Written By: Mcleth Tanedo
Throughout the 2010s, old cartoons from the 90s or early 00s, that are beloved to those who were born in the late 80s, 90s, and early 00s, have been rebooted. These reboots mostly have a negative reception from many people. Three of these year’s reboots are movies from Disney, those being Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo.
I think that these reboots aren’t the best thing to come from Disney, as they ruin the nostalgia and power of the movie for those who keep those movies close to their heart. Lion King’s box office gained $1.337 billion, higher than the other two. I don’t think the live action really deserves the money it got as it wasn’t very lively and fun as the original movie. Although, Aladdin was a very lively movie, but not as much as its original. It was still better than the Lion King live action.
Other than movies, cartoons have been rebooted as well. Very many of those cartoons that have been rebooted are honestly very bad, especially the ones on Cartoon Network. Cartoons, such as, Teen Titans GO, Ben 10 and Powerpuff Girls are those that are widely hated because Cartoon Network doesn’t know how to reboot a show. Instead, they just create a whole new take on it and ruin it for those who absolutely loved the cartoon.
There have been a handful of amazing reboots that have come out in recent years. Ducktales, A Mickey Mouse Cartoon and, very recently, Rocko’s Modern Life: A Static Cling are great examples of that. A Mickey Mouse Cartoon heavily focuses on humor which makes it so great as such as the original Mickey Mouse Cartoon did with its cartoon gags. Rocko’s Modern Life: A Static Cling is an amazing movie because it tackles the modern age of society and how much things can change. It is a continuation from the original series, but 20 years later where all the cast has grown up and changed. I highly recommend watching it on Netflix where it has been exclusively released.
“In my opinion, reboots have kinda negatively impacted the movie and tv show industry. A handful amount of producers can’t even come up with original ideas anymore,” said Thompson Thai (10).
Many reboots are mainly aimed towards the new generation of kids so it isn’t going to always please the fans of the original. The company either wants to reboot for their genuine love/fans of the show/cartoon/movie or milk it for the money. It's usually the latter.