Toonbots archive - episode published 20010827

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With all for one and one for all, the metacartoonist deftly sidesteps the question of where to come up with scripting ideas for the suddenly daily update pace of Toonbots. The humor inherent in re-enacting classical archetypes using novel characters is a never-ending fount of wisdom; it just doesn't get any easier than this.

For the home audience, the text of Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers is available online in its entirety. Not a link for the faint of heart or small of drive space.

The script used to make this toon:
<cartoon height="700" width="800" rowformat="1">
<character name="pokey"/>
<character name="lenin"/>
<caption location="top left" font="couri">SON, ALL I HAVE TO GIVE YOU IS THIS ORANGE HORSE!!!<br/>ALWAYS REMEMBER, TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE.</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">Thanks, Dad!  But that's<br/>Shakespeare.  I thought we
<br/>were doing Dumas.</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" font="couri">NONE OF YOUR LIP, BOY</caption>
<character name="pokey" action="leaves"/>
<character name="lenin" aspect="faceright"/>
<caption location="top middle" fgcolor="red">Off I go to Paris fair<br/>Fame and fortune seeking there<br/>Diddle, diddle, deedle, deedle dum!</caption>
<character name="mao"/>
<caption location="top middle" fgcolor="red" size="20">Hey, Fred!</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red" size="14">Poking fun at my orange horse!<br/>
I'll run you through if this runs its course!</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">Not at all, my headstrong friend<br/>Let's relax and fences mend.</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red">A penguin prince you'll not offend!  Sticks shall break and swords shall bend!</caption>
<character name="lenin" action="leaves"/>
<caption location="top middle" fgcolor="red">That young man was tough to trounce,
but in the end his head did bounce.<br/>
He's bound for Paris, and I am, too.
We'll tangle more before we're through.</caption>
<caption location="bottom right" fgcolor="blue">NEXT: MORE MUSKETEERS!</caption>

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