"Donald in Mathmagic Land" was released in 1959. As Walt Disney said, "The cartoon is a good medium to stimulate interest."
In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick's death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract "Somebody Goofed," created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Syd Garon and Rodney Ascher.
For Halifax, Nova Scotia's Nocturne arts festival animators from the province recreated the 1967 Spiderman cartoon "Vulture's Prey" in their very different personal styles. To him, life is a great big bang up Whenever there's a hang up You'll find the Spider-Man
About 170 years ago, during Japan's Edo period, a 34-foot scroll called Fart Battle (He-gassen) was created by unknown artisan(s). The work lives on in glorious hi-res digitized collection at Waseda University.
From 1966, René Jodoin's beautiful minimalist animation of a geometric ballet, "Notes on a Triangle." Jodoin, who died earlier this year, was founder of the National Film Board of Canada's animation studio. "Note on a Triangle" was only one of several films meant as an introduction to geometric forms. See more here.
The Wah Wah Machine translates your text into the unintelligible trombone vocalizations of all adults in the Peanuts movies. It's a very clever promotion for The Peanuts Movie out next month. (Bonus special message when it catches what may be profanity!)
This steel statue of Dennis the Menace, swiped from a Monterey, California playground in 2006, has turned up at a scrapyard in Orlando, Florida. Police don't know who forcibly removed Dennis from his home and sent him across the country, but I wager the culprit's last name is Wilson.
Bugs Bunny turns 75 this year. His first "official" cartoon, seen here, is titled "A Wild Hare." Watch as Bugs is pursued by Elmer Fudd for the very first time.
LIFE photographer Allan Grant took 850 photos documenting Hanna-Barbera studios in 1960.
"Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it, Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it!" I hadn't seen this in years.
For a video promoting an art book, this is unusually fun and funny. To promote the 320-page Dark Horse book The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, IGN made a promo video starring Skeletor, his evil adversary. Bad guys are always trying harder to take your money; if you're a fan of […]
Hindsight is 20/20 in this literal reimagining of the title sequence to the 90's cartoon Pinky And The Brain.
Cartoonist Mr. Fish's amazing anthology WARNING! Graphic Content feels especially relevant this month.