Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
by LT. Mariachi at deviantart
My blog isn't just about things to do in LA, but places in LA and what I enjoy and than I try to tie it into this blog. Adventure Time! watch it above, is a new showing coming to Cartoon Network. It was basically forever on a waiting list to get made.It's creator Pendleton Ward had worked on the short over three years ago. The funny thing is it aired on Nickeledeon and Nick probably had the option to buy it, but didn't. Big mistake Nickeledeon. Adventure Time is one of the most original and insane cartoons out there. It's simply crazy fun. It blows other cartoons away with just it's style. Anyway like I said watch it above to get a taste for it and than watch it on Cartoon Network. Now I bring up Adventure Time for five reasons.
1. Nickeledeon could have picked it up easily.
It's amazing they didn't. Nickeldon is also amazing on how it likes to waste its money. Nickeledeon set up a program with Frederator studios to create animated shorts to show. Frederator is a animation studio, best known for creating Fairly Oddparents. Out of the shorts if one gets popularity they become a real show. That how shows like The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Kids Next Door and Megas XLR were put on Cartoon Network. Now what happened was and this is amazing they had all theses shorts finished and ready for about 2-3 years and never released the damn show. Now all the shorts were finished and they no legal problem , so it was just Nick being stupid. When you have a finished product in the entertainment industry and I know this stuff because I live in LA you put it out their even if it's crap to make a profit. The shorts weren't crap by the way. You might wait until there isn't any competition like if a big movie comes out one weekend and the movie your studio made is crap you'd wait a week or two until releasing yours. Three years though that's amazing.
2. Cartoon Network got the show.
Whats cool about that is Pendelton Ward worked on other animated shows over the last three years and one of them was the Misadventures of Flapjack for Cartoon Network. So he probably just got a meeting with some executives, because he was already working their, and showed them he's short and sold the show.
3. Cartoon Network Studios and Nickeldeon Studios are both in Burbank.
Less than three minutes from each other. Something to do in LA is visit these animation studios, well if you can get in. Google them and call if they have tours. Anyway their both very close to each other as LA is called the animation Mecca of the world. The both look really cool on the outside as seen below and if you live in LA you pass them all the time. Animator constantly switch camps so probably have been to both.
last one is wb animation studios also in burbank
4. Adventure Time blog
Adventure time has had it's own blog since the inception of the show. Showing how they come up with ideas for it and draw scenes and come up with characters. It's amazing to see how every part slowly comes together. http://adventuretime.tumblr.com/
5. Great Fan service.
No, not boobs, but they way they treat fans. On the blog just mentioned they show off big fans who sent in pictures of themselves in Adventure Time hates they made. As I am a fan they actually sent me something pretty f-ing cool.
It started out with me sending a self-addressed enveloped within this envelope that I doodled on to get Pendleton Ward's attention.
Inside the envelope I sent this fake DVD of Adventure Time! I made.
I made it using a bunch of deviant artist work, plus work from the Adventure Time! blog. After that I created a cd to put in the DVD case with a recording of my voice as a a spy asking for a drawing of all the characters of the show. I sent out via snail mail.Then nothing happened.
So today after about three month I got it back my self-addressed envelope and was super happy. Than I opened it and found this.
I was still happy someone had at least taken the time to write me back and give me some art form a episode where Jake and Finn go to a candy land. So I had thrown away the envelope, when I noticed I missed a post card inside of it. So I took it out.
Thought, oh this looks cool and than I turned it over and found this.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here is a chart showing the difference floating around the net
I found out about this for the first time when Watchmen came out at the AMC Burbank 16, my friend asked if it was the same and they said only in quality not in size. They're wrong. There are 3 different AMC'S in Burbank so it can get confusing. The best is still the Bubank 16. Aziz Ansari of Human Giant and that new stupid show he's on fame found this out when he went to see star trek there. He was pissed and wrote it in his blog and thats why it recenlty became popular. Human Giant just used the 16 for their twiitter during a movie event. They saw Crank 2 which sucks so no harm done, plus they stayed in the back not to bother anyone.
Anyway back to the IMAX problem, don't go to any other of the IMAXes except the one in Citywalk and at the Bridge the rest are a waste of money. I would suggest going to either of the Arclights if you want a great theater. I'll have upcoming post of the best theaters in LA soon.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
You get to drive RC CARS through a art museum. The cars will have cameras mountem on them to have a first person view just like a video game. It reminds me of Hasbro mini-car racing games.
This is presented by Knife and Fork at the Grand Aveneu MOCA near the Walt Disney concert Hall with PLENTY OF PAY PARKING AROUND.
So come and enjoy a night of culture and mini-car racing
Starts at 7:00
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House
Fred Kiko's Old-Time Movie Show
Unique Los Angeles a indepent vendor and gift sale