Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Who wants to see THE HE HOG MOVIE?

Here is my totally mainstream family oriented kid's movie idea. G rated. I just pitched it again and everyone laughed like crazy but then worried that it's too edgy, which it's not. We live in a strange world where no one in business seems to want to make money.
PROFESSOR MOLE AND HIS EVIL INSECT BMF THREATEN ARMAGEDDON!
THE BRAIN THAT PUNISHED A PLANET
This is the brain that almost wrecked a planet. It is packed with dangerous ideas. Moles grow on the brain in front of our very eyes. They devour the brain impulses causing the scalp to tingle with a burning urgency too intense for our puny imaginations to contemplate. The brain must constantly feed the moles with fantastic ideas that tamper with God's laws. The brain longs for peace and respite from the gnawing voracious moles that demand ever more frightening ideas. The more awful the ideas, the more delicious they taste.
This is Professor Mole, hapless human host of the itching pulsating brain.
The Professor is quiveringly deranged but not technically evil. He just has a burning brain that must needs tamper with God's laws. The brain wishes it could survive without its primitive and morally infused host. But the brain cannot live without the precious blood supply pumped into it by the generous professor's empathic heart and so for the moment must put up with his restraining ethical principles. The brain needs a willing ally in order to follow through on any of its shocking innovations.
Professor Mole is dedicated to benefitting society through the advance of science. He himself though is so hideous that he is shunned by the very society he longs to benefit and must conduct his awesome experiments in a hidden basement laboratory. The basement is putrid with dank mold and segmented creeping things of a lower order. Professor Mole has an unusual fascination for segments and collects them in jars. Sometimes he makes new things from unrelated segments. It's one of his many harmless obsessions. He thinks maybe humans would get along better if we had crisp segments rather than rude connective tissue.

MIKEY MANTID
Mikey is a praying mantis who lives in the basement of the same tenement building as professor mole. The professor discovers him one day hovering in the dank shadows, grooming his segments - which makes an eerie and beckoning musical call. To Mole's surprise, Mikey is not afraid of the professor's deeply ugly countenance. The professor befriends Mikey and feeds him. He massages his segments, oils them and keeps them in perfect working order.

Mikey is professor mole's only friend. Unlike his kindly master, Mikey is truly evil and joins forces with the Professor's throbbing ghastly brain. Mole, blinded by his love for Mikey, unwittingly commits unspeakable atrocities upon mankind in order to please his voracious segmented buddy.


ask about FEEDING TIME if you dare...

The danger of Professor Mole's Doomsday machine is so great that He Hog enlists the aid of the fantastic otherworldly
BOTTLED CITY OF HUMAN WOMEN!



Beautiful sculpts by Hryma!

159 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Holy crap! He-Hog's finally being made into a feature film? Please let it be so. I was watching the pilot you guys animated this morning, and I loved the smart sense of humor behind it and how you poked fun at superheroes and even film noir in a funny way.

This really should have been into a show all the way back in the late 90s. What were those executives thinking by not greenlighting this?

Thiago Levy said...

Yes Bring it to us with using the incredible wonders of latest technological advancements in the field of visual! The ultimate format that has struck the world of entertainment. 3D! Yes 3D! Oh my God it is 3D! Oh no its going to hit me Ahhh! No it is just 3D I will be fine!

Aaron Clark said...

That actually would be a great film, it's not often a hog saves the day.

Mr. Warhead said...

This looks awesome! I like the maquete of the villain. Did you make that?

ComiCrazys said...

If you all want to see just how AMAZING He-Hog can be, then watch this teaser.

BEST OF LUCK, JOHN!!!

Austin Papageorge said...

Heck yeah, I'd like to see this as a feature film!

RooniMan said...

That would be the best movie EVER!!

Alvaro said...

"Who wants to see THE HE HOG MOVIE?"
I surely do!

Kristina said...

Good Luck!!!
I really, really hope they pick it up because I haven't watched a new American cartoon in theaters in 2 or 3 years.

1960s retro seems to be kind of a fad right now, with that show "Mad Men" and the fashions people are wearing. Maybe you can ride that wave...*crosses fingers*

David Gale said...

