Cartoons – Wiley Toons http://wileytoons.com/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:58:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wileytoons.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Cartoons – Wiley Toons http://wileytoons.com/ 32 32 Steve Breen Cartoon Legends Contest June 24, 2022 https://wileytoons.com/steve-breen-cartoon-legends-contest-june-24-2022/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:54:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/steve-breen-cartoon-legends-contest-june-24-2022/ Lots of gas price gags this week, but our favorite caption was by Leslie Cohen. Congratulations, Leslie! She will receive the original signed Steve Breen in the mail. Thank you to everyone who participated. The art for next week’s contest is below. Winner “I got it from Alibaba.” Leslie Cohen, Scripps Ranch Finalists “2,000 years […]]]>

Lots of gas price gags this week, but our favorite caption was by Leslie Cohen. Congratulations, Leslie! She will receive the original signed Steve Breen in the mail. Thank you to everyone who participated. The art for next week’s contest is below.

Winner

“I got it from Alibaba.” Leslie Cohen, Scripps Ranch

Finalists

“2,000 years and it drives like new.” Jeff Marks, La Jolla

“I take it only once a year for a Smaug check.” Jess Barmatz, San Diego

“It wasn’t that expensive. It’s a re-thread. David Smollar, San Diego

“The Antique Roadshow Tour is only two miles ahead.” Judi Ravetti, San Diego

“With that, it’s no problem that there are only 52 parking spaces.” Jennifer Roberts, South Park

“Business is going really well due to the current shortage of pilots and flight cancellations.” Ted GosenPoway

“It was much higher before I gained this COVID weight.” Chris Taylor, San Diego

“I bet we’re an attraction at the county fair.” Audrey Matula, San Diego

“After buzzing the Midway, Tom Cruise is going to lose his mind!” William Eckles, El Cajon

“I am the sultan of the universe! OK, at least University Heights. Anne Eggertsen, La Mesa

“Try to ignore the seriousness of the situation.” Gary Hall, San Diego

“No, there is no film on board.” Felmar Mationg, imperial beach

“Hold on. I’ll do a carpet roll. David Schmiedeberg, Mira Mesa

“Honey, I told you that was the best way to go house hunting.” Marcel Robinson, El Cajon

“We will have to sell our magic carpet to buy in this neighborhood.” Jim Casale, San Marcos

“I knew I could fly on this magic carpet, but I don’t know how to land it.” Marco Balcazar, La Jolla

“I wish this had a radio so we could listen to Steppenwolf!” Ruben Escobosa, San Diego

“He doesn’t need gas or a garage and all Padres games are free.” Allison Miller, San Marcos

“The San Diego Fairground rides have definitely topped this year!” Dana Falstad, La Jolla

“I think I used way too much stain remover – the instructions said it could lift anything.” Susan Olney, San Diego

To enter, email your submissions to cartooncontest@sduniontribune.com by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Please limit your captions to three and keep them brief. Good luck and stay healthy!

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Saloon’s “Playing With Fire Cartoon” Upcoming Animated Feature My Father’s Dragon https://wileytoons.com/saloons-playing-with-fire-cartoon-upcoming-animated-feature-my-fathers-dragon/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:47:14 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/saloons-playing-with-fire-cartoon-upcoming-animated-feature-my-fathers-dragon/ BJ Quinn To mark World Book Day, which took place on April 23, Netflix has unveiled a preview of the upcoming animation from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, My Father’s Dragon. Based in Kilkenny and founded in 1999, the five-time Oscar-nominated production house has gained global recognition over the past two decades with their enchanting […]]]>

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To mark World Book Day, which took place on April 23, Netflix has unveiled a preview of the upcoming animation from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, My Father’s Dragon. Based in Kilkenny and founded in 1999, the five-time Oscar-nominated production house has gained global recognition over the past two decades with their enchanting Irish folk trilogy: The Book of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2014 ) and Wolf Walkers (2020). Each film draws children into natural wonders of myth and magic, into tales of protection and healing rather than combat.

However, on paper, My Father’s Dragon seems to have more in common with Cartoon Saloon’s outlier: 2018’s feature The Breadwinner, which tones down the signature bright color palette and harkens back to fairies and magic in order to deliver a reflected from Kabul under Taliban rule. For one thing, it has the same director: Nora Twomey, Oscar nominee and co-founder of Cartoon Saloon. And like The Breadwinner, My Father’s Dragon is adapted – inspired by Newbery’s Honored Book of the same title by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

The story follows Elmer, a young boy struggling to cope after moving to town with his mother. He runs away from home in search of Wild Island and a young dragon waiting to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures see him encounter ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime.

A press release from Netflix, as part of the company’s first partnership with the animation powerhouse, listed a star-studded cast of household names. Lend your voice to

Elmer is Jacob Tremblay,
best known for his star turn in Room (2016), directed by Dubliner Lenny Abrahamson, no less. Joining the young actor is an impressive cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Ian McShane, Chris O’Dowd, Rita Moreno, Alan Cumming, Judy Greer, Yara Shahidi, Jackie Earle Haley, Mary Kay Place and Dianne Wiest.

“Our Cartoon Saloon actors, animators and artists worked together to create this film, inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s amazing book. We were drawn in by a desire to tell a very special story of friendship, adventure and true bravery,” Twomey said. “I fell in love with storytelling as a kid, and Netflix is ​​great at celebrating all kinds of stories, through different styles and distinct voices,” the director added. given the opportunity to look through a beautiful lens and I’m excited to share what I see with our audience around the world.”

