Cartooners (Electronic Arts) (1989)

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Cartooners, while classified as a game, is really more of an interactive tool or educational application that assists children in creating their own cartoon shorts. This is a very simple application, and seems to be geared more towards children and younger gamers who will enjoy making their own little movies. It was developed by ITDA in the late eighties and was published by Electronic Arts, Incorporated, who later became known for some great sports games.

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28 Comments

  1. jazzyogurt on December 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Wow, I never realized that this was available for DOS!  I had a lot of fun times creating in this program on the Apple IIgs in days gone by.  The graphics were about the same, but the music and sound effects were immersive and vibrant, thanks to the onboard Ensoniq 5503 DOC.  I also figured out how to add scenes and actors, as you did.  My one beef was that I could not compose my own music in synthLAB, Music Studio, MCS, etc. and use it in a cartoon.  You’re really missing out by not playing this on a IIgs!

  2. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    For what price do you sell it?

    Bart.

  3. ThatGirl_AyAy on December 27, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    MY GOD! I was searching high and low for this damn game! I couldn’t remember what it was called so I googled "90s kids game where you made cartoon movies and there was a rabbit character" LOL. This was my FAVORITE game when I was younger!

  4. azz1844 on December 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Spent so much time on this as a kid! Classic stuff, loved it!

  5. Snarlingspy on December 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Geniaal 😛

  6. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I rememberd that when you have a PCX file that does not contain more than 16 colors (the same 16 colors used in the game Cartooners – Same palette), you can add everything you simply want as an actor or scene. Aslong it’s the good size.

    The youtube background, was made by myself in Paint Shop Pro.

    Bart.

  7. CherryMary on December 27, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    That nice old school feel! And although the application is simple it seems to give you some freedom of expression and as the sprites can be re-drawn it’s just great. These cartoons you made, Bart, they really show the potential of the software. Thanks a lot Bart. It’s the first video on your channel I’ve seen so far but I’ll be digging for more.

  8. Aldea Follón on December 27, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Cool

  9. salpha on December 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    i used to make cartoons of real situations back in the day

  10. bunny kaisui on December 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Amazing!

    I love this game so much! I use to play it when i was 3 or 4 years old…. so many memories ^^

  11. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I found out that this game accepts 4-BIT PCX or PNG files. When you place it in your SCENES folder it will be in your SCENES list and useable like any other.You can even add your own actors this way. Though they only will have the ability to walk/move but they can not animate (as so I recall). Perhaps if you put some more time into it you can make your programme-able actor. I found this out somewhere in the 90’s with Paint Shop Pro.

    Bart.

  12. Monica Bootsma on December 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    AHHH I am so grateful for finding this. I remember spending hours on making cartoons when I was a kid. <3

  13. Ivy Chau on December 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Oh my god, I always played it when I was child. Miss it so much!

  14. peterhopqk on December 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Wow! A very old cartoon program. It’s so strange to see YouTube in the movie with the actors, btw how do you do that? I remember I only can use .LBM and .ACT files.
    I used to play this in the early 90’s. That was fun!

  15. Hotshotter3000 on December 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    How did you insert the youtube background into the game?

  16. YT Anonymity on December 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Ahhh the good old EA games. Having fun with them since late 90s to 2007. The last great job that EA ever did was in 2007 where they still ever release good game. Then after then, they changing in a bad way

  17. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you ! 🙂

    Bart.

  18. ulimad on December 27, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Hi all. I have this game, original and very well conserved! I found it today! The box and 2 floppy disks. I want to sell it, any one interested? I dont have the instructions. Thank you.

  19. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Yeah, I had to go through alot of trouble for that part :P. Too bad the game only uses 16 colours. But yeah, what do you expect from a game that’s made in 1989.

    Bart.

  20. Daniel Holth on December 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    thanks for taking the time putting this together 😉

  21. Samantha Port on December 27, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Oh, man, I miss this game! I was basically preschool age when I had it, so I was too young to really get how to use it properly and I never managed to make anything even remotely entertaining. I gotta say, the way you had the bunny punt the wolves was brilliant. 😛

  22. Old Dosgamert Channel - Come to my new Channel! on December 27, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    You are welcome!

    Bart.

  23. AAAD J on December 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    This is what EA should do nowadays and they should never shutting down Westwood, Bullfrog and Mythic studio

  24. Alberkin YT on December 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    me too!! i play it when i was 3-4 years old, i enjoy a lot with this game!

  25. Marlene M on December 27, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Cool!! But since YouTube offers you 10 minutes for each videos, take it a bit slower next time? I had do pause this video many times just to fully enjoy all your fun ideas. Keep this stuff coming up! 🙂

    All stars anyway.

  26. Peter Swinkels on December 27, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Hi, for any one interested: I reverse engineered most of this game’s file formats. Look for "Cartooners File Viewer" on vbforums.com. I used to play with this game myself in MS-DOS. Nice video btw.

  27. ~Dist on December 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH my ears. They died due the awful high pitched shiz you just made to listen to.

  28. Tanan Baboo on December 27, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    This brings back some memories. I just wish I still had some of my old cartooners files 😀.

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