I have vented my frustration on the topic before, and feel that it must be addressed. (I plan to do a few more later on.) :)
If you haven’t seen it, check out my student film - Death Buy Lemonade (2010)
I saw this a few years back! Really cute movie. :)
This is probably the best thing I’ve seen in my life. :)
At last, here’s a still from the updated Ryusei Works “RyuseiScope” logo for 2013! Animated in Flash, and completed on the 6th. The background is from a picture I took while I was on vacation in the Outer Banks on New Year’s Day of 2012. It was a sunset, but I so wanted a beautiful picture of a sunrise or sunset for the “sunrise” in my logo. Expect to see this logo in future videos!
Cartoon Hangover presents the Midseason Premiere of Bravest Warriors, featuring Tara Strong
“Gas Powered Stick”
After a relaxing day by the lake, the Bravest Warriors meet an extraordinary—and attractive—new friend. As the boys vie for her attention, Impossibear finds a mysterious stick that sprouts unforeseen consequences from Chris’s forehead. Chris discovers that with great power, comes great responsibility—and lots of emotion.
I went to see Wreck-It Ralph (Disney; 2012) on November 23, and needless to say, I loved it! (Ditto the animated short, Paperman, which preceded it.) It was a 10:25 PM private 3D showing for me, my big brother Peter, Tony, Stephen, and my nephews Angel and Gabriel! (When we left the theater, it was dim and creepy, as the theater was about to close, and everyone was leaving, but it was a pretty cool contrast to the movie we came out of.) All four of the main characters (Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope Von Schweetz, Fix-It Felix, and Sergeant Calhoun) are great, and they all manage to steal their own show (rather than let some marketable character steal the show from the main character).
I thought Vanellope (voiced by comedienne Sarah Silverman) was adorable! At some point, I strongly contemplated doing a fan art of her meeting The Mighty B!’s Bessie Higgenbottom (voiced by fellow comedienne Amy Poelher). I could’ve done this in the style of that Vanity Fair 2008 photoshoot which featured both Silverman and Poehler (with Tina Fey), but featuring them both in Vanellope’s Sugar Rush video game was more interesting. :)
This was done tonight in nearly 4 hours on tablet in Photoshop. I might do more Wreck-It Ralph fan art at some point!
Wreck-it Ralph and Paperman are out today, you guys!!!! GO SEE ‘EM!!!!!!!!
A great shoutout to both films! :)
To get myself into the Halloween season (after a very busy and very strenuous two months), I did this fanart of one of my favorite characters, Honey Halfwitch! This very obscure little witch girl was the star of 13 theatrical cartoons produced from 1965 to 1967 by Paramount’s Famous Studios. The first of the cartoons was a Modern Madcap cartoon entitled Poor Little Witch Girl (released in April of 1965), in which the character was known simply as “Halfwitch.” The late Shari Lewis (best known for creating the puppet character Lamb Chop) provided the voice for the character in the first 9 cartoons, which was created by veteran cartoonist/animator Howie Post. For some reason, the last four episodes saw a very radical (yet short-lived) change in the look of the series to a more minimalist style, and Honey was interestingly voiced by an actual little girl (much like a Peanuts cartoon). These last few episodes were cute and entertaining enough, but I missed the sweet Howie Post version. (I always thought it would be funny to imagine what Honey would sound like if voiced by Mae Questel, but I’m glad Shari Lewis did the character, as that scratchy little voice she created really fit the character superbly.) Honey Halfwitch should have had a comic-book series (much like many of the Harvey characters before her)! Having been created by Post, she was definitely worthy of one.
Finished tonight in around an hour on tablet in Photoshop. I drew it while looking at the series’ title card for reference.
Here’s the lyrics to the theme song, written by Howie Post and composed (and sung!) by Winston Sharples: