This is a tad bit off topic, but kind of related. I was watching this cartoon today with my family and I couldn't believe how horrible it was. Are kids really enjoying this stuff? When I was a kid, I always used to hear that the cartoons my generation watched were too violent. Maybe some of them were, but you don't let the TV dictate to you on what is right and wrong. That's the parent's job. What a scary world we would be living in if it was up to the media to dictate to our children on morals (considering what's popular on TV nowadays). With that said, I've had this conversation with my friends and family many times on the quality of (or the lack thereof) today's cartoons. There was a time where you could get "lost" in the story. You could laugh because it was funny and not because everybody else was doing so (or the god awful laugh track that always drove me crazy). I've never had a problem with the Peanuts comic strips. They were well written and explored the human condition (and it wasn't always pretty). It's impossible to not find a character in that strip to relate to. Plus, knowing how much the strip meant to it's creator Charles Schulz makes them that much more meaningful. His comic strips were very much autobiographical. In the defense of the "bullying" in the Peanuts movies or comic strips that was originally mentioned, researchers found several instances of bullying in today's programing for children. As much as our society had evolved, so has the language of our children. Kids I'm sure are using much more hurtful words than stupid or blockhead. Besides, it's not the bullying that's the problem. It's in how it is being presented. Understand what is the message that is being given to the audience. I'm not saying that I don't have a problem with it (I am a firm believer that bullying has no place in our schools), you have to judge something in it's proper context.