Voltron (Modern) #1

If God ever blesses me with kids they can rest assured that I can understand their media choices (granted I will be old and that may be ALL I understand about my kids) not only because I’m a media freak but because I know who the Paw Patrol is at least close to what they do. When I was a kid back in the 1980s (and let’s be honest, many parents today), however, good luck finding an adult who knew what a Voltron was. Take for example this article found by Branded In The 80s. She’s at least trying to understand that kids like something, but that’s where it ends. Her best defense is “our parents didn’t get Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck”.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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  1. Sean says:

    Yes, that lawyer who wrote the article definitely had a condescending attitude about cartoons. Cartoons of the 80s molded me as a kid. I think they were a positive influence, nothing negative about them. Voltron taught about the value of teamwork (or in other words the modern buzz word of collaboration). Thundercats taught the same and had very direct lessons in each episode just like Masters of the Universe. Superfriends showed multicultural unity with its characters from various cultural backgrounds. I’m sure that lawyer’s son turned out just fine. But the 80s had some paranoid parents. Like some parents worried about their kids playing Dungeons and Dragons. Instead, they should have been realizing that that game and other role playing games helped students build their creativity skills and critical thinking skills.


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