I'd LOVE to see this. Are you pitching it as a CG movie?

Archie said...

Yes, i want to see this movie and i want to see it now. Hopefully you wont be pressured into making this into a 3D movie. Beat those executives into submission John. Let them give you and give us what we need and want!!!!

Onkel Chrispy said...

Hell yes!! Joyous, sweet, cartoon candy for my eyeball mouths!!

Archie said...

Who made the models John, they're amazing. I'd buy one if i had the money and if they were for sale.

Raff said...

Count me among those who want to see it!

Alex said...

Looks alot more visually appealing than that Yogi Bear movie.

BTW, hoping to see John's opinons based off the ghastly trailer soon.

Niki said...

Oh God I hope it's in 3d so I can look at all the dimensions of hog butt I want!

Taco Wiz A.K.A That One Guy said...

I WANT TO SEE THIS!
I WANT TO SEE THIS!

I hope you're pitching it to the company that greenlighted Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! I can totally see them picking this up!

Whether this is 2D or CGI, I can see you making thids work.

Sean Lane said...

Can you ever post the Psychiatrist stuff that is sometimes the intro to the Hehog pilot?

Isaak said...

If you succeed, are you going to put cartoons before your movie, specifically public domain cartoons that haven't seen the light of day for awhile, but deserve to be seen?

It would be great if you used your fortune to try to get rare cartoons out for the public while you have a bargaining position.

HemlockMan said...

I would watch that. I would especially watch that if I were a little boy. Since I am an overgrown little boy, I would watch the High Holy Hell out of HE HOG.

Trey Brown said...

im crossing my fingers and wearing my liederhosen for you!

Ollie said...

YES! I'd love to see this as a movie! He's my favorite of your unused characters.

marcushelbling said...

Good lord, this is amazing! You better make this into a movie and make the world a better place!

Chris Dacol said...

NIcE!!!

Kirk said...

"Jumpin' Be-Jeezuz, my Hogsense is tingling!"

Yowza, long overdue!

Mark said...

YES YES YES. Make this movie please!

Paul B said...

If they do not want to invest in this is because they are idiots.

Alberto said...

OHHH!! I would be willing to pay the $10+ to see this on the big screen!

Isaak said...

What are the odds this movie will be produced, because I can promise you I will be there with popcorn if you succeed?

Benjamin Anders said...

I'd watch it!

Dr. Depo said...

Cons of He-Hog being in CG: Even John K might find CG a little difficult

Pros of He-Hog being in CG: He can show those Pixar suckers how it's done.

vhpayes said...

Yes! I would love to see HE HOG!!!!

Kent said...

Yes. A 2-D cel animated film in 3-D! Like the old Donald Duck cartoon they showed before Meet the Robinsons. I would LOVE that.

Taco Wiz A.K.A That One Guy said...

You know what would be cool? If this was a musical. I love John K, and I love musicals. It'd be better than Beauty and The Beast and Rocky Horror combined!

Dan said...

Hells yeah!!! I'd love to see that!!

Oisin O'Sullivan said...

YES i want to see this get made!!!

Roberto Severino said...

So, Johnny, did the company you (gulp!) pitched to like the idea? Did they give you a bunch of notes on how to "improve" your characters?

Kieran Pertnav said...

Good luck with this, I'm rooting for you though the studios seem to be more interested in 80s reboots than original idea nowadays.

Try to be nice to the execs, even if they're stupid. It's more important to see your movie get made than for you to stick it to them.

Timefishblue said...

I vote YEA

Atomic said...

I would pay in AMERICAN CURRENCY to watch that movie.

Jack G. said...

A cartoony feature film?
Will you finally get to do full animation like 40's cartoons?

Yeah, I'd support this.

Good luck with approval (and development hell).

Pedro Vargas said...

Yes, yes and YES!!! Good luck, John!! I seriously hope this turns into a movie!

Jeff M said...

I vote YES! Greenlight it!

C said...

I want to see it for the mantis alone! He's cute!

The Butcher said...

Rooting for you as always. Would love to see this film.

Can we at least expect some bacon doodles of this?

Guy Cx said...

It looks absolutely lovely!

At first sight, Professor Mole's top view picture gave me the impression his head was a big ice cream ball. (Anyone else had this same impression?)

YES, I want to see the HE HOG MOVIE!

Andrew Mortlock said...

Yeeaahh I'll watch it fifteen billion times.

top cat james said...

Three good news posts in a row!

Forget the executives, just think of the fun you'll have with the MPAA ratings board.

Scrawnypumpkinseed said...

Holy hell! I can't wait to see this! The production art and models looks fantastic.

What studio are you pitching to?

Calvin said...

SHOW IT NOWWWW!!!!!!!

rad sechrist said...

I would love to see this!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I think it goes without saying.

Allari Ruiz said...

Yaay! I hope the greenlight the project.
A return to fun cartoons without the usual pixar sappiness

chrisallison said...

Been waiting since the 90's!

Katy Lloyd said...

Yes I would love to see this. We need some of your magic in cinemas!!

TedM said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I would love to see a movie that's worth my time and money. Go for it John fight the power!

TedM said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I would love to see a movie that's worth my time and money. Go for it John fight the power!

RogerDog said...

I do!

Bob Lilly said...

I wish you didn't have to pitch your creation to anyone and already had your own financing. Hopefully you will find kindrid spirits in the room and not just a bunch of empty suits who look to see what the alpha empty suit wants them to agree with.
Hope it goes your way with something yours left in.

Timothy R said...

I'll probably pass out of excitement if this is made.

Good luck, John!

Henry Chapman said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Bear_%28film%29
is life even worth living any longer?

Henry Chapman said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Bear_%28film%29
is life even worth living any longer?

Isaak said...

Are you going to reunite your Spumco crew if they approve the movie?

Also, what news have you heard regarding the executives' opinion of your pitch?

Please succeed!

JohnK said...

Well I gotta sell it first...

Of course I would want to work with the best people I could.

John E. B. said...

I need this movie...if I don't see it I will be sufficated by the overwhelming number of crap-tastic CGI cutesy movies that will take its place!

Isaak said...

When are you selling it and how long does it take for them to make a decision?

glamaFez said...

Please bring it.

Shawn Dickinson said...

YES! I WANT THIS MOVIE TO BE MADE!!!

matthiusmonkey said...

YEA td would be amazeing hope you get the funding and i hope they let you make it as traditional animation >< itll will be awsome !

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

I'd LOOOOOOVE to see this film! HeHog's a great character!

Isaak said...

Are you going to try to start a new rennaisance, by using full animation, no "cheats."?

I don't know how much they plan to give if at all, but I hope it is enough.

Roberto González said...

I would really like to see a movie made by you. Disney's influence is a little too big. I want to see a whole movie dedicated to laugh, without filler. I'm sure there is no need of morals or pathos to make a good animated movie. Not that I always hate that, but a lot of times those things are too aimed for children or sappy people/critics. I want to see a movie in the Looney Tunes fashion.

Geneva said...

Yes please!!

Esun said...

A superhero pig vs a proffessor with giant moles and a praying mantid?

It gets not any better than this!

Constantine said...

When I first saw sketches for HeHog I was like "That's a brilliant idea!" - if your pitching it FANTASTIC.

Is there anything us internet fans can do to ensure whoever is buying this great idea actually go through with it?

Viral marketing man... grasroots support.

Carmine said...

Spumco on the big screen!! Sounds amazing.

BTW, whats the story behind this He-Hog video? I'm sorry if its common knowledge, but I only recently discovered it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMhlwW-V1s

Its very funny. A He-Hog movie would be great, but I'd kill for a George Liquor/Jimmy with Ren and Stimpy movie :) :).

kurtwil said...

Our Illustrated Radio Stock 3D Amime soaked market's long overdue for another shot of JK creativity - I'd watch it!

And should any potential producer bemoan it's only flat drawings that won't sell in a 3D market, tell 'em there's software that'll ink and paint it __AND__ present it in 3D, Viewmaster style!
They'll get wild animation, jokes, sharp commentary and 3D!

