Is that a Smurf family reunion? Nope, it’s just a group of Croatians attempting to set the world record for “most Smurfs gathered together at one time.” Unfortunately for them, bad research botched the attempt.
Month: January 2008
Hasbro has posted a clip on their site which features a classic battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron – only it’s rendered in CGI. It looks like a video game cut-scene, but the quality is top-notch. I would love to see whole episodes done like this.
Warning: The above film contains Zombie Violence. Someone’s gone and made a Marvel Zombies fan-film–and it’s pretty good.
Zombies are all the rage and Marvel has been riding that wave with their insanely popular series Marvel Zombies. The first series went through several printings. It was followed by a Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness series and Marvel Zombies 2 is currently running. They even released a collected edition of all of the covers from the series.
The fan film was bound to happen and at least it’s really well done. I would actually like to see more. There are rumors circulating that Marvel is going to do a Direct-to-DVD Marvel Zombies animated film. I’d definitely check that out.
As much as I hate to say it. The original series (and the sequel) have both been fun. The Army of Darkness crossover was a little forced, but the two series by Robert Kirkman have been fun, skewed looks into a twisted version of the Marvel Universe. Kirkman has managed to keep the series fresh, which doesn’t seem surprising, since he’s the mastermind behind the amazingly good Zombie series “The Walking Dead” from Image comics.
One of the few series that I’ve collected in trades (they’re up to 7 volumes now). It’s a fresh and fleshed out (no pun intended) look at the zombie genre that not only explores an reality the George Romero dreamed up, but what would happen to the few humans that survived and what they would be willing to do to stay safe. Definitely worth picking up all 7 volumes.
Every day a new player enters the field of online video. New codecs, new players and new exclusives appear every day. Yesterday I discovered a new player in the field and it’s a fun one.
Videos.SesameWorkshop.com offers hundreds of the best clips from years and years worth of Sesame Street. The interface is simple. Images of popular Sesame Street characters pre-populate the search field with their names. Perfect for little ones learning to navigate on the computer. Likewise, there’s little else on the screen to distract and each video is tagged with topics.
Clicking Cookie Monster’s image returns 110 video clips, with the first being a muppet-filled sing-a-long of “C is for Cookie” that is just awesome. The embedded player leaves me wanting more. The video quality is pretty bad and I wish you could embed the video to a site.
Still, it’s a step in the right direction and I’ll be interested to see where this leads.
In 1966, Filmation successfully launched The New Adventures of Superman cartoon. It’s success led to a number of spin-off shorts and series. Between 1967 and 1969, Filmation produced a series of 18 shorts featuring The Atom, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, the Justice League, and the Teen Titans.
Growing up, I remember seeing these on the Bozo show and years later when they began running on Cartoon Network’s Boomerang in between shows I began recording them. A few episodes were recorded off of S-VHS tapes from a friend and cleaned up and enhanced. All in all, it’s a great looking set. Here’s hoping that Warner will release this series on DVD with extras similar to the New Adventures of Superman and the Adventures of Aquaman sets.