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Does it seem like a lot of TV cartoons were culturally-biased?

 
 
Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:09 pm
It seems like a lot of the old '80s and '90s cartoons, with the exception of a show like Captain Planet:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kJaweK-o0Yw/TPsYScW1ffI/AAAAAAAAAFI/hFxq5NuFOwE/s1600/Captain%2BPlanet%2BFunny%2BWallpapers.jpg

were culturally-biased. It was like the makers of these cartoons ASSUMED only white American kids were watching them. Did anyone else here ever notice that?
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 09:03 pm
I think shows like the Catillac Cats were biased:

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9Fhd1gSk6b4/0.jpg

Why didn't they have "black" cats in this show?
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 07:10 am
@JGoldman10,
There are cats of all different colors in that photo.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:30 pm
@Bella Dea,
Not what I meant. Hector, the one with the tie, I think was supposed to be a Hispanic caricature.

They could have had "black" cats like:

http://www.rockandpop80s.com/images/Mc%20Skat%20Kat.jpg
http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drh300/h304/h30420x0nxs.jpg

"Black" caricatures is what I meant.
Of course Catillac Cats was meant to be a kids/family show so they'd clean these characters up for that show.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:43 pm
@JGoldman10,
Skat kat is a racially stereotyped character.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:52 pm
@Bella Dea,
He was a black caricature- he was probably modelled after Will Smith. He even sounded like Will Smith.
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