Cartoon Pizza

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Cartoon Pizza was the second production company of Jim Jinkins, formed in 2001 in partnership with David Campbell after Jinkins' former production company Jumbo Pictures (sold to Disney in 1996) was folded into Walt Disney Television Animation with the cancellation of the Playhouse Disney Originals cartoon show PB&J Otter the same year. In 2015, the company had been dissolved after 5 years of dormancy. The company also had two imaginary subsidiaries called Cartoon Cola and Cartoon Candy.

Logo (September 15, 2001-January 9, 2010)

Visuals: On a space background, a yellow pizza is seen with a face sporting a dog's nose, brown crust, and a meek smile, which is displayed on a rotating globe of the Earth. Below it is the text "Cartoon Pizza"; both words are stacked on top of each other. "Cartoon Cola, a Cartoon Pizza Company" and "Worldwide Delivery" (both in Stanton ICG) fade in above and below the logo. The pizza winks, wobbling slightly.

Trivia: As stated above, Cartoon Cola (and Cartoon Candy on Pinky Dinky Doo) is an imaginary company. It’s unknown why the byline is there.


  • A still variant exists: the background is blue and the text above the globe is absent, except the text below the globe is also in black and in caps.
  • A long version existed on the HoopDogz VHS "God Good, Idols Bad". Here, the globe zooms in, engulfing the screen before bouncing back to its normal position, and the pizza and company name then slide into position with squash and stretch effects. When the pizza winks, the URL appears below in Comic Sans.
    • A Flash recreation appeared on the company's website.
  • A short variant was exclusively seen on Pinky Dinky Doo: "Cartoon Cola" is replaced by "Cartoon Candy" and the font is also changed to Comic Sans.
  • On the company video, when the pizza and text appear, the pizza burps.
  • On HoopDogz, Pinky Dinky Doo's "Cartoon Candy" text is used in the regular version.

Technique: Flash animation.

Audio: A hip-hop breakbeat with beatboxing (performed by Fred Newman) and with a "ding" when the pizza winks. Composed by Ethan Sawyer.

Audio: The "ding" also used as Estrela's signature work until mid-2001.

Audio Variants:

  • The "ding" is rarely different, as also seen on the website variant.
  • On the aforementioned website variant, a monster truck sound is heard at the end.
  • On Pinky Dinky Doo, the closing theme of the show plays over it.

Availability: Seen on Stanley, JoJo's Circus, HoopDogz and Pinky Dinky Doo. The still version was seen on the company site's loading page.

Jumbo Pictures
Cartoon Pizza
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