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Watch the wonderful Wizard of Oz cartoon that predated the classic film

Directed by Canadian-American filmmaker Ted Eshbaugh, this "Wizard of Oz" cartoon from 1933 predated the classic Hollywood movie by six years. From Wikipedia:

The story is credited to "Col. Frank Baum." Frank Joslyn Baum, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and eldest son of writer L. Frank Baum, was involved in the film's ...

Watch this pianist play through a delightful history of cartoon music

I mostly credit cartoons for my appreciation of classical music. In this video pianist Lord Vinheteiro plays through a survey of cartoon music from 1928 to the current era. No, it isn't comprehensive, but it's still a wonderful medley!

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Watch the wonderful Adventure Time “pilot” short from 2007

One of the greatest cartoon series of recent years, Adventure Time ran for ten seasons on Cartoon Network. Created by Pendleton Ward, the original short above was produced for Frederator Studios' Random! Cartoons show and aired on the Nicktoons network on January 11, 2007. Finn was named Pen.

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New cartoon about Elvis as a government spy

Coming to Netflix, Agent King, an adult animated series about Elvis Presley as a government spy. Priscilla Presley and rock singer John Eddie created the show with Archer's Mike Arnold as writer and showrunner. John Varvatos is designing Elvis's animated outfits. From Spin:

Agent King... imagines Elvis Presley trading his white jumpsuit for a jet ...

Bend your spacetime continuum with these far out black-and-white GIFs

Applied mathematics/computer science student Etienne Jacob makes mesmerizing black-and-white animated GIFs using Processing, "a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts." You can see much more of Jacob's stunning work on his Necessary Disorder site and read Jacob's tutorials here on

Why Edgar Allan Poe’s work is still so **** good and creepy

Edgar Allan Poe scholar Scott Peeples explains the black magic of Poe's work nearly 170 years after he died. From TED-Ed: The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating hea... ...

Pixar’s WALL-E

04.29.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

When it comes to animated movies, Pixar has a great record. Over the last fifteen years they have produced hits, such as Toy Story and Toy Story 2, the Incredibles, Finding Nemo and more. Each movie is an instant hit, there is not a bad one to name. ...