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The New Corner Animation, but big!!!

Hey fright-fans, Harry here with the latest "Harry Toon" from Cartuna (the amazing D. Campbell MacKinlay). How could we not do a WOLFMAN animation. And while we did use the Benicio/Rick Baker Wolfman as the guideline for the WOLFMAN - we simply had to go with the original film's canes. I'm sorry, I'm old fashioned that way. I'm not sure what made my brain go Chuck Jones with this, but in my ape brain, watching Looney Tunes and Universal Monster movies always went hand in hand. And while, yes... I know that this is a different thing altogether - and that I probably should have gone GORY AS HELL, like the movie, but I just had to... Well... You'll see. Cartuna did another fantabulous job - Now you can squint up at the corner and try to see the detail - or... well watch it this style:

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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by Anti-fanboy

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by fcukdeath

    They weirdly go hand in hand for me too.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Of course now I have Hello my Baby hello My Darlin

    by DOGSOUP

    Hello my Ragtime my head

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST


    by ZooTrain

    I still think you should have a Gallery Link for all of these GIFs. These things are gorgeous. And if there IS a Gallery Link...I feel stupid.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Monsters are the most iiiiinteresting people...

    by little_lebowski

    Always loved Gossamer. Shame he wasn't in more than 3 of the classic Looney Tunes. And that one of those three is a remake.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    so Harry Knowles is a red version of McDonald's Grimace?

    by LightDiviner

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Harry, we need an archive of all of Cartuna's work...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I'd love to see a huge portfolio of these in embiggened somewhere on the site. Love this!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Harry, how's your health? How much do you weigh?

    by LightDiviner

    I can help you lose weight. I can help you on the journey. You can be a better you. I see you being a tight 190 pounds. You only have to decide.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Almost as cool as a new DVD column

    by Monkeybrains

    "Claire Bennett. Everytime she has sex, she's a virgin as her hymen will repair itself. Pure Bliss" <p> See? Anybody can write like good ol Harry.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    His Masterpiece?

    by BenBraddock

    Whatever you're paying him you should double it!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Thought that wolf was gonna tear up some fatboy

    by Chili_Dog_Phart

    Cool animation, although "hey fright fans" is pretty gay.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Red Monster is Called GOSSAMER

    by iwontwin

    AKA l.lohan bush

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Why are some of you so obsessed with the DVD column?

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    I don't wanna sound like I hate it, but can't you just go to Amazon and check the new releases of the week until Harry puts it up again?

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    This been said: I fucking love the animation!

    by RedEgiraahgnal

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    please, harry

    by ryandowneyjr

    Update the site, make it more modern! Clearly you're receiving some sort of revenue for this, so how about investing in your future.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    GOSSAMER? I thought it was the Weight Watchers mascot!

    by Shermdawg

    Seriously though Mr.Headgeek, sir.....a gallery of these awesome animations would indeed be much appreciated. Love 'em.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST


    by For the love of Claire Bennets regenerating hymen

    That WAS a good line.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Should have Michigan J. Frog in there too.

    by MacReady452

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    5 new ‘Clash of the Titans’ posters here at

    by revengofthega

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Yeah!! Get that CHEESE in yer VEINS BOY!

    by LargoJr


  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Look....out there in the audience...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    PEOPLE!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Yeah, why are some of you so obsessed with the DVD column?

    by SoylentMean

    Where the fuck is it Harry? How will I know what to buy? Sonuvabeetch.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    That said, I can't wait to see The Wolfman next Friday

    by SoylentMean

    and Shutter Island the following Friday. This year has a lot of movies I'm looking forward to, before May. Should I say it, dare I jinx it? Could this be a good year for movies?

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Why does this animation get it's own story?I don't get it. Oh well. Cool I guess.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    There USED to be an archive of these animations

    by D.Vader

    Back in old-school AICN. I dunno why they were taken down. If you ever go tools AICN using an Internet archive page, you can find it under some menu like "Cool Stuff" or something.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I meant go "to old AICN" not "tools AICN"

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    The animation gets it's own story because it's not the DVD colum

    by SoylentMean


  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Fun stuff, Harry…

    by blakindigo

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Now it's Zoidberg that is big!

    by Alfred_Packer

    Gossamer is called Rudolph in one of the cartoons isn't he? The Water Water Every Hare one? I went to a Yes concert once, and they rolled that cartoon before the show...the ether scene brought down the house.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The link to most of the images is:

    by Sebilrazen <br><br> Just need to know some Google-fu.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Fuck the DVD column, people

    by YackBacker

    Give up and move on. Go read HitFix for that stuff. Hooray Cartuna, awesome job!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    by dogu4

    Monsters ARE the most INteresting people.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by Subtitles_Off

    You should come home. You've missed some wild and crazy, shit.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by jdhasson

    I like you.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Harry, make an archive of these animations

    by Ingeld

    that we can access. Many of us who come to this site would love to see them. Why keep them hidden?

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Ugh...who designed that? Chief Redcock?

    by Gus Van Rant

    No, he is too much of a mongoloid to even turn on a computer.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST



    "Everybody likes the Michigan Rag Every Mame and Jane and Ruth From Weehauken to Duluth Slide, ride, glide the Michigan Stomp, romp, pomp the Michigan Jump, hump, pump the Michigan Rag That love-d rag!!"

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Why would the pants change colour...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...but not the shoes?<p> (Never underestimate a talkbacker's ability to nit-pick meaningless minutia! Heh heh heh...)

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Corner anims are why I come back here

    by Immortal_Fish

    As well as my yearning hatred and love for several select TB handles. Oh, and all those dirty Apes. Wyrm and Vern too, but not as much.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    No Yackbacker, I will not get over the DVD column.

    by SoylentMean

    I will not enter into DVD column rehab. These shakes ain't nothin' to worry about...

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Cartoon Harry has some decent sized guns

    by veritasses

    Legs look like they're packing a bit of muscle too.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I think you should, Soylentmean

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    time for a talkback intervention!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by PerpetualSarcasm

    That really is brilliant.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Didn't you hate that frog when you were a kid?

    by BurnHollywood

    The way he led that poor schlep on...I was hoping he would've suffocated in the building foundation, but no, the traitorous little shit survived to fuck with that futuristic construction worker.<p> Pissed me off when they made that manipulative little fuck the mascot of the WB network...<p> Yeah, I take cartoons seriously...what of it?

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by white_vader

    Tweetie-pie is THE most manipulative, scheming, sarcastic, patronising,through-and-through nasty shit in Warner's lineup. That poor Thylvethter...

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by ScoreKeeper

    One of my favorites. Great job Cartuna!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    I have to the end of the day, Tweety had to do what he did, as his life was at work. Annoying, yes, but nasty, no.<p> (Although I'd put him on the annoying list immediately after Sylvester's insufferably whiny son/nephew/whatever [the one who always put the bag on his head] and that irritating baby kangaroo [I found myself rooting for the cat])<p> That Gawddamn frog though...he was like that junkie/alcoholic in every family who lets you down when you need them most. Little bastard.<p> By the way...I want to see a show of hands for everyone who thought Tweety-Pie was a girl when they were a kid...<p> Everyone? I thought so. I mean, didn't it feel like things got kind of homo when Sylvester baited Tweety with his finger painted up to look like a female bird?

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    I meant, "Tweety had to do what he did, as his life was at stake". Damn little 1" x 3" talkback box...

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Would've made more sense if you turned into the Singing Frog, Ha

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    You're not the only one who loves watching Looney Tunes!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Anybody else hope the Blu-Ray Looney Tunes

    by SoylentMean

    are character specific? Like, the complete Bugs, the complete Daffy, the complete etc? Because as much as I like the Golden Collections, well they're kinda scattershot in terms of content.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Gotta Admit

    by NippleEffect

    that's pretty darn cool

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Bib Cartuna

    by Joely_Boy

    He's no jedi.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!<p> Is there a doctor, in the house?<p> Is there a doctor, in the house?<p> I'm a doctor!<p> ahhhhhhhhhhhhh What's up, Doc?

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Still, what's with the giant GIF?!??

    by br1947

    I've never understood this, why use a crappy gif version with huge load time instead of the nice clean flash?

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Definitely need a gallery of his gifs

    by FrodoFraggins

    His animations are great and I think they should be archived and available somewhere on this site.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    This one...

    by the_box_drone

    This one is definitely a cut above!

