Hobo Moon Cartoons specializes in working with clients and developing animation from their concepts, creating storyboards that depict the script and narrative, designing characters and sets, logo design, video editing, use of technical software, as well as working toward production deadlines and meeting clients’ commercial requirements.

Fleischer Studios (1934)

She Wronged Him Right is a 1934 Fleischer Studios animated short film, starring Betty Boop. This is also the first appearance of Betty’s semi-regular boyfriend, Fearless Fred.

Betty Boop appears in a stage play, complete with obvious theatrical backdrops. Betty doesn’t have the money to pay the mortgage, so the dastardly villain Heeza Rat threatens to foreclose unless Betty agrees to marry him. The villain threatens Betty in various ways until the handsome and muscular Fearless Fred comes to her rescue.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

Produced by Max Fleischer

Voices by Bonnie Poe

Music by Herman Hupfeld (song “Let’s Put Out the Lights (and Go to Sleep)”)

Animation by Roland Crandall & Thomas Johnson

Studio Fleischer Studios

Jerónimo Rocha & João Miguel Real (2019)

K just crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a tree, moments after trying to avoid running down a small wild animal that ran across his path. He is on a backwater road in the countryside and it’s a very dark night. His evening has only just begun…

Anand K Varma (2020)

After her mother’s death, Kim finds solace in wearing her mother’s old sweater. However, the sweater begins to itch and even hurt her, but she still can’t bring herself to take it off.

Directors: Anand K Varma, Yi Chen Hsiao, Mauriziana Gualdrini, Ugo Offner, James Mann

Team contact: sweater@gobelins.fr

Geoff Dunbar & Paul McCartney (1984)

To mark the 100th birthday of Rupert The Bear, the animated music video for “We All Stand Together” has been remastered and upgraded to HD. The song was the focal point of Rupert and The Frog Song – a short animated film that Paul began work on in 1981 with animator Geoff Dunbar. Written and produced by Paul and directed by Geoff, Rupert and The Frog Song was eventually released in 1984.

Rupert and the Frog Song is a 1984 animated short film based on the comic strip character Rupert Bear, written and produced by Paul McCartney and directed by Geoff Dunbar. The making of Rupert and the Frog Song began in 1981 and ended in 1983. The film was released theatrically as an accompaniment to McCartney’s film Give My Regards to Broad Street. The song We All Stand Together from the film’s soundtrack reached No. 3 when released in the UK Singles Chart. It was released in 2004 as one of the segments of Paul McCartney: Music & Animation. In addition, the film was not produced by Nelvana and Ellipse just like the television series.

The frog chorus on the song We All Stand Together was provided by The King’s Singers and the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. The flute-playing frog was Elena Durán. The B-side of the single contains a humming version of the song performed by McCartney and the Finchley Frogettes.

Although intended purely as a children’s song in the mould of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, the song We All Stand Together is often derided as an example of McCartney’s inconsequential songwriting. In a satirical cartoon by Stephen Collins of The Guardian in 2012, McCartney is shown recalling his creative partnership with John Lennon in the 1960s, before concluding: “It was a great time, y’know… And then I went on to do The Frog Song.”

Rupert Bear is a children’s comic strip character created by British artist Mary Tourtel and first appearing in the Daily Express newspaper on 8 November 1920. Rupert’s initial purpose was to win sales from the rival Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. In 1935, the stories were taken over by Alfred Bestall, who was previously an illustrator for Punch and other glossy magazines. Bestall proved to be successful in the field of children’s literature and worked on Rupert stories and artwork into his 90s. More recently, various other artists and writers have continued the series. About 50 million copies have been sold worldwide.

The comic strip was, and still is, published daily in the Daily Express, with many of these stories later being printed in books, and every year since 1936 a Rupert annual has also been released. Rupert Bear has become a well-known character in children’s culture in the United Kingdom, and the success of the Rupert stories has led to the creation of several television series based on the character. The character also has a large fan following, with such groups as The Followers of Rupert.

Lalo Alcaraz (2020)

*Just a reminder to please vote today!

Lalo Alcaraz boycotts Goya Foods and the trump administration with his satirical political cartoons.

Visit Lalo Alcaraz at https://laloalcaraz.com/

Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning visual/media artist and television/film writer. A Los Angeles resident, he has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the U.S. for over a quarter-century.

The busy Chicano artist is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip La Cucaracha seen in the L.A. Times and other newspapers nationwide.

Alcaraz is founder and Jefe-in-Chief of POCHO, which started out as a Xeroxed zine in the last century and now ranks a leading Latino satire website.

