Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

Donald Trump Jr.’s Cartoonish Campaign Conspiracy

July 13, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.'s Cartoonish Campaign Conspiracy
So this Ivy-League-educated New York millionaire frat boy gets an email from a British music promoter and professional fat guy he met at a Moscow beauty pageant, who tells him a Russian government attorney he knows through a Russian pop singer client has dirt on the political opponent of the millionaire’s daddy that she got from the Russian chief federal prosecutor. “I love it,” responds the millionaire New Yorker, and forwards the email to his brother-in-law and his poppa’s campaign manager, and they all meet with the Russian lawyer at Trump Tower, in violation of federal campaign law, and they don’t tell anyone until after they win the election. The Big Apple frat boy then incriminates himself via twitter and hires a trombone-playing mob lawyer to defend him.

Natasha Fatale: “What do you think?”
Boris Badenov: “I think he is as dumb as a sack of hammers.”

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A Century of Animation

June 24, 2017

Historic animation highlights 1833 – 1990, courtesy of The Solomon Society.

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Snoopy Is Now a Shelter Dog

October 25, 2016

Snoopy Is Now a Shelter Dog
After 31 years (217 in dog years), MetLife has sent snoopy to the pound. The huge corporation is retiring the cartoon canine as its mascot and speechless spokes-puppy. Many U.S. insurance customers who grew up reading the “Peanuts” comic strip have moved to that Big Retirement Home in the Sky, MetLife plans to spin off U.S. consumer insurance soon anyway, business customers don’t fancy cute cartoons, and prospective international customers have never heard of Snoopy.

The MetLife move will take $12 million a year out of Snoopy’s food bowl. Look for a hungry, crestfallen 66-year-old beagle at your neighborhood’s cartoon animal shelter.

More:

“MetLife is cutting ties with Snoopy after 31 years,” Ashley Rodriguez, Quartz

“MetLife Grounds Snoopy. Curse You, Red Baron!” Christine Hauser and Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times

“MetLife Drops Snoopy: 5 Promising Career Options for the Out-of-Work Pup,” Kelli Bender, People

Bonus: Here’s one for you Trump supporters:

“Was Snoopy fired by MetLife for being too white?” Ed Straker, AmericanThinker

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Chuck Jones

July 9, 2016

 

Filmmaker Tony Zhou explains how Chuck Jones evolved animated comedy while directing some 200 cartoons for Warner Brothers between 1938 and 1962. From the website Every Frame a Painting.

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Who’s Got the Power?

April 9, 2016

Who’s Got the Power? Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. They’re back. And don’t call them “Princess!”

More:

“Powerpuff Yourself Website Will Transform You Into A Powerpuff Girl And Fulfill All Your Childhood Dreams,” Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Bustle

“The ​Powerpuff Girls​’ Newest Villain Is a Terrifying…’Men’s Rights’ Activist,” Isis Briones, Teen Vogue

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Christmas Comes But Once a Year

December 27, 2014

“Christmas Comes But Once a Year,”  Fleischer Studios, 1936. Voice actors: Jack Mercer and Mae Questel. Director: Dave Fleischer. Animation: William Henning, Seymour Kneitel. Music: Bob RothbergTot SeymourSammy Timberg.

Related:

“A Very Fleisher Christmas,” FleischerStudios.com

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