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Chitter Chatter => General Discussion => Topic started by: general gruesome on May 03, 2011, 08:01:24 PM

Title: Cartoons
Post by: general gruesome on May 03, 2011, 08:01:24 PM
What are some of your guys' favorite cartoons?
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: RedKing on May 03, 2011, 08:17:28 PM
I love classic short subjct animation, particulay Warner Brothers and MGM. I am also a big fan of late 50s, early 60s HB cartoons and other TV cartoons of that era. Not really a Diosney fan at all, personally I think Chuck Jones and Tex Avery were far more interesting. I am also a big fan of Japanese anime from the 60s-the 80s, most anime from the late 80s on has not been very much to my liking. Classic shows like Mazinger Z, Gatchaman and Macross are my favorites. As I often say, Giant robots-always a good choice!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: general gruesome on May 03, 2011, 09:02:29 PM
I enjoy the 20s black-and-white shorts and also some 30s-40s shorts. I am a fan of Tex Avery, also
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Pauspy on May 03, 2011, 09:26:05 PM
I enjoy the 20s black-and-white shorts and also some 30s-40s shorts. I am a fan of Tex Avery, also

I agree Tex Avery was an insane genius. His Screwy Squirrel cartoons took double-takes to a new level, and his "Red Hot Riding Hood" and other "hot chick" shorts were awesome on multiple levels (apparently the cels of the "chick" kept getting stolen!). In addition to the ones already mentioned, the Tom & Jerry shorts done by H & B when they were at MGM were hilarious, in many ways the equal of stuff being produced at Warners. Even Walter Lantz had a few hits with his Woody Woodpecker cartoons, though many of those were written/ aninmated by Warner's alums who were looking for a softer job after leaving the pressure cooker of termite terrace.

For TV stuff I LOVED the action cartoons made by HB in the mid 60's. Johhny Quest had to top them all, but Space Ghost , the Herculoids , Galaxy Trio, even Birdman were solid outings, with incredible production music to pace the action.


On the downside, I'd list Space Angel or any of the other "syncro-vox" disasters!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Sean on May 03, 2011, 09:26:37 PM
Oh, this is Scatter's domain!  Though I, like him, love Hannah Barbera.  Riccochet Rabbit, Magilla Gorilla, El Kabong, etc.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: RICKH on May 03, 2011, 09:47:17 PM
Love the classic Looney Toons, Tom and Jerry, the Tex Avery toons, Johnny Quest, Fleischer Superman, the 60's Lone Ranger and Superman., most of the Hanna Barbera superhero stuff, especially Space Ghost
 Contemporary work: Dexter's Laboratory, Power Puff Girls, Justice League, Batman the Animated Adventures, Superman, Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Universal Steve on May 03, 2011, 11:26:38 PM
I like cartoons even at my age.  Put me down for Looney Tunes, almost all of the old HB cartoons especially Scooby Doo. He Man and Masters of the Universe, G.I.Joe, Filmation Ghostbusters. Real Ghostbusters, Popeye, the Filmation superhero cartoons such as Aquaman, Superman and Batman. Of course Family Guy. Groovie Ghoulies anyone and also the original Sabrina the teen age witch which spawned the Groovie Ghoulies. The Archie cartoons. My Favorite Martians. Ant and the Aardvark.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: CreepysFan on May 03, 2011, 11:47:44 PM
  From the classic line:
     
  PINK PANTHER  (all time favorite cartoon)
  CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST
  POPEYE
  WOODY WOODPECKER
  SCOOBY DOO  (original)
  UNDERDOG
  BULLWINKLE
  DROOPY
  TOM & JERRY
  anything with DASTARDLY & MUTLEY
   
  Newer cartoons:
 
  BATMAN
  FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS
  GRIMM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY
  JOHNNY BRAVO
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Fester on May 04, 2011, 12:24:21 AM
Warner Brothers Looney tunes for sure.
Chuck Jones ruled!
Tex Avery was a genius, as were messrs Hanna & Barberra.

But I do have a soft spot in my skull for Bob Clampett's cartoons. 
long Live Beany & Cecil!!


Disney . . . They're OK for the most part.  But There were only a few Disneys that I really enjoyed.  And those centered around the adventures of Humphrey the Bear. 
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Street Worm on May 04, 2011, 06:35:24 AM
Fleischer Superman
Fleischer Popeye

Clutch Cargo!
Deputy Dawg
Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse

Rocky & Bullwinkle
Hoppity Hooper
Underdog
Tennessee Tuxedo

Space Ghost
Mightor
The Galaxy Trio
Jonny Quest &
Frankenstein Jr.

Ren & Stimpy
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 04, 2011, 06:53:16 AM
Too many to mention: Everything from the silent era to the 1970's, Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna Barbera, & miscellaneous feature films.

