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INKtober 2020 – Day 19 – Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls
Today’s INKtober 2020 drawing features Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls. Bubbles is the sweet, innocent one of the threesome. I always marveled at the creative direction each of the three Powerpuff Girls pivoted towards. The entire show was filled with a great variety of personalities. Each character was so very different than the next. This formula is missing from so many animated cartoons.
A total of 78 episodes were created along with a few shorts and specials. For as many years at the show ran, I actually figured more shows were created. The show ran for 6 years, so this would mean they only turned out about 12 episodes each season. Looking back, I swore the show ran forever. It is so crazy how memory fades to visions of grandeur as I grow older and older. And as time flies by, I miss plopping down in front of the television with my two young sons watching that amazing era of Cartoon Network… back when cartoons were creative and inspiring. A time when a movement was stirring.
I look at the new cartoon shows coming out and I just do not see that same level of creativity or passion. The art and animation of today’s new shows are so weak. The humor is even weaker. Backstories and creativity have been cast aside. Shows are produced quickly for a quick fill of airtime so advertising slots can be sold to advertisers looking to target young kids with products that only fit a pre-teen to teen audience. The state of animation is worse than it was in the 1980’s.
That is just my opinion.
It is time for a new animated cartoon show about a troop of army ants and a monkey. I am hoping to write a few silly episodes and pitch it to the original creative staff of either Animatiacs or Ren and Stimpy. Neither of these legendary creative teams were asked to come back to their show revivals. Crazy right? Well, I am more than happy to offer up my creation to them so they can show the world who the real geniuses were behind those classic animated shows.
More details pending.
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