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Crushable Predicts The Plot of the Angry Birds Movie

Crushable Predicts The Plot of the Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds movie is moving forward apace. And while there are those doubters out there who think it’s silly and preposterous to make a feature film out of an iPhone game, the creators of said film will not be discouraged. In fact, David Maisel, the former Chairman of Marvel Studios (and executive in charge of the picture), believes it will change the face of video game movie adaptations. This is, clearly, excellent news. No longer will movie premises be confined to the tyranny of board games, as recently and excellently discussed by Mindy Kaling in the New Yorker. The world of video game based films is only at its beginning. After the jump, our projections for 2012’s blockbusters. More »

What Else Can We Do with Disney Princesses At This Point?

What Else Can We Do with Disney Princesses At This Point?

We’re in a bit of Disney princess overload at this point: They’ve been reimagined as the villains of their stories, Sith Lords, obese women, and superheroes — the last one at least twice, with these Sailor Moon lookalikes the latest offering. Are we ever going to stop drawing Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, and the others for laughs?

Personally, I don’t want there to be an end to silly Disney princesses, since each rendition is incredibly creative. The fact that the princesses are universally well-known helps the joke: Tweak some main stuff but keep specific details and a general sense of the original costume, and you’re one clever artist. My question is, what reimagining hasn’t been done yet? More »