This Artist Has Reimagined Classic Cartoons With Black Characters And It's Everything

Handy thinks that the positive attention he’s received is because of the creativity he puts into his drawings. Speaking to BuzzFeed, he said: “Most recreations that I see are just people putting designer clothes and jewellery onto the characters and changing their skin colour. My recreations really look like they could be parallel versions of the characters.”

17 Hilarious Facts About Linda Belcher That You Never Knew

Linda Belcher is a treasure that none of us deserve.

And because we love her so much, BuzzFeed sat down with John Roberts, who voices Linda, to ask him a few rapid-fire questions about her.


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Here are all the “facts” we learned:

1.

What’s her favorite TV channel?

“Linda loves any kind of cop show. She’ll kind of talk at the show while it’s happening. If something bad happens she’ll be like, ‘I can’t believe it’ or ‘You bitch.'”

2.

What does she want for Christmas this year?

“This year — they don’t really have a lot of money — I think Linda would just really want her kids to be happy and to know the true meaning of Christmas…After all the presents and everything, it’s really about being together as a family. I know it’s really corny. Linda’s corny.”

3.

Which celebrity does she hate?

“Kirstie Alley.”

4.

What’s her favorite cocktail?

“She loves wine, but she’d probably love a lemon drop or maybe a cosmopolitan. Real girly, but classy. Lady out at night.”

5.

What’s her favorite ice cream flavor?

“She likes Mint Chocolate Chip, it’s a little exotic.”

6.

When Linda was a kid, do you think she was more like Tina, Louise, or Gene?

“I think she was very Louise, but she’s also Gene, too. I think she’s a combo of all of her kids, but she’s not very introverted like Tina. I think Tina comes from Bob’s side of the family.”

7.

Who’s her idol?

“Barbra Streisand [and] Cristal from Dynasty.”

8.

If she got a yacht, what would she name it?

“The Bobby.”

9.

Who would she want to play her in a lifetime movie about her?

“Judith Blight.”

10.

Last thing she cried over?

This Is Us.”

11.

What’s her favorite movie? And then what’s the movie she says is her favorite when she wants to sound smart?

West Side Story [and] A Few Good Men.”

12.

If she worked at a high school, what would she teach?

“She’d be the musical drama teacher.”

13.

What’s her favorite cuisine?

“Burgers and Italian.”

14.

If she were stranded on an island, what would she bring with her?

“Bobby and wine.”

15.

Who’s her favorite pop star?

“Cher.”

16.

Her favorite band?

“Air Supply.”

17.

And finally, where would she like to retire with Bob?

“Hawaii [so they can] drink wine out of the coconuts.”

You can catch Bob’s Burgers every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX!

18 Behind-The-Scenes “Halloweentown” Facts From Marnie Herself

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 whole years since Halloweentown first came into our lives. Yes, we’re all that old!

So in order to celebrate this huge anniversary, BuzzFeed spoke to the head witch in charge, Kimberly J. Brown (aka Marnie Piper) and got the real tea behind our childhood fave.

Here’s what she had to share with us about herself and her time shooting the film:

1.

Halloweentown originally had a different ending. Instead of dropping the talisman in the giant pumpkin, Marnie was supposed to walk into the middle of a forest to plant the talisman, and as she got deeper into the forest, she would have become older.


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Prior to changing the ending, Kimberly had gotten a cast molding of her face and prosthetics made. She said, “I still have the cement mold of my face. My parents were kind of like… ‘oh, this is interesting,’ ’cause its just me with my eyes closed. It’s kind of morbid.”

2.

The entire film was shot in just four-to-five weeks in St. Helens, Oregon, and the real-life town looks just like Halloweentown does in the film.

3.

You can technically stay at Aggie’s house because it’s an actual bed and breakfast that overlooks St. Helens. It’s called Nob Hill Riverview.


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Her house scenes were shot at two different locations. The exterior shot is the one that is currently a bed and breakfast — while the interior shots of the house were filmed at a witchier-lookin’ house near Portland, Oregon.

4.

Debbie Reynolds, aka Aggie Cromwell, used to introduce herself as “Princess Leia’s mother” to people on set.


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If you didn’t already know, Debbie Reynolds was the mother of Carrie Fisher, who famously played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.

5.

She also tried to be as helpful as possible to everyone around her and used to try and move ladders around for the crew. For her safety, they would say, “No, no, Ms. Reynolds!”


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Kimberly said, “She just wanted everybody to shine as bright as they could and the movie to be the best thing possible.”

6.

Aggie and Marnie’s broom flying scene was the very last scene that was shot before the film wrapped. The scene is about 52 seconds long in the film, but in reality took hours to shoot.


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It was shot by using a broom propped up on a stool-like pole, with a blue screen surrounding it. Both actors had to climb a ladder to reach the broom.

7.

