This might be the strangest thing you’ll see on the Internet today, as long as you don’t Google anything with the words “Two Cups” in it. King of Teh Ringz Triduum isn’t new to the Internet, but I’m betting most of you haven’t seen it yet. It’s one of those things that some of you will absolutely love and some of you will absolutely hate.
Those of you that remember this little gem might recall that it disapeared off the Internet grid for a bit, never found out why, just couldn’t ever find it, until now. Give it a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Merging old school, 8-bit video game visuals, synth-pop, and a bit of quirky British humor, Chris Blundell has dedicated 60 hours a week to The Hit Squad, an animated film that tells the story of a reunited 80s band in pursuit of their past glory. Interested? Listen to Chris tell you why you should support his Kickstarter, why re-creating 8-bit animation appealed to him, and why Veronica Mars is not bad for Kickstarter.
Doctor Who has been around for a long time, and unfortunately due to practices back in the day many episodes were lost or destroyed. Fans and the BBC have been searching for copies, clips, and voice recordings of those lost episodes for years. Planet 55 Studios has taken the one remaining clip and some soundtrack recordings to animated and reconstruct one of the most famous missing episodes, The Tenth Planet Episode Four.
We’ve got a short clip for you to check out below.
The release date is currently scheduled for late 2013. Hopefully we’ll get a special BBC airing of the original episodes with this animated replacement.
What do you think? I’d love to see some animated Doctor Who adventures. Imagine the stories that could be written for all those different Doctors.
Kevin Smith‘s Publicity-Pimping, Stage-Show, Road-Trip Tour is coming to a town near you, well maybe in the next state, no, not that one the other one. The show features their new animated movie, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
The movie’s budget is unsurprisingly $69,000. Get it, 69, that’s some kind of exotic sex move that makes pre-teen boys giggle, and others like myself, that never really grew out of those fits of giggles and guffaws that follow someone farting, falling, or making an unexpected and unintended innuendo.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID ! ! !
The animated movie was produced by Jason Mewes and animated by Steve Stark. Tickets to the live event will set you back at least $45 bucks with VIP tickets and bundle of goodies (T-Shirt, Signed Poster, Photo-Op, VIP Laminate and Lanyard) sucking $250 dollars right out of your back pocket, but you’ll get to see Smith strut across the stage with his arms raised shouting, “Are you not entertained?!?!” all Gladiator style. Smith can tell a good story.
Check out the trailer below, turn the sound down if you’re gonna ignore the NSFW warning in the title, the “F” bomb rains down like flak on D-Day at Omaha beach.
What do you think? Are you going to get out and check out the Tour? I’m not sure yet, but since I managed to get through this whole post without using the word “Snoogins” once I might just treat myself to some Jay & Silent Bob time.
Do you like playing Angry Birds on your mobile device? That’s nice. Well how about going to your local multiplex to see Angry Birds the Movie? Before you say anything – too late! – it’s already in development.
The epic three year battle between the eponymous splenetic fowl and their arch-nemesis the pigs (yeah, I don’t get it either) will soon be translated to the big screen courtesy of producer John Cohen (Despicable Me) and executive producer David Maisel (Iron Man). Rovio Entertainment, the developer behind Angry Birds the game, will be making the film in house under its new animation banner that they hired Maisel to shepherd last year.
Cohen, meanwhile, brings considerable animation experience with him to the film. At Fox he worked under the Blue Sky shingle and helped develop hits like Ice Age, Robots, and Horton Hears a Who before going to Universal and producing the hit Despicable Me. So I’m sure he’s more than capable of developing some kind of narrative out of the game. Otherwise the plot will go something like this.
When a bunch of pigs do… something… somebody gets their sling shot and fires birds at them. But, you know angry birds. And sometimes they have powers. Or are Star Wars themed. Uh, the end.
Angry Birds is looking to be released in theaters sometime in 2016, when either we’ve all gotten over it or it will be as ubiquitous as computer solitaire.
A second trailer for the new CG animated Nickelodeon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has hit the interwebz. Go ahead and jump to the video below. I’m just going to sit here and sarcastically whirl my noise maker and blow on my kazoo.
I dunno about you, but I am completely pessimistic about this TMNT reboot. It looks so bad! Literally. The character design is completely ridiculous looking. Since when do the turtles have elephantiasis feet? I know they’re supposed to fight “The Foot”, but this is a bit too literal. Oh, and the animation? Gawd! It looks so disgustingly cheap. I know a couple of kids at my mother in-laws daycare center who could do better with a box of broken crayons and book of Post-its.
I will say, though, the personalities of each turtle and over-all wackyness seem to be serviceable. To that degree, I guess if the main aspect are there, the horrid art design and N64 type graphics can be overlooked. Right?