Let's hope they'll give you the budget to put together a crazed, hungry-for-expression MMTNA-class crew (a bunch of contractors __won't do it__ !!!) and get He_Hog out there!

akira said...

dear executives that have a chance to greenlight this thing,
please pay john a crapload to make this thing!!! i'll see it 3 times in theater and buy the blu-ray, a couple t-shirts, and every action figure and whatever other he-hog merchandise you can dream up! you have the rare opportunity of advancing comedy entertainment to a higher level, and make a lot of money at the same time!

Mitch K said...

I want to see this!

Amblagar Studio said...

i wanna see it!!!
come on John! kick some butt!!!

mOo el destructor said...

Dear John:

You most consider travel to Europe and sell there you idea. In France Persepolis was a COMIC BOOK! the creator Marjane Satrapi was codirector in the animated film. I think the creators of Gorillaz has talented people and inversionist. You have de most incredible curriculum in animated world to conquer Europe and then return to conquist America.

Sincerely SergmOo

SparkyMK3 said...

John, do you honestly think that a cartoony feature could work?

I mean, Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a very cartoony feature film, so why didn't that do well?

marcushelbling said...

seriously, I need to see this movie made.

Gregory Jones Jr. said...

It's not a matter of whether or not I would see this movie. It's a matter of how hard will I watch it. When I buy the ticket, the box office is likely going to explode leaving a crater deep enough to reach China. If we get the movie at my theater it's going to run forever. My good people, WE NEED THIS MOVIE!

Yet considering the date of this topic I get the feeling this post is going to bite me in the ass. Ah well, just know that you have one more voice of support.

mike fontanelli said...

What do you mean "...then worried that it's too edgy"? Are they backpedaling? I'm disgusted, but not surprised. Why does everything good have to get past a committee of short-sighted morons (aka: "executives") before it can reach the public?

Kenneth F. Bosch said...

Yes !! I'd like to see the movie !!

Seth8900 said...

I would watch this movie and invite all of my friends. Over and over.

Adam Gunn said...

Yes please!

Chris_Garrison said...

I think maybe you should avoid pitching it as a G-rated feature, because anybody can see that, like all the best John K material, it revels in the thrill that comes from flirting with the edge of depravity. It just has the smell of that delicious smarm, and even the dumbest execs can detect that. Therefore, they'll feel icky when they think about it being shown to all the infants out there, and it's that icky feeling that leads to nowhere.

So I think you should pitch it as PG-13. Then, after you make it, maybe it could get a PG or even a G rating. Although, isn't a G rating actually bad news for films these days? You get more viewers with a PG or PG-13, right? So maybe just go for that in the first place.

Joshua Kahan said...

Why not pitch it on kickstarter.com?

I'm sure there would be tons of people willing to fund it. I would.

There's one film on there at the moment looking of $80k and they already have $76k

I hope i'm not being unrealistically naieve.

Also, what do you think makes a great pitch? In your experience of pitching and having work comissioned, what was it do you think that hooked?

Chris_Garrison said...

I agree that the execs must be bypassed, perhaps a la kickstarter or some such. Go straight to the people. Bill Plympton and Nina Paley are heroes, to me. If you have to have a super-low budget to do it, then so be it. Better that than to let it languish too long.

Terryman said...

Wow that looks really funny and the animation looks great! Id go to see it and Im sure plenty of other people would. I hope the pitch is successful for you John!

Mark said...

I would pay a lot of money to see this film!!

akira said...

PLEASE MAKE THIS!!!!! is there any way you could storyboard the film and make a book or ebook of the storyboard to sell us if nobody will have the balls/brains combination to produce this film... then at least we can imagine how the finished product might have been in our heads..??

Paul B said...

I WANT TO SEE TWO MOVIES OF THIS!

Nathan W. said...

Is it too ambitious to do it yourself with a bunch of interns working for free? I mean, you shouldn't have to, but you know better than any of us that nothing good can ever happen in this world.

Cry, cry, cry.

Oh, maybe talk to the Smurfs people - look at all the 'tude they shoehorned in there. And I read that the Weinsteins are working on an edgy Fraggle Rock.

In fact-checking this comment I came across the Hoodwinked guy's blog. Can you believe the Hoodwinked guy has a blog? I wonder if the average person could tell the difference between his stuff and yours. The average cartoonist or animator, even. Depressing.

