I read a review of the New Pooh movie….BLECH!

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  1. Jeff says:

    Excellent! How about a hundred acre wood raid into the corpoation HQ to finish the bastards off?

    • Paul Wilson says:

      In one cartoon, a construction crew has the demolition of Pooh’s home as the first step in their developing the region.

  2. John M. says:

    It’s still a great cartoon after all these years! I mean “awesome.”

    • John M. says:

      Mr. Millionaire, the Mark Tatulli, guy who draws the daily strip “Lio,” is kind of ripping you off in his comic today. It’s about an “ultimate fighting”contest between Disney Pooh and real Pooh. It’s kind of startling how similar his comic looks to yours. Of course, the Lio strip doesn’t show Disney Pooh getting his ass properly kicked, but I’d say a cease and desist letter is in order. Or at least a demand for a 12-pack of Bud.

  3. DadaHyena says:

    “Goofy the Insane Bastard” would be the best title ever for a Disney movie!

  4. K. says:

    Tony! Thanks for existing, you magnificent bastard!

  5. Justin says:

    I love it. E. H. Shepard Pooh gave Disney Pooh the beat-down, no surprise there.

    I always figured Mickey smoked cigars and drank single malt scotch (neat).

    • Paul Wilson says:

      When Disney wished to use Beatrice Potter’s characters, he was denied permission. She turned him down because she knew what he would do to them !

      Also Roo is mostly a text character in the books -which I have and have read- and Shephard drew him almost like a sock puppet, not an adorable toon.

      • TonyMillion says:

        Beatrix Potter, how I love her. A shiny shoe peeking from under a dress. Lovely blackberries.
        Shepard knew that Roo had to be done minimally.

  6. Stefan Jones says:

    I was half-listening to NPR yesterday when I heard a story about a Soviet-era Russian Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon. That would be something to see. Most of the Russian kid-toons I’ve seen are sweet and artsy but kind of flat.

  7. TonyMillion says:

    Or Velveteen Rabbit.

  8. TonyMillion says:

    Or Babar.

    • ricky says:

      I’m a little biased towards this one because babar was voiced by native Newfoundlander Gordon Pinsent… that and I grew up watching it.

      • TonyMillion says:

        It’s a cartoon??

      • TonyMillion says:

        I just Youtubed it. IT IS A TRAVESTY. Why would an English/African colonial elephant speak with an American accent? This is a bunch of shit.
        Another great book ruined.

        • Ricky King says:

          Actually he has a Newfoundland accent! Well…. old Babar does. I agree with you that most of these cartoons are bastardizations of classic children’s literature but they do, in a way, introduce kids to something they might never hear of otherwise. Although to be fair I could never get over how shitty the Legend of Zelda and (most) Mario cartoons were compared to the games which are the classics of my childhood.

          • TonyMillion says:

            Eerr, Newfoundland accent is a North American accent, you Canadians can all stop trying to be so different from us, you’re the same. We don’t want your sandy tar oil anyway, so let’s start a war!

          • TonyMillion says:

            I guess the first version of a thing you see is the true version, so whatever. I just really loved E H Shepard’s drawings and now it’s hard to find anyone who even agrees that the colorized drawings are awful. Pen and ink equals black and white. It don’t need some bullshit color on it so some idiot kid can see it, like some retarded bee looking for a snapdragon.
            On the other hand Beatrix Potter would be lifeless without color, it’s jst art/illustration.
            Oh, and COMIX ARE NOT ART, THEY’RE COMIX!!! Just a lagniappe.

        • Kevin Joyce says:

          French/African, I believe.

          I loved the books. My favorite was Babar and Father Christmas. There was a page-spread in the middle showing a diagram of Father Christmas’s underground habitat, with rooms for living, sleeping, cooking, storage; elves in pointy hoods were scattered about. I would gaze at it for many minutes before turning the page, and would return to it periodically before finishing the book.

          I’ve seen some of the cartoons. Fortunately, I can fairly easily brush away the mental detritus, and books cannot be “ruined” for me as they are for many others.

          • TonyMillion says:

            French, you’re right! Celeste, etc. It’s true about ruining. I always tell my girls, “Girls! They can buy the rights to all my comics and books and ruin them all they want as long as we can then afford a Victorian house with stairs and porches and a big yard! The books will always be here, untainted!” “Yes, Father, and besides, we don’t like your books anyway!”

  9. TonyMillion says:

    The HBO Good Night Moon thing was great. NO ANIMATION!

  10. TonyMillion says:

    Imagine if they tried to animate Maakies!!!

  11. John M. says:

    I just read the un-namer book to my four-year-old daughter last week. I love it. She was interested. It was hard to tell how much of it she was following. She asked questions about the various monsters and the machine that was wrecking the big Victorian house. The metaphysical parts or whatever were over her head but they were over my head, too. Not in a bad way.

    It’s a great book. A lot better than a lot of the garbage that gets brought home from the library. Half of it is pedantic lesson-forcing crap about how Hands Are Not for Hitting and half of it is useless crap that just refers to some TV show and doesn’t bother even trying to exist without reference to TV or toy commercials or shit. Thanks Tony for creating something worthwhile in this fucking world.

    • ricky says:

      This makes me wonder…… when might we be getting some new Sock Monkey? I would love another series like The Inches Incident.

    • TonyMillion says:

      The point I was making with that book was that the things we yearn for are actually mostly remembering the things that we wanted to find or get to, that we yearn after our lost yearning. The discovery is that we can make the shit we wanted if we just make it ourselves, taking up the cause of childhood. Remember wishing you had the greatest treehouse ever? Well, now we can make one, even if it’s just a book about them.
      I want to make a movie of that book, but the script has to be clearer.
      It’s a DIY message! But more romantical/fantastic.

  12. Nic Farra says:

    The Wind in the Willows would be the poorer without Ernest H, and as for Pooh, well Dorothy Parker can go and shit in her hat, it’s eternal genius and so inextricably bound with EH that I have long plotted the downfall of Disney, after smashing the State, natch. I preferred Mickey when he was trying to sneak out of hotels without paying.

    • TonyMillion says:

      Disney did such great stuff on their own, why did they have to fuck with other people’s shit?? Bambi, Mickey, Snow White were all amazing stars. Pinnochio was great, Dumbo! I know Pinocchio and Snow White were old stories, but they came from folklore, it’s public domain. They did it justice.

      • Nic Farra says:

        Louis Prima is the baddest King of the Jungle. And who didn’t fancy the Wicked Queen? Huh? Huh?

        Still, given the choice I’d take Der Struffelpeter, Tenniel, Graham, Shepherd, Rackham and Lear over the twentieth century. You, Crumb, Gorey and Baxter are top of my list, but I guess it’s lonely at the top. I like Barks and Gottfredson, but where’s the horror and the pity?

        • Kevin Joyce says:

          Just out of morbid curiosity, I’d like to see what Disney would make out of Struwwelpeter.

        • TonyMillion says:

          Brunetti is covering that.

          • Eric says:

            Pinocchio is not folklore. It comes from an Italian writer by the name of Carlo Collodi.
            I just wish Disney had left in the parts where he burns his own feet off and kills that damn talking cricket. Would have been funnier.

  13. Nic Farra says:

    I’ve been rethinking this whole ’20thC can take a flying fuck’ thing and I’ve decided I’m just plain RONG! I love Herge and Low and Giles and Norman Lindsay and Ronald Searle and Gerald Scarfe and Hap Kliban (but not The Far Side and not Watterson) and Edward Gorey and John Burningham and Maurice Sendak. I guess the thing I like the best is the independent thinking and the lack of regard for what is ‘current’ and the singular genius that all these artists share. Oh and Millionaire. Him too.

    • TonyMillion says:

      20th Century was the best one. From 1900 on.

      • Eric says:

        “(but not The Far Side and not Watterson)”

        This is just pompous elitist bullshit.
        “Ooo, they were syndicated so they are beneath my artsy fartsy sensibilities.”
        Please get over yourself. Larson and Watterson were geniuses.

        • TonyMillion says:

          They were great!

        • TonyMillion says:

          They were great!

        • Nic Farra says:

          Nothing to do with syndication! I’m an actor and believe me, ya takes the work where ya can gits it or ya dasn’t eats! I simply prefer Kliban for originality and sheer pithiness over the similar territory Larson worked. As for Watterson, though he is a great graphic artist, he recycles cartoons more than my taste allows for and uses similar formats so often as to lose surprise and lessen enjoyment for me. Syndication from my point of view would be a huge workload and who hasn’t repeated a good joke every so often in a different get-up. However, the artists I admire fall prey to that syndrome less often.

          Maybe a little too artsy fartsy for you my fiend, but I don’t have to suck your dick.

          • Kevin Joyce says:

            Yes, you do.

          • TonyMillion says:

            You should suck his dick after that Waterson screed. Daily comics is all about repetition. A daily is “a place you go to”.

          • Eric says:

            I don’t have any problems with “Art”. What I do have a problem with is assholes like you who get to decide what is “Art” and not the rest of us ‘uneduemucated’ lowlifes. Who the fuck do you think you are? Just as I said, “pompous elitist bullshit”. Please get over yourself. You might actually find some real friends.

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