Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
I am a huuuuuge fan of Tom and Jerry as far as classic cartoons go. No words needed with those guys--the sound effects and music do it all. And every time one of them breaks the fourth wall, I crack up. Kind of like ANC's Coyote and Road Runner, but with more variety of locales and gambits. The Flintstones were great, too--you can't beat an animated combo of The Honeymooners and I Love Lucy.
Also, the original Disney Afternoon stuff is *classic*. I have the Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers and Duck Tales DVD sets on my amazon.com wishlist. Sadly, they don't have Tale Spin or Darkwing Duck out yet. But I'm holding out hope.
As for more current fare, I love Fairly Oddparents and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends--love the grown-up humor in both. Spongebob Squarepants is ok, but I'm not generally a fan of blubbering cartoon morons that panders to eight year olds.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Pretty well all the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons were excellent. Just the sound of the theme tune is enough to make me stop in my tracks, put down what I am doing and watch the cartoon.
Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner
CastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 946 times:
Bugs Bunny and Friends
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Tom and Jerry
Felix the Cat
Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines (how many remember that one! I have to say I had to look that one up, as I could only remember Dick Dastardly and Muttley flying around)
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Quoting Nkops (Reply 21):
Then they ruined it with Scrappy Doo!!!
Scooby Dumb and the various "guests", i.e. Three Stooges, Don Knotts(sp?), Globetrotters, etc. messed it up a bit for a while as well.
That's definitely my favorite of those that were being produced when I was a kid but as has been mentioned the Roadrunner, Tom & Jerry, etc. are classics and will always be funny.
Incidentally, saw a great short about "training" military dogs during WWII on AMC last night. Absolutely hilarious, particularly when the subject dog was training in the area where tank camouflage was being practiced. This was on during some dead time after Donovan's Reef.
As for the cartoons being made today(or within the last 5 or so years), I like Dexter's Lab, Futurama, and a few others.
Where are all of my respected members going?
25 AirPacific747: In no particular order: The Simpsons Tom & Jerry Looney Toones Disney eg. Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, etc. Garfield Lucky Luke Tin Tin Roadrunner And f