Monday, March 31, 2008

The story of Elmo Aardvark, the lost classic cartoon character

Here's a very special post: A three-part article originally published in the great animation magazine Wild Cartoon Kingdom (from Film Threat) in 1993 and 1994 that the chronicles the nearly-forgotten tale of one of animation's earliest star characters: Elmo Aardvark.














Check out Elmo at Snappy Toons.

Nicktoons trivia and poster with all characters

Man, November 2007 was a great time to be a Nicktoons fan. With the video game "Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots" having playable characters from many Nicktoons (including Rocko, Stimpy, G.I.R. and Jenny/XJ9), the book "Not just Cartoons: Nicktoons" (written by my favorite animation historian, Jerry Beck), and Non-Stop Nicktoons Weekend showing the first episode of all Nicktoon series, it was pretty cool, IMHO. From an issue of Nick Mag,here's some trivia about Nicktoons and a poster with characters from ALL the Nicktoon shows (a guide to who's who).







C.H. Greenblatt's life in cartoons

Here's an animated look aty the life of C.H. Greenblatt, creator of "Chowder", writer on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and creator of Fred Fredburger on "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy"