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Cartoon Sushi was an animation
Animation
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. The effect is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in several ways...

 showcase program that aired on MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

 from 1997 to 1998. It was produced by Nick Litwinko. As a collection of animation shorts, Cartoon Sushi was a spiritual successor to MTV's Liquid Television
Liquid Television
Liquid Television is an Emmy Award–winning 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television also aired on BBC Two in co-production with MTV. Ultimately, MTV commissioned three seasons of the show, which was produced by Colossal Pictures...

. The title screen opening was illustrated by Danny Antonucci
Danny Antonucci
Daniel Edward "Danny" Antonucci is an animator,director producer and screenwriter best known for his 1999 animated series Ed, Edd n Eddy, which has ended its run, but airs on Cartoon Network every weekday at 2:30 and 3:00pm EST...

.

First Pilot

  1. The Maxx
    The Maxx
    The Maxx is an American comic book series created by Sam Kieth and published originally monthly by Image Comics and now collected in trade paperback collections from DC Comic's Wildstorm imprint. The comic book, which stars a character of the same name, spawned an animated series that aired on the...

     animation weekend pilot
  2. The Adventures of Ricardo (1996) by Corky Quakenbush
  3. buddy
  4. "a day in the life of an oscillating fan" by n. michka
  5. chunk
  6. Iddy Biddy Beat Boy (1993) by Mo Willems
  7. men making meetings
  8. angry cabaret by John R. Dilworth
    John R. Dilworth
    Jonathan Robert Dilworth is an American animator. He is best known as the producer, director, writer, and creator of the animated television series Courage the Cowardly Dog....

  9. Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991) by Henry Selick
    Henry Selick
    Henry Selick is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline...


Second Pilot

  1. The Maxx
    The Maxx
    The Maxx is an American comic book series created by Sam Kieth and published originally monthly by Image Comics and now collected in trade paperback collections from DC Comic's Wildstorm imprint. The comic book, which stars a character of the same name, spawned an animated series that aired on the...

     animation weekend pilot II
  2. The Adventures of Ricardo (1996) by Corky Quakenbush
  3. c'mon c'mon
  4. Another Bad Day for Philip Jenkins (1994) by Mo Willems
  5. excuse me
  6. brickface and stucco in last piece of chicken
  7. "the food mister" by n. michka
  8. plastic surgeon
  9. joe's apartment
  10. b
  11. The Brothers Grunt
    The Brothers Grunt
    The Brothers Grunt is an animated TV series that aired from August 15, 1994 to February 20, 1995 on MTV. The series was created by Danny Antonucci .-Premise:...

    : To Hell with Bing
  12. brickface and stucco in sizzleans machine

First episode

  1. "Ultracity 6060
    Ultracity 6060
    UltraCity 6060 was a popular six-part animated short series, created, directed and written by Beavis and Butt-head director Mike Judge and produced by Mike Bandolik and Space Ghost Coast to Coast's Dave Hughes for MTV. Additional writers included Speed Racer story editor Ben Gruber and Daria's...

    " (no lip sync) by Mike deSeve, Dave Hughes
    Dave Hughes
    David William "Hughesy" Hughes is an Australian stand-up comedian, radio and television presenter. He is currently co-host on the Network Ten's The Project and Before the Game as well as the breakfast radio show Hughesy and Kate.-Television:Hughes co-hosted the ABC comedy talk show The Glass House...

    , Matt Harrigan
    Matt Harrigan
    Matt Harrigan is an American television writer, producer, and voice actor who is best known for his work on shows like the Late Show with David Letterman and Celebrity Deathmatch. He has also worked as a producer on several shows for Williams Street and was the founder of the short lived studio...

  2. "Farcus" by Gord Coulthart & David Waisglass
  3. "Robin" (partying) by Magnus Carlsson
    Magnus Carlsson (illustrator)
    Magnus Carlsson, born April 20, 1965, a Swedish director, illustrator and animator.Carlsson is one of Sweden's best known and most active illustrators. He started with professional animation in 1988 and has since created a series of animated films and television series. Among other things, he has...

