With the sequels of Monsters Inc., Despicable Me, and Finding Nemo coming our way, it’s feels like all of our dreams are coming true.
Putting Toy Story and Shrek aside, great animated films often don’t get this treatment — or in the case of Finding Dory and Monsters University, it gets the treatment almost a decade later.
There have been great animated movies out there that have sequel potential. Didn’t you ever wanted to know what comes after the happily ever after? Or what happens after the protagonist saved the day? I personally want to know more about Princess and the Frog’s Ray and his belle, Evangeline.
Realistically, good sequels have been proven to be profitable and they would no doubt answer the prayers of so many young adults who have waited years and years for sequels of their favourite animated films as children … or as young adults.
Here are 9 Animated Movies that Deserve Sequels Below
1) Princess and the Frog
This movie has potential for a sequel because the writers wrote a great villain for the first, so I’m sure they can develop another creepy villain who has a bone to pick with Tiana or Prince Naveen. That, or a sequel about Ray and Evangeline. Plus, get Randy Newman back on board and you have a confirmed best selling soundtrack.
Brave might not have a plot line that could be stretched but with a character as developed as Merida, put this fiery red head in any awkward situation and it would make a great sequel.
3) Wreck It Ralph Read more…
Just in case we haven’t already filled your Pokémon quota today, the Tumblr Pokémon x Nic Cage hopes to draw actor Nic Cage’s face on all 151 Pokémon (because there’s only 151. New species don’t count).
According to the blog description, the face behind the blog started the project as a way to kill time while at work. They hopes to draw at least 1 Nic Cage rendering a day until the very end.
Yes. This is what dreams are made of.
Nic Cage as Bulbasaur
Nic Cage as Charizard
Nic Cage as Wartotle
OH MY NOSTALGIA. Remember owning an N64 console?
At that point, there were only two Pokémon titles available: Pokémon Stadium, and Pokémon Snap. Yes, I know these weren’t the best of the Pokemon games in it’s series, but hey, we were willing to work with what we got. Anyways, YouTube channel Gritty Reboots, takes all the things we know and love, and turns them into movie trailers. This time, they decided to make Pokémon Snap actually epic in this re-imagining.
You might be wondering – how do you even make a trailer about the worst Pokémon game? Well, they did it, and it’s actually really awesome! The animation of the Pokemon, the effects, and an actual plot line seriously makes me want to start a Kickstarter project to get this movie made in real life. Seriously. Take my money. Make it happen.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
If you’ve been stumbling around Tumblr for awhile, you’ve probably come across .gifs, screen grabs or even a quick mention of Adventure Time or it’s offshoot web series brother, Bravest Warriors.
Save for the odd video here and there courtesy of a Donald Glover voice appearance, I haven’t really watched either. I know, I know. I should start because it’s like the greatest thing ever, right?
Don’t worry. I’ll start watching soon enough especially after seeing this super cut of Bravest Warriors‘ super cute Catbug. Seriously, this is the cutest thing you’ll see all week. It’s cuter than seeing a sleepy dog in a bag. Yeah, it’s that cute. Just watch the video below:
It gets even better because the voice actor who plays Catbug is just as adorable! Just watching six-year-old Sam Lavagnino play Catbug makes me want to go hug something cute and never let go (but not him. That’s called kidnapping!)
Dammit, Catbug. Now I have to go and spend my weekend watching Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors! I was planning on being productive…
“Shipping” has become prominent in television and film viewing nowadays. Almost all couples (and even non-couples) are labeled with conjoined names (I.e Romione, Klaine, Delena). With blogging and fanfiction, shipping has taken the media by storm. It breaks the servers of websites hosting polls on best pairings, and even influences writers. In fact, Ryan Murphy addresses shippers explicity on Glee as characters refer to their ship names. Principal Figgins actually called Rachel and Finn, “Finchel” and characters continually refer to their fan base as Brittany addressed how lesbian bloggers might not like her being with Sam.
Looking back on old shows, you will realize we were all shipping before it became it became a thing on the internet. There were couples (especially on much beloved Disney shows) where in our eyes, the whole show centered around two characters that had to be together. There was no possibility Lizzie was going to end up with any guy who she dated, because she was meant to be with Gordo. Phil could not go to the future before he confessed his love for Keely.
There are so many pairings that were meant to be in our eyes. We shipped them, and we shipped them hard.
Take a trip back to look at characters from your childhood that you definitely shipped
Lizzie & Gordo (Lizzie McGuire)
Over the course of Lizzie McGuire we saw Lizzie through multiple and awful relationships. Gordo was the one constant in all her relationships, the one who would bring her back up again after yet another guy knocked her down. Lizzie didn’t always know Gordo loved her, but we did, and that is why we will never forget when they finally kissed in the movie. Poor Gordo, that only took a few seasons to happen…
Helga & Arnold (Hey Arnold)
Even though Helga is considered to be psycho, and her romance with Arnold is in her head, their relationship is pretty endearing. She will go to great lengths to help out Arnold, and if thats not love, then what is?
Keeley & Phil (Phil of the Future)
There was never a question Keeley and Phil were meant to be together. Whenever one had a potential love interest, the other became extremely tense and obviously jealous. Even though we wanted Keeley to mind her own business and not find out Phil was from the future, Keeley loved him all the same after she found out. True love is dating someone with four toes.
