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THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CARTOONS ON CHILDREN

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Cartoons have become a priority for children throughout the years. This has become a problem because some of the cartoons have become a bad influence for children’s.

The Children who watch too much cartoons on television are more likely to have mental and emotional problems, along with brain and eye injuries and unexpectedly the risk of a physical problem increases.

There are so many controversies between cartoons and children’s. For example: Teletubbies a cartoon that seemed harmless and was very attractive for children under 4 years. But what was behind teletubbies? The colors they used were related to homosexuality (purple and pink) and too many parents complain that their children’s were become dumb. “The same was proved conclusively about Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie“ Also, Pockemon was a cartoon that caused a crucial impact because of the violence reflected in its episodes.

POKEMON BEHIND THE SCENE

Pokemon was published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. The Pokémon computer game, television show, and movies have many distinctively Japanese elements and concerns. Pokémon’s creator, Tajiri Kojiro, has stated that his dream was to create a computer game that would allow contemporary Japanese children to reconnect with nature through learning to identify and care for insect-like creatures. (Feilitzen & Carlsson, 2002)

Initially Pikachu and Pokémon were chosen to be the main characters for the franchise. Pikachu was the start of the show, under the belief that the creature presented the image of a recognizable intimate pet for children. Therefore, the color of Picachu was yellow because it is a primary color and easier for children to recognize from a distance.

In December 1997, an episode of the Japanese cartoon “Pokémon” drew worldwide attention after multiple cases of children...
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