Apparently our beloved cartoon characters from the past… um… sixty years just aren’t connecting with modern kids. So a large-scale effort seems to be in the works to update old characters and sell them to picky Gen Z-ers. Take Strawberry Shortcake, for example:
Old Strawberry Shortcake is on the left, New Strawberry Shortcake is on the right. Other makeovers in the works include the Care Bares, Mickey Mouse, and all of the Looney Toons.
I can’t wait to see what they do with Rainbow Bright. (She was already such a cutie.)
I think the real question, however, remains: Why can’t the entertainment industry come up with new stuff ever?!?!?
Thanks to the New York Times for this one.