Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cute Animals














9 comments:

RooniMan said...

Aren't they so ADORABLE?

Isaak said...

It is interesting to see such personality from "cute" characters. Do you think of Stimpy as "cute."?

I am interested what kind of advertisements there were for the subpar cartoons you were forced to do in the early 80s.

Also, in the cartoon when Bugs was playing baseball, was it a Freleng quirk in which the Statue of Liberty started chastising the ball player at the end. It was very strange.

Thank you

Roberto Severino said...

These sure speak for themselves!!! Cuteness and pure innocence seems to be a rarity on television these days, especially with all those insincere reality shows dominating the major networks and the depressing cable news programs spreading lies and hatred around. Do you share my same sentiment?

Kali Fontecchio said...

Cute indeed!

Isaak said...

Also John K, I would like it very much if you have the time what you think of "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips." It shows Japanese to be subhuman, and is harsher then the cartoon about Hitler.

On the other hand, it looks beautifully animated. It would be interested if you did a post on this "Birth of A Nation"-like cartoon

Martin Juneau said...

"the depressing cable news programs spreading lies and hatred around"

Hatred and lies is all about the newpapers do too today.

I like this kind of cuteness, innonence and honnest personnalities. That's the way i built my characters which i don't find in modern cartoons and comics. They seems to be made by peoples who hate and know nothing about kids.

Taco Wiz A.K.A That One Guy said...

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HemlockMan said...

I like the way he drew those bears. I wonder if this was before or after he'd done the ANTHRO stuff for DC? I really liked that comic. No one's ever done a book quite like ANTHRO for a major comics publisher. I used to wonder how in the heck he talked DC into doing that book. It's too bad he wasn't able to continue it elsewhere after DC canceled it.

And once again...look at the happy bunny character in that first panel! Nobody could draw happy the way Post did!

Pokey said...

Martin Juneau, 100% good point, but I THINK the people that those network suits hate that you say hate kids are not kids but parents...Rugrats..UGH! BTW The exclleent latest from Pixar, Toy Story 3, and I actually shed a tear and alughed, has a Rugrat lookalike [the Tommy one], during one of those rambunctious kids scene.

Getting back to the comics, while I tend to revile a lot of the Harvey stuff like that, I do admire the efforts that the Harvey and Paramount team put into those and I do have a soft spot for some moments in Casper,[voiced by Norma MacMillan, who voiced by master Gumby in the later 1960s, concurrent with Casper's TV run in those made-for-TV show I mention] particularly that same 1963-1969 TV show closing where he's putting his animal pals to bed./.ahh.. one of the several sad endings in cartoon series.."Linus the Lionhearted","Porky" earlier "The Mickey Mouse Club" [THE show, with Annette],. also had teary weekly signoffs..

Good post and Mart, good comment on the characterizations of the Harvey characters. In short, I mostly hated watching Casper, but I'm kinder than a few people online [whom I respect and thus won't mention] who don't care for him [they're very well known to most of us.]