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(Sly Oyster)   Cartoon Network celebrates its 20th anniversary with a love letter to more than 100 beloved characters. Happy birthday old friend   (slyoyster.com) divider line 86
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2012-10-03 03:23:43 PM  

noazark: he second will be a wholly original feature, on which Mr. Tartakovsky will essentially have carte blanche.


Fans everywhere just suppressed a squeal.
 
2012-10-03 03:27:23 PM  

Someothermonkey: I liked Dexters Laboratory until they changed voice actors. As much as I liked Samurai Jack, I'm not sure how much I would like a movie with the principle voice actor gone. But I would obviously still watch it if they were to produce it.


I hate to say it, but the only possible replacement for Mako is George Takei.

I refer you to the "Drift Problem" episode of Archer as my evidence.

And I would watch the crap out of it.

/It means "White Pumpkin"!
 
2012-10-03 04:11:26 PM  
Anyone remember Toon Head and O Canada?
 
2012-10-03 04:17:00 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: Betep: Regular Show is good. The Mississippi Queen episode is Chili classic!

I am currently fighting a losing battle with the urge to make a 12-egg omelette, with chili, cheese, two biscuits, and a side of fruit. As long as I can't find a proper trucker cap, I won't cave.


You need a proper forklift operator cap
 
2012-10-03 04:22:54 PM  
That was... slightly terrifying.

Mentalpatient87: Anyone remember Toon Head and O Canada?


Yo! At least the second one. Toon Head sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
 
2012-10-03 04:34:49 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: That was... slightly terrifying.

Mentalpatient87: Anyone remember Toon Head and O Canada?

Yo! At least the second one. Toon Head sounds familiar, but I can't place it.


If it's what I think it was, it was this weird show featuring literal "talking heads" discussing classic Looney Tunes before showing them. Perhaps it was broader than that.
 
2012-10-03 04:40:05 PM  
DNRTFA because android sucks, but I loved watching CN as my kids were growing up. Billy & Mandy, Foster's Home, and Justice League were my favorites. Great story lines and sly pop culture references were de rigeur for those shows, and the kid in me loved every minute.
 
2012-10-03 04:40:13 PM  
An old promo. I think it was just a block of oldies with some bits of trivia before and after the commercial breaks.
 
2012-10-03 04:43:14 PM  
Sym-biotic Titan was excellent. I also noticed no one in here mentioned the show that got Seth McFarlane his start on CN, the first season of Johnny Bravo, which is largely not even shown by CN anymore.
 
2012-10-03 04:54:09 PM  

RowdyRough: Sym-biotic Titan was excellent. I also noticed no one in here mentioned the show that got Seth McFarlane his start on CN, the first season of Johnny Bravo, which is largely not even shown by CN anymore.


Don't forget "Larry and Steve" on the What A Cartoon Show. Which was a very obvious precursor to Family Guy
 
2012-10-03 05:01:46 PM  

wildstarr: Wow, pretty weak video, as far as showing all CN characters throughout the years. Happy 20th CN, so here is a video that focuses mostly on toons shown within the last 5 years.


I thought the same thing until I realized they were showing every character they had the IP rights to. WB and HB still own all their characters, I dont think CN has direct rights to create new depictions of them, which would explain why very few of them made it on.
 
2012-10-03 05:32:12 PM  
I was a mix of the old and new, was super happy when CN brought back classics like Johnny Quest, Centurians, Voltron, Robotech, and they even did the new Johnny Quest for a bit, with Jessie Bannon, who is partly responsible for my love of redheads. It was great when Toonami programming started doing anime I had never seen because Sci-Fi got rid of their 4 hour block of Saturday Japanimation lineup a LONG time ago, and this was way back before Amazon.com or Torrents could send me my fixes. I remember that one Saturday night, staying up until 2, 3 am and getting through that shiat show of Robot Carnival and some other crap for the feature presentation of Vampire Hunter D. And it was glorious to a 13 year old boy. No other channel had ever aired something like that.

Then they went and had things like Samurai Jack, PPG (The Beat Alls episode being the best Beatles parody OF ALL TIME) Dexters Lab and followed it up with AS programming - even though it's technically a separate network - I would have never given FMA a chance or stuck with the ADD-inducing Robot Chicken. And hell yes I admit, I liked the new Masters of the Universe. Such potential, wasted.

What I'm trying to say is, thanks Cartoon Network.
 
2012-10-03 05:52:45 PM  
user.xmission.com

It's not often that I get to break this out.
 
2012-10-03 06:24:45 PM  

Valacirca: That huge collection of characters at the end looked pretty great, until I noticed they reused art in various places. Kind of lame.


