Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Movie Standee

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Looney Tunes at Yogurtland


In another food/animation crossover Yogurtland is offering new flavors based on Looney Tunes characters throughout the summer (July 8 thru September 15).


The press release at OCFoodies.com gives these details:

  • Yogurtland’s new Carrot Cake frozen yogurt blends real carrots, hand-selected spices and cream cheese frosting for a taste that will have fans saying, “What’s Up, Doc!” In honor of Bugs Bunny’s favorite snack, Yogurtland will be serving shredded carrots – the company’s first vegetable topping.
  • Inspired by Daffy Duck, Decadent Dark Chocolate Orange frozen yogurt blends premium cocoa with a light natural orange finish for a flavor that’s so decadent it’s “deth-picable!” Top it off with dark chocolate, orange-covered cranberries.
  • The best thing since the Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator according to Marvin the Martian, Kosmic Fruit Kaboom Sorbet is out-of-this-world delicious with pineapple, lime, banana and a secret ingredient – spinach. Need more Kaboom? Top if off with Pop Rocks for an added explosion of flavor. (59-cents per individual packet)
  • On the delicate side, Lemon Cream Cookie frozen yogurt is a tasty “tweat” even Tweety Bird would “twy.” Made with real cookies and lemon, this flavor will make “puddy tats” jealous.
  • Inspired by Road Runner, Cactus Berry Tart combines real cactus pear with Northwest Marion blackberries, blueberries, and red raspberries for a light tart taste guaranteed to cool down even the hottest day in the desert. “Beep! Beep!”
  • Taz would chew his way through anything to get to Yogurtland’s Devil’s Food Cake frozen yogurt. Top off this untamed chocolate deliciousness with shaved curls of dark chocolate that will leave taste buds swirling.

I've already had Kosmic Fruit Kaboom Sorbet and am looking forward to trying Cactus Berry Tart when it becomes available.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Live Action Jungle Book

This is almost the opposite of animation news but word at Variety (trademark bullies though they be) is that Disney will be producing a live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

[The] move to adapt "Jungle Book" comes as Disney is looking to expand its presence in India, considered by the company, along with China, to be one of the more active areas where it can best grow its family brand. Disney already owns a controlling stake in UTV Software Communications, one of Bollywood’s largest entertainment groups.

It also comes as Disney is looking to adapt more of its animated films into live action installments, with "Alice in Wonderland" and "Cinderella" also getting the bigscreen treatment.

If they wanted to get really artsy with this they'd have Siouxsie and the Banshees perform "Trust In Me:"

And Big Bad Voodoo Daddy perform "I Wanna Be Like You:"

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Let's see this end up on the Blu-Ray/DVD release. It wouldn't be the first time a fan-made video ended up on an official release. Very cool of Universal Studios playing along with this fan's script.

More Despicable Me 2 Bits:

Despicable Me's Minions Disguised As Twinkie Cupcakes

LDS screenwriters talk about their movie careers, 'Despicable Me 2':

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio are screenwriting partners, but they prefer to work independently. They divide up scenes before coming together to read pages to each other. “The goal is to make the other guy laugh,” Daurio said. For them, the arrangement works.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

More Mickey Mouse Shorts

The next three in the new line of fairly admirable Mickey shorts have been released and once again they have no credits at the end (somebody fix that please; UPDATE: the shorts are showing credits now at the end) but generally stupendous title cards and appealing backgrounds. I wonder if we'll start seeing some of these new shorts for Donald, Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale, Pluto, etc.