BOOM! Studios has announced that the Darkwing Duck creative team of Tad Stones, Ian Brill, James Silvani, Amy Mebberson, and Christopher Burns will be attending the Long Beach Comic Con on Saturday to sign your stuff! The group will be at the BOOM! Studios booth (#112) on Saturday, October 30, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM and then again from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM. If you loved the Darkwing Duck animated series, and are digging what BOOM! is doing with the property in comic book form, then this might be the chance to get something special. via BOOM! Studios
Unfortunately, there’ll be no new Hellboy Animated movies following the stumble the movie had at the box office (don’t blame Hellboy, blame The Dark Knight).Â The third animated movie, The Phantom Claw, is being kept close to the chest until such a time the idea might be pitched to the Cartoon Network or other network featuring animated fare. So what is writer/producer Tad Stones up to?
Drat! My TiVo has been acting up lately, locking up at the most inappropriate times. The most recent lock up failed to record Hellboy: Blood and Iron, the second Hellboy Animated movie. I was really looking forward to it too. Guess, I’ll have to wait until it hits on DVD to pick it up. In our interviews with Tad Stones, he has always said a third picture was in the works, but only if the first two did well. no green light yet but when I have time I proceed as if we have one so that means organizing reference
In our interviews with Tad Stones, he’s alluded to future Hellboy Animated projects waiting in the wings. Tad posted on his blog site a wee bit of information on the third film called The Phantom Claw. WOOT! How awesome of a title is that? The Phantom Claw will be an original Hellboy movie that has its roots in the comics, expands on several themes. When it came time to talk seriously about the third movie, three elements resurfaced: Lobster Johnson, Hellboy’s origin, and classic Universal Monster movies. If Sword of Storms was the folklore side of Hellboy, Blood and Iron
If you haven’t read the very fast interview I did with Tad Stones yesterday, you really need to read it. Like now would be good (I’ll wait). … Back? Did you catch the bit about Turok, Son of Stone? The Animation Guild (TAG) official blog has a quick quip about Turok as well. Another project in the building is Turoc, Son of Stone, a property that’s seen service as a Gold Key comic and video game. Well, it’s now boing to be a 70-minute DVD produced for Classic Media being supervised by animation veteran Tad Stones. Cool, a full on
Hellboy Animated just one of many projects Major Spoilers had a moment to catch up with the ever busy Tad Stones, producer for the upcoming Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron. In the rush, there was only time for a few quick questions that range from Tad’s past to future projects.
While I have no problem writing Best Of and Top Ten lists, this is my first year coming up with a Best Of list for comics, and it has been a real challenge. First there is the whole “thousands of titles out there” deal, then there is the fact that these kinds of lists are a touchy subject to write. What may be on my Best Of list, is on the @$$ List for someone else. Regardless, it’s time to look back over the year and see what was tops when it came to comics.
I’ve been rather lax in getting all of you wonderful marvelous readers updates on the next installment of the Hellboy animated movie, Blood and Iron. Tad Stones has been super busy locking the picture and doing ADR (Audio Dialogue Replacement), but had a chance to update his blog with news on the upcoming flick.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms debuts this weekend on the Cartoon Network (check your local listing for times). Stephen Schleicher had a chance to talk with Producer/Director/Writer Tad Stones to discuss Hellboy’s transition to animated features, styles, and future Hellboy animated projects.
Tad Stones has posted more information about the Hellboy Animated series at his blog site. The picture is going through some final color tweaking before being sent for sound mix. Even though Tad says he pushed to make the animated feature as dark as possilbe, he admits one scene may be too dark.
Gentle Giant Ltd. will be releasing Bustups of the Hellboy Animated series. These tiny little statues have amazing detail, and for only a couple of bucks (six to be exact) you can own them all. Series One will include: Hellboy in Kimono, Hellboy vs. Batgod, Fighting Hellboy, Lightning and Thunder with Build-a-figure Skeleton. Pieces of the Build-a-figure Skeleton will be included with the other figures. via Gentle Giant Ltd. (link)
Tad Stones has posted on the Hellboy Animated blog site to let everyone know Hellboy: The Sword of Storms is picture locked (the timing won’t change). Looks like the feature will come in between 75 and 76 minutes by the time it is released on the Cartoon Network in October. Chris Drake is now scoring music to the exact frame. The guys at Audio Circus are deciding how long the sound of a zombie head exploding should be. Does it last as long as the visual or are the last wisps of zombie dust silent? Meanwhile, the visuals are tweaked.
Tad Stones let spill he and Mike Mignola will be at the 12th Annual Fan Expo in Canada this weekend, and will be showing the opening from the upcoming Sword of Storms Hellboy animated movie. On Sunday, he and Mignola will answers questions from the fans on the project and possibly more. Budgets are being formulated and plans discussed for 2007, let’s hope they include more movies! Meanwhile I’m tangled in technical crap about screen resolution, compression, file conversions, eeEEAARGhh! I just want to make the dang movie! So I feel a little like Hellboy here. If you are going