Disney fans will be delighted to hear that the screenplay for the film was written by Oscar-nominated Meg LeFauve of Inside Out. Elsewhere behind the scenes, the film will be produced by Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures (best known for producing the 2011 Dublin drama Albert Knobbs) and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon. Meg LeFauve and John Morgan, Tomm Moore and Gerry Shirren of Cartoon Saloon, and Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady of Parallel Films will produce the film.

Fans of Cartoon Saloon’s wise and wonderful creations won’t have to venture to the movies this time around; My Father’s Dragon is set to release via Netflix. That’s no surprise given the streaming giant’s growing obsession with animated movies. Over the past few years, they’ve released a string of original animated features, including Oscar-nominated The Mitchell’s vs the Machines, Robin Robin, the new Klaus Christmas classic, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys; as well as more adult-oriented content like Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood and the French existential adventure I Lost My Body. As for My Father’s Dragon, an official release date has yet to be announced by Netflix. What is certain, however, is that this one is one to watch.

Images: courtesy of Cartoon Saloon

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures brings back the 80s cartoon aesthetic https://wileytoons.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-saturday-morning-adventures-brings-back-the-80s-cartoon-aesthetic/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:17:26 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-saturday-morning-adventures-brings-back-the-80s-cartoon-aesthetic/ The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have seen quite a few iterations, but none have been as popular or beloved as the iconic ’80s cartoon that introduced the characters to the world. Now, IDW will publish Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, a four-issue limited series from Erik Burnham and Tim Lattie that adapts the […]]]>

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have seen quite a few iterations, but none have been as popular or beloved as the iconic ’80s cartoon that introduced the characters to the world. Now, IDW will publish Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, a four-issue limited series from Erik Burnham and Tim Lattie that adapts the animated series for comic books.

Saturday Morning Adventures will attempt to capture the aesthetic of the series that debuted in 1987 with “incredibly absurd” concepts like the turtles trapped in a virtual reality simulator, or “one of General Krang’s loyal stone soldiers abandoning their post in pursuit of hair-metal superstar.”

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10 Best Cartoon Villains of All Time https://wileytoons.com/10-best-cartoon-villains-of-all-time/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:43:20 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/10-best-cartoon-villains-of-all-time/ Since cartoons have become more mainstream and versatile, cartoon villains have become more engaging characters full of depth. In cartoons of this millennium, the greatest villains have unique and compelling motivations. They also managed to triumph over the hero from time to time. RELATED: 10 Anime Villains More Popular Than Heroes These iconic villains have […]]]>

Since cartoons have become more mainstream and versatile, cartoon villains have become more engaging characters full of depth. In cartoons of this millennium, the greatest villains have unique and compelling motivations. They also managed to triumph over the hero from time to time.



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These iconic villains have remained loyal to fans because of everything they bring to the series, whether it’s heartwarming drama, intense action, or a challenge the hero never has. realized he needed. While it can be hard to watch the hero suffer at the hands of the villain, the best villains are the most exciting to watch.

ten Samurai Jack: Aku already reigned supreme at the start of the series

The hero of samurai jack spends his entire life training to defeat the demon Aku, who has already begun his evil reign. Just before Jack delivers the final blow, Aku tears through a time portal and sends Jack into the future, giving the demon the time he needs to strengthen his supreme control.

What makes Aku so memorable isn’t just his overwhelming abilities or his haunting laugh, it’s his brilliant wit. Aku is aware that he is about to be killed by Jack, but rather than a monologue or a last ditch attempt to kill Jack, Aku takes a more strategic approach. Due to his balance of strength and strategy, he is a formidable adversary, and more so, an unattainable obstacle that Jack struggles to overcome for almost the entire series.

9 Voltron: Legendary Defender: Lotor Defines What A Complex Villain Should Be

In any large-scale war, the leaders will have conflicting ideals, but it’s rare for a cartoon to reflect that. Voltron: Legendary Defender started off as very simple in its argument between heroes and villains. That is, until Prince Lotor is introduced. While his father, Emperor Zarkon, took an oppressive approach to his galactic conquest, Lotor seemed diplomatic and compassionate, even if it was all just a ruse.

RELATED: 10 Cartoon Villains Who Claimed To Be Heroes

Lotor chose to manipulate people to gain support and power for his own plans to abuse the Quintessential Energy. In his mind, he was a hero giving people what he felt was their due, though he didn’t see how his tactics hurt people and only served himself. Lotor fooled everyone until his final moments, adding an intricate layer of drama to make the show more engaging.

8 Over the Garden Wall: The Beast’s Greatest Power Lies in the Unknown

Many villains use manipulation as a tactic, but with limited exposure throughout Over the garden wall, overcoming the Beast’s manipulations becomes a traumatic experience for the heroes, but a thrilling engagement for the audience. The Beast convinces its target that their worst fear of losing a loved one will occur if they don’t keep their lantern lit, which takes advantage of the victim’s anxieties and pessimism.

Manipulating this villain is so central to the series’ existential conflict of learning to have hope and to think more positively – something protagonist Wort struggles with. The Beast knows how to isolate its victims and leave them with little to no details about themselves, and it’s this control over knowledge and mystery that is so haunting to watch. It makes the villain unforgettable.

seven Owl House: Emperor Belos has an entire kingdom to brag about his name

With the masses on his side, believing he is a righteous ruler, Belos assumes no one will oppose him. This makes the heroes’ journey even more difficult in The owl house. Much of what Emperor Belos shows his subjects is riddled with lies and deception, but to what end remains a mystery even as the series draws to a close. What really makes Belos a compelling villain is how adored he is, and for good reason.

