Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blog Assignment # 7

Bugs Bunny is 75!. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?

23 comments:

  1. Alondra J. Ramirez PiñeroAugust 15, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Yes I do believe that a character like Bugs Bunny it is still relevant in the cartoon world. Why do I think like this? Well because it is an old cartoon that has lived through a lot of generations. Generations that passes these cartoons to their children and beyond. The Looney Toons have been an important piece of my childhood. And not only mine, my brother and my cousins too. I remember being a little kid and when we were bored we used to be at grandma’s house and we took control of the living room TV and/or bedroom TV. And you could hear us like a block away laughing and screaming because of the fun that we were having because of the cartoons. I’m almost positive; I have no doubt that my cousin’s son that is like 3 years old is watching the Looney Toons. And when my brother becomes a father, one of the first cartoons that my nephew is going to watch would be the Baby Looney Toons and the originals Looney Toons. But, do I think that over the past two decades, if the cartoons have drastically changed? Yes indeed I believe so. Why? The past cartoons had too much violence and subliminal messages in them. Now they have emphases them in the more educational aspect. When I have kids and if I have them, I will put them the present cartoons that are more educational for them, and not the ones that are full of violence.

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  2. Characters such as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse, two great icons, like Captain America and Ironman or Superman and Batman are influences not only to a memorial childhood, but for inspirations of all kinds. They are relevant to our society by bringing us great memories and by being part of some weird and senseless way of molding us. These are icons that are plastered over generations and that talk and bring a lot of history to our plates.
    Sometimes, an icon like Bugs Bunny and Mickey are influences in our lives. We may not understand how this works, but we do remember these cartoons leaving a mark in our line of memories. At least for me as a kid, and as a person who has great interest in art and entertainment, Bugs Bunny influenced me in how animation and how his sense of humor, no matter if he were a hare or a human, would connect with mine.

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  3. Kristell Calderón PeláezSeptember 1, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    I think that cartoons’ characters are known but not relevant any more. They are known because people that saw them in the past decades still mention how good were them or they tell their stories of when they use to watch all of those “cool cartoons” as Bugs Bunny. But in my opinion they are not relevant anymore because channels have created new cartoons that have replaced those old ones, and yes, maybe the new ones are not as good as the old, but modern children like to watch modern cartoons. They probably might watch old cartoons because of their parents’ influence but what they are going to talk with their friend is about the characters of the new ones.

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  4. Ofcourse i still think bugs bunny is still relevant. I remember getting excited when they aired him on Tv when i was a little girl. Till this day i still find myself watching old episodes and still finding it amusing. Im pretty sure that the kids now a days love the show. I mean even my father loves watching it with me. It goes back generations! The show brings so much joy and laughter i wouldn't understand why it wouldn't be relevant today.

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  5. Nichole Ramos EstremeraNovember 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    This cartoons marked the history of the animation world.The future of animation is limitless. Over the years, technology has advanced animation farther then most could have imagined. Each year we have new tools and techniques that allow us to create things quicker and easier then the year before. There is also a larger resource pool to pull artists from which I believe has helped grow the industry. Animation is used in all areas of our lives now and the only real limitation is one's imagination. But it will never exceed the influence of cartoons such as Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry. This cartoons are legends they will forever be part of our entertainment world.

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  6. Kiara Ramos MeléndezNovember 29, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Yes, because is an animated cartoon character, created in 1940 by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc, the "Man of a Thousand Voices". Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. during the golden age of American animation. His popularity during this era led to his becoming an American cultural icon, as well as the official mascot of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Bugs is an anthropomorphic gray hair or rabbit who is famous for his flippant, insouciant personality; a pronounced New York accent; his portrayal as a trickster; and his catch phrase "Eh... What's up, doc?", usually spoken while chewing a carrot. Though a similar rabbit character began appearing in the Warner Bros. cartoon shorts during the late 1930s, the definitive character of Bugs Bunny is widely credited to have made his debut in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940). Since his debut, Bugs has appeared in various short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides and commercials. He has also appeared in more films than any other cartoon character, is the ninth most-portrayed film personality in the world, and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Chase Craig, who was a member of Tex Avery's cartoon unit and later wrote and drew the first Bugs Bunny comic Sunday pages and the first Bugs comic book; "Bugs was not the creation of any one man but rather represented the creative talents of perhaps five or six directors and many cartoon writers. A rabbit with some of the personality of Bugs, though looking very different, was originally featured in the film Porky's Hare Hunt, released on April 30, 1938. It was co-directed by Ben "Bugs" Hardaway and an uncredited Cal Dalton (who was responsible for the initial design of the rabbit). This cartoon has an almost identical plot to Avery's Porky's Duck Hunt (1937), which had introduced Daffy Duck. Porky Pig is again cast as a hunter tracking a silly prey who is more interested in driving his pursuer insane and less interested in escaping. Hare Hunt replaces the little black duck with a small white rabbit.

