Even Boris and Natasha were funny and rather lovable.
What struck me was the total lack of humor. Every cartoon had a message hammered through via repetitious songs that would have made a North Korean principal blush. There was no wit.
I began to recall the cartoons of my childhood. Were they so preachy?
- Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd? Nope.
- The Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote? Nah.
- Rocky and Bullwinkle: Never.
- Foghorn Leghorn? I say, I say, not at all.
- Yogi Bear? Are you kidding?
True, some of the older cartoons would occasionally have a message, especially during the Second World War, but for the most part they were designed to entertain.*
I understand Sponge Bob sticks to entertainment nowadays but where did these heavy-handed indoctrination cartoons come from?
[*I was not a child during the Second World War but for much of the Fifties you could still see cartoons from that period.]