“Spend It Wisely” by Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten

Two brothers go down town to buy a present for their little sister’s upcoming birthday when the unthinkable happens… From the madcap minds of Norwegian sibling animation/design duo Tommy Vad Flaaten and Markus Vad Flaaten: Spend It Wisely.

(Thanks, R.A. MacNeil)


  • http://www.popesofplaceland.com Anthony A

    Wow I loved this; with it’s timing and off beat humor, it would fit right in on the Cartoon Network Monday night lineup.

  • http://www.caricaturesbydave.com Dave Stephens

    That was ab-so-LOOTly hilarious and well-crafted, too! The tomato-flushing-candy was especially bizzare and unexpected. Attention Cartoon Network! Hire these guys ASAP!

  • http://www.bruandboegie.co.za Mike

    Ha ha ha. This is awesome. Like a mix of John K’s style, some Adventure Time/Flapjack elements in there, and lots of awesomeness. Very cool. Nice one brothers.

    • http://www.thisismarkus.com Markus Vad Flaaten

      Thanks all you guys. :)

      Funny that you think some of it resembled Adventure Time, we’d never heard of the series at the time we were making this (, barely touched Flapjack), but maybe this is the reason it’s now our absolute favorite on-air cartoon. Once we found out about Adventure Time we watched all the episodes and we now love it perhaps too much. YEAH SO, funny and I guess flattering that you thought Spend It Wisely had some Adventure Time elements in it before we knew about it. :)

  • Dr.Truth

    This was pretty cool! It’s nice to see an actual show with characters and a story. I liked it. 7.5/10

  • NADAYA BIJNIJ

    Oozes Hertzfeldt when the fairy becomes immortal.

    A fine blend of great toon influences.

  • Scott B.

    Very funny. Very well done. I will not be visiting the Complaint Department after viewing this.

    I’ll go further with specifics: timing is excellent, editing is spot-on. Voices, quite good. Music and sound effects are perfect. All together, they add up to comedy.

    I want to see more of these.

  • Killskerry

    I recognized Yotam Perel’s voice immediately. He is another flash animator from Israel. I don’t know if he actually helped with the animation on this but it certainly looks like his work. http://www.youtube.com/user/LazyPillow

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    Wow! Funniest most creative short cartoon I’ve seen in a while!

  • http://www.thisismarkus.com Markus Vad Flaaten

    Wow, thanks for the nice comments guys! :D And thanks for posting our cartoon on here, don’t really know what this site is but yeah. Thanks!

    making this into an actual television series would be a dream come true. The same way these fruity brothers want money, we wish we had a big pile of CN contracts, lol.

    (Also, I hear some of you mentioning Adventure Time and also I’ve heard Ren and Stimpy stuff. But when we made this, none of us had seen a single episode of Ren and Stimpy or Adventure Time, the ones we ripped off (hehe) were Chowder and some Flapjack. <3)