RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES
Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.
Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.
Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.
Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.
Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES

Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.

Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.

The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.

Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.

Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.

Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

PIXAR PRESENTS: PORTAL: A SCIENTIFIC JOURNEY

Awesome Pixar-esque renderings of Chell from Portal by Alex ZemkeI’m not even sure if the human species could handle such a thing if it were real. Surely the hearts and minds of fans everywhere would explode in unison, mine included.

Alex has been working on this fanmade short film deal and hyping it up since 2012. Dude might need to start a Kickstarter for this or something.

(via pxlbyte)

LIVE ACTION ‘BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERES’ INTRO

The intro to Batman: The Animated Series is considered by many to be the greatest animated intro sequence of all time. This live action remake was directed by Tomi Pietil. What do you think, does it hold up to the original?

Relive the good old days with the original intro below along with a behind-the-scenes video of the live action version.

(via Neatorama)

POKÉMON IS COMING TO NETFLIX
Starting Saturday, March 1st, you’ll be able to stream episodes of the Pokémon animated series on Netflix: Pokémon: Indigo League, Pokémon Black & White, and the movies Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom.
Tempted to fire up some old epsidoes as soon as they go live, but I swear to god if I watch Ash set his Butterfree free one more time I just don’t think I can take it.
Real talk: Best oldschool Pokémon episode. GO!

POKÉMON IS COMING TO NETFLIX

Starting Saturday, March 1st, you’ll be able to stream episodes of the Pokémon animated series on Netflix: Pokémon: Indigo League, Pokémon Black & White, and the movies Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom.

Tempted to fire up some old epsidoes as soon as they go live, but I swear to god if I watch Ash set his Butterfree free one more time I just don’t think I can take it.

Real talk: Best oldschool Pokémon episode. GO!

THE SIMPSONS DID A MIYAZAKI TRIBUTE

Hayao Miyazaki, he Japanese master of animation celebrated his 73rd birthday on January 5th and The Simpsons paid tribute. There’s references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.

[Via Giant Robot]

A Brief History of Physics

This animation is from BBC Science Club, hosted by Dara O Briain, and terrifically directed by Åsa Lucander. Fascinating and features well executed animation.

Someone Already Animated Badger’s ‘Star Trek' Script From Last Night's 'Breaking Bad’

Well that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after it aired, Matt Czap has already animated the second greatest moment from last night’s episode. The first greatest moment, of course, is everything that happens after the garage door closes.

"That’s Voyager, dude!"

(Source: badassdigest.com)

Finding Nemo 2? Nah, Finding Dory

Disney posted a teaser image on their Facebook page with the words “Finding Dory,” on it, proving that the Finding Nemo sequel won’t be called Finding Nemo 2 (unless this is a spinoff, but I doubt it). Not much is known about Finding Dory as of yet, but we do know that Pixar is attached to the project and that the film is aiming for a 2015 release. As for Dory, it’s not yet confirmed if Ellen DeGeneres is reprising her role as the regal fish, but I think it’s a highly likely case. For now, “like,” the Finding Dory page on Facebook for Disney’s sake.

Check it: More Pixar on Albotas
Buy it: Finding Nemo Bluray
INSA’s GIF-iti Project Hits Sydney
UK artist and designer INSA was invited by The Project and Ironlak to animate a mural on the outside wall of their studio. This isn’t PhotoShop trickery, the artist actually painted the wall over and over again, taking pictures in between, to create the rad animated GIF that you see above. Crazy.
Check it: More cool INSA GIFsBuy: INSA artwork and apparel

INSA’s GIF-iti Project Hits Sydney

UK artist and designer INSA was invited by The Project and Ironlak to animate a mural on the outside wall of their studio. This isn’t PhotoShop trickery, the artist actually painted the wall over and over again, taking pictures in between, to create the rad animated GIF that you see above. Crazy.

