Found any unknow/obscure cartoons?

Pooky

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2010
Messages
694
Location
UK
I don't know how well known it is in its home country, but I don't think many English speakers know much of Ottifanten a 13-episode Prime Time Animated series from 1993 predictably called "Germany's answer to The Simpsons", based on anthropomorphic elephant characters created by Otto Waalkes, a broad Jerry Lewis\Rowan Atkinson-style comedian who was very popular in German-speaking territories. The characters were, and would continue to be, familiar to Germans from comics, album covers and merchandise; I'm not sure whether the show was considered a success, but there was eventually a film based on the characters called Kommando Störtebeker in 2001.

Although the show was as far as I can tell never released in the UK or US, the tie-in Sega game was released in the UK for all three of Sega's platforms at the time, and some reviews described the series as being "on the way". There was also an English language trade ad for the series, so it's possible an English language dub was made but never released.
 

Attachments

  • Ottifants.jpg
    Ottifants.jpg
    248.2 KB · Views: 12

DeStussy

New Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2021
Messages
2
Location
Yes
I could be here all day if I were to mention French cartoons.
But if I had to pick one, it'd be Wombat City. It's also partially lost media since some of the episodes haven't been resurfaced.
A shame, since I like the aesthetic, character designs are questionable though...
 

SpaceCowboy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
4,764
Location
USA
Does Littlest Pet Shop (2012) count? I feel like I'm the only person left in existence whose ever stood up for it, honestly. The only one left, that is.
You think that's obscure? There was a much earlier one from 1995 with Ocean Group talent that I never see anyone mention.
 
Last edited:

pacman000

It’s root bear & a candy cigar!
Joined
Jun 5, 2017
Messages
560
Another Sam Singer pilot:


Actually pretty funny, tho the sword fight at the end needs some work.
 

SpaceCowboy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
4,764
Location
USA
The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'Oiseau) by Paul Grimault, a French-animated film that was an influence on Studio Ghibli and has a long production history similar to The Thief and the Cobbler. It's about a rivalry between a trollish bird and a tyranical king.

Animat did a review of it:

It exists in two versions: a cut from 1952 that got released in the US as The Curious Adventures of Mr Wonderbird (disowned by the director) and a recut in 1980 with new animation that goes under the original title.
 
Last edited:

pacman000

It’s root bear & a candy cigar!
Joined
Jun 5, 2017
Messages
560
Seen the Wonderbird version. Slow, & weird, with little character development, but very well animated. t's worth a watch if you like animation or movies that are a bit odd.
 

SpaceCowboy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
4,764
Location
USA
Seen the Wonderbird version. Slow, & weird, with little character development, but very well animated. t's worth a watch if you like animation or movies that are a bit odd.
Having seen both, I prefer the 1980 version for its satirical aspects and better ending.
 

Spotlight

Staff online

Who's on Discord?

Latest profile posts

Then something bad is intensifying!
Asa
Peanuts creator Charles Schultz would've turned 99 years old today.
Lost of Christmas stuff on tonight Frosty and Frosty Returns is on CBS tonight, it's always on the night after Thanksgiving, so is Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer on The CW, and NBC has the Original Grinch, ABC has Santa Claus is Comin' to town (though if you prefer to watch this one un edited Freeform is the better place to watch it )
Nick@nite finally got new Christmas brand just today started 6am!

Featured Posts

Top