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Seth MacFarlane + Burger King + You Tube = new cartoons - VIDEOS

by Richard Keller, posted Sep 10th 2008 5:41PM

For years Seth MacFarlane has worked in the small animated universe that contains Family Guy, American Dad and soon The Cleveland Show (with some wading in the Robot Chicken pool). During that time he has provided voice and picture to the trials and tribulations of two typical American families. Yet, deep down inside, you knew that he wanted to do more than work with the Griffins and the Smiths. You could see it with in the amount of fantasy sequences placed during a typical episode of Family Guy.

Now, thanks to a combination of Internet and fast food, Seth is getting his chance to explore the world outside of his FOX Sunday night offerings. YouTube -- the dusty video cabinet of the World Wide Web -- will be hosting all new MacFarlane cartoon shorts under the short title Set MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. Sponsored by fast food giant Burger King (and featuring the giant-headed king in the opening sequence), the YouTube channel will show one to two-minute cartoons featuring all new characters and scripts. According to a press release sent to TV Squad, there will be 50 shorts that are custom-made for the web (and eventual DVD release, I'm sure.)



The first two videos of the series can be seen after the jump. Both of them seem like off-shoots of the fantasy sequences that are sprinkled (some say unnecessarily) amongst the action of a normal Family Guy episode. While "A Dog on the $25,000 Pyramid" is amusing, 'Super Mario Rescues the Princess' is much funnier and features that seemingly off-the-cuff banter that Seth and his cohorts normally provide to fantasy sequences.

Incidentally, our own Wil Wheaton will be appearing in MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon in the future, so keep a watch out for that (though on FOX, not these YouTube videos).

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StillBash

Biting the head off ruined the first one for me. And the second one was done perfectly by Mad TV.

CC... CC... that's my cat... cat...

And tell me again why the dog barked and later on talked. Who's the idiot there? The dog? Though he can talk? Yeah right. That's like tennis without using your hands and then blaming your partner for losing.

September 11 2008 at 7:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Travis

Naw, those were still funny guys. Total Seth McFarlane humor though. If you don't find Family Guy or American Dad funny these won't be for you.

September 11 2008 at 2:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Travis

Naw, those were still funny guys. Total Seth McFarlane humor though. If you don't find Family Guy or American Dad funny these won't be for you.

September 11 2008 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
G-Man

Seth Macfarlane + lots of money = still an unfunny, unoriginal, talentless hack

September 11 2008 at 12:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MrWeen

I'm kind of disappointed. Not in the joke, but it seems maybe Seth has never seen an episode of $25,000 Pyramid. The answer is never something like "blender" it would have been more like the clue itself, "things you find in your kitchen". Why make a reference if it's not going to be correct. I find it takes away from the joke. Maybe I'm just being a stickler.

September 10 2008 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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