Check it: More cool INSA GIFs
Buy: INSA artwork and apparel

(Source: freshnessmag.com)

Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Fox posted their Academy Award-nominated animated short, The Longest Daycare, starring Maggie Simpson, up on their YouTube channel today. For those unfamiliar with the short, this played directly before screenings of Ice Age: Continental Drift last year, which hopefully is the reason why many of you have not yet seen it. And if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend pressing play on the video right now and watching one of the most touching animated shorts I’ve seen (outside of Pixar's work) in a long time.

Check it: More of The Simpsons on Albotas
Buy it: The Simpsons Eighth Season, because it's my favorite
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AWESOME Street Fighter III Fan Film Trailer

Artist Victor Hugo Queiroz has created this amazingly awesome Street Fighter fan film called Street Fighter III - Fuurinkazan. Up top is a trailer for what he’s been working on for the last couple of years, which shows Ryu fighting Hugo, with a special guest appearance at the end of the footage. Super awesome footage.

Check it: More Street Fighter posts on Albotas
Buy it: SF20: The Art of Street Fighter
Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art
That fan theory about Totoro being a god of death is looking pretty relevant right now.
Check out this awesome sculpt from artist J*Ryu of artist group Army of Snipers.
I would kill to have this sitting on my desk.
Follow J*Ryu on Twitter @JRYU.
Check Out: More Studio Ghibli on AlbotasBuy: My Neighbor Totoro

Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art

That fan theory about Totoro being a god of death is looking pretty relevant right now.

Check out this awesome sculpt from artist J*Ryu of artist group Army of Snipers.

I would kill to have this sitting on my desk.

Follow J*Ryu on Twitter @JRYU.

Check Out: More Studio Ghibli on Albotas
Buy: My Neighbor Totoro
An Obsessed Mech: “Mechanical Creep” Short Film
There is no surprise that I have a love for Mech-inspired media. I love Gundam, I can’t wait for Eva 3.0 and Pacific Rim, and I’m even planning a short film involving a robot.
Darren Wallace manages to achieve a sweet tone while still creating a compelling and believable mech design. The project also involved the skilled artists  Matt Parsons and Rebecca Knight.

I absolutely love this short. It is a beautiful piece that remains engaging and leaves you with a smile. The piece was created using Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Nuke, Vray, and After Effects.
Check it: Other Mech Topics on Albotas.

An Obsessed Mech: “Mechanical Creep” Short Film

There is no surprise that I have a love for Mech-inspired media. I love Gundam, I can’t wait for Eva 3.0 and Pacific Rim, and I’m even planning a short film involving a robot.

Darren Wallace manages to achieve a sweet tone while still creating a compelling and believable mech design. The project also involved the skilled artists Matt Parsons and Rebecca Knight.

I absolutely love this short. It is a beautiful piece that remains engaging and leaves you with a smile. The piece was created using Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Nuke, Vray, and After Effects.

Check it: Other Mech Topics on Albotas. 

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF THE NEW FIONA & CAKE EPISODE OF ADVENTURE TIME!!!

We received a mysterious package here at Albotas Headquarters yesterday and, waddaya’ know!? It was a freaking awesome press kit containing the upcoming Adventure Time: Fiona & Cake DVD along with a Jake Mimobot USB drive full of pics and videos and a DVD of the new Fiona & Cake episode that doesn’t come out until Monday, Feb. 18!!!

Check out the clip below for a sneak peak.

And how awesome is it that Neil Patrick Harris and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino do voices in this episode!?

Check it: More Adventure Time posts on Albotas
Pre-order: Adventure Time: Fiona & Cake DVD
‘Looper' Trailer As An Animated Acrylic Painting
Here’s an animated trailer for Looper rotoscoped by by Zach Johnson and Noah Fisher. A few frames from the animation are available as prints here.

Looper' Trailer As An Animated Acrylic Painting

Here’s an animated trailer for Looper rotoscoped by by Zach Johnson and Noah Fisher. A few frames from the animation are available as prints here.

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