Monday, June 08, 2015

The Stooges

Return in animated form.

'Three Stooges' Hitting the Screen as Animated Series

Christy Karacas, the co-creator of Adult Swim’s "Superjail!," created the animatic for the pilot and will direct it.

Cake, the London-based family entertainment firm, has partnered with animation house Titmouse (Turbo FAST) and C3, the owners of the Stooges estate and brand, on the venture, which will be launched to potential buyers at the market of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The project will also be selling at licensing expo LIMA.

Titmouse will produce 52 segments that will be 11 minutes in length, featuring the classic physical, visual slapstick humor for which the Stooges are known. The stories will have limited dialogue, which is seen as ideal for global audiences and multiple platforms. ...

If you're of a certain age, then The Three Stooges were a major influence in your life. During the late 1950s, the old two-reeelers of Larry, Mo and Curly, made in the thirties and forties, were ubiquitous on television. They were so popular with the grade school set that Columbia commenced making low-budget, black-and-white features with the team, and kids flocked to Saturday matinees.

So now the originals are gone, but the memories (and character merchandising) live on. And how the stooges translate to cartoons is a mystery wrapped up tight in Technicolor ribbon. This being Adult Swim, TAG will need to go out and organize the show (assuming it's in California and not New York.)


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