Sunday, April 13, 2008
What makes a cartoon funny?
No pictures today. Just a simple question: What makes an animated cartoon genuinely funny, or NOT funny, for you? For your 10 year old kids? For you when you were a 10 year old kid? There is no right or wrong answer here, but try to be specific. Is there a particular film, TV show, character, scene, bit of acting or dialog or situation that actually made you laugh out loud? Do you have an example that is suppose to make you laugh but just insulted your sense of humor, or just made you angry? I don't care if you are 9 or 90, a grizzled animation veteran, just starting out, or not in the cartoon biz at all. Don't be bashful. This will be a topic that I will continue to cover on this blog. The future of humor in animated entertainment could depend on you!!!