Hobo Moon Cartoons (2020)

Delve, if you dare, into the bottomless abyss that is The Rabbit Hole and lose yourself on a surreal journey into a magical realm of animation, cartoons, film, music, art, and literature by artists of yesteryear and today, as well as some of my own work.

Please take a look and enjoy.

Powerhouse Animation Studios (2007)

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Is it a Choice? is an animated segment featured in the documentary movie for the BIBLE tells me so about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with Christianity. The cartoon offers a brief summary of the then-current scientific theories about sexual orientation. It is directed by Powerhouse Animation Studios and narrated by Don LaFontaine in one of his last non-trailer narration roles.

Myles Brown (2021)

Introducing: NO CHAINS, an original song and music video by the HCPS Black Student Union to honor Juneteenth 2021. Learn more about Juneteenth’s history & traditions and upcoming events in Henrico County celebrating the day at https://henrico.us/history/ourhistory…

Song by Myles Brown

Song produced by Miles Pea

Video production by Cameron Hicks (Cam The Shooter)

In Collaboration with HCPS Black Student Union and Henrico Recreation & Parks

Juneteenth is a celebration of the day that slavery was officially abolished in Texas on June 19, 1865. As Blackish takes pains to note — in a Schoolhouse Rock-esque animated sequence featuring the Roots — this happened a full two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 and months after the Civil War ended, because “Texas farmers wanted another harvest.”

Beth David & Esteban Bravo (2017)

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In a Heartbeat is a 2017 computer-animated short film produced by Ringling College of Art and Design. Written and directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, the project was funded through Kickstarter, raising $14,191 from 416 backers on a goal of $3,000. The short film concerns a closeted gay boy, Sherwin who has a crush on another boy named Jonathan and his heart desires to be with him. The short received wide praise on various platforms and was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Council of Europe (2010)

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In 2010 the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers made history, adopting a recommendation to member States on Measures to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons have been for centuries and still are subjected to homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of intolerance and discrimination even within their family. The Council of Europe is committed to promote and ensure respect for the human rights and dignity of every individual and to combat discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Europe.

Visit coe.int/LGBT to learn more.

Garfunkel & Oates (2014)

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The adorable duo Garfunkel and Oates recently released Rainbow Connections, a same-sex marriage anthem that comes at a perfect time in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear gay marriage appeals from five states.

The heartwarming track tells opponents of marriage equality that “you’ve lost the fight” and “love might be a privilege but marriage is a right.”

The video for Rainbow Connections also makes use of puppets in order to illustrate the words of Garfunkel and Oates. Check out the video above.

The Rauch Brothers (2014)

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Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. At StoryCorps, Bryan talks with his brother Mike about what it was like to reconnect years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, StoryCorps tells the story of Bryan Wilmoth — the oldest of eight siblings raised in a strict, religious home. This wonderful animated short film titled A Good Man, a collaboration with PBS directed by the Rauch Brothers, brings to life Bryan’s moving talks with his younger brother Mike about what it was like to reconnect years after their dad had kicked Bryan out for being gay.

Directed by: The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction: Bill Wray

Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch

Animation: Tim Rauch

Audio Produced by: Nadia Reiman & Michael Garofalo

Supervising Sound Recordist: Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Music: Fredrik

Label: The Kora Records

Publisher: House of Hassle

Robert Smigel & J. J. Sedelmaier (2011)

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Ace and Gary team up to fight crime in their usual, awkward fashion.

Bighead and his henchmen blast Ace and Gary with a flesh ray, transforming them from animated characters to live-action ones, in which they are portrayed by Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon, respectively. The gun malfunctions and “unanimates” everyone, with Ed Helms playing Half-Scary, Fred Armisen as Lizardo, Stephen Colbert as Dr. Brainio, and Steve Carell as Bighead.

The Ambiguously Gay Duo is an American animated comedy sketch that debuted on The Dana Carvey Show before moving to its permanent home on Saturday Night Live.

