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Whippy

cartoons is good for the soul

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So I was preparing to go to bed but had this terrible need to see a cartoon about foxes before taking some valarian root to go to slumber land. So I hunt and peck and find this 80's cartoon about a fox cub.

I used to have the DVD but lost in that subspace vortex known as the US Postal system.

Another great cartoon from that magical era of the 80's that I happened upon is The Wolf and the Fox from the anime series Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics.

It reeeeallly hit my sweet spot for a foxy cartoon! The characters are spot on for their roles. And I can identify with that fox soo much lol!! I used to have a friend way back in junior high who thought of himself as a wolf and was pushy just like the wolf in the cartoon. Found myself giggling along with the fox as he shouts "I'm free I'm free do ya hear that? Hahaha!".  I dunno if the wolf escaped, but someone on Deviantart did write a story about that.

Enjoy! And lemme know if you guys know of any other good furry cartoons from the 80's, foxy or not. ^^

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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
comjuke
7 years, 2 months ago
Wow this is a blast from the past
alvidore
7 years, 2 months ago
quit watching cartoon...they make the mind go "whoohoo"  :P
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Says the guy with the chipmunk collection.
Baree
7 years, 2 months ago
Animals of Farthing Wood is a series, but one of the main characters is a fox. In later seasons there are more foxes. Try to get the English version though, the US version is mediocre.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Uhmm...But I thought the US version is English? Do you mean get the one with english subs?
Baree
7 years, 2 months ago
There is a UK version and an American version. Obviously, both are English, but the one has British voice  actors and the other American voice actors. The general consensus is that the British voice actors are better.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Ah! I shall search for the UK version then! Thanks Baree! :)
Meowz
7 years, 2 months ago
I have that one too :). It's fantastic! The second season DVD is out now, too! Waiting for the third.
supremekitten
7 years, 2 months ago
Suddenly I'm feeling an urge to watch/draw wolves eating little girls, farmers, rangers and foxes, especially foxes. And the true realistic gore that is nature.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Hmm, I dunno about nature being all about gore. But if gore is what blows your whistle, then more power to ya ^^;
supremekitten
7 years, 2 months ago
That was after the wolf and fox cartoon though, and after the fanfic that followed. Now I'm watching the one about the fox cub, and so far it makes me want to hug and cuddle foxes. So I guess the wolf will have to eat things out of his own story only.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Hah...no cross-story pollination mister! Well...to tell ya the truth, I wouldn't mind if he ate that bird in the beginning of "The Little Fox"
supremekitten
7 years, 2 months ago
I just don't like stories with morality of the sort "wolves are evil because they eat meat" (but humans with roasted meat of something, and foxes stealing such meat (and humans even killing the wolf) are somehow perfectly good... ), especially if they are all shown as equally sentient. I don't like it and it annoys me.
But I like the fox cub cartoon because so far it has a very realistic non-judgmental portrayal of nature. (Although so far sort of sad)
supremekitten
7 years, 2 months ago
And I just finished the fox cub cartoon, very nice X3
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
It's a wonderful little cartoon ^.^
And I understand what you mean about the morality thing between wolf, fox, and humans. I don't think that the wolf was "bad" because he ate meat in the story. I think what they were trying to show was that he was relying way too much on his reputation and bullying the fox into being his slave while delevoping no real skills or intellegence beyond this. In short, he didn't really want to learn from the fox, he just wanted the easiest most hassle free way of getting food without having to work for it. He also came to trust the fox too much near the end, which is rather sad in the way the fox took advantage of this to escape him. He wasn't bad, just stubborn and fulla pride.

I'll bet if he was in a pack he would've had some relatives and/or friends to balance him out more.
Ultratails42
7 years, 2 months ago
I have a DVD rip of Vuk with subs. Been meaning to re-time them as there slightly off before I watch it. Was part of a Top 20 Best Animated Films list.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Oh neat. Subtitle workshop is pretty good at that.
Ultratails42
7 years, 2 months ago
I use aegisub. But the subs unfortunately need a lot of work to get the timing right. Essentially I would need to re-time the whole movie.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
O'course. Most subs I used to tweak seemed to get more outta tune the further into the movie you got. I'd have to select all the subtitles and "shrink" or "expand" their length as a whole. It still felt like a bitch though ^^
Ultratails42
7 years, 2 months ago
Well. yeah. Can do that quite easily. Unfortunately it only fixes a few. Whoever did the subbing badly timed it. Or were timing off a different language maybe. Not sure.
sircharles
7 years, 2 months ago
Oh man, I remember seeing this a few weeks ago from one of my YouTube Poop subscriptions.  It's so cheesy and poorly made that it is indeed fairly entertaining.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
If you're reffering to "The wolf and the Fox": Well...it's anime. The voice acting is the part that's cheesy. The animation itself is pretty good I think.  The voices added a lot to the humour of the situation.

If you meant "Vukļ¼š The Little Fox" : I have to completely disagree with you.
sircharles
7 years, 2 months ago
I was making reference to Vuk, but I suppose it could apply to both, though I thought the Japanese cartoon was ironically better.  We'll just have to agree to disagree.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
I like the animation style more in the Japanese cartoon as well.
But, yeah, heh "there ain't no good guy, there ain't no bad guy, there's just you and me...."
MrSOCKS
7 years, 2 months ago
Toons keep me sane, baby.
Animation: The Ultimate Art Form.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
It cetainly can be. Although current animation is...uhmm..lacking quite a lot. Not counting 3d there, I consider it seperate.
MrSOCKS
7 years, 2 months ago
Our technology has dehumanized so much around us, and has greatly dehumanized us ourselves (said the guy, hiding behind a nom-de-plume, typing in a faceless internet forum).
CG has its place when done right, and can produce amazing product. Too often it's used because it's cheaper than hand-drawn, and the cheapness shows through.
Toons will not go back to what they were during the Golden Age, for reasons ranging from the cultural to the technical. But at least our new technology can greatly preserve and propagate the classic stuff, in ways hardly dreamed of when I was a lad.
It all comes down to the art of story-telling, really. Without good stories and scripting and directing and acting, you just have a jumble of visual dazzle with nothing behind it.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
"It all comes down to the art of story-telling, really. Without good stories and scripting and directing and acting, you just have a jumble of visual dazzle with nothing behind it."

