All posts tagged: claymation

Claymation TV of the 90s

Cartoons have always been a dominate force in the annals of Prime-Time television, especially in the 90’s when shows like The Simpsons and King of the Hill would pull in big ratings for FOX. In 1998 a new form of cartoon was catching wave and thought to be the next big thing. I’m not talking about Seth MacFarlane, he was still a year away before releasing Family Guy. I’m talking about claymation. You mean like Rudolf and the California Raisins? Yes, exactly like Rudolf and the California Raisins…only a little more adult skewed sprinkled with repetitive plot lines and cheap pops. UPN banked a lot on this trend picking up. I’ll be the first to admit that I was very excited for their Friday line-up of Gary and Mike, followed by Celebrity Deathmatch. And being totally honest, I enjoy Gary and Mike; the story of two friends traveling across the country on a road trip, accomplishing nothing of importance, and unwittingly destroying hopes, dreams, and personal property.And  it featured the voices of Harland Williams and …

Do you know what time it is?… Time for a Penny cartoon!

Penny was a claymation blonde girl with pennies for eyes who first appeared on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. She would describe situations in her life and daily activities which would be animated for all to see. On the show she was often introduced by Clockey , Penny would later reappear on a series of public service commercials. In total there were 37 Penny cartoons featured on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.