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Slide Shoes

This whimsical design by footwear designer Kobi Levi is a “shoe-in” for fun! Check out his blog for many more wonderfully unusual shoe designs: Link (my favorite is the Olive Oyl) – via Book of Joe

The Late Movies: Ringing in a New Year

As we welcome 2011, enjoy some New Year music and memories. And use a designated driver! Happy New Year Rhe DeVille updated her 2009 song to usher in 2011. * World’s Happiest Penguin The world’s happiest penguin dances to Auld Lang Syne as the snow falls. It’s a Happy Feet New Year! * The New Year Party When Harry Met Sally, the ending [...]

Movie Trivia: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a staple in our household, which is funny, because I remember being quite scared of the steamroller scene near the end when I was a kid. Now that I’m older, I appreciate it more from standpoint of how much work it took to get such a groundbreaking movie made – [...]

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 [...]

Somewhat More Realistic Cartoon Characters

Trying to improve upon classic comic and cartoon characters is like messing with Mother Nature. Still, there’s nothing wrong with re-imagining a character from a different point of view. Tools like Photoshop make it easier than ever to give texture and shadow to plain line drawings, so converting our favorite cartoon characters into a more [...]

Medical Conditions in Toon Town

Animated toons have always been at the forefront of progressive ideas. So it was that years before TV producers decided to include people with numerous medical conditions in their soaps and dramas, animators had already been pretty inclusive for a couple of decades. This inclusivity had nothing to do with cheap laughs – shame on [...]