Friday, March 30

In defense of Chiprecked on DVD

 I didn't see Chiprecked in theaters, I am seeing it on DVD, it is third of the trilogy. There has been bad reviews on this movie, that is just for the money and only kids will like. I know kids will definitely like this movie. I don't think ti is too bad, it is a bit like Finding Nemo, in which the father and children have a fight and then are split up and have surrogate parent and child. The Chipmunks, Chipettes and Dave are on a ship and when Alvin disobeys Dave, they end up on a kite-thing and float away to an island. Dave goes after them with Ian (David Cross)--who was the villain in the last movies and now works for the ship. Dave ends up with Ian and Ian isn't really a surrogate child, even though he acts like a child. The Chipmunks get a surrogate parent, in the wild and kind of irresponsible and jewel-crazy Zoe (Jenny Slate).

Jenny Slate has been a background character for SNL and Jimmy Fallon and VH1 and she has to act half the movie with invisible characters and she is really bad at it. When she has something to look at, she looks like she is looking at the object, not the invisible character. What helped Who Framed Roger Rabbit was Bob Hopskins, he sold it. She auctions it off on eBay. In defense of the movie, it has a common emotional thread in which Simon becomes responsible to more adventurous and brave; Alvin goes from irresponsible to responsible. The Chipmunks had the strict Dave and then the more free-willing parent. I like those parts. Zoe going crazy for treasure not so much. Nor the annoying Ian. I liked the first movie, hated the sequel (seeing them in high school wasn't fun and the chipettes were not developed).

The Chipettes had more personality in the 80's cartoon, here they seem to go with group mentality. In the cartoon, Britney was self-absorbed, fought with Alvin and was fame-hungry; Eleanor was shy but the sweet one and a cook; and Jeannette was the smart and shy one. Eleanor and Jeanette differed from Theodore and Simon because Simon was all smart but Jeanette was more shy and unsure of herself. Eleanor kept things to herself. Jason Lee actually does a great job as Dave, since he was mostly absent for the sequel, I feel like there was more closure with Dave. Hearing their voices a lot is kind of annoying mid-way through the movie. The Dave-Chipettes relationship is interesting but unexplored, when talking to Ian, he only mentions the Chipmunks and when he has to reprimand them, it comes a bit cold.

Tuesday, March 20

I love Cougartown but bad casting!

I love "Cougartown" but don't like its new day and time, I miss it on Wednesdays at 9:30, but it is NOW on Tuesday at 8:30pm. Please watch Cougartown! I don't like the new cast members such as Garrison's ex-wife  Holly (Briga Heelan) and Nicole Sullivan as Lynn as abrasive and doesn't quite gell. It was a good episode with Travis and Laurie stuff and also Ellie and Bobby surfing stuff. Sarah Clarke is welcoming and fun, she does jell with the cast but she does seem too much like her Scrubs' character Elliott Reid. Anywayz, the Holly character doesn't mix well, it seems she just walked out of stereotype book. The characters are anti-stereotype and seeing her in there is like an abrupt cartoon interference. Boo casting!

Sunday, March 18

Will Smith and Cameron Diaz for Kids CHoice Awards commercial

Will Smith is hosting the Kids Chose Awards 2012 and in a new commercial he slimes Victoria Justice and Daniel Radclife but gets slimmed back by Cameron Diaz. It was quite entertaining. It has me think if she has done a movie with him before. I am thinking they should do a movie together.

Tuesday, March 13

Mrs. Garrett's different views in Family Guy

In Family Guy,they seem to have different agreements on how Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Edna Garrett on Diffrnt Strokes and Facts of Life) should look like.

"Family Guy Viewer Mail #1"
In "SuperGriffins," Peter becomes her breasts with 'sunspots.'  Season 3.

"Brian Goes Back to College"
In Season 4 episode, Brian watches TV and sees a writhered old hag named Mrs. Garrett. Oh yeah, the joke was that Joe was intersex.
"Brian's Got a Brand New Bag"
Season 8 episode, Lois has Charolette Rae ready for a joke. She looks much favorable than she did in season 4. I now see that it was a four year gap so that explains why she looks different.