The people have learned to live by the laws of Belos, and there is little conflict between the Emperor and his people. He seems very kind, even choosing to spare his enemies if enough of his people ask for it. The bottom line is that he doesn’t need to kill his enemies to ensure victory, since his control over the Kingdom is already enough to help him achieve his goals.

6 Legend Of Korra: Amon Was Korra’s Worst Nightmare

When first introduced into the Legend of Korra, Amon had a terrifying but unique idea to change the world for the better by removing people’s bending abilities. Her conviction and brute strength were enough to make the hero, Korra, uneasy, but the brash young teenager didn’t give in to fear and tried to face Amon head-on.

During Korra’s challenge, Amon ambushes her and threatens to bring her down, further instilling fear in the Avatar. However, he leaves her alive and unharmed, at least physically. This scene cements Amon as a great villain. His goal isn’t just to beat the Avatar; he wants to destroy their reputation. By leaving Korra in fear of him, he tears her down enough to make a statement to the world.

5 Gravity Falls: Bill Cipher brings just enough humor to the wickedness

What made viewers watch Gravity Falls was mystery and compelling characters, and at the center of it all was the villainous Bill Cipher. Throughout Season 2, it becomes clear that Bill is more than just a wise antagonist; he is the villain to beat.

As his fearsome powers became more apparent and his actions grew more heinous, the series’ tension grew. But even though Bill became the main villain, he was also quite likable. His charisma and banter separate him from typical villains who take a more direct approach to manipulation and conquest.

4 Adventure Time: The lich is the immortal enemy of heroes

He may not be the last villain in the series, but the Lich is widely known as one of Finn and Jake’s greatest enemies in adventure time. Beyond its terrifying appearance, the Lich leaves a haunting mark on viewers due to its power.

This literal embodiment of evil doesn’t even need to throw fists to wreak havoc, as there have been plenty of times when his mind games were more than enough to crush the good guys. The only character strong enough to stop this heinous creature is Finn. However, with each victory against the Lich, the villain manages to remain in a certain state of being, waiting to destroy all that is good in the world.

3 She-Ra: Catra is a twisted commander of injustice

In She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Catra is a unique villain whose motivations are mixed with raw emotions, which makes her surprisingly likable and sympathetic. She is fully aware that everything she does is morally wrong, but outwardly declares how little she cares.

Normally a villain with such low morals would be hated by fans, but Catra’s playful personality alongside her tragic backstory made her a rounded and engaging character to watch. With so much potential for good, she chooses to do the wrong thing, and her fall from grace is one of the most engaging parts of the show. His sheer villainy—backed by his impressive combat skills and cunning wit—is captivating to watch, as his actions become more devastating with each conquest.

2 Korra: Zaheer has gone where no cartoon villain has gone before

Forging his own path to reform the world, Zaheer is the leader of the Red Lotus, whose goal is anarchy against the Four Nations, the White Lotus, and the Avatar. In Legend of Korra, his extremism is halted when he and his allies are imprisoned, though they eventually escape.

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Zaheer initially thrived on his martial arts, but after suddenly being granted airbending abilities, his newfound strength helps free him and his allies. In series lore, Zaheer’s menacing presence as an airbender is new to the setting, which initially painted the airbenders as pacifists. This unique aspect of his character, along with his calm attitude to the bloodshed, is what makes him so impactful as a major antagonist.

1 Last Airbender: Azula is the biggest threat in the series

Normally, the main antagonist is considered the villain to beat, but in Avatar: The Last Airbender, the most formidable enemy is Azula, the daughter of Firelord Ozai. No matter where Team Avatar runs, Azula follows them, ready to wreak havoc on behalf of the Fire Nation, though it’s clear she enjoys stepping over others.

His overconfident personality is rewarded with his many victories, which only reinforce his terrifying presence. She always has the right idea to win, even if it means getting her hands dirty.

NEXT: 10 Most Misunderstood Cartoon Villains, Ranked

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Why Beef Tobin Is One of the Best Cartoon Dads of All Time https://wileytoons.com/why-beef-tobin-is-one-of-the-best-cartoon-dads-of-all-time/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/why-beef-tobin-is-one-of-the-best-cartoon-dads-of-all-time/ From the collective creators behind Regular show and Bob’s Burgers comes another epic father figure to the animated family sitcom genre: Beef Tobin in The big North. With the voice talents of Nick Offerman as the patriarch, the series follows a single father of four children of different ages in Alaska. Unlike his beloved role […]]]>

From the collective creators behind Regular show and Bob’s Burgers comes another epic father figure to the animated family sitcom genre: Beef Tobin in The big North. With the voice talents of Nick Offerman as the patriarch, the series follows a single father of four children of different ages in Alaska. Unlike his beloved role as Ron Swanson in Parks and recreation, Beef Tobin enjoys spending time with his family. In fact, he is rarely far from them. While his three youngest are at school, he and his eldest son, Wolf, go out on their boat and fish together. Although he avoids vulnerability, his four children and daughter-in-law encourage him to be open with all the love and compassion a family can offer.

