For some, they are a basic form of entertainment. Simple stories, simple characters, and more times than not, simple ideas. True, animation can tackle big themes and even bigger concepts, but in many cases, a cartoon is just a colorful way of channeling some slapstick humor and weak, overworked puns. Disney might make it art, but the rest are just electronic babysitters.

Animators Love To Hide Little Secrets In Their Films

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They Do It All The Time

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That doesn’t mean people don’t try to give the genre more important. Recently, the House of Mouse released a film entitled Zootopia and critics crowed over the use of racism and intolerance as an illustrated learning experience. Similarly, Pixar can place all kinds of adult subtexts in wacky kids films. Look at any one of their releases and you’ll see very complication notions tossed together with good old fashioned entertainment value.

They Usually Aren’t That Obvious

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And then there are those people with a bit too much time on their hands. What we mean is that they look at the standard pen and ink title and twist it into something warped and dark. Don’t believe it? Well, in the video included herein, someone is theorizing that the famed Peanuts character Charlie Brown is actually dying of cancer. He’s in a deep coma, and that’s why all the adult voices sound garbled and unclear. No…seriously.

But They Are There

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Unlike The Surreal Suggests Made In The Video Clip Included Here

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What Are These Theories? Continue On To Find Out