Click-on Funnies

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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