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With Strength I Burn
01-23-2010, 05:03 PM
I love Ren and Stimpy, Doraemon, anime, etc.

Granted, I'm also into macabre, nihilistic, and etc... as evident of my involvement in this site...

YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.

Halloween Harlequin
01-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Except for the numerical Tree House of Terror episodes, I enjoy Groening's Futurama more than his Simpsons.

With Strength I Burn
02-05-2010, 05:00 AM
I believe this dichotomy of dark art and innocent art symbolizes my division between my intellect and emotions. My emotions desire peace, yet my intellect recognizes the infantilism of such thoughts.

Hildred Castaigne
02-06-2010, 03:21 AM
You are definitely not alone in your appreciation of animation and cartoons. You are also not alone in your affinity for a certain dazzlingly insane Norwegian tele-nymph.

02-08-2010, 12:05 PM
Great thread here. The Spider-Man toons from 1967-1969 hit the spot most for me. I don't like the nonstop quick-paced action toons of today, they get right on my nerves.

02-08-2010, 12:09 PM

02-08-2010, 01:15 PM
loved those early spider-man cartoons. A lot of the crude, early Marvel cartoons were fun. Marine Boy is another one. Of course the early Warner Bros stuff. Early 90s I loved Bump in the Night and thought reboot was interesting from a visual standpoint. Most recent thing I enjoy is Venture Bros.

YouTube- Bump In The Night - "Baby Jail"

02-09-2010, 09:50 AM
loved those early spider-man cartoons. A lot of the crude, early Marvel cartoons were fun. Marine Boy is another one. Of course the early Warner Bros stuff. Early 90s I loved Bump in the Night and thought reboot was interesting from a visual standpoint. Most recent thing I enjoy is Venture Bros.

The Venture Bros. is probably my favorite thing going on television right now. For the uninitiated, check the [adult swim] website (http://www.adultswim.com/shows/venturebros/index.html) for background and videos. You will enjoy the show even more if you have any knowledge of comic book and superhero tropes, old new wave/punk musicians, and the odder parts of pop culture in general. Just so, so good.

With Strength I Burn: I also love the original run of Ren & Stimpy, as well as the uncut Looney Tunes stuff. I think absurdity is a valid reaction to living here and now, and is a needed balance for the darker and more serious side of things. I see nothing strange in your interests, and in fact I think it is much healthier than coming down completely on one side or the other.

02-19-2010, 02:57 AM
Watched it yesterday and loved it!

YouTube- Disney/Pixar's Up - Official Trailer

Mr. D.
02-20-2010, 02:53 PM
I don't watch television any more but I grew up with Bullwinkle Moose and Fractured Fairy Tales. Whatever kind of art it was (and is) I don't think you can call it Innocent Art. Even children like me understood the satire.

02-22-2010, 06:58 AM
it's not strange, la. cartoons are great. in fact, anything hyperreal has gotta be worth a look. with you on ren & stimpy. also big into beavis & butthead, king of the hill and i'm head over heals with south park. programmes such as these gives nations such as ours (UK) hope, in that the US isn't full of right-wing rapturists etc (only being slightly facetious here) and rapper pseuds earning loadsamoney from unceasing negativity (and i don't mean the good kind of negativity all you lovers of things dark and strange). it's great that acid satire of this type can flourish in the US, as it's stories such as tennessee williams being banned from schools etc that we hear about so much. so long as great art of this type continues unabated, and the proliferation of people such as tom waits, frank zappa, george clinton, jello biafra et al and the myriad brilliant writers the US has given us, with ligotti right up there, the yanks can still regard their nation as a great one. (whoa, where did all that come from? see – you even animated me with this topic.)

06-05-2010, 10:43 PM
I'm a huge fan of cartoons as well. Thanks to the Adult Swim block, it seems more and more channels are starting to experiment with adult-themed cartoons (including a few created by former members of Adult Swim's talent pool), a development I heartily endorse. Aside from the aforementioned Venture Bros. (tied only with The Wire for greatest American TV show), I'm willing to give just about anything Adult Swim puts out a shot. Their hits (Moral Orel,Metalocalypse,Delocated,Superjail!,Xavier: Renegade Angel) make up for all the misses (12 oz. mouse,Fat Guy Stuck In Internet,the later episodes of Sealab 2021).

