This board was drawn by Pete Browngardt, creator of Uncle Grandpa! (Note the extremely sarcastic use of the word “hilarious” in scene 133.)
While I haven’t SEEN the LEGO movie as such, I was immediately drawn to the Benny’s Spaceship set at Toy Fair in New York. I saw a table with what looked like a classic space set - we don’t get many of those.
More Toy Fair coverage here: http://www.16bit.com/toyfair2014-lego-movie.asp
What’s interesting for me as an Old Fart is that the figure has fake signs of aging - my childhood Lego helmets are basically perfect, but the one in this set has a faux crack under the chin. He also has a crazed face. I have to say, I’m delighted to see vintage toys get a role in the movies.
Did you guys know that carrots are actually bad for rabbits? They’re too high in sugar and can lead to tooth decay and other serious health defects in our furry little friends. So why did Bugs Bunny eat them all the time? Because of Clark Gable, that’s why.
The reference might not seem so obvious to us know, but when Bugs first appeared in theaters over seventy years ago the audience immediately understood that when Bugs ate a carrot and talked with his mouth full; he was parodying Clark Cable in Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934).
It turns out that, according to Friz Freleng’s unpublished memoirs, that It Happened One Night was one the animators favorite films and that at least three characteristics of Bugs Bunny are based on the film. Besides Clark Gable inspiring Bugs’ carrot addiction; his personality was based on Oscar Shapely, a minor character in the film who consistently referred to Gable as Doc. Not only that, the famous Rabbit was named after Bugs Dooley; an imaginary character mentioned in the film.
Sure, It Happened One Night is considered to be one the best romantic comedies of all time, and it might have been directed by Frank Capra, who’s arguably the greatest American film director ever; but this might be one of those rare cases where the parody has outlived the original reference.
Hmm, something doesn’t add up here. I’m not trying to discredit this, but from what I understand:
-The “What’s up Doc” line came from Tex Avery. Apparently at Avery’s old high school in Texas, people used to call each other Doc all the time.
-The name “Bugs Bunny” is supposedly based on one of the directors, Ben “Bugs” Hardaway. Hardaway directed the 1939 cartoon “Hare-Um Scare-Um”, which featured an early version of Bugs, before he had a name. The character’s model sheet was done up by animator Charlie Thorson, who in lieu of a name wrote “Bugs’ Bunny”, and the name just stuck.
-Moreover, what’s even stranger is that Friz Freleng wasn’t actually working at WB at the time of Bugs Bunny’s creation. He had gone to work at MGM for three years, during which the initial proto-Bugs cartoons were being produced. He didn’t return until late 1939, when production on the first “official” Bugs short, “Hare Trouble”, was surely being produced in preparation for it’s July 1940 release.
Clampett, Jones, and Freleng all confirm the carrot eating came from Clark Gable, but everything else seems questionable to me. Perhaps Freleng is right and all the other stories are lies, there is a lot of contention as to who really created Bugs Bunny and who came up with all his distinct characteristics. We may never know the full story.
Avengers Assemble 1x17 - Savages [x]
I WAS ALL SET TO BE MAD THAT THEY WERE MAKING THOR A BIG, DESTRUCTIVE, DUMB IDIOT.
HE’S JUST AN OBNOXIOUS DICK WHO THINKS IT’S FUNNY TO CALL LIGHTNING IN THROUGH THE WINDOW TO MAKE POPCORN AND TOTALLY WRECK ALL OF TONY’S SHIT.
AND THE HULK SUGGESTING THINGS TO DO NEXT. I LOST MY FUCKING SHIT AND I’M NOT SURE I’M EVER GETTING IT BACK NOW.
WHAT A COUPLE OF ASSSHOLES. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
LET IT GOES
LET IT GOES
TURNS AWAY AND FUCKS THEM HOES
Stu Snyder, p resident and chief operating officer of Time Warner ‘s Turner Animation unit, is exiting.
The guy that brought the world CN Real. Made Adult Swim not care for anime. The guy that ended the original run of Toonami. That guy is leaving Cartoon Network as the head of the network.
Stuart Snyder is leaving Cartoon Network at the end of March 2014.
Let this day be know as his last few days.
I fear someone worse may take over