The creepy facts of a negative world hidden by children’s popular Cartoons
At first glance they seem like harmless kiddy entertainment but if you look at some of the most famous cartoons of yesteryear from an adult perspective, you may just find many creepy things about them. Take a look at the creepy facts about cartoons that gained most popularity during your day.
1 Doug and the suffering of mentally insane children
How many might have you liked Doug, the story of a sixth grader succumbing to peer pressure and attempting to fit in. Doug is actually a chronic nightmare depicting a young boy escaping into his own make believe world just to avoid the harsh realities of life. Doug adopts a schizophrenic personality hallucinating and conjuring up fantasy friends. A bike rack becomes a prison and in one episode he dances alone imagining he is dancing with his favorite band.
2 A fine line between reality and illusion
While some may write such things off as the farfetched imagination of a child, it does appear unnatural and liable to injure where Doug at one time hallucinates while in the middle of traffic. He almost kills himself smashing into a tree while imagining himself to be Durango Doug an expert horse rider. Doug is also prone to conversing with his alter ego Smash Adams. On a deeper plane, Doug is a classic example of a child suffering from depression trapped in his own mental asylum where there is no escape.
3 Duck Tales and the whims of a magic coin
We all perceived mad Uncle Scrooge as a man who loved swimming in coins but does this cartoon really send a good message to kids? The fact that it extols the virtues of greed and selfishness which is a shortcut to unbelievable riches isn’t a good thing. The biggest symbol of false hopes about money is Scrooge Mcducks magic coin which brings its owner unbelievable wealth.
4 Scrooge Mcduck’s net asset value is staggering
Scrooge Mcducks net asset value is $947 trillion a filthy sum of money 13 times more than Earth’s GDP. The message here is loud and clear, regardless of being an honest start up, you need the luck and help of people like scrooge Mcduck if you want to make millions. Honesty be damned.
The creepy facts about cartoons like Gargoyles is no less frightening. It may be a nice fantasy concept about winged guardians who become stone during the day. The dramatic effect of these creatures bursting out of their stone shells is powerful but what about the rest of the story. The Gargoyles is truly epic in its gothic concept of creatures suffering daily for the benefit of others. The agony of a Gargoyle is best depicted in one episode where one of them eats a hot pepper and screams in agony. It sure does speak a lot of the gargoyles vulnerable bodies being tortured daily by being turned to stone.
6 Gothic symbols of sacrifice where life is a nightmare
Wouldn’t it be agonizing having your entire body transformed to stone daily at the break of sunrise? The transformation takes them almost every time by surprise where they can turn to stone at the most awkward moments of daily life. On another perspective, Gargoyles can well be the very epitome of sacrifice.
7 Jem, a free for all crime spree
Jem is all about the rivalry in the music scene where random publicity stunts are used to secure top position on the charts. Revolving around three rival bands, the Holograms, Misfits and The Stingers, Jem is all about the horrors of a similar concept, Reality TV. The bands portray almost every negative aspect of human vice where in one episode bad guy Eric Raymond even hires men to bomb an orphanage. What transpires are kidnappings and series of crime based activity all in a cartoon?
8 None of the crimes get punished
Almost 157 crimes are depicted in this animated series and all go unpunished. Is that the message we send to kids through cartoons? Crimes include vandalism, kidnapping, psychological torture, rash and reckless driving endangering lives and explosives all under the unwatchful eye of the judicial system. On Jem, crime is a free for all spree to get to the top.
9 Dangermouse and his apocalyptic planet
We all knew Dangermouse as the world’s best secret agent superhero mouse with his sidekick Penfold but what we don’t notice is the near apocalyptic look of London as a deserted city where DM fights crime with zero collateral damage. Although it is a world inhabited by humans, we rarely see them.
10 Where are the humans
The PM of Britain turns out to be a bird and the USSR is governed by bears. The only consolation is that the US by some stroke of luck is run by humans paranoid of Dangermouse. However like London, Washington DC also bears an apocalyptic look. What exactly is the message in dangermouse, that ultimately humans are going to be extinct from the planet?
11 Dora the explorer
In Dora the explorer we see the similarities of Doug. This bilingual girl runs off on adventures of her own, goes mountain climbing, underwater exploring and even to outer space but here’s the shocking part of Dora the explorer. She imagines everything and is controlled by an entity who runs her entire life, that mass of kids who tell her what to do. Dora’s life is dictated by strangers who even physically help her when in need like in “the great polar bear rescue”where a stranger assists Dora in rescuing her cousins.
12 Hallucinatory and a weak grasp on the real world
Creepy facts about cartoons don’t exactly reveal themselves to you unless you take a closer look.Dora is hallucinatory and also relies on an imaginary influence in her life. Now while it is ok to let your imagination run wild sometimes, it isn’t wise to cross the limits into a superficial world of imagination which takes over your entire mental faculties. Dora the explorer sends the message out to kids that it is ok to take the help of strangers in everyday life and that’s bad.