C. Martin Croker, an animator and voice actor who worked on beloved Adult Swim and Cartoon Network shows like Space Ghost Coast To Coast, The Brak Show, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, died over the weekend. Most of the fans eulogizing him are highlighting his voice work—Croker played both Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast To Coast—but his work as an animator was no less impressive. Several years ago, Croker even set up a YouTube page with clips to some shows and commercials he worked on, and revisiting some of this stuff today is like watching the cartoon equivalent of some great athlete’s highlight reel. Croker even wrote little descriptions for the videos that explain what they are or what he did on them, giving them a little historical context.
There are scenes from his shows, like this amazing Cartoon Planet bit:
Cartoon Network bumps that show off the network’s library of characters:
This Chicago Bulls intro:
And some straight-up demo reels showcasing a bunch of his stuff:
Whether people knew his Space Ghost Coast To Coast work or not, he had a clear impact on making Adult Swim into the comedy institution it is today.