Friday, December 24, 2010

12 of 12 Days of Cartoons

Helloooooo NURSE!


With Yakko, Wacko, and Dot presenting,

And let's not forget all the memorable SNL-style recurring sketches:

Pinky and the Brain

Slappy Squirrel

Mindy & Buttons

The Goodfeathers

Rita and Runt

Good Idea, Bad Idea

The Randy Beaman Kid

Wilford Werewolf & Minerva Mink

Chicken-Boo & Katie Ka-boom

Flavio and Marita

Original Run: Sept. 13, 1993 - Nov. 14, 1998

Created by Tom Ruegger
Broadcasted by FOX/WB
No. of Seasons: 5
No. of Episodes: 99

And so concludes the 12 Days of Cartoons! Here's to the 90's and being raised by weirdos on TV HURRAH!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Dexter's Laboratory

Original Run: Apr. 26, 1996 - Nov. 20, 2003

Created by Genndy Tartakovsky
Broadcasted by Cartoon Network
No. of Seasons: 4
No. of Episodes: 78

I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Tartakovsky at a workshop he was holding the morning after he gave a lecture at RISD a couple years ago; he is not only inspiring and super hard working, but he was also just a really nice person and very insightful.. also he signed my sketchbook and totally fulfilled my geek needs for that year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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HOLY MACKEREL! This one ranks pretty high in my list of favourites; I hope you enjoy!

Stickin Around

Original Run: Aug. 14, 1996 - Sept. 20, 2004

Created by Robin Steele and Brianne Leary
Broadcasted by YTV
No. of Seasons: n/a
No. of Episodes: 43

For your big fat information, this is a sampling of Canadian genius. Oh, man sometimes I love my country so much more.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

9 of 12 Days of Cartoons

Oh ho ho, it's magic you know?


Original Run: Sept. 1, 1991 - Jun. 1, 1997

Created by Mary Tourtel
Directed by Gary Hurst & Dale Schott
Based on the comic strips by Mary Tourtel
Broadcasted by YTV (Canada)
No. of Seasons: 5
No. of Episodes: 65

Fun fact: Rupert Bear first appeard as a comic strip by Mary Tourtel in the Daily Express November 8, 1920 - and though has been passed on to different artists through the years, still runs in the paper to this day.

Monday, December 20, 2010

8 of 12 Days of Cartoons

And on the Eighth day...

Hey Arnold!

Original Run: Oct. 7, 1996 - Jun. 8, 2004

Created by Craig Bartlett
Broadcasted by Nickelodeon
No. of Seasons: 5
No. of Episodes: 101

sooo... he's wearing a kilt, right?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Artists, projecting the awkwardness of our youth into our work as free therapy?


Original Run: Aug. 11, 1991 - Jun. 26, 1999

Created by Jim Jinkins
Broadcasted by Nickelodeon
No. of Seasons: 7
No. of Episodes: 117

The only show that got away with having green and purple people next to.. regular-coloured people

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Ed, Edd n Eddy

Original Run: Jan. 4, 1999 - Nov. 8, 2009

Created by Danny Antonucci
Broadcasted by Cartoon Network
No. of Seasons: 6
No. of Episodes: 134

hahaha yay Ed.
I think this is one of my favourite drawing styles I've seen used in cartoons..

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Get ready, set, DOUGH!

The Magic School Bus

Original Run: Sept. 10, 1994 - Dec. 6, 1997

Created by Bruce Degan and Joanna Cole
Based on the book series, The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole
Broadcasted by PBS
No. of Seasons: 4
No. of Episodes: 52

Any attention I ever paid in science class as a kid was only because of Bill Nye and Ms. Frizzle.
And is it just me or does the baker's voice in this episode sound something akin to a character from All Dogs Go to Heaven?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

4 of 12 Days of Cartoons

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..


Original Run: Oct. 4, 1998 - July 24, 2004

Created by Peter Hannan
Broadcasted by Nickelodeon
No. of Seasons: 3
No. of Episodes: 66

Don't forget to check out Mr. Hannan's website, it is chock-o-block full of fantastically loopy illustrations

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

3 of 12 Days of Cartoons

Give it up for

Cow and Chicken

Original Run: July 15, 1997 - July 24, 1999

Created by David Feiss
Broadcasted by Cartoon Network
No. of Seasons: 4
No. of Episodes: 52

RELISH IN THE WEIRDNESS. When you're 9, bodily function humour trumps Simpsons style pop-culture refs any day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2 of 12 Days of Cartoons

Welcome to the second of 12 Days of Cartoons! Today's feature is..

