This geek dad has seriously been missing out in the movie department, while I was able to find time for the big releases of the past two years there were tons of movies that went by the wayside. Now before you start laughing at me for my lack of geek I’ll throw down the honest […]
Hey there Cats and Kittens as always we are a day late and a dollar short, but the we did spend was all in an effort to give you a better show! This week is short and sweet but isn’t without all of the delicious side helpings you know and love.
Happy Thursday everybody! One more day until the end of week and another fine episode of Animucast for your listening pleasure! This week we answer your questions and discuss our impressions of the shows out this far in the new season of Anime!
Finally the day has come for adaptation 25, and I chose to make this one extra special. Before this experiment, I had seen maybe a total of 4 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and The Muppet Christmas Carol was always one I kept coming back to. The blend of Michael Caine and an assortment […]
Hey peeps, even though we didn’t get to record failcast what with Necros’ penis enlargement surgery, Hitos bad hip, and King and Yash’s case of mono. We still have a episode for you just in time for the holidays!
Adaptation 22 is 1988’s comedic take on the Dickens story, Scrooged, starring Bill Murray. Scrooged can best be described as a movie within a movie, as Murray plays a self centered television executive named Frank Cross working on a live TV version of the story while he himself is being visited by three spirits. This […]
When I started this experiment, I knew this day would come. I tried to delay the inevitable, pushing this movie back as far as I could. But today was the day, the day I watched adaptation number 21, Barbie in A Christmas Carol. The first thing that hit me was the abnormally bad CG animation. […]
Appropriately, adaptation 20 features our good friend Alastair Sims reprises the role that made him famous twenty years earlier, in 1971’s animated feature A Christmas Carol. I’m surprised this late into the experiment to make this statement: this is the best adaptation I’ve seen yet. The animation has a strange feel to it that I […]
Its back to basics with adaptation 18, the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol. This version is a pure translation of the story, taking very few creative liberties from its source. Darker aspects of the story have been removed, such as Scrooge’s romantic past, The Ghost of Christmas Past’s two robe children, and the ransacking […]
Hey there listeners! Guess what? We have a very fun filled episode of Animucast! That’s so unlike us right? This week we answer your questions, talk about the news, and discuss the shows we’re watching with many side conversations!
Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull. That’s what best describes day 9’s animated adaptation, Christmas Carol: The Movie. Even with a comparable size list of recognizable celebrities to the recently released Zemeckis version isn’t enough to save this film from being anything more than mindless drivel. While normally I don’t mind creative changes to a story […]
Finally, after a week of searching I’ve found the earliest surviving movie adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Scrooge; or Marley’s Ghost, directed by R.W. Paul. This version is so elusive that the only known print is held by the British Film Institute, and it’s incomplete to boot. Though absolutely silent, this over 100 year […]
Day 3 brings one of the oldest recorded film adaptations of A Christmas Carol a 1910 silent film version produced by Edison Studios. Perhaps I spoke too soon about the accelerated pace of yesterday’s Mickey version as this one doesn’t even bother to give real scene transitions and clocks in at just under 11 minutes. […]
Day 2 brings a Disney short film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This 24 minute version moves at a breakneck pace, the intro credits being longer than most of the scenes. They really blasted open the vault for this one, as they bring in as many old Disney characters as they […]
This holiday season, dear readers, I’ve decided to treat you with something special: my own potential breakdown. Perturbed with commercial overload of all things Christmas, I’ve taken drastic measures. For twenty five days, including Christmas day itself, I will watch a different adaptation of A Christmas Carol and post my impressions. Any version I can […]