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General Discussion / '90s / 2000s Nicktoons on Hulu Plus
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:52:35 pm »
I've recently revived my Hulu Plus subscription and found out that Nickelodeon has added several of their older Nicktoons to the service. Shows include Ren & Stimpy, Hey Arnold!, Invader Zim, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Danny Phantom. (If I'm missing anything, please respond.)

All I can say is that this will definitely be a fun, nostalgic trip for me. I hope Hulu adds more of the classic Nicktoons. (I'm hoping they'll release Doug. I haven't seen that in a while.)

Norman Bridwell wrote and illustrated the Clifford the Big Red Dog children's book series for Scholastic. He passed away several days ago. You can read more about the event here:

I remember enjoying the Clifford books back in elementary school. I'm glad the series is still going strong, and I hope children continue to enjoy the stories.

Fun and Games / The Deletion Game
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:21:07 pm »
I will list sixteen golden age cartoon artists. What the next poster will do is eliminate one person from the list, but still list the remaining others. This will go on until one person is left.

Tex Avery
Joseph Barbera
Preston Blair
Bob Clampett
Dave Fleischer
Max Fleischer
Friz Freleng
William Hanna
Hugh Harmon
Rudolph Ising
Ub Iwerks
Chuck Jones
Ward Kimball
Walter Lantz
Robert McKimson
Paul Terry

General Discussion / Happy Birthday, NicKramer!
« on: December 03, 2014, 12:19:06 pm »
Let's wish NicKramer a happy birthday!  :smile:

General Discussion / Anniversaries for 2015
« on: November 30, 2014, 07:49:26 pm »
85 Years of Looney Tunes
85 Years of  :flip:

80 Years of  :porky:
80 Years of The Band Concert ( :mickey: 's first color cartoon)

75 Years of Pinocchio
75 Years of Fantasia
75 Years of  :bugs2:
75 Years of  :tom::jerry:
75 Years of  :woody:

65 Years of Cinderella
65 Years of Peanuts

60 Years of Lady and the Tramp

55 Years of The Flintstones

50 Years of A Charlie Brown Christmas
50 Years of Atom Ant
50 Years of Secret Squirrel

35 Years of Bon, Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!)

30 Years of The Black Cauldron
30 Years of Adventures of the Gummi Bears
30 Years of The Jetsons revival

25 Years of Tiny Toon Adventures
25 Years of TaleSpin

20 Years of Toy Story
20 Years of Pocahontas
20 Years of A Goofy Movie
20 Years of World Premiere Toons / The What-A-Cartoon! Show

15 Years of Dinosaur
15 Years of The Emperor's New Groove

10 Years of Chicken Little
10 Years of Camp Lazlo

5 Years of Tangled
5 Years of Toy Story 3
5 Years of Adventure Time
5 Years of Regular Show

That's all I can think of for now. Try posting more!

Holiday Party Threads / A GAC/IAD Black Friday 2014
« on: November 28, 2014, 09:49:18 am »
Toadette: Our (short) story takes place the day after Thanksgiving, the dreadful Black Friday. Everyone has left the mansion leaving only  :bugs2:  and  :daffy: .

 :daffy: : Grr... grr.. grr....

 :bugs2: : Daffy, you've been grumbling and complaining since yesterday! What's gotten into you?

 :daffy: : It's just that I'm tired of these party threads! Crazy things have been happening ever since 2004! Plus the mansion is always crowded and I'm claustrophobic!

 :bugs2: : Does that mean you are afraid of Santa Claus?

 :daffy: : Ho, ho, ho! Very funny.

 :bugs2: : Don't you mean "Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas"?

 :daffy: : Please don't push it.

:bugs2:  looks out the window noticing a mob of toons heading towards the Toontown Mall.

 :bugs2: : Yikes! Is getting low prices the day after Thanksgiving really necessary They could get stuff off the internet instead.

 :daffy: : That's for Cyber Monday, Bugs!

General Discussion / Happy Birthday, wiley207!
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:36:55 am »
We have another birthday today! I guess we have two birthdays back-to-back.  :biggrin:

Happy Birthday, wiley207!

General Discussion / Happy Birthday, The Dogfather!
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:09:26 am »
Let's wish a Happy Birthday to one of our forum members, The Dogfather!

By the way, I'm really excited about your starting post in the Thanksgiving party thread today.  :biggrin:

I was reading the Rotoscopers and I found an article about a crowdfundraiser that looks pretty darn good.

The project is Hullabaloo, an animated short designed to bring back the traditional animation medium. I am liking the art and look for the film. The animation and character designs are also Disney-esque being that the short is produced by Disney alumni. The producers hope that their short spawns into an animated web series or feature film.

Be sure to check the crowdfundraiser page out. I'll be definitely pitching in whenever I get the money. For donating, you can receive various rewards including access to the production blog, art prints, a t-shirt, and signed animation art.

General Discussion / R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951-2014)
« on: August 12, 2014, 06:24:41 am »
Robin Williams, well-known actor and comedian, was found dead yesterday. Sources say he committed suicide. He is most known to animation fans as the voice of Genie from Disney's Aladdin. He also voiced Batty in FernGully and Fender in Robots. He was also the nanny in Ms. Doubtfire, which featured animation from Chuck Jones' studio. (He also voiced the characters.)

You can read more on his death here:

Mr. Williams was not only a great live-action actor, he was also talented at voice acting. It's a shame we have to lose him.  :'(

TTTP In Exile / Rare Disney Shorts on YouTube
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:29:40 am »
Almost every Disney animated short has been released on home video in some form, and a big thanks for that should go to the Walt Disney Treasures. However, a few of the more uncommon shorts have never been released on video. For most cartoon enthusiasts, they turn to YouTube whenever they can't find a certain cartoon on video.

For everyone's continence, here are links to several Disney shorts not easily obtainable on video:

Freewayphobia (1965)
Goofy's Freeway Trouble (1965)
Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967)
It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969) - Part One, Part Two, Part Three
Mickey Mouse Disco (1980)
Once Upon a Mouse (1981) - Part One, Part Two
Off His Rockers (1992) -- Only released on LaserDisc
Lorenzo (2004) -- Clip, but not full short
Glago's Guest (2008) -- Clip, but not full short
Tick Tock Tale (2009) -- Clip, but not full short

Miscellaneous shorts:

How to Catch a Cold (Version 1, 1951) -- Commercial/Educational short
Steel and America (1965) -- Educational short (this seems to be a fraction of the short)
Donald's Fire Survival Plan (1966) -- Educational short
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981) -- Educational short
How to Catch a Cold (Version 2, 1986) -- Educational short
Redux Red Riding Hood (1997) -- Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation
Chalk -- Produced by Disney Animation Talent Development team (actually uploaded on Vimeo)

I'm surprised Disney hasn't taken these down, since the videos have been up for quite some time. I guess Disney has other things to worry about other than people uploading shorts most people seem to not know about without permission.

General Discussion / Fun with Mr. Future -- Rare Disney Short
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:18:11 am »
In 1982, Disney released an animated short entitled Fun with Mr. Future theatrically in Los Angeles for one week so it could be qualified for an Academy Award. The short featured live-action scenes of an animatronic Abraham Lincoln (voiced by Phil Proctor), the host. The animated segments discussed the topic on how computers will be efficient in the future and how energy could be wasted. The short was the directorial debut of Darrell van Citters, the founder of Renegade Animation. (The studio was responsible for shows including Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, The Mr. Men Show, and The Tom and Jerry Show.)

The short was never released on home video in any format (or at least in my knowledge). The short is not uploaded online, not even segments of it. Because of its limited release and lack of availability, Fun with Mr. Future must be the rarest Post-Oswald animated Disney short. (The short was screened at a couple of recent film festivals, but even those are as rare as the short.)

Production art can be found on the internet, but I wasn't able to find any still images from the actual short.

The Mad Scientist character was voiced by Vincent Price. (His other works for Disney include narrating Tim Burton's Vincent--which can be found on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and Blu-ray as an extra--and voicing Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective.) Another interesting fact regarding this short is that its footage was originally going to be used in an Epcot television special which ended up being shelved.

So, has anybody seen this short or own a copy of it? I only became aware of it by seeing it in several Disney animation filmographies. I've been curious about it for some time.

General Discussion / Happy Independence Day 2014!
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:38:24 am »

Happy Independence Day to all of our American forum users!

General Discussion / Disney Limited Issue DVDs
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:42:07 pm »
In the late '90s, while the VHS craze was still out and about yet DVDs were just joining the scene, Disney released its first animated features on DVD. Nine Disney animated features were released in the Limited Issue series. The sets were released weekly, and each one was only in circulation for a limited amount of time. The DVDs were a flop mainly because of their high retail prices. The sets have became rare and hard to find since then.

You can learn more about them here:

Does anybody remember or even own at least one of these DVDs?

General Discussion / SpongeBob Movie 2: Sponge Out of Water
« on: June 11, 2014, 06:17:01 am »
The second SpongeBob movie, set to be release in February 2015, has been announced for such a long time. SpongeBob's creator Stephen Hillenburg will have direct involvement in the movie. The screenplay is written by two writers who also worked on Kung Fu Panda and "King of the Hill."

Recently, a poster for the movie, depicting a CGI SpongeBob, has been released. I've read from various sources that the film will have some CG/live-action scenes while the rest of the film will be traditionally animated (but I'm not entirely sure).

So for those who are interested, what are your thoughts on the poster and upcoming movie?

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