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Saturday Morning Cartoons - Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday morning cartoons are on the verge of becoming extinct on the major networks. Year after year there are continually less and worse cartoons on Saturday mornings. It was painful and sad but I thought that they had hit rock bottom and they will only get better from here. However, it now seems that cartoons may very well slide out of existence. How did this happen. Where have all the cartoons gone. Is there any hope in the future or will we all lead a cold, miserable existence (ok it might not be that bad)....   [tags: Television TV Cartoons Essays] 1197 words
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Violence in Cartoons - Violence in Cartoons In my opinion, there is an extreme amount of violence portrayed in cartoons. As a result, cartoons have been transformed into a fast expanding epidemic that is damaging to the audience of cartoon viewers throughout the country, and possibly around the world. Not only are cartoons physically violent, they are emotionally, mentally, socially, legally, and culturally attacking at human society of the past, present and future. During my extensive research, things that were observed were almost all types of cartoons I have ever come across, as well as expert’s ideas, parents intuition and how children react....   [tags: Papers] 720 words
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Physics in Cartoons - Physics in Cartoons The cartoon that was analyzed by our group was the Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove. This movie is very entertaining and comical, however when a closer look is taken at the use (or lack thereof) of Physics Laws, many errors can be found. The following are four examples of situations in The Emperors New Groove where the laws of physics were over looked and ignored in the creation of the scene. #1 (19:05-19:48) After Emperor Kusko is turned into a lama, he is put into a cloth bag and thrown into a stream....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Cartoons: A Double-Edged Sword? - ... Heroes are idolized for saving the world, beating the bad guy, and always getting the girl in the end. For example: the cartoon characters, Tweety and Sylvester, in the cartoon The Looney Tunes, whenever the owner (characterized by and elderly women) leaves the house, Sylvester, the cat, hustles to the bird cage and tries to eat Tweety. Every episode ends with the old woman coming home and beating up the hungry Sylvester and saving Tweety’s precious life. Even though kids are taught by their parents that it is not right to hit, the “good guys” characters says it’s okay to act like that....   [tags: Television]
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Violent Cartoons: Are They Actually Violent? - ... Contrary to that, the creators are making money and are well off. If Ellison does not want her own child watching certain cartoons, she should take the initiative to make it her own challenge to monitor what her child watches. Just as Ellison should take on this challenge, other parents throughout the country should as well. Youth have easy access to Internet and television. As statistics show, the average child in the United States watches 25 hours of television each week with an additional amount of seven hours of computer games per week (“Facts and TV” 3)....   [tags: Media]
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Animation...No Longer is it Just Cartoons - ... (Lealos) Cel-animation began a new era for animation and the technique quickly spread and became the standard for animation studios. It was also the beginning of a not so pleasant trend; when Earl Hurd invented the cel-animation technique he was employed at John Bray Studio. It was John Bray who took credit for the advancement not the artist doing the work. "Felix the Cat" was the first animated animal to achieve public stardom and a full merchandising line. Otto Messmer created Felix in 1919; he worked for Pat Sullivan studio at the time....   [tags: Art ]
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Japanese Cartoons as a Cultural Product - ... Hence, story manga provides limitless fictional arenas for artists to explore any subject which literary forms had been dealing with (Bryce & Davis, n.d.). Because of the existential nature of manga and the cultural ramifications it poses to society, manga as a cultural product has sheer power as discursive tools within society and provides deep insights into what is otherwise, inaccessible. Manga production involves a number of social actors such as artists, writers, publishers, editors, assistants, commercial planners and readers....   [tags: Marketing Business]
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Keith Haring: Communicating Through Cartoons - ... Haring was a young homosexual man that wanted his work to convey his feelings; he used these shapes to express himself so in many of his pieces there was phallic shapes.4 these shapes were an important part of his work emotionally, but they did not take over all his art. With the support of other artist, like Andy Warhol, Haring was able to expand his work in both style and area that it is seen. Haring did a murals, sculptures and shows all round the world for churches, hospitals, landmarks, and charities....   [tags: Biography ]
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Effects of Cartoons on Children - Effects of Cartoons on Children Introduction: Effects of Cartoons on Children Children have become much more interested in cartoons over many years and it has become a primary action to some lives. Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three children become enthusiastic viewers. This has become a problem because too many children are watching too much television and the shows that they are watching (even if they are cartoons) have become violent and addictive....   [tags: Television Entertainment Papers]
