Mr. Peabody & Sherman Unleash a Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 27, 2013 in Cinema

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Did you know Mr. Peabody is getting his own movie? Yup, Dreamworks has been working on the film for a while now, which is being directed by Lion King co-director Rob Minkoff. The movie is, of course, based on the Peabody’s Improbable History segments from Rocky & Bullwinkle. This time, though, it is its own entity and features original storylines and new characters. They’ve also (obviously) had to get different voice actors, which don’t seem to quite fit. That said, I’m still interested in this film, and if it actually does history right, then I’ll have no problem with some other changes. Watch the trailer here! Read more…

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Watch Disney’s Oscar-Nominated Animated Short ‘Paperman’

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 31, 2013 in Animation

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For those of you who didn’t get to see the surprisingly well-done Wreck-It Ralph last fall, you probably missed a bonus cartoon before the movie named Paperman. The black-and-white short film married 3D animation to a classic 2D style that has me very excited for what Disney may be planning in terms of future animated films. Plus, it didn’t hurt that it was well-directed and had a sweet story of an office worker trying to grab the attention of a pretty lady he met that morning. Since Paperman is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Disney has made the short available online! Read more…

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The Greatest 80’s Cartoon Never Made

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 7, 2012 in Animation, Television

This awesome animated short has been floating around the net for a few weeks now, but hasn’t garnered a fraction of the views it deserves. Space Stallions was created by a group of students from The Animation Workshop attempting to capture the essence of 80’s cartoons like Voltron, Thunder Cats, and so on. Personally, I think they hit the nail on the head. The music was dead on with everything from sequenced arps and laser toms to its poorly written chorus. Visually, they touched on everything you’d expect to see like several of the characters rocking a mustache, Unicorn space-bikes, oh and a keytar sword. While I don’t think I’d ever want to sit through an actual episode should they ever make one, I have to applaud their awesome efforts here. Oh, and if you want to buy a copy of that theme song, you’re in luck. It’s available via BandCamp. Read more…

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Gandalf Has Nothing on Daffy Duck

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 27, 2011 in Animation, Television

I recently stumbled across this awesome short from a recent episode of Looney Toons and have since made it my mission in life to share it with as many people as possible. I can only preface it by saying that I truly detest the use of the word epic to describe anything these days, but if there were ever times to invoke its use, this would surely be among them. The short features Daffy Duck in the role of “The Wizard,” as he battles hordes of villains in what is later revealed to be a dream sequence of sorts — or at least, how he must envision his every day life. What really amazed me was the quality of the animation itself, as well as the character designs. It actually makes me want to sit down and watch some recent episodes of this new series to see how awesome the rest of it must be.

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Girl Cartoons of the 80s: When Animation Really Glittered

Posted by Linda Yau on May 2, 2011 in Animation

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The 80s were the age of ironic post-punk bands and Reagan conservatism — yet for a generation of young girls this was the decade of cartoon characters who really embraced the rainbow as their “true colors”. Of course many of these candy colored epics were in fact designed to sell toys, but all these years later that doesn’t remove the now seemingly innocent of these shows. So here’s our list of our favorite girl shows from the 80s: Read more…

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Egg Recall: Memories of a Bad Egg

Posted by Gia Manry on Aug 21, 2010 in Comic Books

Garfield & Friends' Sheldon: egg terrorist?

If you’re the kind of person who buys groceries somewhere other than 7-11, then you’re already aware, but for the college kids out there: there’s a HUGE egg recall going on right now, which just expanded and now includes some 400 million eggs that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The whole affair reminds me of someone. Someone…from Garfield and Friends. Read more…

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Vintage Homebrewed Cartoons from World War II

Posted by John Martone on May 25, 2009 in Comic Books

Illustrated Envelopes from World War II from Corporal Weinert

Happy Memorial Day! While most of us usually commemorate this date with hot dogs and hamburgers, sometimes it’s awe inspiring just to remember what this date is is all about: Those who made sacrifices for the rest of us. One such person was Corporal Weinert, a soldier during World War II. Weinert made a habit of personalizing his envelopes sent home with rich cartoony illustrations that can only be described as pure Americana. This amazing collection has a good number of his envelopes, but unfortunately lacks the letters within. Although they paint an charming picture of the thoughts of a GI sharing his insights with his family and friends on the home front: Read more…

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