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Post by mozen » April 29th, 2010, 10:32 pm

Those were both fantastic and inspiring!

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Post by JayP » August 10th, 2022, 4:29 am

Check this out, a cool post about easy cartoon characters drawings https://avatoon.net/easy-cartoon-charac ... ings-2022/

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Post by Randall » August 10th, 2022, 8:51 pm

Wow, major thread bump. 12 years!

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Post by droosan » August 17th, 2022, 1:41 am

This seems an appropriate thread for this super blast from the past:

Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective!

:arrow: be warned: only 12 episodes were made .. and the story (what little there was) was only just really getting started, when the series abruptly stopped. :(

Still -- of all the dozens of retro-inspired online Flash animated series of the late-90s/early-00s -- this one had the 'snappiest' cartoon style, IMO.

Elmo Aardvark & Vava LaVoom had a wider career in CDs .. singing wacky songs, while strumming their ukeleles.
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Just some silly fun stuff that I haven't thought of, in many years .. but which I had fun revisiting, tonight. :mrgreen:

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Post by Ben » August 17th, 2022, 4:10 am

droosan wrote:
August 17th, 2022, 1:41 am
Still -- of all the dozens of retro-inspired online Flash animated series of the late-90s/early-00s -- this one had the 'snappiest' cartoon style, IMO.
I don’t think I ever heard of this on this side of the pond, although given the names involved I’m not surprised at the style. I look forward to checking out more! :)

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Post by droosan » August 17th, 2022, 10:55 am

Unfortunately .. the linked YouTube playlist contains the 'complete' series; so, there isn't any more. :cry:

Apparently, 26 episodes had been planned .. but at one to two minutes per episode -- and with a week's wait between episodes -- it's perhaps no surprise that the series fizzled out (as so many other Flash-animated online series of that era also did).

Elmo Aardvark did appear in a few other animated music videos, which seem to have been lost to the internet ether. :( One of my favorites was set to this 'japanese' version of Elmo's theme song:



Again, the 'shtick' was nothing new; Elmo was supposedly a 'lost' cartoon star from the silent era .. similar to Yakko, Wakko & Dot (although the EA:OSD series itself paid homage to the early works of Jay Ward or Hanna-Barbera) ..

.. but both the animation and the music were lovingly crafted, with authentic 'vintage' style. 8)

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Post by Ben » August 21st, 2022, 4:46 am

droosan wrote:
August 17th, 2022, 10:55 am
Unfortunately .. the linked YouTube playlist contains the 'complete' series; so, there isn't any more. :cry:
Oh, I meant "more" than just what you’d posted above. Despite being super-short I still need to watch the full "series"…well, what there is of it! :)

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