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The Effects of Violence in Children Cartoons - Television is everywhere these days, not just in our living rooms but in bathrooms, kitchens, doctor's offices, grocery stores, airplanes, and classrooms. We have access to TV virtually anywhere and as American's we are taking advantaged of it. Adults aren't the only ones watching TV; children today are watching more TV than ever before. TV has even become known as "America's baby-sitter." (Krieg). Meaning that parents are now using the television as a way of entertaining their children while they attempt to accomplish other things such as cooking and cleaning....   [tags: Psychology] 2392 words
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Impact of Cartoons on Children's Behavior - Impact of Cartoons on Children's Behavior       Television programs that are targeted towards children, such as cartoons, can affect children in both positive and negative ways. I examined a variety of cartoons on both commercial and public television to observe the content of children's programming and determine the effects, both positive and negative, that programs have on children. The cartoons contain a wide variety of subject matters that can influence children in many different ways. I found that the majority of cartoons choose to use violence and inappropriate subject matter to entertain children....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics Media Violence]
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The Presentation Of Childhood In American Cartoons - The Presentation Of Childhood In American Cartoons In 1928 arguably the most influential , and single most important animation "Steamboat Willy" was created by a man called Walt Disney, it was a short black and white cartoon. The cartoon was only one minute in total with no storyline and no voice over. It was at this time the three major animation studios were born Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. From Disney came the first animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White was very expensive to make and lasted 98 minutes....   [tags: Papers] 779 words
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Gender Issues in Cartoons - Gender Issues in Cartoons Gendered roles are evident in all forms of the media. For my research, I decided to view the gender construction in cartoons. After viewing the Cartoon Network for a day, I decided that Dexter’s Laboratory would be the best show to document the gender roles and common ideologies of men and women in society. Dexter’s Laboratory is based on the tale of a child genius. A small, red-headed boy genius, Dexter lives in a quiet suburban neighborhood with his mother, father, and older sister Dee Dee....   [tags: Sociology Female Compare Contrast Essays] 648 words
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Political Cartoons and Republicans - Introduction The Republican Party was founded by a coalition in 1854 and was comprised of former members of the Whig, Free-Soil, and Know-Nothing parties. The slavery issue shattered America’s established political landscape and catapulted the Republicans from what seemed like nowhere straight into the White House in 1860. After Fremont’s attempt at winning the presidency in 1856, Lincoln won the election four years later, cementing the Republican Party’s desire for executive power. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the United States found itself politically gridlocked....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 2695 words
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THE EFFECT OF PEN HOLDING CONDITIONS ON THE HUMOUR RATING OF FUNNY CARTOONS - THE EFFECT OF PEN HOLDING CONDITIONS ON THE HUMOUR RATING OF FUNNY CARTOONS ABSTRACT Previous research concerning the facial feedback hypothesis contends that manipulation of facial expression induces emotional arousal. The aim of the experiment was to determine whether holding a pen in the mouth in way that resembles certain facial expression effect humour rating of cartoons rated by participants under one of three conditions. A sample of 60 naïve second year students from Monash University was divided into the three treatment conditions to test the hypothesis....   [tags: essays research papers] 2520 words
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Wile E Coyote: Modern Day Trickster - What is a trickster. A trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. More frequently than not, the rule-breaking will capture the pattern of tricks, or thievery. Tricksters are generally cunning, foolish, or perhaps both. They are usually very funny even when they are scared. In diverse cultures the trickster and humanizing hero are often merged in one. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures....   [tags: television, cartoons, media] 910 words
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Creative Intelligence of Walt Disney - Creative Intelligence of Walt Disney Creative intelligence comes in many different forms, with makers and masters leading the way. Walt Disney was both a maker and a master of visual/spatial intelligence. Our class and creativity experts have agreed that if something is creative then it has to be novel and of high quality. Walt Disney’s artwork and animation certainly were. For example, he produced the first full-length animated musical feature film and the first full-color television programming, among other things (“Walt…”)....   [tags: Cartoons Movies Animation Essays]
