Posted by MATT on November 04, 1999 at 16:37:12:
In Reply to: Re: Promoters of Iron Giant Should Go to Jail posted by Sylvia on November 04, 1999 at 10:10:37:
Don't be bitter just because Pokemon is popular and is making money. Most people I know won't watch or even acknowledge it's merits, falling back on the " I hate that Japanimation" crap. Pokemon is just a fun fantasy cartoon, something Americans don't make anymore. All we seem to be doing is sit-coms and other lame tv ideas. Pokemon is a no-brainer cartoon and is just a lot of fun to watch and that's why it's popular not only with kids but a startling nuber of adults( including myself, who can't explain why) The only reason that executive is promoting it is because it was already a WORLDWIDE sensation( Pokemon is the MOST popular cartoon in the WORLD. It's the Star Wars of tv animation and most American execs and artists won't acknowledge that fact.)If this show was an original idea that had been submitted by an artist from America it wouldn't have ben bought at all, most likely it would have been seen as a lame "cartoon". Yet at the time it was acquired by Warner Bros( who only had Superman and Batman as a claim to decent animation on tv and paid a hefty sum to acquire it from UPN) Now everyone will be jumping on the Pokemon bandwagon and that's why you see this "DIGIMON" crap and whatever other rip-offs will follow( most likely dreamed up by American executives too scared to listen to original ideas presented to them.
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