I'm really looking forward to Dino Stamatopoulos' upcoming stop-motion series Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, formerly called Frankenstime, which premieres later this month. The premise of the series is Dr. Frankenstien discovers time travel and all manner of supernatural insanity wreaks havoc on the space/time continuum.


06-05-2010, 10:52 PM
That looks like Gandhi with dangerous teeth! :eek:

06-05-2010, 11:54 PM
I don't often watch cartoons anymore, but some childhood favorites included Rocky & Bullwinkle, Little Audrey, The Mighty Heroes, Jonny Quest, and Clutch Cargo (how the moving lips used to give me the creeps).

06-06-2010, 08:27 AM
I still enjoy stuff like Angry Beavers, Invader Zim, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, old Max Fleischer stuff, Bugs Bunny et al., Tom & Jerry and even Shaun the Sheep. This is aside from more 'serious' stuff like Le Planete Sauvage, Wizards, Fantasia (the original) and a boatload of Japanese anime.

In fact, I generally prefer animation to movies these days.

Personally, I have never understood the "cartoons are for kids only" attitude.

12-02-2012, 09:54 PM
God, The Venture Bros. saved my sanity more than one time. It's a shame that I need to get illegally on the internet. =/

12-03-2012, 09:20 PM
I like cartoons as well! Classic looney tunes, Avatar the last airbender, legend of korra, my neighbor totoro, spirited away, death note, invader zim, and Friendship is Magic are some of my favorites. I don't have cable TV access, but between netflix, itunes, and my DVD collection I have access to plenty of stuff.

12-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Although I'm not that big of an anime fan, the series Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of my favorite things ever. It starts out as a standard 'adolescents pilot giant robots against alien menace' show, but is to the genre what Twin Peaks was to the police/mystery drama, incorporating labyrinthine conspiracies, existential philosophy, body horror, a seriously unique reinterpretation of christian creation mythology inspired by gnosticism, cosmic alien threats, psychological explorations of teenage angst and depression, and what is perhaps my all-time favorite cinematic apocalypse; yes, even better than Akira's. Also, the show's creator had a nervous breakdown over the course of production, and it shows - in a good way.

12-04-2012, 10:58 PM
Returning to animation, I would just like to recommend 'Adventure Time' to everybody out there in TLO-land; it's one of the greatest things currently found on network tv, and perhaps the most unconventional and out-there kid's cartoon show since the golden days of Nickelodeon. Although ostensibly aimed at a younger audience, AT's emphasis on deadpan absurdism, esoteric references, and general weirdness makes it something more greatly appreciated by maturer viewers; like an underground comic (sans the naughtiness) brought to life by Jim Woodring, Bill Watterson, and Jeff Smith. Last season's final episode, which opened with a dream sequence straight out of Twin Peaks is a case in point:

Hora de Aventura El Lich Subtitulado - YouTube

12-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Adventure Time is actually a post-apocalyptic cartoon. It takes place 1000 years after a biological/nuclear war mutated all life on earth beyond recognition.


It fused all the continents into a reverse-engineered Pangaea called the Land of Ooo (which, btw, is in the shape of a phoenix).


(also, the season premiere featured an alternate reality where the main character, Finn, caused the apocalypse)


12-06-2012, 01:42 AM
Adventure Time is indeed that, and much, much more; this week's episode opened with a character referencing Aleister Crowley's "Do what thou wilt" quote - how many cartoon shows can make that claim?

12-06-2012, 06:04 PM
Loved Aachi & Ssipak the first time I saw it........
wonderfully twisted with references galore.

See here:

Aachi and Ssipak_part 1.avi - YouTube

12-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Do someone here watch the anime Kaiba? I just watched the first episode, but liked a lot. Very cyberpunk/surreal.

12-08-2012, 09:34 PM
I started to watch Adventure Time because I discovered that it pass in a post-apocalyptic world.

12-13-2012, 06:58 PM
I'm a huge fan of animation, mostly anime. Black Butler, Ouran High School Host Club, and Fullmetal Alchemist are favorites, all really beautifully animated and with engaging story lines.
As far as Western animation goes, Nightmare Before Christmas is an old favorite along with pretty much anything Pixar. Lately I've really been enjoying Disney's Tron Uprising series--it's really gorgeous and has some great voice talents (Elijah Wood, Lance Hendriksen, Paul Reubens).
And there's always Aqua Teen Hunger Force if I'm in need of a brain vacation!:D

Dead as Dreams
12-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Vampire Hunter D was a favorite of mine growing up, and still is today. It was the Cybergothic aesthetic that captivated me: the mix of androids, mutants, post-apocalyptic ruination, and supernatural monsters from myth, folklore, and theology--the vampires, werewolves, witches, etc.--and sci-fi high-tech heavy munitions used alongside of ancient, arcane magical objects. Basically this film is an adolescent genre fan’s wet dream come true, and it synthesizes all of its different elements into its strange world so seamlessly that it never feels jarring or exploitative. This blender approach produced some downright weird teratologies, and they strike me just as much so today.

I was pleased to find a high-quality upload of the film on YouTube. Apparently, it’s been re-mastered, and boy, is it ever beautiful. What a treat to watch, especially since I only had a crappy VHS copy recorded from PBS, TBS, or whatever the hell TV station, that was probably a bad transfer of the film to begin with.

In my drunken college days I saw the sequel in theaters, and thought that the animation was extremely impressive but didn’t care as much for the story: exactly how I felt about Ghost in the Shell and its sequel Innocence. Bloodlust is also posted, so I may give it another shot someday.


Edit: Forgot to mention that it's also got an extraordinary soundtrack, and is incredibly well-written. I think it may have been based on a series of Japanese novels. Check out the film at the link above.

12-18-2012, 07:01 AM
One of my favorites.


12-20-2012, 07:38 PM
[Kaiba][OP] Never - YouTube

12-21-2012, 05:35 AM
The Trap Door - Episode 1 - Series 1 - YouTube

03-21-2015, 12:24 AM
OZCThe Big O E10 720p - YouTube

- A stand-alone episode from one of the more original mecha anime shows (imagine Bruce Wayne operating a giant robot in Dark City) that continues to haunt me years after first seeing it; a poignant and uncanny story of dreams, memory and fate that has always reminded me of the likes of Peter Ibbetson, La Jetee, and The Invention of Morel.

03-23-2015, 12:15 AM
I enjoy cartoons (especially anime) a lot as well.
King of the Hills, The Simpsons, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Doraemon :D

To those who like NGE, I'd recommend Texhnolzye. It starts a bit slow, but it's arguably one of the best anime I've watched.

I don't think it has a trailer. So here's some OST:

TEXHNOLYZE Soundtrack: Blue Darkness ~ A Sleepless Town - YouTube

TEXHNOLYZE: MAN OF MEN - 017- When A Flower Blooms - YouTube

With Strength I Burn
03-23-2015, 12:26 AM
Doraemon :D

My favorite Doraemon movies are Nobita's Dinosaur (2006 remake), The Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer (2009 remake), and Nobita's Diary of the Creation of the World. That's from what I've seen with fansubs.

The recent English 2003 dub (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817339) also ruined a lot of stuff like changing a first aid kit into a pizza and eliminating elements of Japanese culture (e.g., omelette rice changed to pancakes).

Have you seen the new CGI movie Stand by me Doraemon?


03-23-2015, 01:02 AM
My favorite Doraemon movies are Nobita's Dinosaur (2006 remake), The Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer (2009 remake), and The Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer. That's from what I've seen with fansubs.

The recent English 2003 dub (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817339) also ruined a lot of stuff like changing a first aid kit into a pizza and eliminating elements of Japanese culture (e.g., omelette rice changed to pancakes).

Have you seen the new CGI movie Stand by me Doraemon?

STAND BY ME DORAEMON Trailer - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnRAVwBBRRA)

I haven't seen it, but it looks interesting :cool: Thanks, I'll watch it.
(Dammit, you're making me cry and smile with nostalgia).

Justin Isis
03-23-2015, 11:17 AM
Doraemon :D

My favorite Doraemon movies

I will probably never get around to writing this, but for a while I've had an idea for an Alan Moore-style reworking of Doraemon, based on the idea that the premises behind Doraemon and the Terminator film series are not wildly different - in both cases, someone sends a robot into the past to assist their family members/save them from harm. In my version, Nobita's descendant Sewashi would be the leader of a future Japanese ultra nationalist party that is determined to create some kind of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. In order to get the jump on his enemies, he sends Doraemon (an advanced military AI weapons system) back in time, programmed to "educate" Nobita and encourage him to build up financial resources over the course of his life, so that by Sewashi's time the group will have the means to efficiently take over the country. In this version of the story, Nobita is even more inept at everyday life, but instead of encouraging him to succeed on the terms of his society by improving his academic and social skills, Doraemon encourages his worst impulses by brainwashing him with the Sewashi group's far right rhetoric, and also by casually murdering everyone who remotely offends him (so Gian, his parents, etc. all suffer immediate summary executions). Needless to mention, it would end with unexpected apocalyptic catastrophe, probably involving Doraemon's fusion reactor core.