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A Rolling Model - A Rolling Model When I was twelve years old, I had every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that was ever made. I had cases of the plastic figures lining the walls in my room. Posters were laid out everywhere, and my whole room was completely decorated in Ninja Turtle material. My bed, my drapes, my walls, literally everything was something about a Ninja Turtle. I spent a lot of my time watching those television shows, memorizing each tape word for word. I would pretend with my friends that we were the turtles, always fighting crime and always on the move under the streets, showing up only at night to fight the “foot clan”, the archenemy of the turtles....   [tags: Role Models Media Cartoons Essays] 1366 words
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Walt Disney and Disneyland - Walt Disney and Disneyland When the subject of the Disney Enterprises is brought up, one often thinks of cartoons, musicals or other movies, amusement parks, and famous characters such as Mickey Mouse. And now, nearly four decades after his death, the maker of said creations, Walt Disney, is not nearly as recognized as he should be. Not only are his works and other projects intriguing, his morals and techniques personally behind them are as well. And yet they weren’t just his morals, they were shared by the country’s people who so desired an example of good principles....   [tags: History Historical Cartoons Morals Essays] 1831 words
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American Newspaper Comics - American Newspaper Comics 1. Definition and Defining Elements of Newspaper Comics 1.1. Definition According to Wikipedia encyclopaedia, “[…] a comic strip is a short strip or sequence of drawings, telling a story. Drawn by a cartoonist, they are published on a recurring basis (usually daily or weekly) in newspapers or on the Internet. They usually communicate to the reader via speech balloons. The term ‘comic’ derives from the fact that most strips were funny in the beginning. For this reason they are often also referred to as ‘funnies’.”....   [tags: Newspapers Comic Strips Cartoons Art Essays] 3079 words
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Pokémon - Pokémon: Little Angels or Little Devils. My younger sisters are victims of the Pokémon craze. On the weekends when I go home for a brief break from college life, Claire and Natalie are drawn to the television to catch the latest episode of Pokémon on Saturday morning. Catching a glimpse of the illuminated screen, I walk into the kitchen and sit down with them as they blindly spoon cereal into their mouths, not missing one millisecond of the cartoon. Watching them absorb the show makes me laugh and, when I do, they turn to me and tell me, "Shut up....   [tags: Television Cartoons Essays]
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons When the FOX network aired "The Simpsons" in 1989, the show brought the yellow-skinned and four-fingered cartoon characters named Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson into millions of American living rooms. This bent archetype of the American family, as well as the hundreds of zany characters that populate their all-American hometown of Springfield, fast became the targets of enormous criticism. Elementary schools banned T-shirts bearing the images of the Simpson family and their slogans....   [tags: Cartoons Politics Argumentative America Essays]
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Assessing the Corporate Culture of Walt Disney - This paper will assess the corporate culture of Walt Disney, addressing the background of the organization, training and teaching, stories, legends and myths associated with the company, philosophy, values, mission statement and the organizational goals of the company.      The Disney Brothers Studios was founded by Walt and Roy Disney in October of 1923. As the brothers increased their reach in the entertainment market, this small studio evolved into the corporate giant known today as the Walt Disney Company which has interests in entertainment and media enterprises including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, The Walt Disney Studios, ABC, Inc., ESPN, Disney Channel, Disney Stores, television and radio stations and Internet websites....   [tags: Disney Cartoons Busines Essays]
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Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons - Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons The specific children’s series that I will be discussing is entitled “The Simpson’s”. The main characters consist of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson. They reside in a town called Springfield, one that is typical of an American suburb. Some other characters which appear on a regular basis are Mr. Burns, the owner of the Springfield chemical plant, his assistant Weiland Smithers, the Flanders family, which resides right next door to the Simpson’s, and principal Skinner....   [tags: The Simpsons Cartoons Television Essays]
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The Simpsons as a Sitcom - The Simpsons as a Sitcom "The Simpsons" is an example of an American sitcom. A sitcom is situation comedy, which is when the same setting and same characters appear in every episode. Examples of sitcoms are programs such as "The Crosby Show" and more recent sitcoms such as "Friends". Sitcoms surfaced in the 1950's in America showing the "ideal" family. Slowly sitcoms started to show the reality of life and dealt with social issues such as divorce and unemployment. Sitcoms have become very popular because people could relate to the program and sitcoms show problems, which happen in every day life in a light-hearted way....   [tags: Television Animation Cartoons Papers] 1382 words
