Animation, be it movies, series and shows are created and known to reach out to children. But nowadays, it’s a little more on the contrary as more adults are fond of watching animation. Shows such as The Simpsons, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball; even movies like The Land Before Time and Frozen have successfully gained the interest of viewing by adult audiences.
Not that there’s anything wrong with this; there are several reasons why adults love watching animation. One of them is due to the feeling of nostalgia. These shows would re-live their memories that have sentimental values when they were children. For example, Popeye The Sailor Man was created by Elzie Crisler Segar during 1930’s and the show lives on till today. Children are mesmerised by the power of eating spinach and adults are well entertained by this classic piece.Furthermore, being an adult is not easy; some of you may silently nod on this. Despite the fact that adults are able to make their own decisions and be financially independent, there is also a ton of responsibilities with stressful days (at times) to go with it. Thus, one of the ways for adults to release tension is by watching animation. For example, watching Tom and Jerry, and Oggy and the Cockroaches’ amusing episodes would never fail to leave a chuckle!
Also, with an older perspective, there’s a lot that can be appreciated within animated shows. A good example would be The Lion King. Many would agree that The Lion King is a movie worth watching more than once. Children will love the vibrant colours, the catchy songs and the funny scenes of Timon and Pumbaa. On the other hand, adults will see political struggles, acceptance and forgiveness. Hence, different perspectives could also lead to a deeper understanding.
Animation let people of all ages take their imagination to a whole new level. It is also a way where adults can take a break and get lighthearted by watching these shows. So the next time you see an adult watching animated shows, join them and bring out the child in you!