I know that by adult standards in the 90's many of the cartoons 90's kids grew up on were annoying... but they had depth. They were artistic, creative, weird, I've even seen some hardcore fans come up with this insane backstory / explanation to WHY the cartoon was presented as it was.
Cartoons these days? There's... no substance. It's "mindless entertainment" literally. Nothing actually happens in the episode, or it's almost as though the cartoon is geared toward redefining societal boundaries. Such as the cartoon 6Teen. B| The only decent 00's cartoon is Ben 10.... and it is pretty much the modern day version of Johnny Quest. Kindof...
There are no Thundercats, Digimon, He-Man, O'Canada, Cow 'n Chicken, Invader Zim, Ed Edd n Eddy... idk
They were all geared with a sense of humor that even adults could grasp and laugh along with. I go back and watch them, and the word play is absolutely amazing! Where as cartoons these days employ... nothing of the sort.
I agree though, Adventure Time, Regular Show and Flapjack aren't so bad. I've only seen a little bit of A.T. though and even less of the other two so I can't accurately judge them B|