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In this episode we pay tribute to the late great Robotomy. I meant to get this episode up before the last episode aired on Cartoon Network but unfortunately I was not able to do that. This episode was recorded a few weeks ago so the news is a bit out-dated but if you haven’t heard it yet then it’s still news to you. We’d like to thank Tomato Surprise for joining us this episode and we hope to have him back soon. Thanks for sticking with us, we’re still working some kinks out. None the less we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast
~ Andrew “Sketch” Hingson

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After weeks in the works we are proud to introduce you to Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast, the podcast about new and current cartoons because after all there’s enough podcasts caught up in the “good ‘ol days” of animation. Every week I’ll be joined by my co-host Dragon Piece along my good buddy and the host of Anime Abomination, Don East. In fact we’ll be joined by a different guest often if not every week. Kind of like Batman: The Brave and the Bold which happens to be our first animated series showcase. We’ll also present you with some recent animation related news and probably get off topic more than a few times. We hope you enjoy the first episode of Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast
~ Andrew “Sketch” Hingson

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I contemplated making a top 5 or top 10 for the year but I felt like I wouldn’t be giving some shows their due if I just did that so rather than make a list I decided to give a micro-review and some personal thoughts on the cartoons of 2010 that I was able to catch. For the record, I did not include any direct sequels such as Ben 10: Ultimate Alien or Total Drama: World Tour. Follow the jump to see what I thought about the new cartoons that premiered in 2010.
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Hello Scratch Pad readers, I’m starting a new segment on the The Scratch Pad I like to call You Should Be Watching! This new segment will highlight animated series currently broadcasting on US television or available for streaming legally in the US. They’re basically mini-reviews giving reasons why I feel any animation fan should be watching this particular animated series. For my first entry in this new segment let me introduce you to the new Batman in town as I highlight Warner Bros. Animation’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
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Tomato tasked the rest of The Scratch Pad crew with giving him and other new anime viewers a selection of Japanese animated series that might help him appreciate the medium. It’s my day so I’m up first. Ladies and gentleman let me introduce you to the bizarre world of Japanese animation with three shows that I think just about anybody would enjoy. We’ll start with series that are barely “anime” and ease you into series with more common anime traits that wont beat you over the head with them.
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In the pilot episode of Cartoon Network’s popular series Codename: Kids Next Door, the KND crew catch wind of an extended adult swim time and proceed to free the pool of it’s dictators in order to restore the natural order of the pool. How ironic that in 2011 Cartoon Network will tell the kids to get out of the pool as early as 9PM eastern and pacific time and 8PM in central and mountain time zones. Their highly successful adult targeted segment Adult Swim will expand another hour into Cartoon Network’s precious prime time hours. Where are the Kids Next Door when you need them?
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I have been loving everything I’ve seen from J.G. Quintel’s Regular Show since the pilot showed up on the internet. The series premiered September 6th at 8:15PM on Cartoon Network’s Monday night comedy block and you can catch a preview reel on Cartoon Network‘s website. The first episode, the pilot short and another one of Quintel’s animated shorts titled “2 in the AM PM” share an interesting similarity. They all start out with a relatively normal situation reminiscent of real life with a couple of friends shooting the breeze and occasionally acting silly. The humor is rather dry and occasionally catches you off guard by how witty it actually is. However, at some point things take a turn for the bizarre and that’s where the irony of the title Regular Show comes into play. Be it an innocent game of rock paper scissors causing a portal to another world to open and unleash it’s horrors on the populace or some creature shooting what is presumed to be coffee out of its’ nipples, you can be sure the situations in Regular Show are anything but normal. This contrast of dry wit and completely bizarre happenings makes for a very amusing combination.
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