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INTRODUCING!!! July 28, 2005 12:29 PM

A cartoon is a form of art with diverse origins and even more diverse modern meanings. In its historical original meaning, a cartoon is a full-size drawing made on paper as a study for a further artwork, such as a painting. However, cartoons were typically used in the production of frescoes in order to accurately link the component parts of the composition when painted onto newly applied fresh plaster over a series of days. Cartoons by painters such as Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are highly prized in their own right. Now a days a cartoon is a humorous drawing of some description. This usage dates from the 1840s when Punch magazine applied the terms to satirical drawings in its pages. The first of these parodied frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster. The original title for such drawings in Punch was Mr Punch's pencillings and the title 'cartoon' was intended to be ironic - these were still essentially line-art drawings in pencil and/or ink. Over time, more cartoons in Punch made other satirical points and, eventually, came merely to be humorous drawings, usually (although not always) with a punchline caption at the bottom. Many early examples of these are reproduced on the Punch website (http://www.punch.co.uk/) and are impenetrably obscure by today's standards. The modern understanding of cartoon falls into two further categories - comic strip and animated cartoons. Comic strips are found daily in newspapers worldwide and are frequently compiled into books. Comic strips are either individual drawings or a series of (usually) three drawings side-by-side. Each square of a strip is referred to as a 'cell'. Cartoons in this sense include Peanuts, drawn by Charles Schulz, Garfield, by Jim Davis, or Dilbert by Scott Adams, although there are literally hundreds of others. Some comic strips retain a satirical and even literary edge, such Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau. Additionally, graphic novels tie cartoon-like illustrations to a novel-like plot and word-count. Animated cartoons are usually shown on television or cinema screens and are created by drawing thousands of individual drawings which are shown rapidly in succession to give the impression of movement. In this meaning, the word cartoon is often shortened to toon, which may be a corruption of Looney Tunes. Toon was popularized in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Toons are often anthropomorphized animals used in non-serious fiction. It is not generally used to in reference to anime characters. A major distinction between the two is the squash and stretch mannerism of American cartoon characters. Punch website's history of cartoons (http://www.punch.co.uk/) Don Markenstein's Toonopedia (http://www.toonopedia.com) Big Cartoon Database (http://www.bcdb.com/) Golden Age of Cartoons (http://www.goldenagecartoons.com/) www.CartoonStock.com . I JUST WANT YOU ALL TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND HAVE FUN, I HAVE GREAT THINGS TO OFFER, AND WELL I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN AND GET A BIG LAUGH OF LIFE AND SITUATIONS MAKING YOU OWN CARTOONS More cartoon fun Many cartoon characters have psychological and physical disorders. Sponge Bob, of course, being a sponge, faces many challenges, which he does with a chipper can-do attitude. What about Tintin, though? Claude Cyr, professor of medicine in Quebec, did an analysis of the comic book hero for the Christmas edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He wrote, “We hypothesize that Tintin has growth hormone deficiency… This could explain his delayed statural growth, delayed onset of puberty and lack of libido.” According to Reuters, previous editions of the Journal revealed that “…Winnie the Pooh’s continuous search for honey was caused by obsessive compulsive disorder, Piglet needed anti-panic medication, while Eeyore was massively depressed.” The authors of these studies may have had their tongues in their cheeks – a rare physical condition for professors, but not unheard of – but I’d be interested in hearing their thoughts on whether Goofy is a dog or not. Pluto is a dog, but he can’t talk. If Goofy IS a dog, why can he? What are the laws in that cartoon universe? And why does a mouse need a pet dog anyway? AND WELL I HOPE YOU CAN SEE THIS PAGE AND FOUND THE SKELETONS OF EACH CARTOONS... JAJAJAJA HAVE FUN http://michaelpaulus.com/gallery/albums.php?gRedir=1  [ send green star]
 
hi July 28, 2005 12:34 PM

hay is thi s new group ? so what do you chat about ere  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
THANKS July 28, 2005 1:20 PM

HI THANKS FOR BEING HERE!!! WELL YOU CAN CHAT ABOUT THE CARTOONS YOU LIKE AND I PUT SOME WEB DIRECCTIONS SO YOU CAN HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR OWN CARTOON (I ALWAYS THING THAT ITS GOOD TO LAUGH ABOUT LIFE AND ABOUT SITUATIONS INSTEAD OF GETTING SAD) So if you have a favorite cartoon or want to talk about yourself, go on!!! here is the place YES IS A NEW GROUP!!!  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Yea! July 28, 2005 8:30 PM

