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Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by BlooMac, Oct 1, 2017.
Here's the bumper in HD
I also noticed that a lot of the dances were based on real life dances or dance styles.
Robin does Drake's dance from the "Hotline Bling" video
KO, Enid, Radicles, and Mr Gar do Michael Jackson's signature lean from "Smooth Criminal"
Grim looks like he's doing the zombie dance from "Thriller" (also Michael Jackson)
Clarence ungracefully the worm (but he's trying his best!)
Dee Dee does The Running Man
Darwin does The Windmill
Beast Boy and Jake are actually just doing the same dance Jake did with the lady bug from S1 of Adventure Time
The dances Dexter, Dee Dee, Johnny Bravo, and Cow do in the beginning just look like traditional ballet
Ben as Four-Arms hits the dab (o b v i o u s l y )
The dance Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear do I know I've seen before, but the reference escapes me. I also feel like The Crystal Gems' dance are also a reference to something. Not sure what The Powerpuff Girls did.
EDIT: Just my luck, an article published by Polygon has a list of the different dances, as confirmed by CN themselves. I called a lot of these for the most part, I felt the Crystal Gems' moves were reminiscent of Beyonce in some shape or form. Don't think "Jawbreaker" is a style of dance, though.
The bumper was made by Oddfellows.
They have done other bumpers for CN, it looks like.
Good choice. I follow various animators on Twitter who have been posting their respective scenes from the video since it has been uploaded.
I think this reaction video is quite interesting to see...
Basically kids reacting to 90s Cartoon Cartoons and CN's 25th anniversary sign-on/off bumper. Imo some good information related to CN's current state some might find useful @Toon4Thought
The kids complaining about the old cartoons needing "better graphics" should fill me with rage when I think of the character designs of people in shows like "Adventure Time" and "Uncle Grandpa", but I'm pretty sure the kids are talking about the resolution. Everything's "hi-depth" now, and seeing old clips of 90's cartoon shows in lower resolutions can be offsetting to new viewers.
I do like when they have to ponder if they will still be watching cartoons in 25 years from now. These kids are all right.
I laughed pretty hard when one of the kids thought Dee Dee was a robber
It does tie in to what I've head many media execs say: If the show looks old, kids don't really want to watch it.
When CN visited my art school, they told us that was why Secret Saturdays wasn't doing well.
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and what art school that they visited?
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If they eventually remaster the really old shows I think the kids should be alright. The newer Cartoon Cartoons with HD prints (from mid-2000s) hold up visually really well. I know it's also about drawing styles and how the shows look, but if old materials are updated, cleaned up and perhaps even in widescreen then I don't think there's much to complain about from a kids perspective. Back in the 90s CN aired all kinds of old shows and I watched them without knowing how old they were. If I didn't watch something it was because I found it boring, not because it wasn't in HD. Just feel that today's generation is a bit spoiled in this regard. Thus I salute WB for remastering any older shows in hope of these toons being introduced to new viewers who would be able to enjoy them as much as we did and thanks to the HD-ish treatment wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
But how will younger viewers catch the references, like in Dexter's Lab's first episode: "MATERNAL COMBAT!!!"
I watched the video. It was pretty fun. I really liked that there was at least 2 people that knew of The Flintstones. That is still one of the best cartoons in my opinion. That was the show that made me want Boomerang years ago. Fred and Barney remind me of my Grandpa on my mom's side. When I was 6 years old watching it on Boomerang, I didn't care to notice that it was old, I watched it because I found the writing sharp.