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I made this stamp because often I get told that animation is something solely meant for children.
I, personally, still see animated films in theaters more often than I see live action ones. Some people fail to see that it's just another way of telling a story, not a dumbed down version for children.
Animated movies can tackle very real issues as seriously as any medium. Furthermore, the conflicts can be taken very seriously. Films like The Secret of NIMH, Watership down, Grave of the fireflies, Felidae and more recently Pixar's Up are very serious movies, clearly not meant solely for children.

How to train your dragon was produced by Dreamworks animation. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Cressida Cowell
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OFBThe2nd Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

-C.S. Lewis

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Garo1234 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Wrong choice of picture for the stamp. Despite Toothless being a freaking DRAGON(sort of), How to train your dragon/Riders of Berk is still cutesy kiddy fluff. Goliath(Gargoyles) or Spawn(HBO's Spawn) are much better examples, seing as they are darker, more mature in tone and better drama. Coincidentally, they are voiced by the same person. Here are the most epic quotes IMO: ''Only you would consider love a weakness...''(Goliath) and ''I want my humanity back...''(Spawn). Also while serious and sad, none of these cartoons holds a candle to ''Plague Dogs''. Just... go watch it(wipes tears). I agree with the stamp's message though.
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Animalme Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly think most of the animated movies made over the years are better at conveying emotion and drama better than live-action XD
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Rebelspecter7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
But I thought South Park,Family guy,American Dad,and the Simpsons are great for small children.
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Karatefinch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
omg XD
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Rebelspecter7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
"Hey it is not my fault for my kids becoming violent,rude,or perverted it is the TV, internet,and video games to raise them not me ."- parents now
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Say this to children's parents.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
IKR? I'm grateful that mine are at least as diligent as a colony of ants!!
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KingGodzilla1995 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cough Cough, Family Guy.
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
There was this one guy who pretty much berated me for liking Megamind which is a Dreamworks movie by saying it was bad and formulaic 'kiddie crap' as he called it and he claimed he saw it and thought it was awful.  Using the ol 'it's a stupid kiddie movie' excuse.  Animated movies are NOT always for family audiences and he should know that.
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Pheasant-One Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this stamp.
But HTTYD? Really? You could have chosen something from an actual adult film, you even list better examples then HTTYD. 
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freddyfoxychicabonni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
trunesss
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Katamata1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
I am 20 and I like animation movies :D
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Adventuretime100110 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was thinking about having this as a hidden theory about the concept of a web series I'm making.
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XxNightjar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I couldn't agree more!!! 
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Agreed.
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Swedishfishmafia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
a lot of it is

being for kids isn't degrading especially since a lot of stuff for kids are amazing
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AlephNullEris Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
2,190 favs now XD
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EuropeanWildcat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
People who say this clearly have never seen "Fritz the Cat"
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Or most of Ralph Bakshi's work.
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SugarBubbles2000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! I watch many animated films and cartoons and I still and will always love them no matter my age!!
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at South Park and Family Guy
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DewottGamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Not to mention Plague Dogs
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akko-akko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OAHHHH!!!!!!!!! IT IS TRUE, BEACUSE IN USSR (AND NOT ONLY THERE!) THERE WERE CARTOONS FOR ADULTS
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Phoenix-Skywriter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Briiiiiiiiight eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyes, burrrrrrrningggg like fiiiiirrrrrre..... :'(
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FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate the idea animation is for kid sonly.. especially the people whos ay it typically either are butthurt morons who know nothing, or praise animated moves as if it doesn't counts.

Animation is freaking art, it can be more then silly comedy and it can damn well be allowed to show more mature things with out having to make it okay for kids. As well as not allways have to have comedy... seriously most of the new cartoons have been comedies. I love humor, but what says animation only has to be silly?
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waynegirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
My mom is 42 and she's obsessed with Disney movies. I still kind of like them too (but kill me before you tell her that...)

Dance lessons 
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's true. It's for everyone.
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NightFuryLove Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Tell this to my parents!
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Whitepik19 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol
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ModisonProductions Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
God, it annoys me so bad when people say "animated movies are made for kids". I just want to slap them!
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ArthurEngine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Those people who say we're too old to watch cartoons are absolute hypocrites. They think it's wrong for grown ups to watch kids shows, yet they're alright with little kids watching adult shows and reality shows.
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't know what idiots think that animation is just for kids, when it is not. That's just like someone stupidly saying that Disney is for infants which is a load of BULL! Disney and non Disney animation are for everybody of all ages.
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Crossoverfan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
PREACH!!! Put it *there*, mister/miss!! Disney, DreamWorks, and Pixar are for e-ver-y-bo-dy!
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fuchsia-neko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EXACTLY
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hadescabin13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist
The Prince of Egypt=A Prime example of this.
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MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Yeah...BTW, I love how you chose the background. I really like animation.
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cookiesnmi1k Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DAMN.....****ING.....RIGHT!!!!!
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Not to mention that there are shows like Family Guy, the Simpsons, Futurama, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, South Park, and so on, which are animated, but most definitely NOT for children.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Now that you mention it, I think the reputation of animation being considered a children's medium initially came into full swing sometime in the late 60s or so, pretty much for many reasons. For one, the crumbling of the studio system discontinued cartoon shorts being bundled with main features in theaters, along with the increasing prevalence in television sets in households. Secondly, full-quality animation was considered labour intensive, which could be a legitimate reason why many television cartoons made then had limited animation. Eventually, many ratings from those cartoons came from children. As a result, children were typically expected not to care about animation quality issues, so as a result, producers of animated shows began writing down to their presumed audience and continued to do so over the next couple of decades, and this concept somehow might've been exaggerated in the 80s with those so-called half-hour toy commercials. The problem somehow didn't end until the Disney Renaissance kicked in, but even then, films from that era were considered family films, meaning they were kid-appropriate, so despite all the edgy cartoons that were cranked out, including the ones you mentioned as examples, it's been pretty difficult to get rid of a concept that many people have been stuck with for the past fifty years or so because it's been so deeply ingrained into their minds to the point where it may be difficult for them to be convinced otherwise.
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. ^w^ Like, Looney Tunes originally started out as an adult cartoon.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I'm sure many generations of young'uns enjoying those shorts were pretty unaware of that.
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually, When it started out, it contained sex. So maybe not. :o
But then again, when I was in kindergarten, I'd watch the Simpsons and be perfectly fine, because I didn't understand it.
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GaBr96 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Well, I enjoy much more watching cartoon than movies and series. But I like some live-action films too.

(Sorry for the bad english)
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GaBr96 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
When I talk about "live-action films", I'm talking about classic movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, not these things like Disney Channel and Nickelodeon make instead of Cartoon shows.
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GaBr96 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Space Jam is also a nice movie too.
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HienFan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I completely agree I love animation they are better than most live action films(especially those damn sitcoms... the only one I like is Mr Bean)
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inapopovici Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some animations (Most animes) Are NOT meant for children. And believe me.
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LionessJhr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite movies are animated. It's not that all live action movies are boring (most I've seen are) but I don't really get them and/or they aren't really interesting to me. Every time someone tells me animated movies are for babies I want to tell them to shut up. Rage 
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CrispinVCampion Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Here, here, I hate it when people say oh it's just a kids film, for example I hate, hate, HATE, that way people treated ROTG, saying is was soft and for babies when it was anything but.  
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