A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is the winner of six Los Angeles Press Club awards for Best Editorial Cartoon.

He was an editorial cartoonist for the L.A. Weekly from 1992-2010 and now creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Andrews McMeel Syndication, Daily Kos, and various newspapers, including Philadelphia’s Al Dia News.

His work has appeared on 60 Minutes, CBS News, NBC, Univision, and in hundreds of publications.

Lalo’s graphic novel and cartoon books include the New York Times bestseller A Most Imperfect Union, Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition; Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration; and La Cucaracha.

Author of the forthcoming graphic history novel, UNIDOS, about the historic civil rights group formerly known as the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS), Lalo is also a highly sought-after Hollywood consultant and producer.

In 2014 he was a staff writer and producer on the animated Seth MacFarlane-led TV show Bordertown on Fox.

He next served as cultural consultant on the Oscar-winning Day of the Dead-themed Pixar movie COCO.

Alcaraz was recently cultural consultant, consulting producer, and writer on the animated series The Loud House and now on Nick’s The Casagrandes.

Alcaraz is the co-host of KPFK satirical talk show, The Pocho Hour of Power, heard on L.A.’s  Pacifica station KPFK 90.7 FM.

He is a former illustration faculty member at Otis College of Fine Art & Design in Los Angeles.

He is a graduate of San Diego State University (BA in Art) and UC Berkeley (Master of Architecture).

Lalo was born in San Diego, California to Mexican immigrant parents from Sinaloa and Zacatecas.

He is married to a public school teacher and they have three somewhat obedient children.

Marc Hansen (2017-2019)

*Just a reminder to please vote today!

Here it is, fatheads…

I first found this comic book series as a child rummaging through the magazine rack of a gas station where I used to buy candy and soda down the road from the house I grew up in. Little did I know at the time that I had discovered a great source of inspiration that would help fuel my creativity as I grew into an artist and cartoonist myself.

Marc Hansen is a cartoonist and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Weird Melvin, and Doctor Gorpon. Hansen has done most of his work for NOW Comics, but has also done work for Marvel, Disney, Malibu Graphics, and Kitchen Sink Press.

Ralph Snart Adventures was published from 1986-1993 by now defunct NOW Comics, and was the longest running comic in the entire NOW catalog, selling an average of 50,000 copies a month during that nine year period. Over two million comics were published, and it was the first indy comic to receive the Comics Code.

Today, Marc Hansen publishes Ralph Snart Adventures as an ebook on a sporadic basis. Current issues are available on his webstore. Keep up with Ralph Snart on Twitter and Facebook.

The pages above are just excerpts from the Frump Trilogy. If you want to read the trilogy in its entirety or to learn more about Marc Hansen and his creations or to purchase comics online please visit: https://marchansenstuff.com/.

Nick Anderson (2020)

*Just a reminder to please vote today!

The Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Nick Anderson has described Donald Trump as an “adolescent wannabe authoritarian”, after the US president’s re-election campaign failed to pull one of Anderson’s cartoons mocking Trump’s inaccurate suggestion that injecting disinfectant could protect against Covid-19.

Anderson put his cartoon The Trump Cult up for sale. The illustration shows Trump with supporters in Maga hats, serving them a drink that has been labeled “Kool-Aid”, then “Chloroquine” and finally “Clorox”, a US bleach brand. The cartoon is a reference to the 1978 Jonestown massacre, where more than 900 people died after drinking cyanide-laced punch at the order of cult leader Jim Jones, and to Trump’s widely denounced idea of injecting bleach to protect against coronavirus. Trump has also been taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a protection against Covid-19, despite a study showing it has been linked to increased deaths in patients.

But Anderson’s illustration was pulled from sale following a trademark infringement claim made by Trump’s campaign organisation, Donald J Trump for President Inc. Writing on the Daily Kos, Anderson said that he believed the claim was made due to his depiction of Maga hats, and described the situation as “absurd”.

“We live in a strange time when the POTUS can falsely accuse someone of murder with impunity, while at the same time bully a private business into removing content it doesn’t like,” Anderson added.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and other free speech organisations subsequently got involved, sending a group letter that accused Trump’s campaign of having “misused reporting mechanisms to suppress protected political expression in the form of parody, critique, and satire”, and arguing that the work and those who publish it are protected by the first amendment.

Anderson’s cartoon was reinstated on social media, saying that it strives “to respect IP rights and freedom of speech, but we sometimes make mistakes, as we did here … We’re sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.”

In a statement, Anderson praised social media for recognizing the error, but said there were some “troubling issues” raised by the affair, including that the cartoon was removed less than 24 hours after he posted it, before he had received a single order.

