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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Concrete Jungle: The Series Tweetable Logline: "Concrete Jungle" is an animated comedy about humans and animals coexisting in New York City Elevator Pitch: "Concrete Jungle" is an animated comedy about humans and animals coexisting in New York City. The series follows two roommates, a dog named Frank (John Dimaggio) and a human named Jack (Steven Cartoccio) as they navigate the big city. Production Team: Written, directed, animated and edited by Steven Cartoccio. About the Film: "Concrete Jungle" started out as my stop-motion thesis film for the School of Visual Arts back in 2010. The short was a series of vignettes that upon graduation I turned into a pilot episode. »
The Pendleton Ward-created cartoon, which is currently airing its sixth season and has been renewed for a seventh, centers on the adventures of a human boy named Finn and his best friend dog Jake, who fight to protect their beloved Land of Ooo from the villainous Ice King, who is usually searching for his coveted Princess Bubblegum.
Chris McKay, who exec-produced The Lego Movie and has been tapped to direct The Lego Batman Movie, and Roy Lee, who produced The Lego Movie and is producing McKay’s Batman feature, are teaming to produce the adaptation. Cartoon Network Studios will be involved, as will Ward, who is expected to write and produce the feature.
- Isaac Feldberg
Debuting in 2010, Adveture Time has become one of the weirdest, subservise, and downright entertaining cartoons in recent memory, developing a huge fan base among teenagers and adults, as well as it's target kid audience. Following teenager Finn and his magical talking dog Jake (voiced by veteran John Dimaggio, better known as Bender from Futurama) as they get into numerous, utterly barmy adventures in the magical Land of Ooo (actually a post apocalyptic earth ravaged by nuclear war, just one of the many details of the shows hidden, dark mythology), it has become a ratings hit for Cartoon Network, and has seen a number of high profile celebrities lend their vocals, including Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Hamil, Ron Perlman, George Takei, Matthew Broderick, and Andy Samberg. Now Adventure Time will be coming to the big screen with Warner Bros. charging The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and the upcoming Lego Batman »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Let’s just get this out of the way now: Amongst we ComicMixers, the esteemed (and far prettier) Emily S. Whitten is a bigger and better fan of voice actors than I shall ever be. With that being said… aren’t voice actors amazing?
You see, in between bouts of crippling sinusitis and binge-watching Breaking Bad like I was addicted to meth, I opted to catch John Dimaggio’s documentary I Know That Voice. A fantastic little flick dedicated in celebration of a continually (mostly) unsung hero of the animated world: the voice performer. With interviews from some – if not most – of the current tribe of working actors and actresses who lend their larynx to the cartoons of the day, I simply must recommend watching it yourself soon if you haven’t already.
But that recommendation is not my singular premise of the week, kiddos. For you see, it was »
- Marc Alan Fishman
4 items from 2015
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