What better way to salute their early days of relying on Hanna-Barbera content?
 
2012-10-03 06:33:47 PM  
I was tickled to see Robot Jones in there. Super-pissed that I didn't see Megas XLR in there.

omelete.uol.com.br

/Chicks dig giant robots
 
2012-10-03 07:01:55 PM  

sniderman: I was tickled to see Robot Jones in there. Super-pissed that I didn't see Megas XLR in there.

[omelete.uol.com.br image 200x151]

/Chicks dig giant robots


Actually Coop was in there just not Megas itself... which seems like a strange cop-out.
 
2012-10-03 07:48:42 PM  
Am I the only one in the world that thinks Adventure Time is a poorly drawn, poorly animated, poorly written pile of shiat?

I just think it has ugly character, bad attempts at toon physics, and even worse attempts at being whacky and whimsical. But it so monstrously popular, I just don't understand what the draw is.
 
2012-10-03 07:52:03 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Am I the only one in the world that thinks Adventure Time is a poorly drawn, poorly animated, poorly written pile of shiat?

I just think it has ugly character, bad attempts at toon physics, and even worse attempts at being whacky and whimsical. But it so monstrously popular, I just don't understand what the draw is.


Probably not.

You are over thinking it.
 
2012-10-03 08:11:37 PM  

Gunny Highway: You are over thinking it.


Not the first time I've been told that.
I know it's a cartoon, but none of it seems to hang together well enough to keep me from thinking about it.
 
2012-10-03 08:15:21 PM  

Gunny Highway: Sergeant Grumbles: Am I the only one in the world that thinks Adventure Time is a poorly drawn, poorly animated, poorly written pile of shiat?

I just think it has ugly character, bad attempts at toon physics, and even worse attempts at being whacky and whimsical. But it so monstrously popular, I just don't understand what the draw is.

Probably not.

You are over thinking it.


It's funny. It has fantastic voice acting. It is a lot like Gumball, though, in that it gets so abstract and ridiculous you just have to roll with the punches.

/is he hurting you?
//no, he's just ... hugging me gently
 
2012-10-03 08:16:49 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Am I the only one in the world that thinks Adventure Time is a poorly drawn, poorly animated, poorly written pile of shiat?

I just think it has ugly character, bad attempts at toon physics, and even worse attempts at being whacky and whimsical. But it so monstrously popular, I just don't understand what the draw is.


It's better drawn and animated than the majority of anime, so it has that.
 
2012-10-03 08:49:21 PM  
IMO Adventure Time is meant to come across as a crude home-made comic strip that a 10-year-old kid might create for his own amusement -- thus, the nonsensical storylines and loose drawing style. Kinda like an animated version of the comic-book Axe Cop -- only, instead of an actual kid coming up with the story, creator Pen Ward is channeling his inner 'kid' (with which he seems well in-touch).

Animators are constantly scribbling crazy doodles between the margins of their story notes, Rather than leaving them pinned to the studio walls (as they often are, to be enjoyed by the crew ... but no-one else), Adventure Time, Regular Show and Gumball seem to build entire characters and storylines around these doodles; the crazier and more-whimsical, the better.

This type of show does seem to have limited audience appeal. But IMO they will be more fondly-remembered in the future than most other current kids' cartoons --if only for their embrace of utter nonsense.


/now, that's probably "over-thinking" it
 
2012-10-03 10:17:34 PM  

Burr: /they can get rid of Annoying Orange though


Unfortunately eight year olds love it.

/Young Justice is excelent.
 
2012-10-03 11:06:04 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Am I the only one in the world that thinks Adventure Time is a poorly drawn, poorly animated, poorly written pile of shiat?


You sound bitter and soulless. I'm sorry, bro.
 
2012-10-03 11:18:00 PM  

noazark: IMO Adventure Time is meant to come across as a crude home-made comic strip that a 10-year-old kid might create for his own amusement -- thus, the nonsensical storylines and loose drawing style. Kinda like an animated version of the comic-book Axe Cop -- only, instead of an actual kid coming up with the story, creator Pen Ward is channeling his inner 'kid' (with which he seems well in-touch).


That makes far too much sense.
 
2012-10-04 12:05:53 AM  
Cow and Chicken was a Ren and Stimpy knockoff, and a bad one at that.
 
2012-10-04 12:26:26 AM  
i182.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-04 12:39:18 AM  

MinatoArisato013: sniderman: I was tickled to see Robot Jones in there. Super-pissed that I didn't see Megas XLR in there.