It was also Kimberly’s favorite scene to shoot because prior to this she and Debbie hadn’t shot any scenes together without the rest of the cast.


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“It was nice on the last day to get to spend that quality time with her.”

8.

Some of the spells in the series are in Welsh, including the one that activates the talisman.

9.

The cast was given an audiotape of the spell to memorize it, but Debbie took it upon herself to write the spell down phonetically on her notepad and share that with the rest of the cast.


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We stan a charitable legend!

10.

Kimberly kept a few props from the films, including Kalabar’s bat from the first film, the Halloweentown book, Marnie’s costumes from the second and third films, and the tiny prop broom from the second film.

11.

Speaking of the Halloweentown book, it was specially made and designed for the film. Disney hired an artist to illustrate it and used a reference photo of Kimberly to include her in the book.


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It was unfortunately never made for the public, but Kimberly co-wrote and co-illustrated her own Halloween book called Poppin’s Pumpkin Patch Parade.

12.

Marnie and Aggie’s relationship in the films very much mirrored Kimberly and Debbie’s real-life relationship. They had a genuine friendship outside the films.


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“She always treated me like a peer, even at a young age. She was just there to have a good time,” Kimberly said. “Debbie knew what a unique position she was in. She loved getting a smile on people’s faces and making them giggle and I always admired that about her.”

13.

Despite taking place on Halloween, the film was actually shot during the dead of summer in July — so precautions had to be taken for the extras wearing masks so they would avoid overheating.

14.

Kimberly last saw the film in its entirety about a year ago when the movie randomly came on TV and she was with friends who hadn’t seen it.


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“It’s so weird watching myself, in anything. I’m too aware of everything that could or couldn’t be done.”

15.

Despite starring in a Halloween classic herself, Kimberly’s favorite Halloween films are: Hocus Pocus, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.


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16.

When asked about Aggie’s iconic line, “Being normal is vastly overrated,” Kimberly said the quote presents a theme she believes runs through the entire Halloweentown series.


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“I think that idea of trying to be normal and to fit into a mold is overrated because the world is a such a better, more unique place when people are living their truth and being happy.”

17.

Kimberly realized the movie was a success when there were talks of a sequel, but it all really sunk in when she attended the Spirit Of Halloweentown festival in 2017 and saw over 15,000 people in the small town waiting to see her and the rest of the cast.


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To put that in perspective, there are roughly only 13,000 residents in St. Helens.

18.

And finally, Kimberly is “totally open” to making another Halloweentown film if the opportunity presents itself.

May the magic of Halloweentown live on for eternity.

Here's What The Cast Of “Pleasantville” Looks Like 20 Years Later

Tobey Maguire (David/Bud Parker)


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Then: Tobey Maguire has been working in the business since 1989 (and galavanting around town with his BFF, Leonardo DiCaprio) but his big breaks came around the time of Pleasantville. He appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in ’97 and The Cider House Rules in ’99, but things really took off in ’02 when he was cast as the first in a long line of Spider-Men.

Now: Tobey is laying low as an actor these days, last seen (well, heard) as the Narrator/Adult Tim in 2017’s The Boss Baby. In 2014, he starred in the hilarious The Spoils of Babylon and played Bobby Fischer in Pawn Sacrifice. However, the former Spidey is thriving as a producer. He’s attached to four upcoming films, including the sixth Die Hard installment, McClane. He hasn’t tweeted since promoting The Great Gatsby in 2013, so his day-to-day is anyone’s guess!

Reese Witherspoon (Jennifer/Mary Sue Parker)


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Then: Pleasantville kicked off a great streak for America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. In 1999, she starred in Cruel Intentions and Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 2000, she appeared in American Psycho and in two episodes of Friends as Rachel’s sister, Jill. A year later, she stole our hearts as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

Now: We all know Reese is killing it. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role in Big Little Lies last year, and recently appeared in A Wrinkle in Time. She has a ton of projects in the works, including Legally Blonde 3 (yay!), a live-action Tinker Bell movie, and (brace yourselves) an untitled TV project with Jennifer Aniston!

William H. Macy (George Parker)


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Then: A veteran actor of stage and screen, Wiliam H. Macy was thriving in the late ’90s. A year before Pleasantville, Macy was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Fargo AND nominated for an Emmy for his guest appearance on ER. In 1998, he appeared in multiple television shows including The Lionhearts, played Milton in the Psycho remake, and was featured in A Civil Action.

Now: Macy has been starring in Shameless since 2011, which has earned him five Emmy nominations in a row. Last year, he could be seen in the films Krystal and Dial a Prayer. He also recently celebrated 20 years of marriage to his awesome wife, Felicity Huffman.

