Sex Pistols imagined as a Hanna Barbera cartoon


31 Responses to “Sex Pistols imagined as a Hanna Barbera cartoon”

  1. pizzicato says:

    That is not quite right, H-B cartoons are famously cheap, they don’t do shading (the blue car), all colors are flat and faces aren’t drawn like that…. (¬_¬) This look more like cartoon-network era…

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    Bit of a problem here . . .

    The art isn’t nearly as crappy as it should be to be ’70s vintage Hanna-Babera.

    • Jonathan Badger says:

      Yeah. It’s like those retro Flash games that try to resemble a Atari 2600 or Colecovision game but end up using too many colors or sprites. If you want to be retro, do your research.

  3. “Come on, Gang……we have to solve the mystery of the Spectral Ghost Gondola that’s been scaring away fishermen from Fishy Eye Patch Creek…..and get some heroin for Syd……before Friday night’s gig!”

  4. googoogjoob says:

    the art is much too clean and stylized to be anything like vintage hanna-barbera art

  5. kris says:

    Nah, wouldn’t work. 
    Every single Hanna-Barbera spin-off franchise had the mandatory addition of an anthropomorphic household pet, either a bumbling dog or a wiseass cat, whose sole purpose of existence was to slow down and stretch the plot by falling over multiple times.
    Now, the anthropomorphic car could be there to play that part, but on second glance, he looks much to likable for that. Mr. Cool he ain’t.

  6. heliopolister says:

    It would have made a helluva lunchbox.

  7. Bartacus says:

    Until then, Heliopister, there’s always this Hanna Barberized Six Feet Under lunchbox…

  8. Stefan Jones says:

    I should add: The concept is great. ‘sjust that Dave put more care into drawing this than H-B devoted to their product.

  9. spacemunky says:

    Less armchair quarterbacking, more appreciating cool stuff


  10. Roach McKrackin says:

    I have to be honest, when I saw the headline  I thought I was going to like this alot more than I did…

  11. Cowicide says:

    I like his Ramones version too.. if not even a little better:  :D

  12. Hubris Sonic says:

    geez, haters really DO need hate apparently…

  13. Nire says:

    I just have to plug tankriot’s hanna-barbera episode.  Its a long watch, and lots of it is offtopic (As is the theme of tank riot), skip to about a third of the way in to hear the real stuff:

    The gist of it is, sure, hanna-barbera sucked in terms of animation and such, but they brought cartoons to a point where they could be accessed by more people, and *on television* more.  It cost many, many, many, many more times to produce a ‘traditional’ cartoon, which made people wary to carry larger ones.

  14. jeligula says:

    What?  You mean the Sex Pistols were not a Hanna Barbera cartoon?  I don’t believe it, not for a second.

  15. adonai says:

    I’m picturing Malcom McLaren as a Phil Ken Sebben type of walk-on character…

    “Johnny! You are my little artful dodgers, Ha Ha Ha!”

  16. Berkeleytard says:

    The only people who think this is anything short of stupid were born in the 80′s or later.

  17. snagglepuss says:

    Sid always was a cartoon, anyway.

  18. hypersomniac says:

    Anarchy is an idea kids can understand.

    • Cowicide says:

      Nah, I think consumerism is much easier for children to understand.  Buy things so you’ll temporarily stop feeling rotten about yourself until you buy something else again.  Repeat until you have a mid-life crisis.

      On the other hand, I’ve found many adults don’t understand anarchy, much less children… especially if the children have been subjected to parents that’ve succumbed to a monolithic information diet composed of rightwing, corporatist media.

      They tend to have trouble with understanding global climate change and wildly misunderstand many other important issues as well for some reason.

      • benher says:

        I don’t think the kids… er… Sex Pistols had much of a grasp on Anarchy either ;)

        • Cowicide says:

          “I am not an anarchist, and I never was … I wrote a song called ‘Anarchy in the UK’, but that doesn’t make me an anarchist. I also wrote a song called ‘Pretty Vacant’ and I’m certainly not vacant. I wrote a song called ‘God Save the Queen’, and I ain’t no queen.”

          - John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)

  19. Phlip says:

    So do we all recognize the two-finger salute there? (Something to do with cheap peasants with cheap longbows defeating invading armies of expensive knights in shining armor?)

  20. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    (removing mask)

    “Look it is old man McLaren!”

    “I would’ve had a hit single if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids.”

  21. $19428857 says:

    I would have watched it if I could have wrested the TV away from my sisters on any Saturday morning 34 years ago. It would have to have been better than Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels or the Kroft Supershow, although I would have enjoyed a battle of the bands betwixt Kaptain Kool and the Kongs and the four lads from London. Maybe the Pistols could have shown up in Fat Albert’s junkyard and smashed Rudy’s bass.

  22. Glenn Matlock, of course, only appears in the pilot.  Apparently he didn’t test well with the focus groups.

  23. Halloween_Jack says:

    Never mind the bollocks or the nitpickers; this is great. Reminds me of the Watchmen cartoon.

  24. gwailo_joe says:

    Um…you’re letting Sid drive?  Is that…is that such a good idea?

    Sure, the others may be equally untrustworthy, and JR would no doubt sideswipe bobbies and perambulators.

    But Sid is going to Nod Off…chances are in front of a speeding lorry or on the railroad tracks.

    It would make for a proper boisterous animated Kablammo though

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