  4. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (balloon hanging) by Banx
  5. "Pull My Finger" by Jay Hathaway
  6. "Science Facts!" "Broccoli has an IQ of 10" by AMPnyc Animation
  7. "Penguins: A Documentary" by Frank Ziegler
  8. "Cartoon Girl" "My Most Embarrassing Moment" by Heather McAdams & Chris Ligon
  9. "Howl" by Bardel Animation Limited
  10. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (helicopter)
  11. "Ultracity 6060" (farting)
  12. "Space War" by Christy Karacas
  13. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (railroad)
  14. "Untalkative Bunny
    Untalkative Bunny
    Untalkative Bunny is a Canadian/British co-produced animated series about a yellow rabbit and its life in the big city The series consists of small episodes , and are aired by Teletoon, as well as Disney in many parts of the world including the UK & France . It no longer airs on Teletoon...

    " pilot by Graham Falk

Second episode

  1. "Howie Hurls: Abducted" by Webster Colcord
  2. "Science Facts!" "Dogs can not see color"
  3. "Dirdy Birdy" (part 1) by John R. Dilworth
    John R. Dilworth
    Jonathan Robert Dilworth is an American animator. He is best known as the producer, director, writer, and creator of the animated television series Courage the Cowardly Dog....

  4. "Voice B Gone" by David Wasson
    David Wasson
    David "Dave" Wasson is an American television producer, director, screenwriter, and art director. He is best known for creating Time Squad and directing The Buzz on Maggie and Making Fiends.-Career:...

  5. "Espresso Depresso" by David Donar
  6. "Fluffy" by Doug Aberle
  7. "Stupid for Love" by Craig Valde
  8. "Casting Call" by Dominic Carola
  9. "Science Facts!" "Fish have no memory"
  10. "Robin" (lonely)
  11. "Dirdy Birdy" (part 2)

Third episode (halloween special)

  1. "The Sandman
    The Sandman (1991 film)
    The Sandman is a 1991 stop-motion animation film, animated and directed by Paul Berry and nominated for an “Oscar” for Best Animated Short Film in 1992. The storyline is inspired by the E.T.A...

    " by Paul Berry
    Paul Berry (animator)
    Paul Thomas Berry was a stop-motion animator and director of the 1991 "Oscar" nominated short horror stop-motion animation film The Sandman. In 1992 the film was awarded the Craft Prize for Best Animation at Ottawa International Animation Festival...

  2. "Smile" by Scott Alexander Storm
  3. "Stick Figure Theater" "mister Alfred Hitchcock" by Robin Steele
  4. "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is a multi-award–winning platform video game developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and published by GT Interactive. It was released in 1997 for the PlayStation video game console, DOS and Microsoft Windows in North America, Australia and Europe...

    " trailer
  5. "Mad Doctors of Borneo" by Webster Colcord
  6. "Stick Figure Theater" "Night Of The Living Dead"
  7. "Season's Greetings"
    Season's Greetings (short movie)
    Season's Greetings is an animated short created by Michael Dougherty in 1996. The short later ignited a full-length feature film, Trick 'r Treat directed by Michael Dougherty and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The movie features Sam, a little boy dressed in orange...

     by Michael Dougherty
    Michael Dougherty
    Michael Dougherty is a screenwriter who is known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns.-Early life:...


Fourth episode

  1. "Man's Best Friend" by Ben Gluck
    Ben Gluck
    Benjamin Gluck is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and story artist known for his work in animation.-Biography:...

  2. "Dreamboy" (kung fu) by Christopher Dante Romano
  3. "The Champ" "Snapper Bob" by Natterjack Animation Company
  4. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (mountain hermit) by Banx and Bob Godfrey
  5. "Day of the Monkey" by Carlos Ramos
  6. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (mountain top balance)
  7. "Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation television show that depicts celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries...

    " (Charles Manson
    Charles Manson
    Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction...

     vs Marilyn Manson
    Marilyn Manson
    Marilyn Manson may refer to:* Marilyn Manson , an American rock musician* Marilyn Manson , the American rock band led by the singer of the same name...

    ) by Eric Fogel
  8. "Dreamboy" (hair)
  9. "The Many Deaths of Norman Spittal" (bed of nails)
  10. "Robin" (sunglasses)
  11. "Dreamboy" (toilet)
  12. "Ultracity 6060" "Planet Jackson"

Fifth episode

  1. when animated animals attack
  2. "Robin" (uncle harry)
  3. call me fishmael
  4. "Boris the Dog" by Cevin Soling
  5. 10,000 feet
  6. telekinesis
  7. king sticko
  8. "Rip-N-Glide" by Happy Trails Animation
  9. "Fast Driver" by Nick Gibbons
  10. the critics
  11. smoking by Neil Ishimine

Sixth episode

  1. "Broccoli's Taxicab Confrontations" by AMPnyc Animation
  2. "The Raven" by John Fountain
  3. "Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss" "Common Cents" by Keith Alcorn (DNA Productions
    DNA Productions
    DNA Productions, Inc. was an animation studio in Dallas, Texas, founded by John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn in 1987. It was a full service animation company providing script to screen services for the commercial and corporate industry...

