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Comunicar Journal 25: Quality Television (Vol. 13 - 2005)

Violence in the cartoons of past and present days


This study compares several cartoon serials -from middle 60's to middle 70's- with actual cartoon programs, and has the main objective of analyzing if the social concern about the violence representation in children TV programs has provoked substantial changes during the last years. To proceed to that comparison we used the content analysis methodology. Results suggest that there was a bigger presence of violence in the «old» serials when compared to the «actual» ones, despite the language used seems to be more aggressive in the current cartoons.