toronto rob ford cartoon

New cartoon series wants any mayor but Rob Ford

A new animated series says Rob Ford isn't a mayor, "he's a cartoon character." Using actual audio from Ford's most famous press conferences and amnight out in Etobicoke (somehow they managed to animate the nonsensical Steak Queen incident) non-profit group No Ford Nation and Toronto ad agency Rethink assembled the NSFW shorts with the help of an animator.

The associated website, which doesn't appear to be affiliated with any mayoral campaign and contains profiles of all the other major candidates, includes No Ford Nation campaign images and promises signs in future.

"We don't want our city to be an international joke anymore," Christina Robins of No Ford Nation said in a press release. "Our mission is to ensure that the next mayor is a genuine leader that can properly represent Toronto. It's up to voters to choose someone fit for the job," the site says before refuting some of Ford's most popular claims.

It's not the first unaffiliated anti-Ford video campaign. In February, a video by filmmaker Kelly Manchester imagined Rob Ford quotes as campaign posters.

What do you think of the recent anyone-but-Ford campaigns?

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.


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