    )
  4. "Genre
    Genre (animated film)
    Genre is a 1996 Live-action/animated short film by animator Don Hertzfeldt, his second student film, preceded by Ah, L'Amour .The 16mm short combines traditional animation, pixilation, and stop-motion animation to present a cartoon rabbit careening through a variety of rapidly changing film genres...

    " by Don Hertzfeldt
    Don Hertzfeldt
    Don Hertzfeldt is the creator of many short animated films, including the Academy-Award nominated Rejected and Everything Will Be OK. His animated films have received over 150 awards and have been presented around the world. Before the age of thirty, his films were already the subject of several...

  5. "Incident at Palm Beach" by Karl Staven & Derek Lamb
    Derek Lamb
    Derek Lamb was an animation filmmaker and producer. While serving as Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada's English Animation Studio from 1976 to 1982, he produced the Oscar-winner Special Delivery, directed by John Weldon and Eunice Macaulay, and produced and scripted Eugene...

  6. "Dogfishing" by Joe Byrnes
  7. "Billy Ray Shyster's House of Discount Special Effects" by Paul Kevin Thomason
  8. "Robin" "The Film Buff"
  9. "Death Wears a Plush Jacket" by Bob Mendelsohn
  10. "Opposing Views" by John Schnall

Seventh episode

  1. "Movie Intro" by Dan Coulston
  2. "Killing Heinz" by Stefan Eling
  3. "Gabola the Great" by Tim Cheung
  4. "Robin" "Shopping"
  5. "Where's the Bathroom" by Sy Benlolo
  6. "Love Stinks" by Greg Holfeld
  7. "Open Mic Fright" by David Donar
  8. "Fishbar" "Episode 1: Evil Babies in Colorado" by Honkworm International
  9. "Sex & Violence" by Bill Plympton
    Bill Plympton
    William "Bill" Calvin Plympton is an American animator, former cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face. and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog.- Biography :Bill Plympton was born in...

    1. "The Animal Lover"
    2. "Doctors Say Carrots Are Good For Eyesight"
  10. Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation television show that depicts celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries...

     (Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin...

     vs Howard Stern
    Howard Stern
    Howard Allan Stern is an American radio personality, television host, author, and actor best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He gained wide recognition in the 1990s where he was labeled a "shock jock" for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style...

    )
  11. "The Coolest Water Conditioner in the World" by Keith Webster

Eighth episode

  1. "Beat the Meatles" by Tim Hatcher and Keith Alcorn
  2. "Science Facts!" "The Mayfly has a Lifespan of 2 Hours" by Michael Adams, Ted Minoff and Greg Pair
  3. "Sex & Violence" By Bill Plympton
    1. "A Person with Confused Priorities" (skydiver)
    2. "Husband and Wife"
  4. "Ultracity 6060" "Food Court" by Mike DeSeve and Dave Hughes
  5. "Ye Ole Woodshop" by Jesse Schmal
  6. "Great True Moments in Rock & Roll History" (Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison
    James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American musician, singer, and poet, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors...

    ) by Xeth Feinberg
  7. "Sea Slugs" by Adam Lane
  8. "Sex & Violence"
    1. "The Cheerleader"
    2. "Receding Hairline"
    3. "A Person with Confused Priorities" (driver)
  9. "Performance Art starring Chainsaw Bob" by Brandon McKinney
  10. "Zerox & Mylar" by Joel Brinkerhoff
  11. "Robin" "The Dentist" by Magnus Carlsson
  12. "Frogg's Trip to the Sun" by Keith Webster
  13. "Sex & Violence"
    1. "A Person with Confused Priorities" (sex)
    2. "Old Proverb: He Who Laughs Last Laughs Best"

Ninth episode

  1. "Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss" "One Ration Under God" by Keith Alcorn
  2. "Great True Moments in Rock & Roll History" by Xeth Feinberg
    1. guy who needs to urinate invents the Pogo
      Pogo (dance)
      The pogo is a dance in which the dancers jump up and down, while remaining in the same location; the dance takes its name from its resemblance to the use of a pogo stick, especially in a common version of the dance, where an individual keeps their torso stiff, their arms rigid, and their legs close...

