Kennedy Cartoons was an animation studio founded in Toronto by animator Glenn Kennedy in the mid-1980s, with a branch in the Philippines. It is known among animation fans for its varying animation quality and its many Off-Model moments. The studio is also known for its stretchy and bouncy character animation.
Compare Star Toons, which worked on some of Kennedy's cartoons.
Kennedy Cartoons worked on the following shows
- Aladdin: 12 episodes
- Bonkers: 8 episodes, plus one short
- Darkwing Duck: 6 episodes. All had assistance by Bon Art.
- Don Coyote And Sancho Panda
- Fantastic Four (1990s series; Season one opening)
- Goof Troop: 15 episodes; Most of them with assistance from Wang (four episodes) or Bon Art.
- Iron Man (Storyboards; season one)
- Tiny Toon Adventures: 17 episodes; With assistance from Fil Cartoons and Wang Film Productions
- Pirates of Dark Water
- Potsworth and Company
- Raw Toonage
- What a Cartoon Show ("Tales of Worm Paranoia") (co-production with Carbunkle Cartoons)
Tropes found in Kennedy Cartoons' work
- Animation Bump: Certain animators from the studio (such as Glen Kennedy) went above and beyond by producing full animation for their sequences. For a TV production, this was (and still is) rare, especially from a domestic studio.
- Deranged Animation: Some scenes Kennedy animated for TTA that usually lasted for a split second or two.
- Everybody Do the Endless Loop: In the Tiny Toons work, sometimes characters would do a rather nutty dance move reminiscent of Kennedy's earlier work on A Pup Named Scooby Doo, and on occasion, characters may break out into dance for no reason (such as on "Buster And the Wolverine")
- Off-Model: It was fired after the first season of TTA because of this; according to rumor, episodes like "The ACME Bowl" and "High Toon" had to be almost entirely re-animated from scratch. However, it quickly found work over at Disney anyway.