Well, March Madness is here and everyone's got bracket fever, including me. I love watching the NCAA tournament and filling out a bracket. But this year I thought it would be fun to create my own bracket. So I did.
I created a Greatest Cartoon Character Bracket. I'm pitting 64 of the all-time greatest cartoon characters against each other to see who really is the greatest. I'll admit it was quite difficult narrowing down the list to 64, and seeding them was even more difficult. Some of you will undoubtedly be upset that one of your favorites didn't make the list, and you're entitled to your opinion, however wrong you may be. I looked very closely at nostalgic appeal and iconic impact, so the list is comprised of mostly older characters. Those of you who know me well shouldn't be surprised. I then went through an extensive seeding process that will remain secret to protect the sanctity of the bracket. But ultimately, I tried to prevent matchups of characters from the same studio for as long as possible. That proved quite difficult with the amount of Hanna-Barbera characters in the field. I think it came out pretty fair though.
Here is where this bracket is different from others. YOU get to vote. Thanks to my good friend, Steve Turri, we have a website devoted to the bracket where users can pick who they think should win each matchup. Each round will last four days and winners will advance until only one is left. I will provide commentary and thoughts throughout the tournament through this blog so check back often to hear what I have to say, or to procrastinate from doing something more important. But here's all you have to do to vote:
Go to this site: http://cartoonvote.info/
Enter the password: toonmadness
Keep coming back to vote in each round.
I hope you all enjoy!