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TTTP In Exile / Vintage Disney animation to air on TCM on December 21st
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:23:40 am »
Though live action Disney films have aired on various channels, including TCM, it's very surprising considering the company is known to be stingy on having their animation on rival networks. A block titled "Treasures From the Disney Vault" will air on TCM, which will premire on December 21.  :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy:


excerpt from Cartoon Brew

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In one of the more bizarre recent examples of cross-corporate collaboration, Disney has announced a new TV program called “Treasures From the Disney Vault” that will air on Time Warner-owned Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The programming block will include classic Disney films, shorts, documentaries, and episodes of TV series including “Disneyland” and “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.” TCM will air the block of Disney programming quarterly.

Some of the already-announced titles that will air on TCM include live-action Disney features as Treasure Island (1950), Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) and Pollyanna (1960); animated films like The Three Caballeros (1944) and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949); classic nature documentaries, including The Living Desert (1953) and The African Lion (1955); made-for-television series such as Davy Crockett; special episodes from Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color; documentaries about the studio, including Walt & El Grupo (2009) and Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010); and animated shorts, such as Flowers and Trees, Chip an’ Dale and Santa’s Workshop.

edited added air date

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TTTP In Exile / TCM "Back to the Drawing Board" on October 6
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:29:10 pm »
Over six hours worth of rare animation will air on TCM on October 6th starting at 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific.

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Here's the shorts that are featured on specific blocks:

Winsor McCay:   Little Nemo (1911), Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), How A Mosquito Operates (1912), The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918), The Flying House (1921) and Gertie On Tour (1921). John Canemaker co-hosts


Bray Studios: Farmer Al Falfa Sees New York (1916), Bobby Bumps' Pup Gets the Flea-Enza (1919), Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective (1923) and Dinky Doodle in Lost and Found (1926) Tom Stathes co-hosts

Van Beuren Studios:  The Fly's Bride (1929), an "Aesop's Fable"; A Swiss Trick (1931), featuring Tom and Jerry (not to be confused with MGM's famous cat-and-mouse team); Pastrytown Wedding (1934), The Sunshine Makers (1935) and Ted Eshbaugh's early Technicolor animated version of The Wizard of Oz (1933). Steve Stanchfield co-hosts


Feature films airing starting at 12:15 AM Eastern/8:15 PM  Pacific

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1927)
 Max Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels (1939)
Toei Animation's Magic Boy (1959)
Chuck Jones The Phantom Tollbooth (1969)


Would like to see "Mr. Bug Goes to Town" featured again, which aired once during the last animation showcase in 2012.

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General Discussion / Good Guys Gone Bad in Animation
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:10:57 pm »
Inspired by an article from the Huffington Post, which mentions Dorothy Gale (the journalist is also an author who wrote a novel that depicts her as a villian), Walter White, and Anakin Skywalker. Though didn't list any cartoon characters with exception of an X-Man character which might've appeared on one of the animated shows.


Some examples:

Daffy Duck

In the 1950's and '60's such as the Hunting trilogy, "Ali Baba Bunny", "Show Biz Bugs", and the infamous pairing with Speedy Gonzales where Daffy was more greedy, egotistical, and mean spirited.



Andy Panda in "The Painter and The Pointer", which not only he was portrayed as a jerk, but was also redesigned

Buddy and Scrappy Doo, both deservedly despised characters were portrayed villains such as Buddy on an episode of "Animaniacs" and Scrappy Doo on one of the live action movies.

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TTTP In Exile / Bugs Bunny fairytale parodies
« on: June 01, 2013, 07:09:35 pm »
Thought about making a Bugs Bunny poll since it's June 1st and remember how Cartoon Network used to air their June Bugs marathons during the late 1990's up to about a decage ago.

I didn't include the cartoons featuring Bugs against Cecil Turtle since the "Tortoise and the Hare is an Aesop Fable.

"Little Red Riding Rabbit", directed by Friz Freleng, had many memorable gags, such as Bugs having the wolf singing "Put on a Grey Bonnet", characters such as the obnoxious Red Riding Hood, and quips ("Hey Granma, that's an awfully big nose for you...Ta Have!").


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General Discussion / Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters, RIP
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:29:38 pm »
Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters has just passed.  :'(

source

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" (1941)

"Johnny Fedora and Bonnie Blue Bonnet". from "Make Mine Music" (1946)

"Little Toot" (1948), from "Melody Time"




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An 8 hour marathon of "Rocky and His Friends" will air on VH1 Classic from 11:00 AM  to 7:00 PM. Yes, on VH1 Classic.


