It's March Madness, and we're ranking the stuff that really matters like animals, cartoons, retro snacks and memes. The results for the Sweet Sixteen in the 90s cartoon category are in - and we have our Elite 8!
With 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' coming to theaters, now is a good time to look over the almost 50-year history of the world's most popular action figure and take stock of its origins, mysteries and innovations. Use this handy guide and now you'll know all you need to win half of your trivia battles...
In 1988, some serious movie magic brought cartoons to life in a way that awed audiences, critics and the Academy Awards. In 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' daring director Robert Zemeckis seamlessly blended 2D hand-drawn cartoon characters into a live action film, where they interacted with physical props as well as some incredibly game performers!
Any self-respecting kid who grew up during the late 1980s through the early 1990s knows 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' like the back of their hand. Origin story involving mutagenic ooze? Wise old sensei in the form of a talking bipedal rat? Arch villain bristling with a set of pointy armor? Check, check and check.
To the uninitiated, Pokemon may seem awfully cute and cuddly. But true fans know there are weird, silly and sometimes downright horrifying creatures lurking in the Pokedex. Given that there's currently more than 600 characters in the pocket monster franchise, there are bound to be a few misfits, right?
"Hey," you may be asking yourself, "what should I be doing right now?" The answer is looking at 'Adventure Time' GIFs. Cartoon Network's hit show will fill you with magical sparkle feelings. They are like kitten pictures, only they move and don't make you try to remember whether or not you took your allergy medicine this morning. They are, in a word, mathematical. Enjoy!
If, like us, you like to sit back and reflect on what a total nightmare Eddie Murphy's career has become, consider this -- it could have been so much worse. This is test footage from a "live-action" 'Hong Kong Phooey' movie, that was never made. It would've starred the voice talent of Murphy and been directed by the guy who did 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.'
Let's give some props to the Animation Domination folks for this warped take on the classic holiday special 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' This is worse than the worst-case scenario we imagined for Charlie Brown and the gang.
If you've got some time to kill, we recommend the Tumblr Out of Context Animation. As the name suggests, it is a bunch of animation frames (or gifs!) taken out of context, typically resulting in a mildly racy picture that will make you laugh and then realize you have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old boy. At the same time, AHAHAHAHAHAHA! It's hilarious! Here are some of our favorites.
It's officially after Thanksgiving, which means it's time for Hallmark to roll out their annual collection of new adorable collectible ornaments. But amid the miniature Snoopys and Jack Skellingtons comes this $12.95 abomination:
We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently broke a record at auction by selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Oh zang! It's a compilation of Finn the Human's nonsensical exclamations from the TV show 'Adventure Time,' courtesy of the folks at Slacktory. We can't thank them enough for the money this is going to keep out of the swear jar. Which one is your personal favorite...