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Why Are So Many Popular Cartoon Characters Yellow?

Think about the most popular cartoon characters you know. Right, The Simpsons. Or Pikachu, or Spongebob, or Jake. A strangely large percentage of the top animated characters are yellow. They each have their own reasons, but even so, they ended up in the same place. Even LEGO minifigs.

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But why did so many successful cartoon end up yellow? To determine the answer, first we learn about color theory, then some animation history. So this video ended up being about a lot more than yellow cartoon colors, but it's all fascinating. Turns out that yellow is an altogether good color. -via Digg

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