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Ha ha - I getcha Burn

    by white_vader

    Fair enough! I never thought his life was in danger though. He was always so much smarter (affected cutesy lisp and all) than poor Sylvester, who was just a dumb shmuck that was slave to his stomach. There are so many cartoons where he'll play whoever off whoever else and still pretend to be the sweet little innocent when he's nothing of the kind. I never mistook him for a girl, and if you've seen the very earliest ones where he's a downright ugly motherfucker/naked pink baby bird then you know what I mean. He did get watered down though, and maybe that's the image that persists now. In the nineties I actually stopped drawing Warners consumer stuff because of the way they were perverting their characters. Tweety in particular being reinvented as a girl-friendly "dude with 'tude" (their words, I kid you not) of no specific gender or agenda (haw!) so as to not endanger the invented girl demographic for Warners characters. I walked into a Warners store one time to find the Road Runner draped with pearls and a handbag!! I started to have arguments with them where they were just whoring the characters out whether it was appropriate or not. And they had no understanding of irony or the many visual and literary puns or naming puns. You know they changed Tweety's proportions more in the nineties? Not for the cartoons, but so his shape would be more balanced on T-shirts. He WAS always a bitch to put in a graphic application it's true, but fuck it! The cartoons come first! Another good story is the time I tried to convince them to get behind the Powerpuff girls as the next big thing and they said no, CatDog (I think that was it, the Ren & Stimpy ripoff) was it and PPuffs were just too weird and ugly and they wouldn't be doing much with them. Also they didn't appeal to boys (ha! morons). They also tried to convince me way back that Space Jam was going to be enormous and I had to explain it would fail because they were using WB characters but making a Disney film, and a contrived cross-licenced one at that. Looney Tunes aren't linear stories but Vaudeville sketch-form comedy skits. Which is why those feature-length things always have and always will fail. The compilations would've been so much better if they didn't re-edit them and chop the fucking endings off. Grrr. <p> But back to Tweety I always thought the whole joke is that the canary is the one who gets the cat. When as far as poor dumb clown-faced Sylvester knew the cat was supposed to get the canary. Exactly the same for the cat catching (geddit?) the mouse with Speedy Gonzales. Anyway, whichever way we each see it they're still the best! <p> As for Michigan, it was a perfect pair-up. manipulative bastard vs wannabe manipulative bastard (the first thing the worker sees/thinks are dollar signs and exploitation). That worker got what was coming to him, and more. And so on 'til the end of time... <p> Dude, you've reminded me how much I love those ones. Hafta break 'em out again. And give the three bears another spin too. But HENry! I used to play the "Father's Day" one for my Dad every year on that day...

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Awesome work by Cartuna again!

    by Cervantes

    ....agreed that an archive of his amazing efforts would be interesting. Does anyone happen to know if this guy has a site?

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    Entertaining post. But Warners pales next to the kings of cartoon exploitation, Disney. You know how they take that attitude of "You grew up with us...we were there in your childhood, we're still here now"...? They've been doing that shit since I was a kid, three decades ago!!!<p> Stingy motherfuckers NEVER showed the Donald Duck/Goofy/Mickey Mouse cartoons on TV except for once in a blue moon on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, and then they act like it's a given that their characters are "beloved"!<p> Fuck you, man! Bugs and Daffy came around once a week on fools ain't shit to me!<p> Especially you, Mickey, you copyright-loophole-exploiting, unfunny asshole! Up your ass with a rubber dick, like my man George Carlin said!

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    It also reminded me a bit of

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    Young Frankenstein's Puttin' on the Ritz number... Good stuff, Harry! Gossamer lives!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Oh you're so right Burn!

    by white_vader

    Yes Disney. I had to explain to a client I was doing a mascot for that Mickey is the inverse of what we're after. A mascot is not an animated character with the advantage of a familiar back-story, speech or word balloons (like a comic or strip character) and must occupy a strange territory somewhere between that sort of character and a corporate logo. Aaaaanyway I told them about how Mickey is a backwards mascot-by-default in that he's ONLY a logo/branding element now, and a complete failure as a character. The 'old' Disney even undercut him in his heyday and in the shorts, because when Mickey was an 'every-man' character, they chopped off their noses to spite their faces with both Donald AND Goofy 'every-man' cartoons taking his place. Mickey was iconic, and they just wasted him. Now he's a symbol of evil. Ironically, he as a face isn't even as good a branding element as his own ears! <p> Anyway this client and I have been dealing with an old cow who comes from Disney marketing (and therefore is infallible), has no idea even about Disney characters, and is making the most inane, cowardly non-decisions I've ever seen in all my years in the business. And that's sayin' something! <p> Funny though how Disney are doing the tail wagging the dog thing with their 'princesses' line, where apparently you don't initially need to be one, 'cause they'll reverse engineer it! I'm hoping that seeing as Lasseter and co are a year or two away from the last of the old regime projects going through, things will change for the better. They can't get much worse!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Partial archive

    by cartuna

    Hey there. Glad you guys liked the Wolfman head. I actually started a weekly archive of the existing corner animations, though I haven't updated it in more than a year. It does have the first 60 or so. If there's some interest, I'll restart with regular updates. There are a lot more where those came from.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST




