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The Mothership - 2011-06-19

Whenever there are jerky movements and sloppily painted characters, he'll be there.

hammsangwich - 2011-06-19

Hard to believe the 90s were this aware.

dead_cat - 2011-06-19

Hard to believe Disney TV shows were ever this good.

themilkshark - 2011-06-19

this show was only on TV for a cup of coffee, it got cancelled real fast. I remember it was replaced by "Where There's a Will There's an A" infomercials on my local ABC affiliate.

Xenocide - 2011-06-19

Disney shows always had the highest budgets in the industry. Sometimes they liked to rub this in.

Sundry - 2011-06-19

Their business model meant they didn't depend on immediate toy sales or ads to pay for animation. This was both good and bad, as their current status shows.

But nobody really wants to make cartoons anymore.

Cheese - 2011-06-19

Well, everything Sundry said was wrong. The toys were the product, the cartoon was the advertisement. They didn't depend on toy sales or ads to drive the cartoon, they made cheap cartoons to sell toys. These weren't fly-by-night manufacturers, this was Mattel, Kenner, Bandai, etc., billion dollar companies. They could afford all the animation they wanted, but they knew they didn't need to.

Disney's business model was the same, but since they're Disney, they have an in-house studio (actually in the 90s they had three - movies, tv and straight to video). Having their own studio, with it's boring writers and craptastic animation style, cut their costs considerably.

And if Adult Swim is any indicator, plenty of people want to make cartoons these days. The big difference being now the cartoons are the product.

themilkshark - 2011-06-19

Making cartoons is hard work and no one is afraid to tell you it sucks, from old people to little children. Hence, all the "it's supposed to look horrible" adult themed cartoon shows.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2011-06-19

"Adult Swim" has some funny parts to it, but I still can't find anyone who can justify why "Tom Goes to the Mayor" stayed on for so long.

Cheese - 2011-06-19

Because college dudes smoke pot.

Sundry - 2011-06-19

The Disney afternoon cartoons had a widely distributed line of toys? That is news to me. I don't recall ever seeing them, and I know even Reboot had toys; but I never saw any Talespin, Bonkers or Ducktales toys.

And adult swim is healthy, sure, but I was thinking more about cartoons for the young. CN tried a rebranding, Nick seems to have a bulk discount buying Canadian flash cartoons, and Disney is the one leading the charge with making more kid sitcoms rather than cartoons.

Of course I say this from channel surfing observation, so I may be totally wrong.

Cheese - 2011-06-19

Google "talespin" and "toys."

sosage - 2011-06-19

Tom Goes to the Mayor was just right at two seasons (and Tim n Eric's better show). It was sarcastic in just about every way possible and was the best, IMO, of the AS "troll our audiences to the point of trolling ourselves"-style shows based around a one dimensional plot.

Awesome Show Great Job was overkill and a lot more blunt.

I realize I am likely alone here.

Sundry - 2011-06-19

Didn't say there weren't toys, just that Disney's studio production wasn't dependent on immediate toy sales.
I cannot believe somebody believed that the cost of 65 episodes of Talespin could be covered by toys like that.

Cheese - 2011-06-21

65 episodes of Tale spin was chump change. Sorry.

Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2011-06-19

BAM could have improved that Two-Pose Punch by eliminating all those pesky in-betweens.

Spit Spingola - 2011-06-19

What kind of ineptitude is it when you overanimate your parody of bad animation?

Big Muddy - 2011-06-19

I remember thinking that they could have done much worse if they wanted. I also wondered what the hell this was from, but what the hell was Raw Toonage anyway?

Corman's Inferno - 2011-06-19

Disney's attempt to rip off Ren & Stimpy.

Cheese - 2011-06-19

Disney paid Korean animators full price to make this.

NewHeavenSalesman - 2011-06-19

five stars for specifically mocking HAMMERMAN (hammer, hammer) at the end there.

Bort - 2011-06-19

Five stars for concept, minus three for wrecking the joke by explaining the concept over and over. Much funnier when they did it on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" with the Scooby-Doo team-up, where they'd occasionally draw Batman with Robin's legs.

Harveyjames - 2011-06-19

I'm sure we've had a completely separate Bad Animation Man on here before. I remember a joke looping backgrounds where the characters said 'let's run down this straight corridor with one thousand identical angle-poise lamps!', and then someone collected up all those lamps and we saw them all in a huge, surreal pile. I can't find it, though!

Harveyjames - 2011-06-19

Yeah, it was this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5SD2UU_XYU It was in the hopper for a while.

Harveyjames - 2011-06-19

N.B. My recollection of that joke was pretty off.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2011-06-19

There was also this "Cartoon Groovies" video for Soul Coughing's "Circles":

Same gag.

dairyqueenlatifah - 2011-06-19

Now just give him huge shiny eyes and some spikey pastel hair popping out of his uniform.

BAM, Badly Anime-ted Man!

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