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Beef is very devoted to his family, even before his ex-wife left him. Each of his children is eclectic and he does his best to bond with them based on their chosen passion. Moon, his youngest, is obsessed with Sasquatch and having fun. He often tries to solve a mystery, even if there is no mystery to solve. Ham, who is a distracted teenager, loves his family as much as he loves cooking. He and his father bond while Judy, his twin sister from Alaska, delegates tasks to them. Judy, Beef’s only biological daughter, is perhaps the most enthusiastic and passionate of her family. She is often the lead role in school plays and gives her father the most room to come. Wolf, the eldest son, listens more to his father than to his siblings. He is the first to notice if his father is acting weird, encouraging his father and siblings to communicate more. Although not biologically his daughter, Honeybee, Wolf’s wife, is welcomed into the Tobin family with open arms.


As the moon rises

Moon is as unique as its name. Always looking for Big Foot, Moon is more mature than his peers. Despite his brown bear ensemble, he is prepared for all possible situations. Like his father, he believes in conspiracy theories and enjoys being outdoors. Of course, Beef and his youngest share a special bond beyond theories. Beef was caught playing with porcelain toys by his middle children. Soon it became a family affair, with Moon joining in enthusiastically.

Although Moon’s maturity may differentiate him, he is still a child. Beef, presumably, was telling bedtime stories to his other children like he does with Moon. Despite his grief and refusal to have his ex-wife leave him, Beef makes his relationship with Moon just as important as his other children. He does not treat Moon like a small child, but like a mature child who still needs his father.


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you are such a ham

Ham may be a middle child, but he is the glue of his family. Despite his aloof attitude, he is always in a good mood. Although he enjoys spending time with his family, his forgetfulness can hamper his relationships. In one episode, he reveals that he’s going to have a huge coming out, although he’s already been out. Beef’s reaction to this is to make sure he and the family were welcoming.

Love Mind Therapy reminds people who are dating that if others react in an unloving way, it is not a reflection of the person who is dating. Beef, as a devoted family man, loves all of his children dearly. In fact, Beef could only kiss his son while banning Crispin, Ham’s boyfriend, a typical story for dads. Except Beef openly kisses not only Ham but also Crispin. His acceptance of his son transcends the male stereotype of a man who needs his sons to be copies of himself.


That Judy is so moody

Ham’s Alaskan twin, local theatrical ally Alanis Morissette, Judy is unlike any other ass-kicking teen. Voiced by the notoriously funny Jenny Slate, Judy talks faster than anyone turned on by caffeine. Judy expresses herself in every way, even if her father has to intervene. As a family artist, Judy explores all possible forms, often outdoing everyone in the room. Except when she takes up pottery, which she’s terrible at. The family reaches a breaking point with Beef insisting they can’t tell Judy she’s terrible at pottery (season 2, episode 16).

Fathers are usually the protectors of the family unit, often rescuing their children in order to protect them. Yet Beef doesn’t step in or step in too often to save his children. His approach is to let them discover and explore the world, and he even puts them on survival missions to avoid too much chaos. However, Beef’s willingness to let Judy be terrible at something, while keeping her feelings protected, is just one of the many reasons Beef is Alaska’s best dad.


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Wolf, voiced by prolific SNL alum Will Forte, is Beef’s eldest son with whom he shares a deep, loving relationship that’s almost too real to be true. The duo are so in sync that if something is going on, they quickly let each other know. Their connection goes far beyond a father knowing what his son likes. In fact, of all his children, Wolf is the most in tune with his father’s emotions. When Honeybee, Wolf’s wife, suggests she wants to leave the big house, Wolf tells her that her father can’t handle a huge change just yet. Naturally, the parent who worries about the child becomes the child who worries about the parent as the parent ages. However, Wolf being concerned about his father’s emotional state speaks volumes about the care Beef has for each of his children.

Sweeter than the bee

Honeybee Shaw, Wolf’s wife, may have married into the Tobin family, but she’s been a part of it since the beginning. She’s feisty like Judy, a foodie like Ham, and curious about all that Alaska has to offer like Moon. Marrying into a family, especially when you are away from your own, can be quite daunting. Psychology Today outlines a variety of ways to ease your relationship with your in-laws, one of which is to lower expectations that they will accept you as one of their own. While it may seem ideal to be accepted as an extra child by your in-laws, that’s not always the case. To Honeybee, Beef seems to treat her like his fifth child. His devotion to his immediate family is already something remarkable. Yet fully accepting his son’s wife as one of his own cements the love this man has for his family. Obviously, if there was a prize for best father, Beef Tobin would win by a landslide in Alaska.


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These 90s Cartoons Should Get A Live-Action Movie https://wileytoons.com/these-90s-cartoons-should-get-a-live-action-movie/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/these-90s-cartoons-should-get-a-live-action-movie/ Live action cartoons seem to be a major category in Hollywood, with people looking forward to some live action movies, like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since there’s such a huge fan base of 90s cartoons, maybe it’s time to amp up the nostalgia by bringing some of these characters to the big screen with live […]]]>

Live action cartoons seem to be a major category in Hollywood, with people looking forward to some live action movies, like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since there’s such a huge fan base of 90s cartoons, maybe it’s time to amp up the nostalgia by bringing some of these characters to the big screen with live action and CGI.



