Sunday, September 21, 2008

Toonami Finale

Last night, I watched most of the Toonami block. I didn't want to miss a second of it. Toonami was a great and amazing block. Even though it died, it had a great run. It lasted way longer than most shows and blocks do. 11 years is a pretty long time. They went through several hosts (I started watching Toonami around the time of TOM2). I must have been the only one who actually liked TOM4 a bit. He was the perfect version of TOM to close the Toonami block. "So, until we meet again, stay gold..." A perfect end to such a perfect block.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

More Random Animation News

"Secret Saturdays" and "Clone Wars" Start This October

On October 3rd, both The Secret Saturdays and Star Wars: The Clone Wars have their premieres on Cartoon Network. At 8pm, get ready to see the amazing hour-long premiere ("The Kur Stone") of The Secret Saturdays, the first ever animated series about cryptids. From the mind of Jay Stephens, 26 episodes have been produced so far at Porchlight Entertainment. And at 9pm, get ready to go to a place far, far away, with two back-to-back episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (produced at Lucasfilm Animation). And lucky for you, I have the episode synopsis for both of them:
9:00 p.m. “AMBUSH”: Jedi Master Yoda is on a secret mission to forge a treaty with the King of the strategic system of Toydaria when his ship is ambushed by Count Dooku. Yoda and three clone troopers must face off against Count Dooku’s dreaded assassin Ventress and her massive droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect the king and his people from the forces of the war. 

9:30 p.m. “RISING MALEVOLENCE”: Creating panic throughout the galaxy, a devastating Separatist mystery weapon terrorizes the clone Starfleet. Anakin and Ahsoka race to save Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers in time.
22 episodes have been produced for the first season, and reruns will be airing on TNT. The name of the new Friday night action block is still unknown, but the tagline is "YOU. ARE. HERE."

Tonight, between 10:30pm and 11:00pm (Samurai Jack's time-slot), there will be a very important announcement that  involves Toonami.  What could it be: a Toonami channel? Extended block? New shows? No real info on whether the news is good or bad, but I really recommend you watch Toonami tonight for it. EDIT: The announcement is about the death of the Toonami block. 1997-2008: R.I.P. Toonami

Nickelodeon's newest hit animated series, The Mighty B!, has just been picked up for a 20-episode second season. The series is about a 9 and 3/4 year old Honeybee scout who aims to collect every single badge there is in order to become a superhero called The Mighty B. The series premiered on April 26th and has since become one of the channel's top rated series. Created by Amy Poehler (of SNL fame), Cynthia True (former FOP writer), and Erik Weise (former Spongebob writer and storyboarder).

On January 20th, 2009, Warner Home Video and Cartoon Network will release The Complete Powerpuff Girls Anniversary Collector’s Set to celebrate the show's 10 year anniversary. The six-DVD boxed set includes all 78 episodes of the series (including the never-aired in the US series finale) and new bonus features such as a documentary on show creator Craig McCracken, commentaries, a music video and more. In addition to this, there will be an all-day marathon paying tribute to the series, ending with the TV premiere of a brand new PPG special from McCracken himself.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

George Pipes and Bone (unrelated characters)

Yeah, it's another artwork post. That's pretty much all you guys will be getting for the rest of the month. In fact, I plan to make these posts daily. I may not be able to do the follow-up reviews. But don't worry, I'll go back to my Cartoon Reviews next month, and you can expect more Animation News by the end of the week. So for now, enjoy these posts. And just so you guys know, these characters have nothing to do with each other.

Okay I made this character way back in 8th grade, a few weeks before summer vacation. He was just a little scribble that I ended up liking a lot. In the beginning, he was just a character I liked drawing. A useless guy to draw when bored. But then I came up with a bunch of ideas for him. A run-of-the-mill guy in a a crazy town, a plumber battling monsters in the sewers, the list goes on. I still don't really know what to do with him, but all I know is that he's a plumber in an Anywhere, U.S.A town...

Picture A is a drawing of the guy as he looks normally. He's pretty calm most of the time, taking all of life problems and troubles with ease. Of course sometimes he goes crazy or insane, as seen in Picture B, and has no clue what to do in the face of extreme danger. In fact, I'm starting to like the "plumber who fights sewer monsters" idea now. It has this certain...tinge to it. It just seems to make sense for the character. Picture C is just George staring at something, somewhat confused. Probably confused by some weird painting done by a neighbor a local art show. Picture D is just George smiling. Like the drawings I made yesterday, the ones in pencil are just roughs that I did, and the ones outlined in pen are the ones I really liked.

Yes, I realize that there is a comic book character with the name of Bone, but I just came up with the name, and it seemed to fit this character. This character started as a bedtime character a few days ago, in that I first created him when I was in bed and drawing. And in case you couldn't notice, he's actually a dog. No joke. He just feels like a dog to me.

Picture A is Bone half-heartedly reaching his hand out to someone and telling him/her his name. Picture B is Bone being either shocked or surprised by something...I just don't really know what. You see, because I created this character such a short time ago, I never really had time to truly develop the character yet. Picture C has Bone smiling, being very happy, while in contrast, Picture D has Bone angry with a frown. The picture in pencil (Picture 1) was my first attempt at actually drawing Bone from the front. Pictures 2 and 3 were just drawn to take up space. That's all for today! 

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Johnny Labrat

This is my newest character, Johnny Labrat. Picture A is actually a 'copy' of the first drawing I ever did of him. I first drew him in Honors Biology yesterday. And an idea I came up for the guy yesterday during the same class was that maybe he was the often used test subject of some crazy mad scientist, and he was about to be subject to another experiment. Thus came the name Johnny Labrat.  Smiley 
Picture B is one I made today, and it was the outcome of one of the experiments...a lot of his hair falling out. Picture C is another drawing I made of him today, which was the outcome of a different experiment: making Johnny smile. I decided, that like Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny should almost never smile. And if he does...well, the results aren't too pretty.  Sneaky 
The pictures in pencil are some roughs I made of him today, and the pen drawings are basically roughs that I decided I really liked. And, since I'm scared of people taking my characters, I decided that I should copyright it.  Yes

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