I was just thinking about that recently. Story telling. A lot of the old fables and stories came out of older cultures where infomation travelled by word of mouth, and anything worth keeping was taught or passed down. You didn't know what everything was made of, or what was over there on that other continent. There were more superstitions than stereotypes. No such thing as pop stars or fashion. I think people had to work their minds and imaginations a little bit more to make sense of their world. Now that everything's nailed down by logic and people are exposed to more stories in a year than most folks in the old days heard in their life, I think it does something to the way people expect things ...and the way they create.  A lot of story telling is broken down into a formula and literature gets analyzed....but is that really the way it was MADE? I'm not so sure. Maybe...the world is "too much" while at the same time being "not enough". Too much order, too much logic, too many rules, too many people, and every path been tread.
MrSOCKS
7 years, 2 months ago
Clearly you ruminate on this issue more than most. God bless you for it.
*My* problem with modern animation is that it can too-often be too shallow and too vapid, too commerical and too rushed, and as you already observed, too formulaic. Of course, things like Samurai Jack come along, wherein the bedrock story is entirely uber-traditional and formulaic--a wandering knight has wild adventures on his long quest-- but thanks to good stories, direction, etc.; as well as lots of risk-taking and challenging animation, the old dusty story of a Knight Errant becomes fresh and exciting and interesting.
The recent Justice League/ JLU is another good example: the thoroughly trodden Super Hero Highway is refreshed with a new look, good stories, good VAs portraying fleshed out characters, and an actual human element to the characters: their banter, relationships, how the group copes with select personal histories, etc.
The worst thing is, we're in the Age Of Remakes.  No new shit is really being tried. Everything is about making the safest bet possible. The result is a constant product that is so safe, it's worthless.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
"*My* problem with modern animation is that it can too-often be too shallow and too vapid, too commerical and too rushed..."

Exactly. I feel the same about a lot of cartoons today. I knew one person who completely avoids anything to do with the new "Alive and the Chipmunks" movies because they're too much about pop culture and commercialism.

"The worst thing is, we're in the Age Of Remakes. "

Didn't they have a writer's strike a while back that caused some of this? There is at least one remake I consider way better than the original so far. That's My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic. To be fair, I avoided it like the plague at first just because it was popular (a quirk of mine) but later I decided to see what was so addicting about it and watched. I found characters with real personalities that weren't sugar coated belief and a decent plot to the story to boot. I then *tried* to sit through a watching of the 1980's My Little Pony and couldn't stand it. It was just way too silly and not believable.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
I like the look of old cartoons, but I swear, I have no attention span to watch this kind of thing anymore. I can't even watch TV. I just spend most of my time in the community or drawing and very little else.
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
I know what you mean. I haven't watched regular TV in a couple years almost. I can't stand it really ^///^. Being on my PC for every kind of media and interacting with it, editing it, having conversations etc ....whips TV's sorry butt any day!  But  with cartoons, certain ones (not newer ones!...exculding MLP) I can really get into them. Some just immediately click with old memories or I find that I can relate to what the character is going through. I don't look at it like "i'm watching some old cartoon" so much as "I wonder what this person's life is like in that place".  It's like...suspending your judgement for a while and just exploring it. A lot of times I just take a ton of screen caps to study the characters or BG's too.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Oh, yeah, me too. I am so bad about that with anime. If someone gives me the remote, I'll click it frame by frame to see "how did they do that??"

On the computer, I pause to screencap constantly...

Friendship is Magic is the only cartoon I've really super liked lately. ;~; Besides Japanese ones... and Pixar...
KennyKitsune
7 years, 2 months ago
A major blast to the past I found for sale on DVD last year was a program I saw on Nickalodeon not long after it went online - The Mysterious Cities of Gold!
Whippy
7 years, 2 months ago
Ah yes! I used to love watching that cartoon when i was around 7 years old. I never saw the ending to until 2004 when I downloaded some vhs encodes of it. Damn...now I gotta go see it again :D Another good show I was able to find a year or so ago is David the Gnome. Oh, and if you look around on youtube you can find episodes of "The Adventures of Little Koala". These old cartoons are so friendly and fun.
tannim
7 years, 2 months ago
Do not forget "The Raccoons" that's a good show.
Dinosaucers - so cheesy but I still enjoyed it
Kidd Video - not much furry, except for three cats who work for/with the villain
Denver the last dinosaur
Dink the little dinosaur
Cat City (a movie rather than a cartoon series)
Brave Starr had furry characters
Pound Puppies
My Little Pony(if you dare to see the cheese and girliness)
Garfield and Friends
the 1980s chipmunks cartoon
TMNT
lot of things : )
Meowz
7 years, 2 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqvfNr4Ohs  <-- The is the bible stories by Osamu Tezuka .. yes, the Kimba the white lion maker. The fox is DARN CUTE! The series is obviously kiddy bible propaganda but the fox ... the fox .. so CUTE! :)
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