Zoey & Chase (Zoey 101)
Although we all knew Chase only had eyes for Zoey from the first episode when he fell of a bike to get a good look at her, we didn’t know if Zoey would reciprocate his feelings. It was only until Chase got a girlfriend of his own did Zooey realize she liked him — typical. Although Chase chased (ha!) Zoey when she changed boarding schools not realizing Zoey stayed at Pacific Coast Academy, the two finally got to be together in what might have been the best Disney Channel finale of all time.
Topanga & Cory (Boy Meets World) Read more…
Seriously, how did this woman not get fired? AND what do these kids tell their parents what they did that day?
It’s time to be honest and admit that we have always been fangirls. We have been watching TV since we were three. We sang the Barney theme song the same way we now sing the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. We have ALWAYS been nerds—we just need to embrace it. I, for one, have memorized all the lyrics for the cartoons I watched growing up—especially those on the Family Channel. If you didn’t scream out “Wade, what’ the sitch?” at the end of the Kim Possible opening, I don’t know you. Remember how Christina Milan covered the theme song? Remember how it was a total sham because we all know it was and remains Christie Carlson Romano’s song?
How about when the Backstreet Boys sang the Arthur theme song? Who can ever forget that. The point is, we will always remember these theme songs. Even if you haven’t seen one of these cartoons in ages — I’m talking Braceface — chances are, you will still sing along.
It’s funny thinking about how celebrities sang the themes for a lot of these (remember how Solange Knowles sang the theme for Proud Family). I hope, that like myself, the opening credits to all these cartoons of our past and present hit you with a wave of nostalgia, and make you sing along the way.
The Proud Family
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One of the best parts of being a kid is was the ability to believe in anything without feeling really stupid or weird about it.
A strange man comes on December 24th with gift for me? Cool. Turtles who are trained in martial arts live in the sewers of New York City and are guided by a large rat? Badass. You’re allowed to roam the free world to capture possibly dangerous animals? Can’t wait. When you turn 11, you might get a letter from a super awesome magic school? Please let it be true.
But there are those childhood mysteries that rattled our brain and continue to even to this day. Here are just some of the most bothersome cartoon mysteries to date:
1. What happened to D.W.’s Snowball on Arthur?
After having a really amazing snow day, Arthur’s little sister, D.W., put a snowball in the family freezer so she could remember the day. A couple of months later she discovers that her prized snowball has gone missing and starts interrogating everyone about it. Years later, we still don’t know what happened.
2. Why are Mickey Mouse and gang always wearing gloves?
3. And how come Goofy gets to be a human-like character but Pluto is just a dog?
While they’re both dogs and Mickey Mouse’s loyal companions, why does Goofy get to speak while Pluto is just a pet? Or, how does cartoon animal logic even work?
4. If Donald Duck isn’t wearing pants, is he just mooning everyone?
If you say it’s because his feathers cover up all his bits, then why does he cover himself up with a towel when he gets out of the bath?
5. The Existence of Smurfs in General Read more…
There are a few important life lessons that I have stuck to throughout the majority of my life. A couple of them are:
Unlike the first two rules, the third is one that anyone can enjoy and it’s really fun to tell people you spent a whole summer watching Arthur with your 18-year-old brother.
One of my personal favourites (asides from Arthur) is Phineas & Ferb where they invent some crazy things during their summer vacation. Hilarity ensues as their sister tries to bust them and their pet platypus is actually a secret agent with an archenemy named Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
While most of the adult-friendly gags come from the doc, it’s kind of perfect to see him get his own YouTube channel (which may or may not be by Disney) where he comments on pop culture (last week: bacon & Honey Boo Boo Child). While the Doof is hilarious all on his own, too bad YouTube’s closed captioning can’t exactly pick up on his accent.
Here’s the latest installment of his show, Doof Daily, and remember to hit that CC button:
Thanks, cartoons for making us laugh, even if it wasn’t intentional!
Girls and cartoon fanatics everywhere, rejoice! The Cartoon Network has announced the return of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS!
That’s right, folks! The pint-sized superheroines known as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will return for a TV special to be released later this year. According to the press release, the kindergarten-aged trio will have to not only save Townsville, but the rest of the world!
A new character named Fibonnaci Sequins will join the Powerpuff Girls for their new adventure. Fibonnaci Sequins is Townsville’s most famous mathematician (ha ha, get it?) and will be voiced by —wait for it— RINGO STARR!
The Beatles legend has also recorded a new original song for the special titled, “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl.”
For those who grew up with the girls, don’t be surprised if they look a little different. The new installment of The Powerpuff Girls will be computer generated. The Bleeding Cool believes this is what Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup will look like:
Am I a little skeptical? A little, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be a little excited to see an old favourite return to television!
Eddie Vedder took to posting a pleading letter on the Pearl Jam website to ask fans to lend a helping hand and save the satirical political cartoons that are the work of friend Tom Tomorrow.
Tom Tomorrow is the pen name for cartoonist Dan Perkins who creates the “This Modern World” comic strip that has been featured in alternative weekly newspapers across the U.S. He uses a retro mid-20th century art advertising style to poke fun at the current political environment of North America. Now, the cartoon strip has been removed from 12 alternative weekly newspapers.