Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scavenger "Fun"-t

the_game2007_2What's weaker than the title of this blog entry? Its tie-in to animation! Nevertheless, I must give a shout out to The Game 2007. This all-day scavenger hunt, which covered The Grove, Hollywood Forever cemetary, the Hollywood Wax Museum, SAG and 18 other destinations, was an unbelievable blast. My team consisted of Neil "Scrubs" Flynn, Rad "Fruit of the Loom Apple" Daly, and Blaine "My Husband" Capatch, the former two being complete strangers until that very day. Collectively, we were Gina, a spunky young actress, new to town and ready for success! And that's exactly what we got - if 14th place counts as success.

the_game2007_1The entire thing was masterminded by J.P. "Fruit of the Loom Green Grapes" Manoux, seen here about to eat a donut off a string with a satan:

Okay, animation... well, Sutton, Barth & Vennari, an agency who reps the likes of Dee Bradley Baker, BJ Ward and our own Eric Bauza, was one destination. Once there, we had to record an advert for Knott's Berry Farm, then meet with actual agents Rita Vennari and Pam Sparks, who sadly declined to take us on as a client. To fully appreciate the other genius touches, do read the breakdown of the hunt here!


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Monday, October 01, 2007

Let's all play in the...

In my excessive summer busyness, I forgot to mention an entertaining new production at the Steve Allen Theater. Proudly billing their collection as the "worst cartoons ever," Cartoon Dump! showcases classics of a not-bygone-enough era. Typical attributes of these shorts include: ridiculous lipsync (recorded after the animation?), no lipsync (the kids in "Big World of Little Adam" speak exclusively from behind a book), frighteningly off-model characters, nonsensical storylines, artistic laziness, and general stupidity. In other words, laughs.

Cartoon Dump! is produced by CartoonBrew.com's Jerry Beck and Mystery Science Theater 3000's Frank Conniff. Between the horrendous flicks, Frank and comedienne Erica Doering perform delightfully dejected sketches as "Moodsy, the Clincally Depressed Owl" and "Composte Brite," and are periodically joined by a cast of characters that includes fellow MST3Ker Joel Hodgson as "Dumpster Diver Dan."

When's the next show? October 23rd!
Steve Allen Theater @ the Center for Inquiry - West
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

More info here!



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