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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Super Mario Bros. Super Show

In 1989, the Nintendo Entertainment System was at the height of its dominance.  Millions of kids around the world were becoming familiar with characters such as Mario and Luigi.  Merchandising was inevitably all over the place, and a cartoon of course was quick to arrive.  But DiC didn’t just produce a Mario cartoon, oh no.  […]

Cool Stuff: de Blob 2 - The Astronaut

It’s time for more cross-media video game fun! In The Astronaut, Blob visits the Graydian Employment Office to choose space as his career path. He immediately realizes his mistake as he’s attacked by mechanical arms and transported to a space station. He meets danger as he’s sent outside in a space suit with solar panels but […]

Three Families

To say that Seth MacFarlane is a polarizing figure in animation is an understatement. Fans of Seth’s material tends to spread far into the mainstream, appealing to those that would otherwise not be interested in cartoons. MacFarlane’s detractors often view his works with extreme derision, to the point of wanting his head on a pike. […]

Cool Stuff: Final Fantasy A+

We’re going to keep it light on the blog with a video game themed week! Today’s Cool Stuff features the Final Fantasy A+ short, a tribute to the Final Fantasy universe. John Su created this as the final project for his high school Japanese class in 2003 and uploaded it to Newgrounds in 2004. It’s not […]

Leap of Faith

This is a real television show that is being produced for Cartoon Network. As one may guess, reactions to the Problem Solverz are polarizing at best. I personally love it, if just for how absurd it is and the incoming critical trainwreck when this show meets the press. But I would be lying if I […]

What a Waste: Adult Swim's Move to Primetime

Adult Swim is coming to primetime. As explained in typical Adult Swim fashion, the pseudo-network for adults is taking up seven more hours of what used to be Cartoon Network’s 9pm primetime slot. So if more good is good, why does the whole move seem like a such a depressing shame to everyone involved? You’ve […]

Cool Stuff: Alexis Wanneroy - Character Animation Reel

Are you up for watching an animation reel? I sure am! Today we’ll be looking at the work of character animator, Alexis Wanneroy. He graduated Gobelins in 2003 and is currently  working on Dreamworks’ Guardians. Wanneroy’s largely impressive filmography includes credits on Valiant (2005), Flushed Away (2006), Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 […]

It's Not All That Bad

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 […]

toonzone attends MCM Expo London 2010

Long had I heard the glorious legends from across the globe, tales of historic meetings between masses of fans, encounters with mighty creators and the plundering of loot that made wallets weep. These incredible adventures finally stirred my heart to the point where I thought I should – nay, must! – attend one of these […]

Cool Stuff: Le Royaume

Le Royaume (The King and the Beaver) is yet another gorgeously animated short from Gobelins that will have you wondering exactly how in the hell any group of people could be allowed to be that talented. In the short, a king presents a beaver with an axe so that so that it might build his majesty […]

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