Friday, September 29, 2006

Open Season Audience Review!


Overall, I gave this audience a B.

The audience was pretty tame this morning...thats one of the benefits of going to a matinee. No cell phones or screaming babies. In fact, the only ones in the theatre besides Nick and myself were a small group of kids with their guardians. I thought maybe they were part of a "fat camp". Then we had a little dialogue:

Me: Maybe they're part of a fat camp?
Nick: Then why the f**k did they order jumbo drinks, extra large popcorn and sweets.
Me: Maybe it's a fat camp competition?
Nick: You mean like a Who's Fatter Camp?
Me: Maybe.

I wanted to turn this dialogue into a comic but we have more interesting conversations that take priority.

If any of you folks at Sony Animation read this...great job all around! Really nice character design (especially the hunter, the lady, and Boog), great job with fur and effects, and nice animation. For some reason, Patrick Warburton felt a little out of place. Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher were well cast, I thought...I hardly thought it was them. And a few friends names I saw in the credits, Renato Dos Anjos and Mike Walling....way to get one of the first title credits, Renato and yes I did see you, Mike! I didn't see Troy Saliba's name though...he may be on Surf's Up.

Off to fattest camp!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Lost Season 2 was...

I LOVE TV shows on DVD...seriously. You should see my Netflix queue. It's ridiculous how many TV shows on DVD I have in there. Right now, I'm in the middle of Dead Zone season 4 and it's just 'ehh...' . So a friend at work lends me Lost Season 2 and I'm dropping whatever I'm doing to watch it.

There's a bit of a Lost club here at Blue Sky (it's more of an internal mailing list), where everyone gets together the night before, watches the show, and talks about it all day with the folks who weren't there. That's fine with me. After I plowed through Season 1 DVDs in 3.78 days, I thought it would be a good idea to just wait till the next box set to come out a year later. I cannot tell you how difficult it was to avoid all the talk, theories, and jibber-jabber about the show. But I did it!

Yeah I watched it...I watched THE HELL OUT OF IT! This took me a bit longer to finish than Season 1 just because of extra-curricular activities but it was finished...that's all that matters after all. It starts off kinda slow but halfway through escalates to introduce, do away with, and explain new/old/sporadic characters. The last episode has to be one of the best season closers I've ever seen...and I've seen alot. It's only leaving more questions and making me dread going through another year of people theorizing within earshot. But I'll do it, I suppose.

This show is tele-crack....watch at your own risk. 9/10

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Calamity Jon parodies Horton...and lives to tell the tale!!!

Jon Morris is a comic artist with the wackiest of styles. I've been check out his blog for some time now and ran across this gem in the form of, yeah that's right...parody! Horton specifically. Here's just one page of the two pager. Find out what happens in the THRILLING CONCLUSION!!!

[edit: Oops! The artist is actually Steve Harrison...not Jon Morris. I don't know what happened to my brain when I posted this.]

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Cool Iron Man concepts.....but not cool enough.

Some rejected concepts for Iron Man surfaced. Personally, I think Adi Granov did a GREAT rendition of the suit and would be simple enough not to be distracting or unrealistic. These ones look too anime to me. Heres a link to two other concepts.

Looking at it now, he kinda looks like a roach or a rolly-polly. It's still pretty cool though.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Even MORE Horton pics!

ComingSoon.net posted a new picture from Horton Hears A Who! Our first glimpse of the lovable elephant, Horton. Wow...this is the first I've seen of this image but it looks like some people around here have been busy. What do ya think? Pretty boss, huh?

More Horton eye candy....in sculpture form!

I gotta tell ya, the first time I saw this, I was floored! It's completely different to see Vlad in all his full-turning glory. The image comes from Jim Hill Media I guess during a sneak peek floor show. Mike Defeo was the sculptor with the golden hands on this beauty.

Just wait till you see the rest of the Vlad sculpts....or all the other character sculpts for that. You'll want to look at them for hours.

A Who revealed!

USAToday ran a small article with some new info (to me anyway) about Blue Sky's next, Horton Hears A Who, including opening day (March 14, 2008). The image looks fan-freaking-tastic, doesn't it!?! The whole movie is gonna look this good if not even better. Send this to all your friends.....or people who you can relate with on a daily basis.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pictures of Oahu, Hawaii and a special announcement!

Some of you wanted to see pictures of my trip to the gorgeous Oahu, Hawaii (and those of you who KNOW me, know I really like to document trips) so I've added about 260 pictures of the week long vacation. The identities of my family have been removed because of fear they may be humiliated for knowing me...can ya blame them? Lots of pictures of me in just swim trunks (especially for YOU, Andrew Burke!) and some wicked cool shots of the beaches, coastline, and Waikiki. I had a blast there...and if it weren't for the 10+ hour plane ride, I'd make more frequent trips out there. Click here for the very tropical pictures!

Oh right...the special announcement. Comments are back. That's all for now you beautiful people!

{Edit: Starfox DS is an AWESOME game! 9.322 out of 10!}

The Superman Returns DVD cover is here...

...and it truly sucks. What was wrong with the badass 'floating over the earth all cool and stuff' poster? Why does it hurt so?

I know most of you didn't like the movie, but I thought it was pretty damn refreshing for a franchise that was SUPPOSED to be adventurous...not cheesy. I'm talking about the originals. Even if you didn't like the Superman Returns, you gotta admit it's good that they're re-establishing the franchise.

Enough! Look and what is and what should be!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Goodbye, Oahu! Hello Horton casting!


Hello everyone! I'm back from the beauty that is Oahu (with pictures coming soon) and ready to continue to work on Horton. It's wierd how missing one week feels like missing a month. But it's good to be back.

Today, the news broke that Horton and the Mayor have been cast! Horton's gonna be voiced by Jim Carrey and the Mayor by Steve Carrell! Wow! Steve Carrell is going to be perfect as the mayor. Heres an article on it.

More crap coming soon...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

ZOMGWTF SPOILER!!!


I found this over at All The Rage...woah! See you guys in a week!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Harry Potter and the Wizard People, Dear Reader

It's an early out today because of the holiday coming up...that's really nice of Blue Sky. But before I depart to sun and sea, I would like to share with you something that was passed around today.

This guy narrates Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone which you should listen to WHILE you're watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone on mute. You will love this...especially the Quidditch match narration.

"He holds up that snitch and bellows 'I...am a beautiful animal! I...am a destroyer of Worlds! I....am Harry F***ing Potter!' And dear readers, at last, the world was quiet."