User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

  1. #1
    Senior Member Wade Wilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    411

    Lightbulb Progressive animated series...

    I've always wondered about this since I was a kid. You know, Daffy Duck gets blown up and in the next scene he's perfectly fine. I always wondered why he didn't keep that blown up look the entire rest of the cartoon (or at least walk around with a few bandages on for effect).

    King of the Hill is sort of good at this (yes, I love KotH; I watch two hours of it every night). I mean, they do have events that occur (such as Cotton Hill's death, or maybe a store going out of business and staying that way) but I always wondered what an animated series would be like if not only storylines evolved but what if the animated characters got older each season?

    Has this been done to any notable degree before anywhere? I've never seen anything like it personally and it seems like a pretty obvious concept.
    I know a girl, she's one of a kind
    But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
    There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
    Cos baby she don't want to be found

  2. #2
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Never heard of it... but I figured that people chose animation to relay their story BECAUSE it offered these advantages. (i.e., it's a benefit of the medium, as opposed to live action).

    Aging happens in comic books (Strangers in Paradise did it), but it means you have to commit to an ending. An ending means no more money, because the series is ending = not good to get backing.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Posts
    152

    Default

    It depends on what you're into. Western-made animated series usually exist in some strange time loop but age progression is a common theme in Japanese-made series. Its not universal and not always present in a realistic way. but, it does happen. They mostly jump a number of years, for example, one character might age 5+ between seasons.

    However, its hardly realistic and Anime is a strange, strange realm. so yeah.

  4. #4
    veteran attention whore Jeffster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    ESFP
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    6,727

    Default

    Probably the closest I can think of is Robotech. But that wasn't exactly an on-going series.
    Jeffster Illustrates the Artisan Temperament <---- click here

    "I like the sigs with quotes in them from other forum members." -- Oberon

    The SP Spazz Youtube Channel

  5. #5
    Wild Card Atomic Fiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    873 sx/so
    Socionics
    SLE Ti
    Posts
    7,164

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Wilson View Post
    I've always wondered about this since I was a kid. You know, Daffy Duck gets blown up and in the next scene he's perfectly fine. I always wondered why he didn't keep that blown up look the entire rest of the cartoon (or at least walk around with a few bandages on for effect).

    King of the Hill is sort of good at this (yes, I love KotH; I watch two hours of it every night). I mean, they do have events that occur (such as Cotton Hill's death, or maybe a store going out of business and staying that way) but I always wondered what an animated series would be like if not only storylines evolved but what if the animated characters got older each season?

    Has this been done to any notable degree before anywhere? I've never seen anything like it personally and it seems like a pretty obvious concept.
    Do shows based purely around this premise count, cause if not, then no. Not in western Cartoons. Time does progress, as a character will refer to an event that happened in an earlier episode, but usually it's only happened a couple of months ago or things of the such.

    The DCAU was in real time, meaning that by JLU Batman had been active in Gotham for over ten years, but you really couldn't tell that the characters had aged, except for Dick Grayson, by looking at them.

Similar Threads

  1. Rank Every Anime Series You've Ever Watched
    By Qlip in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-22-2016, 02:34 PM
  2. Baman the animated series
    By draon9 in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-11-2016, 09:35 AM
  3. Aladdin: The Animated Series
    By DawnBreak in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-10-2015, 06:19 PM
  4. Green Lantern: The Animated Series MBTI
    By GreyJediAlex in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-23-2015, 11:21 PM
  5. Batman & Superman: The Animated Series
    By chihuahuasrluv in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 05:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO