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Read this wonderfully surreal webcomic about intergalactic orgasms and the moon landing.

This is one of the things where you go "What the fuck did I just read and why am I feeling so incredibly moved by it." It's by Mads Horwath, who has also worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and . — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Funny, Webcomics, Cartoons, Cartoonists, Aliens, The moon, Conspiracy Theories, Moon Landing, Surreal, Web Comics, To The Moon, Mads Horwath

POLL: What is the Best Saturday Morning Cartoon of All Time?

POLL: What is the Best Saturday Morning Cartoon of All Time? MeTV is currently airing some of the greatest Saturday morning cartoons ever made featuring the likes of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Popeye, Tom & Jerry and other favorites. That got us thinking, what’s the best Saturday morning cartoon of all time? Batman: The Animated Series? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The Real Ghostbusters? The list goes on and on. RELATED: CS Soapbox: Things We Want From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur...
Tags: TV, Movies, Features, Cartoons, Poll, Batman, Arnold, Bobby, Tom, Popeye, MeTV, ComingSoon, Ninja Turtles, Popeye Tom Jerry, Albert Batman, Doug SpongeBob SquarePants Garfield

Carlos on three little pricks

You'll feel a slight pinch, nothing more. The post Carlos on three little pricks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cartoons, Julius Malema, Openaccess, Carlos, Cyril Ramaphosa, John Steenhuisen, South Africa (country, Carlos Amato 1

The embattled history of Battletech: The Animated Series

The piece about the history of the 80s D&D cartoon got such a great response, here's another video from Toy Galaxy. This one looks at the history of the Battletech cartoon series and toy line which spun off from the FASA tabletop wargame. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cartoons, Tabletop Games, FASA, Vintage Toy, Battletch

A brief history of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon

This 13-minute video does a great job of chronicling the emergence, rise, and fall of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon of 1983-86. It answers such vexing questions as "Why were there never any toy spin-offs of the show?" and "Did the kids ever find their way back to our reality?"
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cartoons, Dungeons & Dragons, Tabletop Games, 1980s

"How to Draw Literary Cartoons."

Interview with the artist, Amy Kurzweil, here. Sample: What’s your favorite New Yorker cartoon trope or cliché (e.g., desert island, grim reaper, Rapunzel tower)?  I’ll go with the Moby Dick trope, because whales are easy to draw, and I like a good metaphor for the unattainable.Ah, yes... I was just reading those pages in "The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons":   AND: Here's the video with the title that's in the post title. I've moved it below the fold because it's autoplaying. I hate th...
Tags: Books, Law, Cartoons, New Yorker, Melville, Tablescape, Ann Althouse, Amy Kurzweil

I Dressed Like Winx Club Characters for a Week & Here’s What Happened

This week, in honor of the Netflix show's premiere, I’m dressing like Winx Club characters.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Netflix, Cartoons, Throwback, TV fashion, Winx Club, Winx Club Characters

At the Moby Dick Café...

  ... you can pursue your dreams. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Cartoons, Whales, Melville, Tablescape, Ann Althouse, Dick Café

Caillou cancelled in early victory for 2021

Hated Canadian cartoon boy Caillou is reportedly being cancelled by PBS. PBS Kids announced on social media Tuesday that the much-maligned animated series, which has centered on its precocious 4-year-old namesake and his family for more than two decades, will be no more. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cartoons, Caillou, PBS PBS Kids

Hanna-Barbera sound effects compilation

I've posted curated selections before, but this set of Hanna-Barbera sound effects stacks all of them back-to-back in sequence. It's weirdly stressful, an unstoppable barrage of cartoon violence dancing on what are already the lowest-quality nostalgia neurons in your collection. Jump to 2:12 for the "cat whiskers being pulled out" collection.
Tags: Video, News, Sounds, Cartoons, Hanna Barbera

First-hand report on a pyramid scheme, charmingly animated

Pyramid schemes endure because victims are often too embarrassed about being scammed to warn others. That's why this animated first-hand report by Domics is so important, especially at a time when many people are desperate for money. Here's another good 5-minute explainer on the main warning signs: Image: YouTube / Domics
Tags: Video, News, Animation, Cartoons, Pyramid Schemes, Domics

"'I am Charlie' gave birth to 'I am not Charlie,' giving rise to a question that demands picking camps: Are you or are you not Charlie?"