If had to pick just ONE, it would be Disney's Pinocchio, a favorite from my formative years, &  my gateway to fantasy/horror/sci-fi.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: charp13 on May 04, 2011, 08:05:56 AM
My picks are identical to Lundy's!  Except my favorite feature film- Snow White- ahhhhhhh!  I love that movie :)
But Rocky and Bullwinkle and Looney Tunes are my never-ending favorite tv shows of all time! In fact, at my present age, I spend 75 percent of my tv watching time,watching animation! I usually only watch movies or cartoons on a normal day. No real tv shows that I follow except Smallville.  I don't know what I would do without my cartoons! I leave them on at night to sleep- I even watch Squidbillies!   See, I really will watch any cartoon out there!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Hepcat on May 04, 2011, 08:50:36 AM
I agree Tex Avery was an insane genius. His Screwy Squirrel cartoons took double-takes to a new level, and his "Red Hot Riding Hood" and other "hot chick" shorts were awesome on multiple levels (apparently the cels of the "chick" kept getting stolen!).


I agree! Tex Avery's Wolf and Red/Girl cartoons were fabulous!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/avery-wolf-girl.gif)

So were those featuring his other star Droopy.

Other favourites of mine include:

Mighty Mouse
Heckle & Jeckle
Deputy Dawg
Casper & Friends
Beany & Cecil
Rocky & Bullwinkle

Animaniacs
Pinky & the Brain
Ren & Stimpy
Cow & Chicken

The "Song of the South" would be my favourite Disney movie.

 8)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: BaronLatos35 on May 04, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
I caught The Looney Lonney Bug Bunny Movie (1979) on TV a couple of weeks ago early Saturday morning. I remembered how much I used to love watching that as a kid.

The cool part was my daughter was checking it out as well.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: robodog on May 04, 2011, 09:29:21 AM
Aside from horror/scifi/fantasy films cartoons are pretty much all I watch.

Scooby Doo
Family Guy
American Dad
Futurama
The Cleveland Show
The Simpsons
King Of The Hill
Spongebob Squarepants
Tuff Puppy
The Fairly Oddparents
The Grim adventures Of Billy and Mandy
Johnny Test

Probably a few more. They're just not coming to me at the moment. My brain isn't working properly at the moment.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Pauspy on May 04, 2011, 11:09:31 AM
To all of the above (though I have to admit I would personally omit Family Guy-brilliant in many ways, but just too "out there" at times for me) I would add George of the Jungle and the HB cartoon "the Impossibles". I want to add The Beatles, but to be honest i think I like it better now than when it was first on. I guess I can appreciate the sing-a-long better now!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Scatter on May 04, 2011, 04:39:07 PM
Oh, this is Scatter's domain!  Though I, like him, love Hannah Barbera.  Riccochet Rabbit, Magilla Gorilla, El Kabong, etc.

You're singin' my tune, pal-o-mine!! Also love the classic Warner, Fleishman's Superman, heck all the oldies.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Flower on May 04, 2011, 07:24:00 PM
The first ones that come to mind are ... some were 'evening' shows .. I cheated ...

Beany & Cecil
Casper & Friends
Chip & Dale
The Flintstones
George of the Jungle
Heckle & Jeckle
The Jetson
Mighty Mouse
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Tom & Jerry
Top Cat

Plus all the Looney Tune cartoons.

Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Bonomo on May 06, 2011, 06:46:20 PM
A personal favorite
Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-RxoBs6UAc#)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: CreepysFan on May 06, 2011, 07:01:39 PM
  Man I haven't seen that one since the early seventies.  Thanks for bringing that gem back into the light Bonomo.   :)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Gasport on May 06, 2011, 07:20:52 PM
Conjures up some great memories of afternoon cartoon shows on TV during the 60's & early 70's. Man, i really miss those classic Warner Bros shorts... Thanks for posting!!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Dr. Madd on May 06, 2011, 07:25:17 PM
Modern cartoon: Phineas and Ferb!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: charp13 on May 06, 2011, 07:34:35 PM
OH YEAH!!  Dr. Madd!  That show is brilliant!  I also have to give propers to Adventure Time and Ben10!  But I ONLY watch them with my gransdon..........riiiiight
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on May 06, 2011, 07:47:53 PM
Dungeons & Dragons
Scooby Doo
Superfriends
Heman
Thundercats
Captain Caveman
Hong Kong Phooey
Quick Draw McGraw
Droopy
Popeye
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Fat Albert
Silverhawks
G.I.Joe
Transformers
MASK
WWF cartoon
Robot Chicken
Aqua Hunger Force
Amazing Spiderman
Thundar the Barbarian
Penguins of Madagascar
Back at the Barnyard
Garfield
Peanuts
Heathclift
Duck Tales
Disney Cartoons
Mortal Kombat
Street Fighter

