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Periwinkle Around the World

Here’s a real treat to start the week: Aaron Springer (SpongeBob SquarePants, Korgoth of Barbaria) created this series of Periwinkle shorts in the mid-2000s for Cartoon Network. Originally intended as a pilot, the network asked him to instead transform it into a series of two-minute vignettes that it wanted to use as cell phone content. They eventually aired them on a short-lived CN series called Sunday Pants and they’ve been out of sight since then. That’s a shame because they are among the most inspired, laugh-out-loud pieces of animation that Cartoon Network has ever produced. If I had to make a list of the necessary ingredients for a funny animated short, I couldn’t do better than what’s contained in Periwinkle: appealing characters who are fun to watch, simple set-ups that allow for visual storytelling, gags that build in intensity, and inventive animation…

Spumco Adult Swim…

John K has posted a new sting he’s done for Adult Swim and it ain’t half bad…

Green Lantern Animated


Check out this 6 minute preview of the new Green Lantern animated series coming to Cartoon Network…

Cartoon Network Europe…

Here’s some cool pilots I found out of Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe, which are based in London. Not sure what will happen with these and whether or not they will become series but they are all really cool so hopefully something comes of them…

High School wiener “Pinky Malinky” is a four-foot-tall bright pink hotdog sausage who must find the courage to stand up to the school bully. Created by Chris Garbutt

Embark on a voyage of discovery with Verne and his two unusual friends, Horace the magic merman and Gaston the robotic pig…

The terrible tale of Lancelot Blowalot: a boy born with two vile afflictions; a blow-hole on top of his head and his insufferable sister…

A reckless gang of animal friends find themselves in a lot of trouble, riding across the desert chased by a gang of giant chickens…

New Gumball clip!

Can this show look any cooler!The 2D/CG series, which will air on Cartoon Network, was created by Ben Bocquelet. Here’s a clip in which Darwin and his pals get hooked on karate…

The Amazing World of Gumball!

Check out this rad “sneak peek” of Cartoon Network’s new show “The Amazing World of Gumball”, it’s animated by the super talented peeps at Boulder Media in Ireland. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mash up of so many different styles of animation working so well together before… I LOVE IT…

Making Of ‘Samurai Jack’

Ahhh Youtube you are a tresure trove of treats for sure… here’s a behind the scenes “featurette” of one of my favourite shows of all time Cartoon Networks ‘Samurai Jack’…

Sam Jack BGs…

Ahhh, the wonders and treasures the internet bestows upon us from time to time… that sounds lame but this isn’t… a series of instructional videos that Scott Wills created to guide the Korean background painters working on Samurai Jack…

How To Draw Finn…

Here’s a cool “behind-the-scenes” clip from my new favourite show ‘Adventure Time’, it features head character designer Phil Rynda

From The Trenches of Adventure Time: How to Draw Finn! (With Phil Rynda) from fredseibert on Vimeo.

Genndy talks…

There’s a sweet interview with Genndy Tartakovsky about his new show over on Wired.com…