Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Coming January 30th

Sony Pictures' Open Season is going to be released on DVD this upcoming January.
Read more about the release here:
http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/open-season.html

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What is this Crap?

Arthur & The Invisibles.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17702
What can I say? Ooh... it's CGI.
Ooh... it stars Robert DeNiro, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, Freddie Highmore, Harvey Keitel, Anthony Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Jason Bateman, Jimmy Fallon and Mia Farrow.
My last two remarks pretty much sums up what the general public will eat up. Please don't make the executives feel like that is what makes a good animated feature.
I will admit, I haven't read the book and I haven't seen a preview yet. But this just looks terrible. The character designs are awful. I guess I will have to witness it to form an actual opinion. But I really don't wanna....

When is This Going to Hit DVD?

Way back in 1990, Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, the feature-length movie was released in theatres.
There wasn't a great reaction to the movie by audiences though.
As listed in the Wikipedia entry about the movie, "The film was not a financial success theatrically (which is probably what caused the proposed Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers film to be scrapped and the Goof Troop film A Goofy Movie to not bear the Goof Troop name)".
I guess that Disney Home Video is waiting to see the sales of the Ducktales TV series DVD sets before considering releasing the film to DVD.

Monday, November 27, 2006

More Info on The Smurfs Feature

Follow the link to read the latest about the production of the upcoming Smurfs CGI feature!
http://www.moviehole.net/news/20061127_the_latest_on_smurfs_movie_and.html

Random Take: Tom

I've decided to try something new with "Random Take". I am experimenting with Flash by animating screengrabs. This way, the posts take up less room and you can see them in motion!
Here is Tom's wild take from the cartoon "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse".

Sunday, November 26, 2006

More Spiderman 3 Pics

Awesome poster & Venom pics!

What the Deuce Are You Staring At!?!

The Museum of Television & Radio is hosting a Pop Surrealist exhibition featuring paintings inspired by the hit Fox animated show, Family Guy.
To read more about the show go here:
http://www.mtr.org/events/familyguy/index.htm
To see examples of the pieces, go here:
http://animatedtv.about.com/od/familyguy/ig/What-the-Deuce-Are-You----/

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Night of the Living Doo

Check out this hilarious 2001 spoof of Scooby Doo starring Gary Coleman, David Cross & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Random Take: Ren Hoek

This is Ren's wild take from the cartoon "In the Army" when he's trying to trick "that big, dopey Sarge.....".

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Roger Rabbit for Diet Coke

I remember seeing this commercial! Too bad it wasn't included on the latest DVD release.

Disney's Oswald & Destino Heading to DVD

The recent return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to the Disney family has promted a DVD release of Walt's first creation. Yes, Oswald predates Mickey.
Learn about Oswald here:
http://disney.go.com/vault/archives/characters/oswald/oswald.html
Also the 1946 collaboration between Walt Disney & Salvador Dali which was never completed until 2003 is going to be released on DVD.
Read more about Destino here:
http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,60385,00.html
Dates are still sketchy, but read about the releases here:
http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/disneylegacy/

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Random Take: A Pup Named Scooby Doo

Sometimes a character may strike several poses while going into a wild take.
This is Scooby reacting to a scary monster in the first episode "A Bicycle Built for Boo".

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Captain N to DVD

Attention all you Nintendo buffs!
TVshowsonDVD.com has the official announcement that Captain N: The Game Master - The Complete Series is heading to DVD in 2007.
Read about the release and see the artwork here:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6619
I've posted the advertisment above for when the show premired in 1989.

Spider Ham Returns

Marvel is giving their pig another chance. Spider Ham is getting a one-shot comic to be released this upcoming January.
Read the news here:
http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=89516
And here:
http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?book_id=5896
This could revamp the character once again and hopefully he'll be returning regularly to graphic novels.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Random Take: Yakko Warner

Here is one of the Warner Brother's wild take from the cartoon "Hercule Yakko" on an Animaniacs episode. Minerva Mink has just answered the door in her bathrobe.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Strip of the Day

Here's a character you don't hear about anymore, Hot Stuff The Little Devil.
He was a Harvey Comics character but was never lucky enough to be animated like the other Harveytoons such as Casper, Richie Rich or Baby Huey.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Random Take: Daffy Duck

Here are some screenshots of Daffy's wild take on The Drew Carey Show. This was a live action/animated sequence at the beginning of the episode "My Best Friend's Wedding".
Daffy wishes to "claim the treasure at the end of the rainbow."

A Looney Tunes Holiday Classic

I just picked up a copy of Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas today. I must admit it was very well done.
The story is well written, full of slapstick, and dare I say "heartfelt". The voice actors did a great job. The animation is a tad unspirational, but it is fluid and character driven.

Daffy Duck is the greedy, Scrooge-like owner of the Lucky Duck Megamart and expects his employees to work on Christmas Day. Expect too see a slew of your favorite Looney Tunes characters.

Porky is the assistant manager and only wishes to spend time with his daughter Priscilla. Daffy learns the true meaning of the holidays thanks to Bugs Bunny and the 3 ghosts of Christmas.

Starring the voices of Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Cummings and Tara Strong.
Casting & Voice Direction by Andrea Romano.
Music by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. A 16 piece jazz band.
Written by Ray DeLaurentis.
Directed by Charles Visser.