Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Beast from Twenty Zillion Years Ago

The two-headed dinosaur
Stop-motion animator Ryan Lengyel describes his short movie with the following:  

The stop-motion story of a two-headed dinosaur, and his struggles in the modern world. My tribute to Ray Harryhausen, Kaiju films, Jack Harris, Dinosaurs Attack trading cards, etc...

I found out about Ryan's work by listening to an episode of The B-Movie Cast  and this is certainly a great homage to the B-movie genre. The movie even ends with the familiar trope of showing a question mark after The End.

Sure enough, The Beast from Twenty Zillion Years Ago was followed up by a sequel called Night of the Beast (from twenty zillion years ago)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Manos Returns: The Link to Donate"

Tom Neyman as The Master
"Manos will be served!"
If you're familiar with this blog, then you know that Manos: The Hands of Fate is a guilty pleasure of mine. Ever since I watched it for the first time, I was obsessed with finding out as much as I could about its history. I love all things related to Manos. Therefor, it should come as no surprise that when Jackey Neyman Jones launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a sequel called Manos Returns, I immediately backed it and started spreading the word.

In the past, I've been inspired to create my own tributes to Manos, including a mockumentary of a documentary, a Christmas spoof, a movie poster and several parody videos with Torgo. So as you can see, my love for Manos is genuine. 

The greatest thing about Manos Returns is that The Master himself approves, as you'll see at the end in the campaign video. Tom Neyman will appear in the sequel. From the projects description, it sounds like Diane Mahree (Magaret) will also be in it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dragon's Lair Indiegogo Campaign

I was fortunate enough to see Don Bluth in person once when he was giving a lecture. At the time, he was working on All Dogs Go to Heaven and we were treated to some pencil-test animation of a few scenes of the film.

Now he's attempting to get a movie made based on the Dragon's Lair video game.

If you want to donate to the Indiegogo campaign, click on the link.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Very Manos X-mas!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, 
Not a poodle was stirring, not even Torgo, that louse; 
The hands were placed on the chimney with care, 
In hopes that Manos soon would be there...

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"The Atomic Brain" Campaign

The guy who restored Manos: The Hands of Fate in HD is now doing the same thing for Montrosity , aka The Atomic Brain . Just like Mano...