The Animation Thread

 Here is a thread to talk about the world of animation and cartoons. 


62 Comments

Did you like this post? Vote Up or Down.
0

Jay Ward

Rajah's picture

moose and squirrel

dudley do right is better

Decaf's picture

dudley do right is better methinks  

______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Max Fleischer's first Superman cartoon!

FearlessFreep's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owv2c_TXkXw

Personally I prefer Popeye.

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

Wile E Coyote

gamerarocks's picture

was alleged to be a gateway drug to mass murder.  So why are all those people I don't particularly care for still breathing my air?

The Roadrunner cartoons

Rajah's picture

Are used as training films in terrorist camps

Roadrunner was always cool...

TMundo's picture

...I also kinda dug the older version of daffy where he was clearly a manic.  Then he just became a nasty fellah.  The old version of Porky was funny as well.  He would stutter a lot more, and he was fatter too.

I just like clean animation with no shading.  Garfield, Tom and Jerry, the Simpsons, whatever. It's more pleasing to the eye then some of the lower budget stuff, albiet, if that's what they had to work with, well...

one of my favorite daffy duck cartoons

Decaf's picture

www.youtube.com/watch

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Coyote's origins weren't completely lowbrow

FearlessFreep's picture

In describing the character's motivation, Chuck Jones cited Santayana's definition of a fanatic: "Someone who redoubles his efforts when he forgets his aim."

The way I see it, Jones must have plunked out the Roadrunner cartoons while thinking up his greater works.  In the case of WHAT'S OPERA, DOC? he first finished a Roadrunner series entry (or the Wolf & the Sheepdog, same difference) in three weeks instead of the usual five, then used the saved fortnight to spend seven whole weeks making that classic.  He got the whole crew to fake their work reports so the studio wouldn't know.

When I was a kid, my favorite WB cartoon character was Bugs; now that I'm a grownup, I prefer Daffy. My favorite Daffy cartoon would be DUCK AMUCK. ("Ain't I a stinker?")

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

Speaking of Chuck Jones...

MH's picture

here's a really trippy and somewhat obscure one from the 60s which is all about sound (I have no idea if this is on any of the Looney Tunes box sets or not - since it doesn't actually feature any of the Looney Tunes characters, it's hard to say...)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pje1Ebc5v0

Should you ever find yourself in Santa Fe

gamerarocks's picture

make the time to go to the Chuck Jones Museum.

Chuck Jones did some of the Tom and Jerrys

Rajah's picture

He's da man!

I wonder if they're any better than the regular Tom and Jerry

Decaf's picture

which are vastly inferior to Looney Tunes 

______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Oh yesssssssssssssssssssss!

Rajah's picture

You can really tell the difference

Yes

gamerarocks's picture

but it's still Tom and Jerry

I should see if I can find

Decaf's picture

I should see if I can find some since Jones is an expert at that type of cartoon

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Ever seen Clutch Cargo?

Rajah's picture

The worse in cartoon animation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzkNchB0p0

makes Astro Boy look good

dear god! my

Decaf's picture

dear god! my eyes!

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

That or Gigantor

gamerarocks's picture

There truly has been hideous animation.  Clutch Cargo barely, BARELY, qualifies as such.  I saw that trainwreck; on The Higgins Boys and Gruber from the old Comedy Channel, if I remember correctly.

How do you get to Santa Fe?

FearlessFreep's picture

By taking the left turn at Albaquerque?

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

MUHEEHEEHAHAHA!!!

Rajah's picture

hee hee hee...

Nice-looking

RidingFool's picture

drawing of the Bellanca Airbus, though.

My Daughter, then 15, met a bunch of Crankylanders

Coaster's picture

at a Cedar Point Crankycon.  After she spent an hour or so in their company, I asked her (in private), "So, what do you think of my fellow Crankylanders?"

Her reply: "You know for adults, they certainly know a lot about cartoons." 

