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DuckTales: Metal Edition

DuckTales: Metal Edition

Rock me like a hurricane… here in Duckberg. Leo Moracchioli cranks out yet another awesome heavy metal cover with his take on the theme song from Disney’s 1987 (and 2017) cartoon series DuckTales. There’s also an epic guitar solo starting at about 1:45.

The Evolution of Cartoon Music

The Evolution of Cartoon Music

From the Mickey Mouse to Muppet Babies to the latest Japanese anime, cartoons have a long history of memorable theme songs. Stoic pianist Lord Vinheteiro looks takes us back in the rewind machine with a great medley of songs from animated programs from 1928 to the present day.

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DALEKS! The Animated Series (Teaser)

DALEKS! The Animated Series (Teaser)

Fans of Doctor Who will be happy to hear that the good doctor’s archenemies the Daleks are getting their own cartoon. The five-part CGI series will arrive on the Doctor Who YouTube channel in November 2020 as part of Time Lord Victorious, a story that intertwines between video, audio, books, comics, and more.

Looney Tunes Cartoons 2020

Looney Tunes Cartoons 2020

Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam might have lost their guns, but everything else about these all-new Looney Tunes cartoons captures the style and slapstick comedy spirit of the classics. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Road Runner, and all your faves are here. Now streaming on HBO Max. Catch the first episode here.

Rick and Morty vs. Genocider

Rick and Morty vs. Genocider

In this awesome anime short, the council of Ricks sends Morty on an adventure to Tokyo, where he must defeat one of the greatest threats in the multiverse. Naturally, things take an unexpected turn or two. Created by Tower of God director Takashi Sano, and TMS, the animation studio behind Akira among other things.

SWAMS

SWAMS

A cartoon crustacean finds himself out of water, and can’t seem to get anyone to help keep him from drying out at the grocery store. Animator Robert Bohn’s silly short clip for Adult Swim Smalls has a wonderfully weird vibe, with a sprinkle of down-home Louisiana spice.

Tig n’ Seek (Trailer)

Tig n’ Seek (Trailer)

After animating for Rick and Morty, Uncle Grandpa, and The Animated Tales of GWAR, Myke Chilian helms this weirdly wacky series about an eccentric boy and his cat. MacGyver-style, they seek out items for the Department of Lost and Found. Chaos ensues. Jemaine Clement and Wanda Sykes co-star. Debuts 7.23.20 on HBO Max.

Cartoon Piano Medley

Cartoon Piano Medley

We’ve previously enjoyed pianist Florian Mohr’s medley of hip-hop tunes. Now he’s back with a compilation of 40 themes from cartoon and anime TV series, from Family Guy to The Flintstones, to Spongebob Squarepants, along with a handful of lesser known shows. How many can you name?

Inspector Gadget for 8 Cellos

Inspector Gadget for 8 Cellos

The theme music from the cartoon series Inspector Gadget is etched indelibly into the brains of all 1980s kids. We particularly enjoyed listening to Samara Ginsberg’s version of the tune, arranged for performance on eight cellos. Go Go Gadget Symphony!

Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Decades after the peak of their success, Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are faced with real world problems, like raising kids, grocery shopping, paying bills, and facing their own mortality. Those turtle dad bods are what happen after years of eating nothing but pizza. An SNL animated short.

Rick and Morty: The Other Five (Trailer)

Rick and Morty: The Other Five (Trailer)

The boys are back in the multiverse. After a 6-month hiatus, Rick and Morty returns with the back half of its fourth season. Along the way, they wear unnecessarily badass suits and destroy countless aliens. Oh, and Snuffles (er, Snowball) returns to face a new enemy. The five new episodes kick off 5/3/2020 on Adult Swim.

Phil LaMarr Improvises Voices

Phil LaMarr Improvises Voices

Cartoon fans will recognize Phil LaMarr as the man behind the voices of Samurai Jack, Hermes Conrad on Futurama, and hundreds of other characters. Vanity Fair asked Phil to improvise 12 new character voices entirely based on their illustrations. If there’s one thing the clip proves is just how impressive his range is.

