Friday, June 30, 2006

Random Post

Woodchuck cartoon as submited by Dave

This should make the next "friend of the moment" think twice before answering the woodchuck question.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Future Looks Good

Remember when I announced that Futurama will return in the form of 4 brand new straight to DVD movies? Well things have gotten even better. The movies are still on track and Comedy Central will start airing Futurama reruns after the contract expires from [Adult Swim] but that's not all. According from several very creditable sources Comedy Central will put into production 13 brand NEW Futurama Episodes!!

David Bernath, senior vice president for programming at Comedy Central sayz, "We are thrilled that Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox Television have decided to produce new episodes of 'Futurama' and that Comedy Central will be the first to air them."
"There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience, and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library but something they've never seen as well."

Futurama DVD Movies: 2007
New Futurama Episods: 2008

And in other Futurama news, the Futurama team has prepared a one-minute promo for the Al Gore film "An Inconvenient Truth". It contains new dialog from Al Gore, John DiMaggio (Bender) and Billy West as the announcer from the PSA "None Like It Hot" within said episode.
You can see it right here on Slinus Blog . . .

Monday, June 26, 2006

Weird Al Fan Video

Remeber the news of Weird Al's newest song available for free download? Well it didn't take long for a fan to make an awesome music video for it. Check it out . . .

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Don't Let "Cars" Pass You By

If you know me well enough, then i'm sure you know that I tend to "humanize" several inanimate objects, the most important one being my car. Well it just so happens that Pixar's latest offering is an animated film about anthropomorphic cars. Correct me if I'm wrong but if becoming personaly attached to inanimate objects that I use in everyday life by giving them personalities is an illness, than I guess I need to see a doctor. I suppose a psychiatrist would blame these delusions on my cherished childhood cartoon "The Brave Little Toaster". So if you take my pschyological problems into consideration, it would seem that Pixar's "Cars" would be a film right up my alley and guess what ... it is.

Pixar does another incredible job with beatuiful animation and breath-taking backgrouds and details. If I was rating this film on the art alone it would rank very very high! The story itself starts out just a simple racing story but quickly evolves into a story about the forgotten backroads and lost the nostalgia of road side tourist traps. (Yet another plus for me who would rather visit the world's biggest ball of twine than take a Caribbean cruise)

As for the downsides of the film, the story does seem to move a little slow towards the middle of the film and one character got on my nerves. I'm talking about Larry the Cable Guy's character "Mater" the Tow-truck. This character seems to be little more than comic relief and a character that children can most relate to. He was pretty annoying and didn't fit in well with the other characters. My main worry when the audience first met the character was that, "Oh no, this stupid tow-truck is going to bring down the enitre movie. I just hope he dosen't reach an annoying factor as low as that good for nothing God awful Donkey from Shrek"! Luckily for me the Tow-truck was not too annoying to distract the main flow of the film and all worked out well.

So here's my 2 cents on Cars ...
Beautifuly animated but a tad slow still makes one good story, just don't let the tow-truck get on your nerves.
I'm springin' for Premium grade gas and giving "Cars" 4 out of 5 Slinus heads.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Friend of the Moment

1. Name: Mike Overton
2. Age: 25-ish
3. Nickname(s): Landravager, Colm, and any other voice that pops into my head.
4. Who is your Role Model: Mamaru Chiba aka Tuxedo Mask (A man with a harem of Japanese girls)
5. What is your major (if applies): Something to do with computers. It's been 7 years so I'm not sure anymore.
6. Favorite Movie: Return of the Jedi or the Ewok Adventure. Anything with mini-Chewys.
7. Favorite T.V. Show: MacGyver
8. Favorite Band/Musician: Nobu something? (The guy that did the Final Fantasy music.
9. Favorite Book: Flight of the Old Dog
10. Favorite Fictional Character: Randall from Clerks
11. Favorite Animal: Grey Wolves
12. Favorite Color: Grey Scale. I'm color blind, what did you expect?
13. Favorite Word: "Witchadidja"
14. Favorite Quote: "Hey ya'll, Watch this!"
15. Favorite Website:
16. If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?
A bra, because Donovan said so.
17. If you had super powers what would they be?
The ability to look like any videogame/anime character.
18. If you could have any job in the world, what is the perfect one for you?
Crashing $150,000 cars into brick walls
19. *Free Space*
Lambatives for everyone!
20. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Cheeseburger and shake please

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I Don't Mean to be Blunt ...

Well for some reason Weird Al's new album is being held up for release but not to worry, Al has relased one of the new parodies as a free download on his website.
(Kristen will get a kick out of this!)
Go Download "Weird Al" Yankovic's newest song ...
"You're Pitiful" Parody of "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt (You know, it's that lame song where in the video the guy strips down to just pants and jumps off the Icy cliff)
Go here to download

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Animation Alert!

Whoa, this almost completely sliped under my animation radar! It seems that MTV2 has noticed the high ratings of Cartoon Network's [Adult Swim] and has scrambled together a handful of animated shows that are owned by MTV Networks (Viacom). The good news is you can now view classic cartoons such as "Invader Zim", "Ren & Stimpy", and even "Sponge Bob" late at night. Other shows not worthy of mention are the return of "Celebrity Deathmatch" and the awful "VH1's Ill-ustrated".
Any way this block of animation starts a 11pm on MTV2 (Zim on at 3 and 3:30am)
Unfortunately this appears to be only a one week long trail but if it does good rating wise it might become permenant. So if Adult Swim is showing the same old show, give MTV2 a vist.
(NOTE: This post is mostly due to the excitment of Invader Zim's return to Television ... even if it is in reruns at 3 in the morning.)