Doodle Toons was an animated web series created by the popular Irish YouTuber cartoonlover98, a.k.a. Jack.
The series follows in the footsteps of various cartoons of the 50's and 60's, with its cartoon violence, humor, and other aspects which are taken from such cartoons.
The five main characters of the series are:
- Bellybutton: The protagonist of the show, Bellybutton is an optimistic white rabbit who can lose his temper fairly easily.
- Jellybean: Bellybutton's girlfriend. She is a naive pink bunny who loves Bellybutton even when he gets carried away.
- Cruncher: A brown dog who serves as Bellybutton's ditzy best friend. He lacks common sense and can make a bad situation worse without realizing it at times.
- Goldie: An energetic yellow cat who's best friend is Pip. She keeps happy even in the worst of situations.
- Pip: A shy, delicate blue mouse who acts as the voice of reason and Goldie's best friend.
It should be noted that new episodes of the series were released in slow intervals, due to how hard it is to make the episodes.
On June 13th, 2018, Jack officially stated the webtoon has ended, although he continues to use the Doodle Toons characters in comics he posts to Twitter and DeviantArt. The animatic for the unfinished last episode of the show, "Monkey Business", was released a few days after this announcement, on June 17th, 2018.
This work provides examples of:
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Jellybean is a pink rabbit, Goldie is a yellow cat, and Pip is a blue mouse.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Bellybutton's clock in "Clock Sucker".
- Bears Are Bad News: The villain of "Rabbit for Dinner" is a bear.
- Bizarrchitecture: Bellybutton's house is shaped like a banana, and Jellybean's house is a giant teapot.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall:
- Jellybean talks to the audience at the beginning of "Aaah, Shaddap!!!", first saying hello to the viewers and telling them that she's just reading her book, but seconds later she ends up asking the viewers to stop staring at her.
- In "Monkey Business", when Bellybutton and Jellybean berate Ringo the monkey for annoying them so much, they inexplicably start complimenting him instead for a few seconds before getting a hold of themselves. Turns out this was due to Ringo tampering with the script of the episode.
- Crossover: An April Fools one with Mugman.
- Call-Back: In one episode, a trophy of the head of the bear that Bellybutton fights in "Rabbit for Dinner" can be seen in the background of Bellybutton's home.
- The Ditz: Cruncher.
- Do Wrong, Right: Cruncher gives Crumbles a gun when she tries to erase herself from existence as it "gets the job done much quicker".
- Huntin' Bucky from "Aaah, Shaddap!!!" is clearly meant to look like Stimpy. He's also wearing an Elmer Fudd hat.
- Some of the background characters in the episode "Fast Food Follies" look suspiciously like already-existing cartoon characters. Examples include background characters resembling Santa's Little Helper and Felix the Cat.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- In Case of X, Break Glass: When Goldie and Pip feed a customer a burger that causes him to breathe fire, Goldie grabs an axe from a nearby box saying "In case of fire, break glass" and uses it to extinguish the flames.
- Love Interest: Jellybean is this to Bellybutton. There's also Cruncher, who is Crumbles's love interest.
- Pilot Episode: "Rabbit for Dinner", which was made long before the title of the series became Doodle Toons.
- Pink Means Feminine: Jellybean's fur is pink.
- At the beginning of "Aaah, Shaddap!!!", Jellybean reads a book called "Fifty Shades of Sunglasses".
- In "Clock Sucker", this is combined with Freeze-Frame Bonus; as the clock is sent flying around the room by the rope tied to an anvil he's trying to drop on Bellybutton, he gets thrown into a TV. For a split second right before he crashes into it, the TV's screen depicts a show called "Thugrats".
- Stalker with a Crush: Crumbles, who stalks Cruncher in "The Way the Cruncher Crumbles".
- Telegraph Gag Stop: Bellybutton reads a telegraph from his talking clock in "Clock Sucker" and reads the word "stop" every time it appears in the telegraph.
- World of Funny Animals: Of course.