Sunday, September 9, 2012

Link roundup

1. There's still hope for PigGoatBananaMantis!:

It's a cartoon based on these comics that Dave Cooper and I did for Nickelodeon magazine. Dave pitched the idea to Nickelodeon. They liked the idea, so they helped us make this little teaser trailer cartoon. They really liked the way it turned out and wanted to go on to the next step and develop a pilot. We wrote and storyboarded a pilot episode which they didn't like so they wound up passing on the whole thing. Fast forward a few months later and animator Nick Cross posted the original cartoon on his site where it got a really positive response. I think this made Nickelodeon rethink their decision and they decided to revive the project. So now we are going back into development to try and make it work.
(Now we just have to revive The Modifyers.) Via.

2. New Laika contest:
Create your own character from Norman's world that wasn't featured in the movie. It could be a ghost, missing zombie, or terrified Bilthe Hollow resident - any character that didn't make the final cut.

Submit each piece with a brief explanation of the character, and why he/she/it wasn't included in the film.
3. Umm, you know that urban legend about organ harvesting in Eastern Europe...

4. Bloomberg:
The money-losing U.S. Postal Service guessed that TV cartoon character Homer Simpson and his family were twice as popular as Elvis Presley when it came to sales of commemorative stamps.

As Homer would say, “D’oh!” In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps and sold 318 million.
*Buy Simpsons toys at eBay.