The cartoon characters kids grow up with are critical to their childhood. They teach people life lessons and how to navigate hectic school days and friendships. Kids are more likely to want to listen to what Danny Phantom teaches them than their own parents. These iconic cartoons had everything a child could dream up. Fairy godparents, talking sponges, and princess graced television screens on a daily basis.
College comes with a lot of stereotypes that aren't entirely untrue: frat guy, the overachiever, the weirdo, the sorority girl, the troublemakers. Which of your favorite cartoon characters fall into these categories? He's the frat guy who tries to hook up with every girl he sees. If you've gone to a party, Johnny Bravo has definitely tried to get to you a drink and hook up with you. He's tough and arrogant but secretly he's a virgin. The over achiever who is in every club and honors class the school has to offer.
Classic cartoons only captured a small fragment of character's lives. We knew The Jetsons featured married couples, but we know little of their lives as young adults. The creators of these shows didn't have time to give us every detail of these characters' lives. They may have also wanted us to imagine what could have been. Some fans were able to make this possible by recreating cartoons into live-action movies, like The Flintstones.
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. As a fan of the Simpsons, you've always seen Bart as the year-old kid. Because cartoon characters never seem to age. But what if they did age, like real people?