Friday, September 26, 2008
On a side note, expect to see a sequel to Cars released in the summer of 2011!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The film is going to feature a live-action/CG animation mix and even though I'm not a fan of motion capture, Tim Burton + Wonderland should = "awesomeness".(on a side note from the linked article, "He’s (Depp) also suiting up for a fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, and is set to play Tonto in a new Lone Ranger flick.")
Depp as Tonto? I don't know about that....
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Expect to see a slew of Astro Boy related merchandise in stores next summer to promote the film.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I'm surprised nobody else thought of this yet...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Mary Poppins and Music Land can be seen in these cels used(?) during the Yosemite Sam scene.A deleted scene had Baby Herman slipping a fin to his nursemaid.The scene where Eddie tries to throw Roger out his office seemed to be re-shot and animated.When the Weasels show up at Eddie's, Roger's anticipation into his wild take was trimmed out.A scene of Eddie explaining the connection between Cloverleaf and Maroon Cartoons was deleted.Here's an awesome cel collection that would look nice on my wall. The only time both Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny shared the screen together.Wonder if any of these are still available to purchase? I bet they would be worth a lot more than what they were 20 years ago...
Friday, September 19, 2008
No official word from Warners themselves yet, but I'll keep you posted!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It has been available on AOL but only in the US. Watch it now before YouTube yanks it!
The basic plot has Wile's father, Cage E. Coyote telling his son that catching roadrunners are a coyote's fact of life. Wile is told "not another word until you catch a roadrunner"...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My Pet Monster was quite a fad that also spun off an animated series in 1987. The doll seemed to be more interesting than the cartoon for some reason so it only ran for one season consisting of 13 episodes.
According to this link, My Pet Monster: The Complete Series will be shipping out on October 28th from Kaboom Entertainment.
From what I remember of the series, a boy finds a garbage eating monster that has escaped from Monsterland with a character named Beastur hot on his tracks. It was a fun, nostalgic series that was produced by Canada's Nelvana Animation Studio.
I colored the above image in Photoshop, I hope Jim doesn't mind...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The cell in question is located near the hippocampus, the area of the brain that is believed to be linked to memory.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Here is yet another gem that was recently released by Little Golden Books, 2007's "Your Friend the Rat".
The Pixar short was released along with the Ratatouille DVD and features quite the retro graphic look and the story book reflects that.
It helps when the images are illustrated by 10 artists: Nate Wragg, Teddy Newton, Scott Morse, Craig Foster, Jeff Pidgeon, Bob Scott, Willy Hwang, Jamie Frye, Sam Marin and Sanjay Patel!
(click the links for more info on each artist!)
Here's a sample of what this great book has to offer...
I'm not sure if I agree with such statements as "Funniest Writer", "Genius of Parody" or "T.V.'s Most Innovative Mind" (kinda' full of himself, ain't he?) but to each their own.
Judging from the trailer, they might be good for a chuckle or two...
This would be a sweet special feature if The Jetsons Movie was released on DVD ...
(A big thanks to Mike Media for the link!)
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Animator, director and producer Bill Melendez died on September 2 at the age of ninety-one.
Bill started out as an assistant for Walt Disney Animation in 1938 working on various features and shorts. He later went to Warner Bros and worked in the Bob Clampett unit. UPA soon followed.
He finally met Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts and Charlie Brown, and proposed a television special called "A Charlie Brown Christmas". The rest is animation history.
RIP Mr. Melendez.
There are talks about animated features and DVD releases...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Here is a great piece produced by Electric Tiki Design!
Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the 1940 Andy Panda cartoon "Knock Knock". He was a crazy character and his original design suited his personality. Woody would be the headliner of his next cartoon in 1941 which is aptly named "Woody Woodpecker".
Over the years, an animation fan tends to find it irresistible to hold onto and collect toys and other memorabilia based on their favorite cartoon characters. I'm no different.
Here is a transformed Tweety from the 1960 cartoon "Hyde and Go Tweet". This figure was released with the line of action figures made to promote "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" from 2003. Tweety's "Hyde-transformation" scene was cut from the final film.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Not only do I personally prefer the original look of Chris Sander's "American Dog" which "Bolt" evolved from,
but the pigeons that appear in the trailer instantly reminded me of Warner Bros' Good Feathers characters that appeared in "Animaniacs".
I will give kudos to their hamster which seems like a fun character to watch, but there doesn't seem very much else that is "original". I guess only time and box office receipts will tell if this is a classic...