There are a variety of 90s cartoons that are definitely worth revisiting. However, maybe not all of them can be seen as movies. So here are some of the 90s cartoons that deserve live-action movies.

seven Darya

Darya is a spin-off of the MTV series Beavis and Butthead. With Daria Morgendorffer appearing for the first time in Beavis and Butthead, the character is highly intellectual, but pessimistic, and constantly criticizes popular culture and social classes. The show exaggerates high school life and is therefore an interesting watch filled with irony and comedy. Have a Darya live action would be the icing on the cake, as it would take a hilarious take on the popular trend. The excitement over the Darya spin off, Jodie is an example of how this particular series has a huge influence on a large audience.

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6 The Powerpuff Girls

This Cartoon Network series has been an all-time favorite of wide audiences for decades. A new live-action series from The Powerpuff Girls was developed by the CW with Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault and Chole Bennett in the lead roles of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup. However, the leaked script did not receive positive feedback from fans. Again, CW seems adamant on going ahead with the reboot, as it appears to still be alive. Maybe a better alternative would be to have a live-action movie that sticks to the trio being power kids, like in the original show. It would invoke nostalgia and might do the classic characters justice.

5 The Magic School Bus

There was news in 2020 that Universal Pictures and Scholastic Entertainment teamed up to make this 90s cartoon into a live-action movie with Elizabeth Banks playing the role of Mrs. Frizzle. This particular series is a huge franchise that also has a book series. The Magic School Bus, as the title suggests, features a school bus that allows teacher Mrs. Frizzle to take her students on bizarre adventures. Explorations aren’t limited to locations, as we see the group travel through time and learn about science and its wonders. Interestingly, a live-action version of this cartoon would be absolutely remarkable, as it would be a fantastic film that explores a variety of times and places. Also, since the kids in the cartoon come from different backgrounds, a diverse cast can be expected.


4 Ed, Ed and Eddy

Ed, Ed and Eddy follows three preteen outcasts who have very similar names. What makes the show absolutely hilarious are their contrasting personalities, as well as their inability to succeed in their attempts to steal money from the other kids. The trio of Ed, Edd and Eddy are a bit like the infamous Three Stooges, as they always end up humbling each other. This Cartoon Network series is also the latest cartoon to use cel animation, which requires so much effort. Bringing such a comedic journey to life would not only be a nod to a cartoon-like historical landmark, but it would also be an exciting, laugh-filled ride for viewers.

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3 Dexter’s Laboratory

Dexter’s Laboratory is all about a genius boy named Dexter, who keeps making crazy inventions in every episode. His secret laboratory is his lair where all ingenious creations take place. However, none of these inventions end up achieving their goals, as their over-excitement and neglect often destroy them. We also see Dexter’s hyperactive, but quite vibrant and cheerful sister, Dee Dee, who seems to be the only one in the family who knows about Dexter’s secret lab. A live action film by Dexter’s Laboratory would be hectic and involve all sorts of experiences and havoc. The film would of course require a good layout and an intense amount of CGI as the main layout of the series is the highly complex lab. Either way, bringing this awesome boy to life would definitely create a huge fan base.


2 The Wild Thornberrys

The Wild Thornberrys is an exciting cartoon that aired on Nickelodeon. The series follows a very particular family, with very different personalities, who document wildlife for their show called “Thornberries, while living in a trailer. The series’ protagonist is Eliza Thornberry, voiced by Lacey Chabert, the youngest daughter, who has a gift that allows her to talk to animals. She has a pet chimpanzee, voiced by Tom Kane, named Darwin, who is more human than her little brother, Donnie, a feral boy adopted by the Thornberry family. The 2002 The Wild Thornberrys movie information was a spectacular animated film that included a story where Eliza lost her gift. A live-action version of this series would definitely be a fun movie set in the jungle. It’s also likely that such a film would illustrate how to live a greener life as the Thornberries lived a life rooted in nature and free of urban pollutants, such as plastic. This would be an ideal message for the issue of climate change.


1 Courage the cowardly dog

This 90s animated horror comedy series airs on Cartoon Network. Courage the cowardly dog consisted of 52 episodes and focused on a family that lives in the middle of nowhere, in a place called Nowhere. Courage, voiced by Marty Grabstein, is a small dog, and the title refers to his juxtaposed characteristics. Even though Courage is still scared and quite a coward, he ends up saving Muriel, voiced by the recently deceased Thea White, and also (inadvertently) her husband, Eustace, who constantly bullies Courage. This cartoon would be perfect for a live-action movie, not only because it’s loved by almost every 90s kid, but it has the perfect amount of creepiness and comedy to make the viewer laugh, while giving her the creeps at the same time. time. Of course, an animated Courage would be needed, as Courage is no ordinary dog. He is quite intelligent, lively and talks too. A live Courage would mean a dog who constantly says “the things I do for love”, while breaking the fourth wall.

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A look at the funny side of life, through poems and cartoons https://wileytoons.com/a-look-at-the-funny-side-of-life-through-poems-and-cartoons/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 11:14:17 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/a-look-at-the-funny-side-of-life-through-poems-and-cartoons/ Whether I’m a Shakespeare or a Shelly, I never sing.But with the permission of Edward Lear, I like to ridiculeFor every rhyme there’s a reasonWhatever the weather or the blessed seasonThen with my pen and my paint I light up my thoughts in a Limertoon Limertoon’, the portmanteau of limerick (a five-line poem with an […]]]>

Whether I’m a Shakespeare or a Shelly, I never sing.
But with the permission of Edward Lear, I like to ridicule
For every rhyme there’s a reason
Whatever the weather or the blessed season
Then with my pen and my paint I light up my thoughts in a Limertoon

Limertoon’, the portmanteau of limerick (a five-line poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme) and cartoon, was invented by the man who loves puns; his verse above elaborates on this reasoning. Even his own pseudonym, Alexyz, was inspired by Anthony Quinn’s ebullient character, Alexis Zorba, in Zorba the Greek (1964), as an attempt to eclipse the competition with a common Christian name, Alex Fernandes. Mumbai-born St Xavier’s College alum gave up football dreams after injury, joined and quit advertising within a year because ‘I couldn’t keep lying’, moved to Siolim to create an NGO with friends, before moving to full-time comics.

