Posts Tagged ‘Cartoon’

This week we’re joined by CountAbyss to discuss Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. We’re starting to call the show the “fashionably late cartoon podcast” for obvious reasons. This is the first episode which has a short cut for streaming on Toon Radio as well as a long version for download. Dragonpiece and I recorded an extended news segment for this episode because we ended up delaying the release of this episode because some of the news was out of date. It was recorded before the Planet Sheen episode while the extra news was recorded a few weeks after. We did this to stay up to date with the news and as long as we release an episode the week we record it, that should always be the case in the future. Except for this one because now it’s a week late but the news is still plenty new. As always we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast and hope that it wont be the “fashionably late cartoon podcast” for much longer.
~ Andrew “Sketch” Hingson

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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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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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Tower Prep is a failure. Cartoon Network’s newest live-action series has been a complete ratings flop, despite relentless advertising campaigns that included an iPod Touch giveaway. I don’t know what Cartoon Network is looking for, but this show clearly does not have it. Last night, I watched an episode of Tower Prep, and while I was far from impressed, I have to admit it was creative, fun, and perfectly watchable. But the main lasting impression I got from watching Tower Prep was that the people in charge, both the creator and the executives, were fish-out-of-water. They certainly wanted it to succeed, and they wanted it to be good too. They just didn’t know what they were doing.

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I’m a New Yorker at heart: I love this crazy city with its beat-boxing subway conductors, parks to make-up for the large amount of concrete, and unusual amount of stray cats. But I’m also an animation lover, and beyond a crap-load of independent films, this large city has a small voice in the animation community. Very few animated series and films are produced in NYC, so whenever I hear that a new animation project is underway in the Big Apple, I become ecstatic and try to do all I can to help promote it. That is part of the reason for the following interview.

You may know of  Michael Buckley for his bestselling children books — he’s the creator of the book series The Sisters Grimm and N.E.R.D.S. But he is also the co-creator of the upcoming Cartoon Network series Robotomy, which is about two teenage robots (Thrasher and Blastus) who attend high school on the ultra-violent planet of Insanus. Directed by Christy Karacas, co-creator of the hit [adult swim] series Superjail!, Robotomy is being produced at New York’s own World Leaders Entertainment. In response to an amazing trailer (above) and the lack of network promotion, I decided to sit down with Mr. Buckley and discover just what makes this show tick. Interview after the jump.
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On Sunday, while Tomato and I were just discussing how to fix problems with our “The Outsiders” project, he told me to check out the newest article he was writing. This article is the Anime Problem post from earlier this week. I was shocked when I first read that he hated anime, and demanded that he transfer all control over this blog to me. After he explained what the true idea behind the post was however, I was as ecstatic as a guy who only watches animation in general could be. Tomato’s article ended up sparking discussion on the blog, on Twitter, and even Facebook. But moving on…

Today is Day 4 of “Anime Week”. There was no Day 3 for the simple reason that QB has been extremely busy over the past several weeks due to schoolwork and sports. Rest assured, he will return soon with tales of his New York Comic Con adventures. In the same vein as Andrew/Sketch, I’ll be listing off three pieces of Japanese animation that could serve as great getaway series into the sub-medium. Unlike Sketch’s article, however, there is no real order in how I’m presenting these recommendations to you. In any case, let’s get you guys some more water wings before you go diving into the pool of Japanese animation.

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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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