Minions and the effects of cartoons on children

Some UK cinemas have banned groups of young people in costumes during the movie Minions: The Rise of Gru, according to the BBC.

Many young viewers have been criticized for disruptive behavior after a viral trend emerged on the social network Tik-Tok.

The #gentleminions videos show groups of young men participating in shows dressed in costumes representing the main character Gru.

Some even ate bananas in reference to the yellow helper’s favorite puppy food, minions.

Teens who follow the #gentleminions trend have been accused of making noise and throwing things during screenings, prompting some UK cinemas to impose dress code restrictions.

Despite the restrictions, young people wore costumes under regular clothes to enter cinemas.

Universal Pictures Film Studio, which produced the film, backed the #gentleminions trend, writing on Twitter: “To everyone who appears in costumed Minions: We see you and love you.”

The reason for this trend is due to the long wait of 5 years since the last drawing in this series. The Guardian wrote that the kids who watched this movie are now teenagers and are responding to the series’ return with what appears to be real fun.

Minion’s Drawing has reached a worldwide gross of $1.15 billion, and the franchise’s total revenue is now just under $4 billion, making it the highest-grossing animated film franchise. , according to Time Out.

The 2015 drawing climbed directly to the top spot on the top of the weekend animation launch in Romania, both in terms of number of spectators (212,883 tickets) and in terms of revenue (4,150,232 lei).

Minions 2 had 65,261 spectators worldwide only that weekend and revenue of 1,565,467.68 lei, or $331,063.67.

In Romania, there are no posts on Tik-Tok that follow the trend of #gentleminions.

Minion games are seen on movie seats to maintain social distance in cinemas in 2020.

Minions are funny characters who talk and do nonsense, but sometimes act violently.

Keith Gilbert conducted a classic study in 1998 on the influence of media on 5- to 6-year-olds exposed to two hours a day of various programmes, Agerpress writes.

According to the study, children at this age are unable to fully differentiate between reality and fantasy.

“Children who watch violent cartoon characters become less sensitive to the pain of others, do not show fear of aggressive people and are generally not interested in violence. Depending on other factors (biological – psychological – social – cultural), these children are more likely to develop aggressive behavior and imitate gestures and aggressive scenes and language similar to cartoon heroes,” psychotherapist Sînziana Burcea told

The price of a minion costume ranges from 50 to 300 lei.

The price of a minion costume ranges from 50 to 300 lei.

“A young child’s brain is like a sponge ready to absorb all the information that comes to it. Animation has a powerful influence in shaping and changing the behavior of our young children. In this context, the content of animation becomes very important. The brain of a 3-year-old child is more Three times as active as the adult brain, it absorbs information incredibly quickly.”

A study conducted by the Center for Autistic Children in Romania showed that in the case of 90% of children aged 2-3 years who were diagnosed with some form of autism, the reason for this is excessive viewing of TV programs or other forms of virtual reality. .

“In the case of children and especially young children between the ages of 0 and 2, TV consumption is very harmful, reaching in the vast majority of cases where young people are on average left more than 5 hours a day in front of virtual environments, when diagnosing Zamfir, psychologist and coordinator of the Center for Children with Autism, tells Elite Medical that delays in psychomotor development, delays in the onset and development of language, oppositional and/or behavior disorder, and worse, ADHD or even autism.

“It is concerning when you notice that not only posture, relationship, but also body position change, at some point. There are children who move around like animated characters, have imaginary physical dialogues or reactions, and avoid physical and verbal interaction with those close in age, given Because we are stardust, communication is one of the basic needs,” explained Coziana Zaharia, a teacher at a school in Bucharest.

Not all cartoons affect children in a negative way, says psychologist Daniela Jeremiah, and that there is “a strong current of opinion demonizing cartoons”.

Minions, left, Stewart, Bob and Kevin in a cartoon scene.

Minions, left, Stewart, Bob and Kevin in a cartoon scene.

“We live the moving fairy tales with the child, on a subconscious level, we communicate from the level of the child we were, with our child.
This is a valuable experience of deep closeness and tacit knowledge between adults and children,” said the psychotherapist at Free Europe.

This draws attention to the importance of how the animation is presented.

“We look at drawings with a common passion and joy. It’s like creating a spiritual frequency that gives our child space for expression and self-recognition. It is a deep subconscious encounter that allows us to get to know each other in each other’s presence, different but able to share the joy, surprise, mystery and magic of cartoons.”

“Maybe he is watching the real magic together. And the experience of verbal and non-verbal engagement allows the child to become himself in our presence,” says Daniela.

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