21st Century Cartoons

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Adventure Time (2010)
3
23%
Amazing World of Gumball (2011)
0
No votes
American Dad (2005)
2
15%
Archer (2009)
0
No votes
Bee and Puppycat (2013)
0
No votes
Bob's Burgers (2011)
0
No votes
Bravest Warriors (2012)
0
No votes
Bojack Horseman (2014)
0
No votes
Clarence (2014)
0
No votes
Gravity Falls (2012)
0
No votes
Home Movies (2001)
1
8%
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008)
0
No votes
Regular Show (2010)
1
8%
Rick and Morty (2013)
5
38%
Samurai Jack (2001)
1
8%
Steven Universe (2013)
0
No votes
Uncle Grandpa (2013)
0
No votes
We Bare Bears (2015)
0
No votes
One I've not listed
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 13

21st Century Cartoons

Saveloy
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28 Nov 2017, 19:42 #1

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Gaz
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28 Nov 2017, 20:00 #2

Aghh... couldn't you at least let us pick two or three?!

Adventure Time, an atom's width ahead of Rick and Morty.

These are great times to be an animation fan. TV (the format, not the medium) in general is experiencing a golden age.
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Saveloy
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28 Nov 2017, 20:38 #3

Gaz @ Nov 28 2017, 08:00 PM wrote: Aghh... couldn't you at least let us pick two or three?!
:devil:

H'actually, I was going to say "pick three" but I thought it would put off the less well educated fofers who might only be familiar with one or two of the above.
an atom's width ahead of Rick and Morty.
What did you reckon to season 3? I dug it but reckon they way overdid the "Rick is an arsehole" thing.
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Gaz
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28 Nov 2017, 20:48 #4

I loved it for the most part, but I agree. Other characters grow and change, and so does Rick... but it's like they occasionally hit the reset button with him. Although it can frustrate, I suppose it's part of why it works. He has to be the wildcard. Adventure Time started to lag a little when they focused too much on an ongoing story (I haven't seen the last two seasons yet, but will eventually). It's harder to make the familiar absurd.

Speaking of unpredictability, I had heard a fair bit about the Rick & Morty prior to watching, but I didn't know there was going to be so much improv.
It's so striking in a cartoon. Almost like they're riffing over someone else's stuff. It's actually rather brilliant. :)
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DeusErac
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28 Nov 2017, 22:47 #5

Went with Adventure Time . . . But Steven Universe, Bojack Horsman, and Rick and Morty nip at Finn and Jake's heels . . .

90% of the TV I watch is cartoons at this point . . .
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Steve69
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29 Nov 2017, 00:01 #6

I must confess I can't vote because I've never heard of any of them :ohdear:

I can only think of The Simpsons, Futurama and King of the Hill that I've seen and liked.
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gappy tooth
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29 Nov 2017, 08:35 #7

I voted for the only one I've seen, which makes it essentially invalid as data. I've never heard of the majority of them.
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Pott
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29 Nov 2017, 09:36 #8

Can I add Window Horses? I've never seen anything quite like it...
https://vimeo.com/155891239
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robbroncs
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29 Nov 2017, 09:45 #9

i'd admit there are a few i've never even heard of. i really really wanted to vote Home Movies, but the visuals and sound of Sam Jack left me full of awe. so i went with that thick-lined dude.

what no Aqua Teen?????
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Saveloy
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29 Nov 2017, 10:13 #10

robbroncs @ Nov 29 2017, 09:45 AM wrote: what no Aqua Teen?????
AAARGHH!

:banghead:

I knew there was one really important one that I'd missed!

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Saveloy
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29 Nov 2017, 10:16 #11

Pott @ Nov 29 2017, 09:36 AM wrote: Can I add Window Horses? I've never seen anything quite like it...
https://vimeo.com/155891239
It looks good, but does not qualify in this poll as it is a one-off film rather than a tv telly series cartoon serial.
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Saveloy
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29 Nov 2017, 10:25 #12

Steve69 @ Nov 29 2017, 12:01 AM wrote: I must confess I can't vote because I've never heard of any of them :ohdear:
Aye, I'm afraid none of this is on terrestrial or Freeview. The majority are (or were) Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, Fox, Netflix etc.

