Take some cartoon characters inspired by 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoons, splice it together with the Buy N Large stores from the movie, Wall-E and throw in a classic episode of I Love Lucy:
Mix them furiously, and serve at high velocity, and you get Shopmania!
Lewis is a little bit of a loser who just can’t get enough of the $pendmoore stores. He loves this place so much, he tends to spend all his money there. When his best and only friend, a talking hamster, Gerry, gets sick, Lewis gets a dream job at the low-wage sweatshop he loves so much in order to buy meds for Gerry. He is now working there as a shopping assistant. The customers don’t really know what exactly they want, but it does not matter. All Lewis has to do is fill the carts with goods so that the items in the cart equal a certain sum. If he gets everything in the cart in one colour, there’s a bonus. If he can slip in a free gift to make the cart full, there’s another bonus. If he can use Gerry to fill slots so the cart looks full, there’s another bonus, but don’t let his slave-driving supervisors know! Read more...(311 words, 31 images, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
Remember those old cartoons where the main characters rarely said anything, but you would keep watching because their the expressions told the whole story. In the spirit of Tom & Jerry and The Pink Panther, Pixar gave us a treat with a great message three years ago in WALL·E. WALL·E is a garbage collecting robot who is living on earth doing exactly what he is programmed to do, collect garbage. Over the centuries, he keeps at his job, creating organized skyscrapers made of trash. A spirited little cockroach keeps him company. WALL·E has developed a personality, and he is very curious about some of the items he finds in his day to day routine. He keeps a little home with his pet up on a hill, where he hides from brutal sandstorms, keeps his collectables, and a stash of Twinkie-like cakes for his little friend. He watches the same movie over and over, Hello, Dolly!. It’s about the only slice of life he can get to learn about the people that once lived on this planet he has been cleaning up for centuries. A huge corporation, Buy N Large still has its mark on earth, but it was BNL that was one of the reasons that the Earth is in the shape it is. Read more...(605 words, 75 images, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)