Oopsie, wrong one, my apologies. The correct rendition is by Barry Purves, assisted by David Sproxton of Aardman Animation. The cartoon is titled Next. Nonetheless, the Mystery Character remains William Shakespeare. The rightful cartoon is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dQFR8oWb4.
Well, the vainglorious Scar is a character that covers the first two clues, TammiToon. However, the third clue demands a character of honor; Scar fails that test badly. I will say this, however: your thinking is "in the ballpark."
Excellent, TammiToon. Mister Arrow is precisely the character that I was seeking.
1) Occurs solely in Disney's Treasure Planet. 2) Mister Arrow was last seen falling away from the RLS Legacy into the gravity well of the dying star Pelusa. This happened when the wicked pirate Mister Scroop deliberately cut Mister Arrow's safety tether. Murder in outer space. 3) Doctor Doppler and James Hawkins initially thought Mister Arrow was the captain of the RLS Legacy. Mister Arrow politely directed them to Captain Amelia, who was inspecting the sails at the time. 4) He's called "Mister Arrow" exclusively. 5) Thank you, Mister Browne, for all you've done. 6) "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, given the Disney treatment.
Good for you, TammiToon. Collect another +1, and the Game now owes you two questions: queried 70 characters, answered 72 correctly.
Hmm, the only project that Seth MacFarlane is working on, to my limited knowledge, is a reboot of Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones. This would make the title characters Fred and Wilma ... or Fred and Barney, using a lesser convention. However, none of these names describe a young amphibian.
Polly, shortened from pollywog, is another term for tadpole. This leaves mighty few cartoons with "Polly" in the title. My best posit: Polly from Gerry Anderson's Twizzle And The Polly Moppet from 1957. Could MacFarlane know about these cartoons? I certainly didn't, until today.
A-ha, this locks mindless li'l me on target: this is Tadpole from The Adventures Of Spunky And Tadpole. This cartoon aired as a series of five-minute shorts, running roughly like Rocky And Bullwinkle. The young boy, Spunky, was voiced by Joan Gardner. The teddy bear, Tadpole, was voiced by Don Messick at first, then by producer Ed Janis later on.
How could I have been so dense? All this time, I couldn't believe that "tadpole" would ever be used as a name, so I kept chasing "polly" as a title character. "Duhh" on me, and a splendid piece of research by TammiToon.
Yes, that's it, OUB. And thanks a lot. Feel free to step up to the plate.
As for the rest of the clues:
The series preceded the very similar C-Bear And Jamal, which premiered in 1996. Also, as Glowworm mentioned earlier, the upcoming movie "Ted," which may be considered a raunchier version of these animated shows.
"I, TammiToon, am Boston Strong."
(This post was edited by TammiToon on Jun 19, 2012, 2:59 PM)
You're very welcome, TammiToon. Though, I think that I will tap into a more mainstream production for the next Mystery Character.
1) This character has appeared only once in an animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
2) It is said that Daffy Duck plays second fiddle to Bugs Bunny in every category except egotism and vanity. Bad news, Daffy: this character is even more self-centered and vain than you.
3) Surprisingly, this character assists in two rescue missions. However, in the first instance, the rescue party was seeking this character's newest rival. Thus, this character cleverly made the rescuers into unwitting mooks.
I don't have a guess at the character, but I would like to say something.
<puts on Admin voice> BOTH THE BCDB ADMIN STAFF, AND MYSELF PERSONALLY, WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ONEUGLYBUNNY AS HE IS THE NEWEST MODERATOR HERE AT THE BCDB FORUMS.
I'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT HIS EFFORTS REGARDING THIS FORUM (AND GAME) SPECIFICALLY, AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE BOARD AS A WHOLE, LED ME TO TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN RECOMMENDING HIM FOR A MODSHIP. HE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY HELPFUL TO ME IN THIS THREAD AND NOW HE'LL HAVE THE ABILITIES AS THE MODERATOR OF THIS FORUM TO TAKE THE HELM, AS IT WERE, ON HIS OWN.
ONCE AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS OUB, YOU'VE DEFINITELY EARNED IT!
Now, just in case it wasn't clear, I am handing over this thread entirely to OUB. He's the boss from now on kiddos!
(This post was edited by krisAHQ on Jun 22, 2012, 8:22 PM)