Tag Archives: Cartoons

1960: The Flintstones debut on ABC

This revelation is a week late because I’m not always on top of cartoon history but I thank The Guardian for having a thoughtful article about this watershed anniversary. By the time I was born, The Flintstones was syndicated and shown daily on … Continue reading

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Real-life Belchers to kick off the return of Bob’s Burgers

A pretty cute and cool portrait of America’s favorite, struggling burger-making family who return for I think their 11th season on Fox; I’m amazed it made it past four given that network’s preferences for crap because Family Guy debuts with its … Continue reading

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2010: Regular Show debuted

I had no idea that today was the anniversary until creator JG Quintel posted it on his Twitter feed. Regular Show was one of the funniest things Cartoon Network had made in a while; something focused on the plight of Millenials being … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Ruby

Last Wednesday, legendary cartoon writer Joe Ruby passed away. Over many years he plotted gags and wrote scripts for numerous Hanna-Barbera shows. His most famous co-creation was Scooby Doo with Ken Spears and animator Iwao Takamoto. Sadly, Saturday Morning cartoons … Continue reading

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Ren & Stimpy are returning too?

Comedy Central has decided to flog this dead horse in addition to Beavis & Butt-Head. With the latter, I don’t mind, dumbasses such as those two transcend any decade (e.g. Biff from Back to the Future could be their grandfather, really). Ren & … Continue reading

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Bugs Bunny is 80!

The Wascally Wabbit celebrates his birthday and a decent milestone plus with the debut of HBO Max, Bugs will be starring in new cartoons on the streaming service. Mickey Mouse might be the more famous icon representing America for better … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Dumbass Duo return!

Uh huh huh uh huh! Cool. As per the recent news. Mike Judge’s first big successful creation will be returning to TV but this time they’ll be better served through Comedy Central despite 11 minutes of ads per  “half-hour” episode. … Continue reading

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The “new normal” June 2020

Thanks to a cartoon from The New Yorker, this might be the solution to get me back into the groove of writing for Picayune since Starbucks are not ready.

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The Powerpuff Girls in high school

Given that cartoon and TV characters age at a slower rate (if at all), I thought this was a cool update of the Powderpuff Girls as high schoolers. Thanks to adolescence, Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup have developed their own tastes … Continue reading

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The other Dynamic Duo of the Seventies!

A whole new generation of kids was going to be introduced to Blue Falcon and Dynomutt next month via an upcoming Scooby Doo movie but the Pandemic killed its theatrical release; it will be out digitally though. For me, I … Continue reading

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Brazilian ad featuring the D&D cartoon characters

 According to my two Brazilian co-workers, the D&D cartoon show that aired on CBS Saturday mornings in 1983 (in America) never made it to the TV networks in their country. Maybe the person(s) behind it lived in the States … Continue reading

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Billvis & Butt-Ted

Both duos are low IQ types but Bill & Ted were more endearing since they didn’t use frogs as baseballs or put firecrackers into innocent creatures…and they wouldn’t vote for Donal Trump. However, Beavis & Butt-Head are closer to reality … Continue reading

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1999: Spongebob Squarepants debuts

D’oh! Wait, that’s not his catchphrase. *Ahem!* BARNACLES! TARTAR SAUCE! Much better. Yesterday was the premiere of what became Nickelodeon’s biggest, most successful cartoon character. One could say, he’s the cable network’s equivalent of their Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny. … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Hillenburg

It’s a shame he passed away at a relatively early age but his main creation, Spongebob Squarepants, have given children and adults alike joy. Before Spongebob, Steve got his start with Nickelodeon’s second wave of original cartoons through Rocko’s Modern Life. … Continue reading

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New shirt from WizWorld #4: The Hormone Monster!

Big Mouth‘s imaginary advisor to Nick and Andrew is one of the funniest thing Nick Kroll has actually done, I often find his other stuff a bit weak. Either way, it’s great to have this character which is part satyr … Continue reading

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