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 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 15

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 15

Adaptation 15 is A Jetson Christmas Carol, a TV adaptation starring Hanna Barbera’s “Flintstones in space”.  While keeping the basic plot points of A Christmas Carol, it seems to have completely neglected all its meaning.  Perhaps this is because everyone in the Jetson future is a greedy son of a bitch.  Though the story tries […]

 

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

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!

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 10

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 10

Adaptation 10 brings us to a familiar childhood place, Sesame Street, in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol.  The Jim Henson Company has been responsible for the Holy Grail of Christmas Carols, The Muppet Christmas Carol, so I had extremely high hopes for this one.  It’s just too bad my hopes were shattered. Sesame Street’s 2006 […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 8

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 8

Adaptation 8 is a fun twist on the classic, an episode of The Real Ghostbusters called “Xmas Marks the Spot”.  The Ghostbusters end up in Victorian England where, under a complete misunderstanding, they bust the three Ghosts of Christmas.  In typical time travel fashion, their actions in the past greatly effect the present.  Free of […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 6

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 6

Day 6 brings the first ever animated Christmas special produced for television, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol.  This adaptation is done in the style of a Broadway musical, with vision impaired Mister Magoo playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Even with such a nasty role, Magoo still has the undeniable charm to his performance.  Though faithful […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 5

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 5

After four tolerable versions of A Christmas Carol in a row, adaptation number 5, Rich Little’s Christmas Carol, comes and smacks me square in the face.  This was a 1978 TV special for a still young Home Box Office (HBO) starring impressionist Rich Little performing all the important roles as different cultural figures.  However, around […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 4

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 4

Day 4 brings us to our first television episode adaptation of A Christmas Carol, A Beavis and Butt-head Christmas (also known as Huh Huh Humbug).  This is by far the loosest translation of the story I’ve seen yet.  The adaptation begins in a dream, with Beavis the manager of Burgerworld and the high school prince, […]

 

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python

Yep, 40 years ago today, Monty Python and the Flying Circus aired for the very first time, changing the face of British comedy. Celebrate today’s milestone by watching any of the films or the TV series. You owe it to yourself.

 

Futurama Won’t Be Recasted After All!

Futurama Won’t Be Recasted After All!

I think I speak for all us here at MWN Headquarters* when I say that were worried when we heard that Futurama might be getting recast in light of it’s upcoming revival on Comedy Central. After all, Billy West voices Fry, Zoidberg, Farnsworth and Zapp Brannigan as well as some minor characters. Add to the […]

 

Why The Flintstones Is Actually Set In An Apocalyptic Future

Why The Flintstones Is Actually Set In An Apocalyptic Future

Ah The Flintstones. It’s another classic cartoon from the golden age of cartoons. A perfectly innocent cartoon which is filled with charm and leaves you feeling good about yourself…OR AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT HANNA BARBERA WANTS YOU TO THINK. You see, The Flintstones isn’t as innocent as it seems. The cartoon makes itself look as […]

 

Summer Of The Dead: Spaced Series 1 “Art”

Summer Of The Dead: Spaced Series 1 “Art”

Spaced itself is a great comedy, but it hasn’t really got anything to do with zombies. Except for the episode “Art”. This is the episode which inspired Shaun Of The Dead although Spaced’s writing style and humour also came off in Shaun Of The Dead. This will be only a short piece (because I’m in […]

 

Check Out My Setup. Also, I’m A Traitorous Dog

Check Out My Setup. Also, I’m A Traitorous Dog

I did once say that I’d never own a 360 given I generally disliked Microsoft. That said after playing on the 360s at uni, I did grow to enjoy the console largely due to Dead Rising. I don’t want to know how much I played that game, though it must be close to GTA San […]

 

RANT: UK Anti-Piracy ads

Recently I have been noticing one set of adverts playing more and more on TV, it’s the latest attempt at preventing piracy over here in the UK and at best it’s a huge waste of money (£3,000,000 to be exact). The advertisements I’m talking about are the “Knock off Nigel” ones primarily being run on […]

 Alan Smithee

Super Happy Action Time #1 – Tim Buckley Isn’t Funny

Super Happy Action Time #1 – Tim Buckley Isn’t Funny

What else is there to say? I think the guy’s comic hasn’t been funny for a long time. Before you get on me for having a CAD comic on the site a few articles down…keep in mind that isn’t my article and I don’t censor my writers. I honestly can’t stand the guy. I would […]

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