Here's another with cheap animation

Rajah's picture

The Mighty Hercules

www.tvparty.com/herc.html

I'll never understand the love of Anime

Rajah's picture

Pokemon and all that other crap. I can't stand bad animation that's why I can't enjoy South Park like some people can.

just pretend it isn't

Decaf's picture

just pretend it isn't animated. its more of a straight comedy than a cartoon anyways. With anime its more of an action show than a cartoon. John K, the creator of the late, great Ren and Stimpy, always says theres a difference between animation and cartoons. so if you see something like anime thats not done in a really not especially cartoony way, its not really a cartoon. 

The thing to remember about anime is that its dubbed, and many anime dubs are in really crappy quality. A lot of american versions of anime that seem really stupid and childish area actually extremely emotional and powerful Japanese dramas.

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Wanna see some REALLY cheap animation?

FearlessFreep's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGgbdFQ9890

Did the same people who made THE MIGHTY HERCULES also do ROCKET ROBIN HOOD?

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

Top howevermany

gamerarocks's picture

Seeing as most of the posts are devoted to what isn't cared for, I thought I'd toss this out.  These are some of my favorites past and present, either for the animation, the stories, the humor, or a combination thereof. (and in no particular order)

Venture Bros.

Bugs Bunny (early to mid)

Thundercats

Powerpuff Girls

Dexter's Laboratory (and The Justice Friends)

Daffy Duck (early)

Scooby Doo

Futurama

Family Guy (early primarily)

Stocker and Hoop

Space Ghost Coast to Coast

Ren and Stimpy

Robot Chicken

Cowboy Bebop

Might have left a show or two out, but that looks like a good sample of what I do like.  Flame away.  :P

 

nice choices, heres my list

Decaf's picture

nice choices, heres my list

PAST:

REN & STIMPY (seasons 1&2)

Looney Tunes

Invader Zim

Dudley Do Right 

The Powerpuff Girls

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

CURRENT:

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Chowder

(just getting into this one so I don't know much about it) El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera

Spongebob Squarepants (the movie and season 3 only, I don't get why this is such a big deal but its still pretty good)

South Park 

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

One of my favorite scenes in Sponge Bob

Rajah's picture

Sponge Bob and Patrick are sitting around a roaring campfire and Patrick says "Hey, aren't we underwater?" suddenly the fire goes out. It's like the reality was fine til Patrick mentioned it. Similar to the old bit where the cartoon character runs off a cliff and he can keep on running as long as the doesn't look down. Only then does he fall.

I'd love to put Tom & Jerry

loneleaf's picture

I'd love to put Tom & Jerry on the top of my list lol. I dont often watch western animations, esp. modern ones, my liking would go for Japanese animations. I enjoyed all of Disney's productions and would love to watch them over again: The lion king, Beauty and the beast, White Snow and the seven dwarves...

you do mean snow white,

Decaf's picture

you do mean snow white, right.

as for Japanese animation I adore One Piece

 ______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Anyone remember the after-school cartoon "Transor-Z?"

HS's picture

I dug that one when I was a kid, though no one I know remembers it.  It was about a flying robot that was piloted by a kid and hidden in a volcano.

HS 

Two more that I enjoyed, from Nickelodeon

HS's picture

Both were cartoon serials:

"Belle and Sebastian" and "Mysterious Cities of Gold."

Interestingly, a pretty good indie band from the late 90's - early 00's named themselves Belle and Sebastian.

 

HS

I used to watch "Transor-Z"

Drew_Atreides's picture

I used to watch "Transor-Z" AND "Belle and Sebastian", though both were on sunday mornings up where i'm at.

 

"Belle and Sebastian" was actually on TV Ontario. 

"Transzor-Z" had a real Voltron vibe.

 

The cockpit.. what is it?

Wow! Tranzor-Z

nickumoh's picture

Thats a name I haven't heard in years. That really takes me back.

Tranzor Z Z Z!

...what...what were talking about again?

This really ought to be a forum on it's own.

MadNessMonster's picture

Seeing as so many of us are animation fans.

