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  • That random thought of some Golden Age animators like Chuck Jones lived long enough to make it to the late 90's to early 2000's
    Then you start to realize they co-existed with modern things like Rap and Metal music, the rise of CGI, Video Games, and most importantly the 90's resurgence in animation.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    I saw the Extremes and Inbetweens documentary (shown on PBS in 2000, released on DVD in 2002) recently, which covered the history of Jones and his impact on the entertainment industry.

    Others to apply (albeit stretching into the mid-2000s): Art Davis, Norm McCabe, Bernie Wolf, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Ward Kimball, Marc Davis...
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    Friz Freleng lived until 1995, although lower profile than Chuck; his last "gig" was as consultant on the 1993 Pink Panther series, although I don't know how much he actually did on that. David DePattie was more involved; he didn't like the Panther talking, but accepted it as a compromise (DePattie was a fair bit younger than and debatable if he's a "Golden Age" figure I suppose, but he only passed last year)
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Walter Lantz, who predeceased Freleng by a year, was doing quite a bit since retiring in 1972 (the year of the last Golden Age Woody Woodpecker cartoons).
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    I don't know why but I miss mid to late 90's film CGI where today it looks like plastic
    maybe Scorsese was right about cinema.

    Especially here in america as far as mainstream live action ones go
    JMTV
    JMTV
    Context?
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    Ghoster1987
    Remember when he said marvel wasn’t cinema
    JMTV
    JMTV
    Oh yeah. I remember that.
    I feel like Adult TV animation in the last 4 years is starting to improve despite some bumps in the road while Kids TV animation is in an awkward spot where it's on throw whatever at the wall and see what sticks mode thanks to streaming and the pandemic.
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    Not to mention, lack of variety in linear TV channels as well.
    All this sadness over Choco Taco being discontinued and I'm here thinking I never had it.
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    Peter Paltridge
    Peter Paltridge
    I never had one either! My first thought was that it was a literal beef, cheese and lettuce taco with chocolate on it, and I thought "does that work???"
    PinkieLopBun
    PinkieLopBun
    I work at a grocery store and I don't remember even hearing of it.
    JaredCap43™
    JaredCap43™
    I had one once?

    well here's a show I just discovered. This pre-dates all of the future adult animated sitcoms. Yeah the show is pretty dated but it's a fascinating piece of history.
    Hard to believe DiC lasted longer than most Saturday morning studios
    Rick Jones
    Rick Jones
    I was thinking of this earlier today while watching some old cartoons. There were some studios that made very memorable, successful shows during the 80s but for one reason or another, a lot were gone during the early 90s. Dic kept finding ways to go on.
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    Daikun
    Daikun
    DiC was able to survive through multiple acquisitions and partnerships, which kept the company busy over the decades. I highly recommend reading DiC's history on Wikipedia. It's quite fascinating.
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    Streaker Prower
    Streaker Prower
    I think it’s because the DIC Library is retentive available
    I feel like breadwinners would’ve never been greenlit under Herb Scannell’s or Gerry’s Laybourne’s Nickelodeon or maybe they would say put more thought into it
    JMTV
    JMTV
    Or better yet, have this show never greenlight in the first place.

    Same thing with Fanboy and Chum Chum.
    Man I remember when Gravity Falls was coming up, I thought it was going to be a Regular Show knock off due to the premise and art style looking similar. It didn’t help that the trailers made it look terrible.

    It wasn’t until the word of mouth got theough that the show blew up bigger than expected
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    Yeah, I remember back when I was 12-13, the trailers didn't really impressed me.

    That, and I also stopped watching Disney Channel and focusing on watching YouTube videos.
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