Famous toon characters on the Web
The following is a brief compendium of some of the most well-known Web toon characters:Angry Kid Live-action and stop-motion animation combine digitally to depict the everyday adventures of an insolent brat. Creator: Darren Walsh of U.K. stop-motion studio Aardman Animations (“Chicken Run”) Where to find him: www.atomfilms.com Breakup Girl A female superhero, whose beat is love, attempts to mend broken hearts worldwide with the help of the Web. Creators: writer-comedian Lynn Harris and cartoonist-designer Christopher Kalb Where to find her: www.breakupgirl.com and www.oxygen.com Cecil and Stubby Two English working-class blokes review current movies in Thugs on Film. Creator: Mondo Media, a San Francisco-based animation production and distribution company Where to find them: www.bbcamerica.com; www.lycos.com; www.nbci.com; www.netscape.com; www.shockwave.com; www.ugo.com; and on cable-satellite network BBC America Dude and Larry In the Flash series “Space Is Dum,” a yellow man operating a one-man space station and his friend, a space eel, wish they could be more like the superhero Super Suzy Rocker Chick. Creator: www.wildbrain.com, a San Francisco-based animation content company; www.scifi.com George W. Bush and Al Gore The online parody, Capitol Ill, lets the viewers control the turntables as the presidential candidates duke it out in a rap showdown. Creators: Brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis’New York studio, JibJab Where to find them: www.jibjab.com, www.atomfilms.com and on Fox series “Mad TV” Duke The only “virtual” presidential candidate; his slogan: “Absolutely nothing to lose.” Creator: Dotcomix, a San Francisco-based 3-D animation company, and cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury” Where to find him: www.duke2000.com, www.entertaindom.com, www.dotcomix.com Jake the Pimp “Booty Call” follows the drug-hazed adventures of Jake on his quest to get laid. Creator: TheRomp, entertainment company founded by Michael Eisner’s son Eric Where to find him: www.romp.com Sister Randy A chain-smoking nun with a proclivity for finding hidden sexual themes in art work aims to bring true art appreciation to the masses. Creator: Dotcomix, San Francisco-based 3-D animation company Where to find her (or is it him?): www.dotcomix.com, BBC America Stainboy Bizarro superhero Stainboy leaves a mess wherever he goes. Creator: Tim Burton Where to find him: www.shockwave.com Mr. Wong Racial stereotypes abound in this show about a Chinese butler. Creators: South Park scribes Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch Where to find him: www.icebox.com
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