Non-Simpsons Animated Shorts
October 11, 2011 9:38 PM   Subscribe

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.

I don't think I'm just thinking of the early Simpsons shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show.
posted by one_bean to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite's_Festival_of_Animation

were you possibly at a spike and mike festival in summerville ma?
posted by darkpony at 9:55 PM on October 11, 2011

Best answer: Maybe Family Dog?
posted by General Tonic at 8:20 AM on October 12, 2011

Best answer: I was also thinking Family Dog. It first was a short on the series Amazing Stories, then developed into a series later. If you saw it in a theater, it was probably shown with The Land Before Time (1988).
posted by mikepop at 8:27 AM on October 12, 2011

Response by poster: Awesome, thanks. It was definitely Family Dog and Land Before Time makes sense. Now to go test my memory against reality...
posted by one_bean at 9:48 AM on October 12, 2011

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