  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Great animation

    by KelseysNuts

    Thanks for bringing back some good Gossamer memories. Is Gossamer modelled after the 'Monster from the Id' in Forbidden Planet, or vice versa?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    So in other words, Funicello may have gotten more mileage for Mickey's ears than Mickey. That's hilarious!<p> "Anyway this client and I have been dealing with an old cow who comes from Disney marketing (and therefore is infallible), has no idea even about Disney characters, and is making the most inane, cowardly non-decisions I've ever seen in all my years in the business. And that's sayin' something!"<p> Those who CAN'T become project managers. You have my condolences...I've been in that situation too many times to list. You have my sympathy.<p> "I'm hoping that seeing as Lasseter and co are a year or two away from the last of the old regime projects going through, things will change for the better. They can't get much worse!"<p> One can only hope...THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG barely broke even. It appears he has the good sense to restrict 2D to shorts only, rather than full-length features. Like it or not, 2D is on its way out in that format. Gotta change with the times.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    ooooh, it has FUR

    by subtlety

    I wondered why Harry turned into a fat red gumby. Another great animation from Cartuna! Thanks for letting see this one in a little more detail, Harry!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    That's Great! I love it!

    by psychedelic

    That's Great! I love it!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Heh yeah Burn - Annette!

    by white_vader

    Wait, she was wearing ears? I'm not that old, but who was looking there? ;) <p> As for New Disney/Lasseter and co, at least jobs may be slightly more stable. When they canned Eisner's spite project (Circle 7), at least they tried to place those artists elsewhere. In the Eisner regime, they fired the 2d guys and got a bunch of 3d guys in for Dinosaur because y'know, 3d was the next big thing. Then when that tanked, apparently it wasn't the shit story or suit meddling, it was the animators' fault, so the 3d guys got fired too. And 3d was apparently shit/not Disney. Then after more meddling and shit stories with Treasure Planet and Home on the Range apparently they forgot they said that, fired the 2d guys AGAIN, and hired 3d guys AGAIN (the story is not the same ones) because folks only wanted to see 3d AGAIN. Apparently Dinosaur never happened after all. Then we got an in-jokey (but only if you're an adult), "post", pop-culture referential Chicken Little! Fuck Eisner and Katzenberg. Their being in power (at the respective studios) made their crowing that 2d was dead a self-fulfilling prophesy. Apparently Lasseter wants Pixar to continue 3d and Disney to continue 2d (without being completely myopic about it and depending on the project). We'll see. <p> Again I'll have to disagree in a friendly way and say 2d features are not dead or dying. It's all about the story. If Miyazaki is still making great stuff (I'd argue his Little Mermaid is even better than the Disney version), then it's got nothing to do with 2d or 3d and everything to do with great stories and direction. The artists and animators generally bring it no matter what. I love both 2d and 3d and like Brad Bird said, people should stop confusing them with genres. Animation is not a genre, and you can do anything. Everybody always says "stop motion is on it's way out" too. They've said that for decades, and we had like 5 stop-mo features last year alone! I wouldn't close the door on anything - it only takes one good flick and the whole game changes again.If you say something's dead or dying it just diminishes the chances of an unexpected gem. Remember when everyone in town turned down Star Wars because sci-fi was dead and no-one wanted to see that stuff? Happens over and over. <p> And dude, we can console each other if you've been in that situation so much too.I don't hate marketing at all, it's an essential link in the chain, but it's mostly peopled by fuckwits with creative envy. Those who CAN'T indeed. Gah. <p> Did you watch Princess & Frog? I'm so sick of the whole "post" fairytale thing (that sorta kicked off with the end of Aladdin's injokes) and hated Shrek's woefully thought out story from the start, but as a salvage project it was pretty good, whether it made much money or not. Pacing is great, beats are solid. Not great, but not bad at all. I was surprised. But waddya know, she wasn't a princess at the start, but...!

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Wow. Vague memories through the mists of time, watching Daffy Duck get chased all over Hell's half acre...I think. It's been a while. But I definitely remember Gossamer. Right on!!

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Duck Dodgers

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    That was it. Marvin the Martian would sic Gossamer on Daffy at regular intervals.

  • Feb. 10, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by fuckjayleno

    Could we please get a difinitive answer on whether or not you're ever planning to write the DVD column again? You're really starting to piss me off.

  • March 8, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by nopix

    when [pagebreak]lost of it[pagebreak]

  • March 10, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I when [pagebreak] lost of it [pagebreak]

    by thebearovingian

    Great comment. This talkback is the perfect cemetery for that. The New [Old] corner animation, but big!!!