New "Poketoon" short animation takes inspiration from classic Golden Age era cartoons

Every so often, the official Pokemon Kids TV YouTube channel will upload cute animations featuring various Pokemon in cartoon shorts, geared towards younger audiences in Japan. This time, their latest animation is a bit more unique than usual, though, taking major inspiration from the era of American cartoons where Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry were at their peak. The short, titled as "PokeToon: Chase the Beans" is drawn in a similar fashion to legendary animator Chuck Jones' style, and even sports a very Looney Tunes-esque logo at the start. While the video was uploaded to the Japanese Pokemon channel, it has no dialogue and thus can be enjoyed worldwide.
 

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Scraggy looks like a scrotum.

And then they gave him a big ol' boner at 2:51

Now this is classic animation :teach:

I absolutely adore old animation though, anything from the 30s to the 50s is top notch shit that I could watch all day every day. This "throwback" is a nice homage, I'd love to see them do more of this
 

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It's crazy that it has taken so long for animation to return to form in some aspects. The new Looney Tunes Cartoons from HBO Max have done the exact same by returning to the classic look. Reminds me of the animation from Cup Head which blends new and old techniques into an homage for classic animation.
 

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I feel so uneasy when i see those old cartoons. I never liked them. Why on earth would they made them that way... I wasn't even alive when they aired.
 

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I may sound like the bad guy but we don't need this at all. Just give us a full fledged pokemon twilight series. They get over 1 million views per episode so it is obviously popular why waste time on this when they can make a full fledged series to promote their game more.

Honestly really they should have made the series and then pushed out the game after their sales would have maybe triple or quadrupled.


 
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I wonder if Nintendo will realize that their original demographic is now in their 20s or 30s and wants a more mature story...something like Ash at 25 or so. Enough with the kid stuff.
 

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I wonder if Nintendo will realize that their original demographic is now in their 20s or 30s and wants a more mature story...something like Ash at 25 or so. Enough with the kid stuff.
The original demographic has moved on and a very small minority is still interested in Pokemon. Their aim is to attract new fans, while creating content for their majority userbase, which are kids. "Growing up with the fanbase" has ruined many franchises and media.
Nintendo could run a parallel project aimed at the older fans but their main projects will always be for kids.
 

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I may sound like the bad guy but we don't need this at all. Just give us a full fledged pokemon twilight series. They get over 1 million views per episode so it is obviously popular why waste time on this when they can make a full fledged series to promote their game more.

Honestly really they should have made the series and then pushed out the game after their sales would have maybe triple or quadrupled.


Do you have a link to the Japanese Pokémon Twilight videos?

I mean, I'm googling them anyway. I don't like the English voices at all.
 
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