Screen Junkies » fox animation http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Nick Offerman Is ‘Axe Cop’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nick-offerman-is-axe-cop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nick-offerman-is-axe-cop/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:23:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251766 Just give Axe Cop all the bacon and eggs you have.

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This is even better casting than Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. It just makes damn sense.

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Finally, ‘King Kong’ Will Get To Tell His Side Of The Story http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-king-kong-will-get-to-tell-his-side-of-the-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-king-kong-will-get-to-tell-his-side-of-the-story/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:26:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215083 He's really just a fool for love, people.

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7 photosApes Scream At Your Face In ‘Rise’ Concept Art

Nobody ever stopped to ask King Kong how he felt about getting shot by a bunch of airplanes and falling to his death. Until now.

Fox Animation is putting a new spin on the classic tale by telling it from Kong’s perspective. The writing team of Christian Magalhaes & Bob Snow are currently working on the script and Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps is producing along with Radar Pictures. I’ll be interested to see how they cast a voice for Kong without being accused of racism. Good luck!! (Deadline)

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Review: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-bobs-burgers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-bobs-burgers/#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:24:00 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14145 “Bob’s Burgers” won’t be the best show on Fox’s Sunday night Animation Domination, but it’s better than “American Dad” or “The Cleveland Show.”

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Bob’s Burgers” won’t be the best show on Fox’s Sunday night Animation Domination, but it’s better than “American Dad” or “The Cleveland Show.” A lot of the jokes are really obvious, but it does do things that only animation can do, so it’s not just a cartoon with the same jokes as live-action sitcoms.

Bob Belcher runs Bob’s Burgers, right in between a funeral home and an environmental group. His opening pep talk is a weak introduction to his basic family, but these intros pay off. His wife Linda interrupts him. Son Gene is more interested in making robot, laser and fart noises. Older daughter Tina has an itchy crotch and youngest daughter Louise likes to rearrange the restaurant her way.

The first few minutes is a pretty tired interpretation of the “husband forgot anniversary” plot of many sitcoms. Also, Bob tells Gene not to give samples to mourners from the funeral home, but Gene does anyway. Get through that and the show starts to get better.

It turns out Bob forgets birthdays and due dates too, but the clever touch to that bit is that he forgets his own birthday too. So this isn’t the selfish sitcom dad. He’s not even reliable enough to be selfish. Then it turns out Linda’s ex-fiancé is the health inspector, and HE remembers the anniversary of the date she married Bob.

The Fox edginess comes when Louise renames the daily special “The Child Molester.” It come with candy. That’s an easy inappropriate laugh but they develop the joke to where a creepy guy actually orders the Child Molester, and the family debates which kid has to serve it to him.

A great bit of irreverence comes when they do the old Rain Man toothpick gag. Tina thinks she’s autistic, so Gene tests her by spilling toothpicks. She guesses 100. He only spilled three. Also, the health inspector asks Bob to help him pull out of a parallel space even though he’s screwing him over.

The actual plot of the episode is that the health inspector is investigating Bob for cooking human flesh. He holds up the test over his grudge for Linda. That’s a really gimmicky plot that relies on a lot of silly misunderstandings, but if they can fill the episodes with toothpick jokes, it’ll fill the time between “Simpsons” and “Family Guy” all right. I like the crotch itch jokes too, but that was a classic episode of “Beavis and Butt-Head.

The animation doesn’t do much for me. The people are oddly shaped. They hardly look like humanoids, let alone people who could procreate and have families. But they kind of resemble Far Side pictures, although those never had to move. As long as they use animation to play with timing and physics, that’s the real difference between animation and just a drawn sitcom.

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Hot, Juicy Trailer for Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hot-juicy-trailer-for-foxs-bobs-burgers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hot-juicy-trailer-for-foxs-bobs-burgers/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:16:48 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=9346 This January, Fox is adding the new comedy "Bob's Burgers" to their Sunday night Animation Domination block. The show about a family-owned burger joint features the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, and Eugene Mirman.

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This Sunday, Fox is adding the new comedy “Bob’s Burgers” to their Animation Domination block. The show about a family-owned burger joint features the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, and Eugene Mirman. Benjamin has also voiced Coach McGuirk in “Home Movies,” Ben Katz in “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist,” Sterling Archer in FX’s “Archer,” and the Can of Vegetables in Wet Hot American Summer. I could listen to the guy read the phone book and would find it entertaining.

Bob’s Burgers” premieres on Fox this Sunday at 8:30PM PST.

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Fox Orders Animated ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Show http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-orders-animated-napoleon-dynamite-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-orders-animated-napoleon-dynamite-show/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Fox has picked up 6 episodes of the animated adaptation of 2004's most quoted movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Deadline has the deets: The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film's writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully. Seems like the perfect movie to turn animated considering the film itself is insanely over the top. I always understood the llama for a pet and awkward teenage boy desperately in need of psychological counseling, but side ponytails? C'mon, no one wears those anymore!

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Fox has picked up 6 episodes of the animated adaptation of 2004′s most quoted movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Deadline has the deets:

The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkwar high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film’s writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully.

Seems like the perfect movie to turn animated considering the film itself is insanely over the top. I always understood the llama for a pet and awkward teenage boy desperately in need of psychological counseling, but side ponytails? C’mon, no one wears those anymore!

 

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