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A place to discuss news and review all things narrative cartoons

This subreddit is a place to discuss and share anything on narrative cartoons. This could be news on upcoming shows, suggestions on what to watch, asking for opinions on seasons, reviews, etc.

This is NOT for sharing your favorite clips, or fanart.

Remember to also keep all posted related to cartoons that would qualify to most as "narrative driven"

Please be kind to others, and remember not everyone shares the same opinions, especially with entertainment.

Thank you for stopping by!

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/r/NarrativeCartoons

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Childhood Pop Culture of the Boomer to Gen Alpha generations.

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2023/02/06
20:08 UTC

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Hello?

Is this subreddit dead?

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2022/05/11
20:36 UTC

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Duck Tales. Way better than you'd think.

I know this sub is dead, I'm just leaving this here for people like me who are looking for cartoons to watch that go another level beyond.

I've been searching all over the place for narrative cartoons that just have that little bit extra, and I always see things like Steven Universe and Gravity Falls, but I never see Duck Tales, which is insane. Watching the show, it's obvious that it's made by people who really care about telling a story, and who want to create something worthy of picking up the name of such an iconic classic cartoon.

The characters are great (except Launchpad... he's tolerable at the best of times) and they develop throughout the show. The show itself has its own kind of self aware comedy, where cartoon physics still exist but the tropes about convenient idiocy do not. There have been moments where I call out some ridiculous element of the cartoon (such as the giant baddie dressing as a baby) only for the main cast to also call him out and progress the plot.

Speaking of the plot, I generally can't stand purely episodic TV shows. The inability to binge watch a show and have everything gradually develop aggravates me, and I don't have to worry about that here because every episode has some tie in. Every episode has some relevance, and every character develops. There are call backs to prior characters, and the main cast actually actively remembers everything that has happened in the show.

Lastly, I'll bring up the art. It's extremely well done, and as I said before, it's obvious the people working on this show really care about living up to the name. The characters and environment feel alive in that cartoony sort of way, but everything also flows smoothly and has a modern feel to it.

I could go on for hours about how great a cartoon Duck Tales is, but I've said enough, and hopefully you'll give the show a try!

EDIT: Launchpad gets better.

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2021/02/05
01:15 UTC

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Why Completely Evil Villains Still Work

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2020/05/23
01:09 UTC

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She-Ra Theory: Are Adora and Catra Gay?

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2020/01/30
22:44 UTC

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Tangled: Before Ever After = Awesome

So, if you haven't had a chance, check out the Disney series. It's funny, it's got the original VAs, there's songs every once in a while that are fun, and the storyline hits you out of nowhere. There's a DCOM to watch first, but having just finished the first season, I gotta say it's pretty to notch.

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2019/05/21
17:56 UTC

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Opinion: The Carmen Sandiego Netflix Show was missed potential

Don't get me wrong, the art is fantastic, and the vibe is delicious, but there's a lot of lazy writing and confused targeting. If you haven't seen it, it's worth checking out.

The way Carmen got her name was dumb, and probably would have been better if she did name herself after the opera. At least then there would be some symbolism.

The way they play out episode structure splits the show halfway between a casual episodes that seem to stand on their own, but they introduce and end the season with some deeper development. It feels like the show creators didn't know if they wanted to pick the narrative arc to tell, or the casual format to be educational, when they totally could have done both if they meshed it together.

The bigger narrative is also not motivated enough to really make you intrigued. Of course it's only in the first season, so it's hard to tell if it will pick up from here, but having foreshadowing of bigger conflicts pressing throughout would have made it feel more purposeful.

It also feels like the show is targeted at a younger audience, but tonality wise seems more mature. It gives a mixed state where it doesn't quite know who to pander to more.

So yeah, rant over. I just wish they could get some better writers on the show and we'd have animated gold.

TL;DR: Show had lacking narrative while it seemed to be the focus, and the show creators don't seem to know who they are targeting. I blame the writers.

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2019/03/18
10:17 UTC

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Costume Quest Trailer - A new show based on the games from Double Fine. I really enjoyed what's out already. Worth checking out.

3 Comments
2019/03/18
07:35 UTC

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Niko and the Sword of Light is a lesser known adventure cartoon that is fairly new. I'd recommend checking it out.

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2019/03/18
07:25 UTC

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WELCOME TO R/NARRATIVECARTOONS!

This subreddit is a place to discuss and share anything on narrative cartoons. This could be news on upcoming shows, suggestions on what to watch, asking for opinions on seasons, reviews, etc.

This is NOT for sharing your favorite clips, or fanart.

Remember to also keep all posted related to cartoons that would qualify to most as "narrative driven"

Please be kind to others, and remember not everyone shares the same opinions, especially with entertainment.

Thank you for stopping by!

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2019/03/18
07:20 UTC

3

List of cartoons

This is mostly for myself for now. Here's my incomplete list of cartoons/animated shows watched.

  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Gravity Falls
  • Steven Universe
  • Costume Quest
  • Trollhunters
  • Adventure Time (barely counts)
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Star vs the Forces of Evil
  • Avatar the Last Airbender
  • Niko and the Sword of Light
  • She Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Voltron
  • Rick and Morty
  • Final Space
  • The Dragon Prince
  • Hilda (doesn't quite count but I like it)
  • Futarama (kinda)
  • Infinity Train (in the future)
  • Bravest Warriors
  • Bee and Puppycat
9 Comments
2019/03/18
04:23 UTC

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