Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cartoon Review! - Interview with Scotty "SMH"

New interview today. With some guy named Scott, also known as SMH. Those are probably his initials. Anyway, he makes comics, so here's the interview:
Me: So what's your name?

Scotty: SMH

Me: So can you tell us about your comics?

Scotty: It doesn't have many fans. And there isn't many jokes, it's mostly about life.

Me: So what are your comics about?

Scotty: EL oop doesn't really have a plot, it's just random things. And the Paperboy is about a boy who has to go into cartoons, anime, and games to deliver the paper.

Me: Where did you get the idea for EL oop?

Scotty: Well my sister was doing a play of High School Musical in Indiana, so I drew while we go there and drew EL oop. I had been looking for a web comic for some time, so I used him.

Me: And Paperboy?

Scotty: Well the Paperboy was something that I misread. A long time ago Fizzlo was telling me about Fizzlo, Cheeko , and The Pepperboy. And lately I thought that the paperboy should live.

Me: How old are you? And when did you get into web comics?

Scotty: I'm now 12. And I go to the forum and like every one there and there mom has a web comic so I tried it and loved it

Me: So your mom has a web comic? Cool, so what are your dreams for the future of EL oop?

Scotty: No that was an expression. My dreams for EL oop are... Well I want to be a writer and either get EL oop a movie or a kids TV show.

Me: And Paperboy?

Scotty: I don't have much of a dream besides getting a live movie (as in real people)

Me: Okay, so any final words to the people on the web?

Scotty: Not many but thanks for having me here..... kinda. Well I'm going to go figure out what they're saying on this Bye every peoples

Me: Okay, that's it.

Scotty: Okay thanks

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Super Post #1

Whoo! I am running my own newspaper...well, technically, not. The first issue won't be up until New Years' Day. Let me explain. I am a member of the a Chowder fan site: Chowder Zone. A few days ago, I put up a joke about me making a site news paper called the Chowder Zone Times. What I didn't expect was that Tyler K. would actually like the idea. Now the train tracks are set and production on the paper is starting. So far there are several people working with me, including Tyler, who is only going to stay on for 8 to 10 issues. So I'm learning the how to layout the site from him. Currently, I am still looking for people to work on the newspaper, but I think there are enough to keep the website going. Here are the people that are working on it:
  • Quinton B.

  • Robert F. (Creator of Fizzlo, which is going live on Saturday)

  • Dru S.

  • Johnny

  • Scotty

  • Jmill

  • Tyler K. (temporally due to making comics)

Here's a basic summary that I made for Tyler:

"The Chowder Zone Times is the first ever Chowder related newspaper. It has many sections towards it. There is an Episode Review section where the recapists have recaps and reviews on episodes. There will be stories about what is going on with the production of the show and the cast and crew. Photographers get pictures and srceenshots of Chowder stuff. Fan art and Fan fiction is self-explanatory. There will be a page showing who works on the paper. All of this is sent to me, who edits it and then sends it to RELYT1992 who edits some more and lays it out on the newspaper. This is a bi-weekly newspaper."

---Chownini, Editor-in-Chief and Creator of the CZ Times

And that's all for the CZ Times until next time...oh, and here's what the pages will look like this:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------One of my songs are below. It was for a Fizzlo webtoon. Oh yeah, I work on Fizzlo as a Songwriter now. I will post the song that helped me get the job later. :)

It's the time for holiday cheer,

Let us join hands in merry carolllling,

for we sing joy and for we sing,

This is the greatest Christmas of all,

Merry, merry Christmas.

And a Happy New Year.,

we sing lalalalaroo!

Presents and family,

holiday cheer...*drip**drip*

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cartoon Review - Ben 10: Race Against Time

This is the second edition of Cartoon Reviews. Every week I will post a review of a new cartoon I watched recently. And this weeks is the live action movie of Ben 10, Ben 10: Race Against Time!
Name: Ben 10: Race Against Time

Director: Alex Winter

Running Time: 91 minutes

Network: Cartoon Network

Rating: B-

Premiere Date: November 21, 2007

This movie was surprisingly good from what I can tell. I may have missed the premiere, but I saw the movie later on Friday. But I did miss the first 30 minutes. Oh well, the recap makes up for that. Anyway, it is an awesome movie. For those who don't know, this movie tells about when the characters go back to their hometown of Bellwood after the long summer road trip. Soon, they are faced with a new adventure when Eon, an alien with the power to control time comes to use Ben and the Omnitrix to "turn on" the Hands of Armageddon, a device that can act as a portal to bring Eon's people to Earth and conquer it.

