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The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen. Known as one of the first animated sex symbols, Boop cartoons became popular for being shown before full-length films in theaters during the 1930s. Here, we’ve rounded up clips of some of her most memorable (and, um, least offensive) performances to celebrate [...]

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique wedding

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding A bride was asked ‘do you take this Superman to be your husband?’ as she tied the knot in a comic-themed ceremony. Rob Taverner, 32, dressed as the superhero while Nyssa Pratten, 19, was dressed as Jessica Rabbit in Worcester. And the two best men dressed as Captain [...]

The Late Movies: Halloween Cartoons

They can’t be too scary now, can they? After all, they are just cartoons! So come out from under the blanket and enjoy some vintage Halloween fun! Betty Boop’s Halloween Party (1933) * The Mad Doctor (1933) * Fright to the Finish (1954) * Haunted House (1929) * Skeleton Dance (1929) * Scrappy’s Ghost Story (1935) * Lonesome Ghosts (1937) * Skeleton Frolic (1937) * Trick or Treat (1952) * The Ghost Talks I know [...]

The Quick 10: Why a Typo Caused Popeye to Eat Spinach and Other Popeye Facts

Yesterday was a big day in Hollywood – it was the Golden Globes, sure (did you love Ricky Gervais or think he dropped the ball?), but it was also the anniversary of the first time the world was introduced to a beloved cartoon – Popeye. To celebrate the famous spinach-swilling seadog, here are a few [...]

A World Where Serial Visual Data Transmission Never Existed

(YouTube Link) That’s the vision behind Gebhard Sengmüller’s art installation entitled “A Parallel Image.” Starting with the work of French engineer Maurice Leblanc in 1880, moving images were transmittable electrically by breaking them down into single frames, and then frames into individual pixels. This is how broadcast and cable television developed. Sengmüller writes: “A Parallel Image” starts [...]