoon shows have a very positive impact on children’s imagination. As kids watch and learn from their favorite character it helps them to develop vocabulary skills even faster than learning at schools.



Cartoons are the best source for entertainment even for toddlers and infants because they enjoy different sounds and animations in it and at the same time they learn much from it.

Makes parent- children relationships better

When parents watch any cartoon series with their children it means that they are sharing fun time together which clearly improves parent- children bond. Many Researches have shown that Media has a big hand in influencing parent- children relationship.


As earlier stated that media has a very strong influence over children. Likewise a cartoon character can inspire your child to do something even more effectively than you do. All you have to do is buy them some quality good cartoons so they can watch and learn.


Don’t you agree? I mean who likes to make their children watch news at early ages. Isn’t watching funny or inspiring cartoon in every way better than making them see how many people died, at which place or whatever. Well I’m not saying that news is harmful to watch for children but there’s certain age for that until then, keep them away from that bulk of negativity.

I hate to say but Yeah!!

Here are some Drawbacks of watching Cartoons over Children

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion


Psychologists emphasize the negative impacts of cartoons on children. According to their conclusions, kids who watch cartoons 3-4 hours a day are prone to violence. Moreover, marginalization of cognitive functions, divergence from realities, and an increase of negative behavior might develop over the course of time.


Mostly children get very addicted to watch cartoons and they even watch when they are eating which is very bad for their health, it can lead to eating disorders like over- eating and fast eating. This is a very important point even for parents who feed their children while diverting their minds towards television.

I partly agree on these drawbacks because they can be true if u make your child these kind of shows at a very learning age. But if you child is watching these after the age when they are at least mature enough to draw right message of the show and realize what message the show is trying to convey.

Here are 5 cartoons good for Infants

  1.   Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bears are a wholesome bear family, “a lot like people, only more so.” Sister and Brother Bear are in elementary school and learn lessons about things like being kind and responsible. The show can seem a little too goody-goody now and then, but it never gets annoyingly so.

  1. Curious George

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: watching Curious George is like staring at a lava lamp — it soothes the tired parent’s soul. George is best for younger kids, since most of what the show focuses on are simple lessons like learning shapes, numbers, and colors. But honestly, I would watch it without my daughter. (#RealTalk I have.)

  1. Dinosaur Train

The premise of Dinosaur Train makes no sense: there’s a train that allows a talking, English-speaking dinosaur family to travel through time during the Mesozoic Era. Oh, and did I mention that there’s an adoption allegory in there, too? All that said, the bottom line is kids love dinosaurs, and this show is super educational. (And it’s less spazzy than Nick’s Dino Dan, but my daughter loves that show, too.)

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  1. Max and Ruby

Max and Ruby! As my 5-year-old put it, “It’s a nice little show about bunnies.” Each 30-minute episode centers on Max, a determined three-year-old bunny, and his big sister, Ruby, a smart, goal-oriented seven-year-old. Max and Ruby play together and resolve their differences respectfully. Great for dealing with sibling rivalry.

  1. Super Why

Who’s got the power, the power to read? My kid does! She’s loved Super Why since she started watching TV, and I love it, too. The female characters are racially diverse and strong, the stories are fun, and the reading lessons effective. Plus, kids get the whole package: flying spaceships and a princess in the same cartoon? Yes, please.

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 Some Best cartoons of all time

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies. It was known for introducing such famous cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and many others. For a personal view it was a really good one like I still miss it.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  1. The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  1. Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  1. Scooby- Doo

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is an American animated mystery comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. Produced for CBS, the series premiered as part of the network’s Saturday morning schedule on September 13, 1969, and aired for two seasons until October 31, 1970.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  1. Pokémon.

Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā) and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets, concurrently airing in 98 countries worldwide.] It is based on Nintendo’s Pokémon video game seriesand is a part of the Pokémon franchise.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

 If we really talking about cartoon character interests then we can’t forget the best ones.

So here are 3 Things that Everyone likes

  • Marvel Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Some my Favorite Marvel Characters are

  1. Spider-man
  2. The Hulk
  3. Thor
  4. Ironman
  5. Deadpool
  6. Wolverine

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  • Dc Universe

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an unofficial term used to refer to an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on characters that appear in American comic books by DC Comics. Some of my favorite DCEU characters are

  1. Superman
  2. Batman
  3. The Flash
  4. The Joker
  5. Green Lantern

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

  • Japanese Anime

Anime  is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan. Some of my favorite Animes are

  1. DragonBall
  2. Naruto
  3. One Piece
  4. One Punch Man
  5. Death Note

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion


This is like a tribute to Full Dragonball series for Making my childhood and present so fun and awesome (Yeah I still watch it). Its really old franchise but still there’s no match for it.

