Tortellini Western (partially found animated short series; 2004)
Tortellini Western was a series of Flash-animated shorts that first premiered in June of 2004 in-between various shows on Nicktoons Network.It was created by Larry Schwarz and produced by Animation Collective. The shorts revolved around an Italian family who've recently immigrated to Palermo, Montana (named after their hometown of Palermo, Italy) due to a shortage of much-needed pasta. The setting takes place in the American "Old West".
The series of animated shorts was quick to receive harsh criticisms over the shows apparent overuse of crude toilet-humor. As well as the cheap animation style, poor voice acting, audio quality, and bland writing. Others complained about how the rather lack-luster and underperforming shorts were receiving considerable air-time more frequently than shorts that had far better overall reception and quality, such as Edgar & Ellen and The Presentators.
Despite Tortellini Western having been one of the most frequently aired animated short series on the Network during the time period. Only seven out of the thirteen shorts have been recovered. This could be due to the fact that Nicktoons Network was not a commonly owned channel at the time.
List of Shorts
|1||Some Like This Pot||Found|
|3||No Small Heat||Found|
|4||Pony Express Yourself||Lost|
|8||Of Thee I Sting||Lost|
|11||Up in Smoke Signals||Found|
|12||All's Well That Ends Well||Lost|
|13||A Bull Marked Kid||Found|
- Wikipedia page on Tortellini Western. Retrieved 31 May '15
- Animation World Network article on Tortellini Western. Retrieved 04 Jan '20