DID YOU KNOW?
Adult-like cartoons have existed as early as the 1920s and 30s? Disney has built a reputation for providing kid-friendly shows for the longest time. Even Disney though has experimented and has dealt with mildly risky and adult themes. Some of them were in relation to alcohol and prohibition in the early days. It even touched on sexuality that attempted to make gags out of underpants of some of its female animal characters. A good example of this was Betty Boop, who was basically a cartoon sex symbol with her roles in the early 1930s.
As time progressed though, so did adult cartoons. Most modern animated adult cartoons deal more with stories that pertain to adult themes and situations. This started with arguably one of the most popular adult cartoon show in the 90s, The Simpsons. They've become everyone's favorite dysfunctional yet lovable cartoon family. Today, we have shows like Rick and Morty that has gained critical acclaim from both critics and fans alike. Cartoons are no longer just for kids and younger audiences anymore. These shows have paved the way for some really amazing adult programming that mature audiences can enjoy and relate to. Adult cartoons are here to stay and we can't wait what else they have in store for us in the future.