"The answer puts people on either side of France’s major fault lines, including freedom of speech, secularism, race, national identity and, of course, Islam... Today, someone who is Charlie is likely to be white and supporter of the caricatures’ publication. At its extreme, the person may back a strict secularism that at times is a cover for anti-Islam. Someone who’s not Charlie is often nonwhite and opposes the cartoons’ publication. The person could go as far as justifying Islamist terrorism o...
Tags: Law, France, West, Islam, Cartoons, Free Speech, Charlie Hebdo, Charlie, Macron, Islam Today, Ann Althouse

How to Use Cartoons as a Healthy Escape

Watching my favorite program until my eyes fall out has its benefits, especially during the pandemic. When emotions are high, television has been a healthy escape and comfort throughout the quarantine. I’ve had in-depth conversations on why I’m not a fan of Molly from Insecure, or how I relate to Craig of the Creek a…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Depression, Cartoons, Lifehacks, Craig, Creek

Remember when the village people — the Village People?! — drank vegetable soup from your cupped hands?

Tala Schlossberg remembers.  Schlossberg is the daughter of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and yet I am not making fun of her. This video is actually really good! The story and the animation are credited to Scholossberg, and it's a funny journey into nostalgia and what we're really missing from pre-COVID times: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cartoons, Soup, Nostalgia, Village People, Ann Althouse, Schlossberg, Coronavirus, Tala Schlossberg, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Scholossberg

Carlos on Busi’s imaginary rogues

There's no such thing as an abominable rogue unit-corn The post Carlos on Busi’s imaginary rogues appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cartoons, Openaccess, Carlos, Busi, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Rogue Unit, South Africa (country

Carlos on Oozymandias’ goodbye grift

"Look on my works ye Mighty, and gimme 50 bucks!" The post Carlos on Oozymandias’ goodbye grift appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Cartoons, Donald Trump, Us Elections, Openaccess, Carlos, Top Six, US elections 2020, Oozymandias

"'What happens to us while we are making other plans,' per Allen Saunders" — what?!

So... that's from today's mini crossword in the NYT, and I and — I guess — a million mini-puzzlers are saying who the hell is Allen Saunders and how have I gone so long attributing this witticism to John Lennon?   Wikipedia says:  Allen Saunders (April 24, 1899 – January 28, 1986)[2] was an American writer, journalist and cartoonist who wrote the comic strips Steve Roper and Mike Nomad, Mary Worth and Kerry Drake.  He is credited with being the originator of the saying, "Life is ...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Wikipedia, John Lennon, America, Blogging, Puzzles, United States, Optimism, Cartoons, Donald Trump, Lennon, Nancy, Hypnosis, Trump, Mary

Is the new New Yorker cover shockingly depressing?

Is this cover intentionally dark? Christ— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) December 1, 2020 Simonson also tweets: "This woman is alone, living in squalor and drinking." Prescription drugs too. (Click on the image to see the full cover. There's lots of stuff on the floor.) Simonson adds: "People say it’s meant to be dark but this interview with the artist doesn’t make that clear." And he links to this piece in The New Yorker, an interview with the artist Adrian ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Law, Drawing, Cartoons, Emotions, Christ, The New Yorker, Edward Hopper, Adrian Tomine, Simonson, Ann Althouse, Tomine, Coronavirus, Joe Gabriel Simonson

Rocky and Bullwinkle turn 61

Sixty-one years ago this past Thursday, Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose were introduced to American TV audiences. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends debuted on ABC and NBC at 5:30 pm on November 19, 1959. Rocky and Bullwinkle was one of the first cartoons I saw as a child and I'm sure it twisted my tiny, impressionable nervous system in all sorts of subversive way. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nbc, Abc, Cartoons, Moose, Puns, Subversive Fairy Tales, Bullwinkle, Classic TV, Rocket Rocky J Squirrel

Carlos on the wheels of SA justice

South African justice is up on bricks. The post Carlos on the wheels of SA justice appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cartoons, Openaccess, Carlos, South Africa (country

Watch: First trailer for Tom & Jerry, the live action film

At least they took the Cool World approach as opposed to risking a Sonic the Hedgehog Situation. However, the PG rating for violence concerns me that it won't be violent enough. From the description: One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City's finest hotel on the eve of "the wedding of the century," forcing the event's desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story's "Tom & Jerry." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Entertainment, New York City, Cartoons, Tim Story, Tom, Jerry, Tom Jerry Read

"My dream from the time I was probably 7 or 8 was to be 50.... That was just always my goal."