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The Simpsons Impact on Family Values - The Simpsons Impact on Family Values The Simpsons first came to life on April 19th, 1987. It was aired as a ‘filler’ in the commercial breaks of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ and was animated in 30 second mini-episodes. Matt Groening, the proud producer and creator of The Simpsons, made these 30 second episodes after being recognized for his ‘life is hell’ comic strip and asked by a fan, Pauly Platt, if he would be interested in coming up with ideas for an animation. Groening ceased the opportunity and now, 18 years on The Simpsons have become a global success and have been honored with: a Peabody award, over 20 Emmy awards, over 50 Emmy nominations, over 20 Annie awards, four Genesis awards a Golden Globe nomination and many more accolades....   [tags: Television TV Sitcoms Cartoons] 1772 words
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cartoon violence - Animation Violence Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom. The “renaissance of TV animation” has undoubtedly led to more violent cartoons then ever before. But to talk about cartoon violence, it must first be defined. Webster’s Dictionary defines violence “as the act (or threat) of injuring or killing someone.” (Webster) And although the violence is not real, a child does not know the difference. Throughout the essay an understanding that the new wave of television animation is becoming more violent, and is effecting children in more ways then one....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Cartoon The Simpsons - Cartoon The Simpsons The Simpsons first came to life in the waiting room out side James L Brook's office the executive producer of the Tracy Ullman show where Matt Groeing was sitting there sketching away. He created all the characters inside 15 minutes and named them all after his own family. They were first shown as 30-second bumpers in the Tracy Ullman show. Bumpers are shown before the adverts to make them more interesting. In the bumpers the Simpsons characters looked very different to what they are now, Lisa was often called a female version of Bart....   [tags: Papers] 1139 words
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Economic Cartoon Analysis - In today’s grim economic climate, cartoonists across the country have taken pen to paper to satirize and make light of the gloomy situation the United States is currently in. This particular cartoon deals with several major economic principles, such as the idea that people face tradeoffs (Raj). To illustrate, in society, there is a tradeoff between efficiency and equity. Efficiency means society is getting the most it can from its resources, whereas equity is distributing economic prosperity fairly among the members of society....   [tags: Economics]
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Research on The Anime Invasion - Research on The Anime Invasion Thesis Statement:     The popular onset of Princess Mononoke and Pokemon enabled anime, once limited to an underground movement populated by teenage males, to enter mainstream American film entertainment, resulting in the backlash on violence, gender issues, and sexuality. I. Overview A.     Motivator B.     Definition of anime 1.     Examples of anime 2.     Anime and its consumers C.     Definition of manga 1. Popular American examples of manga a.     Ranma ½ b.     Akira c.     Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play 2....   [tags: Anime Pokemon Cartoons Japanese Art Essays]
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Islam And Cartoon Controversy - A discussion of religion can branch into any number of topics, over any number of denominations and sects, about its effects on law and politics, and its role within society. However, mention religion today, and one subject arises universally: Danish cartoons. Out of context, this sounds ridiculous, but within a sound framework, the subject broaches religion at every possible entry. Perhaps no event in recent history, excluding 9/11, has provoked such a universal and rapid backlash. Retaliation against the publication of these comics stunned and shocked the world and led to the mass proposition of one question: Why....   [tags: Religion Muslim Islam] 1902 words
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Cartoon Violence, Has it gone too Far - Cartoon Violence, Has it gone too Far Aggression. Killing. Revenge. Sound like the latest Scream movie or Keanu Reeves thriller. You may be surprised to hear that this describes the average Saturday morning cartoon. One of the most surprising facts is that the level of violence during Saturday morning cartoons is higher than the level of violence during prime time. There are 3 to 5 violent acts per hour in prime time, versus 20 to 25 acts per hour on Saturday morning (Gerbner,1). Violence on television in general is damaging to society....   [tags: essays papers]
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Media Violence - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children With the recent increase in violent crimes committed by children, adults have been looking for answers to what causes children to commit these acts. Researchers have performed formal studies, and other approaches have been taken to answer the question. Their ideas and perceptions have strayed far and wide, looking for a suitable answer; one such answer of the many they have uncovered is television, but especially television geared towards children: cartoons and animation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2830 words
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Physics Behind Basic Animation - Animation Animation is a series of images that are places one after another to produce the illusion of movement. Just like most art forms it takes practice to become really good at animating. Computers have helped to make animation a quicker and simpler process then it once was. Now computers have been used in almost every animated film that has come out in the last ten years. Because of this animation quality has improve dramatically to the point that animated characters are serving as major characters in many of the top movies today....   [tags: physics animation animate cartoon] 2790 words
