Screen Junkies » Cartoon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 This Video Of Washed-Up 1980′s Cartoon Characters Is The Best http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-video-of-washed-up-1980s-cartoon-characters-is-the-best/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-video-of-washed-up-1980s-cartoon-characters-is-the-best/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:50:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=265161 The 80′s were unkind to a lot of people, both real and fictional. But the harsh realities of the “me’ decade weren’t just felt by live-action people. This short film...

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The 80′s were unkind to a lot of people, both real and fictional. But the harsh realities of the “me’ decade weren’t just felt by live-action people. This short film by Steve Cutts shows that our favorite 80′s and 90′s cartoon characters were put through the ringer, and they’re working far worse for the wear.

Should have spent more time at the gym and the therapist’s office and a little less time at Studio 54 (or wherever the hell people were going in the 80′s.)

How many familiar faces can you spot in this video? I’ll help you out in the beginning: Mario. Smurfs. Roger Rabbit.

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‘The Simpsons’ Goes ‘Game Of Thrones’ (Video) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-simpsons-goes-game-of-thrones-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-simpsons-goes-game-of-thrones-video/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:30:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=246765 'The Simpsons' is awesome again, if only for a moment.

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With the second season premiere of Game of Thrones just four weeks away, our withdrawal is baying inside of us. We want it now and The Simpsons isn’t doing anything to quell that hunger. Posted here is the entire intro to last night’s episode that sends up the animation style used in Game of Thrones’ opening credits. However, instead we travel to the “kingdoms” of Springfield. If only the entire episode parodied Game of Thrones. It would be The Simpsons first talked about show in eight years.

Always good to see the monorail getting some use.

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Screen Junkies, Korean Christians Crash Napoleon Dynamite Day (Video) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screen-junkies-korean-christians-crash-napoleon-dynamite-day-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screen-junkies-korean-christians-crash-napoleon-dynamite-day-video/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:29:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241974 Sure, a few things went wrong, but on the bright side, it gave the guy who played Pedro a reason to leave the house.

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Honestly, it would be pretty bizarre if the contest-cum-carnival to introduce the Napoleon Dynamite animated series wasn’t ridiculous or a half-debacle, so in that regard, I can say that the event was a total success.

To create awareness for the upcoming program, FOX set-up shop at the corner of Hollywood and Highland, offering to the public a food truck serving quesadillas and tots, tetherball, THE Tina the Llama, a bizarre little nook called “Deb’s Crafts,” and a surprise appearance by the cast of the film and show. Honestly, their appearance may have only been a surprise to me due to my lack of preparation for the event, but whatever, the amount of jewelry the guy that plays Pedro was wearing was shocking no matter what your expectations were.

However, the real spectacle here was a Napoleon Dynamite impersonation contest, which garnered hundreds, if not thousands (actually, more like “dozens”), of entrants. Unfortunately, the contest got off to a late start because a) this didn’t seem like a particularly well-run event, and b) there was a whole grip of Koreans who were keen on Jesus demonstrating on the street, and they made it hard to hear anything other than the Koreans bellowing on about how great Jesus is. You can find this guy just singing his heart out at about 1:25 on our video.

Of course, the demonstration ruined my interview with the cast, and caused the impresonation contest to be delayed so long that no one really stuck around to see it, but when you think about it, I was there to cover the Napoleon Dynamite animated series, and they were there to save mankind from eternal damnation, so I didn’t really feel like I had a valid gripe.

Beyond that, no one seemed to really care about the tetherball installation, save for one crazy guy who just went batshit on it (solo), and the crafts didn’t seem to be terribly popular either. The llama kept biting people and was just kind of an asshole in general. We didn’t stick around for the impersonation contest because, after a two-hour delay, we just didn’t want to, knowing we could find footage of it online.

We were wrong. There seems to be no footage of the sound-a-like contest at all. Shit.

In summation, the event was cut from the same cloth as the Napoleon Dynamite film – it was a little overhyped, some mild fun, and just weird and dumb enough to keep my interest. I would tell you the premiere time and date of the cartoon on FOX, but they didn’t give the press free tots OR quesadillas.

Hmm. Now I feel bad. As a compromise, here’s a link to the premiere date and time.

A very special thanks to Matt McVay for editing, filming, and basically doing all the work on this piece.  A less special thanks to Michaela Kuenster for just sorta being there. 

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Gary Oldman Makes ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Creepier http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gary-oldman-makes-kung-fu-panda-2-creepier/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gary-oldman-makes-kung-fu-panda-2-creepier/#comments Fri, 21 May 2010 09:15:11 +0000 Reza F. If you felt the original Kung Fu Panda wasn't creepy enough, we've got some good news for you. Gary Oldman has signed on board for the sequel, which instantly increases the film's creepiness factor by 78%.Oldman plays a feathered character named "Peacock" who helps our panda hero track down the bad guys. However, it seems that Peacock may be more than he claims. My money is on a crooked DEA agent or perhaps Lee Harvey Oswald. Only time and a $20 movie ticket will tell. (EmpireOnline)

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If you felt the original Kung Fu Panda wasn’t creepy enough, we’ve got some good news for you. Gary Oldman has signed on board for the sequel, which instantly increases the film’s creepiness factor by 78%.

Oldman plays a feathered character named "Peacock" who helps our panda hero track down the bad guys. However, it seems that Peacock may be more than he claims. My money is on a crooked DEA agent or perhaps Lee Harvey Oswald. Only time and a $20 movie ticket will tell. (EmpireOnline)

 

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Gets Animated…for Some Reason http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/napoleon-dynamite-gets-animated-for-some-reason/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/napoleon-dynamite-gets-animated-for-some-reason/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When it comes to flops, you can't get much bigger than Gentlemen Broncos. And like a wounded solider crying out for his mother, filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess are longing to return to familiar territory after their critical and financial depantsing. The pair is currently in talks with Fox to develop a pilot based their first, and some would say only success: Napoleon Dynamite. Sources close to the story state that many of the actors from the film will return to lend their voices to the cartoon, including star Jon Heder, Efran Ramirez (Pedro), Aaron Ruell (Kip), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). No word on whether or not Tina Majorino will return as Deb. No story details have been revealed, but it seems likely that it would work mainly as a continuation of the film, which followed Napoleon through the hilarious awfulness of his day-to-day existence.  I could make a joke about the fact that all of the original actors are "available" to do the voices, but hey, we can't all be successful "overnight writers" for screenjunkies.com. Besides, if you ask me, it sounds like a great plan. When Kevin Smith's career hit a rough patch, he developed an animated version of his first sucess, Clerks. He then went on to direct Jersey Girl. (Cinematical)

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When it comes to flops, you can’t get much bigger than Gentlemen Broncos. And like a wounded solider crying out for his mother, filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess are longing to return to familiar territory after their critical and financial depantsing. The pair is currently in talks with Fox to develop a pilot based their first, and some would say only success: Napoleon Dynamite.

Sources close to the story state that many of the actors from the film will return to lend their voices to the cartoon, including star Jon Heder, Efran Ramirez (Pedro), Aaron Ruell (Kip), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). No word on whether or not Tina Majorino will return as Deb. No story details have been revealed, but it seems likely that it would work mainly as a continuation of the film, which followed Napoleon through the hilarious awfulness of his day-to-day existence. 

I could make a joke about the fact that all of the original actors are "available" to do the voices, but hey, we can’t all be successful "overnight writers" for screenjunkies.com. Besides, if you ask me, it sounds like a great plan. When Kevin Smith’s career hit a rough patch, he developed an animated version of his first sucess, Clerks. He then went on to direct Jersey Girl. (Cinematical)

 

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