He will draw all over your walls, and take a dump on the plush carpet in your living room. Beware the devil child.
Credits: indian_badboy2003 via GifCities and Internet Archive
Music, internets, corny little cat videos. This machine looks prehistoric, but it does EVERYTHING!!
Credits: STANRENT via GifCities and Internet Archive
The ‘Blinkie’ with the million-dollar question.
Credits: Lucky Leaflet via GifCities and Internet Archive
An RPG game that takes you travelling around other worlds. Hmmm, sounds interesting.
Credits: Support for the Sci-Fi RPG Traveller via GifCities and Internet Archive
Your portal for subterranean anime!
Credits: DB-HAZZARD via GifCities and Internet Archive
Our second #30YearsofGIFs post introduces the ‘Dancing Banana’. This little yellow fellow was another Internet GIF pioneer. Appearing in the early 2000s, this fruit derived from a cult Flash video “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” made by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn (with the song “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” by The Buckwheat Boyz). Just like the Dancing Baby, the banana achieved celebrity status, appearing in a 2005 episode of Family Guy.
The Dancing Banana became so well-known that some forum owners set the word banana to show a dancing banana emoticon GIF.
Check out this fun article on GIF history by magazine ScoopWhoop, with its very own illustrative GIFs https://www.scoopwhoop.com/30yearsofgif/
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee, Know Your Meme
Yes. It’s a 3D spinning pawprint from the 2000s.
Credits: Summer Solstice 2002 at Avebury via GifCities and Internet Archive