Inspirations: TV Cartoons/Animations that Fired Up my Imagination

Posted: July 24, 2013 in Scribble
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One of the best sources of inspirations for writing YA novels and children’s stories comes from cartoons. Here are some of them that made an impact on me at various times of my life.

1. The Herculoids

I used to watch this when I was in my primary school. It had everything I have always loved: monsters, aliens, warriors, adventures, spacecrafts and beasts and did I mention creatures?

2. Marine Boy

This TV series has the cutest themes ever about the boy who patrols the sea. Though I can’t quite remember most of it I know I loved it once.

3. Sinbad, the Sailor (Shindobatto no bouken)

It was a long running Japanese anime that I got to watch on TV (badly dubbed version) of seafaring tales and swashbuckling adventures. I managed to catch the last episode which tied up all the loose ends pretty well.

4. Birdman and The Galaxy Trio

I remember the local TV station aired this in the afternoons when I was still at school. So to catch this show was an unbeliavable treat.

5. Scooby Doo, where are you?

My all time detective, supernatrual, ghost-debunking cartoon that led me to write my own ghost-debunking stories: Farid & the Supernatural Sleuths and Midnight Madness Mania with DJ Edy.

6. Spy Shadow

How could anyone not want their shadow to come forth after watching this? Simple yet awesome.

7. Samurai Jack

Alhough I watched this only in my adult years I love the way it is stacked with subtle humor, great art and a magical way of story telling.

8. Avatar: The Last Airbender

I only finished watching this recently and was completely blown over by the heart and spirituality of the story. I must say it’s one of the best animation series I have ever seen.

9. Felix, the Cat

One of my favorite cats since it preceeded most other cats in animation.

10. Merrie Melodies & Looney Tunes

These were playing all the them on TV and Bugs Bunny somehow just makes my day. And who could ever forget Pepé Le Pew?


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