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The Western Animation thread

JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp.I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
edited July 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
Welcome to the thread for discussing cartoons from places that aren't Japan. That last part is very important.

Here are some examples of things you can discuss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFLTa1_SYfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvHxhUyPiq4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3EoBl5uBfU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFMsOeWyWTY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcKJflBG8Q

Trying to slip anime in, or getting too weird and creepy about pony-related children's entertainments, will not be looked upon with favor.

Other than that, go nuts.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck NONSTOP INFINITE CLIMAX POSTING you must go on i cant go on ill go onRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So handsome

    so... like a pony

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    racist against ponies.

    Specieist?

    Anyway if you were on the fence about MLP the latest episode is one of the best. It has a alice in wonderland refrence and a benny hill theme interlude. That show is really hitting its stride.

  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Watched the latest Sym-Bionic Titan this morning(DVR is the best!). Pretty good episode. I wonder if Genndy has enough time to wrap everything up. I can see where the show may be heading to a nice season finale cliffhanger, but with its cancellation I hope they can get some closer on it.

    Steel was cracked me up when he threw his pistol.

  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited April 2011
    Just so we're clear, can we get an edict on western properties given to eastern animation studios, such as the X-Men anime, or this upcoming Mass Effect thing?

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Purveyor of Properly Pixelled People Happy Holidays!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Also, what is this Thread's stance on shows such as Avatar who are very much "animesque"? What about shows such as Cybersix which are co-productions between the US and Japan?

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  • enc0reenc0re Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Last night I saw the trailer for Sym Bionic Titan on CN for the first time. Thought to myself that it's worth checking out. This morning I noticed the title on the last Western Animation thread. Did it get cancelled before it started? Could someone fill me in?

  • NinjabearNinjabear Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I just saw the "That's My Jam" episode of Regular Show after not watching the show for a couple of weeks. It's like I've fallen in love with the series all over again.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Fox doesn't air Saturday morning cartoons anymore? It's just the WB now?

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  • OwlbatOwlbat Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So I just finished the first season of Wakfu in a super marathon last night. I am a happy person.

    Also, what day are they showing new episodes?

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Fox doesn't air Saturday morning cartoons anymore? It's just the WB now?
    The WB still exsists? Didnt it change to the CW? Or is that only in some markets?

    ABC does a some of the disney shows on saturday mornings. Not strictly cartoons though.

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Purveyor of Properly Pixelled People Happy Holidays!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Fox doesn't air Saturday morning cartoons anymore? It's just the WB now?

    it made me sad when I realized Fox stopped airing afterschool and saturday morning cartoons. is it because they just couldn't compete with the cable networks anymore? Still, they produced some great shows in the day. Remember The Tick?

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Wasn't there supposed to be a new Young Justice episode yesterday?

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    enc0re wrote: »
    Last night I saw the trailer for Sym Bionic Titan on CN for the first time. Thought to myself that it's worth checking out. This morning I noticed the title on the last Western Animation thread. Did it get cancelled before it started? Could someone fill me in?

    It's been on for a while now. Had an initial 20 episode order. Now that's all it's getting, and that order's almost used up.

  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Also, what is this Thread's stance on shows such as Avatar who are very much "animesque"? What about shows such as Cybersix which are co-productions between the US and Japan?

    Avatar is really good and I've yet to hear anyone disagree. Later on the show comes into its own style and moves away from a lot of the anime influences it began with.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Just don't talk about anything that's clearly anime and you'll be fine.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Purveyor of Properly Pixelled People Happy Holidays!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There seems to be a lot of action-oriented cartoons and comedy cartoons aimed at adults, but are there any good cartoons that hit more psychological notes? Or is there just not enough of a market for cartoons for grownups that aren't comedies?

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Four legs good, two legs bad!

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  • Slacker1913Slacker1913 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There seems to be a lot of action-oriented cartoons and comedy cartoons aimed at adults, but are there any good cartoons that hit more psychological notes? Or is there just not enough of a market for cartoons for grownups that aren't comedies?
    In most cases you have to look at the European studios for those.
    edit: This is one of the recent French ones.
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    Watched the latest Sym-Bionic Titan this morning(DVR is the best!). Pretty good episode. I wonder if Genndy has enough time to wrap everything up. I can see where the show may be heading to a nice season finale cliffhanger, but with its cancellation I hope they can get some closer on it.

