When it comes to the world’s favourite cartoon characters there is a certain amount of ignorance and misconception that can creep in.
Here’s a look at the facts and myths surrounding them.
THEY CAN’T BE PISSED AT.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything but the usual barrage of insults directed at the animated characters on our screens.
But are we supposed to?
While we can’t deny that there are some cartoon characters that are simply too good to be true, it is a bit easier to see them for what they are, cartoons that we like to laugh at.
If a cartoon character is a cartoonist’s dream, then they should be able to create any kind of cartoon that fits their tastes and make it their own.
THERE’S A LOT OF MONEY TO BE AROUND.
The majority of cartoon characters are created and sold for a price and are sold for around a million dollars a piece.
But how much does a cartoon artist make in one year?
The answer depends on the market and the work.
If the character is made for a very high dollar amount, the character can end up making thousands of dollars a year, but if the character isn’t made for an extremely high dollar value, they may not make any money at all.
This can be quite confusing when you’re trying to buy a cartoon for your kid, but there are a number of ways you can look at this, such as looking at what the character will sell for on eBay, and if it’s on the lower end, look for other character sets with similar price tags.
THEY’RE STILL FUNNY.
Sure, there’s a lot of comedy in the world of cartooning, but in this case it’s probably more because the characters are still in some form of humour and a joke still makes them funny.
Even the ones that are more serious, like the cartoon characters from the Star Wars universe, are still funny to some degree.
THEY DON’T GET TO MAKE A MOVIE.
There are many reasons why characters from Disney’s animated films aren’t made into movies, such the character designs, animation and other issues with the movie studio.
But there is no reason why characters in other cartoons shouldn’t be able have their own movies.
THEY GET TO BE IN MADE-UP TV.
It is true that the characters from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show, Cartoon Fun, have been making a few cartoons, but this isn’t really true.
This show isn’t actually a TV show and isn’t going anywhere, so it doesn’t have to do much to earn money from licensing fees.
So there’s no reason the character’s likeness shouldn’t remain.
THEY ARE NOT MADE UP LIKE REAL PEOPLE.
Even if the characters look the same, they are real people with a life.
There is a misconception that characters from cartoons like The Simpsons and Friends will look exactly like real people, so that is a fact that should be acknowledged.
THERE IS A PROFIT FOR IT.
Yes, cartoons are sold in a box for a fee, but the cartoons are still paid for.
The cost of a cartoon will vary depending on the type of content, but typically between 20-25 cents a minute.
THEY HAVE TO BE SEXY.
No, there is nothing sexual about the characters, just the way they look.
There’s also nothing erotic about them, so there’s nothing to get into.
THEY WERE PROFESSIONAL WRITERS.
Yes the characters have to be professional writers, but that’s about it.
There will always be people that have a passion for animation, especially those who make a living out of it, and they should have their work recognised as such.
THEY WORK FOR REAL PEOPLE IN REAL REAL TIME.
Cartoon artists, writers and animators have been doing this for decades.
This means they are paid for their work, and in the case of some of the most famous animated characters, they also receive some sort of recognition.
But the work they produce is also a huge deal for real people in real time, which means it should not be overlooked.
THEY COME WITH A COOL HANDLING.
Yes there are cartoon characters out there that are pretty easy to use, but it’s not just a matter of throwing them into your life that make them great.
The cartoon characters also come with hand-crafted accessories that can be used for all kinds of personalised gifts.
THEY MAKE A LOT.
This is a common misconception, but no, they don’t all make the same amount of money, and not all of them have to sell for as much as the characters they are used to.
Some of them can be found for less than a thousand dollars a pop, while some of them sell for thousands of a pop. 13