She told the world that the women of animation aren't just vehicles for humor or straight characters to set up punchlines for the males on the paper. She helped us realize they have thoughts, feelings, emotions and yes, even urges that make them unique, infinitely interesting and utterly fascinating. They are, as Dr. Frasier Crane so eloquently put it, "like a fine wine: always intoxicated, ever surprising and only getting better with age."
And so, for the cause of gender equality and female empowerment, here are the ten cartoon chicks who should pose naked because it would be righteously awesome.
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- Animaniacs - Vol. 3
- Daniel Boone - Season 4
- Lovejoy - Season 1
- Perry Mason - Season 2, Vol. 1
- Picket Fences - Season 1
- Pinky and the Brain - Vol. 3
- The Powerpuff Girls - Season 1
- Reno 911: The Movie
- Silver Spoons - Season 1
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 3, Vol. 1
Maurice LaMarche is a voice actor who has done more cartoons than you can shake a stick at. Just to reference a few, he played Dizzy Devil on Tiny Toons, The Brain on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, and most recently did the voice of Kif and Calculon (among others) on Futurama. The Canadian-born LaMarche started out doing stand-up comedy and eventually moved to voice acting. Quick Stop Entertainment has a really long interview with the man, so if you're into voice acting, and every single thing Maurice has ever done in his life, you should check it out. Also, if you want to read about someone from Canada bashing the country he came from, it's good for that as well.
[via Mark Evanier]
- The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3
- All Creatures Great and Small - Series 3
- Animaniacs - Volume 1
- The Boondocks - Season 1
- Chappelle's Show - Lost Episodes
- Dark Shadows - DVD Collection 3
- JAG - 1st season
- La Femme Nikita - 4th season
- Miami Vice - Seasons 1 and 2
- Pinky and the Brain - Volume 1
- Punky Brewster - Season 3
- Rawhide - 1st season
- Tales From the Crypt - 4th season
- Three's Company - 7th season
Apparently, I need to pay closer attention. I've been wondering if Animaniacs would ever come out on DVD, but apparently TV Shows on DVD have been all over the story for awhile now. Well, now it's official, and Animaniacs Volume One will be released on DVD on July 25. The set will include a hefty dose of 25 episodes featuring the Warners, weird dog-like creatures who were too insane for even Warner Bros. animation standards and were locked away in the studio's water tower. The show, I think, was even more of an homage to the classic Looney Tunes than its predecessor, Tiny Toons. It satirized celebrities and packed episodes with pop cultural references, just as Looney Tunes did back in the day, and with the exact same kind of aloof detachment.
Do any of you Animaniacs maniacs have some favorite moments from the show? I'm quite fond of the Imagination Song from an episode featuring a parody of purple dinosaur Barney called "Baloney." It went like this:
I is for "Imagine"
M is for "Me"
A is for the letter "A"
G is for "G"
I is for, um, "Imagine"
N is for "Nice"
E is for "Egad! I said 'Imagine' twice."
That still cracks me the heck up.
Thanks to Sean for the tip!
UPDATE: I missed that Pinky and the Brain is also coming out at the same time. Thanks, elf.
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