[omelete.uol.com.br image 200x151]

/Chicks dig giant robots

Actually Coop was in there just not Megas itself... which seems like a strange cop-out.


Yeah, had to look real close... and it was a poorly-drawn version of just Coop's face... almost placed in there as an afterthought. Damn shame. That show gets no respect.

/still waiting for a DVD release, dammit!
 
2012-10-04 04:21:58 AM  
students.cis.uab.edu

They fought Cartoon Network's standards & practices and the FCC to get this on the air... uncut AND WON.

Just for that, they deserve almighty praise - my father (the hard SF loving, Jules Verne reading Trekkie) can't stand modern animation; I showed him this and had him watch the first six episodes, he went out and bought the DVD complete series the next day.

He says only Isaac Asimov's "The Foundation" is a better SF story. I say that it's Neuromancer - but we both agree on Neon Genesis Evangelion being a firm second. 

/Also; "Your hat is stupid!"

"MY! HAT! IS! AWESOME!!!"

//To the detractors: Adventure Time has an actual story arc, Pendleton Ward openly says that if they manage to get to Finn being 18 (considering the ratings, the phenomenon and the WRITING - that's gonna happen), "It'll all become apparent over time". (My vote: It's "The Hero's Quest" out of literature - you're watching the man who's going to save the world go through the phases that's never shown in the fantasy novels of yore).
 
2012-10-04 06:38:00 AM  

RatMaster999: [i182.photobucket.com image 750x600]


You know Toonami is back on Saturday nights, right?
 
2012-10-04 06:51:50 AM  

ParadisePornoTheater: No Speed Racer? Wasn't his fault that movie flopped ...

And where's Aqua Teen Hunger Force?


Grossed 130 mil worldwide before dvd sales and merchandising, and was third-place in the box-office numbers for most of its run. The Wachowski's Speed Racer was no flop. A racing action movie is always a tough sell because nobody, even NASCAR fans, gives a shiat about racing (see Motorcity's dismal performance), but they made a good, fun little flick and people certainly came to see it. Getting audience to come to a movie with Emile Hersch and post boo-job Christina Ricci is a pretty big achievement in itself, but the directing was good enough that both actually gave pretty great performances.
 
2012-10-04 06:55:54 AM  

Heron: ParadisePornoTheater: No Speed Racer? Wasn't his fault that movie flopped ...

And where's Aqua Teen Hunger Force?

Grossed 130 mil worldwide before dvd sales and merchandising, and was third-place in the box-office numbers for most of its run. The Wachowski's Speed Racer was no flop. A racing action movie is always a tough sell because nobody, even NASCAR fans, gives a shiat about racing (see Motorcity's dismal performance), but they made a good, fun little flick and people certainly came to see it. Getting audiences to come to a movie with Emile Hersch and post boob-job Christina Ricci is a pretty big achievement in itself, but the directing was good enough that both actually gave pretty great performances.


bah. Damn keyboard; stoopid brain.
FTFM
 
2012-10-04 07:02:13 AM  
Everyone in this thread needs to checkout Gravity Falls. It's a Disney show -don't leave!- but it's also smart, subversive, filled with clever pop-culture references, and has a talented, hilarious voice-cast (Flapjack and Kristen Schaal are notable standouts), all while being a pretty touching love-letter to X-Files and 90s adolescence to boot. It usually shows on Fridays and Saturdays ~7 or 8 pm. Watch an ep or two and see what you think.
 
2012-10-04 11:28:29 AM  

Honest Bender: You sound bitter and soulless. I'm sorry, bro.


I'm very particular about my cartoons. While I love me some cartoons, I expect a certain baseline of zaniness that permeates the toon world. Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, Dexter's Lab, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, all have specific suspensions of disbelief that seem to be consistent across the whole of each series. Adventure Time seems to change theirs randomly, for whatever reason at whatever time. To me, that makes it seem more disjointed than a random collection of Looney Tunes shorts.
And as I said before, the art style is just farking ugly.
 
2012-10-04 12:57:28 PM  

DanZero: Yeah, but you think we'll *see* any of those beloved characters on their network anytime soon?

/DIAF network decay


So...there's this sister network called Boomerang. All of you haters out there can stop your biatching and internet raging and just sit down with a bowl of sugar cereal and watch until your heart is content.

Namely: Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Courage, etc.
 
2012-10-04 06:18:21 PM  

Falcon Hunter: So...there's this sister network called Boomerang. All of you haters out there can stop your biatching and internet raging and just sit down with a bowl of sugar cereal and watch until your heart is content.


That reminds me: I need to schedule a few days to find and beat the asses of every last person who works for Kabletown.
 
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