Limertoon titled Children, please don’t sell our heritage “Children, please don’t sell our home, our heritage, our identity,” shouted Mt Falcao from Margao, full of fire and fury; You can get ten crore, an apartment or two And you’ll be partying everyday, seeing the world too! But by selling your identity, you will sell your soul and good old Goa will be just a page of history!

The 78-year-old started out as a sports designer with O’Herald— as the newspaper’s first cartoonist — and launched two books: let’s sportat the 1982 Asian Games, and Howzatt! Century of Cricket Cartoons—Indian’s first cartoon book about gambling. After a shift of interest towards environmental degradation, mining and urban encroachment plaguing Goa, he authored three books, Goa paradise lost; Goa… Goaing… Goan… Gone…? ; and Oh To Be in Goa.

Limertoon titled: Carnival Spirit There was this rather wrapped up tourist... zapped and goofy... While
Limertoon titled Carnival Spirit There was this rather wrapped up tourist… zapped and goofy… While the people around laughed at the deadly dummy… The problem was that it looked like… He thought the Spirit of Carnival came from a bottle of Feni!

While Alexyz’s cartoons can be confused with Mario Miranda’s – both have buxom wide-eyed women and pot-bellied men with various personality traits, hairstyles, and someone in the crowd is almost always spotted. – he says that the winner Padma Vibhushan was incomparable with a different artistic bent. “He was not a political cartoonist, and more of an illustrator, but I use colored pencils.” Miranda’s cartoons have a pleasant vibe, but Alexyz’s technique of delivering hard-boiled truths with a melodic verse and animated sketch can give you goosebumps. Cartoons like his crucified father Stan Swamy – a reaction to the apathy and injustice that led to the tribal rights activist’s death – earned him the nickname “cartoon terrorist” in the newsroom . Alexyz, however, always under a hat, flashing a toothy smile, is known as “a happy young man” in Goa, which revived the San Jao boat parade. He wants to leave behind “a small legacy” by writing an autobiography “only after he finishes publishing a list of pending titles and puts in order some 15,000 sketches lying around the house. “I can be very disorganized,” concludes he with a small laugh.

(This appeared in the print edition as “Rhyme & Reason”)

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Batman Beyond Finally Expands On The Cartoon’s Best Line https://wileytoons.com/batman-beyond-finally-expands-on-the-cartoons-best-line/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 14:56:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/batman-beyond-finally-expands-on-the-cartoons-best-line/ The Batman Beyond: Neo Year comics finally expand on one of the original series’ best lines, using it to expand on the character of Terry. Warning! Contains spoilers for Batman Beyond: Neo Year #3! The batman beyond the comics finally recalled one of the series’ best lines. batman beyond was a cartoon following the adventures […]]]>

The Batman Beyond: Neo Year comics finally expand on one of the original series’ best lines, using it to expand on the character of Terry.

Warning! Contains spoilers for Batman Beyond: Neo Year #3!

The batman beyond the comics finally recalled one of the series’ best lines. batman beyond was a cartoon following the adventures of a futuristic version of Batman, Terry McGinnis as he learns from an elderly Bruce Wayne how to be a hero. The series only had three seasons, but it gained a cult following and spawned a variety of comic book series, including the ongoing series Batman Beyond: Neo Year.

Batman Beyond: Neo Year focuses on Terry continuing his job as Batman after the A.I. Living Gotham and kills his mentor Bruce Wayne. He must quickly come to terms with Batman’s death and figure out how to be Batman without Bruce’s guidance. All of this while also having to deal with Living Gotham trying to kill him as well. This forced him to constantly hide his identity from others and assume a fake personality. But despite this ordeal, it also allowed him to understand his predecessor on a deeper level than ever before.

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In Batman Beyond: Neo Year #3 by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelley, and Max Dunbar, Terry attends Commissioner Barbara Gordon’s retirement party to investigate new Wayne-Powers CEO Donovan Lumos. He takes the alias Neal Gibson and then reflects on something Bruce said on the TV show’s seventh episode, “Shriek.” There, Bruce had explained that Shriek had failed to make him believe that he heard voices in his head because he had never mentally called himself “Bruce”. This provides another reason Batman keeping his identity a secret is helpful, but it’s also much deeper than that. While Terry joked about the line at the time, he now understands the true extent of what his mentor meant. He realizes that outward identity is just outward performance, whether he’s Terry, Batman, or any other alias.



Batman Beyond understands Bruce's lesson.

