Cartoon History of Iceland,
chapter 1, for those of us who need a quick and painless (except for some of the puns) introduction to the history of one of the claimants to the title of Oldest Democracy. (other chapters inside).
The Warner Bros. Cartoons Filmography And Title Card Gallery
has more title cards
and coloured rings
than you can shake a carrot at. A great resource that goes hand-in-hand with this
for all your Looney Tunes-related research
4,563 cartoons by Welsh cartoonist Leslie Illingworth
"The Illingworth cartoon collection at the National Library, which contains 4,563 images
, explores a wide variety
through the eyes of one of Britain's best known cartoonists of the twentieth century."
Go Team Venture!
The official Venture Bros. website is now up (though slightly incomplete). While you're waiting, download Brock's workout song, read interviews with the creators or make your own Super Secret Agent license.
Political Leanings of Selected Cartoon Characters
Did you know that Mickey Mouse is an extreme right-wing Republican (some say even a John Bircher)
? (brought to you from way way back in 1996, as a result of this thread)
By Thai cartoonist Stephane Peray.
- cartoons by Jesse Simpson.
An Interview with Jhonen Vasquez and Rikki Simons,
the creator and designer for the short-lived Invader Zim.
A great look into what happens when Nickelodeon hires a talent they clearly knew nothing about, and then gives him a cartoon show.
The 25 Best Futurama Moments Ever!
Truly the greatest animated show till date. [via 0xDECAFBAD]
Poorly-drawn cartoons inspired by actual spam subject lines. (via The Ultimate Insult
Howtoons: comics meet little science projects.
From the site: Much like MIT has OpenCourseWare distributing curricular materials for college students worldwide, our Howtoons are OpenKidsWare, with practical build-it projects letting kids learn-by-doing, MIT-style!
If all goes well, and I think it will, we will soon be entering a golden age of American cinema, the likes of which we haven't seen since the heyday of Scorsese and Coppola. Behold: Nicole Kidman and Jason Schwartzman to star in Bewitched
; Vince Vaughn in talks to play Racer X in live-action Speed Racer movie
; Paris Hilton in talks to star in Dungeons and Dragons 2
Punch Cartoons Punch
set the standard for Victorian satirical cartooning. The Victorian Web
hosts a number of cartoons arranged according to topic
; see also Punch
on the British Empire
. Some students in Anthony Wohl's senior seminar at Vassar did a good job annotating
a number of images. You can find late Victorian cartoons, as well as cartoonists' biographies, here
. Of course, the current incarnation of Punch
has a few things to say about its own history.
Are you trying to auction your brussles sprouts again?
Take the picture from one one panel cartoon, add the caption from another, what do you get? Something almost funny. (Via bOINGbOING
is one twisted puppy. His illustrations highlight the absurdities of modern life
and should give us all
something to chuckle
'Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and a whole lot more! Hundreds of cartoon experiments from cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer Tim Hunkin.'
These 'rudiments of wisdom' first appeared in the Observer newspaper in
the 1970s and 1980s.
Red Tape from Red Square.
Russian and Soviet cartoons. An interesting collection, despite a couple of broken images.
"Want to get arrested? Walk home with me."
It's LawForKids, the site devoted to giving the kids the education they need about drinking and other kewl stuff through the aid of really
crappy cartoons. Plus, enjoy the intellectual and grammar-rich discussion
on hard knocks in Juvie, plus Flash games
about being a good citizen. Not sure about discouraging kids from crime, but I sure as hell want to stay away from a life of web design now.
Home of the Lost Cartoons
Walt would turn over in his cryonic chamber...
(I know, I know, it's not true.
Speaking of family trees
, Roy Disney (the last board member with ties to the founding family) resigned from the company Sunday
, calling for the ouster of Chairman Michael Eisner
. Stanley Gold soon soon followed
. In a harsh letter
Disney said the entertainment conglomerate had "lost its focus
, its creative energy
, and its heritage
" and that the public
now held the perception
that company is "rapacious
, and always looking for the 'quick buck
No word yet from the Disneyland obsessives
, but the folks at MousePlanet
's Mousepad seem optimistic about this development
Sure, you all know Barberella from the campy 60's cult film
, and our own vacapinta
turned us on to the classic French anti-hero, Fantomas
. Yet there are even more sleazy, Eurotrash cartoon characters to adore at Cool French Comics
: the diabolical Satanik
, the [ahem] big-top
, and in a shocking twist, my childhood idol TinTin
going main a la main
with the Dark Knight.
What Do 18-To 34-Year-Old Men want?
Young men, it turns out, want to see superheroes arguing cases in court. They want giant fighting robots. They want talking French fries.
Bad Toon Rising
- Think you remember what Mickey Mouse looks like? Daffy Duck? Bart Simpson? Ok - grab a scrap of paper and draw that character. Right now. (No peeking!!) Some other people already have, and these are the results.....
A neato sand "cartoon" (.wmv)
. It's a video clip from the 2003 SiCAF
. The file is a bit large, but hang in there.
had a little blurb
about live tv pitfalls that have a life of their own on the internet...actually i just found this
hilarious and wanted to share it. Is it just me or does anyone else love bloopers like this ?
Immortal Grand Prix [note: flash]
... a cool little turn-based strategy game based on a japanese cartoon.
The entire 50 years of Peanuts
are to be reprinted in chronological hardback volumes by Fantagraphics
in a project that will take 12 and a half years to complete.
The Life & Art of Winsor McCay
... part of Coconino Classics
, "ressource encyclopedique sur l'histoire de la narration graphique."
Dr. Seuss, politcal cartoonist.
Before the Cat strode in wearing a Hat, and before Horton heard a Who, Dr. Seuss drew for a liberal New York newspaper called PM. Through most of 1941 he drew images
that criticized isolationists who thought we could sit out the war. He already had developed his idiosyncratic style, and the University of California at San Diego has all 400 of his PM cartoons on its site. Here's what he drew Dec. 5, 1941
, and this is his cartoon of Dec. 8
. Later in the war, he wrote scripts for 28 "Private Snafu
" animated cartoons, which taught servicemen what not to do. Some were directed by Chuck Jones.
They sold everything from Earthquake Pills
(caution: not effective on Road Runners) to Trick Balls
(warning: explode on contact!). They may be the world's most diverse goods & services company, with the possible exception of Wal Mart. I speak, of course, of the fine folks at ACME, whose full catalog is finally available online
Go, now, read! Don't make me use my Ultimatum Dispatcher
is a caricaturist/satirist whose outrageous cartoons
zero in on the sordid sexuality
, racist politics
, and other rather disturbing aspects
of Austrian culture, with a distinctly Tyrolian
flair. Understanding his work doesn't
necessarily require fluency in Austro-Bavarian, but it sure helps sometimes
(Caution: many of these images are NSFW).
300 reasons why we love the simpsons
The 300th episode of The Simpsons is broadcast today. Find a space on the sofa and read why, in 14 years, Matt Groening's show has become the world's best TV programme.
everyone's favorite gamegeek comic strip(well, not everyone's
, but mine) is facing legal action over a recent strip they did, parodying Strawberry Shortcake. It seems American Greetings
owner of such 80s icons as Popples and the aforementioned Shortcake, don't take too kindly to folks using their precious nostalgia.
the offending cartoon.
is the online home of Sally Cruikshank
. She's perhaps best known for the animated sequence in Twilight Zone:The Movie
, but her quirky cartoons (available here
) are basically like treasure. On the site, may I recommend the epic Titanic 2
The Virtual Toy Chest
is a collection of mostly action toys from the 70's through the 90's, from The A-Team
I found it after reading Pretty_Generic's great cartoon post
while searching for pictures of old M.A.S.K. toys.
Does anyone remember Madballs
? A monster in my pocket
? The Infaceables
?. How about Visionaries
with their cool holographic staffs?
A significant percentage of late 80s British childhood available for download. Dangermouse! Bananaman! Sharky & George! Don't say I never link you anything good.
A Vast Repository of Toonological Knowledge
I found this while I was googling for Howard the Duck
If you worship SpongeBob Squarepants
as much as I do, then you know that superb voice talent
is one of the things that makes this particular cartoon so wonderfully entertaining. But what you might not realize is just how much top-drawer showbiz talent the show's executive producer, Stephen Hillenburg, has assembled to bring his cast of wacky undersea characters to life: film actors like Clancy Brown
(Mr. Krabs), Ernest Borgnine
(Mermaid Man), and John Rhys-Davies
(The Evil Man Ray), along with teevee legends Tim Conway
(Barnacle Boy) and Charles Nelson Reilly
(The Dirty Bubble). Who knows, maybe they'll they cast Gary Oldman in the role of Plankton for the upcoming film
Flash fun for a Friday afternoon. Couple of funny cartoons, the most recent a spoof of Joe Millionaire.
In other news, the Washington Post is reporting
that The Fairly Odd Parents
on Nick is "the next SpongeBob." Film at 11 (no, I mean film at 9 pm on Fridays, 7:30 pm on Saturdays, Sat and Sun at 10 am, and Sundays at 3).
I could have told you that.