I'm sure I will remember some more. :D
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Illoman on May 06, 2011, 07:59:05 PM
A personal favorite
Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-RxoBs6UAc#[/url])


Bonomo:  great, great cartoon! Lots of cultural references from that era: WC Fields, Alexander Woolcott, Clark Gable, Bulldog Drummond, etc... Thanks for posting this!!
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: robodog on May 07, 2011, 05:35:44 AM
Phineas and Ferb is probably one of the best cartoons currently running, if not THE best. If I'm flipping channels and it's on I always stop and watch.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Sean on May 07, 2011, 09:11:59 AM
You're singin' my tune, pal-o-mine!! Also love the classic Warner, Fleishman's Superman, heck all the oldies.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: general gruesome on May 07, 2011, 07:32:16 PM
Donald Duck - "Der Fuehrer's Face" (1943) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBNXHeCCdRM#)

This was an anti-Nazi Propaganda film released on January 1st, 1942 and won an Academy Award for Best Animated short film.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Wich2 on September 14, 2013, 11:43:36 AM
Avery really WAS one of the Greats in his field - VERY influential on many modern animators; and he worked well beyond his "classic" days into the TV era.

-Craig
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Hepcat on November 06, 2017, 09:54:46 AM
Truth! I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Tex Avery's work or classic cartoons in general:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DRCZP0CBL._SX356_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

Here's another one:

(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/averybook.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Mike Scott on November 06, 2017, 11:23:19 AM
Truth! I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Tex Avery's work or classic cartoons in general:

Got it, but I always wanted the Joe Adamson book, too. I have all of Tex's (not Texas) MGM cartoons on a French DVD set.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Sean on November 06, 2017, 11:24:10 AM
Avery really WAS one of the Greats in his field - VERY influential on many modern animators; and he worked well beyond his "classic" days into the TV era.

-Craig


(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/733/477/cfd.gif)

Hooray!!  What he said...
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: BRICK on November 06, 2017, 08:32:18 PM
I hate to use the word "cartoon", but the 1953 animated short, The Tell-Tale Heart, released by UFA and narrated by James Mason is outstanding. In my opinion, it redefines what you can do with animation.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Mike Scott on November 06, 2017, 09:36:35 PM
The Tell-Tale Heart, released by UFA . . . redefines what you can do with animation.

You mean "UPA". Home of "Mr. Magoo" and "Gerald McBoing-Boing.
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: BRICK on November 07, 2017, 06:51:26 AM
You mean "UPA". Home of "Mr. Magoo" and "Gerald McBoing-Boing.

That's the one. They were also Godzilla's distribution arm in America, for a while. However, this short was done in completely different style than the characters above (see below). By the way, this is the film that was advertised in the back of FM for a number of years.

https://youtu.be/bCEdRES08Y4
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2018, 05:27:37 PM
Here anyway are my top ten in rough order:

1. Uncle Remus' Brer Rabbit

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FourColor693.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BrerRabbit.jpg)

2. Fox and the Crow

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FoxCrow54.jpg)

3. Rocky and Bullwinkle

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-06-201174516PM.jpg)

4. MGM's Droopy, the Wolf and the Girl(Red)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-12-2012100222PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/9e45a047-e815-4db7-ad23-a5ac5fd0691c_zps8m7ayrqc.png) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Droopy20Wolf_zps6tfa7vsb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Droopy%20%20Girl_zps3bohrzzl.jpg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Droopy%206_zps2albqqot.gif)

5. Deputy Dawg

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105418PM.jpg)

6. Herman and Katnip

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-06-201174528PM.jpg)

7. Goofy

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-06-201185631PM.jpg)

8. Heckle and Jeckle

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201244912PM.jpg)

9. Felix the Cat

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293711PM.jpg)

10. Beany and Cecil

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-06-201174525PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Hepcat on September 17, 2020, 11:59:32 AM
The first ones that come to mind are ... some were 'evening' shows .. I cheated ...

Beany & Cecil
Casper & Friends
Chip & Dale
The Flintstones
George of the Jungle
Heckle & Jeckle
The Jetson
Mighty Mouse
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Tom & Jerry
Top Cat

Plus all the Looney Tune cartoons.

Good list!

 :)
Title: Re: Cartoons
Post by: Haunted hearse on September 20, 2020, 04:39:38 PM
I hate to use the word "cartoon", but the 1953 animated short, The Tell-Tale Heart, released by UFA and narrated by James Mason is outstanding. In my opinion, it redefines what you can do with animation.
I was so happy it was included on the Hellboy DMV. It is one of the finest horror films ever made.