The line from the original cartoon was already great, showing how mentally resilient Bruce is and that even in his old age he still considers himself a hero. But expanding the idea in this comic both gives it more depth and is able to fuel Terry’s own character growth. It’s not that Bruce thinks his time outside of being Batman is pointless or not really part of his life (even if this series shows that Bruce’s life mission as Batman ultimately failed). Instead, he considers it more of a showmanship. But as Terry shows in this issue, performances can still be incredibly meaningful. He uses his performance as Neal Gibson to seek out information he wouldn’t otherwise have access to, just as his predecessor used his Bruce Wayne persona to perform great acts of philanthropy with his vast wealth.


The fact that this line is included in this series is a sign that its creators both deeply understand and are huge fans of the original series, which means this comic will likely make anime enthusiasts very happy. Especially since their pleas for live action batman beyond adaptation (which could be amazing) went unanswered. Referring to the original batman beyond cartoon in such a meaningful way, Batman Beyond: Neo Year enriches both its story and the original series, making it a must-read for fans of this series.

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Batman Beyond: Neo Year #3 is available now from DC Comics.

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How Steven Universe opened the door to new LGBTQ+ cartoons https://wileytoons.com/how-steven-universe-opened-the-door-to-new-lgbtq-cartoons/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/how-steven-universe-opened-the-door-to-new-lgbtq-cartoons/ Steven Universe proved that LGBTQ+ cartoon characters were more than the butt of the joke, they were heroes whose stories could find an audience. In 2013, Rebecca Sugar made television and LGBTQ+ history by creating the show Cartoon Network Steven Universe. Rebecca Sugar is a creator and artist who has shown the world how beautiful, […]]]>

Steven Universe proved that LGBTQ+ cartoon characters were more than the butt of the joke, they were heroes whose stories could find an audience.

In 2013, Rebecca Sugar made television and LGBTQ+ history by creating the show Cartoon Network Steven Universe. Rebecca Sugar is a creator and artist who has shown the world how beautiful, uplifting and successful LGBTQ+ stories told by members of the queer community can be. After several years of writing for adventure timeSugar moved on to creating Steven Universeand product Steven Universe’s film and Steven Universe Futurefrom 2013 to 2019. The world of Steven Universe was one of the first cartoon shows to explore LGBTQ+ characters and relationships through authentic portrayal.

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Steven Universe followed a group of gem-based aliens called the Crystal Gems. Prior to Steven’s birth, these Gem aliens were ruled by a group of four dictators named The Great Diamond Authority. They wielded power over Gems they considered “inferior” and colonized foreign planets for the glory of their empire. Steven’s mother, Rose Quartz, gathered a group of rebellious Gems and fought to defend Earth and defend Gem’s rights to forge their own destiny. Powerful Rose Quartz was assisted by Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl, which became known as Crystal Gems. The Diamonds eventually abandoned Earth after decimating most of the Rose Quartz forces. In the aftermath of this intergalactic war, Rose begins a relationship with human rock musician Greg Universe and then abandons her physical form to give birth to Steven. The show Steven Universe follows Steven as he comes to terms with his powers, history, and purpose as half-jewel and half-human in a world of intergalactic chaos, where he struggles to find someone like himself.


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Steven Universe aired at a time when most LGBTQ+ characters in cartoon shows were only included as the butt of the joke, but Rebecca Sugar’s show paved the way for more progressive representation. For five seasons, 160 episodes and a spin-off series (Steven Universe Future), Rebecca Sugar portrayed characters with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities with respect, dignity and nuance. Characters like Garnet, Pearl, and Steven dealt with issues of self-acceptance, unrequited love, and found family that was deeply connected to most audience members, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. Steven Universe portrays various LGBTQ+ characters finding love, fighting battles, and dealing with heartbreak in an epic sci-fi cartoon show, and as a result created a better world for LGBTQ+ representation in cartoons.


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Before Steven Universe, most LGBTQ+ characters in cartoons were presented as a joke or relegated to minor character status, if included. For example, the character Smithers in The simpsons was arguably the most well-known gay cartoon character for a long time. Smithers has been heavily implicated as being gay ever since The simpsons early seasons, and his infatuation with Mr. Burns was often played for comedy. Smither’s sexuality was never seriously explored until 2016, when The simpsons season 27, episode 17, “The Burns Cage” aired and confirmed he was gay. The writers of adult cartoon shows like family guy Where South Park often used LGBTQ+ characters like Mr. Garrison or Herbert the Pervert to derive humor from harmful gay stereotypes and rarely humanized them for audiences. More often than not, cartoon shows would simply not feature any LGBTQ+ characters. Even Rebecca Sugar herself wasn’t allowed to explore a relationship between characters Marceline and Princess Bubblegum while they were working on adventure time. However, in 2013 Steven Universe changed everything and people loved it.


Steven Universe and its progression in queer storytelling


Steven Universe examined many gay-centric issues through its main cast of characters. At first, Steven Universe’s LGBTQ+ themes were presented through metaphors, but eventually the show explicitly portrayed same-sex relationships and portrayed non-binary characters. Although the Crystal Gems are coded as female (their appearance coincides with Western ideas of femininity, and the Gems mostly use her/his pronouns), they are technically asexual sentient aliens in the show’s text. This has caused some controversy as to the genders of gems, but the important thing to note is that they do not conform to typical gender identities and are not limited by them and can exist outside of the male gender binary. and feminine. Impressive, Steven Universe managed to present heartfelt songs and epic battles, while deconstructing societal expectations of the genre. In Steven Universe Future season 1, episode 9, “Little Graduation”, a non-binary human character is introduced when Sadie began dating her new partner Shep (Indya Moore). This human character is explicitly non-binary and uses pronouns to more specifically demonstrate how people exist and thrive outside of the typical gender binary.


