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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 at 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"

Saturday, March 29, 2008

1984 Film Comment article on "Gremlins" and director Joe Dante

Here's an article from Film Comment Vol. 20 No. 3 (May-June 1984) about Joe Dante (who as readers of this blog may have guessed, is one of my favorite film directors), who discusses "Piranha", "The Howling", "Twilight Zone: The Movie" and the then-recent "Gremlins".

Tiny Toon Adventures theme song piano sheet music

In honor of Tiny Toon Adventures' long-awaited DVD release, here's the sheet music to the show's theme song, so you can play it on your piano.

Monday, March 24, 2008

early Terminator article

Here's an article on "The Terminator" from 1984. It's probably one of the earliest bits of major publicity that the Terminator series, James Cameron, and Arnold Schwarzenegger ever got.

Star Trek: The Next Generation first look

Here's the first look at the actors of Star Trek: The Next Generation, taken from a 1987 issue of Starlog. It's fun to look back at a time when these actors and actresses were, for the most part, unknowns.

Spider-Man's wedding

Apparently, Marvel celebrated the marriage of Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) and Mary Jane Watson in style back in 1987.

Snow White's 50th anniversary

Here's an article that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's first feature film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

Censorship of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Here's an article on deleted scenes from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"