Bah! Forget it. I have no faith. This looks horrible and I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan of the old cartoon, but because it looks like shit. I do, though, miss the good old days of the TMNT cartoon, both 80′s and new version where it was slightly more like the comic-book. God bless those days.
Here’s the synopsis:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a fictional team of four human/turtle hybrids, who were trained by their human/rat hybrid sensei in the art of ninjutsu and named after four Renaissance artists. From their home in the storm sewers of New York City, they battle petty criminals, evil megalomaniacs, and alien invaders, all while remaining isolated from society at large.
The show is set to be released this fall and features the voices of Jason Biggs as Leonardo, Sean Astin as Raphael, Greg Cipes as Michelangelo, and Rob Paulsen as Donatello.
There’s a lot of anticipation out there for Wreck-It Ralph, not just because of lofty comparisons to Toy Story and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but because it might be the best video game movie since The Wizard. (That may be a joke depending on your nostalgia factor.)
But there’s some new info floating about the internet today, and it just may give away a lot of the secrets, or potential secrets, of the film. Like what other video game characters might be popping up. A new press release from Disney, courtesy of Comic Book Movie, holds some revelations, but if you paid close enough attention to the recently released trailer you already have that info. So along with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, here are the voice actors and characters they play:
Alan Tudyk (ABC’s “Suburgatory,” “Dodgeball”) as King Candy, ruler of Sugar Rush, a candy-coated cart racing game
Ed O’Neill (ABC’s “Modern Family”) as Mr. Litwak, owner of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade
Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”) as Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer and Vanellope’s nemesis
Adam Carolla (“The Adam Carolla Show”) as Wynchel, Sugar Rush security
Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) as Duncan, Sugar Rush security
Dennis Haysbert (CBS’s “The Unit,” “24”) as General from the first-person shooter game, Hero’s Duty
Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” TV’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”) – as Mary, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Roger Craig Smith (Captain Marvel from TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” Ezio from game franchise “Assassin’s Creed”) as Sonic the Hedgehog
Gerald C Rivers (video game “Street Fighter” series) as M. Bison
Rachael Harris (“The Hangover,” TV’s “New Girl”) as Deanna, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Stefanie Scott (Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”) as Moppet Girl, a young arcade enthusiast who visits Litwak’s arcade
Reuben Langdon (multiple “Street Fighter” video games) as Ken from Street Fighter
Kyle Hebert (multiple “Street Fighter” video games, TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as Ryu from Street Fighter
In other news, director Rick Moore was interviewed by Collider and in the 10-minute plus interview he hints at Easter eggs, who he could get (Tron and Pac-Man) and who he couldn’t get in terms of video game cameos, and, in what maybe the biggest news of all, whether or not any Marvel characters pop up in the film.
Just when we all thought that Micheal Bay was a safe distance from that dreaded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, he comes crawling back from the sewers. While the project itself continues to be held back (thank God), a copy of the Bay-produced script made its way to Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe and he released news that somehow went unnoticed for nearly an entire month!
How we ever managed to miss something like this remains a mystery, but according to El Mayimbe’s Twitter this version of TMNT written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec…
…makes up for Micheal’s name being attached to something held so dear to us older nerds, right? Well if that last tweet made up for all the disappointment you were expecting then this next one may possibly blow your mind:
No Tokka, no Rahzar and no Vanilla Ice, but Bebop & Rocksteady, the mutated henchmen of Shredder. Just those two names alone makes this nerd want to see the movie. But keep in mind that this is the script rumored to be part of the reason the entire production was halted. So while we wait to be disappointed in the next few years we can always look forward to watching Nickelodeon‘s new animated version of our friends and their “turtle power” this September. Check out all the details in the jump. (more…)
Since the acquisition of Marvel Comics by Walt Disney, fans have been eagerly anticipating which Marvel property the animators at the House of Mouse will adapt first, and now we might have an answer, and if it is the answer, it’s guaranteed you won’t believe who it is.
According to Blue Sky Disney, supported by The Grid, details are emerging about the project, the director and the potential release date for the film, which, it seems, will be based on the comic book, Big Hero 6.
Say what now?
Walt Disney Animation‘s upcoming “Big Hero 6,” about a heroic superhero team, is currently an open writing assignment, with no scribe currently attached to the project. The film will be produced by Kristina Reed.
The slot that is set for 2014 has been set aside for Don Hall’s project. Don Hall is the director of “Big Hero 6.” In fact, he’s the one that pitched the idea to Lasseter, who liked his take on the subject and approved it for development. Now, it’s not fully green lit. The project is story boarded and has been deemed strong enough to tentatively put in the production line.
For the uninitiated, Big Hero 6 is the Japanese superhero team first introduced in the pages of Alpha Flight and then given their own miniseries in 1998. This is not exactly the property I thought about when the gears started moving for an animated Marvel movie by Disney, but if Pixar head honcho John Lasseter is interested, there must be something to it.
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