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The Late Movies: Watch 6 Full Episodes of The Smurfs

The Smurfs—those lovable little blue imps from 1980s TV—began as a Belgian comic and television franchise. They were created and introduced as a series of comic strips by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, who went by the name Pierre Culliford, on October 23, 1958. Later, they became an American sensation when the Hanna-Barbera cartoon hit the airwaves [...]

50 Years of the Jetsons

On September 23, 1962, 50 years ago Sunday, The Jetsons premiered on American TV. It was the first show ABC broadcast in color. Although the series only lasted one year in its initial run, it left more than one generation with the definitive vision of “the future.” “The Jetsons” was the distillation of every Space Age [...]

Meet The Realistic Flintstones

Have you ever wondered what Fred and Dino would look like if they weren’t Hanna Barbera cartoons, but something more realistic? Well, DeviantArt user arvalis knows and her idea seems pretty spot on. Link

The Voices Behind 6 Classic Cereal Mascots

Their faces aren’t as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots’ voices somewhere else. 1. Paul Frees Paul Frees was one of the most sought-after voiceover actors in his time. He recorded Boris Badenov in “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” but he’s probably more well-known for his commercial work: [...]

Retro Batman Trading Card Art

The artwork from the 1966 Batman trading card set is so delightfully retro, with simpler character designs, hand painted panels, and less stylized versions of your fav villains, that I hope modern artists and designers take note when going for that retro look in their own artwork. It’s not all about warm and tacky color schemes, [...]

Psychedelic Interpretations Of Cartoon Characters

These freaky paintings look like what you’ll see if you watch cartoons while on acid. Created by Tina Lugo, they have a pop art flavor coupled with psychedelic melting madness, and yet the cartoon characters that star in these paintings are still recognizable. Tina creates these bizarre pieces by painting enamel on sheets of Plexiglass, which enhances [...]

14 Facts You Might Not Know about The Addams Family

Ah, The Addams Family! Although this show lasted only two years — 1964 through 1966 — it has endured as a pop culture phenomenon, spawning movies, cartoons, revivals, and comics. Let’s take a look at some things you might not know about that show. 1. The show was preceded by the one-panel cartoons of Charles Addams, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters

No doubt you’re familiar with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and their posse of pen-and-ink pals. They all have incredibly complicated (and sometimes contradicting) backstories involving rarely-seen relations who pop up when it’s convenient to a comic strip plot. Here are 10 little-known Disney characters you’re probably never going to find signing autographs at [...]

10 Neat Facts About The Flintstones (on their 50th anniversary)

On September 30th, 1960, Americans sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. Fifty years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Barbera production ran for six seasons and is still a part of our pop culture landscape. 1. Today’s Google doodle honors The Flintstones [...]