5 Popular Cartoons with Deeper Meanings Than We Know

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Even cartoons are more than what they seem. There are always hidden meanings behind everything if you take a closer look.

Most cartoons are fun to watch until you discover their theory and realize they’re not exactly as they seem. Here are some old cartoons with deeper meanings than we thought:

Courage The Cowardly Dog

In this cartoon, Courage is a cowardly dog who tries so hard to save his owners from evil villains but on a more serious note this show was set up in a town called “Nowhere” which is actually a real place in New Mexico and Courage just happens to be a severely depressed and lonely dog whose imagination has given room to threatening hallucinations.

This making him edgy and sensitive with a tightened urge to always protect his owners; the aggressive Eustace and the very deaf but nice Muriel. All the villains in the show are actually normal human beings but to him, they seem scary because he only sees the world through a dog’s eye.

Phineas and Ferb

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Phineas and Ferb is an amazing family show with loads of adventures. The story behind the show is that Phineas and Ferb are brothers on summer vacation looking for what to do but theoretically speaking, Candace’s little brother, Phineas was bullied a lot in school to an extreme point of death and since he died, Candace has been unable to cope with his death so she created an imaginary world where he still exists.

Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends

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What more should one expect from an imaginative cartoon with hilariously impossible characters? Fosters home for imaginary friends is a very creative series with fun and nothing else but this colourful piece of excitement could be slightly based on the very disturbing mental condition of Frankie.

Hypothetically, Frankie is a lonely depressed psychiatric patient who ran away from home. She comes across a huge colourful mansion and begins to live happily as her best friend bloo returns from her past childhood imaginations.

Mac is a manifestation of her miscarried brother whom her parents already named before his death and Madam Foster represents Frankie’s grandma who always loved her despite her mental conditions.

Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

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This show was popularly known as “catch that pigeon” as a result of its theme song. Dastardly and Muttley desperately chase after a pigeon with secret information. This show helps interprets the troubling occurrences that went down during World War 1.

The only way people could send messages was through pigeons. Dastardly and Muttley are World War 1 flying aces on a mission to stop a Yankee pigeon from delivering messages to the other side.

Popeye the Sailor Man

It is almost impossible to forget about the one-eyed muscular sailor man who draws his energy from eating spinach. Based on the popular theory, Popeye was a soldier before he was injured in battle. However, popeye was used as propaganda to trick kids into eating their green vegetables which explain the spinach cans.


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