Thursday, March 8

Mortimer Mouse?

 Mortimer's name was originally meant for Mickey Mouse but Walt Disney's wife Lillian thought the name made Mickey seem pompous. Years later, the name would be used for a new character created to be a rival for Mickey. Mortimer only appeared in the cartoon "Mickey's Rival" and was never seen again until 2000 when Mortimer's popularity skyrocketed and landed him roles in several Mickey Mouse related material. 

 The first was created by Floyd Gottfredson for Disney studio. He was Minnie Mouse's ranch-owning cattleman uncle. He first appeared in the comic strip Mickey Mouse in Death Valley (1930). After that, he appeared in many Mickey Mouse comic strip adventures in the early 1930s.

In Mickey Mouse Works series, Mortimer is once again the main antagonist along with Pete. Here, Mortimer is Mickey's neighbor and is still competing with Mickey to win Minnie Mouse's heart.  In the television series House of Mouse, Mortimer gets a role as a recurring character. Mortimer appears many times as a guest and tries to trick Mickey or Minnie into breaking up.

Mortimer's most recent appearance is in the CG animated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He has a non-speaking role in Minnie's Birthday seen sitting beneath a tree, playing a guitar. In this appearance, Mortimer wears the orange shirt from Mouse Works with yellow polka dots, blue pants and yellow shoes.

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Horace Horsecollar?

 Back in 2006, I wondered what happened to Clarabelle Cow but by the end of that year, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was made and she has been a regular character. She has often been called an auxiliary character and never had a star position. But her boyfriend Horace Horsecollar has been left out in America.

Clarabelle Cow in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, even though she hasn't had her own episode, she has had pivotal plot points like having a birthday cake that Pete stole (and Pete making a hilarious imitation of her), having a pet parade and hiring Mickey and his friends as a band. Clarabelle has been paired in the past with Goofy and here is no exception. Horace Horsecollar has not appeared on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse yet. Probably the reason Horace has not appeared on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is because maybe there are too many male characters and they need Clarabelle to fill in the female role. Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale, Willie the Giant, Figaro the Kitten, Humphrey the Bear, Salty the Seal, and Mortimer Mouse have made guest appearances.

Horace Horsecollar was created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. He is an anthropomorphic horse, one of Mickey Mouse's best friends and the boyfriend of Clarabelle Cow. Horace first appeared as Mickey's plough horse in the cartoon "The Plowboy" in 1929. He next appeared later that same year, in "The Jazz Fool", and after that he became a regular member of the Disney supporting cast, along with Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck and others even more minor.

 Horace appears in the video game Kingdom Hearts II, residing in Timeless River. In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, his only other appearance, he is shown to reside in Disney Town. In Kingdom Hearts II, he does not play any essential role other than walking around the Cornerstone Hill with Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck.

 In the videogame Epic Mickey, The classic black and white Horace Horsecollar lives in Wasteland, having become a private detective and good friends with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit during his time down there. In addition, he and Clarabelle Cow have kept alive the romance they had before being sent to Wasteland. He admits he "Gets Clumsy Around Her" to Mickey.

 Horace reappears in House of Mouse as the club's technician, often starting up the cartoons and TV reports shown on the club's big screen; he often did this by attacking the DVD player with a mallet or punching glove. As a running gag, Mickey often asks him what is wrong, causing him to list things that are wrong in the world (i.e. "The Internet's too dang slow!"), prompting Mickey to rephrase "No, what's wrong in here?" One of his notable appearances is in the series pilot episode "The Stolen Cartoons". Pete steals the clubs cartoons by breaking into Horace's tech room and taking all cartoons.

There has been a petition for Horace to be on the Clubhouse. He has been considered a 'forgotten' character but he still appears in Italian comic books, as well as Clarabelle would is a big character in Italy where it seems he is a handyman.


Thursday, March 1

Pharell kicked out Jerell from Project Runway

Pharell was the guest judge and Jerell was kicked out, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. In Season 5, he was the fourth and now he was the fifth.