The Cat Concerto Live

The Cat Concerto Live

Way back when, there was a Tom and Jerry cartoon that featured Tom cat attempting to to play a concert while Jerry mouse tried to nap inside of his piano. CANACANA pays tribute to Hanna Barbera’s melding of music and animation by performing Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 synced up perfectly with the cartoon.

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Tom and Jerry Mini Sculptures

Tom and Jerry Mini Sculptures

Custom toy maker Taku Inoue has a thing for classic cartoons. Among his works are a series of sculptures inspired by moments of hilarity from Tom and Jerry’s slapstick antics. Some of our favorites are Tom stuffed into a water glass, and the always classic Jerry turning into a wedge of cheese after gulping down the whole thing.

Helluva Boss (Pilot)

Helluva Boss (Pilot)

(PG-13: Language) This darkly humorous cartoon follows the story of a group of imps living in hell, who start up a business to assassinate the living if the price is right. From the character design, to the script, to the voice work, it’s brilliantly executed from start to finish. From Vivienne Medrano, creator of Hazbin Hotel.

SCOOB! (Trailer)

SCOOB! (Trailer)

Warner Bros. Pictures presents another origin story we didn’t know we needed, as we meet a young Shaggy and a talking brown dog who quickly become best friends, eat lots of snacks, and go on to solve all kinds of mysteries. We’re not quite sure what to make of Scooby speaking in full sentences.

Disenchantment Part 2 (Trailer)

Disenchantment Part 2 (Trailer)

The second season of Matt Groening’s darkly comedic fantasy series picks up right where it left us wanting more, as Princess Bean finds herself lost in Hell, and on a dangerous mission to get back home and to save Dreamland. Drops 9/20/19.

Looney Tunes: One-Second Clips

Looney Tunes: One-Second Clips

Editor KaiserBeamz went back through the extensive catalog of Looney Tunes cartoons, going back from 1929 through 1969, and picked out a choice one-second clip from each one. The 17+ minute reel is packed with quick laughs and serves as a great historical retrospective.

When You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star

Things get really creepy, really fast in this brief parody of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio, as envisioned by the incredibly warped minds of MeatCanyon. It seems to us that Gepetto’s creation actually wants to be a Demogorgon more than a real boy.

Space Sharks

Space Sharks

(PG-13: Language, Gore) Animator Stefan Schumacher’s cartoon is clearly a nod to Rick and Morty, as two alien sharks decide they need to blend in after arriving on a strange planet. Despite its humorous approach, it’s actually a grim message about saving the real sharks here on Earth.

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Tom Kenny Improvs Characters

Tom Kenny Improvs Characters

Best known as SpongeBob Squarepants, voice actor Tom Kenny has been featured in numerous cartoons since the 1990s. In this funny Vanity Fair clip, he was put on the spot and asked to improvise voices for five new characters. It’s amazing how he brings all of them to life.

Mad Max vs. Dick Dastardly

Mad Max vs. Dick Dastardly

Runaway Pictures Inc. edited together footage from Mad Max: Fury Road with Hanna Barbera’s Wacky Races, starring the villainous Dick Dastardly and his snickering canine sidekick Muttley. Who will win this epic battle across the wasteland? And why wasn’t this music in the movie?

Freddies T-Shirt

Freddies T-Shirt

Illustrator Tobias Fonseca celebrates four of our favorite Freddies with this fun design, featuring Fred Flintstone, Freddie Krueger, Fred Jones from Scooby Doo, all doing Freddie Mercury’s iconic pose. Also available as prints, cases, stickers, and more from RedBubble.

New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

(PG-13) The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive contains almost 3,000 cartoons from over a century of publication. The illustrations are split into two volumes, 250 categories and 1,600 pages. Also in deluxe and as an ebook.

Wu-Tang Super Friends

Wu-Tang Super Friends

(PG-13: Language) Mylo the Cat is back with an epic new edit, re-voicing the 1970s Saturday morning classic with the sounds of ODB, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Capadonna, U-God, The RZA, The GZA, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon.

Dark Phoenix Animated Trailer

Dark Phoenix Animated Trailer

The debut trailer for Dark Phoenix was intriguing, but Darth Blender’s take on it looks way more exciting. They used scenes from the classic ’90s X-Men animated series, which did take on the Dark Phoenix saga. It’s a shame they didn’t use scenes from the actual battle.

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