But there are, erm, other ways of watching, This one has been pretty reliable - say NO to notifications if it asks, and use the search box to find what you're looking for:
https://www.watchcartoononline.io/
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Saveloy
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29 Nov 2017, 10:48 #13

Gaz @ Nov 28 2017, 08:48 PM wrote: I loved it for the most part, but I agree. Other characters grow and change, and so does Rick... but it's like they occasionally hit the reset button with him. Although it can frustrate, I suppose it's part of why it works. He has to be the wildcard.
Yeah, you're right, the "tease" is part of the appeal. I just think they got into that a bit too heavily. It works as background tension, not so much as Big Heavy Theme. My son, who was bang into R&M from the start, felt the same. What we really wanted was the throwaway inventiveness, the *fun*.
Speaking of unpredictability, I had heard a fair bit about the Rick & Morty prior to watching, but I didn't know there was going to be so much improv.
It's so striking in a cartoon. Almost like they're riffing over someone else's stuff. It's actually rather brilliant.
Yes! Interdimensional Cable! :lol: I think those sections were completely improvised.
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gappy tooth
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29 Nov 2017, 14:45 #15

Saveloy @ Nov 29 2017, 10:13 PM wrote:
robbroncs @ Nov 29 2017, 09:45 AM wrote: what no Aqua Teen?????
AAARGHH!

:banghead:

I knew there was one really important one that I'd missed!

Believe it or not, I have seen that one. It was...alright.
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Mr. Marshall
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29 Nov 2017, 16:56 #16

Dumbland by David Lynch
Howdy to you

Got a light?
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Buy Kurious!
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30 Nov 2017, 11:11 #17

I voted for Adventure Time, but I haven't seen most of these, sadly.
Does Over the Garden Wall count?
I really want to see Bob's Burgers after seeing that frame you posted the other day, Saveloy.
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DeusErac
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30 Nov 2017, 12:03 #18

Buy Kurious! @ Nov 30 2017, 11:11 PM wrote:
Does Over the Garden Wall count?
I was going to inquire about this one too.

It is lovely and haunting and brilliant.
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Gaz
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30 Nov 2017, 18:19 #19

Tip of the cap to Justice League, which didn't make the list (I get that it doesn't fit the tone of the shows mentioned, but it does qualify).

DC's animated universe is infinitely more enjoyable than their cinematic one, for all age groups.
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Saveloy
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30 Nov 2017, 22:23 #20

Mr. Marshall @ Nov 29 2017, 04:56 PM wrote: Dumbland by David Lynch
I was poised to :rolleyes: but thought I'd better check it out first - looks good! Ta!


























































:rolleyes:
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Saveloy
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30 Nov 2017, 22:45 #21

Buy Kurious! @ Nov 30 2017, 11:11 AM wrote:I really want to see Bob's Burgers after seeing that frame you posted the other day, Saveloy.
I think you'd like it. It's one where you have to get stuck in to a season or two and get into the characters. Tina is Lisa Simpson for socially awkward types :)

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Saveloy
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30 Nov 2017, 22:48 #22

DeusErac @ Nov 30 2017, 12:03 PM wrote:
Buy Kurious! @ Nov 30 2017, 11:11 PM wrote:
Does Over the Garden Wall count?
I was going to inquire about this one too.

It is lovely and haunting and brilliant.
Hmm, one-off mini series... *sucks air through teeth*

I need to watch it now you've both recommended it; I was put off somewhat by its browny-greyness.
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DeusErac
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30 Nov 2017, 22:56 #23

Saveloy @ Dec 1 2017, 10:48 AM wrote:
DeusErac @ Nov 30 2017, 12:03 PM wrote:
Buy Kurious! @ Nov 30 2017, 11:11 PM wrote:
Does Over the Garden Wall count?
I was going to inquire about this one too.

It is lovely and haunting and brilliant.
Hmm, one-off mini series... *sucks air through teeth*

I need to watch it now you've both recommended it; I was put off somewhat by its browny-greyness.
Worth the price of admission for Tim Curry as Auntie Whispers alone.

But the rest is really good, too.
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Saveloy
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30 Nov 2017, 23:31 #24

gappy tooth @ Nov 29 2017, 02:45 PM wrote:

Believe it or not, I have seen that one.  It was...alright.
I can only handle it in small doses, I must admit. Best part is the theme tune :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-6k_NHP0II
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Buy Kurious!
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02 Dec 2017, 10:20 #25

Saveloy @ Nov 30 2017, 10:45 PM wrote:I think you'd like it.  It's one where you have to get stuck in to a season or two and get into the characters.  Tina is Lisa Simpson for socially awkward types :)

Well, now you've definitely sold it to me. :D
I'm really looking forward to watching it.

The brown palette of Over the Garden Wall is pretty naff, but it has some nice ideas.
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