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Cracked only offers comment voting to subscribing members. If you’re already an awesome Cracked subscriber, click here to login. If we’ve ever made you laugh or think, we now have a way where you can thank and support us! Many of you who are over the age of twenty remember Saturday mornings. Grabbing your box of favorite cereal, a gallon of milk, the TV remote, and sitting down to watch anthropomorphic creatures beat the living shit out of each other. There has been a noticeable decline of cartoon violence since 2001. 2 could be the public outcry from overconcerned soccer moms, accusing cartoons of “warping their children’s minds”.
In the world of cartoon physics, there are no hospital bills, no scars, no dismemberment, and, most importantly, no hangovers. Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges, and Abbot and Costello are the progenitors of cartoon violence. Those men were masters at stretching the limits of slapstick but they are of course still human. With cartoons on the other hand, you’re not bound by the restrictions of human abilities. By emphasizing slapstick humor and burlesque ideals to the nth degree, you create cartoon violence.
It was an animator at Walt Disney Studios that said, “Animation follows the laws of physics unless it’s funnier otherwise. Chuck Jones was one of the chief animators, writers, producers, and directors for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. In 1962, he started his own production company which began to produce cartoons for MGM, including a new series called Tom and Jerry. If you have a love of cartoons and any common sense at all, you will worship this man for the god that he is.
Tex Avery is responsible for the creation of Droopy Dog, Daffy Duck, and, most importantly, Bugs Bunny. In addition, before the concept of animating tentacle rape was put into action, Tex Avery was responsible for creating cartoons that young men had their first wet dreams about. When it came to style, Tex Avery would be what many people would consider “politically incorrect,” or what some others might consider “Totally racist. He aimed for racial stereotypes in his cartoons like they were going out of style. And, to be fair, they were. Take a look here for an example of Tex Avery’s most notable work, and a cartoon which has been preserved in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Gone are the days when the Looney Tunes played every day.