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May 14, 2007 6:10 PM   Subscribe

tony draws, eric writes, igor directs, tmbg sing - all in uncensored maakimation: the drinky crow show, ep. 0 (youtube, for foreigners). help a beleaguered publisher - vote for the pilot.
posted by progosk (21 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
man, much as I love fantagraphics, voting on adult swim shows is the kind of thing that I hope doesn't garner a lot of blog support for one particular show. pretty much everyone trying to get on adult swim is a beleaguered something even if it's just a beleaguered animator or writer, and they're all deserving in one way or another of their shot at success.

thanks for this either way, though.
posted by shmegegge at 6:26 PM on May 14, 2007

More, directly from Millionaire
posted by anthill at 7:08 PM on May 14, 2007

anthill writes "The (arguably) funnier SNL animations from the 90s"

I don't think there's much of an argument, actually. I was really disappointed in the new version. Looks bad, sounds bad, the tone is all off, as is the pacing. The SNL shorts were pretty close to pitch-perfect, though.
posted by mr_roboto at 7:14 PM on May 14, 2007

leave to the pros? no chance. keep on suckin
posted by longsleeves at 7:20 PM on May 14, 2007

In this new version, the voice of Uncle Gabby sounds eerily similar to that of Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan.
posted by tingley at 7:23 PM on May 14, 2007

The cartoon where Drinky buys a gun is good. The new cartoons aren't as dark, but they're 10 times more violent! I kind of wish they would show off more of his architectural drawing style, and less CG blobby things.
posted by joelf at 7:30 PM on May 14, 2007

posted by boo_radley at 7:32 PM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

one vote for superjail
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:12 PM on May 14, 2007

I prefer my Maakies in black and white. They're crustier that way.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:16 PM on May 14, 2007

Is it just me, or is that after a little success, Adult Swim has just given up completing on editing?
posted by drezdn at 8:18 PM on May 14, 2007

I liked it and thought it was very pretty for CG. Compared to most of the other pilots they showed last night, it totally deserves to be greenlit.
posted by First Post at 8:29 PM on May 14, 2007

Well, my five year old wandered in just at the point where Uncle Gabby was slit in half. He found the river of entrails gag hilarious. So there's a big thumbs up from the pre-K audience for ya.

(anthill- thx for those SNL clips. Great stuff!)
posted by maryh at 8:53 PM on May 14, 2007

Holy derail shit!! SUPERJAIL!

Also: Fat Guy Stuck in the Internet ... old version here
posted by redteam at 9:09 PM on May 14, 2007

Superjail is pretty good.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:10 AM on May 15, 2007

Superjail made me listen to two irritating advertisements for products unavailable in my country then failed to load. I don't like Superjail.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:22 AM on May 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

The SNL shorts were pretty close to pitch-perfect, though.

I disagree vehemently. The SNL shorts sucked. They were pretty much direct translations of the strip to animation, which didn't work because it didn't take any advantage of the new form.

This new show, though, takes Maakies to the next step. It has a real 60s Yellow Submarine vibe to it, and the drawings are more painstaking and Tony Millionaire-like, and the plot lines move quicker. I dig it.
posted by fungible at 5:41 AM on May 15, 2007

I predict this will be a terrible idea and will bomb.

I like maakies imaginative art work a great deal. But generally the "story" is pretty venal and depressing. I can't see how that will be any more interesting seeing it "move." Or hearing it sing.

Eh. If it gets the guy some money I guess I am all for it. I doubt I'll watch it. I sure as shit wouldn't let my kids watch it.
posted by tkchrist at 8:25 AM on May 15, 2007

I loved this, but then I'm a complete sucker for Tony Millionaire. Thanks for the post!

(TM previously on MeFi.)
posted by languagehat at 9:13 AM on May 15, 2007

Fantagraphics is "beleaguered?"

I hadn't heard that...

Gee. I wonder why?
posted by zoogleplex at 12:23 PM on May 15, 2007

"Listen Drinky, let me clear something up for you. If it's horrible, it exists, if it's beautiful, you're imagining it!"

Awesome! I was expecting something horrible to hear you guys go on about it. Yet I've seen those SNL shorts a half dozen times by now, and overall, I like this better, even if the computer animation could stand to have some of the kinks worked out.
posted by JHarris at 1:11 PM on May 15, 2007

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