Joan Allen (Betty Parker)


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Then: Easily the best part of Pleasantville, Joan Allen was another busy bee in the late ’90s. In 1997, you could see her in The Ice Storm and Face/Off. She was also nominated for two Oscars in a row: one for her role in 1996’s The Crucible and one for 1995’s Nixon.

Now: In 2016, Allen starred in the short-lived drama, The Family. Before that, she was last seen in the Oscar-winning film Room alongside her former onscreen husband, William H. Macy.

Jeff Daniels (Bill Johnson)


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Then: Two years before Pleasantville, Jeff Daniels played Roger in the live-action 101 Dalmatians. He could also be seen in Trial and Error in ’97 and My Favorite Martian in ’99.

Now: Daniels is having a great 2018. He was nominated for two Emmys, winning one for his role in Godless (watch him thank a horse here). He was also nominated for The Looming Tower, which you can catch on Hulu. Next year, you can see him in the drama Guest Artist, which he also wrote.

Marley Shelton (Margaret Henderson)


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Then: A year after playing Tobey’s love interest in Pleasantville, Marley Shelton went on to play Kristin in Never Been Kissed and Natalie in The Bachelor.

Now: Shelton has been working consistently since 1998, most notably starring in Planet Terror in 2007. She co-starred in Rise earlier this year, which was recently cancelled by NBC. She was also featured in the 2018 film Rampage alongside The Rock.

Paul Walker (Skip Martin)


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Then: Pleasantville was one of many late ’90s/early ’00s movies that featured Walker has a heart throb. He made Varsity Blues and She’s All That in 1999 and made his first appearance as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious in 2001.

Now: Walker died tragically in 2013. He passed during the filming of Furious 7, which was completed by using his brothers as stand-ins. He’s pictured right at the Fast & Furious 6 World Premiere in May 2013. Throughout his career, Walker won multiple awards, including two MTV Movie Awards and two Teen Choice Awards, proving him to be a consistent fan favorite.

Danny Strong (Jukebox Boy)


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Then: If you look closely enough, you can spot Danny Strong sprinkled throughout the town of Pleasantville. The year before, he made his first appearance as Jonathan Levinson on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role he would continue playing until the show’s final season. He also had a recurring role on the Clueless TV series and in 2003, he joined the cast of Gilmore Girls and was featured in Seabiscuit alongside Tobey.

Now: Strong is all over Hollywood, even winning an Emmy in 2012 for writing Game Change. He also wrote Lee Daniels’ The Butler, both Mockingjay films in The Hunger Games franchise, and has written multiple episodes of Empire, for which he is the co-creator. Currently, you can see him on Billions and in Tarantino’s upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Marc Blucas (Basketball Hero)


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Then: Pleasantville or Sunnydale? Marc Blucas, another Buffy-alum, can be spotted strutting his charm throughout the entirety of this movie. This was one of Blucas’ first films, previously making appearances in Eddie and Dilemma. In ’99, he also appeared in an episode of the Clueless series and made his first appearance as Riley Finn in Buffy.

Now: Blucas is still all over TV, recently appearing in Underground and Dietland. He recently starred in the Hallmark movie Season for Love and will be seen in the upcoming ABC drama The Fix.

Jenny Lewis (Christin)


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Then: Jenny Lewis was only in Pleasantville for one scene, but this is a big deal since it was the same year Rilo Kiley — aka the greatest band in history — was formed. Lewis dabbled in Hollywood throughout the ’80s and ’90s, most famously appearing in an episode of Golden Girls in ’87 and co-starring in Troop Beverly Hills in ’89.

Now: Jenny is still making kickass music. Her most recent solo album, The Voyager, was released in 2014 and her newest band, Nice as Fuck, released a debut album in 2016. She was last seen onscreen in A Very Murray Christmas in 2015.

J.T. Walsh (Big Bob)


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Then: J.T. Walsh was constantly working in the late ’90s, having been featured in six movies and TV movies in 1996 alone. From ’96-’97, Walsh played Capt. Frank Bach on Dark Skies.

Now: Sadly, Walsh died in February of 1998, before Pleasantville was even released. Not only was Pleasantville dedicated to the beloved actor, but so were his other two final films: The Negotiator (pictured right) and Hidden Agenda. Jack Nicholson also dedicated his Oscar for As Good as It Gets to Walsh’s memory. Walsh was nominated for an Emmy posthumously for his role in the TV movie Hope.

Don Knotts (TV Repairman)


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Then: Best known for playing Barney on The Andy Griffith Show and Mr. Furley on Three’s Company, Don Knotts was the perfect choice to play the TV Repairman. In the late ’90s and early ’00s, he made many TV appearances and lent his voice to multiple cartoons and video games.

Now: Knotts passed away in 2006 at the age of 81. He provided his voice to multiple projects in his final year, but was last seen onscreen in an episode of That ’70s Show in 2005. During his career, Knotts won five Emmys for playing Barney Fife.