Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Aj-aj-aj Wilma: här kommer Wilma...

Here's an odd find. If you're a fan of the classic Flintstones show, you may remember this little ditty from a season three episode called "Swedish Visitors".

As it turns out, if these facts be true, the song actually existed before the episode was created and it was called "Wilma" by Owe Thörnquist. Owe was contacted by Hanna-Barbera lawyers about the song which was thought to be a copyright issue, but Owe replied that the name Wilma was very common in Sweden and "jabadabadoo" was an old Viking sound when a woman was found. Owe was asked to record his song in English for The Flintstones in 1962.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Duck Knight Returns

Coming from BOOM! Studios this June is a brand new 4-issue miniseries featuring Disney's Darkwing Duck.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25219
According to the series' writer, Ian Brill, the new storyline features the classic show's characters leading new lives where Darkwing's alter-ego, Drake Mallard, has hung up his cape for a desk job while Gosalyn is being suffocated in a new school and Launchpad McQuack is no longer speaking to Drake.
Times have changed for the city of St. Canard including Darkwing's rogues gallery. "There have been big changes and everyone's dealing with them in their own way."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Look at The Looney Tunes Show

Jessica Borutski, a freelance artist from Ottawa, ONT, Canada, was given a chance by one of the producers of the new "Looney Tunes Show" to redesign the classic characters and she did a pretty awesome job.Some people may think it's wrong to change the designs of classic characters like Bugs and the crew, but this sneek peek at a few of the upcoming designs are very promising. They have a slick, modern look but personally, I think they still carry a classic feel to them. Can't wait to see these new Tunes animated.
http://jessicaborutski.blogspot.com/2010/04/yes-i-can-finally-blog-about-my.html

3 Heads are Better than 1?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

CN Announces New 2010 Shows

As of April 21st, Cartoon Network announced it's new 2010 lineup featuring an array of new shows.
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33313/toonzone-at-the-cartoon-network-2010-upfront-updated-1145-am
12 shows have been presented and in my personal opinion, these are the ones I'm most curious to check out.Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: yet another series featuring those meddling teenagers and their goofy dog. Seems to be a throw-back to their roots with modern cartoony-cartoonists Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone acting as supervising producers.Young Justice: Teen superheroes have to start somewhere. Various young heroes of the DC variety prove they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Justice League.MAD: The popular spoof magazine finally gets animated in several styles in order to poke fun at almost everything that makes up pop culture.Sym-Bionic Titan: Genndy Tartakovsky's return to animation features alien teenagers and their giant robots. Should be awesome.
And the most-anticipated series I've been looking forward too:The Looney Tunes Show: Those wacky Warner Bros characters are now living the suburban lifestyle in half-hour adventures made up with musical segments(?) and CG Roadrunner shorts. In the long run, this seems like a terrible idea for classic cartoon stars but at least it's a step up from Baby Looney Tunes and Loonatics. Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone have handled the Tunes well-enough before, so this show could live up to it's roots. For today's standards that is.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Disney-fied Fashion Designers

A current spread in the April issue of Elle Spain pays tribute to some famous fashion designers by turning them into Disney-style characters with great artwork by Ulrich Schröder.
http://www.rottenfresh.com/fashion-designers-in-disney-world/
(A big thanks to Jamie for pointing this out!)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Road Runner Meat Chart

I was watching "The Adventures of The Road Runner (1962)" and wondered what the prime cuts and chops chart looked in full. Here it is.To quote Wile E. Coyote - "..the road runner is to the taste buds of a coyote what caviar, champagne, fillet Mignon and chocolate fudge are to the taste buds of a man..."

Friday, April 09, 2010

Looney Tunes #185

DC Comics has recently released the newest issue of Looney Tunes on April 7th.According to the preview, "Daffy Duck has purchased all the cheese in Mexico! Now it's up to Speedy to get some in order to feed his hungry mouse brethren..."
http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=14555
It's a shame that modern issues only feature 1 brand new story with re-prints making up the rest of the issue. It would be kind of cool if they reprinted stories from earlier comics from the 40's - 60's...