Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Murry Wilson, Rock and Roll Dad, Peter Bagge and Dana Gould, 2001

This online Flash series that Bagge made for Icebox.com (HOLY CRAP. Remember them?)chronicles the wacky adventures of the delightful patriarch of the Beach Boys clan. A real charmer, that one.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

HATE, Steve Loter and Peter Bagge, 1995

This is a failed pilot for a series based on Peter Bagge's HATE comics. The series never materialized, so I, for one, had no clue this existed until a few minutes ago.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Address is Approximate, Tom Jenkins, 2011

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

All screen imagery was animated - there are no screen replacements.

Thanks for the heads up, Sharyn.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

QWERTY the Dinosaur, Will Finn, 2009

An affectionate parody of Windsor McCay's silent animated classic: 'GERTIE THE DINOSAUR(1914),' created, written and animated in 2009 by Los Angeles animator Will Finn who nearly succeeded in shamelessly plugging this cartoon in the comments a while back, until he succumbed at the last second to a bout of shame, possibly induced by Comic Sans.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

shorts from The Fine Art of Goofing Off, Victor Moscoso, 1972

Spots from Henry Jacobs' The Fine Art of Goofing Off animated by genius comic book and poster artist Victor Moscoso.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nigel Tufnel Day Cartoon Special! 11-11-11 11:11:11

TODAY IS 11-11-11!

In fact, I have set this to post at 11:11 11-11-11.

You know I could not let this momentous occasion pass without note.

I was unsure if I would be able to find any Spinal Tap related cartoons, but lo and behold, apparently in 2009 there was a video contest, and The Internet stepped up to the challenge with their very best crude flash.

Youtuber puckgodz reinvents the band as South Park style characters for his vision of Stonehenge.

Marie Gugliemo imagines a version of Back from the Dead in which Jeanine gets her way and the band dresses as Zodiac animals.

Bonnie Rose's animation for Back from the Dead

Charlie Tantam's animation for Stonehenge:

This is unrelated to the contest, but young Beatnick13 made a video for "Cups and Cakes" with what appears to be some sort of game program.

Last, but absolutely not least, is an outstandingly gory interpretation of The Majesty of Rock that was apparently created with frickin' DOS in 1994 by Frank Stringini of Stringanime.

oh by the way (this is not a cartoon):

The Interview, Ernest Pinthoff, 1960

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dumbo, Ben Sharpsteen +, 1941

If you were to ask me "Oh hey, Kinky Boot Beast, if that is your real name, what is the best Disney cartoon?"

And I would say THIS ONE RIGHT HERE!

Not my favorite when I was a kid. I was scared shitless of those pink elephants.

Oh, yeah, this is the whole darn thing.

Directed by too many people to add to the marquee up there - Ben Sharpsteen was the supervising director. Sometimes it takes a lot of people to make something this great.
Sam Armstrong
Norman Ferguson
Wilfred Jackson
Jack Kinney
Bill Roberts

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Wind in the Willows, James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, and Jack Kinney, 1949

If you're wondering why in tarnation they are singing about "Ichabod" in the credits, it's because this was packaged with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Ichabod doesn't even know where Toad Hollow is. Pfft.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

哐哐: Year of the Rabbit, Pi San, 2011

Earlier this year, animation director Pi San made a sweet, lighthearted New Year's cartoon. The cartoon went viral, because everyone likes bunnies, right?

As it turns out, the Chinese government did not care for the bunnies so much.

In this news clip, Pi San discusses his creation.

Humor is serious business.