Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yet Again with the Links of Interest!

Because it's been a wacky Memorial Day Weekend! And that means we're on a two-posts-per-week summer schedule! Here is some news I managed to read in time to regurgitate here:

I should save this one for last, but here is a review, on Comics Alliance, of what just might be the greatest ever work of western literature. That was written by a nine-year-old girl. Circa 1990. It's pretty much exactly what you'd expect.

Maybe this is old news for most of you, but Darren Naish found a thing.

TetZoo also posted an article on one of the strangest animals you'll ever see.

Speaking of animals, turns out reindeer may be able to perceive ultraviolet light. I got a new theory about Rudolph's nose.

There's another new teaser trailer for "Muppets Legacy" (hee hee) and, as Tough Pigs demonstrates, it's basically incomprehensible if you managed to never see the teaser for "Hangover 2". I still don't know if I'm sold on New Guy Walter.

Speaking of teaser trailers. When I reviewed "Happy Feet" back when this blog was young, I said that nothing in the world could be as deeply surreal as the in-film sight of a cute little newly hatched baby Emperor Penguin singing "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash. Suffice it to say that in the new teaser for "Happy Feet Two: Penguin in the City", George Miller has outdone that scene. Twice.

Speaking of movies that may scar you for life, Pajiba has a terrific list with clips, and half the films on the list are wonderfully obscure.

And on the same subject, the very funny "How Did This Get Made?" podcast discussed the notorious super-long McDonald's commercial/"E.T." rip-off "Mac and Me", and tried to determine exactly what the message of the movie was supposed to be.

And yet more things that might scar a child for life! While we're stuck with the incredibly stupid "Hey we should sue ourselves for stealing our own taste" campaign, Bogleech showed us that the way they advertise Coke Zero in the UK is... different.

There's a nifty new website called Living Lines Library with a ton of animation production art to sift through.

If you needed proof that the well-loved and familiar American Robin has no {censored}s to give, the Urban Pantheist has found some.

So... this is what goes down during Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends. Holy cow the thing that happens at the 1:07 mark.

This is evidently concept art from "Dinosaurs vs. Aliens". It's almost exactly what I expected.

Disney is apparently planning to release "The Lion King" to theaters this autumn in 3D. While I do want to see "TLK" on the big screen again, I have no idea how that's going to look.

i09 shared this whimsical animated short.

I can't express how deeply disappointed I am to learn that we may indeed be getting a "Fantasia"-Style History of the Earth (tm) in "Tree of Life" (first the Earth forms, then suddenly there are dinosaurs, then they conveniently go extinct to make way for YAY HUMANS WOO!!!). However, all is not lost. We've got "The Voyage of Time" to look forward to now.

And there's a new teaser image from "Brave"! Woo-hoo!


Sketch of the Day! Another thing I need to bring to finish:

5.12.11 Sketchbook Page

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