Cartoons: Land Of Imagination Essay

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Cartoons: Land Of Imagination

Cartoons: Land of Imagination


Just as Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the ten commands, the
following are the ten laws that govern my most interesting place. 1. Any body
suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. 2.
Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes
suddenly. 3. Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation
conforming to its perimeter. 4. The time required for an object to fall twenty
stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off
the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. 5.
All principles of gravity are negated by fear. 6. As speed increases, objects
can be in several places at once. 7. Certain bodies can pass through solid
walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. 8. Any violent
rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent. 9. Everything falls faster than
an anvil. 10. For every vengeance there is an equal and opposite revengeance.
These laws are the laws of the Cartoon Universe.
The Cartoon Universe is not a tangible substance, rather an exploration
into imagination. It is this facet that makes this universe more appealing than
our own. One is free to create and manipulate not only the physical actions of
a character, but the mental behavior as well. If my recollection serves me
correct, aside from hypnosis, there is nowhere else that this is possible. In
the cartoon world, "anything goes." There are no boundaries to which one is
confined. With a little ingenuity and imagination one can create a place or
being that has never existed before.
Scribble, scribble, squeak, squeak, the colored pencils glide
effortlessly over the white canvas. A dab of golden yellow, a speck of sky blue.
Within several minutes I have create my ideal woman. Blond hair, blue eyes,
wearing a tight fitting black mini-skirt. Perfect in appearance and poise, and
nothing but words of encouragement and love linger in her black caption. For a
raging hormonal man of eighteen, this scenario is a dream come true. Cartoons,
however are not just a group of characters jumping off cliffs, and getting shot
out of cannons. On the contrary, cartoons often have incredible meaning.
With the recent presidential elections, many cartoons have been invented
representing the two current candidates: Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. Political
satire, although often humorous, is meant to convey a message to the reader.
The cartoonist has cleverly transposed his own thoughts, into that of his
characters. Many environmental issues have been tackled as well.
"Captain Planet," is an environmental superhero with supernatural powers,
the combination of the Planeteer's powers magnified. Each character represents
a different force of nature: earth, fire, wind, water, and heart. He also can
become any one of these forces. However, if Captain Planet is exposed to
pollutants: acid rain, toxic, waste, smog, etc., his powers are temporarily
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    Cartoons: Land Of Imagination Cartoons: Land of Imagination Just as Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the ten commands, the following are the ten laws that govern my most interesting place. 1. Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. 2. Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly. 3. Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter. 4. The time required for an objec