Disney taking Another Run At Philip K. Dick’s King Of The Elves Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Count me in!Philip K. Dick‘s original story is about a Colorado gas station attendant who lets in some elves from the rain, ends up becoming their new king and, as a result, leads them in a war with Trolls.
Curiously, the new writer brought on to try and get the project working is Michael Markowitz, an experienced sitcom scribe who co-wrote Horrible Bosses. Way back when, however, Markowitz cut his toon teeth on the rather splendid Duckman.
But back to topic, this cartoon (King of...) has been kicking around for a while hasn't it? Seems like a pretty straightforward concept...
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To a true fan of animation there simply cannot be anything a whole lot better than this.$10/free for members
Never before in the history of animation have these two titans of cartoon comedy faced off — just for laughs! Making his way into the ring: our resident animation historian Jerry Beck, who has collected a complete program of the rare 35mm and 16mm film prints that pit the two masters of cartoon mayhem against each other, with results that are hilarious. Tex Avery, the champion from Texas who created Droopy Dog and Red Hot Riding Hood, was the “king of cartoons” with his series of MGM theatrical shorts of the ‘40s and ‘50s. These animated masterpieces practically invented the language of cartoons, and are rife with exploding bombs, eye-popping doubletakes and girl-hungry Hollywood wolves. Tonight’s challenger is Jay Ward, the prize-winning Bay Area producer who revolutionized TV toons in the ‘60s with witty dialogue, funny artwork and zany characters like Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right and Super Chicken. Who was funnier: Avery or Ward? Does it matter?! This big-screen contest will screen the best of the best — and the audience will be victor!
Wow. You have to watch this all the way thru.