Post an obscure cartoon (theatrical or TV)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by PaulKTF, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Okay, I thought this would be fun. Post a clip or episode from a rare or obscure cartoon (either a theatrical animated short or a TV series episode or something along those lines) along with some information about it.

    "Little Shop" was a 1991 animated series very loosely based on the 1986 musical film (which was based on the 1982 musical which was based on the 1960 black comedy film- got all that? PHEW!).



    Anyway, it was unfunny, terrible, and forgettable. It ran for one season of 13 episodes for two months in 1991 on Fox's Fox Kids block and I don't think it's been seen anywhere since.

    It isn't available on VHS, DVD, or download anywhere and has never been re-aired on TV anywhere because... well, it sucks. :)
     
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  2. JozefK

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    Thr firs Soviet animated cartoon, directed by none other than legendary film theorist Dziga Vertov. The "happy ending" must be seen to be believed. Rather oddly for Cummunist agitprop, tacked on is a brief commercial for the production company, complete with contact phone number.

     
  3. JozefK

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    The Looney Tunes gang reimagined as '70s druggies. The director claims to have shown it to both Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. Avery loved it, Jones hated it.

     
  4. JozefK

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    Paul Terry Studios released this sound cartoon a month before Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, which got all the attention

     
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  5. JozefK

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    The Paris Vacation segment from The Four Poster (1952)

     
  6. JozefK

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    Unreleased Howdy Doody cartoon directed by Gene Deitch. Intended as the first in a series, Buffalo Bob Smith hated the modernistic animation and killed the project, even attempting to destroy all prints. One copy managed to escape destruction and turned up around 2005.

     
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  7. PaulKTF

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  8. MikaelaArsenault

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    Can it be something like The Brady Kids?
     
  9. sparkydog

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    This is the stuff of nightmares. Not much pixie dust in this one.

     
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  10. Obtuse1

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    Maybe not obscure if you are Canadian...



    A 1966 National Film Board of Canada short.
     
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  11. Laineycrusoe

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    If you want some obscure cartoon shlock, here's an episode of The Fruitties:

    This was a Spanish cartoon that was produced by D'Ocon Films (probably best known for coproducing the Pocket Dragon Adventures series in the late 90s) and aired sometime in the late 80s-early 90s (Wikipedia says it originally aired from 1987 to 1989 while IMDB says it aired from 1990 to 1993). This might be one of the worst, most embarrassing cartoons I've ever seen, but if you like having a laugh at crap shows, you'll probably get a laugh out of this too - it's quite fascinating how awkwardly bad this show is in pretty much every aspect, and it's also obvious just from watching it that nobody who worked on the show gave a damn (for example, I recognise three of the voice actors here, and needless to say they did much better performances in other shows so it's obvious they knew they were working on something rubbish and just wanted it over and done with as soon as possible).
     
  12. Rocker

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    The Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel
     
  13. Rhapsody In Red

    Rhapsody In Red Formerly Wrapped in Plastic

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    ...seriously though, this movie was sick and has a great soundtrack.

     
  14. JozefK

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    A crossover between Bunny Tonic (a Warner Bros. cartoon TV block on the station France 3) and the French soap opera Plus Belle la Vie (2012)

     
  15. halfjapanese

    halfjapanese Gifs moider!

    Probably my penultimate favorite cartoon and it was nearly 40 years before The Simpsons came along.

    Obake no Q-taro (friendly like Casper but funny, clever and not wimpy)
     
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  16. Rhapsody In Red

    Rhapsody In Red Formerly Wrapped in Plastic

    also, this is quite good! circa 1940

    you can see how it influenced the animators of the 80-90s Disney films in the first part of the video before the acid kicks in.
     
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  17. JozefK

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    George Pal made this commercial for Philips radios in 1938

     
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  18. JozefK

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    George Pal made this war allegory in Hollywood in 1942

     
  19. ladycat

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    From 1973. Mission Magic with Rick Springfield

     
  20. Vidiot

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    I worked on one of the best Disney TV shows they ever did, The Wuzzles, and it was such a big flop they only did 12 episodes before giving up...



    It was a tough show because each character was a completely different color, and if they were all in one shot, I could generally only get 5 out of 6 to look perfect. The producers whined a lot about that. Nowadays, we have the technology to fix it. But Wuzzles was a genuinely charming, funny show for what it was. This was one of the last projects done by Bill Scott, the voice of Bullwinkle -- he died shortly after finishing his tracks for the show, while it was still on the air. He was a really, really nice person, as was Stan Freberg (another voice on the show) and Henry Gibson. Tons of great talent on that series.
     
  21. Pete Sorbi

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    wow - only 12 episodes - they sure had a lot of merchandising for such a short lived show - I still see little storybooks and stuffed animals at the more vintage-y tag sales...
     
  22. Laineycrusoe

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    Skywhales

    This animated short was shown in cinemas before the John Hurt/Richard Burton version of Nineteen Eighty-Four and I believe it also aired on Channel 4 around the same time.
     
  23. PaulKTF

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    "The Wuzzles- Hey, it's not as bad as The Popples cartoon...".
     
  24. Rocker

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    Wow, I remember that show but I had no idea it was only on for 12 episodes! They must have made some profit from the merchandising sales, though... it seemed like lots of kids had the plush toys when I was young.
     
  25. JozefK

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