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Title: How do cartoons affect children?


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How do cartoons affect children?
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Presentation by Jennifer, Erica, and Ariel
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Racism In Cartoons
  • Much of what children learn in their early
    years comes from what they see on television in
    cartoons. If cartoons promote racism then
    children will take on a racist attitude. While
    there isnt as much racism in cartoons today as
    there used to be, older cartoons are aired on
    Cartoon Network frequently!

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What happens when children are taught that it is
okay to have a racist attitude?
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Bugs Bunny is historically the most racist
cartoon character. Cartoon Network had to pull
twelve of his cartoons due to their racist
content.
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What should be done about racist cartoons?
  • What should be done about racist cartoons?
  • Is it the responsibility of the parents to teach
    their children better or monitor what they watch
    on television?
  • What role do/should teachers play in this
    situation?
  • Is it the responsibility of the parents to teach
    their children better or monitor what they watch
    on television?
  • What role do/should teachers play in this
    situation?

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Sources
  • http//www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/cartoons/homepa
    ge.htm -- There are also some video clips here of
    some racist cartoons for those interested in
    seeing examples.
  • http//www.mrcranky.com/movies/aknightstale/16.htm
    l

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CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION
  • Warning
  • Some material may not be suitable for children!

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Anime
  • Looney Tunes
  • Superheroes
  • Disney

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Portrays images of violence. Images show
    beatings by hand as well as the use of household
    objects.
  • Aggravated Assault
  • By showing these images, children receive the
    message that irons and shovels will only hurt for
    a little while when you are hit with them.

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Anime
  • Dragon Ball Z reveals almost human characters
    with exceptional ability.
  • The Characters fight each other in hopes of
    killing and or reducing their opponents ability
    to fight anymore
  • Children act out these gestures in real life, in
    hopes of destroying their opponents.
  • Personal story

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Looney Tunes
  • Roadrunner is the most common example of such
    violence
  • Coyote is chasing the roadrunner, but is forever
    doomed to never catch him.
  • Through his attempts, he is smashed into an
    accordion shape by an anvil, hurled into the air,
    crushed by rocks, thrown into rocks with his
    skates, and appears just fine in the next scene.

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Superheroes
  • Spiderman is able to fall off building, and with
    a flick of the wrist, be just fine
  • Superman is able of getting hit with bullets and
    is almost indestructible
  • Batman fights all the time, he fist fights
    everyone
  • Violence is marketed as fun and entertainment

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Disney
  • Beauty and the Beast has a fight scene between
    the beast and Gaston, in which the beast is
    stabbed with a knife, dies, and is resurrected
  • This illustrates confusion of death and that if
    you are stabbed, everything will be ok.
  • In Pocahontas, there was a violent storm, which
    may cause confusion as the make believe and
    reality and cause children to be scared of
    thunder, etc.

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
  • Questions
  • Is it the cartoons fault that children are
    violent themselves? Or a failure on the part of
    parents?
  • Should we monitor more closely the stuff that our
    children watch? Or should the companies be more
    mindful of the message that they are giving
    children?

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Sources
  • http//www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/900.as
    p
  • http//www.christianity.com/partner/Article_Displa
    y_Page/0,,PTID48207CCHID1033487CCIID193390,00.ht
    ml
  • http//www.cartoonstock.com/directory/v/violence_o
    n_television.asp
  • http//jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/1007.htm
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