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  7. I think characters like bugs bunny is still relevant and still known today. There are a lot of people that when bugs bunny comes to their mind they have great childhood memories, or it reminds them of all the TV shows they used to watch. There are many people as well who collect figures, videos because it is iconic and a big part of American history. Many children today may have their favorite shows different from what I used to watch in my childhood. Due to constant change in generation after generation characters like bugs bunny is known to them, they may not watch it but the name is something that they know. Other cartoons that are well known is the Simpsons and Mickey mouse. These are just two of many more. These characters will forever stamp on every Americans heart. As I child I did not watch bugs bunny I was more in Pokémon and Hey Arnold but I knew of bugs bunny and how popular it was. Many carton characters time after time may not be watched by children but they will forever be remembered.

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  8. Do I think Bugs Bunny is still a relevant character? You better bet I do! Bugs Bunny has reached a legendary status. Many children these days don’t know what Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon are(believe me) but Bugs Bunny is known by children and people of all ages. It’s a classic, I really wish some cartoons today would have that essence Bugs had. Cartoons now are so different from those classics, don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty cool cartoons right now but they’re way different in pretty much everything. What I think makes Bugs Bunny great is the fact the whole family can sit and watch it an everyone will enjoy it greatly.

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  9. Camille Elise Colon RipollDecember 4, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like bugs bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?

    Not really, because I’ve had the chance to see the new and old looney toons and they are completely different. The style and the script are different in the way that bugs bunny would actually run around and makeup fun of the hunter. Now, what you see a lazy Bunny. When I was little I used to enjoy the Looney Toons, but now I find it quite boring. Even my grandpa says that is not the same.

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  10. Cartoons characters are borderline immortal. You can take characters like Bugs Bunny, throw him in just about any scenario and it would most likely be fun to watch. That’s because most of these characters are timeless in nature and anyone can have fun with them, practically guaranteeing that they’ll be relevant forever. Yes, a lot of characters come and go, nobody really remembers Felix the Cat anymore, right? However, even dead cartoons, like the propaganda pieces during World War 2 are preserved in museums to show how the culture from back then worked the crisis into their skits; mostly by being fairly racist or making the enemy look ridiculous. Looking back on it, the writers of Superman used him to spread the fact that the KKK was not an innocent organization as it used be viewed, but was actually an evil group of people who were fuelled by hatred back in the 1930’s. That cemented Superman’s character in history as defender of all Americans. How can you not get engraved in history by doing something like that? These types of characters are more than just cute little caricatures that we use for entertainment, they stick with us because we grow attached to them, and they give us fun memories. That’ll probably never go out of style.

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  11. Looney Tunes managed to do something many other cartoons in today's try but fail at which is to corner the market. Looney Tunes weren't the first to the party but they were the best dressed by a mile. Their brand of slapstick comedy and quirky yet lovable characters has transcended generations of kids who still find a duck with a lisp and a bunny with a attitude and a catchphrase funny and relatable. Cartoons in today's generation have tried to replicate this theme throughout the years in a sporadic and bi-polar manner while lacking the heart and style that made Looney Tunes a house name for close to a century. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wild E. Coyote, Road Runner, Syslvester, Tweety, Elmer, and others aren't just characters that show up for five minute animated shorts; they became the smile on the face of thousands kids to adults and has bridged several generations. Looney Tunes like the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers aren't just good; they are the benchmark for their respective areas and that doesn't just make it great; it makes it timeless.

