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Animation Videos

Battle of the Planets

My son asked me what were my favorite shows when I was his age. There were so few options compared to now, but I recalled Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Crusader Cat and Minute Mouse, Zoom, 321 Contact, Bugs Bunny and the other Looney Tunes shows, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Kroft Superstars (Land of the Lost and the other ones), The Banana Splits, The New Zoo Revue.

When I was older I loved Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, The Greatest American Hero, the A-Team.

But the show I was absolutely obsessed with when I was his age was “Battle of the Planets”. I even wrote and drew what would now be called fan fiction in my own comic book version of the show that I called “Battle of the Stars”.

The show had Japanese animation and was a mishmash of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Japanese shows such as Power Rangers and Voltron.

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Comics

Heck if I Know – Comic

Weird and funny, since March 2015

HeckifIKnowComics.com

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Art

Rick and Morty’s Surprise Episode Inspired a Petition Aimed at McDonald’s

Adult Swim made April Fools Day great again on Saturday when they pulled a reverse Rick Roll—call it a Sanchez roll—releasing the aggressively anticipated season premiere of hit show Rick and Morty online out of nowhere. 

Fans thought creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon were taunting them when official Rick and Morty social media channels tweeted and Instagrammed the message, “Come watch TV.” It would have been an appropriate punishment for the incessant barrage of nerds constantly asking about Season 3’s premiere date if Adult Swim linked to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Instead they provided an adrenaline-pumping three-hour block of the Season 3 premiere on repeat, revealing the long-awaited mystery of how Rick would escape from galactic prison.

While there was a veritable crap-ton of goodness, including a bunch of puppet-based, 8-bit, and stop-motion goodies on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, we’re not going to waste time analyzing it in-depth—you can go to the Rick and Morty subreddit for that. 

The biggest takeaway from the episode has been a grassroots movement to bring back an obscure Szechuan chicken nugget sauce McDonald’s offered to promote the release of Disney’s Mulan in 1998. Not only is a renewed desire to eat the Szechuan sauce oozing all over Twitter, but McDonald’s has actually responded to tweets asking them to bring back the sauce.

McDonald’s probably recognizes a lucrative social media stunt when they see it. If pure self-interest isn’t enough motivation, a Change.org petition has already cracked 15,000 supporters attempting to light a fire under the food industry giant’s ass. 

The new episode of Rick and Morty is airing on Adult Swim every night this week, and the rest are coming this summer, according to a graphic at the end of the episode. But who even knows what that means anymore? Maybe they’ll do another one on 4/20.

Related:

Rick and Morty Dropped an Epic Season 3 Fight Scene Animatic at Comic Con

[NSFW] ‘Rick and Morty’ Reenact the Viral “Judge F*ckman” Courtroom Transcript

The Painful Secret Behind Rick and Morty’s Burps

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Videos

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse – Episode 17: The Mad Scientist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courageous_Cat_and_Minute_Mouse

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Videos

Space Racers

From the website: “Space Racers is a new, original, half-hour animated series for preschoolers that follows young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Bay Space Academy as they soar through the Solar System. Young viewers will learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to.”

It’s similar to some of the better shows on PBSKids but doesn’t seem to have a big distribution network.

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Animation

Stupid Flash Cartoons

Stupid Flash Cartoons

I made ’em so you may as well look at ’em

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The Joke

Wallet

Underwear

Heart of Gold

TV

Dog

Dream

Panda

Radar Love

R2C4

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Animation Kids

Cartoons for Kids

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Paul and Mark try to pick a video to watch

Wallet
Mark searches for his lost wallet

Underwear
Paul and Robert talk about clothes

R2C4
Mark meets a new robot friend

Heart of Gold
Man’s best friend

Interactive Storytelling for Children
Diane the Mouse – unfinished