They're Killing The Cartoons
Unicef is killing the Smurfs. Apparently it's to make a point about the state of the world. I'm not sure how spreading blue cheer with cute little voices deserves a massacre. But the bombs rain down on that village. It's not just the Smurfs, or even the SpongeBob controversy. Cartoons ain't what they used to be.
Take Captain Planet. It had a message- granted, a slightly liberal one- but overall harmless put-the-polluters in jail. Or Animaniacs, which made no sense but stuck in your head- "What are we gonna do tonight, Brain?" "Same thing we do every night, Pinky- try to take over the world!" David the Gnome, who went around saving little forest creatures. Even Scooby-Doo, with its predictable plots and "If it weren't for you meddling kids!" Anything was better than this.
Shows about flies. I mean, who wants to watch a show about flies? Or better yet, cockroaches! Sure, they're the ones you want to come and save the world. Apparently Winnie the Pooh isn't good enough for Disney anymore, they only put him on at 5:30 in the morning. And none of the old stuff is on Cartoon Network- no Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Lab, even Powerpuff Girls. I just want to know what all these poor innocent creations did to get bounced by the Mega-Disney and get replaced by insects. At least they aren't bombing the Hundred Acre Wood.