FIRST STEP: Watch children’s programming including the commercials (cartoons or other TV series for children ages 3 to 8 years of age) for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes each time. It is ok to watch children’s programming on the internet, Netflix or other service.
SECOND STEP: Record your observations using the graph below. Please note that you should watch 3 different programs.
Time of show
Target audience (Age/Gender)
Length of Program of commercials during Program
Types of Commercials
THIRD STEP: Write a 3-4 page analysis that includes the following information:
Briefly describe the actions taking place in the cartoons/programs
Determine what the message and the humor is in the cartoons/programs
Are there symbols? What are they and what do they represent?
Are there any visual and/or auditory subliminal messaging? Explain.
Describe the marketing practices used throughout the cartoons/programs.
Mental and psychological effects?
Describe your overall impressions.
What did you like most about this assignment?
What did you like the least about this assignment?