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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Right do for this weeks trivia I thought I would pull out an animated movie for you seen as i haven’t done one of those in a while. Ice Age is a fantastic movie and makes me laugh out loud at points.

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Movie signage and the book version include a female sloth named Sylvia, who is not seen in the released movie. In the book, Sid manages to avoid accompanying her on the migration south, because she is interested in a commitment.

James Earl Jones and Ving Rhames were originally considered to play Manny.

The first movie produced by Fox Animation since Titan A.E..

The production team originally thought of turning the 20th Century Fox logo into ice when it appears before the film. Even though it can be seen in one of the trailers, they cut that out and placed the regular logo in the film.

The first drawings seen in the cave (before entering the giant area with the mammoth drawings) are replicas of the earliest known cave drawings (found at Lascaux, in the south of France). They have been dated at somewhere between 15,000 and 17,000 years old.

John Leguizamo tried 30 different voices for Sid. After viewing a documentary about sloths, he learned that they store food in their mouths; this led to him wondering what he would sound like with food in his mouth. After attempting to speak as if he had food in his mouth, he decided that it was the perfect voice for Sid.

Pre-production took over a year before any animation occurred.

The drawings of characters during the end credit roll were all done by the children of the animators. The same is true of the picture that Sid draws of himself on a cave wall.

The responsibility for animating Sid’s snowboard sequence was given to animators who went snowboarding in real life.

This was Blue Sky Studios’ first all-CGI feature.

If you haven’t seen these movies, there are four in total but you like a good animated movie than way not give these a try. Well until next tmie. Bye bye.

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A Current Trip Down Memory Line

By Geeky Gem

So far I have taken you back in time to the cartoons of my childhood, through the 1980’s and the 1990’s, I’ve also shown you cartoons I have liked in the first decade of this century. I will now take you on a quick trip through the cartoons I have watched in recent years and in some cases am still watching. This list a bit shorter than the last few as we are only a few years into this decade. However I hope you will enjoy it none the less.

Adventure Time

Adventure Time wascreated by Pendleton Ward. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a 12- year old boy whose best friend is Jake, a dog with magical powers such as growing and shrinking or stretching into many shapes. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Ward describes Finn as a “fiery little kid with strong morals,” while Jake is based on Bill Murray’s character in the movie Meatballs. The series has been a critical and commercial success. This series is known for containing many adult innuendos and mild language throughout.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

This is one my friend got me into and I am very glad they did. It has all the things I remember from the old show mixed with a moden take on some of my favourtie all time ponies, along with some new ones, it is simple and fun and sometimes even has a song. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was brought back by Hasbro who selected animator Lauren Faust as the creative director and executive producer for the show. Faust sought to challenge the established “girly” nature of the existing My Little Pony line, creating more in-depth characters and adventurous settings.The show follows a studious unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia guides her to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different face of friendship, and discovers herself to be a key part of the “Elements of Harmony”. The ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes is a new take on the Marvel comic of old that centres around The Avengers.The series initially features a team based on the roster for the original Avengers, composed of Iron Man, Ant-Man, The Hulk, Thor and The Wasp. The team is later joined by Captian America, Black Panther, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. In terms of tone and style, the series is based primarily on the original stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. However, it also tends to utilize material from all eras of the comic’s run and other sources such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

ThunderCats

Now this is also a cartoon I have touched on in a whole article by it’s self. Which you can read here. All I can say is as the first series draws to an end, is it has been a fantastic new take on a story once told. The animation is just so good and is full of a voice cast that makes the whole show richer. If you haven’t seen it check it out.

 

Tron Uprising

 

Tron Uprising, now it may seem strange that I have this cartoon on the list seen as it hasn’t even been aired yet but I couldn’t resist. I have seen the first episode as Disney kindly released it before it’s air date to give every one a feel for what they can expect from this frankly beautiful looking show. The show takes place in time leading up to Tron Legacy and lays out like this, Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever come to know. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting and light cycle skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but he will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful, strong leader. Destined to become the next Tron of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.

 

There we have come to an end of my journery with animated shows. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have and I hope I showed you some cartoons you remembered fondly, and some you didn’t even know existed.

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