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Pixar Remix: Monsters, Inc.

Pixar Remix: Monsters, Inc.

Pixar reimagines the characters from Monsters, Inc. in a 1930s black-and-white cartoon style. Sit back, grab a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy as Mike and Sully once again save their new friend Boo from the slimy Randall Boggs and come up with a better source of energy than screams.

Rick and Morty: The Story So Far

Rick and Morty: The Story So Far

The fifth season of Rick and Morty just wrapped up with quite the ending. But how did we get here? Jesse Gill and Michael Swaim of IGN provide a great retrospective on the series to prepare you for a rewatch of that epic finale. Be sure to bookmark this so you can watch it again before season six drops.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home as a 90s Cartoon

Spider-Man: No Way Home as a 90s Cartoon

100Bombs Studios dusted off footage from the 1990s Spider-Man animated series and edited it to match the audio from the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. Using scenes between Spidey, Doctor Strange, and Doc Ock, it syncs up surprisingly well.

America: The Motion Picture

America: The Motion Picture

Netflix offers up a completely inaccurate history lesson on the origins of the U.S., in which a foul-mouthed, chainsaw-wielding George Washington leads the founding fathers. Voiced by Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Judy Greer, Killer Mike, Bobby Moynihan, Raoul Max Trujillo, and more. Drops 7.30.2021.

The Evolution of The Simpsons Animation

The Evolution of The Simpsons Animation

It’s hard to believe it, but The Simpsons has been on the air for more than 30 years. Over the decades, a lot has changed in the world of animation. Despite the characters on the show not aging, there have been meaningful changes to the way they are drawn. Insider looks back at how its production has evolved over the years.

Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine

Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine

Rick and Morty season five arrives in June 2021. While we wait for the premiere, here’s a little something fun to fill your eyeballs with. Paul Robertson created this amazing 17-minute pixel art animation that envisions the duo battling an endless stream of baddies in an epic side-scroller video game. thE sIMuLAtioN iS coRruPt!

If The Simpsons Were British

If The Simpsons Were British

The Simpsons can be seen in hundreds of countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom. But what would the hit series have looked like had it been a product of UK pop culture rather than the US? Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King has the answer, and it’s not pretty.

Rick and Morty Season 5 (Trailer)

Rick and Morty Season 5 (Trailer)

Rick and Morty are back and ready for more multidimensional mayhem, with a new season that includes a creepy ocean man who rides on a sled made of sea creatures, killer robots, insect kaiju, futuristic ziplining, and more. Premieres 6.20.2021 on Adult Swim, with seasons 1 through 4 now on HBO Max.

Solar Opposites Season 2 (Trailer)

Solar Opposites Season 2 (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Korvo, Yumyulack, Terry, Jesse, and the Pupa are back and causing more mayhem than ever in season two of Solar Opposites. If you didn’t get to watch season one of Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan’s hilariously warped animated series, now’s a great time to do it with the second season hitting Hulu on 3.26.2021.

Mars Mission: Planet X-Ray Watches

Mars Mission: Planet X-Ray Watches
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Watchmaker UNDONE teamed up with Looney Tunes to create a pair of watches inspired by the cartoon classic Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century. The black PVD-coated stainless steel watches feature half-x-ray images of the eponymous duck, along with fan-favorite Marvin the Martian. Each watch is limited to just 150 pieces.

1970s Saturday Morning Cartoon Intros + Commercials

1970s Saturday Morning Cartoon Intros + Commercials

Most of you probably weren’t born when these cartoons and commercials originally aired. Still, whether you’re here for nostalgia or to see what your parents watched when they were kids, this compilation is packed with great retro goodies, from Fat Albert to Jonny Quest to the “hanker for a hunk of cheese” guy.

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!

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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.

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.

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