Kool. I love cartoons. Growing up {& now} I watched {& watch} (in no remembered order and by no means a complete list): Smurfs * Snorks * Gem [Jem] & the Holograms * Thundercats * 1980s Transformers * Shirt Tales * Looney Tunes * Merry Melodies * Voltron * Hanna Barbara * Tom & Jerry * Family Guy * Futurama * SImpsons * Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy * He-Man * She-Ra * I used to have a list with all the shows I grew up on, I'll have to find it and post the cartoon ones!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
thanks samantha July 29, 2005 5:22 PM

YOU ARE RIGHT I THINK THAT THE CARTOONS THAT WE SAW AT CHILDREN GETS A VERY IMPORTANT CONECCTION TO OUR PERSONALITY THAT WE HAVE CREATED, BECAUSE CARTOONS IN SOME WAY EDUCATES US AND MAKES REALITY MORE ACEPTABLE. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR MEMORIES. XOXO  [ send green star]
 
Old cartoons coming back to new generations! August 02, 2005 8:33 AM

Have you guys noticed the older 80's cartoons are coming back in style! I've seen tons of merchandise out for Care Bears, Strawberry Short Cake, Rainbow Bright, etc. I really miss the older cartoons! Wish they would show more on TV. I think Cartoon Network or Boomerang shows Snorks and Smurfs! Any other networks out there that shows older cartoons?

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Oldies but goodies August 02, 2005 9:49 AM

Yep I've noticed the revamp. My personal opinion....sux!Why? I know these faces look similiar they may even wear similiar clothes -- but these are bad clones of the loving originals. I think if the molds still exist then the makers should use the older 80s versions. Besides they were nicer looking. I know kids today is their main target audience...but we remember them too! The first time I saw rainbow bright or strawberry shortcake from the distance at walmart - I thought totally kewl dude! Got closer and I feel slightly betrade by their faces... like a kid who's never seen daddy without his beard. Similiar but oh soo different! Ya know? I think they could still turn a profit if they market it right. "80s Flashback Edition" "cast from the same molds used in 1983..." "same plastic recipe used as in 1987..." It could work. I know I am talking total merchandise but I have discovered I cannot stomach Smurfs/Snorks or Shirt Tales, etc... any more! I think that the announcing your every move thing and stating the obvious does nothing for me. Back then, yes I needed that, hell I am sure that is what helped develop my common sense if nothing else! mmmm irony! Don't get me wrong I am totally happy that they are back, and in small 3-5 minute doses they are still watchable for me! I am glad kids now can know these lovable sketches. Mostly the oldies seem to be on boomerang, maybe we can all petition the company to see if they can buy some of our favorites???? "By the power of greyskull...we need the power!"  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Samantha August 02, 2005 4:51 PM

i totally agree! cant stand the newer versions of old cartoons! they only remind u of how good the older versions were and that highlights how awful the newer versions are!  [ send green star]
 
I APPRECIATE... August 26, 2005 2:37 PM

Salaam,
I do so appreciate your explaining the history of cartoon's!

Rabia
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 March 20, 2006 9:01 AM

all the new cartoons are not as good as the old ones were when i was growing up i use love to get up and watch bugs bunny,tom and jerry,smurfs,they are so many of the older ones i remember but they were good wish they would bring some of them back...get rid of some of them violent ones that fighting and killing is not good for the kids i don't believe then that is only my feelings...sorry if it sounded negative but i don't like all the new cartoons that are fighting and killing i like the funny ones where u could sit and laugh and enjoy urself....  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 March 20, 2006 10:15 AM

i agree with u completely Ann! i too prefer the old cartoons i grew up watching.. but some of the new cartoons are awesome too. i can watch finding Nemo a million times, also the little mermaid. and the Simpsons, of course!  [ send green star]
 
 March 20, 2006 11:16 AM

Amin u are right i love finding Nemo and the Little Mermaid and The Simpsons i have dvd of them i can watch them over and over i have to get a new one of Nemo i think my is wearing out..i got somemore cartoons dvd here they are funny to i get tired of regular t.v. i get me one of them and start watching it...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 May 29, 2006 6:13 PM

I to love Nemo and i love Sharks tale. they both r great. But do like the cartoons i watched when i was growing up. I like some of the new but not many. I like watching some of Dragon Ball Z they r great to  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Welcome Sylvia! May 29, 2006 10:28 PM

Finding Nemo is such a classic isnt it! i've got so many links to backgrounds, pix etc. will share soon!  [ send green star]
 
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