Peanut and Robot

blackcatula:

WHOA, get a load of this! It’s an animation test from Genndy Tartakovsky’s upcoming 2016 Popeye movie! This looks like SO MUCH FUN! :D

As Genndy points out, it’s NOT A TRAILER, and it’s NOT A CLIP, but an animation test to get a feel for what kind of movie it will look like!

I am now antiskipatin’ this movie more than ever.

gamepreservation:

From the Out of My Fever Dreams Department comes a recently-unearthed copy of Chubby Checker — yes, the guy who sang The Twist — singing a song about Dig Dug.

This cassette tape was recently unearthed by Matt Osborne, son of former Atari vice president Don Osborne, who unfortunately passed away in 1983. The song itself was technically used in a commercial, but without Checker. Why this recording exists — and why his vocals weren’t used in the final product — are unfortunately lost to history.

Recalls Matt:

My father, Don Osborne, was Vice President of ATARI at the time and he brought this home one day for us to listen to. I’m not sure how I actually ended up with it, but he may have lent it to me and I just never gave it back or he never asked for it to be returned. The only info that I have about it was that ATARI had envisioned a somewhat ‘50’s styled take on the song, inspired, in part, by Chubby Checker’s hit “The Twist.” At the time that I’d heard the song and had got possession of the tape, it was fully intended that Chubby’s song would be used in the final commercial. It’s been over 30 years, that and I was about 13 at the time, so details are fuzzy, but I remember my father being extra excited that Chubby was involved in the project and had great things to say about having met him. After that, I don’t recall why his sone was eventually dropped in leu of the one in the final cut of the commercial. The only thing that makes sense is that Chubby might have appealed to a much older audience and not the one that the commercial was targeted towards, so they eventually choose a younger representation for the band singing the song. Still, try going online and digging up any history, or even a mention of Chubby’s involvement, and you will find very little. I’d love to know more myself, so please share if you find anything out. 

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:


One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

This well-written disclaimer has appeared on all of the collections of classic cartoons Warner Bros. has released since 2006 (inspired by an introduction that appeared on the third Looney Tunes and second Tom and Jerry DVDs which was given by Whoopi Goldberg). Oddly enough, despite this disclaimer, they apparently feel that some offensive cartoons are more offensive than others: after a controversy regarding dropping two Tom and Jerry cartoons with blackface stereotypes from their planned Blu-Ray releases of the Tom and Jerry cartoons in chronological order despite releasing others with similar stereotypes, WB ended up canning the planned Blu-Ray and hasn’t released any “collectors” Blu-Rays of classic cartoons since.

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

This well-written disclaimer has appeared on all of the collections of classic cartoons Warner Bros. has released since 2006 (inspired by an introduction that appeared on the third Looney Tunes and second Tom and Jerry DVDs which was given by Whoopi Goldberg). Oddly enough, despite this disclaimer, they apparently feel that some offensive cartoons are more offensive than others: after a controversy regarding dropping two Tom and Jerry cartoons with blackface stereotypes from their planned Blu-Ray releases of the Tom and Jerry cartoons in chronological order despite releasing others with similar stereotypes, WB ended up canning the planned Blu-Ray and hasn’t released any “collectors” Blu-Rays of classic cartoons since.

sesamestreet:

Question: Do you think kids today would realize that the brown thing in the background is a radio?
Answer: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

Martians React To: A Radio

sesamestreet:

Question: Do you think kids today would realize that the brown thing in the background is a radio?

Answer: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

Martians React To: A Radio

curtdogg:

Charles Martinet just joined Vine, and it’s already the best thing.

With all the sadness going on in the world, it’s nice to see something that makes you smile. Charles Martinet, voice of most of the Nintendo characters, has just started posting videos on Vine and Instagram, and they are gloriously avant-guarde. Besides this encounter with a juggler, Mario and Luigi have also today debated the pronunciation of the word “banana” and discussed street art and why it reminds them of spaghetti. Also, Wario farting. Because that’s what he does.

Charles Martinet never played a video game in his life and got the job voicing Mario after ad-libbing a routine in which he made a pizza pie. This, combined with the infamous Mario Teaches Typing cutscenes makes me think Martinet is like this all the time when he voice acts. Which is why he is awesome.

gravi-teamfalls:

Hey Tumblr! I’m Alex Hirsch, creator of the animated TV series Gravity Falls. For ages now I have lurked in anonymity, hiding in the shadows of the internet, watching as you’ve GIF’ed my jokes and shipped my characters and done unspeakable things to my dear Pines Twins. You…you’ve got some issues Tumblr. We’re all worried about you.
Pressing on! I have decided to finally emerge from beyond the fourth wall to share with you that I myself have a shameful secret.  That secret is that despite my success as a cartoon show creator, I can barely hold a pencil. My understanding of the word “anatomy” just means adding abs to everything. I once mistook a kneaded eraser for a piece of gum and chewed on it until someone told me to stop. The point is, without a team of incredible layout artists, background painters, character designers, prop designers, storyboard artists and colorists, Gravity Falls would look like this:

Thats why I’ve created Gravi-Team falls, a place where we will be uploading artwork, cut scenes, and other strange goodies from the amazing crew that brings this show to life. I’m inspired every day by these amazing geniuses, and now I want to pass that inspiration on to you. If you like Gravity Falls, amazing art, and procrastinating, than this is the Tumblr you’ve been Tumbling for! Ladies and Gentlemen…GRAVI-TEAM FALLS! 
 All opinions, rants, swears and typos do not represent the opinions of the Disney Company or any of the individual Jonas Brothers.

Welcome to Tumblr, Gravity Falls Production Staff! Somehow we didn’t scar you for life (or if we did, you do a great job of hiding it!)

gravi-teamfalls:

Hey Tumblr! I’m Alex Hirsch, creator of the animated TV series Gravity Falls. For ages now I have lurked in anonymity, hiding in the shadows of the internet, watching as you’ve GIF’ed my jokes and shipped my characters and done unspeakable things to my dear Pines Twins. You…you’ve got some issues Tumblr. We’re all worried about you.

Pressing on! I have decided to finally emerge from beyond the fourth wall to share with you that I myself have a shameful secret.  That secret is that despite my success as a cartoon show creator, I can barely hold a pencil. My understanding of the word “anatomy” just means adding abs to everything. I once mistook a kneaded eraser for a piece of gum and chewed on it until someone told me to stop. The point is, without a team of incredible layout artists, background painters, character designers, prop designers, storyboard artists and colorists, Gravity Falls would look like this:

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Thats why I’ve created Gravi-Team falls, a place where we will be uploading artwork, cut scenes, and other strange goodies from the amazing crew that brings this show to life. I’m inspired every day by these amazing geniuses, and now I want to pass that inspiration on to you. If you like Gravity Falls, amazing art, and procrastinating, than this is the Tumblr you’ve been Tumbling for! Ladies and Gentlemen…GRAVI-TEAM FALLS! 

All opinions, rants, swears and typos do not represent the opinions of the Disney Company or any of the individual Jonas Brothers.

Welcome to Tumblr, Gravity Falls Production Staff! Somehow we didn’t scar you for life (or if we did, you do a great job of hiding it!)

Not only have I joined the “Preliminary Star vs. the Forces of Evil Anticipation” hype train, I’ve also joined the “Preliminary Star vs. the Forces of Evil Anticipatory Fan Art” hype train. (Creator Daron Nefcy confirmed the release date on Twitter.)

Not only have I joined the “Preliminary Star vs. the Forces of Evil Anticipation” hype train, I’ve also joined the “Preliminary Star vs. the Forces of Evil Anticipatory Fan Art” hype train. (Creator Daron Nefcy confirmed the release date on Twitter.)

dacobbler:

Thanks to ’Squirrel On A Wire’ for the video and ‘Rad Star’ for the post on Tumblr

Basically just the Star vs. The Forces of Evil clip itself (not one small segment from the hour long Gravity Falls panel)

Preliminary opening sequence for Star vs. the Forces of Evil as screened at Disney Television Animation’s three SDCC panels (this footage comes from Matt Chapman’s semi-official video of the Gravity Falls panel). Theme song by Brad Breeck.

blackcatula:

kasukasukasumisty:

*goes into the Star tag*

"IT’S SO OBVIOUSLY A RIPOFF OF ADVENTURE TIME AND STEVEN UNIVERSE"

*leaves the Star tag*

*takes a sip*

are you fucking shitting me

are we going to have this problem every fucking time a new cartoon comes out

this doesn’t even look like AT or SU, like even remotely at all

As The Simpsons taught us, animation is based on plagiarism, and nothing is technically original since nothing exists in a vacuum and everything is at least somewhat inspired by something else either intentionally or not. But “X is a ripoff of Y” is bandied about far too much these days. We’ve literally only seen less than a minute of footage of Star vs. the Forces of Evil and already we’re making sweeping generalizations. Technically, yes, you can compare Star to Steven Universe in the sense of “both are created by a woman” and to Adventure Time as “both are created by CalArts graduates” and to both series as “all three are animated”. But if you try to go deeper than factual generalizations at this point, it makes no sense.

thoughtnami:

kateordie:

Me: I casually like thing

Tumblr: HERE’S WHY YOU ARE THE WORST PERSON ALIVE FOR SUPPORTING THING

Me: Oh shit no I didn’t actually care

Yeah, pretty much one of the reasons I feel like I don’t belong in the so-called “Tumblr community.”