Do you have a favorite cartoon that you’d want to take with you to the proverbial desert island? Join our blogathon and tell everyone about it! Click on the above Betty Boop-based banner for the blogathon rules!
In the mood for some political satire? TV writer and blogger Ken Levine has a great recommendation:
The following is my entry in the Things I Learned from the Movies Blogathon, being hosted Oct. 14-17, 2016 by Kristina and Ruth at, respectively, the blogs Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. Click on the above banner, and read a variety of life lessons learned by bloggers through their study of cinema!
I live in Northeast Florida, which is gearing up for a very serious hurricane. If you message me (e.g., about the cartoon blogathon) and don’t get a timely reply, our power is probably out. If that’s the case, hang in there and I’ll get back on line as soon as possible (being addicted to the Internet as I am). Cheers!
Last year around this time, bloggers and cartoon buffs came out of the woodwork to express their appreciation of animated films that they have enjoyed. It was a very popular blogathon, and one of its entrants suggested that I revive it in the future. So, here it is, and here are the rules (same as for last year).
- Here’s your opportunity to sound off about one of your favorite animated films! Does a particular cartoon make you laugh, cry, think, or just plain fill you with joy? Post a blog entry about it here, and share your enthusiasm with the world!
- Notice that I said it can be one of your favorite cartoons. This is not a contest in which you have to summon up superior evidence that your cartoon of choice is the greatest one ever made. Just write about the reasons why you like it.
- The cartoon you choose can be of any length (short subject, feature film, television special) from movies or TV. It can be in “traditional” hand-drawn format or CGI. If you choose to write about a TV cartoon series, you can write about either the reasons why you like the entire TV series so much, or you can focus on a particular episode of the series. As long as you write an entertaining and reasoned blog in support of your choice, it will be accepted here. Also, duplicate entries are acceptable at this blogathon.
- Please leave me a message in the “Comments” section below that includes the name and URL of your blog, and the name of the cartoon you choose to write about.
- Below are banners to advertise the blogathon. Once you have completed Step # 4, please grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.
- The blogathon will take place from Fri., Nov. 11, through Sun., Nov. 13, 2016. Once you have posted your blogathon entry on one of those dates, please post its URL in the “Comments” section so that I can link our blog back to it. There are no assigned dates, so post your entry at any time during the three days of the ‘thon (although as I always say, the sooner the better!).
Have fun with your blog entry, and clearly show us why you adore the cartoon of your choice! Here are the entries so far:
Once Upon a Screen – Swooner Crooner (1944)
BNoirDetour – Key Lime Pie (2007)
Film Music Central – My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Bambi (1942)
Reelweegiemidget Reviews – The Lego Movie (2014)
Cinema Shame – Perfect Blue (1997)
Caftan Woman – A Christmas Carol (Richard Williams, 1971)
Pop Culture Pundit – Frozen (2013)
Epileptic Moondancer – Akira (1988)
Wide Screen World – Hanna-Barbera’s World of Super Adventure (1980-84)
The Midnite Drive-In – Heavy Metal (1981)
Moon in Gemini – Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Silver Scenes – To Spring (1936)
Dell on Movies – The Brown Hornet (1979-84)
This blogathon is getting too silly for words…so it’s time to salute our remaining bloggers in
lifesdailylessonsblog finds too many life lessons to count in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.
Reelweegiemidget Reviews finds fun in Eric Idle’s supported, er, supporting role in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.
And last but not least, The James Bond Social Media Project takes a look at John Cleese as Bond’s sardonic gadget man “R” in The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
And that’s the end! Thanks to our creative blog entrants for their fun contributions, and thanks for reading us for the past three days. Stay tuned later this evening for yet another blogathon announcement!
Unlike the Spanish Inquisition, everybody expects a blogathon recap — so let’s pounce right into
(Click here for Day 1’s entries if you missed them. To read Day 2’s entries, just click on the individual blog names highlighted below.)
Serendipitous Anachronisms starts things off with a bang (or at least the clacking of coconuts) with her critique of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Moon in Gemini reviews John Cleese and Michael Palin’s underrated A Fish Called Wanda follow-up, Fierce Creatures.
And finally, The Cinematic Frontier offers its thoughts on Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King, starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges.
And we still have one day of not-so-silly blogging left to go. Keep us bookmarked for Day 3! Because after all, you’ve got a nice blog, and we’d hate to see anything happen to it…