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when I was young My dad used to work in a big building in Down town Phoenix. Now i used to be a HUGE fan of the ninja turtles! I used watch all their movies and cartoons..and they were always in big cities..(down town Phoenix..lol) Well whenever my mom would take me to visit my dad at work or on take ur daughter to work days..we would have to park in a parking garage and then walk a few blocks to his building. Of course in big cities as u walk down the street there are numerous Drains and sewers..Well there was this one big round sewer entrance that we would always pass on the way to his office and everytime we passed i insisted we stopped and looked for Michaelangelo! I kneeled down over the big round cap and yelled into the 2 little holes.."NINJA TURTLES ARE U IN THERE?!" My mom loves telling people that story! hehe.
For some reason as a 2-5 year old girl i had a crush on Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life
I seriously believed he was real. So i asked my parents where he lived, and they'd be all like..
And i'd be all like, "Yes he does!! NOW TELL ME WHERE HE LIVES I WANT TO VISIT HIM. D:< "
So me and them (and my siblings) kept debating this until I finally gave up and quit talking about that. They won. T-T
And another time i tried to make a magic spell so that i could open a gate to the Cartoon world to come visit him.
I still remember using an empty tub of butter, sneaking out of my room at midnight, and mixing up a paste of toothpast, paper, and other junk.
I used to believe in Sailor Moon as well. D=
Like, they used to have these things at the end of the episode giving us kids advice, one of it was, "If you want to grow up and be like us, eat a balanced meal-Three times a day!" So i tried eating healthy so i could get their super powers.
I used to think that animated movies were actual people dressed up in costumes that made them look animated. Completely illogical.
After that was cleared up for me, and I knew that the actors were only involved with the voices, I thought that whenever I watched the movie, they'd have to read the script again and it would somehow appear on my TV. Like they were always just ready and waiting in the studio. I never wondered what would happen if two people were watching the same movie but started at a different time.
As a kid, I used to watch Woody Woodpecker religiously. There was one episode where the vulture grabbed Woody, and rolled him up into a clay cylinder. Woody reappeared behind him. I was convinced that this actually happened, so I grabbed a worm from my backyard and rolled him up in some play-dough. He stayed there.
When I was about 5, I was playing with my cousin, who was around the same age. She was convinced that Mickey Mouse did not wear gloves; his hands were in fact puffy and white.
I was around 6 - 10 when my evil older sister and older twin cousins would pretend jack from Nightmare Before Christmas would call me on the phone asking for a date. It was my all time favourite movie but i would get so afraid that his girlfriend would kidnapp me in the night. They didn't give it up until i found my cousin hiding in the next room on the cordless phone. I also believed i was adopted and they were aliens with special powers.
Up until I was six, I was wondering why there wasn't any background music in real life (because there's background music in cartoons).
When I was a little girl my grandfather told me that Mickey Mouse was his cousin. I thought how lucky can one kid get!!! He still tries to get me to believe it.
When I was little, I swore that cartoons were in color even though our TV was black and white. But other non-cartoon shows were black and white. My folks told me it wasn't possible for just the cartoons to be in color but I thought they were nuts.
When we were little my younger brother was obsessed with the ninja turtles! And everytime we crossed a sewer grate or man hole he would kneel down and call "Ninja Turtles!!! Come out!!!!" It was the cutest thing ever that he truly beleived he lived down there!
For some odd reason my brother thought he was the reincanation of Inuyasha, a cartoon character.
He would sometimes ask our Mom when he would inherit the sword "Tetusaiga" and where did Dad get fangs anyway?
If someone found broken glass on the schoolyard he would pick it up and say "Don't tell the teacher! It's the shards of the Shikon Jewel!" When they insisted it was only glass he went to tell the teacher that they were trying to steal the jewel shards.
He was a very mixed up kid.
I though that the movie "Alice in Wonderland" was "Allison Wonderland". I though that Alice was a nickname for Allison.
I used to think that cartoons were real actors dressed up as these crazy characters. And because there were no shadows, I used to imagine that the set was painted just right so that shadows wouldn't appear on the the television screen.
I used to believe that the "invisible" or "clear" paint used in cartoons exsisted. (you know the paint the charaters would use to be invisible and then foil the plan on the vilian or hide)
Because my mum had told me that cartoons were 'moving drawings', i assumed that all things on the TV were drawn- so when i watched anything live action, i always thought 'wow, i wish i could draw like that!'
My 7 year old cousin once asked me how the "actress" in Disney's The Little Mermaid could hold her breath for so long. I had to explain to her that she wasn't real she was just a series of drawings.
it seemed that the only people i had crushes on when i was a little girl were cute cartoon superhero boys with superpowers. i'm still dissapointed that i can't get with the red headed boy that saved the day in the care bears movie...
Back when Marvel comics first started publishing Spiderman (a month or so after The Fantastic Four) I believed that the superheroes really lived in New York. I dreamed about travelling to New York to see Spidey and talk to Ben Grimm.
I used to believe that cartoon characters were real creations acting in the TV set, and that non-cartoon images were created by the cartoon characters switching photographs really really fast (except for the Dukes of Hazard who used to hang out in the cramped TV because Minnie Mouse had a crush on them).
Uncanny how I got the idea of cell animation, but just got the application mixed up.
I used to believe that at the end of the world, all of the cartoon characters and puppets would be on tv, but they would all be naked and have a big party because it was the end of the world. I have *no* idea why I thought this...