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My Favorite Cartoon - My Favorite Cartoon ¡V The Simpsons Watching a hilarious cartoon on television may seem like the most relaxed thing in the world. However, ¡§The Simpsons¡¨ is not only a stupid funny cartoon to keep us laughing for joy but also a clever TV program mixed up with irreverence and slightly twisted morality. I¡¦m not saying that how much influence this show can bring to our reality. But I think it¡¥s very well written. Also it constantly reflects and spoofs our society. The whole story takes place in a mythical town of Springfield in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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The Cartoon Version of Animal Farm - How successful as an adaptation of the novel is the cartoon version of Animal Farm "A film for all the family. It educates and entertains with a story that is forever timeless." This was how the animated version of 'Animal Farm' was described. The eighty-seven page novel written by George Orwell aimed at teenagers and adults has recently been converted into an hour and ten minute long film which is suitable and supposedly appealing to young children. This meant having to cut down and altar some of the storylines and characters within the novel to suit this age range but at the same time, trying not to lose the basic structure of the novel and the messages given out by George Orwell throughout the book....   [tags: English Literature] 1392 words
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Political Cartoon - ... In addition to investigative reports, unions began forming (Hollitz, 31). These unions would help keep the businesses in check with the laws the government put into effect. The work place started becoming safer, and a more pleasant place to work. The life style that working class families lived in 1880-1900 was not a pleasant life. A family of five lived in one room; and ate soup, coffee, and bread everyday (Hollitz 28). A family of ten lived in a seven-room house; and ate meats, vegetables, and bread (Hollitz 30)....   [tags: American History, Working Class] 1885 words
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Techniques the Charity Adverts Cartoon and Cribs Use to Get Their Audience's Attention - Techniques the Charity Adverts Cartoon and Cribs Use to Get Their Audience's Attention Introduction, In the advert “Cartoon” a “Cartoon” boy is seen to be thrown around by his father who is very violent. The father has just walked in from work and the “Cartoon” is happily watching T.V, when suddenly the father gets angry and starts to hit the “Cartoon”, at the end the child is running when the father pushes the “Cartoon” down the stairs and we discover that the “Cartoon” is actually a real boy lying dead on the floor....   [tags: Papers] 941 words
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Who Said That Animation Is Just For Kids - Ask any student in college about old cartoon shows like Looney Toons or X-men, and you'll probably get a response like “I used to love watching that show!”. Children in America today are raised on cartoons, as most American animation is directed at children. If you were to ask the people who said that they used to watch cartoons if they still watch animated shows today, they would probably say that they grew out of watching cartoons a long time ago. However, this is not the case everywhere, in Japan animated shows are directed to all ages instead of just children....   [tags: Animation] 1473 words
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Animation - Animation At dictionary.com, it is stated that animation is "the art or process of preparing animated cartoons, an animated cartoon". According to Collins dictionary, animation is a "technique of making cartoon films". Cartoons are not only a way of entertaining us; they are a form of expression. They can express emotions, points of view and criticism. As some one once said: "it doesn't matter what you say, but how you say it". Cartoons date back to the days of Benjamin Franklin, where they were mainly used to express political points of view....   [tags: Papers] 968 words
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Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking - Educating Children about the Effects of Smoking Many children are unaware of the effects of smoking cigarettes. Children do not know that they can cause cancer. Are companies influencing adults or little children. Cartoons easily impress children at a young age. Cartoons promote violence laughter. Cartoons like Joe Camel promote the use of tobacco.” Old Joe Camel because they believe that such figures will appeal to adult smokers and encourage them to change brands.” As if cartoon interest adults over 18 years of age....   [tags: Cigarettes Smoking Nicotine Education Essays] 450 words
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Maltese - I: A Writer’s Progress (part one)– Michael Maltese, like so many other giants of early animation, spent the first part of his life in New York City. Born in February of 1908, he was raised — primarily by his mother — on the Lower East Side. His upbringing was tenement-based and poor, so his prospects for a future were limited. He spent part of his teen years apprenticed to a plumber who installed pipes in new apartment buildings. One January morning, Maltese arrived at a job site to discover the coveralls he’d left there the night before had frozen solid....   [tags: Animation] 1939 words
