Pop Cultoons

Referring to cartoons for insight into consumer minds

Implications - For centuries, cartoons have been strong indicators of cultural needs, desires and interests, as they continue to be today. The importance of social issues is revealed in the form of animated PSAs; and the infatuation with celebrity gossip, in animated stars and defamatory caricatures of modern icons.
SCORE 5.6
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101,276 Total Clicks
Jan 08 - Sep 08
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Humanized Cartoons II - Jessica Rabbit Untooned
SCORE 6.7
Warm 52,749 Clicks Pub: Apr 21, 08
Humanized Cartoons II
Jessica Rabbit Untooned
Remember Jessica Rabbit? She is the sultry human cartoon wife of Roger Rabbit in the 1988 Academy-Award winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The movie mixed action with animation to create a marvelous… [More]
Cartoons Against Cigarettes - "A Magical Amount" Truth Campaign
SCORE 5.9
Warm 9,555 Clicks Pub: Jan 29, 08
Cartoons Against Cigarettes
"A Magical Amount" Truth Campaign
Don't be fooled -- this is no Lucky Charms commercial. If you're familiar with the Truth campaigns against cigarettes, then you know the ads tend to be rather gorey. The latest ad, however, goes against… [More]
Untooning (Part IV) - How Sonic Would Look Alive
SCORE 5.8
Warm 23,833 Clicks Pub: May 10, 08
Untooning (Part IV)
How Sonic Would Look Alive
With the help of computer graphic technology, cartoon characters are "coming to life". First it was the Simpsons, then Jessica Rabbit, Bowser and Mario. Well, now its Sonic the Hedgehog's turn to be converted… [More]
Animated People Get Freaky and Realistic - MotionPortrait
SCORE 5.7
Warm 5,731 Clicks Pub: Apr 2, 08
Animated People Get Freaky and Realistic
MotionPortrait
MotionPortrait launched a site featuring Creepy Girl, and OMG, she's not real. Really not real. But she will follow your mouse as if you were a maestro. This woman was created from computer generated… [More]
Celeb Cartoon Shows - Headcases
SCORE 5
Average 4,902 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 08
Celeb Cartoon Shows
Headcases
This cartoon image of Victoria Beckham is a screen grab from Headcases, an computer animated TV show featuring media icons like politicians and celebrities. Like most caricatures, the illustrations on… [More]
Animated Art as a PSA - 'Burma Viral' for Myanmar
SCORE 4.7
Average 4,506 Clicks Pub: May 15, 08
Animated Art as a PSA
'Burma Viral' for Myanmar
I have never seen a more moving animation than this PSA entitled “Burma Viral,” from the beautiful imagery and soul-touching music to the potent message. The 90 second clip was created by Shilo for… [More]
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