Dragon Ball  is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. The initial manga, written and illustrated by Toriyama, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha. Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.


Dragon Ball

Main articles: Dragon Ball (anime) and List of Dragon Ball episodes

Toei Animation produced an anime television series based on the first 194 manga chapters, also titled Dragon Ball. The series premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on February 26, 1986 and ran until April 12, 1989, lasting 153 episodes.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Dragon Ball Z

Main articles: Dragon Ball Z and List of Dragon Ball Z episodes

Instead of continuing the anime as Dragon Ball, Toei Animation decided to carry on with their adaptation under a new name and asked Akira Toriyama to come up with the title. Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ(ゼット) Doragon Bōru Zetto, commonly abbreviated as DBZ) picks up five years after the first series left off and adapts the final 325 chapters of the manga. It premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on April 26, 1989, taking over its predecessor’s time slot, and ran for 291 episodes until its conclusion on January 31, 1996. Two television specials based on the Z series were aired on Fuji TV in Japan. The first, The One True Final Battle ~The Z Warrior Who Challenged Freeza — Son Goku’s Father~, renamed Bardock – The Father of Goku by Funimation, was shown on October 17, 1990. The second special, The Hopeless Resistance!! Gohan and Trunks — The Two Remaining Super Warriors, renamed The History of Trunks by Funimation, is based on a special chapter of the original manga and aired on March 24, 1993.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Dragon Ball GT

Main articles: Dragon Ball GT and List of Dragon Ball GT episodes

Dragon Ball GT  premiered on Fuji TV on February 2, 1996 and ran until November 19, 1997 for 64 episodes. Unlike the first two anime series, it is not based on Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga, being created by Toei Animation as a sequel to the series or as Toriyama called it, a “grand side story of the original Dragon Ball.” Toriyama designed the main cast, the spaceship used in the show, the design of three planets, and came up with the title and logo. In addition to this, Toriyama also oversaw production of the series, just as he had for the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime. The television special episode, Goku Side Story! The Four Star Ball is a Badge of Courage, renamed A Hero’s Legacy by Funimation, aired on March 26, 1997, serving as an epilogue to the series.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Dragon Ball Z Kai

Main article: List of Dragon Ball Z Kai episodes

In February 2009, Dragon Ball Z celebrated its 20th anniversary, with Toei Animation announcing that it would broadcast a re-edited and remastered version under the name Dragon Ball Kai (ドラゴンボール改 Doragon Bōru Kai, lit. “Dragon Ball Revised”). The footage would be re-edited to follow the manga more closely, eliminating scenes and episodes which were not featured in the original manga, resulting in a more faithful adaptation, as well as in a faster-moving, and more focused story. The episodes were remastered for HDTV, with rerecording of the vocal tracks by most of the original cast, and featuring updated opening and ending sequences. On April 5, 2009, the series premiered in Japan airing in Fuji TV. Dragon Ball Z Kai reduced the episode count to 159 episodes (167 episodes internationally), from the original footage of 291 episodes. Damaged frames were removed, resulting in some minor shots being remade from scratch in order to fix cropping, and others to address continuity issues. The majority of the international versions, including Funimation Entertainment’s English dub, are titled Dragon Ball Z Kai.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

Dragon Ball Super

Main articles: Dragon Ball Super and List of Dragon Ball Super episodes

On April 28, 2015, Toei Animation announced Dragon Ball Super, the all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. It debuted on July 5 and rans a weekly series until its series finale on March 25, 2018 after 131 episodes. Masako Nozawa reprises her roles as Goku, Gohan, and Goten. Most of the original cast reprise their roles as well. Kouichi Yamadera and Masakazu Morita also reprise their roles, as Beerus and Whis, respectively.

The story of the anime is set four years after the defeat of Majin Boo, when the Earth has become peaceful once again. Akira Toriyama is credited as the original creator, as well for “original story & character design concepts.” It is also being adapted into a parallel manga.

Cartoons – Boon or Bane for children and adults, a discussion

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