Column: Dr. Toon
Three to Grow On
Prize Catches (A Tongue-In-Cheek Tribute to 'Finding Nemo')
Dr. Toon gives the prize catch of all animated features, Finding Nemo, a bit of a tongue-in-gill tribute.
Deconstruction Zone — Part 2
Dr. Toon continues to take on the deconstructionists about the things they read into classic cartoons.
Deconstruction Zone — Part 1 (Or: Semiotics Means Never Having to Signify You’re Sorry)
'Atomic Betty' Redux: A Toon’s Progress
Martin Dr. Toon Goodman continues his behind the scenes look at Atomic Cartoons to see how much work and time goes into getting a show off the ground.
What, No Gravy?
Dr. Toon looks at the beef fans have with the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD and asks, what, no gravy?
A Finely-Tooned Voice: Rob Paulsen Interviewed
Dr. Toon flew to Los Angeles and sat down with voice-over legend Rob Paulsen to talk about taking over the world.
Death of 2D: Rush to Judgment
Dr. Toon ruminates about whether declaring that the final nail has been driven into the coffin of 2D animation is a bit of a rush to judgment.
Eric Goldberg: Back In Action
Dr. Toon sat down with the animation veteran Eric Goldberg to rap about his experiences on Looney Tunes: Back in Action, as well as the rest of his intimidating résumé.
Talkin’ 'Teen Titans ': Glen Murakami Raps About His Latest Superhero Series
Disney: The Evil Empire?
Is Disney truly evil or are people just jealous of winners? Mouse-mashing has developed over the past 15 years. Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman theorizes why and defends the House of Mouse in this month's column.
The Hallowed Hall
Why isn't there an Animation Hall of Fame that acknowledges the people behind our favorite animation? Martin Dr. Toon Goodman defines the hypothetical voting process and possible honorees in this month's column.
Who Screwed Roger Rabbit?
In these sequel happy times, why are we not seeing more of Roger Rabbit? What has befallen this could be star? Martin Dr. Toon Goodman investigates.
From Sidekicks to Superkids
In the '60s and '70s irritating kid sidekicks were the name of the 'toon game, however, today, when the name of the game is "empowerment," kids are leading their own cartoon adventures. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explains why.
The Kids Are All Right
How did kids survive prior to the introduction of educators into children's programming? Martin Dr. Toon Goodman takes a look at the impact of their presence.
Tell the Story! An Interview with John Kricfalusi
Martin Dr. Toon Goodman interviews John K about the new episodes of Ren and Stimpy, down shots, students, his influences and more.
She-Ra Is Comin’ To Town?
Animated Christmas specials haven't always been synonymous with the season, it just feels that way. Martin Dr. Toon Goodman discusses their history and the uneasy balance they strike when trying to depict the "true" meaning of the season.
At War No More
Why do our super-patriotic favorite toon characters no longer help with our war efforts? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman investigates how times have changed since WWII.
Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman discusses the “babyfication” of cartoon characters and wonders why Warner Bros. has gone back in time with Baby Looney Tunes…
The proliferation of recent delivery mechanisms has helped animation grow in many ways. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman discusses why.
The World, The Fresh, and The Devil
Most of the time, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman is an easy going cartoon kind of guy...but in the midst of this hot summer he sounds off on forced cultural/gender diversity, animation naysayers and the 'toon representation of the Devil.
There are a lot of television toons coming to the big screen these days. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes a look at this growing phenomenon and all its good and bad points.
Dr. Toon: You've Got Mail!
As the U.S. Copyright Term Extension Act approaches the Supreme Court, Dr. Toon discusses how it will impact toondom. Is corporate America protecting itself or robbing the public?