In honor of Robot Chicken's 100th episode...Set your chickens FREE!!!!!! Here's to another 100.
has there ever been a better saying than 'Bitch Pudding'???
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New Animated Horror Comedy to Take Us to Hell & Back
Weird things can happen purely by accident. You know what we're talking about... pick up a book, read aloud, and boom! plague of locusts. Yeah, that can suck, but you know what sucks more? Accidentally getting dragged to hell.
According to Variety, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani have joined the cast of the stop-motion animation production Hell & Back starring T.J. Miller and Nick Swardson.
Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman will helm.
The story revolves around two best friends who must rescue their buddy when he's accidentally dragged to hell. Riggle will play a 20-year-old who's starting to grow up, much to the chagrin of his friends Augie and Remy. Posehn will portray an aging heavy-metal fan stuck in the '80s, and Nanjiani will play Sal the Demon, an employee of hell.
Aardman Animations Change Scene in The Pirates Following Complaints From Leper Societies
Who knew lepers still existed????A few days ago we reported that Lepra, the World Health Organisation and The Society For Leprosy Affected People cried out in protest against a scene in the trailer for Aardman’s next offering, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists. The trailer contains a scene where the Pirate Captain, played by Hugh Grant, swings onto a boat and demands its passengers give up all their gold, only to be told cheerily, “Afraid we don’t have any gold, old man. This is a leper boat!” by a man whose arm then falls off.
It was a joke that fell flat with the above organisations, as well as with one woman who had previously suffered from leprosy and who rather bizarrely wrote a letter to Michelle Obama, of all people, demanding that the White House boycott the film. Aardman responded to the complaints quickly, saying that, “Aardman take matters like this most seriously and is reviewing the situation.”
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Aardman have decided to change the scene in order to placate Lepra and the others who have complained. It has not yet been said whether the scene will simply be altered or whether it will be removed from the film altogether.
After reviewing the matter, we decided to change the scene out of respect and sensitivity for those who suffer from leprosy. The last thing anyone intended was to offend anyone and it is clear to us that the right way to proceed is to honor the efforts made by organizations like ILEP to educate the public about this disease.
There are a couple of ways to look at this. First of all, it should be noted that Aardman are a bunch of princes for not only acknowledging but also acting upon concerns voiced by a very small minority. Around 95% of people in the world are naturally immune to leprosy, and according to a report by the World Health Organisation the number of people still suffering from the disease dropped by 15% between 2010 and 2011, with most countries that have previously been highly endemic now close to eliminating the disease altogether. There are only a very small number of cases in Europe and, as far as I’ve been able to gather, no cases at all in the UK. However, Aardman believe that even if only a small number of individuals will be offended by the joke, it is still too many people.
ALL HAIL HYPNO...KERMIT?
Here we go again, another design mashing something up with the Hypnotoad as if the world really needs anoth–ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOKERMIT!
The t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is “Hypnokermit” which mashes up the Hypnotoad from Futurama with Kermit the Frog from The Muppets
The shirt, by AJ Paglia, went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
Hey, if ya wanted arms you shoulda kept yer own...wakkawakka[/I]Alms for en ex-leper??
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