Wednesday, January 21, 2009
the fluffy fluffy kevin kevin show
so this is a pretty forgotten piece of pc game culture -- an adventure game that follows frustrated cartoonist and creator Drew Blanc (Drew a Blank...get it?) and his inability to come up with something to revitalize his failing cartoon series The Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun Show. when he falls asleep, complications arise and....you guessed it, he's sucked into the cartoon universe he's created! its a more twisted take on Who Framed Roger Rabbit starring noneother than the villain of the aforementioned piece -- Christopher Lloyd. in the beginning, if you listen closely you'll probably recognize the voice of the secretary that calls Blanc as voice actress extraordinaire Tress MacNielle (Dot Warner from Animaniacs, as well as a slew of voices from The Simpsons and Futurama). fellow Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta plays Drew Blanc's first creation Flux Wildly -- Blanc's equivalent of Roger Rabbit.
as a game, its got some issues -- namely that it can't be played very smoothly on today's computers -- but its a very charming cartoon-filled game with some great animation provided (surprisingly) by Nelvana, the company perhaps best known for buying and animating The Care Bears from American Greetings. here's the intro to the game, featuring a lot of FMV with Lloyd and Ben Stein.
another rare Nelvana-for-hire creation was for the disastrous and rightfully shunned by society and its creator Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978. Nelvana was contracted to do the nearly 10-minute animation sequence which is really the only part of the special that people are interested in seeing. its a very fluid, if rough piece of traditional animation that boasts the first appearance of Boba Fett (who would later grace us with his appearance in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi).