i think we're getting confused between cartoon strips and animation.
either way, i can't count how many old animated cartoon characters i loved. i've watched cartoons my whole life, except for the realistic japanese anime stuff. i prefer silliness, wise cracks, and innuendo, not more drama.
in this, i'm now a big fan of mordecai and rigby, skips, pops, and muscle man from "regular show".
and finn and jake, marcelene, bubblegum princess, lumpy space princess, and the ice king from "adventure time".
i like the new looney tunes. it's more centered around a self absorbed daffy duck, and it's really funny. the only difference between the characters of the 60's and today is they made the balloon house-dressed witch with the tiny boots and frizzy hair too have the voice of a wise cracking african american woman. all other characters are the same.
i also like the show "total drama island", and "total drama: revenge of the island". it's "survivor" in cartoon form, for kids.
if you have 7 to 10 year olds, ask them what i mean. i'm a big hit at boring cub scout meetings because i can do the voices of skips, pops, and lumpy space princess perfectly, usually making fun of what is so boring, lol. the kids eat it up and are shocked that an old guy knows their thing.
i still like "spongebob", and of course, "the simpsons". and "family guy".
i only recently got into "south park". i became a fan with the mormom episode. dum dum dum dum dummmmm. (sorry chief longwind).