SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Happiness, Pt. 1

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Mar 20, 2006

An evil koala

Do any of the hardcore animation nuts in the audience know when I'll finally be able to buy the 2-disc special edition of Lilo and Stitch? It was originally scheduled to come out alongside the 2005 direct-to-video sequel, but as of today it still hasn't turned up in North America. It is available in Australia and the UK, but I can't find any word -- official or rumoured -- on a release date for my home continent.

Come on, Disney. I don't care about Bambi II: Revenge of Thumper or Lilo and Stitch 2: Electric Direct-to-Video Boogaloo. Give me the original, special edition goods! Also, put out a DVD collection of the Hercules animated series. That show was awesome. James Woods!

Sam Logan

Mar 17, 2006


Word is just starting to trickle in about Pixar's Cars, which had its first advance screening a day or two ago at ShoWest. Everything I've heard so far has been positive. And you know, I want it to be good, I really do. I love Pixar, I love John Lasseter, I love the whole world-populated-by-cars concept... but I swear on a stack of comicbooks, I absolutely can not stand Larry the Cable Guy.

The film is supposedly about a big city racer who learns some important life lessons from a quaint, rural community. Cliched, but I can handle that. But what I don't think I can handle is seeing the admirable folksy wisdom of small town life represented by a comedian who is famous for portraying a racist redneck asshat. Was it opposite day in the casting department? I know it's just an act, and maybe that's not the persona he's going to employ for this film, but you have to wonder. After all, they're crediting the persona -- "Larry the Cable Guy" -- as the name of the actor playing the part! Sigh.

Sam Logan

Mar 15, 2006

An innovative new triangular sales structure

Perhaps the devil imp was trained by Mr. Gillespie!

John K -- creator of Ren and Stimpy, among other things -- has a relatively new blog that is definitely worth checking out! Whenever John a) draws something, or b) discusses the animation industry, it is almost always worth checking out.

Not that I love every one of his cartoons or agree with every one of his opinions, mind you. But when the man is on, he is on. And at the very least, both his art and his yapping are almost always interesting. I wish more "big name" comic and animation artists had blogs updated as frequently and substantially as John's.

Sam Logan