cartoon characters

When you were a child did you did you watch cartoons ?

Eg Tom and Jerry, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck etc !

Maybe, the people that made the characters had ADHD ?

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Some of them maybe (well - probably), but I think they were just catering to the trope of characters acting out and escalating conflicts (“of course you realize this means war”) rather than holding stuff in and toning it down (and, I guess, calling a lawyer). Which is pretty much the go-to trope for hyperactive kids but also just makes for better physical comedy.

Also, plot escalation trumps plot logic. Meaning, the next twist was totally allowed to come from anywhere including out of the blue as long as it upped the fun. So, yeah, I can see where you’re coming from but it’s also just how the genre works.

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Oh, and: What do you mean, “when you were a child”?

I only ever learned to really appreciate the fine art of Bugs Bunny in my thirties.

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Maybe people with ADHD stopped watching cartoons or they watch them with their children !

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I might still watch them because they don’t make me emotional to a point of breakdown like some shows do.

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