Archive for Simpsons

What is wrong with America’s Funniest Home Video

Posted in Observations with tags , , on October 26, 2009 by bearmancartoons

I know that America exports many things around the world including television series.  I am not sure if the illustrious America’s Funniest Home Video is one of them.  Over here is has been on almost 20 years.  It is essentially a bunch of home videos of men falling off roofs, kids being chased by animals, old women falling at a wedding and other hilarious things.

The show is never destination television for me but when I find myself spending the day on the couch especially after staying up until 3AM cleaning up after a Halloween Party it seems one of those things I flip to.  Now I am not going to say I don’t enjoy the show because I do. I will never tire of a kid in boxing gloves hitting his dad square in the nuts.  I enjoy it at least up until the last 8 minutes of the show.  This is the time they announce the producers pick for the funniest three clips of the show that the studio audience will vote on to win $10,000.

Yet, in all my years of casually watching the show, the “producers” NEVER NEVER NEVER pick the funniest clips.  It’s always the staged things or crap that I am not sure why they find funny enough to have put it in the first 22 minutes.  If my gig with the Simpsons doesn’t work out, I would be happy to pick the top videos for the producers of AFV.

The Gloomers

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Sorry I have been a turd about posting and responding to comments this week.

I have been working some things as part of a new project I am contributing to that launches next week.

It’s call “The Gloomers” and is a new “social network” (I know I know, you can’t keep your facebook, linkedin, and myspace pages up to date as it is) and animated webisodes of a family called the Gloomers.  They are kind of a cross between the Simpsons and the Addams Family.  You can see mini webisodes on YouTube .

Now before you get all excited about how cool my animation is…note I have nothing to do with any part of that.  (including the voice overs)

The site launches on April 15 (TAX DAY in the United States) but I hope to give you a sample of some of the stuff I am working on before then, so please bear with me.

Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by bearmancartoons

Hongkiat.com has a great post about 11 different sites that you can visit to create cartoon characters of yourself. My favorites were the South Park Studio and Simpsonize ME (obviously to create your own Simpsons character.

I created a cartoon likeness of a family member and had it made into a photo cake. Regular photos look too cheesy but give your friend/loved one a cake with an cartoon likeness of them and they will love it.