Posts Tagged ‘Animation’

Hi, the name’s Nexonius. You might’ve heard of me when I did a guest article concerning The Hall of Game Awards back in February. Now, you’re gonna hear a lot more from me. Now, on to the subject.

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This is Tex Avery’s Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny, whose debuts were on April 17, 1937 & July 27, 1940, respectively.

Merrie Melodies (1936-1964)

The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies opening logos, circa 1959.

Looney Tunes are one of the greatest (if not the greatest) cartoon shorts in animation history. Since April 1930, it serves as a backbone for every single cartoon made after the shorts ended from yesterday and today. Porky Pig. Daffy Duck. Elmer Fudd. Bugs Bunny. Tweety. Sylvester. Yosemite Sam. Marvin the Martian. Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Granny. Speedy Gonzales. Tasmanian Devil. These are the well known characters that make up the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

The history of Looney Tunes trails back to 1929, when Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising created a Live-Action pilot called Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid, which would feature the first Looney Tunes character created, Bosko. Leon Schlesinger made a deal with Harman and Ising to begin producing shorts with the characters. The iconic name was in place: Looney Tunes.



Moby Dick, Skinny-dipping, and Broadcast Order Ends

We’re done with the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya! We’ll have to take on Endless Eight for the next two episodes, but we just have to roll with the punches. Oh sweet Suzumiya, we have to roll with the punches. In other news, Chdr wasn’t with us for this episode since he was in Texas planning out his future dictatorship over the state. So we replaced him with Dragonpiece…that’s a fair exchange, right? Don East also joined for the ride, sharing his distaste for BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. And as a first, we all agreed that Outlaw Star was actually okay this time around. In this episode, we knock the door into perfect free with Hit in the USA by Beat Crusaders, which  was used as the opening theme for the first half of Mongolian Chop Squad. Then we turn away and leave you guys on the lonely rail with God Knows by Aya Hirano, which was used in episode 12 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

— RacattackForce

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Mood Swings, Everybody Dies, and Space Race

Due to some miscommunication that was probably all my fault, these two episodes didn’t air on Toon Radio last Tuesday as was planned. As for the reason why these episodes would even air back-to-back in the first place is because we weren’t able to record episode 11 on the weekend it was supposed to be recorded, so we recorded them both the following weekend. Though I did send Robert the files for these episodes, a rerun of Episode 10 and an episode of the awesome GeekNights podcast aired in their place. Now time to talk about the episodes themselves: Sketch was on both on these episode, since he really wanted to be on at least one episode where we talk about Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And who are we to deny him that? He was the one who suggested that we watch the series in the first place. There was also a bit in one of these episodes where we watched this Beat Crusaders music video…something I forgot whether I kept or not. One thing that I do remember cutting is a bit in Episode 12 where I admit that Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is the first Gainax production that I’ve ever watched. Feel free to ridicule me for that in the comments below.

Literal Star Wars, Gratuitous Engrish, Silent Reading Time, and Die Hard IN SPACE!

EPISODE 11: The opening theme used in this episode is Bōken Desho Desho? (sung by Aya Hirano), which happens to be the opening theme for the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The closing theme is Hare Hare Yukai, also sung by Aya Hirano, and also from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
EPISODE 12: The opening theme is Libera Me From Hell, which is sung by Tarantula (from the band Spontania) & Kasahara Yuri, arranged by Iwasaki Taku, and used in the latter half of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The ending theme is My World Down by the band Meister, and was used as the ending theme for the first half of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad.– RacattackForce

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Sibling Quibbles, Sexual Harassment, Moonlight Assassin, and Hot for Teacher

Wow, we’ve reached episode ten and…nothing really. Episode 10 isn’t really the biggest benchmark ever when it comes to internet programming. Episode 100: now THAT’S a benchmark. Anyway, while I’m drinking this disgusting can of V8, I suppose I should tell you some behind-the-scenes stuff. Well, guess what? I can’t remember a thing from that recording other than CallGraph failing one or two times, and that huge Nia debate that occurs halfway through. So yeah, nothing to really say other than don’t mess with Nia, or any of the other girls in Don East’s harem. The opening theme is Koi no Mikuru Densetsu by Satoru Kousaki (sung by Yuko Goto), which is used as the opening theme for The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00. The closing theme is Minna no Peace by Afromanic, which is used as the ending theme for post-time skip Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

P.S. – We’re doing Haruhi Suzumiya in BROADCAST ORDER. Yeah, we are total badasses.

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Not too long ago I stumbled upon an interesting show on The History Channel called Life After People. It used scientific findings to predict what life “after people” would be like for planet earth. Well I don’t have any scientific findings here but I thought I’d apply their gimmick to a post mortem timeline for the late great Toonami block. It’s been over 2 years and much has changed. In fact, so much has changed that a lot of people probably did not even notice everything that has happened since Toonami was taken off the air. Action animation and anime have found new venues and are now more available to viewers than ever before. So without further ado I present to you, life after Toonami.

I’m still worried about putting together Episode 9 at the time of writing. Heck, the only thing on my mind at the moment is how screwed up the recording and the aftermath of that episode was. But I’ll talk about that in full once we actually get to it. For now, let’s focus on Episode 8, in which ToonFaithful was mysteriously captured by ninjas prior to recording, leaving TetrisDork, chdr, and myself to do the podcast…then chdr had to leave to eat dinner. So more than half of the podcast is Tetris and I doing some back and forth. And I don’t think any of were 100% on the day that we recorded: I, at the very least, was recovering from a pretty bad cold that Sunday. But in the end, we managed to have some decent discussion and be funny enough to keep your attention.

The opening theme is Sorairo Days (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann OP) by Shoko Nakagawa, while the ending theme is Watashi No Ai Wa Chiisaikeredo (Princess Tutu ED) by Ritsuko Okazaki. Stay tuned for Episode Nine, the most chaotic and disastrous recording so far (and that says A LOT).

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The raw cut of this Notaku Diaries episode was just a minute longer than the final cut, which is a stark contrast to the 100+ minutes that Sketch had to edit for this week’s Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast. In non-time restriction related news, Don East sneaks his way in this week to discuss some Gurren Lagann with us, spoiling future plot threads and spewing small doses of profanity. Chdr had to leave after we “discussed” Princess Tutu, but is back in time to talk about our Best/Worst of the Week. Oh, and Tomato isn’t here, but that’s a given at this point. The opening theme is Morning Grace by Ritsuko Okazaki (Princess Tutu OP). The ending theme is Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku by AKIMA & NEOS (Trigun ED).


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