A fantastic short in front of a fantastic movie. And to add to the celebration of girl power that seems to be both Frozen itself and its created team, the first Disney short to be solely directed by a woman (as well as Walt Disney’s first on-screen credit for voicing Mickey Mouse).
The [smallest residual check] that’s coming to mind was something along the order of $1.76. It was for an episode of the great television show “Phineas and Ferb.” I did a voice on that show. They paid me, and obviously are paying me residuals. But the reality is that if they only paid me $1.76, I would have done it.
The thing about that show is that it’s both pioneering and reflective of the culture. It is telling kids that it is OK to be smart. There have always been nerds in popular culture, and sometimes they’re treated affectionately. But more often in the 1980s and 90s when I was growing up, they were the butts of jokes. … But what’s revolutionary, I think, about “Phineas and Ferb” is that they’re neither the butts of jokes nor are they treated affectionately like exotic creatures. They’re normal. Just as the blended family in that is treated absolutely as normal.
I love it when stock tropes are swept away from culture, and you see something that is casually reflective of the truth. … It’s just one of those things like Mr. Rogers. They get it right, and it’s good for the culture.
John Hodgman, comedian, in an interview with Peter Hartlaub for the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Hodgman has previously put Ferb in the company of not only Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood, but also Schoolhouse Rock!, which is both pretty high standards to compete to and darn good company.
Mickey Mouse in “Potatoland” (New Mickey TV Shorts) Written, Storyboarded, and Directed by Aaron Springer
In honor of Mickey’s 85th birthday, a double-length Mickey cartoon (in this case, “double-length” is 7 minutes, the length of a traditional animated short). Lots of Disneyland jokes (and lots of potatoes).
Introducing THE HUNGRY GAMES: CATCHING FUR. May the cookies be ever in your flavor.
"Boy, being strong heroine of entire franchise hard work."
"Cookie’s Crumby Pictures", a new segment introduced this year featuring Cookie Monster teaching various lessons taught by Cookie Monster in the guise of film parodies, is a great example of what Sesame Street does best - using humor and parodies to garner the attention of parents, who they hope will watch alongside their children and discuss what’s being taught while laughing along. “The Biscotti Kid" and "Les Mousserables" (which Sesame unfortunately hasn’t posted an official video of yet) are probably the funniest, but this play on a certain upcoming movie is pretty amusing as well.
Mickey Mouse is 85 today (how does he stay so young?), and his present to us is a preview of the first minute of Get a Horse!, the new cartoon that premieres in front of Frozen. Yes, I said new cartoon - it intentionally looks like an old-timey cartoon, and I think they captured that style perfectly. I imagine audiences who don’t know about the cartoon’s twist will be surprised. You didn’t know there was a twist? Well, I’m not going to tell you what it is - you’ll have to wait and see (or look it up, if you’re that sort of person).
How to Tell a Short Story; presented by the Channel Frederator Network
A nice little live chat (previously recorded, of course) with Kent Osborne (Adventure Time) and Aliki Grafft (Phineas and Ferb) discussing coming up with story ideas and characters, what it’s like being a storyboard artist/writer, and some general silliness. Worth checking out if you have the time.
this is obviously a message from cartoon network..
so true so sad
I’m so tired of this fucking bullshit.
The below ad only uses the CURRENT lineup of ACTIVE shows, and only core characters at that. The above ad has syndicated fucking characters and shows going all the way back to the 60s. Fucking Scooby Doo is in there.
MOST of these are characters DO NOT BELONG TO CARTOON NETWORK. If you took out all of that, you’d have Courage, Jack, Grim, Bravo, PPG, and the Eddies. THAT’S ALL. SIX SHOWS. And that is VERY BRIEF, because all of these shows were only airing at the same time for about two years. The AVERAGE number of successful shows on CN at any given time is three or four. And hey look! There’s THREE great shows represented in the bottom ad!
Now shut the fuck up. Please for the love of god.
(The top image is taken from “The Eyes Have It”, animated by Primal Screen for use as a Cartoon Network logo in front of The Powerpuff Girls Movie. I am unsure of the origin of the bottom image.)
With only the final word of the title visible, it’s hard to tell whether or not it is “Doof 101”, but it’s clear that the word “Show” is being used as a modifier for the production code after it, not the title before it. I figured “631D” is an internal production code that represents Phineas and Ferb itself, and Googling that number combined with the word “Ferb” seems to confirm it, as one of the hits was a storyboard for the episode “Gi-Ants” which, based on the address, was uploaded by storyboard artist Mike Milo. The title page is as follows:
The production number “361D-342” appears to represent that this is the 42nd show for the third season of production 361D (which is Phineas and Ferb) - apparently, the internal production numbers represent individual shorts rather than combinations, which I guess makes sense. The wording of the phrase “[unknown] 101 Show #361D-436,” with the comma at the end of the phrase, seems to represent the title and production code of the particular episode being recorded - presumably the words “Phineas and Ferb” precede it. Therefore, the phrase is not read as “[unknown] 101 Show [pause] number 361D-436”, but rather “[unknown] 101 [pause] show number 361D-436”, as in the 36th episode of the fourth season of production 361D. It’s possible that the episode in question is “Doof 101” and said episode is meant as a pilot for a potential spinoff, but it’s impossible to tell from an image of a doodle on the side of a cut-off call sheet for a voice-over session.
This has been the first installment of a hopefully limited series, “Let’s Overanalyze a Drawing a Cartoonist Posted on Twitter!” Join us for the next irregular installment - which, given how obsessively people on the Internet inspect things for clues, could be sooner than you think.