The movie was fairly good, with okay special effects and acting. The plot and story structure was actually pretty good. The production in making this movie was pretty cool too. It may have only had four of Ben's aliens but when in three episodes combined has Ben ever used all of his aliens. And don't count the season 2 finale because that was without the normal conditions. Winter ac achieved his dream of making the movie more cinematic than cartoony. The CG effects were good, with the exception of Wildmutt, which could have been done better.

The script was written by Mitch Watson, a guy I didn't know who existed until today. Of course, from what I told you, Alex Winter's produced and directed it. Internet Movie Database users rated the movie 4.6/10 as of today, and users rated it 7.5/10. So basically, it depends on your tastes. Some people are really hoping this movie gets on DVD before Christmas.

So overall, this movie was pretty nice. This movie may help people soften up to there being live-action stuff on Cartoon Network. Well, may be live-action movies, but not television shows. Oh well, till next time.
EDIT: Was changed to B-. Forgot about the werid British alien guy.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Speck Project

I have created a new cartoon character during lunch days ago. His name? Speck. Why? Because he is short for his age as a dragon. He lives on a planet opposite to that of Earth. On this alternate Earth, called Cryptid, all mythical beasts and cryptids, and extraterrestrial creatures live on harmony on this planet. And there is a secret hidden from most of these creatures...powerful humans that seek to destroy their world are hiding among them. The person who must keep their existence secret and also stop them from accomplishing their task is the Zastarin, a dragon would has strange marking on his/her body and has the seal of Zastarin on their back. One is found every 100 years, and Speck is the newest one. Here is his picture (did this one in paint so it's bad).Anyway, I did this picture before I added other features to him, but let me talk about Speck first. Speck is 12 1/2 years old and lives in the Crescent March, just outside Webtionzie Town. He discovered his purpose at age two, and to conceal his identity, he wears a cloak, mask, and gloves that cover his entire body expect his eyes, light growth horn, his back horns, wings, and tail. Unlike most dragons, who usually have two powers at the most, Speck has 15 powers. The ones he uses the most are Fire and Water, so most will think he's a normal dragon. Only his friends and family know what he looks like under his clothing. He has an IQ of 126 and attends St. Storsjöodjuret Middle School. He has a white patch around his left eye and his eye color is a gray-red.
This is a picture I made of his sister during Social Studies class. Her name is Pebble and she is 7 years old. She was some of the Zastarin spirit in her since she can sometimes use other power than her own and can breathe in space like her brother, but for a shorter time. She is 3 feet tall and has two tails that helps her focus her powers. She has one horn at the back of her head like all female dragons and retractable arms. She has an IQ of 110, which is high for someone of her age. Her hair is light brown and her scales was aqua. She attends Tun D. Erbird Elementary School. She usually wears a pink dress with a picture of a flower on it.

This is a drawing I made in Social Studies along with Pebble. His name is Stone and is Pebble's and Speck's villainous older brother. He hated Speck with all his heart and seeks to destroy him. He actually is working with the evil humans who hopes to destroy the planet, with his job being to destroy his brother. If he doesn't do it within two ears, then he's going to be the first dragon they kill. I forgot to draw his wings, and he also needs a tail. He does not have any horns or spikes. In those places are simply hair. He dropped out of Man Eater Tre High when he was 13. He hates all his follow Cryptidians, and wants them all destroyed.

That is all for now, I will try to do another Cartoon Review! tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

30 People

30 people have viewed my blog in the past 5 days and I just want to say...thank you! I feels nice to know that people are reading. Oh, and I am kinds in trouble for getting a bad report card:

80 - English, Social Studies, Science

85 - Mathematics

70 - Spanish

This got me whooped on the buttock! Anyway, I will try to post something real later.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cartoon Review! - Interview With Mr. Fizzlo

Hello, and welcome to a weekday edition of Cartoon Review! In this one, I have finally gotten my first interview. The person...Robert Fagan! Director and Creator of Fizzlo, an animated web toon that is to air on on December 1st. You can talk to Robert on the website forums. For those who don't know, Fizzlo is a show about a duckish-alien thing from some far off planet and his friends, enemies, and other such things. But Rob can explain it better. Anyway, on to the interview!
Me: Okay, so what is your name?
Robert: My name is Robert F.

