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It’s Not All That Bad

by chdron November 11, 2010
Despite what others think, the sky is not falling, the world is not turning upside down, cats are not chasing dogs, and the fabric of reality is not in tatters. Someone somewhere got paid by some company to produce a cartoon about some product. That company would be Hasbro, and that cartoon would be the […]

Looking Back: The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

by chdron August 31, 2010
Yesterday, I looked at the Cartoon Network series Chowder and its rocky history, both on and off-screen. Today, I’m tackling a fellow Cartoon Network show slated to end this month, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. While the show may not have always gotten the respect and recognition it deserved (as seen by Cartoon Network’s recent […]

Looking Back: Chowder

by chdron August 29, 2010
This month, two cartoons will have ended their runs permanently on the Cartoon Network. Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack represent the beginning of an era to some and the end of one to others. Their relatively short lifespans have been marked by high drama, extreme office politics, and a chuckle here or there. […]

Among the Living

by chdron July 22, 2010
The dead walk among us. While the practice has been occurring since the late 80’s with the Jetsons, the idea of reanimating a canceled show has become more common since the last decade. Some examples roaming the earth today are Family Guy and Futurama. There are more on the way as well, like the return […]

What is Animation?

by chdron July 13, 2010
Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the group responsible for the eponymous Academy Awards) decided that the technique of motion capture will no longer be considered to be “animation”. So, what does this mean for any animated Oscar hopefuls? According to AMPAS, the new definition for “animation” is something that consists of […]

The Incredible Disappearing Animation Channel

by chdron July 9, 2010
In 1992, millionaire media mogul Ted Turner decided to put his massive animation library to use and he created a revolutionary new cartoon network. He imaginatively titled it Cartoon Network, and later ran off to one of his four ranches in Montana to retire. The cable channel would be dedicated to showing animation 24/7. Over […]