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Drawing Lots and Lots of Little Pictures- A Cartoon Thread

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Jameson is a ton of fun, but also more human than he ever was

Nonsense! Ask anyone! J. Jonah Jamesons heart is as big as all outdoors, anyone who says anything is just buying into the nonsense that wall-crawling menace is spouting! Jameson is the name people associate with honesty, integrity and warmth!

The show got real creative with fight scenes when it had the mind to, as well. One that always stuck me was a fight against the Goblin where he throws him off the roof of a building; then proceeded to *run down* the side of the building at the same speed, punching him all the while.

It's been, like, a solid decade since I saw that and it's stuck with me the entire time
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I'm sure that comes as a surprise to everyone, but The Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon is a lot of fun. Might be my favourite Spider-Man cartoon.
Just wanted to reemphesize this. And wanted to mention that it's interpretation of Mysterio is the absolute best. Such a melodramatic weirdo, glorious guy.

Everything else is still great, too. A shame, that there are only 26 episodes.

Edit: The show seems to know what I'm thinking, and showed me a Russian, who put of his shirt to wrestle down a rhino. An I guess he has a pet lion, who he tends to wrestle with, too? I guess we just introduced Kraven.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
He was on Mr. Show? The show starring David Cross? How the hell did he manage to stay there with those kinds of views?!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
He was on Mr. Show? The show starring David Cross? How the hell did he manage to stay there with those kinds of views?!
I mean, that show is over 20 years old and views tend to evolve/fester over time. I suspect this isn't like Victoria Jackson on SNL and more like "he seemed normalish once and then was subsumed into a terrible destructive worldview." There are a lot of people who have more or less been lead down a rabbit hole from normality to something more insidious. Considering repeatedly appearing in a lot of comedy shows as a regular where he ran with similar crowds, it was likely either that or he simply didn't share them (I mean, his role on the show was usually similar to Tom Kenny's, which was wacky voices and gestures). If the former, I feel like the real question is when did it begin?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Now that's interesting. Because I always feel like when people get work, particularly in the more tight knit areas of the comedy community, I feel like a lot of it is "I know him and I like him." Particularly in a show like Bob's Burgers, with a lot of people from the 90s LA "alt comedy" scene.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Sure but you know an actor can pretend to be things they aren't. Also, the picture that article uses for Jay I can only hear in the Jimmy voice.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
I got caught up on "Adventure Time: Distant Lands." This was a really good limited series! The quad-length structure really let them breathe. Not sure how they managed to pull off making it feel like a side story to, or beyond the scope of, as expansive and eclectic a series as Adventure Time, but boy howdy if they didn't do it.

I must wonder if the third and fourth episodes were transposed, though. An adventure in which Finn and Jake reunite in the afterlife feels a lot more like an epilogue to the whole shebang than an adventure in which a rejuvenated Peppermint Butler goes to wizard school. On the other hand, that former was kinda heavy, so the latter makes for a nice palate cleanser.

All in all they kinda made me want to go back and rewatch all ten seasons of the show. I'm not gonna, because that's a ton of 'toon, but it's a good impression.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
Has anyone watched Marvels Spiderman? The cartoon with three seasons, that also seems to include the Spider-Island arc?

Can anyone tell me if it's good? I need to fill the Spiderman void in my soul.
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
(He, Him)
If the 2017 Disney XD one, I think I caught a bit and it was similar to the ultimate spider-man from a few years back. Not super great.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
The 90’s show? It’s ok. Spectacular Spider-man is a lot better though.
No, I meant that newest one, I think it's even still running? I liked the 90s show a lot, when I watched it in the early 00s, but rewatching a few episodes made it look less great.

I'm working with the assumption that I reached peak Spiderman with Spectacular. But I'm always looking for more Spidey.

If the 2017 Disney XD one, I think I caught a bit and it was similar to the ultimate spider-man from a few years back. Not super great.

Ultimate was the one, where they did Into The Spiderverse style storyarcs, right? Well, I can work with that. Watched that show a few years ago and had fun with it. Good enough for me.

If there is one thing I don't like about Spideys TV shows, it's that the naming scheme is REALLY BAD. Spectacular, amazing and ultimate (or whatever other words they used over the decades) are basically interchangable. I will never remember which show is which.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
If there is one thing I don't like about Spideys TV shows, it's that the naming scheme is REALLY BAD. Spectacular, amazing and ultimate (or whatever other words they used over the decades) are basically interchangable. I will never remember which show is which.
At least three of them are just called Spider-Man
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
(He, Him)
The 2017 one appears to have spider gwen as a regular character so that’s a plus. Maybe I’ll check it out.

Ultimate apparently had a dedicated fan base but I couldn’t get into it at all. I remember a lot of team ups and a lot of cutaway gags.

Spectacular is certainly the pinnacle. Just listened to the theme song and was grinning ear to ear, need to rewatch that show.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I remember watching Ultimate and thinking it averaged out to being Watchable, being hot on the heels of Spectacular was it was, however, did it no favors.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I watched the first few of the Marvels 2017 show, and it is fine. Not spectacular (yes, I'm very proud of myself), but fun enough. There is a good amount of Peter juggling too much stuff at once, and I don't think it was ever that hard, seeing his and Harrys friendship slowly breaking under the pressure. Also, actually hard to watch for me, stuff like this always makes me sad.

Elsewise, it's hard to describe what it is, exactly, that doesn't work as well as in Spectacular. All I can come up with is, that it has less soul, which is extremely unhelpful. Dunno, it feels more artificial, I guess, with less funny quips that feel more forced and written, I guess. The whole thing feels less real.

Anyway, it's fun enough. Does scratch the itch for me.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
just let it die
Agreed. That said, I'm not the biggest fan of the show anyway (except for the first season, that I like a lot, plus a handful of absolutely beautiful episodes) - like it well enough, but it's not something I would seek out. And the few seasons, that were created after a break of a few years, were pretty weak, I thought.

But I hope it will be well made and fun for the people who want to watch it.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
I like Futurama, but reviving it again after it was neatly wrapped up with a time loop (both science-fictiony, and it explains all the reruns!) just feels unnecessary. Show a little respect for the series and its fans... don't turn Futurama into another Zombie Simpsons.
 

madhair60

Video games
the movies and comedy central episodes were so godawful that I don't trust this to be anything worthwhile but still, maybe they'll absolutely nail the scripts

they won't, though. They'll do covid jokes
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
the movies and comedy central episodes were so godawful that I don't trust this to be anything worthwhile but still, maybe they'll absolutely nail the scripts

they won't, though. They'll do covid jokes
Ah fuck, I was ready to be mildly excited about this until I read your post, because you're right.
 
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