Saturday morning cartoons
were once a staple of American television, but by the year 2000 they had all but disappeared
. Of course, the Internet never
forgets. Case in point: Cartoon Network Video
-- a free, searchable, ad-supported service that provides hundreds of full-length episodes of classic shows like Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
, and The Powerpuff Girls
, as well as current offerings and scads of shorter material. Too recent for you? Then give Kids WB Video
a whirl -- it does the same thing with the same interface, but for older programs like Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Thundercats
, and the original Space Ghost
. If you're in the mood to learn (and don't mind some live-action), PBS Kids Video
has educational fare such as Arthur, Wishbone, and Zoom. And don't forget about Sesame Street
, The Electric Company
, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
, The Magic Schoolbus
and Schoolhouse Rock
! Now if only we had some Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs
posted by Rhaomi
on Sep 22, 2009 -
tells the tale of a hyperactive teen super hero whose personality is a bit of Jerry Lewis, Chris Farley and Batman
. The show
ran for two seasons from September 9, 1995 to June 1, 1997, with Cartoon Network airing reruns until March 8, 2003, and is available in full, online
(YouTube Playlist). The love for the show lives on
, with an amateur movie adaptation
, memories from the cast
, and other bits
of show history
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 31, 2009 -
“He’s courageous, he’s optimistic, he’s representing everything that Mickey Mouse should have represented but never did. There’s even something Jesus-like about him
—a 9-year-old Jesus after 15 packets of Junior Mints.” SpongeBob SquarePants at ten years old.
posted by ColdChef
on May 13, 2009 -
Super Useless Super Powers.
A cute website with dinky cartoons and fun descriptions of those super powers which, if you were to be blessed with one, would be pretty much damn-near useless.
posted by benzo8
on Jan 22, 2009 -
More than 20 years ago, Matt Pritchett
, the son of a newspaper columnist, began his daily cartoon
in the Daily Telegraph
. Generally accepted as the best daily cartoonist working today on these shores, he actually wanted to become a cameraman originally but failed to find the work. Always wry, understated and pithy, Matt's cartoons typically summarise the absurd and the humdrum in modern day Britain, often at the same time. Here's
his effort for today. Some of his classics here
posted by MuffinMan
on Jan 21, 2009 -
- IMDB - Directed by Chuck Jones, written by Michael Maltese, voices by Mel Blanc
Classic-era Warner Bros. Generally absent (with exceptions, sometimes butchered) from the airwaves due to its connotations of cruelty, the troublesome get-up they put the mouse in at the zoo, and the ending. Quite a devious and funny cartoon. (SLYT)
posted by JHarris
on Dec 22, 2008 -
Tales of the Beanworld ("A most peculiar comic book experience")
recently resumed publication after a long hiatus. It's a strange and abstract mix of Native American mythology and culture, with a strong ecological focus, into an wonderfully charming cosmology. While it certainly invites, uh, overthinking
, it's also entertaining on a purely casual level.
A sample short Beanworld story
is on the Dark Horse Comics Myspace page.
If you have questions about it, the BeanWeb
just may have answers, along with illustrations from the comics. There is now a Beanworld Wiki
to supplement it, and creator Larry Marder keeps a blog
where he talks about things bean.
Okay, now that it's properly introduced... the real
point of this post is to link to this awesome Beanworld Flash cartoon
, animated by Fashionbuddha and with music by They Might Be Giants!
posted by JHarris
on Dec 20, 2008 -
The entirety of the Fleischer/Famous Studios Superman Film Series.
In the early 1940s, this series raised the bar for theatrical shorts with its fluid animation and action-packed storylines. It remains a classic series thanks to its high production values and historical significance not only as the first comic-to-film adaptation, but also as an occasional vehicle for American propaganda during the war.
posted by cthuljew
on Nov 25, 2008 -
Savita Bhabhi is India's First Virtual Pornstar
(NSFW). A sexy, buxom
, and lusty almond-eyed femme fatale, Savita, bearing the title 'bhabhi' which means 'sister-in-law' indicating that she's married, is the quintessential Indian male porn fantasy 'toon. Launched in March this year
, the web site has proven to be a hit, incorporating South Asian themes such as sleeping with the servant boy
; with a cousin
; and, of course, the boys playing cricket
posted by Azaadistani
on Oct 6, 2008 -
On a sunny May morning, six plainclothes police officers, two uniformed policemen and a trio of functionaries from the state prosecutor's office closed in on a small apartment in Amsterdam. Their quarry: a skinny Dutch cartoonist with a rude sense of humor. Informed that he was suspected of sketching offensive drawings of Muslims and other minorities, the Dutchman surrendered without a struggle.
"I never expected the Spanish Inquisition
," recalls Gregorius Nekschot
, the cartoonist.
posted by plexi
on Jul 24, 2008 -
- is just a sweet little Russian cartoon (with subtitles) (and foxes). I seem to get a little speck of something in my eyes when I watch it for some reason.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jul 14, 2008 -
Back in the 80s DiC produced a cartoon, aired in syndication and on ABC Saturday Mornings, called "The Real Ghostbusters
." Based on the popular action-comedy movie, it more-or-less continued the adventures of Ray, Egon, Winston and
Peter through seven seasons of supernatural shenanigans. It could have been a mere cash-in, but there was something more to it. It aspired to realism, at least as much as possible. It was story-edited by J. Michael Straczynski
, the creator of Babylon 5. (He also worked on He-Man
and Murder She Wrote
This may explain the second season episode, written by Michael Reaves
and rife with Lovecraft references, in which the Ghostbusters face down the Cthulhu cult. Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
posted by JHarris
on Jun 25, 2008 -