Cartoons are mindless entertainment for any age, light hearted and amusing. I watch them with my 10 year old and still laugh out loud at some of them. Some of the humor is geared to adults and goes right over the heads of kids.
I like: Spongebob, Teen Titans, Gravity Falls, Penguins of Madagascar, Back at the Barnyard and some 90's toons like Angry Beavers and Rocko's Modern Life.
I'm far from immature. I have a job that puts me squarely into high stress literal life and death situations (other lives, not necessarily mine) and the news etc is just too real for me sometimes because of it. If I'm not watching horror movies or comedies or catching up on Game of Thrones and some other night time dramas, I'm all over the toon channels seeking to give my mind some relaxed fun.
I actually think the adults who believe that are just insecure of their own self-worth. Does rejecting certain actually positive and not harmful things that you'd like make you a happier, a better individual? Is saying "oh I'm too old for that kind of thing so I'm disinterested by principle" actually honest with yourself... or are you just abiding arbitrary rules that prevent you from being yourself?
I think what truly makes one mature is that one knows what they like, and they are okay with it, and accept it.
For example, I do think anyone who claims that `Inside Out` is "just a kid movie" actually just isn't capable of comprehending the psychology that is portrayed in that movie. That movie is amazing, and it portrays the value of human life, the complexity of our thoughts, the origin of our behavior and how our feelings alter that, and most importantly that how our emotions and our memories shape us into being who we are.
your friend is not right to judge!!! cartoons are just a form of entertainment and adults are free to watch it if they like it... i like cartoons and nothing is gonna stop me from watching them.. because they're awesome!
I disagree with your friend. It's their opinion, but I think you can enjoy cartoons at any age. Pixar makes excellent movies with a lot of depth that I think adults can also like. They have some cartoon shows geared more towards adults (or at least older than a child), like Archer, Family Guy, American Dad, Bojack Horseman, etc.
I say if you like any show or movie, enjoy it. It is made for entertainment so you should enjoy what you like.
First off, there are cartoons specifically made for adults, or to adress adult concepts. The logic your friend is expressing is the same as "talking animals are for kids" to which I ask if s/he's read Animal Farm and still holds that view. Secondly: Sometimes adults can enjoy childish things, it doesn't make them childish. Even mainstreme cartoons like the Disney animated movies are clearly made to appeal as much to the adults as kids. They are in essence family movies.
Don't let someone else judge you for what you enjoy. As long as it's not hurting anyone why do they care?
I have heard this too from certain people. Just because they don't like them and can't be entertained by cartoons they think adults shouldn't watch them. I can watch cartoons and anime just like any other form of film and animation. These people should also realise that there are some cartoons that are NOT for children! I wouldn't allow my 5 year old son to watch Hellsing Ultimate. Even cartoons like Star Wars the Clone Wars who are supposed to be for kids have scenes that are too much for such young ages. I could say the same thing for video games but thats another subject. Lets leave it aside.
I dont watch cartoons anymore in general but my brother is still watching some of them and he's laughing his ass of to get my attention so Im sometimes sitting next to him and we both laugh our asses off.