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
posted by Fofer
on Dec 2, 2003 -
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.
posted by MrBaliHai
on Nov 29, 2003 -
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.....
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 12, 2003 -
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 ?
posted by Cool Alex
on Oct 20, 2003 -
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.
posted by Holden
on Jul 31, 2003 -
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
posted by jonson
on Jun 28, 2003 -
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.
posted by hughbot
on Apr 23, 2003 -
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
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Apr 18, 2003 -
A significant percentage of late 80s British childhood available for download. Dangermouse! Bananaman! Sharky & George! Don't say I never link you anything good.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Apr 2, 2003 -
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
posted by MrBaliHai
on Feb 23, 2003 -
Flash fun for a Friday afternoon. Couple of funny cartoons, the most recent a spoof of Joe Millionaire.
posted by billman
on Feb 7, 2003 -
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.
posted by Taken Outtacontext
on Feb 6, 2003 -
is a Californian political cartoonist, whose work may be familiar to those of you in the States, but who is new to me.
are topical as well as funny.
posted by essexjan
on Jan 9, 2003 -
A simple, absolutely perfect short comic
about musician/artist/music producer Brian Eno
(by cartoonist Tom Hart
). If this puts you in the mood, why not draw wisdom from one of Eno's (and artist Paul Schmidt's) Oblique Strategies
. Click (or refresh if clicking doesn't work)
for a new aphorism, like shuffling a Tarot deck and drawing a new card. "Honour thy error as a hidden intention" is one of my favorites. (More inside for anyone still interested.)
posted by Shane
on Dec 6, 2002 -
Yes, it's another Internet-only comic strip
But this one would never make it past the security guard at your local newspaper. It happens to be really, really funny, especially if you appreciate humor on the warped side. What are the other worthwhile comics that may be flying under the radar due to their "not quite ready for mainstream" content?
posted by jeremias
on Nov 12, 2002 -
is "the Ed Wood of internet cartooning", according to some
. He is a frustrated but relentless artist whose "passion far exceeds his aptitude", and who seems destined for mediocrity and ridicule
everywhere but in the panels of his own comics
, where he treads the earth like a living god -- a misogynistic, racist, and ultimately unintelligible god, yes, but man, he sure can dance
posted by Hildago
on Sep 4, 2002 -
Odd and silly
Flash cartoons, for those of you who enjoy this sort of thing. You'll find all the pillars of modern comedy here: evil pants, pipe-smoking chimps and breakdancing robots. Go to "Errata" and you'll find the cartoons. My personal favorites are Danville Hustle and Sassafras. (Warning: chubby download)
posted by picea
on Aug 16, 2002 -