It's surprising, though at least it beats leftover reality junk from other Viacom channels and "That Metal (mostly Classic Rock) Show", which the same batch of episodes are constantly shown.


 More likely they'll show the same syndicated"The Bullwinkle Show" Program Exchange  package that have previously aired on WGN and Boomerang.


Official schedule. Zap2it and TV Guide also lists the marathon.

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TTTP In Exile / "Gulliver's Travels" or "Mr. Bug Goes to Town"
« on: November 05, 2012, 01:48:33 pm »
Both films recently aired on TCM about two weeks ago and recently watched "Mr. Bug Goes to Town" again last Saturday,

I've tried to watch "Gulliver's Travels", but couldn't get into it since the characters were either dull, especially Gabby who was just annoying, and felt like it tried too hard to emulate Disney.

"Mr. Bug" was a bit more enjoyable, which had if memorable scenes from Mr. Hoppity being electrocuted at the club and seeing the insects  trying to avoid danger during the construction towards the end. Smack the Fly and Swat the Mosquito are good comedic henchmen. 

 The film flopped due to the attacks of Pearl Harbor. I've wonder how it would've been if had been released earlier or 1942. 

The scene with Hoppity crossing the street reminds me of "Mouse in Manhatten" and "Mickey's Delayed Date".

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Starting Monday, July 23rd.


Noticed there's only one showing of "The Flintstones", no "Jetsons", and early Hanna Barbera thrown into the late night/dusk hours.

Few shows that haven't been on for a while: "Cattanooga Cats" and "Flintstone Kids".

Weekdays

No word on the weekend yet.



6:00 am  Captain Planet   
6:30 am  Tom & Jerry 
7:00 am  Tom and Jerry
7:30 am  Puppy In My Pocket 
8:00 am  Mr. Men
8:30 am  Pound Puppies 
9:00 am  Pup Named Scooby Doo 
9:30 am  Pup Named Scooby Doo
10:00 am  Smurfs
10:30 am  Smurfs
11:00 am  Flintstone Kids
11:30 am  Pebbles & Bamm Bamm 
12:00 pm  Cattanooga Cats
1:00 pm  Scooby-Doo Where Are You? 
1:30 pm  Scooby-Doo Where Are You? 
2:00 pm  Tom and Jerry Kids
2:30 pm  Puppy In My Pocket 
3:00 pm  Mr. Men
3:30 pm  Pound Puppies 
4:00 pm  Krypto: Super Dog 
4:30 pm  Krypto: Super Dog 
5:00 pm  Ben 10
5:30 pm  Ben 10
6:00 pm  Pokemon
6:30 pm  Pokemon
7:00 pm  Two Stupid Dogs 
7:30 pm  Two Stupid Dogs 
8:00 pm  Dexter's Laboratory
8:30 pm  Dexter's Laboratory
9:00 pm  Johnny Bravo
9:30 pm  Johnny Bravo 
10:00 pm  Powerpuff Girls
10:30 pm  Powerpuff Girls
11:00 pm  Teen Titans
11:30 pm  Teen Titans
12:00 am  SWAT Kats
12:30 am  Jonny Quest
1:00 am  Samurai Jack
1:30 am  Tom & Jerry  :tom: :jerry: :twoshoes:
2:30 am  Secret Squirrel Show 
3:00 am  Secret Squirrel Show 
3:30 am  MGM  :droopy: :red: :wolfie: :barney:
4:30 am  Huckelberry Hound Show
5:00 am  YOGI BEAR SHOW
5:30 am  Flintstones

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General Discussion / Favorite Animated Music Videos
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:16:38 pm »
For anybody who watched MTV, VH1, Much Music, TBS Night Tracks, Friday Night Videos, HBO, etc. in the past few decades, are there any animated music videos that caught your attention? Or recent  from TheCoolTV, Fuse, or few Viacom off-shoot channels that play music during the dusk hours.



Several of my favorites:

a-ha "Take On Me" (1985)

One of the most popular 1980's music videos and a staple on countdowns/'80's retrospects on MTV & VH1 when those channels focused on music. It actually still holds up and liked the blend of rotoscope animation with live action. I'd place it as among the best of the decade.


Rolling Stones "The Harlem Shuffle" (1986)

Directed by Ralph Bakshi and animated by John Kricfalusi. And some obvious influences of Bob Clampett.  :snow:

Unfortunately, I couldn't find it on any of the band's VHS or DVD compilations and isn't played on VH1 Classic.

