The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will run from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21. Of course, the Olympics does have its problems, both the usual ones (corruption concerns, etc.), and ones unique to each location. Still, I usually watch the games; my favorite events include soccer, track and field, tennis, boxing, martial arts, and basketball.
1996’s “Space Jam” has, despite its mixed reception by animation fans, gone on to become the most prominent animated (mixed with live-action) production centering around basketball. It’s prominent enough that Warner Bros. even plans to produce a sequel.
But what other cartoons referencing basketball have been made? Here’s a list of some noteworthy references to basketball in cartoons besides “Space Jam.”
After years of rumors and stalled proposals, a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan-meets-Looney Tunes film “Space Jam” has finally been greenlit. Taking the long-retired Jordan’s place is current basketball mega-star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Directing the film and co-writing the script is Justin Lin, who directed four of the “Fast and the … Read more
Yes, it’s another infographic from Statista. This time, it concerns live TV programming. Despite the rise of DVRs and on-demand programming, Nielsen reports that live sports is the one area that’s been resistant to such trends. For good reason, I’d imagine. Watching sports well after the event aired (and the game outcome is known) loses … Read more
The Super Bowl has once again come and gone, with the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. No Roman numerals this year, as “FoxTrot” joked about. With the game comes the usual ads and halftime show analyses. Commercials The game itself was so-so (I admit I was hoping for the … Read more
Super Bowl XLIX has come and gone, and with it came its now-famed commercials. Now that it’s the following day, we’re also getting the usual post-event analysis of social media’s reactions, the halftime show, etc. Commercials This year’s ads felt rather melancholy and downbeat versus previous years, an odd approach given the nature of the … Read more