Media Megaforum

Mike Mignola's Amazing Screw On Head... animated!
skoolmunkee at 4:09AM, July 14, 2006
(online)
posts: 7,058
joined: 1-2-2006
The entire 22 minute pilot can be viewed on scifi.com - http://www.scifi.com/amazingscrewonhead/

Apparently they may order more episodes based on the results of the web poll, although 4 have been done already.

Personally I found this hilarious. It's sort of Venture-Brothers-y, and there is some great comedic timing. David Hyde Pierce makes a wonderful Emperor Zombie. :) The animation is a bit cheap (lots of non-moving panels with mouth animation) which creates an unintentionally(?) ironic scene between Abraham Lincoln and Screw On Head… but really a very enjoyable cartoon.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:38PM
Ian Jay at 8:55AM, July 14, 2006
(offline)
posts: 720
joined: 1-4-2006
"You know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to smoke you.“

It would be mind-blowingly awesome if this got on the air. Mignola's style translates well to animation, and, frankly, the show is too hilarious not to garner ratings. (Not only in the very obvious ”punchline" sense, but also in the general absurdity of the thing. I didn't know Lincoln signed the Homestead Act to probe the West for dangerous relics from ancient civilizations past…)

And, of course, the voice acting was a cut above. This show needs to see the light of primetime (even if it gets cancelled after one season).

~IJ
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:56PM
SpANG at 10:07AM, July 14, 2006
(online)
posts: 3,105
joined: 1-1-2006
This looks good! I only saw the first couple of minutes, though. I haven't seen the funny yet. Also, I hope they explain why those people can have automatic/semi-automatic guns in the late 1800's.

.: SpANG! :.
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:51PM
Inkmonkey at 1:19PM, July 14, 2006
(online)
posts: 2,220
joined: 1-3-2006
Hellboy did get picked up; they're just doing the animation style differently, and it's not going to be on Sci-Fi (as far as I'm aware, at least)
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:59PM
ccs1989 at 3:23PM, July 14, 2006
(online)
posts: 2,656
joined: 1-2-2006
That was AWESOME! Everyone should fill out the survey in favor of this show.
http://ccs1989.deviantart.com

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:37AM
skoolmunkee at 1:18AM, July 15, 2006
(online)
posts: 7,058
joined: 1-2-2006
Yeah, the Hellboy cartoons are going straight to DVD or something. There's a production blog for it somewhere where they post backgrounds and information about it.

The only thing I didn't like about ASOH was that the main character wasn't very strong. :( He constantly got his scenes stolen, it seemed like his job was to say patriotic things and get smashed around. I didn't get nearly as good a sense of him as I did for Emperor Zombie, or even Patience. I'm not sure if it's because his voice actor sounds kind of wimpy or if it's just a writing thing… but I'd hope in future episodes they make him a bit stronger.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:38PM
Hawk at 10:31AM, July 15, 2006
(online)
posts: 2,760
joined: 1-2-2006
I really liked that cartoon. I mean, it was funny, original, and absurd. I'd love to see it get on TV.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:45PM
Ian Jay at 12:49PM, July 15, 2006
(offline)
posts: 720
joined: 1-4-2006
Tater Salad
This could be the first thing I've cared about on the Sci-Fi channel since MST3K.

Nothing on the Sci-Fi channel will ever surpass MST3K. But this'll do, for now.

~IJ
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:56PM
marine at 5:18PM, July 15, 2006
(offline)
posts: 2,425
joined: 1-6-2006
Inkmonkey
Hellboy did get picked up; they're just doing the animation style differently, and it's not going to be on Sci-Fi (as far as I'm aware, at least)

Its going to be on the WB from what I've heard.

Also the screw on head thing wasn't great. I'd prefer more crappy episodes of the space thing. Its vulgar jokes appeal to my interests.
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:51PM
SpANG at 7:20PM, July 26, 2006
(online)
posts: 3,105
joined: 1-1-2006
I finally got to watch this. It was great! It's got my vote!

.: SpANG! :.
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:51PM

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved