1. Big Cartoon Forum

    You WIll Need To Reset Your Password!!!

    We just moved hosts on this system, and this has caused a few updates. One is the way we encode and store the encoded passwords.

    Your old passwords will NOT work. You will need to reset your password. This is normal. Just click on reset password from the log in screen. Should be smooth as silk to do...

    Sorry for the hassle.

    Dave Koch
  2. Big Cartoon Forum

    Are You Just Hanging Out?

    Just lurking? Join the club, we'd love to have you in the Big Cartoon Forum! Sign up is easy- just enter your name and password.... or join using your Facebook account!

    Membership has it's privileges... you can post and get your questions answered directly. But you can also join our community, and help other people with their questions, You can add to the discussion. And it's free! So join today!

    Dave Koch
  3. Big Cartoon Forum

    Other Side Of Maleficent

    I have been looking forward to Maleficent with equal amounts of anticipation and dread. On one hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, so cold and so pure, and I want desperately to see more of her and her back-story. On the other hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, and I would hate to see her parodied, taken lightly or ultimately destroyed in a film that does not understand this great character. The good news is that this film almost gets it right; but that is also the bad news.

  4. Big Cartoon Forum

    BCDB Hits 150K Entries

    It took a while, but we are finally here! The Big Cartoon DataBase hit the milestone of 150,000 entries earlier today with the addition of the cartoon The Polish Language. This film was added to BCDB on May 9th, 2014 at 4:23 PM.

  5. Big Cartoon Forum

    Warner Brings Back Animated Stone-Age Family

    Funnyman Will Ferrell and partner Adam McKay are working on bringing back everyone’s favorite stone-age family. The duo’s production company Gary Sanchez Productions is in development on a new Flintstones animated feature.

  6. Big Cartoon Forum

    Disney To Feast In France

    The follow up to Disney’s 2013 Academy Award Winning short Paperman has been announced, and it will premiere at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Titled The Feast, the short looks to be based on the same stylized CG techniques used on last years Paperman, a more natural and hand-drawn look to computer animation.

  7. Big Cartoon Forum

    Renegades of Animation: Pat Sullivan

    Pat Sullivan became famous worldwide for his creation of Felix the Cat. What most animation histories gloss over is Sullivan’s checkered past and longtime standing as a wildcat renegade. He didn’t follow the rules. And he made damn sure to fully protect his intellectual properties.

Two mysteries : popeye/count of monte Cristo

Discussion in 'Mystery Cartoon' started by Dave Koch, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Dave Koch

    Dave Koch Cartoon Admin

    Oct 27, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:

    Thanks to my successful first post yesterday with the help of TammiToon i thought I would try again today, so please assist with the following :

    1. Its a version of the well known popeye and the argonauts I believe, but to my memory it's a newer version, almost sure it's early 90s late 80s, possibly with his son and I remember being impressed by the animations and the moderness of it (could it be partly computer animated?). Begins with popeye encountering the skeletons in an island he arrived at.

    2.its a version of the count of monte Cristo, produced by halas & Batchelor, from the 70s/60s? I really want to see any video of this because strangely there are no traces of it on the web at all, besides this YouTube audio www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTpHTpSKFfs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Appreciate your help everyone.

  2. Cartoon

    Cartoon Inbetweener Forum Member New Member

    Oct 27, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Hmmm. The only cartoon I can find that comes close to "Popeye and the Argonauts " is,

    Golden-Type Fleece | Popeye {60's Series}

    However, he doesn't meet any skeletons on the island.

    Thanks BobbyBickert for mentioning Hanna-Barbera's "Popeye and Son." I looked it up and think I found the answer to Samer's question. I believe the cartoon is called Ain't Mythbehavin'. Click the title to see the synopsis.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find a video.

    Well, there definitely was an animated TV series of "The Count of Monte Cristo", and I think it was made by Halas & Batchelor in conjunction with RAI, the Italian broadcasting company. I do remember watching at least one episode, here in the UK back in the 70s.

    I actually recall someone visiting the small animation studio where I worked in the 1970s (very small: 4 people - 2 animators, me and the guy who ran it!), and him telling us he had just finished work, I think as director or production supervisor, on the series. He talked about his theory that for colour TV it was a good idea to limit the amount of colour, having one dominant hue per shot, with the other colours supporting it. (I can't remember if this practice was at all evident in the series). I had formed the idea, in retrospect, that this person was Tony Guy - but I could easily be wrong. Certainly the series does not appear on his CV.

    It seems to have aired in either 1973 or 1975. I would tend to think the earlier date more likely, given my (admittedly very hazy) recollection of this visitor, but I can't be sure.

    I'm sorry I can't add anything more useful, but at least it's confirmation!

    Just found this reference, from Jeff Lenburg's "Who's Who in Animated Cartoons" (2006) under Halas, John:
    Expanded heavily into television, Halas produced with Batchelor many popular animated series for British and United States television, including the stop-motion animated series, Snip and Snap (1960), featuring the exploits of a dog (Snap) made of paper and pair of scissors (Snip), and Do Do—The Kid from Outer Space (1964), their first color half-hour television series starring a young alien child and his half-mechanical bird later telecast in the United States on NBC-owned and operated stations from 1966 to 1970. In addition, they produced the animation for many other popular series studios for which they were commissioned, including The Lone Ranger (1966-69), The Tomfoolerys Show (Iso-7I), The Jackson 5ive (1971), The Osmonds (1972-74), The Count of Monte Cristo (1973), The Addams Family (1973-75), and Partridge Family: 2200 A.D. (1974-75).

Share This Page