With Strength I Burn
04-19-2015, 11:51 PM
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders (Part 3) has a lot of weird fiction elements in it, Season 2 in particular:


http://myanimelist.net/anime/26055/JoJos_Bizarre_Adventure:_Stardust_Crusaders_2nd_Se ason

Episode 19-20, Death 13, and Episode 34-35, D'Arby the Gambler, were pretty awesome. I recommend seeking out the fansubbed episodes. Warning, it's very violent and bloody especially if you watch it uncensored. I mean you literally see women and dogs get butchered in some scenes.

JoJos R-R-R-Raise! - YouTube

04-20-2015, 12:04 AM
- WSiB, I was reading about the original manga of the 'Bizarre Adventures' series just a couple days ago and have been considering obtaining the first volumes via interlibrary loan; is it one you would recommend checking out?

04-20-2015, 12:20 AM
I am also into cartoons: Ren & Stimpy, The Ripping Friends, Rocko's Modern Life, Duckman, Pirates of Dark Water, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Spawn, Two Stupid Dogs, among many others, mainly from the late 1980s and early 1990s. I believe it is not strange at all.

Hideous Name
04-20-2015, 01:58 AM
I enjoy watching The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Ugly Americans, Mr. Pickles, Metalocalypse. Also when i´m nostalgic i watch some cartoons from my childhood such as Batman, Courage the cowadly dog, Scooby Doo.

Memories from my childhood. Batman - The animated Series Opening [Full HD] - YouTube

Robert Adam Gilmour
04-20-2015, 08:01 AM
The comic of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is well worth getting, far far better visuals than any of the animated versions.
But it's split into lots of different parts, all of the third part is in English now and it's the better than the first and second part currently being translated into English (those are pretty good too though).

VIZ.com (http://www.viz.com/manga/print/jojos-bizarre-adventure-part-3-stardust-crusaders)

There's also a Rohan book in English, the art is good but I didn't think the story was very interesting.

It's taken far too long for this stuff to be translated and there's no guarantee that parts 4 and onwards will be translated in the next few years.

With Strength I Burn
04-20-2015, 12:16 PM
The comic of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is well worth getting, far far better visuals than any of the animated versions.

Have you seen the newer animated versions? They're claimed to be quite faithful to the manga and barely cut anything out. I've skimmed the manga because I could only find poorly fan translations of the other Parts besides Part 3, which was officially translated.

The newer adaptation of Stardust Crusaders (Part 3) started airing this year. I would ignore the older 2000 OVA because it cut out too much, even though it can be a bit more ambient than the newer adaptation. The newer animated adaptations of Part 1 and 2 also have good fansubs.

I would also check out the newer anime, CoC.

http://myanimelist.net/anime/20899/JoJos_Bizarre_Adventure:_Stardust_Crusaders (has 2 seasons, may have another because it's very long)

Robert Adam Gilmour
04-20-2015, 02:10 PM
I've seen bits of the animated versions but Araki's drawing is quite crucial to me. Although I did adore the PS1/Dreamcast game because it crammed in so many ideas in an exciting way.

04-20-2015, 07:15 PM
Oh, add Robotech, The Adventures of Tintin and Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (Russian animation is great!) to my list. Also, the work of Jan Švankmajer and Yuriy Norshteyn; I hope Norshteyn gets to finish The Overcoat one of these days.

Biely Králik
04-21-2015, 11:40 AM
My favorite cartoon series-show of all time -

Courage the Cowardly Dog - Horror, Surreal, Absurd, Transgressive



From the golden age of Cartoon Network 95-02. For a kids show this was disturbing as hell, for example -

Top 10 Most Disturbing (Scariest) Courage The Cowardly Dog Episodes - YouTube


My Top 5 most unpleasant Courage the Cowardly Dog moments - YouTube

and this scene, just wtf -

Courage the Cowardly Dog - Doc Gerbils Boat Scene Soundtrack High Quality - YouTube