It’s GET YELLED AT FOR NOT LIKING GO-BOTS DAY!

by Leonard Pierce

(Originally posted 9/17/10)

I’m taking a lot of heat in various quarters because of my (non-)answer to today’s AVQ&A. Basically, the question is “What children’s pop culture do you find to be just as enjoyable, ambitious, or compelling as entertainment for adults?”, and basically, my answer is “none”.

This isn’t to say that I didn’t like kid’s entertainment when I was a kid; of course I did. Nor is it to say that there aren’t occasionally thing I find to enjoy in kid’s entertainment now, but they tend to either be things that are obviously aimed at adults, like the writers slipping in jokes that are clearly intended for the grown-ups watching, or that are independent of their existence in a children’s-entertainment context, like the beauty of the art in a Miyazaki movie or the technical audacity of a Pixar project. But as a rule, children’s entertainment just doesn’t do much for me, because, well, I am not a child.

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