When I was a child, I was a little bit of a cartoon addict. Despite barely being able to crawl out from under the covers in time for school during the week, I would pop out of bed like a jack-in-the-box on Saturday morning to watch weekend cartoons. In fact, I once woke up so early that the morning kid’s shows hadn’t even started yet!
Now I have two boys that love cartoons as much as I once did, and while some of the shows they enjoy are ones that are brand new to me, others are throwbacks of cartoons that I once loved when I was their age. At first I’ll admit that it took some convincing for me to sit down and watch a revamped version of one of my childhood favourites. But once I saw a few episodes of some of the new shows, I was hooked!
My personal favourite throwback cartoon is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When I was young, the Turtles first appeared as a Saturday morning cartoon series. A few years later, the live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was released. While I’m sure I had been to the movies before, TMNT was the first movie I remember seeing in the theatre. And I enjoyed it so much that I managed to convince my mom to let me go back to see it three more times! [Read more…]