Anyway, the guys over at the "Cartoon (animation is serious fucking business!) Brew" blog are letting us ordinary people vote for our favorite Looney Tunes shorts for an upcoming book.

As far as not-good cartoons go, let's all play in the Cartoon Dump!

this is mesmerizing

Decaf's picture

from the show: the marvelous misadventures of flapjack

 

______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Rocket Robin Hood?

Rajah's picture

Never seen that before

I wish I hadn't either

gamerarocks's picture

Makes Hanna-Barbera in the 60's look downright impressive.

Couldn't resist

FearlessFreep's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfisiGqtEM&NR=1

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

Rocket Robin Hood: Gayest Superhero Ever?

Coaster's picture

Ummmmm, not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

A cape I can deal with, bur an effin' leotard?

And that theme song...

...Marching together
In all kinds of weather????

That songwriter must have had a damned short deadline.

Perhaps in lieu of pants

Rajah's picture

Riding Fool wears leotards?

Thank you O girlfriend of mine

gamerarocks's picture

PPG's season 1 and 2 DVD's for Xmas.

Please God tell me PPG doesn't stand for PowerPuff Girls

Coaster's picture

Oh wait, there is no god. 

Never mind.

You're damn right it does

gamerarocks's picture

And you're damn right there's not.

I thought only season 1 was

Decaf's picture

I thought only season 1 was out 

______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Bad sintax

gamerarocks's picture

How about this:

Powerpuff Girls season 1, and 2 DVD's

pressed the post button

Decaf's picture

pressed the post button twice  

and theres no delete option 

______________________________________

 Formerly Known as MasterKlives

                 

Fred and Barney being bad role models

FearlessFreep's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAExoSozc2c

Signed, 

The artist formerly known as Zorro.

Time for a dirty Ernie & Bert parody

FearlessFreep's picture

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQP9bhAMxQ

 

Oh no they didn't!!

TMundo's picture

and then of course you've got...

TMundo's picture

How bout some Dr. Katz?

TMundo's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8wN_cA-fQg

 

Didn't oddball mention a really bad cartoon in his review of the Katz DVD.  I know it was featured in Pulp Fiction, now what was that called?

I could so see Coaster doing a jig like this in public...

TMundo's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crv3cuVbpaM&feature=related

 

...in fact, i would pay money to see him do it!

You ought to see Coaster do a back flip

Rajah's picture

Yessssssssssssssssssssss!

I guess it could have been much much worse

Coaster's picture

I'm glad there were no videos of the Family Guy singing and swinging to You Light Up My Life.

And so are you.

COaster,stop that man

TMundo's picture

Coaster, let us off easy buddy

TMundo's picture

A thought I had during the Golden Globes.

Ness's picture

Maybe you've thought of this too.
I don't think it's all that unreasonable to have somebody who actually knows what they're talking about introduce the animation categories at an award show.&nbsp;&nbsp;Why the Jonas Brothers?&nbsp; Why not Brad Bird?&nbsp; Damn you, <a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimationAgeGhetto">Animation Age Ghetto</a>!
/ Taking a Flash class at MassArt this winter.
// P.S. - Current generation of preteen girls, your Boy Band sucks.&nbsp; What kind of Boy Band only has three people in it? &nbsp;NKOTB 4-eva.</p>

Rar.

Ness's picture

Dammit, disregard the above gibberish.

Ness's picture

My original post, which didn't go through because this website still hates me, looked like this:

A thought I had during the Golden Globes. Maybe you've thought of this too.
I don't think it's all that unreasonable to have somebody who actually knows what they're talking about introduce the animation categories at an award show. Why the Jonas Brothers? Why not Brad Bird? Damn you, Animation Age Ghetto!
/ Taking a Flash class at MassArt this winter.
// More on the Age Ghetto: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimationAgeGhetto
/// P.S. - Current generation of preteen girls, your Boy Band sucks. What kind of Boy Band only has three people in it? NKOTB 4-eva.

Anyone remember this cartoon?

FearlessFreep's picture

Produced by Ralph Bakshi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rYHuWidSM

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.