Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Fox Animation

Apparently the House of Rupert won the bidding war for this 'toon.

Fox has partnered with Matthew McConaughey to develop an animated TV comedy based on his brother's life.

"My brother's life is so unbelievable, we had to animate it," McConaughey said.

My questions are: Where will it be done, when will it be done, and can we get the series under a contract?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Another celebrity-created vanity project! Better than having an animator or cartoonist create one, that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Amen, brother. As if "The Mighty B" and "Class of 3000" weren't bad enough.

On the other hand, cartoonists have created their share of crap too. "Fanboy and Chum Chum", anyone?

Floyd Norman said...

Hmm! I think I'll create a show about my brother.

Anonymous said...

instant animation - just add bong water!

what a f'ing child. he should be in children's animation. this deal smells like ass.

Rodger said...

Wait a minute, I smell plagiarism! I'm pretty sure that was the plot we came up with for the new "Chipmunks" miniseries scheduled to air on FOX in fall of 2012.

"The pitch-shifted treo pair up with "Spanky" McConaughey in an cavalcade of laughs as they trudge through the many misadventures of upper class suburban living. Hours of laughs for the whole family"

I can't believe the memo leaked out. This series was going to be gold!

Racattack Force said...

I don't get it: what exactly is the hook. So its based on his brother's life: it must have more substance than that. A major network wouldn't pick up a BAD show with a faulty premise, right?

Hey, wait! said...

@ Anonymous #2: I beg to differ-- Mighty B was one of the few celeb-created shows that was actually GOOD, since it had real animators running it!

Anonymous said...

it was a poehler vehicle, through and through, and a f'ing nightmare to work on because of this. it lived and died on her reputation. a bloated, over-budget exercise in SNL sycophantism.

Anonymous said...

major networks ONLY pick up bad shows with hooks. it is a rule. his brother is a perfect hook. a studio doesn't need anything else to make a show. they do not need stories. they do not need characters. they do not even need animators. they need matt's brother. that is all. it is that easy to make an animated television show. and it will be a huge hit because fox and matt, in lockstep, will say it is a huge hit over and over until your ears bleed.

Arlo said...

This is also bordering on borrowed content.

Doesn't David Sedaris have two widely acclaimed (and HILARIOUS) short stories about his redneck brother Rooster?

Yep. Though so.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it'll feature Matthew playing drums nude in room full of nude men, every one of them stoned off their arses? Oh....wait...that really happened...

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