The Asylum gets all the attention (and the lucrative gig filling time for "SyFy") but they're far from the only company out there making "mockbusters," those ultra low budget, direct-to-DVD movies named similar to big Hollywood blockbusters, in the hopes that an inattentive purchaser will buy their movie in the hopes they're getting something better. But The Asylum's not the only ones making them, and a prominent mockbuster subgenre is that of companies making really
poor CG movies that resemble Pixar and Dreamworks hits only to the extent that they can maintain plausible, legal deniability, their profit margins relying on clueless grandparents getting something nice for the little ones.
Two of these companies are Video Brinquedo (trailer for their Little & Big Monsters
and some clips from its sequel
) and Spark Plug Entertainment (trailer for An Ant's Life
). Far more of their output, including whole movies, awaits you than you could ever hope to stomach.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Feb 26, 2014 -
"Imagine a blend between a National Geographic documentary and a Tex Avery cartoon. This short is a combination of 3D characters and live footage."
Five-ish minutes in the life of a ladybug with anger issues. (YouTube)
posted by Orb
on Sep 7, 2006 -
Le Roi et L’oiseau
- is an old school “anime” by Paul Grimault
, the script and score were contributed to by Jacques Prévert
. If those two names are not good enough for you then I also submit for your approval that the style in this film has been referenced as a source of inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki
. Although the wikipedia article doesn't back it up, so ill link to another site that does
. At any rate watching this movie will leave you wondering just how many people have ripped it off over the years.
posted by sourbrew
on Dec 15, 2005 -
A student asked the Master, "What is the nature of the Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page?
The Master repiled, "The Page is a long, confusing story told backwards
. It is lies and half-truths
, yet it is the greater truth. It is a mirror, a puppet show
, a morality tale, a fiction which is real life, an homage yet the reverse of an homage
. It is the future, set in the present, retelling the past
. It is the present, set in the present, retelling the present."
The student said, "Huh
The Master continued, "If all else fails
, look at the very bottom of the Page, past the links and the Web rings."
The student, not understanding, did as the Master told him. It was then that he was enlightened
posted by pieoverdone
on Jan 8, 2005 -
versions of beloved cartoon icons. I was thrilled this morning when I heard an actress being interviewed about her upcoming lead in the new Josie and the Pussycats movie. That thrill turned to disgust when I discovered it was Rachael Leigh Cook (Devon on Dawson's Creek) and not Laura Prepon (Donna from That 70s Show) being interviewed. It only got worse when I discovered that Jennifer Love Hewitt is being wooed for the role of Daphne in a possible Scooby Doo project (with Mike Meyers as Shaggy???). Hey, Laura Prepon could do that one too!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Feb 15, 2000 -