The Ambiguously Gay Duo follows the adventures of Ace and Gary, voiced by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, two superheroes whose sexual orientation is a matter of dispute, and a cavalcade of characters preoccupied with the question.

The Ambiguously Gay Duo is a parody of the stereotypical comic book superhero duo done in the style of Saturday morning cartoons like Super Friends. The characters are clad in matching pastel turquoise tights, dark blue domino masks, and bright yellow coordinated gauntlets, boots and shorts. The shorts were intended to satirize suggestions that early Batman comics implied a homosexual relationship between the eponymous title character and his field partner and protégé Robin, a charge most infamously leveled by Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, the research methodology for which was later discredited.

The typical episode usually begins with the duo’s arch-nemesis Bighead, a criminal mastermind with an abnormally large cranium. Bighead is usually briefing his henchmen on a plot for some grandiose plan for world domination, interrupted by a debate as to whether or not Ace and Gary are gay. Once the crime is in process, the police commissioner calls on the superheroes to save the day, often engaging in similar debates with the chief of police.

Ace and Gary set out to foil the evil plan, but not before calling attention to themselves with outrageous antics and innuendo, and behaving in ways perceived by other characters to be stereotypically homosexual.

Steven Clay Hunter (2020)

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In honor of Pride Month, Director and Writer Steven Hunter and Producer Max Sachar present their Pixar SparkShort, Out. A short film in celebration of family, love, a rambunctious little dog, and so much more.

Out is a 2020 American animated short film directed and written by Steven Hunter, produced by Max Sachar, and distributed by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The plot features a young gay man who has not yet come out to his parents, who unexpectedly has his mind magically swapped with his dog’s.

The Kids in the Hall (1996)

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A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it’s successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is a 1996 Canadian comedy film written by and starring the Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Directed by Kelly Makin and filmed in Toronto, it followed the five-season run of their television series The Kids in the Hall, which had been successful in both Canada and the United States.

Wally Terzinsky (Scott Thompson) is a husband, father, and closeted homosexual. Wally masturbates to gay pornography, frequents public bath houses, and was sexually active with men during his military service, but remains unaware of his sexual orientation. He is prescribed GLeeMONEX by a frustrated therapist.

Mike L. Mayfield (2017)

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Written by Joe Wengert

The song Totally Gay is performed by Mark Rivers & John Mulaney

A trailer for a new movie starring The Rock leaves Andrew questioning his sexuality. Jessi and Nick’s budding romance turns ugly fast.

Totally Gay is a song from the animated series Big Mouth: Am I Gay? After questioning his sexuality, Andrew turns to conjures the ghost of Duke Ellington and his homosexual, undead, friends Freddy Mercury and his band Queen to help him decide if he’s gay or not.

Raphael Bob-Waksberg (2016)

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Directed by Amy Winfrey

Written by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It may be considered a sexual orientation or the lack thereof. It may also be categorized more widely to include a broad spectrum of asexual sub-identities.

BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated tragicomedy sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. It stars the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul.

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show “Horsin’ Around” in the ’80s and ’90s, but now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Ro Haber (2019)

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To learn more, visit: https://stonewallforever.org/

Stonewall Forever is a documentary from NYC’s LGBT Community Center directed by Ro Haber. The film brings together voices from over 50 years of the LGBTQ rights movement to explore queer activism before, during and after the Stonewall Riots.

The history of the Stonewall Riots is equally as cherished as it is charged. There are questions of who was there, who “threw the first brick” and who can claim Stonewall. This film doesn’t answer these questions but instead it aims to expand the story of Stonewall by including more voices in its telling.

Stonewall Forever brings together queer activists, experienced and new, to look at the movement for LGBTQ equality before, during and after Stonewall. It highlights trans people, people of color and homeless people who were at the forefront of the movement, and who have often been erased from the narrative. It explores how the activism of today stands on the shoulders of the activists who have come before. And it asks us all to recognize the legacy of Stonewall that remains today, when the struggle for queer rights is far from over.

