Kennedy Cartoons was an animation studio founded in UsefulNotes/{{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 OffModel moments. The studio is also known for its stretchy and bouncy character animation.

Some of its Manila staff (such as Annabelle Galvez, Joseph Balderas, and Ronaldo Delfino) migrated to Creator/ToonCity.

The studio still exists, albeit under a slightly different name, [[http://www.kennedyanimationinc.yolasite.com Kennedy Animation Inc.]]

Compare StarToons, which worked on some of Kennedy's cartoons.
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!!Kennedy Cartoons worked on the following shows:
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'': 12 episodes [[labelnote:List]]"As the Netherworld Turns", "Eye of the Beholder", "The Game", The Lost City of the Sun", "Mission Imp Possible", "Much Abu About Something", "Night of the Living Mud", "Poor Iago", "Sandswitch", "Smolder and Wiser", "Stinkerbelle", "The Way We War"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'': 8 episodes [[labelnote:List]]"Out of Sight, Out of Toon", "Once in a Blue Toon", "Tune Pig", "Frame That Toon", "A Wooly Bully", "The Final Review", "Miracle at the 34th Precinct", "Fall-Apart Land"[[/labelnote]], plus one short [[labelnote:List]]"Goldijitters and the Three Bobcats"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': 6 episodes [[labelnote:List]]"Darkwing Doubloon", "Dry Hard", "Jurassic Jumble", "Up, Up, and Awry", "Water Way to Go", "Whiffle While You Work"[[/labelnote]]. All had assistance by Bon Art.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' (1990s series; Season one opening with Encore Communications)
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'': 15 episodes [[labelnote:List]]"Counterfeit Goof", "Cabana Fever", "Hot Air", "Max-imum Protection", "Cat's Entertainment", "Hallow-Weenies", "Tub Be Or Not To Be", "Lethal Goofin", "For Pete's Sake", "Educating Goofy", "Queasy Rider", "Puppy Love", "Talent to the Max", "Sherlock Goof", "Clan of the Cave Goof"[[/labelnote]]; several with assistance from Wang (four episodes) and Bon Art. Also worked on the opening.
* ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' (Storyboards; season one)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' (uncredited; animator James Straus has mentioned working on it)
* ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'' (one short: "Goldijitters and the Three Bobcats")
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': 17 episodes [[labelnote:List]]"The Looney Beginning", "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow", "Gang Busters", "Buster and the Wolverine", "You Asked For It Part II", "Fields of Honey", "Inside Plucky Duck", "The ACME Bowl", "Best O' Plucky Duck Day", "Son of Looniversity Daze", "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny", "Pollution Solution", "You Asked For It Again", "How Sweetie It Is", "New Character Day" (incorrectly credited as by Wang), "High Toon"[[/labelnote]] ; With assistance from Creator/FilCartoons and WangFilmProductions. Also provided layouts (but not the animation) for "Fairy Tales For the '90s".
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' ("Tales of Worm Paranoia") (co-production with Creator/CarbunkleCartoons)

!!NOT animated by Kennedy Cartoons but similar in style:
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons TheMovie'': Animation by WangFilmProductions and Cuckoo's Nest. Glen Kennedy was an animator, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N86ahA6_r8 his style is unmistakable.]] (see about 31 seconds in)
* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': Animation by WangFilmProductions and Cuckoo's Nest. Certain episodes featured Glen Kennedy as animation director, hence the similar style.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' Hagar Knows Best: The animation was done by WangFilmProductions and Cuckoo's Nest, Glen Kennedy was one of the animation directors and some scenes are animated in his signature style.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyWorldOfTexAvery'': Animation by Creator/HongYing. The opening sequence was animated by Animasia, a Singapore-based studio where Glen Kennedy was a staff member. The intro definitely carries his style.

!!Tropes found in Kennedy Cartoons' work:
* AnimationBump: 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.
** Say what you will about the character designs, but when it comes to the amount of drawings, the first few minutes of "Fields of Honey" are exceptional. The same is true for the first short in "Best O' Plucky Duck Day".
* ArtEvolution: When the studio began, Glen Kennedy's bouncy style heavily influenced many of the animators, but his visual influence became less and less evident with each passing Disney show, to the point that his style is barely present in ''Aladdin'' (if at all).
* DependingOnTheArtist: And ''how''. One of the major differences between Kennedy and other studios is how easy it is to differentiate between different animation styles during an episode. Opinions differ on whether this is a good thing; proponents like that an individual's thumbprint is still seen in the final animation because it gives the work a more personal touch, while opponents consider this is a sloppy practice because to them, if the designs/animation style aren't 100% uniform throughout the episode, it's considered OffModel.
* DerangedAnimation: Some scenes Kennedy animated for ''TTA'' that usually lasted for a split second or two.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: In the Tiny Toons work, sometimes characters would do a rather nutty dance move reminiscent of Kennedy's earlier work on ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'', and on occasion, characters may break out into dance ''for no reason'' (such as on "Buster And the Wolverine")
* OffModel: They were fired after the first season of ''TTA'' because of this. As the rumor goes, episodes like "The ACME Bowl" and "High Toon" had to be almost entirely re-animated from scratch (usually by Wang). However, they quickly found work over at Disney anyway.
* ThickLineAnimation: Most pronounced in the ''Tiny Toon'' episodes "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow" and "Buster and the Wolverine".
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