Jun 13 2011

Zombie Mel Blanc to Stutter from the Grave


What WAS up, anyway?

Looks like Warner Bros. plans to make some more of those CG shorts to show before their movies. While I take issue with the fact that they’re only playing in front of kids’ flicks instead of the more general films they played with in the Tunes’ heyday, I think this is pretty cool idea.

What’s doubly interesting, though, is that the shorts will take advantage of some old recordings of cartoon legend Mel Blanc to bring his voice back to some of the characters he originated. I’m on board, depending on how it’s handled. If we’re talking about a full-on Blanc performance cobbled together from songs and lines he recorded in the past, that’s great. But if it’s anything like that creepy hologram of Bob Hope from this year’s Oscars, where they used a sound-a-like to grab lines they didn’t have, I’m a lot less enthused.

Either way though, the man is an often unsung entertainment giant, and it’ll be great to see his name on the big screen where it belongs.

[via /Film]

Aug 5 2010

New Looney Tunes Leaks Online

Remember when Ryan told us all about the new Wile E. Coyote shorts that Warner Bros. plans to start placing in front of kids films?  Well, if you’re anything like me (and I assume you are, minus the raw sexiness), then you’d love to see a bit of it without having to pay to see Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Well, being that this is the internet and all, it was only a matter of time before somebody broke a bunch of copyright laws and posted a bit of it online.

I have to say: I’m loving it so far.