Monday, September 28, 2009

Disney Family Guy

Here's a peek at an actual hilarious sequence from the recent season opener of Family Guy where Brian and Stewie are traveling through different dimensions...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Jetsons BG Artwork 1

I've always enjoyed the character designs and production artwork of the original 1960's Jetsons series.
The original Hanna-Barbera series ran from September 1962 to March 1963 with a total of 24 episodes. Due to popularity after years of re-runs, the series led to further episodes being produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987.More artwork to come! You can enjoy the original series by picking up The Jetsons: The Complete First Season on DVD available from Warner Home Video.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Little Go Beep BG Artwork

September 17th marks the 60th Anniversary of the release of the first Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote cartoon, "Fast and Furry-ous" (1949)!In celebration, here is a collection of background artwork from the well-crafted modern cartoon "Little Go Beep" (2000).Directed by Spike Brandt with Art Direction by Alan Bodner and Production Design by Frederick J. Gardner III.
Backgrounds by Bonnie Callahan, Dennis Durrell, Patricia Keppler, Dennis Venizelos and Bill Wray. Titles by Tim Cahill, Chris Duncan, Bill Franks and Craig Kelly.Actually this cartoon was created in 1999 to celebrate the duo's 50th Anniversary, but wasn't released until 2000. If the cartoon makers had their choice, this was a rare glimpse at what the Baby Looney Tunes series could have been like.
You can add "Little Go Beep" to your cartoon collection by picking up a copy of "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" on DVD from Warner Home Video!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Go Go Gadget DVD Set

I've been enjoying the recently released "Inspector Gadget: Go Go Gadget Collection" from Fox Home Entertainment.Wowsers! This DVD set is a nice addition to the 2006 Shout Factory's release of "Inspector Gadget: The Original Series" that featured Gadget's first 22 episodes.This 2009 release features 10 episodes, but not chronologically as the series aired.
1. Coo Coo Clock Caper (season 1- episode 28)
2. The Japanese Connection (season 1- episode 30)
3. Pirate Island (season 1- episode 41)
4. MAD Academy (season 1- episode 42)
5. In Seine (season 1- episode 59)
6. Launch Time (season 1- episode 26)
7. Photo Safari (season 1- episode 27)
8. Bermuda Triangle (season 1- episode 29)
9. Arabian Nights (season 1- episode 31)
10. The Great Divide (season 1- episode 34)
(thanks to
wikipedia.org for the episode info!)Inspector Gadget is an 80's animated series that follows the misadventures of a bumbling detective as he takes on Dr. Claw and his many agents of the organization of M.A.D.With help from his niece Penny (with her handy computer-book, long before lap tops) and trustworthy, disguise-donning dog Brain, plus his array of misfiring gadgets & gizmos, Inspector Gadget easily (most times unknowingly) foils the evil plans of Dr. Claw.In the famous closing words of Dr. Claw, "I'll get you next time Gadget, NEXT TIME!!!" Unlike you, who can get Gadget now by picking up this great retro DVD set!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Carrotblanca BG Artwork

Another personal favorite modern Looney Tunes cartoon of mine would be the 1995 theatrical short, "Carrotblanca". A parody and homage of the classic film, which is pretty good by the way.The cartoon is directed by Douglas McCarthy with Art Direction by Alan Bodner & Stephen Lewis. Backgrounds are by Patricia Keppler & Tim Maloney with Layouts by Bryan Evans, Ed Hayney & Dave Kuhn. Prop Design by Frederick J. Gardner III and Color Supervision by Bunny Munns.According to Wikipedia: "It was produced by the Animaniacs writing team at Warner Bros. Feature Animation (it is possible this film served as a test for animating the characters for Space Jam). Carrotblanca was the only Looney Tunes short produced by that group of writers and the Feature Animation division." link
I remember seeing quite a bit of merchandise going along with the short (ie: t-shirts, posters, Lays Potato-Chips...), but I never heard anything about it after it was supposedly released until it resurfaced on VHS in 1996.You can add this animated short to your collection by hunting down a copy of the long-out-of-print VHS tape or you can pick up a copy of Casablanca: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD from Warner Home Video...