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April Fools Threads / Hmmmmmm.
« on: April 01, 2014, 07:02:12 am »


Dick Tracy joins the search for Annie

CHICAGO (March 28, 2014) — Faithful readers who’ve wondered what happened to Annie Warbucks will learn all the hair-raising details when two of the greatest adventure comic strips of all time collide starting June 1 in the daily and Sunday adventures of “Dick Tracy.”

When last seen on Sunday, June 13, 2010, in the “Annie” strip’s finale, Annie Warbucks was in the clutches of the war criminal known as “The Butcher of the Balkans” somewhere in Guatemala. Although this notorious assassin assured Annie she wouldn’t meet the same gruesome end as his countless other victims, he warned her she’d never see Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks again and that for the rest of her life she’d accompany him on his deadly travels.

That cliffhanger left unanswered the fate of the courageous young woman whose globe-spanning adventures have thrilled millions since her Aug. 5, 1924, debut and inspired a Broadway musical and two motion pictures based on the show — the most recent set to hit the big screen Christmas 2014. Now, thanks to “Dick Tracy” artist Joe Staton and writer Mike Curtis, fans won’t need to wonder much longer about Annie’s fate.

According to Curtis, it turns out that after some time spent fruitlessly searching the world for his beloved adopted daughter, Warbucks has decided to enlist the help of the only man who can rescue Annie: Dick Tracy.

“As a lifelong admirer of Annie, I felt the need to unravel her disappearance,” says Curtis, who’s helmed “Dick Tracy” with Staton since March 2011. Curtis’ previous writing credits include “Richie Rich” and “Casper the Friendly Ghost” for Harvey Comics.

“Joe and I have planned Annie’s rescue for some time, and we’ll deliver action-packed, over-the-top thrills and chills as the two features combine their casts for what we hope will be the most historic tale in comic strip history,” Curtis says.

Staton says this story arc is a dream come true for him. “Whether I’m working in the DC, Marvel or any other universe, it’s always a privilege to be standing on the shoulders of so many giants,” he says. The artist, who’s been drawing comics for many years and has more than 1,000 credits under his belt, is perhaps best known for his work with the Green Lantern series, for which he created several alien Green Lanterns, including Kilowog, Salakk and Arisia.

“Dick Tracy” was created by Chester Gould, and “Little Orphan Annie” created by his friend Harold Gray. Both are owned and trademarked properties of Tribune Content Agency. Fans across the country, as well as the industry, have given the creative team of Staton and Curtis high marks for having breathed new life into the iconic adventure strip. “Dick Tracy” won the comics world’s signature Harvey Award in 2013 for Best Syndicated Strip. The strip is produced by artist Staton and writer Curtis, along with inker Shelley Pleger, colorist Shane Fisher and technical consultant Sgt. Jim Doherty.

For more details, contact:

Mike Curtis, “Dick Tracy” writer


Leigh Hanlon, Associate Editor

General Discussion / Just FYI
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:59:56 pm »

Starting tomorrow (12/20) and for the following two weeks, I'll be offline due to professional commitments. Whatever thoughts or items of interest you may wish to share in the meantime, please feel free to do so by private message or e-mail. Much obliged, and I'll see you on the flip side. :)

The Geez

TTTP In Exile / Terrytoons Spoken Here (Mark II)!
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:32:17 am »
Yes, it's back after a months-long hiatus ... the thread that still dares to pay proper respect to The Cartoons from New Rochelle that Television Forgot!

First up in this new incarnation:  One of "the real great adventures of ..." aw, you know!

Now, name the first golden age cartoon that this brings to mind.  C'mon.  You know you want to.   ;)

General Discussion / Caution: Anime Discussion! ;-)
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:00:39 am »
This one's for any of my kindred spirits still here, who don't necessarily believe that exposure to anime is lethal.

With that disclaimer out of the way (everybody still here? thanks), I'd like to pose a few questions-within-questions, the answers to which will be of great help to someone who's been pretty much out of touch with continuing developments in the anime world for about two years now (me!).

1) Is there still **one** comprehensive online news source for anime and related projects?

2) Which do you feel is the single most dependable (and 100% legal) website currently streaming new episodes of anime series?

3) Similar to 2), can you recommend just one reliable source for affordably priced anime DVDs?

And 4) What's the deal in the USA right now with "Sailor Moon"?

Domo arigato for your help with 1), 2), and 3) !!!!!!!

The Geez

Anybody still want this?  Here it is!   ;D

For openers, Stu and Jerry started with a killer "mashup" of Terrytoons theme songs, then went directly to introducing June Foray!  She's speaking now.

Memo to anyone who may just have watched tonight's "Jeopardy" round:  I heard the answer about Paul Terry, but then the phone rang.  So, what was the question?  Thanks in advance.

[*Also, $300 may or may not have been the correct amount, but I don't recall what that was, either.  Have mercy.]

General Discussion / R.I.P. Peter Bergman of Firesign Theatre
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:08:29 pm »
And a huge era in improv comedy ends ... with all of us the poorer for it.   :(,0,6089210.story

Yes, I'm talking about one (1) factory-fresh copy of the new Shout Factory "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" DVD, "The Friendship Express," available for a swap.

It's yours in return for a likewise factory-fresh copy of any other animation DVD you have to offer ... your choice (best offer nails it at my discretion, of course).

Oh, and did I mention that (if you hadn't already known this) it includes the unedited version of "The Last Roundup"?  That'll hit the censors where they live!

Reply by Private Message only, please, to make an offer.   ;D

Yes, that MetLife TV spot has elsewhere been widely compared to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in its massive gathering of unlikely cartoon cousins in one place.

But I've more recently been hearing cautious whispers that other classic characters **may** have been cut from the commercial prior to airtime, for any number of possible reasons, and that one of those **may** have been Terrytoons' own Deputy Dawg.

Yes?  No?  And which others met that fate, if any?  I have yet to find any online info to answer those questions, so any such whispers remain, for now, in the foggy land of Rumordom.

Any certifiable details out there on this point?  The floor's open.  And thanks.

... well ... near and dear to at least some of us here:

DERPY HOOVES!!!!!!!  :o

TTTP In Exile / Terrytoons Spoken Here
« on: October 31, 2011, 06:54:30 pm »
And now, a thread to pay proper respect to The Cartoons from New Rochelle that Television Forgot!  Well, some of them, at least.

First up:  "Chop Suey" (1930), produced by Paul Terry and directed by Frank Moser (whose name guarantees that no Terrytoon is much older than this!).

"What was past is prologue."  (Anon.)

The future of classic cartoon conversation awaits us here ... so let's get started.

And by all means, bring your like-minded friends aboard too!

General Discussion / Classic Animated TV Commercials!
« on: October 29, 2011, 10:18:53 pm »
Content?  Did somebody say content?

I hope this thread fills a little bit of the bill, then!   ;D

For openers, here's John Hubley's finest hour as a maker of TV ads:  The Marky Maypo collection.

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