Friday, December 31, 2010

Rabid Rider 2010

Thanks to this brave soul who went to see the live-action version of Yogi Bear, they were kind enough to snag a peek at the third, hopefully not final, CG Looney Tunes short "Rabid Rider".
Oh, and Happy New Year everybody! All the best in 2011!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

In the spirit of the holidays, here is "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales".
A special from 1979 that features three newly-created shorts: "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol", "Freeze Frame" and "The Fright Before Christmas".

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Book Look: Jesus Needs Help

I received a complimentary copy of David Germain's Jesus Needs Help for review recently. What a great story along with a great message.David Germain pits Jesus Christ up against his commentary characters The Censor Monkeys who are trying to protect the free thinking public from their own free will.Unfortunately these pushy characters aren't just localized in this funny book, all forms of expression are effected by people like the Censor Monkeys everyday and hopefully one day free will will be free again. (Not very likely they way the world is going...)You can get your own copy of this great story filled with great artwork by purchasing the book on Amazon or on CreateSpace by following the following links:
http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Needs-Help-David-Germain/dp/1453882715/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1290874941&sr=8-2
https://www.createspace.com/3491765
And remember, "Do not allow these monkeys to rule the day." - David Germain

Hey 2010, Make Way for 1964

Before Warner Bros Pictures releases it's live action version of Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear this weekend, try some of the good ol' old school stuff here!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Road Runner & Coyote 3D Theatrical Cartoons

You can have a sneak peek at all 3 CG Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote cartoons here:
http://thatsallfolks.com/
The CG animation really captures the look and feel of the classic traditionally animated cartoons of the golden age with a modern twist. I wonder if Warner Bros Animation will produce more (and longer) 3D cartoons?
Can't wait for a DVD/Blu-Ray release of these cartoons to enjoy at home eventually.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Animaniacs: South Park Styled

Warner Bros Television Animation's Animaniacs intro animated with a South Park style.
One of the many things fans are doing to bring attention to the 90's series in hopes that Warner Bros will revive the popular franchise once again. You can support the efforts by joining the Animaniacs Revival Project here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=327500352316

Disney's Next Traditional Animated Feature

Be sure to keep an eye out for Walt Disney Feature Animation's next traditionally animated feature: "Winnie the Pooh". Coming Summer 2011.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Coyote Falls 2010

Gotta admit they really captured the style and look of the classics with CG animation finally.
My only complaint would be the Roadrunner's design - his tail is one big feather? I hope they continue producing more shorts in 3D - but only Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, it may look really odd putting Bugs and Daffy in a 3D setting.

What a Cartoon Show - Snoot's New Squat

One of the more interesting ideas I've seen from this series. Kind of an updated version of Robert Clampett's "An Itch in Time".

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Look @ Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck

Warner Home Video released a couple of new DVD releases of classic Looney Tunes earlier this month.
I already provided a look at the Bugs Bunny collection, so let's move onto that wacky webfoot wonder, Daffy Duck.Like the Bugs Bunny set, 10 out of the 15 new-to-DVD cartoons have been cropped to widescreen dimensions. CinemaScope was introduced in the 1950's so many studios took advantage of the newly-sized theater screens. Warner's developed animated shorts that could be viewed on both standard and wide screens where the actual footage could be cropped on the top and bottom of the picture. I still wish the DVD developers gave the consumer a choice to watch the cartoons cropped or not.
Let's have a look at the classic cartoons that were released in this new collection:
"Tick Tock Tuckered" (1944)
"Nasty Quacks" (1945)"Daffy Dilly" (1948)"Wise Quackers" (1949)"The Prize Pest" (1951)"Design for Leaving" (1954)"Stork Naked" (1955)"This is a Life?" (1955)"Dime to Retire" (1955)"Ducking the Devil" (1957)"People Are Bunny" (1959)"Person to Bunny" (1960)"Daffy's Inn Trouble" (1961)"The Iceman Ducketh" (1964)"Suppressed Duck" (1965)Unlike Bugs' collection, Daffy's comes with a warning on the back cover of the DVD: "Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children" - so you know they have to be good. Pick up a copy today so all the classic Looney Tunes can be released onto home video!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm in Lesbians with You

I highly enjoyed this film and recommend it. The whole concept of living in a comic book-like world really appeals to me for some reason....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Eric Cartman Sings Poker Face

Came across this enjoyable parody (tribute?) of Lady Gaga's Poker Face sung by South Park's Eric Cartman...

This scene is from a Season 13 episode entitled "Whale Whores".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Storyteller

2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Suess' "Green Eggs And Ham".
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/13/dr-seuss-green-eggs-and-h_n_681343.html
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 - 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist best known for writing children's books under he pen name Dr. Seuss.
I came across this little tribute to Dr. Seuss in a 1992 issue of Marvel Comics' "What The--?!"(no. 17). Written by Barry Dutter with artwork by Keith Wilson.

A Look @ Looney Tunes Super Stars: Bugs Bunny

Warner Home Video released a couple of new DVD releases of classic cartoons this week.
The first of "Looney Tunes Super Stars" DVD collections features the iconic wabbit, Bugs Bunny, starring in 15 new-to-DVD cartoons.There has been controversy over the fact that 10 out of 15 shorts have been cropped into Widescreen dimensions. Even though WHV clearly states on the packaging: STANDARD VERSION presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibition. Let it be known that animated shorts produced during the 1950's were developed to be shown on both a standard and wide theater screen since CinemaScope had been introduced and was becoming the normal size for screen ratios of feature films. Personally, I do not mind the cropped versions of the cartoons, however I wish I was given the choice to view the cartoons in wide screen since I do have a wide screen television.
I have provided screen shots of the cartoons featured in the collection to let you choose if you prefer the standard or wide screen versions of the animated shorts. I do highly recommend picking up the set in order to see all of Warner Bros classics released onto home video.
"Mutiny on the Bunny" (1950)"Bushy Hare" (1950)"Hare We Go" (1951)"Foxy by Proxy" (1952)"Hare Trimmed" (1953)"Lumber Jack-Rabbit" (1953) (released in 3D theatrically)"Napoleon Bunny-Part" (1956)"Bedevilled Rabbit" (1957)"Apes of Wrath" (1959)"From Hare to Heir" (1960)"Lighter than Hare" (1960)"The Million Hare" (1963)"Mad as a Mars Hare" (1963)"Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare" (1964)"False Hare" (1964) (The last Bugs Bunny cartoon from the original studio)