Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)
Amongst the veritable treasure trove on Deviant Art comes some new work that will put a smile on the face of anyone that grew up with the Disney Afternoon slate of animated series. Artist E.D. Thweatt has rendered several characters from Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Chip ‘N’ Dales Rescue Rangers and DuckTales, and transformed them into humans, or at least as imagined by a Disney Animator.
Looking at Thweatt’s Deviant page he seems to have an affinity for Disney characters, not to mention a talent for realizing them, but these human versions of characters like Darkwing Duck, Gozlyn, Scrooge McDuck, Baloo, Gadget, et al is where he really seems to shine. You can also check out his gender switching sketches of Belle and Gaston from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
To our fellow Nerd Bastards, enjoy the artwork. And to E.D. Thweatt, keep up the good work.
It seems so, folks! So, the classic cartoon show Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers is being turned into a comic book. Wow… talk about nostalgia overload! First of all, who didn’t LOVE cartoons growing up?! They just don’t make ’em like they use too. It saddens one to think that while we’re filling our faces with delicious confectionary cereal on Saturday morning, that we’re doing so to the likes of garbage such as That’s SO Raven or the fact that everything that is animated is now in 3D. It’s a damn shame. Which is why it is AWESOME that Chip N’ Dale are coming to our rescue! This is all due to success from turning another great cartoon from back in the day, Darkwing Duck into a comic book series. The Chip N’ Dale comics should be coming our way in December and will be written by Ian Brill, who is the writer of Darwing Duck miniseries and art will be provided by Leonel Castellani. How great is this? Even if we can’t get quality cartoons, at least we can still get quality comics. And in case you’ve forgotten about that incredible catchy and sweet intro to the show, here ya go!
In Mother Russia, you don’t worship a cartoon character, cartoon character worship you! Okay, so I suck at jokes. Can we move on? Anyway, it seems that a group of people, who kind of love Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers a little too much have formed a religion based around one of the characters. Gadget Hackwrench, yes the hot mouse (c’mon, who didn’t think she was hot), is being worshiped for her smarts and skills.
Well, believe it or not, a group of Russian fans of Gadget Hackwrench have created a new religion, with the above mentioned cartoon character as the idol. They pray to posters of her, gather to talk about how incredibly great she is, compose songs about her, and spread stickers of Miss Hackwrench, wherever they go. It’s pretty unbelievable, but if Maradona has his own cult, why couldn’t Gadget Hackwrench?
Here’s what some of her worshipers think of their rodent goddess: “She is the divine being, the most untouched and perfect sibling of the great God on Earth”. “Why I love her? It’s a stupid question, how could I not love the Goddess?”. “She is strict, cute, optimistic and her level of technical knowledge is unachievable for a mortal being.
So yeah, more power to them for finding some sort of hope in life but I think they could have found some one else better to worship as a deity. Personally, I would probably join the church of Sonic the Hedgehog if there was one. Or one about the Power Rangers where each person gets their own Morphing Buckler and have Alpha playing the organ. What? I can dream can’t I.