Monday, December 22, 2008

A FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US!!!

Well, tomorrow is Festivus (December 23rd). This year it falls on a Tuesday just like the actual episode.
I read an article yesterday that said more and more people are beginning to celebrate Festivus and have Festivus parties.

I find that unreal...I've always wanted to go to a Festivus party.

Festivus of course being the holiday that Frank Costanza invented in Seinfeld due to his frustration with Christmas.

How do you celebrate Festivus you ask?
Easy.

Step 1. Buy an aluminum pole instead of a tree. It requires no decoration. Tinsel is distracting.

Step 2. THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES: At the Festivus dinner, you gather your family and friends around the table and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you in the past year.
"I got a lotta problems with you people...and now youre gonna hear about em!!!"

Step 3. THE FEATS OF STRENGTH: Festivus isn't over until the head of the house hold is wrestled and pinned to the ground.

And there you have it. Mind you, when Kramer thinks a holiday is a little "out there"...you know you have something pretty messed up on your hands haha.

HAPPY FESTIVUS EVERYONE!



"Crouger! YOU COULDN'T SMOOTH A SILK SHEET IF YOU HAD A HOT DATE WITH A BABE--...I lost my train of thought..."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean


One of my favorite parts of Christmas are all the nostalgic Christmas Specials that air on TV.
So many greats that get me all sentimental and trigger memories of past Christmases from all though out my life.
Some of my favs include: The Grinch (the Chuck Jones version, not the crappy live action one)...the film "A Christmas Story"...the original Muppets Christmas...Charlie Brown...and the Mickey Mouse Christmas Carol.
BUT!
The ultimate Christmas special...in my opinion (as you can probably guess from the caricature above) is "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"
It's got such a good balance of comedy and Christmas.
You get to follow Mr. Bean through every stage of the season.
Mr. Bean playing with the nativity scene and all his crazy expressions while he's conducting the band...gets me every time.
And not to mention the turkey-on-the-head gag that EVERY other TV show ripped off after it initially aired.
(I'm lookin at YOU "Friends")
Rowan Atkinson...genius physical comedian...He's like the Charlie Chaplin of the 21st century.
anyways...What are YOUR fav Christmas specials?

Friday, December 5, 2008

YEAAAHHHHHH!!!!

I'm still obsessed with Jack Black in Tropic Thunder...











"Let's move!...We only have 16 hours til they wake up!"

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Patsy Pals Animatic

The semester's almost done and I'm pluggin away at The Patsy Pals...Thanks to everyone who's checked out the Animatic and given me some feed back.
I'm excited to get this thing done for April.

Tonight we had an awesome guest lecture by Animation Director, Bob Jaques.
I've been extremely fortunate to meet a bunch of animators like him that I admire.
It's great to hear how they think and I've learned a lot from all of them.
So thanks to Bob for taking the time to speak to us.

Not to mention it's inspiring...which reminds me...I should probably get back to work on the film.