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    Disney Pays Tribute to HAUNTED MANSION in New TV Idents

    The Haunted Mansion has long been one of Disney’s greatest gifts to Halloween and horror fans alike. For newcomers, the Haunted Mansion was a “dark ride” originally conceived as a theme park attraction back in 1969. Home to “999 happy haunts”—including the infamous Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota and the Hitchhiking Ghosts—the mansion used an array […]

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  • Bug Juice

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    Lost Signals: Bug Juice (1998)

    Recently the Disney Channel in America premiered their new teen sitcom Bunk’d, a spin off of their hit show Jessie, set in a summer camp. This isn’t the first time Disney has invested in a show about summer camps, though. In 1998, they carved out their own version of Real World which focused on teenagers […]

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    (Re)Animations: Doug (1991)

    Was there ever a coming-of-age series more unassuming than Doug? Created by Jim Jinkins, the series premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991 and starred a beady-eyed, scruffy-haired optimist known as Doug Funnie. Having just moved to Bluffington with his well-meaning parents Theda and Phil, his militantly artistic older sister Judy, and his lovable anthropomorphic dog Porkchop, […]

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  • Monday Morning Videomania #125

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    Monday Morning Videomania #125

    POLYPOUS, le toboggan tueur I think what I love most about this short, created by a Gobelins student named Jeremy Macedo, is how it reminds me of 2006’s Monster House. There’s just something fun about the dark humor of a supernatural waterslide that wants to devour (or kill) the kids who swim in it. Of […]

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  • Dave the Barbarian

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    (Re)Animations: Dave the Barbarian

    “They ain’t the bravest heroes, but they are the only ones we got!” I once heard that good parody comes from knowing your source material down to the letter and then mocking it in all the right places. I can think of few other cartoons that utilize on this formula as perfectly as Dave the […]

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