“I doubt anyone had even seen it yet on the site,” he said. “This reveals that the Trump campaign has a system in place, trawling for material they find objectionable. If it happened to me so quickly, it likely has happened to others. How much other content has been removed this way on sites?”

He added: “It must be pointed out: the president of the United States is a hypocrite who complains about the ‘violation’ of his free speech, then tries to actively suppress the free speech of others. These are actions of an adolescent wannabe-authoritarian.”

Trump criticized social media for “completely stifling FREE SPEECH”, after the social media platform put a warning label on two of his posts spreading lies about mail-in voting.

CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein said the organisation was “sensitive to the issues companies face in balancing competing rights owner issues, and were alarmed to see the president’s re-election campaign exploiting those issues to suppress protected speech”.

“We’re pleased that social media has done the right thing in this case,” he said. “We hope that they will continue to assert the First Amendment rights they and their sellers are guaranteed by rejecting any similar censorship attempts.”

Bill Plympton (2018)

*Just a reminder to please go out and vote by November 3rd!

A new series of short animated fantasies using actual Donald Trump audio clips as the basis of surreal animations that capture Trump’s paranoia, narcissism, and xenophobia.

Directed and animated by Bill Plympton, 2018. Produced for the Opinion section of The New York Times website by Billy Shebar and David Roberts of 110th Street Films.

Says filmmaker Bill Plympton: “This president has no censorship in his brain. He says whatever crazy exaggeration or lie serves his purpose in the moment, and most of it is on tape. So I don’t think we’ll ever run out of material.”

Danny Elfman (2020)

Danny Elfman releases a new single entitled Happy!

Directed by Aron Johnson

Art Direction by Berit Gwendolyn Gilma

3d Photography: Sarah Sitkin

Music and Lyrics by Danny Elfman

Produced by Danny Elfman and Randall Dunn

Engineered by Noah Snyder

Vocals, Guitars & Synths by Danny Elfman

Drums – Josh Freese

Guitars – Nili Brosh

Bass – Stu Brooks

Additional Synth design by Randall Dunn

Orchestrated by Steve Bartek

Midi Prep – Marc Mann and Orlando Perez Rosso

Copyist – Scott McRae

Orchestra – Budapest Scoring Orchestra

Orchestra Producer – Bálint Sapszon

Mixed by Randall Dunn at Strange Weather Recording

Assisted by Ben Greenberg and Garrett de Block

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen Mastering

Executive Produced by Laura Engel

Project Produced by Melisa McGregor

Danny Elfman’s Representation – Kraft-Engel Management

Lyrics

I’m so happy, happy
I’m so happy, happy
I’m so happy, happy
Everything is crumbling (Crumbling, crumbling)
Everything is crumbling (Crumbling, crumbling)
Everything is crumbling (Crumbling, crumbling)

Happy, happy
Happy, happy, happy, happy

Choose your poison, poison
Choose your poison, poison
Choose your poison, poison
Everything is shutting down (Shutting down, shutting down)
Everything is shutting down (Shutting down, shutting down)
Everything is shutting down (Shutting down, shutting down)

Poison, poison
Happy, happy, happy, happy

Eat (Eat), fly (Fly), silence (Silence), joy (Joy)
Cat (Cat), sequence (Sequence), future (Future), puppy (Motherfucking puppy)
My (My), own (Own), mother (Mother), fucking (Motherfucking)
Life, burned down like a hole in the warm soft ground
Child, happy, fear
My own voice
Concentrating on flies
Fill me up, knock me down
Take my hand, in my hand, and my eloquent knife
Through my heart, through my heart
Straight through my mother-motherfucking
Heart belongs to you
My heart belongs to you

Puppyfuckers
Puppyfuckers
Puppyfucker
Puppyfucker
Puppyfucker
Puppyfucker
Puppyfucker
Eye for an eye, eye for an eye
Tickety-tackety, tickety-tackety
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth
Never enough, but it’s never the truth
Life is a dream, so pretty and pink
Youth is wasted on the mother
Youth is, youth is wasted on the mother
Youth is wasted on the motherfucking
Wasted on the motherfucking youth

I’m so happy, happy
I’m so happy, happy
Snapchat, rotting rats, Minecraft, Cheerios
Netflix, bag of tricks, soothe my soul
My anesthesiologist is fucking my psychiatrist
And I feel no pain, cover me with Lidocaine
I’m so happy, everything’s so great
And the world is an oyster on an appetizer plate

Happy
Happy
Happy
Happy, happy, happy