Linwood Storm’s Top 10 Most Impactfully Nostalgic Childhood Cartoon Episodes

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It’s no secret that our company’s founder Linwood Storm is extremely passionate about animation, as it’s one of his favorite artistic mediums to explore as a storyteller in various fields and one of the most devoted cinephiles on the face of this planet. He continues to support diverse design styles in cartoons geared toward all demographics, whether similar to that of a Newgrounds flash short or a big-budget blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. So, for this list, we’ve asked him to give his ten most nostalgic childhood cartoon episodes that had a long-lasting impact on his early creative drive.

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SNIZ AND FONDUE | S02, EPISODE 17 | CELLULOID SINS

“Sniz takes a new hobby called “Plexing”, in which he sneaks into various movie theaters without paying for a ticket.”

BRACEFACE | EPISODE 08 | KEEP IT WEIRD

“The Worst Day Ever. Period. Sharon goes on her first date with Alden and ends up having to work like an employee in his family’s restaurant. If that wasn’t bad enough she gets her first period while they are rollerblading! Thinking that Sharon could be having an appendicitis attack, Alden (who has his own problems controlling a cracking voice) calls for an ambulance. Sharon has to find the strength to face Alden and come to terms with the changes happening in her body. When Sharon learns that Nina is jealous that she got her period first, she starts to wonder if there might be something worthwhile to “becoming a woman” after all.”

TOONHEADS | S06, EP17 | THE GREAT CARTOON CONTROVERSY

“A look at the allegations of plagiarism between MGM’s “The Cat Concerto” and Warner Bros. “Rhapsody Rabbit”

POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN | Short #120 | HAPPY BIRTHDAZE

“Popeye and his shipmates are over the moon because they’ve all gotten letters from their sweethearts, save for Shorty who hasn’t gotten a letter and is feeling so down in the dumps that’s he’s near suicide. Popeye takes pity on him and invites him to Olive’s house to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately for Popeye, Shorty turns out to be a raving pest, a klutz, and a nuisance when he tries to do even the most rudimentary thing.” — Jerry Roberts (IMDb)

DEXTER’S LABORATORY | S02, EP39 | LAST BUT NOT BEAST

“Dexter’s family is in a huge rush, and Mom goes to wake up a boy named Toshi who is a student from Japan. Dexter is back in Japan where he uses his giant robot to battle other robots of other kids. When he does the teacher scolds them for it and Dexter accidentally shoots some rockets into a volcano awakening a beast called Badaxtra. The Kids and Teacher exit the scene, and Dexter does the same after He barely escaped being crushed, as Badaxtra continues to terrorize the town.”

DUCK DODGERS | S01, EP11 | HOORAY FOR THE HOLLYWOOD PLANET

“Duck Dodgers goes to Hollywood planet so a film about him could be made, but doesn’t realize what’s really going on.”

GENERATOR REX | BEN 10/GENERATOR REX: HEROES UNITED

“Rex Salazar gets an alert about a mysterious rift opening in the skies of Manhattan; Ben Tennyson appears from the portal and so does a mystery mechanical being that attacks Six.”

INVADER ZIM | S01, EP03 | NANOZIM

“In order to prove his humanity, Zim befriends a weird kid named Keef who won’t go away. Zim and Dib fight a microscopic war with Dib’s internal organs as the battlefield.”

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED | S02, EP07 | CLASH

“Captain Marvel joins the Justice League and his innocent presence inadvertently causes friction with Superman.”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2003) | TURTLES FOREVER (SERIES FINALE)

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? What the shell is going on? An out-of-the-ordinary encounter with the strange alien ooze mutates four ordinary pet turtles – Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello – into talking, walking, fighting green machines! Together, these brothers train with the legendary sensei rat, Splinter, to master the martial art of Ninjitsu. In this truly turtle-powered tale, the turtles from one dimension meet the turtles from another dimension when a teleporting mishap occurs. What the shell is going on? Together, the turtles must locate the Technodrome to fix this mess! Meanwhile, Shredder tracks down his counterpart, Ch’rell, who devises a master plan to travel back to the Prime Universe to get rid of the turtles once and for all! As worlds collide, the turtles come face to face with the classic characters like Splinter, Casey, and April, and a slew of archenemies including Krang, Hun, the Foot Soldiers, the Purple Dragons, Bebop and Rocksteady!”