Thats the picture drawn by animator Mike Moon, who lends his talents to cartoons such as Disney Channels Kim Possible, The Replacements and Emperors New School.
He says cartoons wont be dying out anytime soon at least not on his watch.
Instead, he says they keep up with TV and childrens trends by embracing computer graphics animation, a technology he believes has helped the toon industry boom in the millennium.
Moon adds that making cartoons more sophisticated in content is also another way animators stay in the game.
Says Moon: Cartoons are more conceptual than ever now, with more emotional characters and more mature themes that kids relate to.
While the toughest toon competition comes from live-action tween shows like Thats So Raven, Moon argues, Theres nothing as incredible as animation.
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