Homage to #Sindibad#سندباد 🌙🌞🌈⛵🌊 I'm watching the animated Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures (アラビアンナイト シンドバットの冒険). First aired on 1st Oct 1975. By far still one of the best #cartoon / #animeseries .
Once I have young ones of my own👪 I want to be vigilent in terms of what their minds are consuming. I find that a lot of cartoons for #children these days are mind numbing and overstimulating with very little to offer the child in terms of using their own #imagination or deducting a moral to the story.
Sinbad is a child in this #series . He is kind and forgiving but still makes his mistakes. An interesting thing I found is that Sinbad is always eating #fruit 🍒🍉🍌 and food from #plants 🌱 despite the series showing other characters devour meat all the time. Sinbad tries his best to find ways to NOT kill animals like in an episode where he is taken a slave and must find 10 elephant tusks in order to free himself 🐘 Sinbad cannot bring himself to hunt elephants and instead befriends one which takes him to an elephant graveyard where he finds mountains of ivory. When he gets back he then tells the slave owner he will only reveal the place of the graveyard on the condition that he sets everyone free and promises NEVER TO HUNT elephants again 🐘🐘🐘🐘 The stories also set one's imagination on fire without over stimulation. I don't get that tired #dopamine drop when I finish seeing newer series of any kind that ultimately lead to binge watching.
It doesn't show violence but hints at tragedies. Like when these people that adored vultures fattened up greedy merchants to feed to the birds. They don't show the violence but you know what's up 😂😂 The cartoon shows a period of time where there was slave ownership - please note that they were NOT ONLY black. Having studied in public schools in a Middle Eastern country, knowing the history and coming from an African Arabic speaking country (Sudan) I would say the depictions in the cartoon are pretty spot on for all those that cry "cUlTuRaL apPrOpRiAtIon" 😒😚 Also never has the cartoon discriminated against anyone for shit