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by EricJ
July 11th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 598
Views: 83599

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

So what’s a studio - and one like WB, who actually do seem to care at least a little about their catalog stuff - going to do? They’re going to want to get this out there, but there’s a limit on what they can spend. There’s a reason the Platinum Collections petered out, and that was due to low sales...
by EricJ
July 9th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 598
Views: 83599

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Supergirl, to me, feels more like it came from a decade earlier, with its new-agey tone and TV-movie style antics. As a diehard "Santa Claus: the Movie" defender, I'll never know WHY the Salkinds kept giving mid-80's directorial jobs to Hacks-R-Us director Jeannot Szwarc, best known for d...
by EricJ
July 8th, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?

Ben wrote:Would have been better, and made more sense, than Cars...


But Cars 2 would have been less insulting. (Than "Back in Action", that is.)
by EricJ
July 7th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?

Also kind of disappointing that Jam 2 didn’t tackle a different sport...they could have had a good run by having "rematches" on land, sea and in the air by way of different activities. Space Jam doesn’t have to exclusively be about basketball! Actually, when Brendan Fraser and Daffy Duck ...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

Sort of related, but with DisneyToons closing, does Disney have any TV animation studios left anymore? Sofia the First and DuckTales Redux are credited to "Disney Television Animation", which seems to provide much of the cable work. Think that was true of most of the Disney Afternoon, whi...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: The John Lasseter saga
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: The John Lasseter saga

I think one "issue" with Lasster's legacy is that the praise towards him has been so fawning, with many of the extras on the early Pixar releases (not to mention that documentary included on WALL-E's DVD) almost going as far as to say he's just like Walt Disney. That's hard for Disney to ...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: The John Lasseter saga
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: The John Lasseter saga

And there's a lot of speculation regarding Brenda Chapman being fired from Brave as well... The reasons why Chapman were fired are pretty obvious ("They're changing MY story! The empowering message I was sending to my daughter, and everyone's daughter!"), but let's just say it does shed s...
by EricJ
July 1st, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

I think it's very unlikely they're going for five episodes a week. TV budgets today simply don't allow for that to happen. I didn't say they were going for ANY episodes a week, at least not in this country. Sadly, strip syndication was killed off sometime in the early 00's by Cartoon Network, Nick,...
by EricJ
July 1st, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

My son and I watched the first couple eps on YouTube last night. Pretty good. Nice use of the characters. It has potential for sure. Looks like they're using the old fashioned 80's DuckTales/Rescue Rangers "Week-long 5-episode pilot" system, for markets where they still show cartoons on a...
by EricJ
June 28th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

There's a lot of complaint about "Why isn't Disney showing this in the US?", and I'm still clinging to the theory that Disney's saving this for a streaming exclusive, when (if?) they get that imitation-Netflix service of their own going. Which means they'll probably be following Netflix's ...
by EricJ
June 21st, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

I'll take this as a chance to say that Out of the Shadows was a lot more fun than it's often given credit for. It felt so much like the original cartoon. Or, at least, that it tried hard to be Like the Original Cartoon (harder than the first movie, at least), but, Bay being his easily subplot-distr...
by EricJ
June 15th, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Incredibles 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4113

Re: Incredibles 2

Part of the problem is the villain is not fleshed out very well so motivations are shallow and what they actually want in the end isn’t spelled out satisfactorily. ... Ohhh yah--Knowing Pixar's (and Lasseter-Disney's) style of creating villains, I sat there taking bets on which of the three most ob...
by EricJ
June 15th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!
Replies: 50
Views: 2553

Re: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!

The trailers for The BFG just left me puzzled. It was like a bundle of contradictions: sweet yet cold/detached, with the feel of having old-fashioned real sets while at the same time dominated by inferior CGI that doesn’t give any of the live-action scenes time to breathe. But like I said, that was...
by EricJ
June 14th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!
Replies: 50
Views: 2553

Re: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!

I don't know who you're angry at, but I'll settle for people finally going back and taking interested looks at "Adventures of Tintin", "Minority Report", "Bridge of Spies" and "The BFG".
by EricJ
June 9th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 49
Views: 4428

Re: Toy Story 4

Actually, I was referring to the kind of guys that made that non-feminist cut of The Last Jedi and can’t handle "their" Star Wars being anything but what they want it to be. (On a side note, do you honestly believe the complaints against Last Jedi were "feminist" ones?...Serious...