Richardson, TX (PressExposure) April 17, 2009 -- CartoonGems.com and Dotcomers.tv announced today that it will launch several one-minute video clips starring the Cartoon Gems characters, as well as political figures such as President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, and others.
James A. Rumpf II, owner of a group of classic retro characters he has reinvented as "Dotcomers," is developing a series of political cartoons, with a planned May release of all the cartoon spots in Dotcomers.tv and VideoBloom.com.
In one clip, heroine Honey Dee proposes economic solutions to President Obama while comical parrot Parkee protests the bailout. Presidential press conferences are the target of another clip. President Obama and Former President Bill Clinton debate the "President's Clearinghouse" in a third video.
The cartoons, Rumpf said, will build on the phenomenon of viral video political satire popularized by JibJab.com.
"Short animation videos are ideal in capturing the frustration with politics that everyone feels," Rumpf said.
Rumpf and his head writer, Kristin Johnson say they've noticed a surge in political animations, from JibJab to Current.tv to Atom Films. JibJab's "Obama and Hillary Dance in High School Musical 3" has generated 1,247,451 views on YouTube. Political bailout cartoons on Web sites have generated traffic. Google reports 21,100,000 search results for "political animation".
"People are upset," Rumpf said. "They want an outlet for their frustration, and they see themselves in the exaggerated humor of political cartoons.
To inquire about the video clips or to get clips before the June 1 release, contact James Rumpf at (972) 836-3585 or Kristin Johnson at (760) 837-9771.