Monthly Archives: September 2009

Danger Planet

For several hours over the weekend, 14 Cartoonstitute shorts were posted on You Tube. Monday morning they were all gone. However, one of them – Derek Drymon’s Danger Planet – has escaped and I’m pleased to post it below. Watch it while you can:

Golden Book: Tibor Gergely’s Early Children’s Books

Tibor Gergely was born in Budapest, Hungary, and studied and taught in Vienna before the War. He escaped the Nazis and relocated to New York City in 1939, along with his wife. He became a well known illustrator, creating covers for the New Yorker and illustrating countless Little Golden Books. The subjects of his children’s […]

Remembering Flip The Frog

John McElwee waxes nostalgic about collecting 8mm home movies and Flip The Frog on his Greenbriar Picture Shows blog. As usual on his site, McElwee’s illustrated the piece with rare trade advertisements from the 1930s. Also, this Flip doll has to be one of the ugliest pieces of cartoon merchandising I’ve ever seen. That said, […]


Leah Shore just graduated from RISD. This is her thesis film. This is either genius or nonsense. I’ll let you decide. NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

FREE EBOOK: Zim’s Cartoons and Caricatures Part 05 of 20

This is the fifth of twenty posts where we plan to post a complete set of high resolution scans of Zim’s Cartoons & Caricatures, or Making The World Laugh (1910). These 100 pages are packed with great cartoons, helpful drawing tips, technical information and business advice for the aspiring cartoonist. Most importantly, Zim passes along […]

Channel Frederator Opens Their Wallet for the First Time

I’d like to applaud Channel Frederator for finally seeing the light after nearly four years of operation, and announcing that they’re going to begin doing what Cartoon Brew TV has been doing since day one: paying filmmakers for their content. They even made a video to commemorate this momentous occasion: Let’s get one thing straight: […]

The Continuing Media Bias Against Animation

And so it goes: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was the number #1 film in the country last week, grossing $30.1 million dollars in its first three days of release. However, Ben Fritz of the LA Times choose to report the story this way: Sony’s animated film opens at No. 1, but its $30.1 […]

Family Guy goes Disney

I’m still not a fan of Family Guy, but I have to admit this is a terrific sequence from last night’s 8th season premiere episode.

Family Guy goes Disney

I’m still not a fan of Family Guy but I have to admit this is a terrific sequence from last night’s Season eight premiere.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Update

Drawing by Pete Oswald Last weekend, Sony’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs surprised everybody by grossing $24.6 million and staying atop the North American box office for a second week in a row. More impressively, the film declined only 19% from its opening weekend, putting it behind just Taken and Coraline for the smallest […]