In a recent post on her website, celebrity mom of three (with another on the way) Tori Spelling asks her readers whether cartoons are becoming “too smart”… or perhaps too adult.
Tori wrote: “Liam walked into our bathroom this past week and said to Dean, “Dad, do I have a healthy colon?” Dean did a double take; did he hear him correctly? Did our five-year-old just inquire about the state of his lower intestine? Yep. Dean heard him right the first time, as Liam inquisitively asked again, “Dad? Do I have a healthy colon?”
Dean asked him where he heard about healthy colons, and Liam replied, “On TV, from Phineas and Ferb.” This, as you moms know, is a super popular kids’ cartoon series. One, I might add, that I personally love watching because I think it’s really smart.
However, Liam’s colon concerns got me wondering… are kids’ cartoons getting too smart these days? Should my five year old really have to worry whether or not his colon is healthy? Or is it good to get a healthy (no pun intended) dialogue going in your household about the things that will matter to them later in life, or that could impact the adults around them?”
Tori brings up a good point.
What do you think about kids’ cartoons these days? There may be less Tom and Jerry-style violence but is adult content taking over?