Apr
12
2014
8

Tweet of the Day, This Is A Portent edition.

I dunno a portent of what, yet, but there’s some definite portent-like activity going on, there.

Sep
28
2013
2

New trailer: “Frozen.”

This is not a flattering movie trailer.

The thing is, Frozen was done by the same people who did Tangled, and those people presumably did this trailer: (more…)

Mar
07
2013
5

Wow. It worked! The Internet broke George Lucas!

There’ll be no living with it now.

The criticism got to Lucas. He found it difficult to be creative when people were calling him a jerk. “It was fine before the Internet,” he says. “But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ ”

Well, the most obvious answer there is: you don’t.  Instead, you sell your intellectual property to Disney, which has this weird idea that you’ll sell more product if you produce product that people want to buy.

Nov
21
2012
11

All hail the Soulless Corporate Behemoth! #starwars #disney

The rumor is that they’re tapping the Guy Who Wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the Guy Who Wrote Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class to do the scripts for the upcoming Star Wars movies.  Apparently The Mouse likes to makes a metric [expletive deleted]-ton of money off of geeks: who knew?

Thanks, guys.  Mind you, we still need to reform that absurdly punitive copyright scheme that the Mouse has inflicted on the country.

Moe Lane

Via:

Oct
30
2012
14

Walt Disney to acquire LucasFilm (and it’s worse than you think).

This news is undoubtedly going to have people screaming “DO NOT WANT” for some time, but let me really piddle in your corn flakes: you know all those Star Wars parodies?  All those great ones?  You know how they’re all over the place, largely because George Lucas has the laudable quality of being generally tolerant of people playing in his sandbox?

You notice how that doesn’t happen so much with Disney products?

Yeah.  There’s a reason for that.

Moe Lane

PS: Also: hey, how long can Disney keep its intellectual property out of the public domain?  That’s right, kids: forever!  Or they’ll die trying.  Amazing what you can accomplish when you have the resources to buy a couple of Senators and a bunch of Congressmen…

Jan
30
2012
6

#rsrh You know, I *was* going to buy “The Muppets” when it came out…

…on DVD: but now I will not.  Because while I don’t watch Fox News (or any other cable station), and while I don’t care whether Eric Jacobson likes Fox News or not, I am offended that Eric Jacobson presumed to express his opinions using the character and voice of Miss Piggy.  Note that I am assuming that this was ad-libbed; if it wasn’t, then it means that the one I should be offended by would be… the Walt Disney Company.

Put another way: does this represent the official opinion of the Mouse, or was it just an unfortunate incident coming from a rogue puppeteer?

Jun
18
2010
3

Tangled: the trailer.

I dunno. There’s something about this one that gives me the vaguest, faintest hope that it might not suck. Possibly the way that the hair was used?

Oct
31
2009
1

“…AND SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!”

Plumcake of Manolo for the Big Girl – which is a fun read, by the way – has a post up on Disney Villainesses; it features Ursula of The Little Mermaid (which is my favorite Disney film) and Yzma of The Emperor’s New Groove (which is apparently everybody’s second favorite Disney film).  Plumcake, alas, had to give Yzma an honorable mention on account that she wasn’t really scary; which is true, but irrelevant.

Third favorite?  Mulan, probably: I like heroines with good tactical sense.

Moe Lane

PS:

Oct
16
2009
--

Messing with the Mouse: Australian beer edition.

It is a measure of the deep, deep respect that I have for a certain corporation’s legal department that I am refraining from reproducing the image associated with this article:

The x-rated advertisement, for Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale, depicts the fairytale heroine blowing smoke rings while lying in bed with seven semi-clad dwarves.

In this Disney dystopia, Snow White has been renamed “Ho White”, while the loveable dwarves Sleepy, Happy and Doc are rebranded Filthy, Smarmy and Randy – supposedly to represent different types of drinkers.

I recognize that it takes a certain amount of suicidal bravery to live in Australia – the native fauna Just Doesn’t Like the rest of the global ecosphere – but this is impressive, even for them.

Via Drudge – and he didn’t put up the image, either.

Moe Lane

Oct
06
2009
2

I… I may have to get a Wii, now (Disney Steampunk game).

(Via Nodwick) Yes, you saw that right.

Steampunk Disney game.

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Supposedly For realReally.

More great-googley-moogley pictures at the link.  I’ve been holding out on the Wii – it’d probably wreck my blogging schedule for a while – but [when] this comes out?

Wow.

Moe Lane

Aug
31
2009
8

Disney’s buying Marvel.

For four billion dollars, or about eight or so Iron Mans.

My immediate response?

“Shazam.”

Which is moderately geeky of me, and hopefully a sufficient warning to DC Comics.

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