Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Informals Part 2: Bring back the old Cartoon Network!

Part 2 of the acclaimed Infomals is here! 15 Nostalgia inducing questions, they'll quench every craving you've ever had for Cartoons!

1.       1 May 1995 - 22 August 1999: Checkerboard Era
               22 August 1999 - 2 October 2005: Powerhouse Era
3 October 2005 - 30 August 2008: _____ City Era
31 August 2008 - 30 September 2011: new wave Era
1 October 2011 - Present: It's a Fun Thing! (CHECK it) Era
What is being talked about here?

2.       This animated series was set up in the fictional town of Nowhere, Kansas! “We interrupt this program to bring you ________________________________________________”. What?

3.       Which famous character did the man in the picture voice?


4.     The group's base of operations is the Y Tower, a large T-shaped structure that combines living quarters, a command center, training/workout facilities, and hangar/garage space. It sits on an island just offshore from a fictional West Coast city; the location is never stated in any episode, but is identified as "Jump City" in the XY Go! Comic series. At the end of the third season, a second team of Y come together in Steel City, on the East Coast, and builds a similar Tower to serve as home base. However, instead of a freestanding structure on an island, this one is set into the cliff on which the city is built. ID XY.

5.       In 1991 Craig McCracken, then a student in the character animation program of CalArts, created "The Whoopass _____" as a drawing on a small sheet of orange construction paper. The following year he included them(____) as the main characters of his short film Whoopass Stew! The Whoopass ____ in: A Sticky Situation. This was produced in cartoon network as what we know today. What cartoon?

6.       The premise of the cartoon 1985 series was "good vs. evil". The show's opening theme song included the narration: "X is the code name for America's daring, highly trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world". X?

7.       Kanto, ____, Hoenn, Sinnoh.
Fill in the blank and put funda.

8.       “Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish X warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku!” This quotation begins each episode of XY, which tells the story of a young princeY from Feudal Japan whose father's empire was destroyed by the demon Aku.

9.       After the series ended in 2004, the #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet was given a special paint scheme with ______ the hood. It was driven by Kyle Busch in the 2005 Sharpie 500 NASCAR race. Fill in the blank.


 The person in the picture is the creator of a really famous cartoon. Which one? (Hint: Look at the object in his hand!)

11.    Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson played the role of the main characters of the series. They were employed by the Mega___ City’s paramilitary force. How do we better know them?

12.    In the beginning both _________ and Merrie Melodies drew their storylines from Warner's vast music library. From 1934 to 1943, Merrie Melodies were produced in color and __________ in black and white. After 1943, however, both series were produced in color and became virtually indistinguishable, with the only stylistic difference being in the variation between the opening theme music and titles. Both series also made use of the various Warner Bros. cartoon characters. Which was the other series?

13.    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Ed Sullivan, Rock Hudson, Ann-Margret, James Darren, Alfred Hitchcock, Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, Brian Epstein, The Beau Brummels.
Connect and put funda.

14.    What do you say for cheese omelette in French? (The French test)
In which city, in France, will the trains collide? (In Advanced math)
Lisa: Oh Dexter, French is the language of love! Oh, Say it again, Dexter!
Dexter answers all of these questions with just one phrase. He wins a lottery, gets into the news and gets an award for the “Man of the Year” and much more for just this one phrase. At the end, it fails, as his laboratory blows up when he tries to use this phrase as his password. What is this famous phrase?

15.    Connect the answers from questions 2,5,9,11 and 13.

 Kishore Ranganath, 1st Year ME
Srihari V, 1st Year ISE

Answers to the Informals Part 1: I'll Be There For You!

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