April 27th, 2013
The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Saga
Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner have been defying the laws of physics for decades. The animation pioneer and Warner Brothers mainstay Chuck Jones introduced the pair in a 1948 Looney Tunes short. Since then, the Coyote and the Road Runner have appeared on television, in video games and in amusement park rides.
The cartoons starring the Coyote and the Road Runner are simple in construction. In each installment, the Coyote attempts to catch the Road Runner so he can eat Read the rest of this entry »
April 26th, 2013
Prime Time Television Cartoons Are Still Popular Choices
Prime time television cartoons have never been more popular than they are today. In the 1960′s, Hanna-Barbera Productions more or less invented the genre with “The Flintstones,” a kind of animated version of “The Honeymooners” set in a prehistoric town. Today, prime time animated offerings abound, from the raunchy satire of Comedy Central’s “South Park” to child-friendly fare like “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
What has triggered this animated TV renaissance? The audience for these shows includes many young adults. These viewers find nostalgic links to their childhoods Read the rest of this entry »
April 23rd, 2013
The Disney Channel cartoon Phineas and Ferb has gained many followers. The most interesting part is that it’s not just children watching this. Many teenagers and adults are avid fans of the show. This leads to heated Internet debates about every aspect of the show, not least of which is the pressing question: Phineas or Ferb?
The two stepbrothers could not be more different. Phineas is confident, gregarious, and the one who generally heads up all the grandiose schemes the two boys plan. He is also the Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2013
Some of the most beloved cartoon characters to come along in a while have been Spongebob Squarepants and his underwater friends. Introduced in 1997, the show has grown into one of the most popular on basic cable with its multiple daily showings hitting high on ratings lists.
To start, thereâ€™s Patrick Star. Despite his obvious lack of common sense and one of the shortest attention spans in the history of history, Patrick has bizarre bursts of genius and is a loyal friend. Mr. Krabs is Read the rest of this entry »
April 18th, 2013
Everyone knows Bugs Bunny and his signature phrase â€œEhâ€¦Whatâ€™s up, doc?â€. Who, when someone says the words â€œYou’re despicable!â€ doesnâ€™t envision Daffy Duck? The golden era of Looney Tunes ended in 1964, and yet these classic bits of animation never seem to get old.
Each generation grows up watching â€œDuck Season/Wabbit Season” and the endless chases of the Coyote and the Road Runner. The Looney Tunes classic cartoons have never been condemned as old fashioned. They are just as funny now as they were 50 years ago.
This lasting genius is Read the rest of this entry »
January 22nd, 2013
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