Everyone loves it when modern creators take classic characters and stories beloved by millions and update it all to fit in better with the modern artistic palate. That sentence, of course, is sarcasm. In any event, in a move that will surely divide people along strict partisan lines, DC Comics has announced that many of their top creators including Jim Lee, Jeff Porter, Amanda Connor, Howard Porter, and Evan “Doc” Shanner, are bringing back brand new versions of classic cartoons from Hanna Barbera. The Flintstones, Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, and Scooby Doo will all be back in new stories from DC Comics, and wait till you see the artwork! (more…)
If you’re a fan of prehistoric family based cartoon comedy from the 60s and large sweaty guys slap fighting (aka ‘sports entertainment’) are you in luck! Warner Bros. has announced that they are finally bring the Flintstones franchise back after its over a decade hiatus. How do you resurrect the modern stone-age family after their Viva Rock Vegas educed exile? here’s a hint, it involves a folding chair, brother. As Deadline reports:
WWE staples including Vince McMagma (voiced by Vince McMahon), and such WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk)
So… they aren’t even trying with the punny names now, huh? To bad Dwayne Johnson isn’t still wrestling, that would have been a layup for the writers.
It’s also worth noting that this is going to be a direct to video release that it won’t be live action. No word on a possible Jetsons/XFL crossover just yet, but fingers crossed!
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Nerd Art Stock Pile: Flintstones Pin-up Girls, Mystery Machine ATAT, Plastic Man Violating Wonder Woman, Blade Runner and MOAR!
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things the exploration of time travel through Doctor Who’s butthole, an unfortunate orgy with Darth Vader and the Care Bears and other weird stuffs. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm art lovin’.
Above: Flinstone pin-up art by DeviantArt artist qiqo. Now we know why Fred was hollerin’ “Yabba, Dabba, Do” all the time.
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Hit the jump for MOAR nerd art, including Superhero logos, Batman Beyond and Blade Runner.
I can already hear the griping, “What another childhood property being rebooted?!” “That Family Guy dude is bringing us the Flintstones?!!” “Blasphemy!” “Sacrilege!” But I would like you to recall the god-awful, piles of stinky crap, live-action films from 1994 and 2000. If anything, The Flintstones need to do some serious pennance before they wander back in to your good graces. Is Seth MacFarlane the man for the job? I don’t know, but in FOX’s eyes he rakes in mountains of cash and that’s all they need to know.
Originally FOX seemed a little hesitant about handing the reins of the stone age family cartoon over to MacFarlane, but now Deadline has confirmed he will be rebooting The Flintstones “as a TV and film property.” But that’s all we know, hopefully soon we’ll hear an announcement with some more concrete details, maybe even from MacFarlane or his people. But in the meantime, what do you think about a MacFarlane Flintstones cartoon?
I know MacFarlane is mostly associated with the crude and offbeat humor of Family Guy and American Dad, which some may not think is suitable for the family cartoon. But if you watch his shows closely you’ll notice a real appreciation for cartoon and film history. Granted, more often than not those classic toons or movies are mentioned in an off-the-wall, demented fashion, but in order for th0se jokes to be funny there needs to be an understanding of the source material, which MacFarlane has. So I’m hopeful in his reboot. Like I said earlier, The Flintstones need to go off on a better note than Viva Rock Vegas. Really, it’s a shitty, shitty film. The Flintstones deserve better.