Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Immature Uncle Mike Finds The Simple Things Funny

Mike Fontanelli, being a cartoonist, is of course quite immature.
He collects all kinds of kiddie toys and silly cartoon books and old tv shows. Shame.
He is so proud of his wrong color Hanna Barbera toys - as he should be.

Uncle Mike invited Uncle Eddie and his new baby and some other immature buddies over to his cartoon museum one night and proceeded to amuse us with his childish antics.
He served us baby food.
Kali fell instantly in love with Eddie Junior.
Look at this innocent tyke. Don't you just want to cuddle him? Not Mike.

Mike sees a newborn and starts right in on putting it in funny positions to amuse his friends."Here's Eddie driving to work every day! CHNEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!"
"This is Kali's POV of Uncle Eddie" guffaws Mike.This went on all night.

Well, soon I couldn't resist any longer and I offered Mike my own baby to play with.


This is what he came up with.
Mike giggled non-stop for hours as he put his insatiable creativity to work.


Uncle Mike may be immature, but he's not so childish as to imagine that The Lord Of The Rings would make a good animated movie.

40 comments:

applepwnz said...

That Powdered Toast Man is awesome! I want one!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

HAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now THAT is funny!!!!!!

Max Ward said...

Mike F. is a great person I hope to meet one day.

Was that last sentence a Bakshi bash?

Charlie said...

Was that a stab at Bakshi? For shame.

Pat said...

Wow, that's as close as I can remember you ever coming to mentioning Bakshi's work from the 70s...

What do you think of Wizards and/or Streetfight?

Gareth Elliott said...

Haha. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I bet that's an amazing collection.

Kali Fontecchio said...

' "This is Kali's POV of Uncle Eddie" guffaws Mike. '

WHAAAAAATTTT????????? I'd punch him, but then he won't give me that Soupy Badge.

It's true, I love Eddie Junior with all my loins.

Charlie J. said...

OH MY GOD

Mike I will pay you $1,000,000 for Heckle and Jeckle

arty said...

Well maybe not an animated movie, but surely it should be adapted into a musical.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2006/03/24/lordoftherings-reviews.html

Gabriel said...

gee, leave the male nurse alone!

e.banks said...

"Uncle Mike may be immature, but he's not so childish as to imagine that The Lord Of The Rings would make a good animated movie."

so I take it you didn't approve of Bakshi's effort?

Peter said...

"Uncle Mike may be immature, but he's not so childish as to imagine that The Lord Of The Rings would make a good animated movie."

Wizards, however, is awesome.

TOM said...

gay toys? sux

Kitty said...

hahahaha!!!! I laughed a lot at this.

JohnK said...

Every teenager who likes cartoons imagines that someday he will produce The Lord Of The Rings as a cartoon feature to show everyone else how magnificent his vision is.

If he is an artist, he is usually cured of this crazy notion the day he has to inbetween his first scene of any cartoon. When he finds out how much work it is to make just one character come alive, let alone the hordes of thousands required to do a single scene from a Tolkien story, he is shaken quickly from his childish fantasies.

This is nothing against Bakshi (who rotoscoped his film), I was just making fun of teenagers who think they know what animation is capable of, having never done it themselves.

I had some crazy ideas of what I thought I wanted to animate when I was a kid, but have abandoned them after learning how animation works.

Grownup animators are still immature, but hard knocks teach them what makes sense to animate...and what is fun to animate.

abwinegar said...

Here it is:

http://www.fairygodmonkey.com/blog/

I'm guilty. Sorry.

lastangelman said...

John K:"Grownup animators are still immature, but hard knocks teach them what makes sense to animate...and what is fun to animate."

Like oversize boobies, hairy guys running with their nutsacks in a speedo, and hot cute women in catfights! Funny and important stuff. Animators do collect a lot of toys and they play with them. It keeps the imaginations humming. My secret shame is toys and puppets are not enough ... I make my cats, ALL OF THEM, dance, sing, act, tell jokes, swing around (with their approval, mind you - NEVER force a poor animal to do something they don't want do or think is fun) while getting a good idea how an anthropomorphic cat would actually pose, move, etcetera. I blame Get Fuzzy for inspiring me this foolishness, but my cats love it and get on my case if I don't feel like "putting on a show" each morning for My Fair Lady.

abwinegar said...

Was just trying to see if it could be done. As a experiment. I needed that knock. Thanks, John.

Kent B said...

