|Created by||Frank Conniff|
|Developed by||Jerry Beck|
|Directed by||Scott Ingalls|
|Voices of||Joel Hodgson as Dumpster Diver Dan|
|Theme music composer||Brad Kay
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Camera setup||Tomas Arceo
|Running time||7 to 10 minutes|
|Original network||Official website; YouTube|
|Original release||July 11, 2007 – present|
Cartoon Dump is an online comedy series/video podcast created by Frank Conniff (formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000) and animation historian Jerry Beck. A live version is currently making monthly performances at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles, California and premiered in New York City in January 2008.
Story and format
Set in a garbage dump, the show is a parody of stereotypical children's TV programming. The host of the show, “Compost Brite” (Erica Doering), despite being constantly cheery, obviously suffers from depression as well as anorexia nervosa. Compost Brite starts each episode with the show’s theme song, a jolly tune played on a theatre organ (however, Compost Brite is seen playing a guitar). Each episode features slightly different lyrics. After this, Compost Brite usually has a brief satirical discussion with the viewers on topics such as nutrition, dry heaves or how mediocrity pays off in the end. Later one of Compost Brite’s friends, usually “Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl” (Conniff) joins in to sing a song or plug some fictional product which is sponsoring the show. This leads into the bulk of each episode, an obscure cartoon from Jerry Beck’s archives.
As of November 2007, there have been six episodes of Cartoon Dump. As the episodes have no official titles, they are shown here with the titles of their respective cartoons.
- "Mighty Mister Titan"
- "The Big World of Little Adam"
- Bucky and Pepito: "The Vexin' Texan"
- Captain Fathom: "Rustlers of the Sea Range"
- "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole"
- "The Adventures of Sir Gee Whiz on the Other Side of the Moon"