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  12. Jeriel Estevez GarciaDecember 5, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    Wow! i think if i can ever recall a memory of my childhood at the age of 2 or 3 bugs bunny is most likely at the for front of my memories museum. bugs bunny is definitely a character along with a bunch of others as a pillar of American culture. it is an ingredient of pop culture. its probably one of the biggest unifiers of the world itself. bringing together basketball, music, art and cartoons in such a way that idk how this culture would look like without bugs bunny. characters like bugs are timeless and can basically fit in anything.

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  13. Lissette Fred Flores
    When I was young I remember watching Bugs Bunny with my dad, that was time I always enjoyed. It was funny to see Bugs and Daffy arguing over duck season or rabbit season. I think that for me and my father, even though Bugs was the principal character, the cartoons wouldn’t have been the same without all the other ones. Although there were many times they were blowing stuff up and shooting at each other they didn’t seem so violent and well we grew up watching them. Anyway, I think it they are still relevant, especially to the creators of it and to those who grew up watching them. Maybe not necessarily to the new generation unless we make it a point to show them who they were to see if they are interested. I showed it to my nine-year-old and he watched quite a few episodes of it on YouTube. Then again people are often talking about the popular, what most are currently watching so today’s generation may be more interested in being a part of the groups that watch the new “cool” cartoons rather than those that our generation grew up with. If it was brought back somehow like Pokémon suddenly did, then I’m sure it could be made much more relevant again. People tend to follow trends, not everyone but most do.

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  14. Joseadan Collado ConsuegraDecember 5, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Of course Bugs Bunny is still relevant, well at least to me. A question about relevance has no right or wrong answer, there can't be any scientific facts proving the relevance of a cartoon character. The difference lies between the person. Personally, I remember recording Bugs Bunny in old huge VHS's so I could watch them again and again. Most of my childhood was based on Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, etc. It was the highlight of my childhood. On the other hand, someone who didn't have a T.v, Bugs Bunny wouldn't be relevant at all. I think that in the time we live in, T.v and the simple cartoons that once would be considered children appropriate are no longer for children, and the fact of the matter is that the older generation of cartoons instilled positive lessons to the viewer; instead of the cartoons commonly watched now where, violence, stealing and adult humor are a very big part of them. I think, that bugs bunny should not only continue to be relevant, but it should be aired more frequently. In conclusion, Bugs Bunny is still relevant to me, and to others also; maybe not compared to the new cartoons which are based on wrong morals instead of good ones. I still think that it should become more relevant, because of the good morals, and clean humor it promotes.

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  15. I am totally convinced that the cartoons have changed drastically. I have two little brothers and when I take care of them I see cartoons of now and the difference is huge they will never be superior than the classis like scooby doo, the powerpuff girls, looney tunes etc. The cartoons of my time were quite entertaining that I even see them now. And of ourse bugs bunny is relevant he is onsidere a legend, in the year 2002 he was named by TV Guide as the greatest cartoon of all time,Currently Bugs Bunny is used as the emblem or mascot of the company Warner Bros.

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  16. Jasmine Campos LongoriaDecember 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?
    Of course it's still relevant. An iconic character like bugs bunny is legendary. And as a classic, it will live on forever. Yes, the newer versions of these cartoons of him and on the looney tunes have been changed and altered to what kids would be interested in nowadays but he's still making in the cut either way, I do believe the originals are and will always be better but bugs bunny will not just be irrelevant anytime soon.

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  17. Cristian Carrero MedinaDecember 5, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?
    Yes, i think that they changed a lot and that a character like bugs bunny still relevant. Cartoons have change to a more adult content. When I was growing up I have the opportunity to watch cartoons like Ed, Edd and Eddy, Rugrats, Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, SpongeBob, Courage the cowardly dog, Cow and chicken and cats and dogs. They were all my favorites. They were developed in a healthy kind of comedy. I was always watching cartoons at Cartoon Network. When a had a free time, I went to the living room turn on the T.V. and spend hours watching cartoons. The bug’s bunny ones, were too funny just like the Tom and Jerry ones. The 90’s cartoons were the best ones ever. Now they are making cartoons more violent like tree little friends. That cartoon its super violent, gory and sarcastic. Personally I don’t think that those cartoons are very healthy to this kid’s generation. That’s why I think if someone creates a new character with the humor and comedy like Bugs Bunny it will be relevant for some people like me. But another point of view, kids are used to see violent cartoons and they would consider a new one bored. Believe or not, the cartoons influenced in the kids life and behavior.

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  18. i believe it can still be relevant cause its an old cartoon that everybody really loved, well including me i really like that cartoon when i was little. kids in this generation still see them, off course as every generation it depends in the child, but yeah kids still like it. inclusive, its an old cartoon, so old that its not like new cartoons that if someday they are out of the cartoon world nobody would notice, but these old cartoons not only kids saw it but parents did too, its really funny.

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  19. David A. Corrales BerumenDecember 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Bugs Bunny has entertained people for over 70 years and continues putting smiles on children who have the opportunity to watch these old cartoons. Though it contains violence, it is a different kind of violence. No one dies on these cartoons; he defeats his enemies by using his wits. Today’s cartoons the protagonist wins his/her battles by using weapons or some sort of power they possess. On the other hand, Bugs Bunny always defeats his attacker by using something that originally was to harm him, but instead ends up harming his enemy. We have to keep in mind that Bugs Bunny’s purpose was to entertain and not to educate. In my opinion Bugs Bunny can still be relevant today if it is used merely to entertain and not to educate. Another reason I believe that a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant today is because it is evident that he continues to be liked and it is still appealing to young children. Yes, we do have other characters from those cartoons that are a trend at the moment, but once the fever is over, they are forgotten. The creators of those new cartoons have to make changes to the character to make a comeback, but as we can see Bugs Bunny is still a hit just the way he started.

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  20. Hugo C. Gregorio BustosDecember 5, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Bugs Bunny, one of the most beloved and enduring characters of the 20th century, turns 75 today. That's a major milestone for any American pop culture icon, putting him on a plane right beside the likes of Superman in terms of sheer longevity. As a cartoon character, he's a legend; many of us, along with our parents, grew up with him. He even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But if anyone asked you who the single greatest cartoon character ever created was, you might waffle. It's really not that hard. That you want to root for him is key. As a culture hero, Bugs punches up. He's the hunted one, the one tending to his garden when the white guy with a gun or Confederate soldier comes along to ruin his day. He's rarely ever in an empowered position. So often, he's lost and disoriented when the bullets start flying. But he is uniquely able to take on the establishment and win. He even cut Florida away from the Union, just to show people he could. Do you really want to mess with him? And he can even do it in a dress. Bugs' love of drag lends credence to the idea that he is possibly one of the most progressive cartoon characters ever created. Dresses don't make him weak. He's somehow even more powerful when dressed as Scarlett O'Hara, and manages to break down our assumptions about the gender binary because he never needs to pass. To borrow from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, put a wig on his head, and suddenly he's Miss Midwest. And it always works flawlessly.

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  21. Ricardo J. Roman CastroDecember 5, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Yes, and now, why? Because it all depends on the generation that are watching if it is our we might not like it, because we grew knowing that our Bugs Bunny is a great a**hole and the Bugs of this generation is created in a environment in which anything is treated like bullying.

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  22. Daniel Robles BarriosDecember 5, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Cartoons have change a lot over the past years. Old cartoons where most of the time very violent and kind of funnier. Now days they are less violent because their creators had to change them for a simple reason, children start to get hurt imitating the cartoons. They also change because technology advance and every year new and better graphics appear. Some of them evolve and become better, others become worst and others stay equally good. An example of a cartoon becoming worst is Scooby-Doo. Back in the day they were very funny and also their animation was old but good. Know there animation is new but horrible. There are also others cartoons like TOM & Jerry that improve in there animation but their still stay the same good one. Bugs Bunny is one of those cartoons that stay the same good from the day they started. I think that these cartoon had become 75 years old because it has become a classic. It is one of the oldest cartoons that I know and it is very cool to know that a cartoon that I like when I was a kid, still is an active carton now days. I think that it is still so popular because of the funny and cleverness of the character. Its personality and occurrences are hilarious. Personally I like it because I think that the character personality is very funny.

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  23. Well I think it was a cartoon that seems to be harmless, but that in reality promotes the violence in the children. But yes comparing it with the cartoons of today I would not choose any. I saw it because it was what my cousin’s saw. But you can say "it was not as offensive" as today.

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