Damn! Mike is like the Forry Ackerman of cartoons! Do you give guided tours, Mike? The tourist busses will be lining up!

Mad Taylor said...

Did Tenacious D get the idea for Kickapoo from that sign in the last photo? I also notice the edge of the Fearless Fosdick aftershave ad too, that's awesome! My barber used to have that hanging up.

mike f. said...

That Eddie gopher three-way is still funny! HAW!

BTW, I wish I had a toy that looked like a certain male nurse / animation criitic. Think of the possibilities.

PCUnfunny said...

"I was just making fun of teenagers who think they know what animation is capable of, having never done it themselves."


Hmm, I think know who are talking about.


"BTW, I wish I had a toy that looked like a certain male nurse / animation criitic. Think of the possibilities."

HAR,HAR,HAR,HAR.Yep definetly him. You're riot Mike. A regular riot. You should make your own show on YouTube.

mike f. said...

["Do you give guided tours, Mike? The tourist busses will be lining up!"]

Kent, you're welcome anytime you please! You're not that far away, you know.

Marlo Meekins said...

I want more pictures of mike!

Shawn said...

I would like touch Mike's toys, and smell them.

Timothy Merks said...

animating all those characters walking over hills would definately suck

Joel Bryan said...

Those are hilarious... obviously. But what made me crack up the most was Eddie's intense gaze from over Mike's shoulder. I'm stealing that idea the next time anyone I'm with is having their picture made!

NateBear said...

let's all go jump in bed with Ralph and Eddie II!!

Mitch K said...

Sealtest brand bagged milk in LA, eh?

Wow, what a library of stuff! Impressive collection, that guy has.

Honeyman said...

Rankin Bass subcontracted the beast to the nips who would found studio ghibli and make thundercats...I really like how they do Bilbo in the Hobbit though...a really ugly charming and poorly translated pillow thing..?

Charles said...

That Eddie Fitzgerald purple gopher thing is a sex machine.

I always thought Eddie looks kind of like the ghost with glasses at the end of Swing You Sinners.

Kali Fontecchio said...

FUN FACT: Eddie's intense gaze was stolen from Peter Lorre in The Patsy.

I want Eddie Junior in my collection sooooo baaaaaad!

Gabriel said...

Charles:
I always thought Eddie looks kind of like the ghost with glasses at the end of Swing You Sinners.

Haha, so true! The one who licks his thumbs, right?

Rogelio T. said...

If we could only "photograph" what's inside of Uncle Mike's head.

I just noticed that.

This is hilarious (and childish) in every possible way.

Mean but fair.
I like it.

Jin Hien Lau said...

to honeyman, you know that "nips" is quite a derogatory and offensive term right ?

perhaps take in consideration that people of all ethnicity read john's great blog and its comments ?

glamaFez said...

I had a Vincent Van Gopher toy exactly like that as a child. Haven't seen one in 40 years. I used to swing him around by hooking my finger underneath his teeth, then windmilling my arm like Pete Townshend. Try it!

Jorge Garrido said...

>Every teenager who likes cartoons imagines that someday he will produce The Lord Of The Rings as a cartoon feature to show everyone else how magnificent his vision is.

ahahahahaha!!!!

oh man!!!! That's such a coincidence!!

Today during religion class, thumbing through The Bible, I imagined myself directing an epic animated adaption of The Book of Revelations (which is all metaphors) inspired by the last demon sketch in Fantasia. Of course, my vision incluided using cels instead of computers. I was already planning my Oscar speech, but then I thought to myself "John would HATE that"

Matthew Cruickshank said...

How many people does it take to keep Mike's house so clean!!!!!????

Answer- 10 Bikini clad women.

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

I remember of having seen that Quick Draw McGraw toy with the wrong colors on a vignette from the classic Boomerang (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/boomerang) here in Brazil - quite before of the modifications occured on the programming from this channel (here in Brazil and on the Latin America), which ended updating the channel's programming -, because there in the States, Boomerang remains with its programming aimed to the classic cartoons (besides of the inclusion of the cartoons from the 90s on it).
This was what I've had to report here.
Ciao!

Cheers from this faithful friend who always writes 4 U,

Rodinei Campos da Silveira (from São Paulo, Brazil)

IN MEMORIAN OF WILLIAM HANNA & JOSEPH BARBERA

:-)

willyboy said...

I had that very same "mole" stuffed animal when I was growing up. Its sad to see him put through such traumatic antics with other stuffed animals and objects. He was in Deputy Dawg and I suppose we need that Deputy back!