Monday, December 30, 2019

Meta Pooh

We've known for years now that Winnie the Pooh is a total dick, but I was surprised to discover that he knows he's in a comic strip:

Take that, She-Hulk!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

King Me

Woah snap, there's a Kingdom Hearts tabletop game now!

But just what the heck is Kingdom Hearts anyway?  Don't ask me, I've read the comics and played the games and it still don't make a lick of sense.

Saturday, December 14, 2019


We watched Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros yesterday, because the kids got super into The Legend of the Three Caballeros series on the D+.   I hadn't seen either movie since I was a little kid, but I always liked the Three from the Mexico ride in Epcot and the greatest Don Rosa comic of all time.

Anyway they were very dated (as are all Disney live action from the 40s and 50s), but the cartoons were great.  Here is some Mary Blair concept art for the pair of features:

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

I'm enjoying this Comic Sketchbook I got at Five Below:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

You Want It All But You Can't Have It

My kid is currently working his way through the Epic Mickey series, and has there ever been a video game so gorgeous to look at that is so boring to play?  The camera doesn't go where you want it to, the controls are janky, and all you do is paint objects blue or green.  That's it.

I really really wanted to love the first one back in 2010 but I played for a weekend and never went back.

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The storyline is right up our alley too-  basically there is a corrupt bad Disneyland called Wasteland where all the forgotten characters go that Mickey and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit have to make right.

It looks amazing:

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 But it's to play.

There are some images that stick with me though, like the Small World clock boss:

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and the bit where it's revealed that there are actually many different iterations of Pete, including Peg-Leg Pete, Black Pete, and Small Pete, among others.  But mostly it seems like a wasted opportunity.

The original concept art for the game was one of the early inspirations for this blog, so let's leave on a high note and imagine the game as it could have been:

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Image result for epic mickey concept art

Image result for epic mickey concept art

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bring Pooh Corner to Disney Plus, you cowards

Monday, December 2, 2019

Recess was such a good social philosophy cartoon that a group of passionate fans made a live-action sequel.