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Welcome to /toon/, the finest place to discuss art and production of animation from all around the world. Feel free to ask any questions and be sure to follow the rules!


1. Global rules apply

2. Spoiler NSFW

3. Stay on topic: Animated or print cartoons, the production, and the people who work on them from.

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Cartoon Resources

Hi all, if you're new here or if you're new to animation, come check out these amazing pages below

Cartoon Research (Jerry Beck & others) - http://cartoonresearch.com/
Good articles on western animation

Anipages (Ben Ettinger) - http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php
Treasure trove of information on Japanese animators and animation history

Michael Barrier - http://www.michaelbarrier.com/
Interviews and commentaries on Golden Age animation

Tamerlane’s list - https://pastebin.com/KhtGbs0C
“Massive list of cartoon shit”

Animated Music (@AnimeGolem@twitter) - https://animatedmusic.net/
World animation music video collection

Splog (Michael Sporn) - http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/
Blog of the late, great animator Michael Sporn

Sakuga Blog - https://blog.sakugabooru.com/
Articles on Japanese animation production

The Koji Nanke Archive - http://www.dailymotion.com/southhouse
@AnimeGolem@twitter’s Koji Nanke collection

Supervised By Fred Avery (Frank Young) http://texaveryatwb.blogspot.com/
Blog on Tex Avery’s WB years

Cartoons, Comics, and Model Sheets (Kevin Langley) - https://klangley.wordpress.com/
Collection of cartoon and comics art

The Joy of Sakuga (Kevin Cirugeda) - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2015-09-30/the-joy-of-sakuga/.93579
A general introduction to “sakuga” (aka “good animation”)

Brief overview of the American animation system for anime fans (Tamerlane) - https://twolongfourtwitlonger.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/brief-overview-of-the-american-animation-system-for-anime-fans/

Why over sixty years of animation history still remains obscure (Tamerlane) - https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/01/08/why-over-sixty-years-of-animation-history-still-remains-obscure/

The Curtain Rises (Tamerlane) - https://ontheones.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/the-curtain-rises/

Dissertation on Russian animation

Sakugabooru - https://sakugabooru.com/post
Hub for impressive animation clips and production images

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Friz (Isadore) Freleng

It's safe to assume most people who love early Disney and WB animation can all appreciate Friz, his countless works in animation and contribution to the characters in western cartoons. Friz, like many of the people in cartoons at the time, worked in advertising before moving to work for Disney and eventually he would find himself at WB, where he had a major role in creating most of the iconic Looney Tunes characters we cherish today.

It was a small world in the animation business 70 years ago, and Friz worked under and helped teach the best. He was friends with master artist/animator Herbert Klynn and Friz also set the bar for other animators to match Manny Gould's quick-paced animation style(https://archive.is/G8rdf). A slightly more in-depth article about the man here: https://looneytunes.fandom.com/wiki/Friz_Freleng but there's plenty of stuff not mentioned in the wikis.

Here's an awesome project of an animation reel of Friz's work: https://streamable.com/fjg121 (credits: WHY_WHY_WHYx3@twitter)

Discuss everything Friz related, episodes like webm attached are why you should love him

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ITT: Unpopopular opinions about Western Animation

Feel free to do so. It's the American Way.

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Cartoon Criticism

What do you think of this mentality towards cartoon criticism?

How should people criticize creators in your opinion?

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The only likable characters in this otherwise sad and pathetic excuse of a show are the parents and their adopted daughter (Jing). Even then...

Duncan (pic related), his friends, his "love interest" (an obvious SJW), and his sister, Kimberly, are the absolute worst thing(s) about this overall sad and pathetic excuse of a show, honestly.

Amy Poehler really fucked up here, is what I'm saying.
Fucked up good and hard.
Prove me wrong (Warning: You can't.)

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>out now
>8 episodes
>Masaaki Yuasa inspo

have you watched yet? thoughts? discuss

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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog should be a school subject. It's a perfect adaptation of the mythos where the good always prevails -with an interesting Sonic+Tails vs unique badniks twist- and is witty, beautifully animated and acted and, above all, entertaining through and through.

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Where's the best place to torrent full packs of all episodes of cartoon series?

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Westaboo Thread

  • Choose a character.
  • Find the Japanese translation of that character's name.
  • Search for them on Pixiv and post something interesting here.