"Yo Yogi bear" cartoon.
(Users Browsing this Thread: )
I wonder if this will be a US-only thing or if it will be shown at movie theaters in other countries as well.
Last edited by CousinMerl; 05-22-2012 at 01:43 PM.
Milking the classic era again: it is set in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.
But, it does sounds pretty good.
Originally Posted by David Mirkin, 1995
I like that there's going to be an Ayn Rand reference before a movie whose target audience is 7 year olds
Ice Age 4 is already in theaters here in Spain and I watched it mostly because of the short.
It's actually pretty good. It's fun, clever and sweet. It makes you laugh all around and at the same time you feel symphathy for Maggie. It also manages to appeal to both kids and adults by capturing the naivety of the children characters and still keeping some of the edge the show has.
But probably the most innovative thing about it is that it's totally a silent film. We kind of knew that but I couldn't help but thinking they were going to add some dialogue at the start or the end. I also thought they wouldn't resist to add Homer or Bart there. But not, this is only about Maggie, with a little role for Marge, but she doesn't say a word either. I mean, they can't even make a silent Itchy and Scratchy cartoon these days and they failed to do Simpstasia except for that decent segment in the Christmas episode that actually had songs with lyrics and dialogue in it. But they managed to do this without any dialogue at all and it works great.
Oh, and it looks fantastic in 3D. In fact it uses the 3D much better than the Ice Age movie.
About my only flaw is that the animation looks pretty much like The Simpsons Movie. Not bad, but it is still a little stiff when you compare it to season five or something like that. I think they could use a little more squash and stretch in this animation for theaters. It should look a little more like the Do The Bartman videoclip or even the Tracey Ullman shows. There is a moment that shows really good 'acting' from Maggie, though. She deserves an Academy Award for her performance .
I really wouldn't mind to see more of these shorts. It has a simplicity that really provides some charm the show is missing these days. I would give it a B+
My Simpsons homage!
so it's not CGI?
Nope. I don't know how they made it (I think David Silverman said he used After Effects at some point) but the look is 2D and pretty simmilar to The Simpsons Movie. And I happen to like the 3D effect in 2D animation more than I do in most CGI movies, you notice the different layers a little bit more.
Super short trailer showing off the.... er, short:
Looks very cool.
Last edited by Captain Squid; 07-03-2012 at 08:41 AM.
UP AND ATOM!
Luckily I have a 7 year old sister so I have an excuse to go and see it
No, money down
Come to Uncle Moe's for family fun
I'll just wait for it to hit YouTube, that's what i did for all the new Looney Tunes shorts so far, instead of seeing the terrible movies they were attached to.
I'm just saying I'd enjoy the animation to be closer to THOH V, the Do The Bartman video, the Raven segment in THOH 1 or even the Tracey Ullman shorts, more squash and stretch. It would feel more like a 'classic' cartoon to me.
Yeah, from those very brief clips the animation doesn't look great. I also don't like 2D animation in 3D much, it always looks like a bunch of flat drawings on layers. It's supposed to add depth, but flattens the art.
Silverman was definitely toned down during the Simpsons Movie production. Some of the early animation I've seen that didn't make it in was far more fluid. An alternate take of Homer combing Plopper's hair comes to mind. It was pretty bad & cheap in the movie, but a previous version was very smooth, exaggerated and funny. They took an inbetween from that scene and put it on a poster, but the key was much more extreme than this:
David is a genius of cartoons and animation, so I wish they'd just let him do his thing more often. Though I guess there was very little time to put this short together aswell. I'll go check it out when I get the chance, since I have an unlimited cinema pass anyway, to catch the few golden Silverman nuggets.
500 episodes, about 200 good ones.
Thank god! I thought it was going look like those Roadrunner shorts in that new Looney Tunes show.
Everybody's a jerk. You, me, this jerk. That's my philosophy.
That shit looks pretty amazing; I do wish it would be stylized like those initial promos shown but I'm really glad they didn't go the cheap route, though I'm irked by the security scanners...
The Falcon and the D'ohman (4.5/10) Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (4.0/10) Treehouse of Horror XXII (1.0/10) Replacable You (3.5/10) The Food Wife (4.0/10) The Book Job (8.0/10) The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (4.0/10) The Ten-Per-Cent Solution (4.5/10) Holidays of Future Passed (8.5/10) Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson (3.5/10) The D'oh-cial Network (2.5/10) Moe Goes From Rags to Riches (1.5/10) The Daughter Also Rises (5.0/10) At Long Last Leave (2.5/10) Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart (1.0/10) How I Wet Your Mother (4.0/10) Them, Robot (3.0/10) Beware My Cheating Bart (5.0/10) A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again (3.0/10) The Spy Who Learned Me (3.5/10) Ned 'N' Edna's Blend (5.5/10) Lisa Goes Gaga (1.0/10)
Also I think it encouraged Silverman to use deeper and more original shots, which is always good even if it wasn't in 3D. It had the opposite effect -a possitive effect instead of a negative one- that it had in those 3D CGI Road Runner and Tweety and Sylvester shorts that aired in theaters. They were well animated and had good timing but I felt that those abused of close ups and the big faces of the characters coming closer to you look ugly and cheap (especially in the T&S short) when you're not watching them in 3D. In the Maggie short they went for deep shots, but nothing so cheap, and in result they used interesting shots whether you watch it in 3D or not.
I agree with you on everything else and what you said about the early sketches in the movie was interesting to read.
Last edited by Cartoonnetwork; 07-04-2012 at 06:09 AM.
I would love to see this short but I just don't wanna see Ice Age 4.
I wouldn't say Ice Age 4 was brilliant in any way, but I find it watchable. Like every other one in this saga it has some funny moments and some dull ones. You forget about it once you leave the theater but it's not boring and it provides some laughs. If they had put this short before Alvin and The Chipmunks or another film of that kind I'd have never watched it in theaters.
Just watched it, that was pretty good and better than Ice Age 4.
I am in agreement with both SNES Chalmers and Smooth Criminal 1990...I do not want to See Ice Age 4 so I hafta wait for someone to post it on Youtube.
The truth that Was very good, very beautiful end.
Sorry for my english, i use the translator
Yeah I want to see it too.
I'd rather see it on the silver screen than see it back to youtube. There's a some sort of value to seeing a decent film in the theatre.
Shame I don't want to see ice age either.
I'm formal. But I'm here to party.
Yeah, I'll stick to the YouTube version.
Ice Age wasn't bad but if there's 4 movies than it's all about the money than quality now!
From all the reviews I heard or read...'The Longest Daycare' got better raves than 'Ice Age 4!'
I'm really tempted to go see it in theatres. There's a 9.15 pm showing at my local theatre but it seems like the kind of stuff they would cut for reasons that I don't know (probably so I feel ripped off and left seeing a kids film). I would leave right after anyway..
It seems there's a french version (I mean.. Every film shown in Quebec goes through a legal procedure to be rated and shown...) so there's a good chance it's still shown here in Quebec..
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)