The Big Picture: Celebritoons

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Celebritoons

MovieBob gives us further proof that cartoons are, most definitely, weird.

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MB202

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I'm getting tired of MovieBob going "WTF did I just see?!" while I'm sitting there stone-faced at what he just showed. Granted, Mohammad Ali's face while talking was pretty weird, in an uncanny valley sort of way, but... well, maybe it's because I've been on the Internet AND I've seen what Cartoon Network and especially [adult swim] show on a regular basis, but the stuff he seems to imply are weird and insane, I'm just like "eh".
 

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MovieBob reminds me a lot of Seth MacFarlane when I think about my opinion of him. I find both men to be entertaining as hell until they decide to bring out the soapbox(although Bob is significantly more tolerable than MacFarlane in this field). If I were to give any career advice to Bob, it would be to stick to things like this.
 

Stabby Joe

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While these cartoons in themselves are weird, the fact this was a "thing" at all for a period still baffles me.

That Ali cartoon in particular is just surreal.

I've heard of many of these during an episode of Laser Time podcast ( http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2012/05/28/laser-time-animated-vanity/ ) and actually seeing them in action here makes it all the more strange...

...I do wonder how the Governater would have turned out in the long run.
 

Safaia

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I think the cartoon element set a level of disbelief that reality TV doesn't have anymore. Broke the 4th wall basically. I personally would take a cartoon over the real thing most of the time.

This opinion has been brought to you by ambien. Good night.
 

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I was waiting for "ProStars" to show up! Saved the best for last. That show was a huge deal to 6-year-old me. Seeing a cartoon version of Wayne Gretzky fighting bad guys was mind-blowing.
 

bdcjacko

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Remember all of these shows. Bob forgot the Rosie O'Dollen show, and I wish I did too.

Also Pro-Star is amazing. Go Royals!
 

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As always when you post this sort of thing, I sit there asking

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MovieBob

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Fuck Reality TV, CelebriGAMES are where it's at!
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Ickabod

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I grew up in the 80's, I still don't see anything wrong with GI Joe or Transformers as being nothing more than commercials for toys. Generally they had the same 5 or 6 characters that they recycled every episode and it was a "treat" to see a different character show up from time to time. But the funny thing, usually I wanted to buy the characters not shown in the cartoon. Except Devastator, come on he was awesome!

Whatever, commercialism done entertainingly is fine with me.
 

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I would've liked to see more of globetrotters, loved that show. Great episode anyway. In Brazil, we have star sponsored comics until today, usually with soccer celebrities.
 

franksands

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DVS BSTrD said:
Fuck Reality TV, CelebriGAMES are where it's at!
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Hear, Hear. I would definitely like more Jack Black games.
 

Bindal

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No mentioning if "Jackie Chan Adventures"? Now I am disappointed... (probably the only show of this kind that I ever saw, too.)
 

lazinesslord

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I'm surprised you didn't mention "Jackie Chan Adventures." Which, by the way, was awesome! It had some of the coolest action sequences, it made use of Chinese/ other Eastern mythologies and settings, and it had a kid sidekick character that wasn't completely annoying (or at least I didn't think so). Heck, one could make the argument that Jackie Chan's cartoon helped bring about other, similar cartoons like "Avatar: The Last Airbender." So yeah, Jackie Chan+Cartoon=Awesome.
 

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how was the Jackie Chan show left out of this. i mean it was at-least half way decent, and far more recent then anything else on the list.
 

CronoT

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I think part of the reason that those celebrities starting getting into cartoons again in the late 80's and 90's is for the very same thing that people accuse Nintendo about incessantly. They knew their current fanbase was either dying off or growing up and leaving them, so they wanted to get a new fanbase growing, quite literally, from the ground up.

John Candy, on the other hand, like Michael Jordan, never really forgot his rots, and seemed to have a genuine passion for helping kids.

Also, just for s***s and giggles, does anyone else know the one-degree of separation between John Candy and the cartoon Pro Stars?
 

kailus13

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Bindal said:
No mentioning if "Jackie Chan Adventures"? Now I am disappointed... (probably the only show of this kind that I ever saw, too.)
I think he was only pointing out the bad ones.

I haven't heard of any of these. Were they not considered good enough for English children or something?

Pro Stars actually seems kinda fun.
 

JPArbiter

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I watched way to much pro Stars as a Kid. I remember Season 1s theme was a rip off of Queens "We Will Rock You."

Bo Jackson... back when the Kansas City Royals were a halfway decent baseball team and perrenial Playoff contenders
 

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Granted he might not have heard of it but I'm surprised that Bob didn't mention the Jackie Chan cartoon. For those of who you don't know it starred a guy named Jackie Chan who worked as an archeologist and knew Kung fu. He worked in his uncle's house, looked after his niece and fought both mystical villains and criminal organisations. At the end of each episode Jackie Chan (the real one) would answer a question about himself.
 

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lazinesslord said:
I'm surprised you didn't mention "Jackie Chan Adventures." Which, by the way, was awesome! It had some of the coolest action sequences, it made use of Chinese/ other Eastern mythologies and settings, and it had a kid sidekick character that wasn't completely annoying (or at least I didn't think so). Heck, one could make the argument that Jackie Chan's cartoon helped bring about other, similar cartoons like "Avatar: The Last Airbender." So yeah, Jackie Chan+Cartoon=Awesome.
Jackie Chan Adventures was one of my favourite cartoons as a kid! I loved the premise of the first two seasons. The comedy was gold to me, and I'm still quoting things Uncle said to this day!