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Remember Witch’s Night Out, a Canadian-animated Halloween TV special starring Gilda Radner as a witch? It used to air on the Disney Channel in the US? Well, I’ve attempted to use my meager audio-editing skills to make a clean version of “Witch Magic”, the intro/outro song from the special. Enjoy!

monzo12782:

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, as read by James Mason. Animated by UPA in 1953.

Remember when there was a cartoon about a cotillion of southern belle pigs who teamed up with a gang of hot-roddin’ male pigs in time travel adventures using magic gloves and apparently they fought a crocodile swamp witch?

I suspect not!

Anyway, that was Pretty Piggies, which has neither a Wikipedia nor an IMDB page. Between it, Piggsburg Pigs, and half of the Barnyard Commandos, evidently people in the early ’90s really thought pigs were going to be a trend. (They weren’t.)

Remember Piggsburg Pigs? No? Well, nobody else does, either, but here it is - the early-80siest cartoon to come out of 1990.

Fake comic book covers from the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode “See You in the Funny Papers”; the only way they could be more Bruce Timm-y is if they had Batman on ‘em. Meanwhile, the invading alien on the third cover is yet another caricature of Ralph Bakshi.

And then there was that time a Saturday morning cartoon put Prince and Michael Jackson in a knife comb fight.
Screenshot from the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode “Night of the Bat-Bat”.

And then there was that time a Saturday morning cartoon put Prince and Michael Jackson in a knife comb fight.

Screenshot from the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode “Night of the Bat-Bat”.

Bat-Bat’s rogues’ gallery, from the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode “Night of the Bat-Bat”. The named villains include Ten-Face (made up of caricatures of the show’s crew, including Jim Reardon, Bruce Timm, and Tom Minton), No-Face, Ralph Man (a miscolored caricature of Ralph Bakshi), and the episode’s actual villain, the Cow.

The gun-toting baby and cat-woman weren’t called out, but given the naming conventions on display, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were, like, Baby-Face and Cat-Cat… and considering the cat-woman and her plunging neckline were a blink-or-you’ll-miss-it panning camera gag, I also wouldn’t be surprised if Bruce Timm worked on this episode. Uh, just call it a hunch…

1987-1988 era Bruce Timm, from the retrospective featurette included on the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures DVD set. A caricature of Timm also appears in one episode as part of Bat-Bat’s villain Ten-Face.

Hey, remember Invasion America? Supposedly ground-breaking entry into dramatic television animation for older North American viewers? … aired at night on the WB? … produced by Steven Spielberg…?

Yeah. That was about the reaction it got when it aired.

Anyway, the show got a couple of tie-in novels, and here’s the front and back covers to one of them. According to author Christie Golden’s Wikipedia entry, she has written many Star Trek and World of Warcraft novels, and also a series of stories about a vampire elf.

The January 1985 issue of Comics Feature ran an article on Marvel Productions, a company that produced cartoons such as Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Transformers, and Muppet Babies during the 1980s, and this piece of pre-production Dungeons & Dragons artwork was included as part of the story. Unfortunately, it seems the original photograph of the art was out of focus, so this was the best scan I could make of it at the time.

The January 1985 issue of Comics Feature ran an article on Marvel Productions, a company that produced cartoons such as Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Transformers, and Muppet Babies during the 1980s, and this piece of pre-production Dungeons & Dragons artwork was included as part of the story. Unfortunately, it seems the original photograph of the art was out of focus, so this was the best scan I could make of it at the time.