Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

I have watched the new Star Wars cartoon three times now. Why three? It is fantastic. It’s Disney’s first real Star Wars project since acquiring Lucasfilm; if this project is any indication, I have serious hope for Star Wars Rebels and fair to middling hope for Episode VII (because Abrams).  Read More Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

Everything I Learned (About School), I Learned From ’90s Cartoons: “Recess”

Much like Animaniacs taught me about authority and control in the classroom, Recess prepared me for some of the social sorting and clique forming that happened directly outside of the classroom. Read More Everything I Learned (About School), I Learned From ’90s Cartoons: “Recess”

Open Thread: Monday Night Flashback

Saturday mornings. Are you old enough to remember Saturday morning cartoons on all of the major networks? I am. Saturdays were my favorite morning of the week, because there were cartoons on from the time I woke up until lunch. We didn’t get a VCR or cable until I was in junior high, so all of my elementary years were spent flipping channels and memorizing tv schedules. Read More Open Thread: Monday Night Flashback

Tuesday Toon Trivia

Last week I was all about the sweetness, this week I’m feeling animated.  I love cartoons, always have, always will.  Tonight’s selection is a mix of cartoony questions, both old and new.

1.  On Futurama, who is Bender named after?

2.  There is only one actor who has provided voices for every single Scooby-Doo cartoon or movie ever made.  Who is he?

3.  On what sketch comedy show did the Simpsons make their first appearance?

4.  Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, also created what other character who is quite popular with the pre-school crowd?

5.  Who is this little guy and what is his alter ego?

6.  Speaking of alter egos, who were He-Man and She-Ra when they were not in super-form?

7.  Which Bugs Bunny cartoon won an Oscar?

8.  Which animator, who helped create Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy Dog, Chilly Willy and Screwy Squirrel, was responsible for creating Red Hot Riding Hood and Swing Shift Cinderella (as well as the smokin’ hot Symphony of Slang)?

9.  Jack Riley, who provideed the voice for Stu Pickles on Rugrats, had a recurring on-screen role in what popular sitcom in the 1970s?

10.  What cartoon is this still from, and why is it significant?

*Bonus – What is this classy fellow’s full name?


Netflix Instant: Cartoons of the 90s

I will be perfectly honest: I love Netflix Instant. Objectively, the Instant Queue is the entity I’ve spent the most time with in the last year or so. I love it, and for the most part I think it loves me back. Once, in the midst of my Worst Day Ever, I discovered that there were suddenly five new seasons of Say Yes to the Dress available to watch instantly. Read More Netflix Instant: Cartoons of the 90s