Paula Abdul "Opposites Attract" (1990)

A favorite as a small kid who haven't yet gotten into popular music. Yeah, MC Skat Kat is a cheesy "Poochy-esque" character, I'm still fond of the video. Have to admit that  Paula was cute.

Green Jello "Three Little Pigs" (1993)

A heavy metal variation of a classic (and overdone) kids' story with Rambo thrown in. Other stop motion favorites: Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" and Weird Al Yankovic "Jurassic Park".

White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl" (2002)

Stop motion with Legos. Probably the best video I've seen in the past decade.

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General Discussion / Lonesome George, RIP
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:19:17 am »
The last of the Pinta Island giant tortoise has passed on, which marks the extinction of the subspecies of the Galapagos tortoises.


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General Discussion / Harveytoons and Gumby on KTV (Satellite)
« on: December 24, 2011, 04:59:17 pm »
For anybody with Sky or Dish satellite provider, Christian kids' network KTV (Kids & Teens Television) is airing programming from Classic Media. Recently discovered it while skimming through the listings after noticing it airing Christmas specials from "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" and "Gumby's Christmas Classics".

Weekdays:

5:00 AM "The Harveytoons Show" :audrey: :buzzy: :huey:
5:30 AM "What's New, Mr. Magoo" (early '60's tv cartoons:magoo:
6:00 AM Gumby shorts
6:30 AM "The Archie Show"
7:00 AM "Roger Ramjet" (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

note: "Dick Tracy" and "Roger Ramjet" shorts air as filler


Weekend:

7:00 AM "The Harveytoons Show"
7:30 AM "Mr. Magoo"
8:00 AM Gumby shorts
8:30 AM "Archie"

4:00 PM "Roger Ramjet"


Angel Two, which is mentioned on the "future airings" that appears on the site.

"Harveytoons" at 6:30 PM Est. (weekdays)
"Archie" 5:30 PM Est. (weekdays)

"Gumby" at 6:00 AM Est. (weekends)



Source: Zap2it

Schedule from official site

edited: changed the title of thread to be more specific, fixed/update schedule, and changed title due to the schedule change

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TTTP In Exile / 70th anniversary of Fox and Crow
« on: December 05, 2011, 01:15:28 am »
Monday, December 5th, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Columbia Screen Gems short "The Fox and The Grapes", directed by Frank Tashlin and marks the debut of a cartoon duo: :fox: :crow:


"The Fox and The Grapes" is one of the best shorts from the Fox & Crow series and noted to been among Chuck Jones' influences for the black-out gags that were featured.  :coyote: :roadrunner:

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General Discussion / Woody Woodpecker movie in the works
« on: November 17, 2011, 12:12:10 pm »
Illumination and Universal developing CGI Woody Woodpecker film

Source: Cartoon Brew

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Illumination developing CG “Woody Woodpecker”

November 17, 2011 12:05 am




The Hollywood Reporter is reporting about Universal Pictures new plans to revive Walter Lantz’ classic cartoon star Woody Woodpecker in a CG feature film.

Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop and The Lorax) is now developing the film with Blades of Glory co-writers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who are planning to “modernize the character for contemporary audiences”. Altschuler and Krinsky were exec producers and writers on Fox’s King of Hill and currently on MTV’s Beavis and Butt-head.

Reviving classic cartoon characters is a hit-or-miss proposition. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Yogi Bear were huge commercial successes, but aesthetic disasters. Can Woody work in the 21st Century?

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TTTP In Exile / Pepsi theatrical commercial question
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:56:06 am »
Does anybody know who produced the "Pepsi and Pete's Snowman" ad and the year it was released?

From a Google search, Pepsi & Pete were advertising mascots for the soda during the late 1930's. Can't find info about the commercial.


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General Discussion / "Garfield and Friends"
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:36:18 am »
Did anybody watch "Garfield and Friends", featuring the lazy lasagna eating comic strip cat? 

It ran from 1988 to 1995 on CBS. All the seasons have been released on DVD. I mainly watch it for nostalgia and personally is one of the few cartoons from my childhood that still holds up. Especially with the voice acting from the late Lorenzo Music as the title character and is actually funny.

Can't really think of any episode, though recall several featuring The Buddy Bears, which spoofed cloying/overly PC cartoon characters, a robotic Odie, and Garfield explaining about mini malls.


"US Acres" was hit or miss, though liked the shorts involving Wade and  Booker & Sheldon.

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