Category:
Anthropomorphism

Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure



Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 31, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Rube Goldberg Devices, Asia

At Home with Mrs. Hen

At Home with Mrs. Hen by Tali, National Film Board of Canada




Illustrates the sad reality of single-parent families. Expect to see this shocking video feature in the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 19, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Family, Cartoons

Cheerios Kid and Cheerios Sue













From the days when a commercial could hold an entire narrative arc in thirty or sixty seconds. Apparently the Kid and Sue were thrill-seekers who could not resist dangerous environments.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 14, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Food, Advertising, 1960s

Elektro the Robot





No need to worry about the Singularity with Elektro.

Wikipedia entry.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 23, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Puppets and Automatons, 1930s

Balloon Land



Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 19, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1930s, Fictional Monsters

Follies of the Madmen #246

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From Playboy for June 1973.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 13, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s, Women, Cars

A Tale of Momentum and Inertia

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 03, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Destruction, Cartoons

The First Dog Whisperer



Much iconography that was once taken for granted as part of our culture now means nothing to people. Does any youth of today understand that a Napolean hat = crazy?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 26, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Nutrition, Dogs, 1960s

Cartoon Insect with Dog’s Head

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1) Multiple limbs.

2) Insect antennae.

3) Called a "jitterBUG."

4) Dog's head.

One of these things does not belong.

Original image here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 11, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Comics, Surrealism, 1940s, Fictional Monsters

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