    2. Monkees fans boo Jimi Hendrix
      Jimi Hendrix
      James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter...

       off the stage
  3. "Sex & Violence" by Bill Plympton
    1. "The Lost Key"
    2. "Rollerblading"
    3. "The Beachcomber"
    4. "A Serious Alarm Clock"
    5. "Very Sexy Shoes"
    6. "What Are These People Doing?..."
    7. "After 30 Some Parts of the Body Continue to Grow"
    8. "A Dip in the Pool"
    9. "The New Extreme Sport..."
  4. "Cartoon Girl" "Nothing I Like Better" by Heather McAdams and Chris Ligon
  5. "Lily & Jim" by Don Hertzfeldt
    Don Hertzfeldt
    Don Hertzfeldt is the creator of many short animated films, including the Academy-Award nominated Rejected and Everything Will Be OK. His animated films have received over 150 awards and have been presented around the world. Before the age of thirty, his films were already the subject of several...


Tenth episode

  1. "Ultracity 6060" bleep written by Ben Gruber
  2. "Great True Moments in Rock & Roll History" - Elvis Meets Nixon by Xeth Feinberg
  3. chunks of life: rent by Mike Mitchell and Chris Cole
  4. the organization: the sound and kill & eat by Xeth Feinberg
  5. "Fishbar" "Episode 2: The Swedish Connection"
  6. "Love's Rich Bounty" by Chris Garrison
  7. "Cartoon Girl" "You Know You're Broke" by Heather McAdams and Chris Ligon
  8. "Ultracity 6060" ouch my eyes written by Ben Gruber
  9. walking around by Cesar Cabanas

Eleventh episode

  1. Dream Date by Tom Megalis
  2. Soda Pop by Tom Megalis
  3. "Pariah The Red Man" by Kevin Richards
  4. "Nanna & Lil' Puss Puss" "Who Calcutta The Cheese" by Keith Alcorn
  5. A Brief History Of Cinema by Tim Cargioli
  6. Awkward Stage by Jesse Schmal
  7. Burglar Alarm by Tom Megalis
  8. Elevator Guy by Tom Megalis

Unknown Shorts

  1. "Stroid '56" by Happy Trails Animation
  2. "Cartoon Girl" (if I was single)
  3. Lou and Costa’s Burglar Welcome Mat by Michael C. Schwab
  4. The Hippo by Susan Hurd

Special: A Special 1/2 Hour with Robin and Ben...

  1. "Drafted"
  2. "The Bums"
  3. "Plastic Surgery"
  4. "Party with a Chair"
  5. "Frogman"
  6. "The Record Company"
  7. "Mooning"

Special: Bill Plympton Shorts


  1. They Say When You Sneeze Your Heart Stops So What Would Happen If...
  2. Elvis
  3. After 30 Some Parts Of The Body Continue To Grow
  4. The Truck
  5. The Toilet
  6. What Are These People Doing?...
  7. The Date
  8. Bad Camouflage
  9. Husband And Wife
  10. The Traffic Light
  11. A Dip In The Pool
  12. Why We Laugh
  13. The Lost Key

See also

  • Liquid Television
    Liquid Television
    Liquid Television is an Emmy Award–winning 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television also aired on BBC Two in co-production with MTV. Ultimately, MTV commissioned three seasons of the show, which was produced by Colossal Pictures...

  • Exposure (TV series)
    Exposure (TV series)
    Exposure is a short-film oriented science-fiction anthology series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel between the years of 2000 and 2002. The series showcased the short sci-fi films of both unknown and known filmmakers, giving rise to the channel's own Exposure Studios...

  • Nicktoons Film Festival
    Nicktoons Film Festival
    The Nicktoons Animation Festival is an annual event that was created by producer Fred Seibert and produced for its first three years by his Frederator Studios. Founded in 2004 to showcase the diversity of worldwide animation filmmaking, it is the largest multiplatform animation festival in North...

  • Eye Drops
    Eye Drops
    Eye Drops was a television program on TechTV that showcased short computer animation movies and clips made using off the shelf 3D animation software. The show claimed to showcase all different types of animation, but only a very small number of shorts featured non-CG animation...


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