All I watch is cartoons. They might have toilet humor or what not, but in more cases than not they always have a group of friends or family that stick together no matter what. If people these days were anything like cartoons the world would be a better place. Im convinced.
Most cartoons I see these days deliver clear messages about accepting others despite differences, supporting friends and family, telling the truth, admitting when you're wrong, and standing up and saying something when you see injustice. Sometimes they do involve violence, but the main character is usually the type who fights to protect the weak. Considering how the generation before me revolved around things like a coyote getting the crap beaten out of him every five minutes, I'd say cartoons are actually becoming increasingly oriented around teaching moral lessons.
Many animated movies seem to have an underlying lesson. The lesson may be that it is acceptable to be different from the crowd, or that even bad people can change their ways and be good. Some cartoons depict the main character as surly and unlikeable. As the movie progresses, he learns to make friends, and to be a friend. In most of these cartoons, there is some sort of battle between "good" and "evil". Thankfully, "good" always wins in the end. That is definitely the right message to send.
There is much morality to be found in works of artistic expression. Indeed, this is one of the main purposes of art as a whole: to describe to future generations what we valued as a culture. Childhood cartoons are not immune to this, as the artists that create them are products of our larger culture, and are therefore passing the moralistic messages they see onto the consumers of their art.
Most modern cartoons have protagonists that fight against "evil", especially in anime and other "action" cartoons. Many characters fight for the people of their region or homeland. When an evil force, typically a villain with an advanced degree, is suppressing the protagonist, the hero of the cartoon will fight him.
Most modern cartoons center about fart jokes and other toilet humor or about violence. Also they chose the wrong characters as the main characters. For instance Regular show has two main characters that back stab their friends all the time and refuse to do their job, since they are lazy slackers. That show teaches the following things:
1. Having a job is a waste of time
2. Rely on others t do your job
3. Use and lie to your friends to get what you want
4. You can do everything an you still won't get fired
5. Mentally challenged people with brain tumors(Mr. Pops) are the best home entertainment
I know that this show has a TV PG rating, but the majority of it's viewers are kids.
If you want morals for your kids, you shouldn't let them watch shows from Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon. Disney cartoons (the few they have) are a step forward and in my opinion and My Little pony: Friendship is magic is the best cartoon when it comes to morals...
At some point. Modern cartoons nowadays influences kids to act immoral and psychologically violent.. like some kids that I always encounter in our streets. even if they are kids there are times when they talk rudely. Just like in funny cartoons..
There is no morality in cartoons, nowadays. Cartoons, today, seem to be centered around violence, and the morality that these cartoons could contain is drowned out by the large amount of volume of violence.