Kudos for the use of "mirth" in your sentence
I get a laugh at those who take the "OMG, that's so racist!" aspect of cartoons. The woman with the striped socks in T&J calling Tom "Jasper" is racist! How so; because they had a black woman as the voice actor for the cartoon? I also love how people pushed for cartoon violence to be banned, yet they were allowing their children to watch shows like Jurassic Park at the age of 3 or 4. I think it says more about those who are asking for MGM to censor their products because they don't want to spend the time watching these shows with their children and basically plop them in front of the TV (alone) for hours than it does about MGM producing cartoons with a cat throwing sticks of dynamite into a hole in the wall to blow up a mouse.