Me: OK, so where did the idea for Fizzlo come from?

Robert: I always doodled in Math class when my teacher wasn't looking, then I drew Fizzlo, I liked the drawing a lot so I showed my friends. They liked it too. One of my friends said it should be a Pokemon named "Gorbird". I just started animating, so I decided to make a cartoon on the Internet.

Me: So exactly how old are you? And so Fizzlo was always his name?

Robert: I'm 11. and Fizzlo was first called Lord Dinky Pasan Pan and looked like this:

Me: So Fizzlo has come a long way I see. So where did the other characters come in?

Robert: All my other characters were characters from my old comic books I made when I was 6.

Me: How did you figure out the voices for the characters?

Robert: My friend made up what most of what my characters sound like.

Me: And who voices who?

Robert: I voice Fizzlo, Fudge, Clennis, Dennis, Plop, Gylo, Chubi, and Gurgle (Mostly everyone). My little brother voices Quack. My little sister voices Cooky, Mushie, Mooshie, and Mishie. My friend, Anthony voices Darklo, and some background characters.

Me: So what is your dream for the future of Fizzlo?

Robert: When I grow up, I want to become a cartoonist and make Fizzlo a children's show on T.V.

Me: And what will be your backup plan? If cartoons will be too hard for you to get a job in. Living in New York, it would be hard, so would you move to Burbank?

Robert: Ha ha, I live in New York now, just not in the city. My back-up plan would be to continue making cartoons on the Internet.

Me: I know, you live on Long Island. I live in The Bronx, and Manhattan is where a real animation studio (Curious Pictures) is. Okay, any final words to the people on the web?

Robert: No, not really.

Me: Okay, that is all. So thanks for letting me interview you. :)

Robert: OK, see ya'!


I am currently processing a request for an interview with the creator of the web cartoon, Fizzlo. For those who don't know, I am Chownini on Chowder Zone, and [insert name of the month here] Nazedd on Ed, Edd n Eddy fan sites. Here's hoping that I am able to get an interview with the mastermind. :) Here is a picture of Fizzlo of course. And below is a link to the theme song (sadly its mute, since I discovered about this just when the site went down for the next few weeks.

EDIT: I got the interview and the theme song here has been scrapped for a new one. And it turns out the site is up and running unlike last night. The picture I put up was old too, so I put up the new one.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cartoon Reviews - Chowder

This is the first edition of Cartoon Reviews. Every few weeks I will post a review of a new cartoon I watched recently. And this weeks is Chowder!
Name: Chowder

Creator: C.H. Greenblatt

Running Time: 22 minutes

Network: Cartoon Network

Rating: A-

Premiere Date: November 2, 2007

Chowder is a surprisingly good cartoon from what I can tell. From the premiere episode, I could tell this would be an awesome show that will help Cartoon Network back to its former glory! For those who don't know, Chowder is a cartoon about a cat/bear/rabbit thingy named Chowder who wants to be a chef. Although his hunger can be confused as the main cause of comedy, don't be fooled...okay, it is the funniest.

But the way it is written (or rather drawn) is the way the laughs are made. For you see, Chowder is a premise show, meaning that they take a premise for an episode (the people who make this are shown at the beginning of each episode as the people who wrote the story). It is then giving to the storyboard artists to write up the rest. This is a six week process from what I know. This is how some lines like "Chowder's dead." and "Hey, ugly!" are born.

The show is hand-drawn and some parts in an episode is done with puppets or claymation. This makes this show very original and greatly loved. This show has gotten many good reviews from many animation websites and newspapers. It has a fan site already and tons of fans. It ranked as the top 2007 telecast this year according to Toonzone. This brings fans (like me) hope for a second season of Chowdery goodness. :)

The colorful backgrounds are a work of art that deserve to be put up in a museum. The architectural design of buildings and such should be appreciated greatly. The songs are so very catchy and livey. The theme song and "Everyone's Got a Song Inside" are amazing works written by Greenblatt himself. If CN had a bit more shows as great as this one, then the channel would be saved from utter destruction.

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