The Ren and Stimpy Show

Original Run: Aug. 11, 1991 - Nov. 14, 1996

Created and Produced by John Kricfalusi
Broadcasted by Nickelodeon
No. of Seasons: 5
No. of Episodes: 52

You can imagine how much fun this was to watch while getting hyped up on a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Monday, December 13, 2010

1 of 12 Days of Cartoons

The only reason my sister and I ever woke up early - other than Christmas - was for Saturday morning cartoons before piano lessons with a very large and angry Russian. So, in light of holiday nostalgia, I am kickstarting the 12 Days of Cartoons! For the next 12 days I will revisit the forgotten gems buried deep in the 90's that brought so many hours of delight and distraction, as well as heavily fortify my 24-minute attention span.

Without further ado, first up on the batting list is..

Rocko's Modern Life

Original Run: Sept. 18, 1993 - Nov. 24, 1996

Created and Produced by Joe Murray
Developed by Nickelodeon
No. of Seasons: 4
No. of Episodes: 52

Stay tuned for more, kids - the fun's just begun!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Questions, an Old Spice commercial starring Isaiah Mustafa: filmed as one brilliant continuous tracking shot. Also of that series is The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.

Written and directed by Craig Allen and Eric Kallman of Wieden+Kennedy

Monday, November 29, 2010

Make Her Say

1:29 Hold up, born in '88 - how old is that? old enough

Okay, so a lot of people don't like Kanye cause he's kind of a douche... but you have to admit the boy knows damn well what's up when it comes to producing music.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Typophile for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, champs. There's a lot to be thankful for :)

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

with BYU Design students & faculty

To quote my friend Kevin, "It takes Americans, on average, one month more than Canadians to realize there are things to be thankful for in any given year... Better late than never!"

Friday, November 19, 2010

826DC: unnatural

The good people of 826 National have penned their latest D.C. chapter under the guise of The Museum of Unnatural History. Design direction by Oliver Munday, this store is of the same gem family as Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (designed by Sam Potts), The Boring Store (designed by Chris Ware), Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co., The Pirate Store, and the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. They officially opened Oct.22, 2010 in Washington, D.C. and, as per usual, all proceeds from sales of their whimsical products go to supporting their numerous writing programs that help improve national literacy rates.

Started in 2002 by Dave Eggers in San Francisco*, 826 National is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills. So support literacy, beautiful design, and good-hearted people, and click-click away!

ps. if you happen to know which brilliant minds were behind the design of the other stores, please let me know! It's only right to give them their due props for such amazing work.

Monday, November 15, 2010

101 with Gary Lieb

Check out this fantastic animation feature on NY Times of Gary Lieb's 101 Quick and Simple Dishes for Fall

"melt butter. pour on anything."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Li Wei

About a year ago I started following the work of Li Wei, a contemporary artist based in Beijing, working with photography. Spurning the idea of digital photo-manipulation tarnishing the authenticity of his craft, Li stages his sets using props, wire, and clever execution. His seamless reconstruction of reality has definitely served as a huge inspiration informing my own thought processes - an encouraging reminder to break out of the cancerous ease of routine perception from time to time.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Caption

Visual parodies on photo-caption-tagging phenomenon via a combination of beautiful typography with grade-A photography by Ian Collins at The Big Caption, using photos from The Big Picture.

Friday, April 23, 2010


A stop motion by Bang-yao Liu, for a senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design

Thursday, April 22, 2010

sony bravia

A friend showed this to me a year or two back..

This is what you do when you have a huge production budget:
take over New York City with gargantuan claymation bunnies.

Sony Bravia from on Vimeo.

Sony Bravia 'Play-doh' Making Of from James Lowrey on Vimeo.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I just found this to be ridiculously funny

"Laundry Day" by Guillaume Chartier, a French Canadian animator recently graduated from Sheridan College

shouts to cyn for the fb wall post ♥

Friday, April 16, 2010

western spaghetti

"Western Spaghetti" by PES

I can only hope to animate like that one day:
1. clever use of materials
2. the incredible sound editing makes me want to cry

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

vanishing point

Hi there
this is a new blog


Vanishing Point from Bonsajo on Vimeo.

impeccable timing

I tried to get the mp3 on iTunes. Unfortunately it's only available in Japan and the US and I have a Canadian account. stop bullying the Canadians!