RASCAL RACCOON’s RAGING REVENGE Acquired by Warner Bros. for Todd Strauss-Schulson
Welcome to Toonie Terrace, home of the fun-loving Merries and their jealous, bitter rivals, the Meanies. For all their shenanigans, no Meanie has ever murdered a Merrie… until now! After thousands of painful failed attempts, Rascal Raccoon has finally killed his arch-nemesis, the charming and adorable Jumpin” Jackalope. Rascal is overjoyed, but there”s one problem: what does he do now? With nothing left to obsess over, Rascal”s life falls apart. Fortunately, he soon finds a new target for his anger: the animator who created him!Warner Bros. has acquired the graphic novel, Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge, for Todd Strauss-Schulson to direct. The property, by Brendan Hay and Justin Wagner, pokes fun at Warner Bros.’ classic cartoon comedies, specifically the eternal and futile pursuit of animated predator and prey. If Strauss-Schulson’s name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you should go watch A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas again. A highlight of that film was a trippy clay-mation sequence which showed that Strauss-Schulson could handle the medium. An animated tale with a bit of a comedic edge seems tailor made for the director. I’m less enthused at the choice of Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) to adapt, but perhaps the original creators will stay involved.
The first episode of the new Metalocalypse was pretty damn funny.
Also, anyone else watch Adventure Time? That show is ****ing weird.
Dammit. I missed the Metalocalypse premier!!
Adventure Time IS weird. But fun for some reason.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
Adult Swim Picks Up Pilots HAROLD & KUMAR and Dan Harmon’s RICK & MORTY
I still don't know what happened to the really cool Black Dynamite cartoon that we saw the panel for at last years SDCC.The future of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s weird older brother, just got a little bit clearer, as the cable network has announced a bevy of new pilots that will compete for a schedule spot in 2012-2013. The most prominent of the bunch are an untitled animated continuation of the pot-fueled adventures of Harold & Kumar and Rick & Morty, a comedy from Community creator, Dan Harmon. The former is being scripted by franchise writers (and directors of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg and will see stars John Cho and Kal Penn giving voice to animated versions of themselves. Rick & Morty, meanwhile, follows the adventures of an inventor and his dimwitted grandson. Hit the jump for more.
Per The Live Feed, the remaining pilot orders consist of:
Coffin Dodgers: A 30-minute comedy about a rowdy retirement home from Drawn Together masterminds Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser.
King Star King: A 15-minute animated comedy that follows a “modern-day He-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot” from Futurama writer Eric Kaplan.
Green Bench: The American Day Dream: A 30-minute live-actioner that focuses on a group of pals goofing off in an office building they bought to start a business.
Freestyle Love Supreme: A 30-minute live-actioner about rapping IT guys.
Rolling with Dad: A 30-minute animation about a brainy disabled man suffering through a witless family, produced by literary revisionist extraordinaire Seth-Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Tim Burton.
Colonel Wallace: A 15-minute animated effort about a seemingly Colonel Sanders-based character from King of the Hill scribe Greg Cohen.