Stonewall Forever was directed by Ro Haber and created by a predominantly queer and trans cast and crew who are proud to be a part of preserving this legacy.

The history of the Stonewall Riots is equally as cherished as it is charged. There are questions of who was there, who “threw the first brick” and who can claim Stonewall. This film doesn’t answer these questions but instead it aims to expand the story of Stonewall by including more voices in its telling.

Stonewall Forever, the documentary, brings together voices from over 50 years of LGBTQ activism to explore the ongoing legacy of Stonewall.

Stonewall Forever brings together queer activists, experienced and new, to look at the movement for LGBTQ equality before, during and after Stonewall. It highlights trans people, people of color and homeless people who were at the forefront of the movement, and who have often been erased from the narrative. It explores how the activism of today stands on the shoulders of the activists who have come before. And it asks us all to recognize the legacy of Stonewall that remains today, when the struggle for queer rights is far from over.

Stonewall Forever was directed by Ro Haber and created by a predominantly queer and trans cast and crew who are proud to be a part of preserving this legacy.

Matt Groening (1997)

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Directed by Mike B. Anderson

Written by Ron Hauge

Guest starring John Waters

Homer’s Phobia is the fifteenth episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 16, 1997. In the episode, Homer dissociates himself from new family friend John after discovering that he is gay. Homer fears that John will have a negative influence on his son Bart and decides to ensure Bart’s heterosexuality by taking him hunting.

It was the first episode written by Ron Hauge and was directed by Mike B. Anderson. George Meyer pitched “Bart the homo” as an initial idea for an episode while show runners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were planning an episode involving Lisa “discovering the joys of campy things”. Oakley and Weinstein combined the two ideas and they eventually became “Homer’s Phobia”. Fox censors originally found the episode unsuitable for broadcast because of its controversial subject matter, but this decision was reversed after a turnover in the Fox staff. Filmmaker John Waters guest-starred, providing the voice of the new character, John.

Homer’s Phobia was the show’s first episode to revolve entirely around gay themes and received a positive critical response both for its humor and anti-homophobia message. It won four awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) and a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding TV – Individual Episode” in 1998.

Featuring Big Gay Al’s musical number

I’m Super!

Trey Parker & Matt Stone (1999)

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Big Gay Al is a stereotypical homosexual man who first appeared in the Season One episode, Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride. He is known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor and usually responds to the greeting “How are you?” with an upbeat “I’m super! Thanks for asking!”

At the USO show before the troops entered the American-Canadian War, Big Gay Al started the song I’m Super at the request of Stan Marsh and Kyle Broflovski, who needed a distraction so The Mole could free Terrance and Phillip.

Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated musical comedy film based on the animated sitcom South Park. Directed by series creator Trey Parker, the film stars the regular television cast of Parker, series co-creator Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, and Isaac Hayes, with George Clooney, Eric Idle, and Mike Judge in supporting roles. The screenplay, written by Parker, Stone, and Pam Brady, follows Stan Marsh and his friends Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman and Kenny McCormick as they sneak into an R-rated film starring their idols, Canadian comedy duo Terrance and Phillip, and begin swearing incessantly. Eventually, their mothers pressure the United States to wage war against Canada for allegedly corrupting their children, giving Stan, Kyle, and Cartman no choice but to unite the other children, fight their own parents, and rescue Terrance and Phillip, while Kenny tries to stop a prophecy involving Satan and Saddam Hussein’s plot to conquer the world.

South Park is an American animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for Comedy Central. The series revolves around four boys — Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick — and their exploits in and around the titular Colorado town.

Billy Porter & Amit Greenberg (2018)

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Academy award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter takes us on a journey through time to explore the more obscure political actions that have changed the course of LGBTQIA+ history. Before that fateful day at Stonewall in 1969, there were nearly 50 years worth of queer political actions that took place but today, they are still overlooked when regarding modern history and civil rights movements.