I am trying to locate a rather obscure animated kids cartoon from the 80s. I'm not sure if it was a series; it might have been a movie or limited episode run. This is what I remember: [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon
on Jan 25, 2014 -
I have a vague recollection of a very old, black and white cartoon about a huge cat that goes to a junk yard and searches for a mouse who lives in a house (I think). The cat kind of looks like Felix (or so I remember). There is a lot of gold in the episode (for reasons I can't seem to explain).
The second cartoon is also old (probably 70s animation) and is about a boy who has these surreal adventures. I remember him riding his little car all over the place and in one scene, he is walking on a tight rope. There is also an umbrella scene. And I think it rains at one point. I believe the cartoon was British, but I'm not sure.
posted by omar.a
on Jan 8, 2014 -
I've been trying to find one of my favourite cartoons, but with no luck so far.
I'm pretty sure it's by Quino.
It depicts a child watching TV and the child's mother coming in through the living room door.
The child's head is made up of horizontal lines (presumably from watching too much TV), and the draft coming in from the door makes the lines (i.e., the top of the child's head) disconnect from each other and fly out.
Help me find a link.
posted by jlverissimo
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I have this poster of Captain Planet that I want to frame to put in my office and I am thinking of "autographing" it. However, I do not seem to find any evidence of Captain Planet being able to either read or write, despite having a great spoken vocabulary. This could be because the earth does not have its own written language or alphabet. I am thinking the best thing to do is punch a hole in the poster and then hang it. Do you have any better ideas?
posted by parmanparman
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I would like to create an RSS feed from a Peanuts cartoon web page, specifically http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts
My RSS reader can't find a feed there. Is there a way to get one anyway or "construct" one?
posted by feelinggood
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I recently ran across a cartoon, late at night. It showed a pony or donkey with some sort of problem, and was sort of my-little-pony-ish, but the last frame of the cartoon was a giant sandworm from Dune coming out of the ground and eating the pony, and the ritual saying of the Dune Fremen, "Shai-hulud, may His passing cleanse the world." It was literally the best thing ever, especially since I am rereading Dune. Can anyone find it for me?
posted by mecran01
on Sep 23, 2013 -
I need to find a piece of software with similar functionality to Powtoon
but which I can download free / reasonable price. Having trouble with Powtoon saves has meant I have lost some work, and I need to make a humorous 4 minute (silent) animated cartoon with text for Monday staff training. Cute/funny characters, easy interface that I can learn quickly. Have Macbook Pro 13" and iPad - will want to export a video I can play on a PC. Can you help?
posted by Hugobaron
on Aug 29, 2013 -
I have a dim childhood memory of an animated episode about an anthropomorphic firework, possibly a reluctant one. Did this exist or was it some weird dream? [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets
on Jul 8, 2013 -
Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes
on Jun 20, 2013 -
This drawing or graphic appeared in the print section of either the Washington Post
or the New York Times
on Saturday or Sunday, May 11-12 (my house gets both papers on Sundays and inevitably mixes them up). All sections were put out for the recycle bin Monday before I could clip the article. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on May 14, 2013 -
I've looked high and low for a political cartoon that shows a boy asking his father "What is science?" The father replies "I don't know, son, we are Republicans." Can anybody steer me to a link to that cartoon? Thanks.
posted by wsg
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I'm asking this for a friend in neuroeconomics. She says:
A man is looking outside a window at the 13th floor and see another man is falling. The former asks the latter "How are you doing". The latter answers: "Fine so far".
Can you help her find this comic? If not the exact comic, could you suggest any other comics that "illustrate people's ignorance to the incoming risk or uncertainty?"
posted by tickingclock
on Feb 20, 2013 -
I'm learning Russian right now. I wonder if there's a website that has the whole script for the 1971 Soviet cartoon, Cheburashka. I've been using Yandex and Google and I didn't get any result for the past few days. Thank you.
posted by sanskrtam
on Feb 12, 2013 -
animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Nov 27, 2012 -
A cartoon about academia from the 1990s (or even before). Is it online, offline, anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 9, 2012 -
In an old cartoon clip, a rider who was perhaps but not definitely yosemite sam goes to jump on his horse again, to ride off. The horse takes exception to this and nays: "Whoooahoahoah no ya don't!" and if I remember correctly, proceeds to stand up, reach around, and yank the rider off his back. What cartoon is this? Super Friday bonus points for a YouTube link.
posted by cashman
on Sep 7, 2012 -
I'd really love a detailed explanation of the terms and humor in this math / science related XKCD cartoon. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong
on Apr 25, 2012 -
help my friend recall the name of an animated movie, made no later than the late '80s, which had in it a mouse with wheels instead of hind legs. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt
on Apr 23, 2012 -
I'm trying to find the name of an old Looney Tunes cartoon featuring a crooning rooster giving advice on how to have baby boys. [more inside]
posted by suimin
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Trying to find out name of a 90s cartoon about a kid who in his daydreams would timetravel to south american civilizations [more inside]
posted by anateus
on Feb 4, 2012 -
When I was a kid, I remember watching a cartoon that I only remember a few details about. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob
on Jan 22, 2012 -
I remember watching a short cartoon (which was probably an interstitial cartoon between shows). I want to say it appeared on the Showtime network.
It had a red 'squiggle'.. basically an upside down 'V' as legs as the protagonist.
I believe part of it was in a castle.
It's been ~30 years since I've seen this (and I was a little tyke at the time) but I remember enjoying it greatly.
I don't remember the plot, but I get the general impression that it was not of US origin... And if I had to guess, I'd say European/French was probably it's provenance. (Although I can't say for certain whether that's just me misremembering bits of it)
posted by dvf1976
on Jan 19, 2012 -
My Google-fu is failing me. Back in probably the early 90's, there was a Spike & Mike's Animation Festival. One of the animated shorts was this one cartoon about the adventures of a kid with a bunch of clowns, except the clowns all had machine guns. They invade a castle or something and ride up in an elevator, and this quintessential elevator music song plays (for those of you that watch the tv show Castle, that same song (I think) was in the last episode when they were in an elevator, which triggered this memory). Anyway, what was the name of that cartoon?
posted by edjusted
on Oct 19, 2011 -
I distinctly remember seeing an episode of My Little Pony (original series, around 15 years ago) that involved the ponies using some sort of walk/ride through (via conveyer belt) machine to clean themselves or make themselves up pretty - somewhat like a car wash. Did such an episode really exist? I'll be stumped if it didn't, it's so clear in my mind. [more inside]
posted by mondotwistedmojo
on Oct 18, 2011 -
I am trying to track down a cartoon short that played in movie theaters (or possibly just a movie theater in eastern Massachusetts) in the late 80's / early 90's. My memory is very vague, but it seems like it was a Simpsons clone (including a boy with spiked hair), and possibly a rude dog, but I'm not sure if it actually premiered pre-Simpsons. In my memory the boy was voiced by Joshua Miller, but he's not credited for anything like that. Regardless, he had that same kind of sinister/leering voice. [more inside]
posted by one_bean
on Oct 11, 2011 -
Watch this video
of Laura Glaess's Charleston routine from NEGJ 2010 and check out the hip pop to the side she does at 0:19
. The way she does it reminds me of an older cartoon clip, but which one? [more inside]
posted by cardioid
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Where can I find an audio file of (Ren and Stimpy?) singing "I've been working in the nose hole, pfft phbbt phbbt pfft pfft"? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Aug 11, 2011 -
A ridiculous question: I went to Haverford College (outside of Philly), and a pizza place nearby in Villanova (Connestoga? Campus Corner? I don't know) had an awful cartoon poster of zany college life, and for some reason I've always wanted to get a closer look. The only thing I remember is some hapless partier sitting on the toilet the next morning with the phrase "beer stinkies" hovering above him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 12, 2011 -
I am trying to recall two awesome animated shorts. Both may have been shown during an animation festival circa mid-90s in San Francisco (possibly Spike & Mike). Details post-jump. [more inside]
posted by duckus
on Jul 10, 2011 -
The other day, on some link aggregator site (reddit?), I saw an image of Mr. Moneybags from the monopoly board game holding Democratic and Republican hand-puppets. I'm interested in finding that image again, and any prior art.
posted by elektrotechnicus
on Jun 14, 2011 -
Saturday morning movie type cartoon, (I don't believe it was a series)...late 80's or early 90's...kids play in backyard (specific memory of them playing on a swing set) and they venture into some caves. The caves were mostly red. Here's the key: One of the girls had a pet snake that she kept hidden in her shirt..I think it was named slimey.
Any ideas? I remember a weird feeling I would get when watching this "movie"....like it was almost scary, but then I knew there was nothing to be afraid of.....
posted by AltReality
on May 27, 2011 -
My dad is looking for the name of a cartoon and all he can remember is that a wolf or coyote is a schoolteacher. It may only be an episode of a series. The time frame for this would be US television up to and including the sixties.
I don't think it's the Roadrunner series, but I'm not sure.
posted by tatma
on May 25, 2011 -
I'm trying to remember the name of the animated cartoon (or the dog in the cartoon) that said "Yes, dear, right away, dear." In my memory, it looked kind of like the Pepe Le Pew animations. [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt
on Apr 23, 2011 -
Does anyone remember evil care bears with a care bear glare? As I recall it, they were shadows in disguise.
posted by leotrotsky
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Help me find an electronic version of this New Yorker cartoon. It was published within the past couple of years and is an illustration of a teacher receiving an apple from one of her students; she says something like, "Billy, I don't want an apple. I want money." Thank you!
posted by hapax_legomenon
on Feb 17, 2011 -
[80s French-speaking cartoon filter] A series/episode where a young boy trying to reunite with his party is stranded alone on a hostile planet at the end of a show. What was it? [more inside]
posted by knz
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I vaguely remember an editorial cartoon or maybe a Doonesbury Sunday strip or maybe even a political ad that used a childlike crayon drawing of a missile hitting a magical bubble-like shield to illustrate the ridiculousness of Ronald Reagan's dream of the "Star Wars" Strategic Defense Initiative. It might have been a short animated film. But I cannot find this 1980s-era image online; can you?
posted by chavenet
on Nov 22, 2010 -