Steven Universe also deepened ideas about gender roles. Unlike most of his male superhero counterparts, Steven hasn’t primarily been about violence or combat. Steven solved his negotiation and comprehension problems. Steven showed that there is more than one way to be strong; he can wear a robe, cry and be the strongest hero in the universe because he valued himself and the people around him. Gems and Steven’s friends (like Connie and Sadie) have also shown that women (or female-coded aliens) are capable of being strong warriors and wise teachers. Steven Universe does not limit its characters by gender roles, but demonstrated that the characters’ interpersonal relationships and sense of self-worth were more important than preconceived societal expectations regarding their gender.

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Steven Universe also introduced romantic pairings which showed that not all relationships had to be between a man and a woman, a rarity for cartoon shows at the time. The character Pearl is revealed to have been deeply in love with Steven’s mother, Rose Quartz, which is an internal conflict that is explored throughout the series. Pearl then began a romantic flirtation in Steven Universe with a mysterious girl. Steven Universe also introduced the characters of Ruby and Saphire, two female coded gems who fell in love and merged to form Garnet. Garnet was perhaps the strongest and wisest crystal gem, as the love of Ruby and Sapphire fueled its power. The two Gems finally got married in Steven Universe season 5, episode 23, “Reunited” in an episode that celebrated their love (which was unfortunately censored in some countries for being too queer). The show’s multiple gay romances have demonstrated that Steven Universe wanted to provide diverse LGBTQ+ relationships to root for, to demonstrate that there isn’t just one way for same-sex relationships to exist. LGBTQ+ representation in popular media is extremely important and Steven Universe recognized this. Characters like Garnet and Pearl were key to developing LGBTQ+ relationships in cartoons because they were main characters, making it easier for audiences to understand their struggles and victories.


How Steven Universe opened the door to new LGBTQ+ cartoons


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After Steven Universe aired, a more positive queer portrayal began to appear in various cartoons. adventure time finally canonized the romantic relationship between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline in the hour-long episode of Adventure Time: Distant Worlds titled “Obsidian” which aired in 2020. Shows like The owl house and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power began to feature main characters who were in same-sex relationships and began to feature non-binary characters in the cast. The show Esoteric demonstrated how adding LGBTQ+ representation can actually help fix the worst attributes of a beloved property. Although Steven Universe and Rebecca Sugar should not have all the credit for the portrayal present in these shows, Steven Universe paved the way for these shows to not have to fight so hard to prove that LGBTQ+ relationships deserved to be represented in cartoons. Any executive who suggested not greenlighting a cartoon show that featured LGBTQ+ characters because it wouldn’t find an audience can now easily go wrong using Steven Universe and it’s popularity to demonstrate that LGBTQ+ representation in cartoons can be successful.


Sure, by Steven Universe representation is not perfect. Their non-binary portrayal could have been more explicitly and frequently featured and there weren’t many male-centric same-sex relationships present in the show beyond the romance between the minor characters Mr. Smiley and Mr. Frowney. Steven Universe the pilot started and how cartoons were unacceptable and hostile regarding queer representation before Steven Universethe show’s portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters as real-life characters rather than superficial jokes was groundbreaking. Steven Universe featured main characters whose gender identity and sexuality could not be ignored or mocked indefinitely. by Steven Universe the flaws and criticisms shouldn’t be ignored, but the fact that it made queer characters in cartoons more than just a joke. Steven Universe made LGBTQ+ characters heroes in their own right because they were authentic to themselves.

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Sea spoilers | Seattle weather https://wileytoons.com/sea-spoilers-seattle-weather/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:19:46 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/sea-spoilers-seattle-weather/ A recent news report told the story of a Seattle couple who aim to spend their retirement years on cruise ships — and they’re not just talking about an annual sea trip as many retirees might plan. This pair intends to make a constant succession of cruise ships their permanent home because jumping from one […]]]>

A recent news report told the story of a Seattle couple who aim to spend their retirement years on cruise ships — and they’re not just talking about an annual sea trip as many retirees might plan. This pair intends to make a constant succession of cruise ships their permanent home because jumping from one ship to another is actually cheaper than living in a house, buying groceries and pay all the details of life eating away at a bank account or 401(k).

Imagine an all-you-can-eat buffet stretching as far as the eye can see into the future; it’s definitely a new way to spend the so-called golden years. It also highlights the fact that cruise ships are virtual floating cities that offer a long list of amenities to thousands of ever-changing residents. Unfortunately, these cities on the sea also produce many of the negative environmental impacts of communities where humans congregate.

A single large cruise ship has the carbon footprint of 12,000 automobiles. A study found that “passengers on an Antarctic cruise can produce as much CO2 emissions during an average seven-day voyage as the average European over an entire year”. And then there are the thousands of gallons of waste and sewage that each of these ships releases into the waters they sail.

Cruise ships can provide a ton of vacation fun for people who value orderly, predictable travel experiences — and that big buffet — but, environmentally, these ships are gargantuan floating toilets.

The encouraging news is that the Port of Seattle hopes to partner with cruise lines to create a “green corridor” from Elliott Bay to Alaska, where steps will be taken to mitigate the negative impacts of giant party boats. It can’t come too soon because there are about 300 cruise ship departures each year from Seattle and that amounts to a disgusting buffet of pollution in our air and water.

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