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Thought this bit from ‘The Little Engine That Couldn’t’ was pretty cute. :) 

- Marianne

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Have you noticed most cartoon characters have only four fingers? Why? We dig deep into cartoon history for the answer! Shoutout to Vox for being the inspiration for this video!  http://frdr.us/2nFxbwp

arrivingatthegatesofcamelot  asked:

Since your favorite cartoon is Recess, if there was a live-action version of the characters older, who would you cast as each character? Also what kind of story would you want it to tell, what would it look like? Would you be down for a descendants-esque set up of Recess or another cartoon where it's the next generation? What would you want the characters to be like then? Sorry this has so many questions, they just kept popping into my head as I typed!

I CAME UP WITH THIS DREAMCAST YEARS AGO AND IVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WITH THEM. So thank you for asking!!

TJ … Joel McHale
Vince … Will Smith
Gretchen … Mayim Bialik
Spinelli … Michelle Rodriguez
Mikey … Eric Stonestreet
Gus … Neil Patrick Harris

I don’t really see it as a Descendants thing, I see it as some kind of live action class reunion special… it will never ever happen in a million years but we can dream, right?

TJ and Spinelli probably got married and probably got divorced. Gretchen is obviously super successful and probably works for NASA now. Gus joined the military because his dad wanted him to but then quit and instead married the man of his dreams and loves his life as a stay-at-home dad. Mikey is traveling the world as an opera singer and Vince is this generation’s Michael Jordan - he and Mikey have been talking about collaborating on the next Space Jam.

Bonus: Seth Green as Randall, now Vice Principal of Third Street Elementary School

Things that turn 10 years old this year

Portal
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Wizards of Waverly Place
Super Paper Mario
The Orange Box
Team Fortress 2
Half Life 2: Episode 2(the most recent installment in the Half Life series)
iCarly
Chowder(the cartoon)
Total Drama Island

Think about that for a second.

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If you’ve seen Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book or the Toy Story movies, you’ve seen the work of animator Floyd Norman; for decades, he has helped bring Disney and Pixar classics to life.

Now 81, Norman still works for Disney, where he has plied his trade, on and off, since he became the studio’s first African-American animator in the 1950s.

The future animator loved drawing and cartoons from an early age, first falling in love with Disney’s animated classic Dumbo at the age of five. He immediately knew what it was he wanted to do for a living. He landed a job at Disney’s studios in 1956 fresh out of art school. The humble Norman insists he did not break any barriers:

I didn’t break barriers — I was just an artist. Being a woman was a lot tougher. There wasn’t a single female animator there!

 After Walt Disney died, Norman found himself in hot water with the company’s accountants who wanted to fire older workers and replace them with newer ones who would work for less money. He migrated to Hanna-Barbera, working on The Flintstones and Josie and the Pussycats. After the accountants lost much of their influence at Disney, Norman returned to the company. He worked steadily over the years and was present for Disney’s merge with Pixar, doing work on films such as Toy Story 2. Retirement age arrived before he knew it, and Human Resources asked him to retire. He returned to the company afterwards as a contractor but did not leave when his contract expired.

I decided I didn’t want to work at home. I missed the camaraderie of the big studio. I missed talking to people. I miss being around the action. And so … I found an empty office and I moved in. I was probably in violation of some rule or law or whatever, but there I was.

He continued to work in the office, and his colleagues affectionately coined the term “Floydering” — it rhymes with loitering — in his honor.

GREAT MOMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY! So many hidden figures in so many fields. Another we didn’t know about. Imagine loving what you do so much that you still want to do it at age 81! Floyd Norman, I salute you.

#BlackPride #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryMonth