What once used to be the great Cartoon Network is going down hill

Lilly Spencer , Writer

How will Cartoon Network’s childish movies affect the younger generations? Will the baby TV shows soften the latest generation? One of the main reasons Cartoon Network is producing childish shows is because all the other TV channels are doing, to the extent. In order for Cartoon Network to stay up and running, it has to put out what its viewers want and that’s baby shows.  

The television channel, Cartoon Network, came out Oct. 1, 1992. The producers started off making shows like: Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. These shows are nothing like today’s latest cartoons. These cartoons have real humor, and they have good storylines. Also, the situations that the characters face were far more interesting. This is why millennials have a greater sense of humor and views on life.  

As the years progressed, Cartoon Network continued to make more episodes of its older TV shows. The producer did not stop making their older TV shows till the older millennials already had kids in the mid-2000’s. This is why a lot of 2000’s kids know of or have watched older TV shows. “I still watch movies that my parents watched when they were kids,“ said Emma Worthy. With the older millennials showing their kids the cartoons that they watched as kids, and their kids enjoying them, the channel will continue to produce that type of cartoon. 

This must mean that Cartoon Network started to make the babyish shows when the younger millennials had their kids, which is about now. Even though they are all millennials, their views on raising children are different. Yes, the older millennials were still soft on their children, but they were not as soft as what the younger millennials’ kids are. If the parents raise their children to be protected and sheltered from the world, then the creators of cartoons have to make their content fit that category. “My sister only watches newer children’s movies,” said Justin Rodrigues. 

The only reason Cartoon Network is changing is because society has. The only way that Cartoon Network can stay in the cartoon competition is to make more babyish shows. As long as Cartoon Network stays up and running, then children of older millennials will still be able to watch the TV shows that they grew up on.