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Television Stereotypes - On television today you will see stereyotypes of male and female roles in society. These stereyotyps are exemplified in many tv shows and even childrens cartoons. Some shows which stereyotype sex roles include, the flintstones, the jetsons, and almost every sitcom on television. When many American children are growing up, they are introduced to cartoons. A few of the most popular cartoons for children are stereyotyoing male and female roles. By steryotyping in cartoons, children will see the cartoon and may not understand that these are steryotyoes....   [tags: Sociology] 482 words
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Legendary Animator - The 1920s was a time of happiness, fun, hope, and excitement. This was a time where people thought absolutely anything could happen. New inventions like the automobile and the radio were just coming out. And everyone was dancing merrily to the new form of music, called jazz. However, that was not the only form of entertainment during the Roaring Twenties, there was also, animation. Walt Disney was just one of the many legends that contributed too many people’s happiness through his entertainment....   [tags: Biography]
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The Effect of Television Violence on Children - The Effect of Television Violence on Children Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior; The violence that children are constantly subjected to on television can have very harmful affects if not monitored carefully. More and more often parents are using television as a means of entertaining their children when they are unable to, and the amount of television that children are watching is a growing concern in our society. While a large part of the concern is the quantity of television that young people are viewing, a more pressing issue is the quality that is offered to them....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence Violence is one of the most primary and controversial issues in today’s society. And true that violence is on the rise. A major concern for many parents is the violence within television shows and movies, and the effect on children’s aggression. I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist. But I have many reasons for my accusation and references to back it up....   [tags: Crime Media Violence Violent Essays] 639 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons The Simpsons is an original, satirical American sitcom cartoon, which is shown all over the world and appeals to a wide range of audiences with its unique, yet basic form of humour. It stereotypes and satirises the typical American lower middle class family. With its simple plots, exaggerated situations, unrealistic scenarios, lurid colours, humour, animation and familiar pattern, it is a typical cartoon but with an original twist. This makes it like no other cartoon made before, the twist is the level of humour used in the Simpsons, and this type of humour is called satire....   [tags: Papers] 1469 words
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Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone’s Portrayal of the Effects of Violent Media When I was young the only time I willingly woke up early was on Sunday mornings. I would throw on a robe over my pajamas and run down stairs with my brother to the living room and sit myself in the middle of the couch, which was directly in front of our television. To me the best part of the week was watching the morning cartoons with the family while eating breakfast. We always enjoyed good laughs watching the Coyote try to catch the Roadrunner, and I was jealous of the special powers and military devices in cartoons like ‘X-Men’ and ‘GI.Joe’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1305 words
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Applying Operant Conditioning to Human Behaviour - Applying Operant Conditioning to Human Behaviour Operant conditioning is when a way of learning by consequence. To put it basic, an action which is rewarded is more likely to be repeated, along with an action that is punished is less likely to be repeated. To apply this to an example of human behaviour, young children may have shaped behaviour due to operant conditioning; where desireable behaviour is rewarded (e.g. by giving a toy) the behaviour is being positively reinforced and is likely to occur....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Violence on Television - American culture is infatuated with violence. Childhood, education, and families are affected by violent television. News reported a child causing a fire that burnt down their house. While the mother was out to get something from the store, she came back and saw that her son is outside while the house is still burning. The little boy blamed himself for the fire. She said it wasn't her son's fault, but she blamed a cartoon called, "Beavis and Butthead." How could this be. The mother claimed that this cartoon has shown her son a lot of violent actions and aggressive behaviors....   [tags: Sociology] 471 words
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Theodor Geisel - ... He was banned from writing for it after he was caught violating prohibition. Unwilling to give up his writing position, he wrote under the pseudonym “Seuss”, and was never discovered by campus authorities. After graduation, he attended Oxford for graduate school. He did well at first, but soon the doodles in the margins of his notes began to conquer entire pages, and he realized graduate school was simply not for him. In the short time spent there, though, he met Helen Palmer, and fell in love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dr. Seuss] 2517 words
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