"But you have to accept that you are where you are. Like, whatever it is, that’s kind of what it is. It’s probably not going to get a lot better, probably not going to get a lot worse. But, I mean, nobody said to me, 'You’re going to be struggling as an artist for X number of years, and then it’s going to work out.' When you’re younger, you wake up and you work. You don’t know if anyone’s even going to see it. You don’t even have a space to do it in. Now I have a drawing table! I press a button,...
Tags: Law, Aging, Fathers, Transgender, Drawing, Cartoons, Tattoos, Hairstyles, Embarrassment, Ann Althouse, Willems, Mo Willems

Carlos on comrades watching their step

Careful comrades, the plank is a bit wobbly. The post Carlos on comrades watching their step appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cartoons, Openaccess, ANC, Carlos, Top Six, Jessie Duarte, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country

Ten great moments of Bugs Bunny

Hey, look kids. Cartoons! Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cartoons, Distractions, Bugs Bunny

Back to the Future, the animated short film

In celebration of Back to the Future's 35th anniversary, Universal Pictures compiled fan-made animations into a cartoon short, Back to the Future: Reimagined. Sure beats DMCA Takedown Notices and nastygrams! Credits: "My Dream Amp" by Javier Benia; "The First Time Traveler" by Elliot Ruddy; "Alien in the Barn" by Crankub Animation Studio; "Marty McFly and the Butterfly Effect" by Bethany Borg; "Skateboard Chase" by Calaveres Animació; "A Visitor in the Night" by Neto Rodrigues; "...
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Entertainment, Animation, Cartoons, Marty Mcfly, Eric Power, 1.21 Gigawatts, Javier Benia, Elliot Ruddy, Crankub Animation Studio, Bethany Borg, Calaveres Animació, Neto Rodrigues

Watch a 4K remaster of the timeless "Skeleton Dance" cartoon from 1929

The Skeleton Dance was the first in the Silly Symphony series of animated music shorts. Walt Disney produced and directed the film with animation led by Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks. The version above was remastered by Adam Maciaszek who used "human aided AI algorithms to not only upscale the resolution [but also] clear up detail and remove the intense flicker in the original 1929 classic." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Disney, Cartoons, Walt Disney, Animations, Adam Maciaszek

Enjoy 90 minutes of creepy vintage Disney cartoons for Halloween

Disney's Halloween Treat was a special 1982 Halloween episode of the Walt Disney television series featuring excerpts or full vintage cartoons with a creepy, supernatural vibe. The segments include the likes of "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia (1940), "Donald Duck and the Gorilla" (1944), and "Pluto's Judgement Day" (1935), and a bit of Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Video, News, Films, Disney, Filmmaking, Animation, Cartoons, Pluto, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Bald Mountain, Animation History, Cartoon History

Cartoon by Carlos: No escapé for Senor Agrizzi

Angelo Agrizzi will have to enjoy the South African government’s hospitality for the time being The post Cartoon by Carlos: No escapé for Senor Agrizzi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Opinion, Cartoons, Openaccess, Carlos, South African Government, Angelo Agrizzi, South Africa (country, Senor Agrizzi

"They will not pass. Obscurantism and the violence that goes with it will not win. They won’t divide us."

Said French President Emmanuel Macron — at the crime scene — quoted in "Teacher in Paris suburb decapitated, allegedly after showing cartoons of prophet Muhammad in class" (WaPo).  What exactly is "Obscurantism"? Wikipedia says:  Obscurantism and Obscurationism describe the practice of deliberately presenting information in an imprecise, abstruse manner designed to limit further inquiry and understanding. There are two historical and intellectual denotations of Obscurantism: (1) the delibera...
Tags: Murder, Law, Washington Post, Youtube, France, Wikipedia, History, Judaism, Paris, Christianity, Islam, Cartoons, Moscow, Chechnya, Free Speech, Charlie Hebdo

Cartoon: Carlos on The Stir’s reporting

Stir well, then let simmer until done. The post Cartoon: Carlos on The Stir’s reporting appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cartoons, ANC, Carlos, The Star, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country