    Steel was cracked me up when he threw his pistol.
    That was the 20th and final episode.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    IS Gendy under contract to develop for cartoon network? It seems like with the fanbase his shows have and with CN cancelling them before they are "finished" that he might have better luck shopping an idea somwhere else.

    Kind of like how Joss Whedon's Fox shows keep getting canceled. (I think Ive heard that he did have a contract to develop for Fox)

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    Just so we're clear, can we get an edict on western properties given to eastern animation studios, such as the X-Men anime, or this upcoming Mass Effect thing?

    Those are fine, but they can't be used as an excuse to post long clips of actual anime "for comparison" or anything like that.

  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Owlbat wrote: »
    So I just finished the first season of Wakfu in a super marathon last night. I am a happy person.

    Also, what day are they showing new episodes?

    Wakfu airs every saturday morning in France then it's put on the official website until the next episode airs.

    Which mean the latest episode came out today.

    Also I know I said it in the last thread, but there won't be a new episode on easter break - we'll be getting the Ogrest special instead.

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Too late, that video in the last thread already made me a pedo.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Genndy needs to go back to school to learn how to draw emotive human faces. I love his creature art, but all of his normal characters are limited to eyes: open/closed/glaring + mouth: neutral/grinning/grimacing.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Sting, Sting, Sting Venice Beach, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    that's some ship of Theseus shit right there.

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  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That's interesting, but I wonder how many will get the references in that show.

    I expect wikipedia hits from Japan going up about 5% after an episode airs.

    edit: Thinking about it makes me laugh. A Pimp Named Slickback-san

  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I can't help but wonder if there's a message board in Japan somewhere where they're bitching about how the Japanese dub ruins the original.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    happens all around the world with bad hollywood movie dubs.

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm almost kinda glad I never got around to checking out Titan now that I know it didn't get anything close to a proper ending.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Purveyor of Properly Pixelled People Happy Holidays!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm almost kinda glad I never got around to checking out Titan now that I know it didn't get anything close to a proper ending.

    Isn't it, like, the third series by Tartakovsky without anything close to a proper ending?

    You'd think by now, it'd have stopped being surprising.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I can't help but wonder if there's a message board in Japan somewhere where they're bitching about how the Japanese dub ruins the original.

    happened with Call of Duty.

    Oh and hey, they pulled a Funimation: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/03/call-of-duty-black-ops-edited-for-japanese-audience/

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I don't understand that logic. There are twenty awesome episodes out there that are mostly self-contained.

  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I don't understand that logic. There are twenty awesome episodes out there that are mostly self-contained.

    I'm the type that tends to get invested in characters/running plotlines very easily and when shows end like that I get very frustrated.

    I was running under the impression that the show was more continuity-focused than you'e implying, though.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Ahahaha the Japanese Boondocks theme is excellent

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oh wow, listening to that Japanese dub
    so, so, so many references that would go straight over the average Japanese person's head.

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I miss Disney Afternoon.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I don't understand that logic. There are twenty awesome episodes out there that are mostly self-contained.

    I'm the type that tends to get invested in characters/running plotlines very easily and when shows end like that I get very frustrated.

    I was running under the impression that the show was more continuity-focused than you'e implying, though.

    It has a really neat mythology but it is very heavily influenced by monster-of-the-week shows like super sentai and ultraman. Continuity does show up in ways like parts of the city that are destroyed in previous episodes are still destroyed in subsequent episodes and so forth, but it's definitely not a show that can't be picked up halfway through.

  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm almost kinda glad I never got around to checking out Titan now that I know it didn't get anything close to a proper ending.

    Isn't it, like, the third series by Tartakovsky without anything close to a proper ending?

    You'd think by now, it'd have stopped being surprising.

    That's why I was reluctant to even watch Titan. I was already saddened by the lack of closure to Samurai Jack. :(

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