What is going on here?
The long-running animated series The Simpsons is known for its clever and sometimes odd couch gags which open each episode of the show. Today we get to check out the couch gag that will air on this weekend’s ep of the show. French film director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville) is the man responsible for this SUPER FRENCH couch gag that you have to see to believe. It’s odd, yes, but it’s also kinda beautiful as well. Enjoy.
Coming In November
Everyone’s favorite British teddybear, Paddington, is finally making his feature film debut in a live-action/computer animated film scheduled to hit theaters in late November, just in time for the holidays. Colin Firth will voice the beloved character but we don’t get to hear Paddington speak in the just-released first teaser video for the film. Click the embed above to watch this new teaser to get your first peek at what Paddington will look like in this film. As much as I love the character, I’m not yet on board with the way he has been computer animated for this film. I think I’ll need to see more to make a better assessment. Have a look above and see what you think. Are you excited for this movie or are you bummed that another part of our collective childhood is being repackaged and resold for financial gain? Paddington will open in theaters on November 28.
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"A wider view"
So, remember that epic super celebrity selfie that Ellen DeGeneres snapped in the audience during the live telecast of the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night? Well, Simpsons animator Matt Groening decided to update the photo a bit and give us a wider view of that now famous photo. As you can see below, that selfie has been Simpsonized by Groening and we learn today that another celebrity tried to get in on the photo but just couldn’t squeeze in. Check out the full-size image below to get the full picture. More »
I have no idea what is happening here
Last week we got to check out a really cool photo of musician BFFs Brody Dalle and Shirley Manson of Garbage on the set of Brody‘s new music video Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy, the first from her debut solo album Diploid Love. Today we get to see the finished music video … and it is awesome. It’s a totally insane video that is half animation and half rocker chicks kicking ass that you have to see for yourselves. Brody and Shirley make a kickass team, it’s great to see them together in this kickass video.
The Dressing Room Scene / Meet Kristoff
Pretty much every film that has ever been created ends up with a little extra footage that gets left on the cutting room floor. Usually, this extra footage is saved and then repackaged for release when said film gets re-released on DVD/Blue Ray. It turns out that animated films, much like their live-action counterparts, end up with extra deleted scenes that don’t make it into the final film (for whatever reason) and so today, we get to check out two deleted scenes from everyone’s favorite animated film of the moment — Disney‘s Frozen. In the video embedded above, we get to see a scene that takes place in the dressing room between sisters Anna and Elsa. In the clip featured below, we get to meet Kristoff for the first time in a scene that was later reworked for the final film. What I love most about both of these deleted scenes is how sparsely animated they are … in that, they aren’t really animated at all. Check out these clips and see if they make your love for Frozen grow stronger (hint: I think that they will). More »
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'Brick Like Me'
In the wake of the stunning success of The Lego Movie at the box office, we learn today that the long-running animated TV series The Simpsons will air a special Lego version of the series in May. Titled Brick Like Me, the Simpsons characters will find themselves in a world where they are made up of Lego pieces. Now, I’m not exactly sure what the means but it sounds to me like the ep will be computer animated in much the same way that The Lego Movie is animated … and I like the sound of that idea. Click below to learn more about this very special episode of The Simpsons. More »
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Yesterday afternoon we learned that Kanye West allegedly assaulted an 18-year old guy after he allegedly referred to Kanye‘s babymama as a “n-word lover” inside an office building in Beverly Hills, CA. Today we are hearing Kanye‘s babymama’s side of the story as relayed by sources to TMZ. According to her, the 18-year old did more than just verbally assault her with racial slurs, she says that he also threatened to kill her … which is a crime and, she believes, justification for Kanye‘s assault. Those brilliant Taiwanese animators have already released a video reenactment of the alleged assault — which you simply have to see for yourselves. Read on to watch the video and hear Kanye‘s babymama’s reported version of the events that transpired in that office building yesterday. More »
"Livin' in a Powerpuff world"
Last month we got our first look at the new version of the Powerpuff Girls animated series that will return in celebration of their 15th anniversary in CGI animation (as opposed to the original 2D animation that we know and love). Today we get to check out a just-released music video for the show titled I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl by former Beatles member Ringo Starr. As you may recall, we learned last month that Ringo will appear in this new Powerpuff Girls episode so it only makes sense that he would appear in the first music video for the ep. Click below and check out the video in full. More »
I am not happy about this :/
So, it’s been some time since the Powerpuff Girls have been on TV and since they’ve been away, a lot has changed … I guess. The Powerpuffs will return to TV next month in animated form to celebrate their 15th anniversary … but they will do so with a new computer-generated look. HMMM. A preview teaser has been released for this new Powerpuff Girls special (which will feature the vocal talents of Ringo Starr, btw) and at first glance, I can’t say that I’m all that impressed. I love the Powerpuff Girls the way they were in traditional 2D animated form. Blah. Click the embed above to watch this teaser and see what you think. I’m sure many people will be happy that the girls are coming back … but I’m not sure many will be happy with the CGI make-over they are returning with :/
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An Animated Film set in the South Pacific
Walt Disney Studios has announced plans for their next major animated motion picture which is set for release in 2018. The film has been titled Moana and will be a “mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.”. Cool. Considering how well Frozen is doing in theaters right now, I have high hopes that Moana will be just as good … or better. The film’s title design and some concept art has been released, which you can check out below. Altho we have about 4 years to wait, this does sound like a very promising animated film. More »
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