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Postby Thad » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:58 pm

Still haven't finished Voltron, but I think my favorite thing so far may be that the second time they encounter a Robeast, they try forming the Blazing Sword at the beginning of the fight.


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Postby Thad » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:59 pm



It was announced a year and a half ago but I hadn't heard anything about it since and was worried it might have been cancelled. Great to see it's coming.

Could there be a better antidote to Killing Joke? I think not.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Thad » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:23 am

I watched Hellboy: Storm of Swords a few years back. It had one really great sequence, an adaptation of the "Heads" story from the comic; the rest was decent but forgettable.

So that's why I never got around to watching Blood and Iron until tonight.

It turns out Blood and Iron is the secret best Hellboy movie -- at any rate, it's the one that feels most like the comic; it's got the gothic horror vibe down.

It's very much Professor Broom's story, because when you've got John Hurt doing a voice in your animated movie, you damn-well write the script around him. (I think he's got more screentime than he did in the live-action movie. He sounds off in the flashbacks, though, like they artificially pitch-adjusted his voice to make him sound younger; that part's a little off-putting and probably my biggest complaint about the whole thing.) But Hellboy gets a good big fight with Hecate for the last ten minutes or so. And Liz kinda gets short-changed but gets one good scene where she gets to burn some shit up.

Aside from Hurt, the rest of the principal cast is there too, in Perlman, Jones, and Blair. (No Jeffrey Tambor. His character is in the movie but only for about five minutes, so I can understand not going to the time and expense to bring him in.)

Anyway, worth checking out; it's 75 minutes and it's on Hulu.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Thad » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:03 pm



Oh my God it shows how they get their costumes on when they slide down the Bat-poles.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby nosimpleway » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:55 pm

"The only 'rue' here is in the gravy!" A++ culinary pun

Minus points for not drawing in Joker with a painted-over mustache, I'm afraid.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Thad » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Wonder if it's a likeness rights thing. (That's definitely why Gordon looks nothing like Neil Hamilton.) They drew him with the 'stache in the recent Batman '66 comics, but likeness rights for a comic are probably cheaper than for a movie, even of the direct-to-video animated variety.

Then again, it could just be the inconvenience of adding that level of fine detail to the character design. Hard to say. I gotta figure it at least came up in discussion.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Thad » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:34 pm

I bought The Best of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures for $5 on Amazon.

Judging by the first episode: well look, I knew the plots were dopey even when I watched it the first time at the age of seven or eight. But the dialogue is actually pretty solid, and definitely has the characters' voices down. And speaking of voices, the cast is fantastic: it doesn't just have Reeves, Winter, and Carlin reprising their roles from the movie; the credits also include Phil Hartman, Jonathan Winters, Jeffrey Tambor, and Little Richard. (I don't know why Maurice LaMarche's name is spelled "LaMarcife". I assume somebody misread somebody's handwriting.)

I know everybody got recast in season 2, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Lottel » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:06 pm

B&TEA is a phenomenal show with the best theme song

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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Mongrel » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:04 pm

Wow, that is good.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:32 pm

XD

Goddamn honkeys.
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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Niku » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:26 pm

I never knew how much I wanted David Tennant, Kate Micucci, Ben Schwartz, and Danny Pudi to all be in something together until it was dropped into my lap.
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Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Postby Thad » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:39 pm

And hey, the video, to save everybody the clickthrough:



(I don't know if anybody else is seeing a link to a video with Larry David in it on the grid when the video finishes, but I choose to believe it's because someone mistook him for Don Rosa.)

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