Do you think the world deserves your cartoons?

Chip Butty said...

I can imagine some man-hating lady execs getting upset when He-Hog removes the ugly ones from his bottled city of beautiful women.

I can also imagine some gay male execs saying the pig isn't f***able enough.

But don't compromise your vision too much, I'd kill to see a Spumco feature film.

jeffreyJack said...

oh hell yeah iwanna see the He Hog Movie. I hope it is "too edgy" so the knobs who think that some things are too edgy will go crap themselves.

Gordeaux said...

EVERYONE SPREAD THE WORD GET A PETITION GOING! TELL EVERYONE! C"<ON PEOPLE LET"S ALL SUPPORT JOHN!!!
THE HOG CAN SAVE THE WORLD IN TWO WAYS!!

Ryan Storm said...

Dear God this better happen!
I've been hoping for a long time that you would usher out a new project, and bring Spumco back.
We need more quality cartoons like the ones you and the other Spumco players make!

Trevor Thompson said...

CG or traditional?

Elana Pritchard said...

From the way I see it, to comment on the relationship between Mikee, the professor, and Brain is no easy task, but to prove my ability as a storyteller, I will try.

Contrary to some more old-fashioned schools of thought, Mikee the mantis is not evil, but rather, like all proper insects, his actions and existence are dictated by a completely different force, the Earth’s magnetic fields. To bugs, fish, and all other non-human creatures, these invisible waves are the dominant force on Earth, dictating their instinct and echolocation, and for this reason Mikee happily allows them to penetrate his exoskeleton and flow freely through his insect form. Experience has taught our young friend never to try to control the Earth’s forces or impose his will upon them. In his neuvo-wisdom he realizes this pathetic fallacy only leads to struggle and hard suffering and should be avoided at all costs if possible. Although these forces of nature may not always look pretty from the point of view of us humans, we should be grateful because without them, harmony and balance would not exist.
As few realize, Mikee of course loves the professor and thinks about him almost constantly, and for good reason. Mikee and the professor have a symbiotic relationship. When brain worries, bug whispers in ear and tells him not to. When bug is too small and inexperienced to reach something, brain hoists him up with his thought waves for access and understanding. He’s extremely good at that.
Having a PHD in many sciences, the professor has developed a meticulous perfectionism, especially when it comes to form. Mikee acknowledges this, and has taken it upon himself to remind this man of science of nature’s beautiful imperfection, and when bothered he should just laugh it off and eat tacos, or whatever men of science and their bug friends do in their off time. Mikee also understands the professor’s need to communicate in extended metaphor. Again, he knows this from experience. Often times, when bugs try to translate their field-based echolocation into traditional human grammar, their words sound muddled and confused. This frustrates them to no end. Extended metaphor eases this problem.
Fortunately for all, what many people don’t know about the professor is that he is a kind and caring evil genius, and loves to dwell in higher realms, where he is happy and content. Whenever they need a break from the basement, he and Mikee hang out up there, where they have silly and endearing conversations. Of course, keeping in tune with nature’s harmony principal of contrast, these higher realms carry a dark thought counterpart, that neither evil genius nor mantis fully understand. These dark matter thoughts exist on the very fringes of science, but the going theory is that these thoughts must exist in order to balance the great good that exists in their actual realities. Be that as it may, like it or not, for the time being they are citizens of the Earth and must learn that they will not be truly content unless they can balance out these celestial good times with some ol’ fashioned mortal Earthliness. Mikee truly hopes that shoving aside his fear of the unknown, the professor will get in touch with him in these regular human realms cuz it’s his turn to do that for a change. He also knows there’s no one else that he’d completely stop his day and write a long letter to. That’s gotta mean something, you’d think.

Timefishblue said...

This would obviously be the greatest movie ever made, so yes.

Crystal(RB) said...

YES YES YES!
THIS LOOKS BRILLIANT

DrNobody said...

I would absolutely LOVE He-Hog either on the big screen, tv, or direct to dvd.. You could probably just film a pile of meat rotting on the ground for 80 mintues, and as long as it has John K on the product, I'll watch... Essentially, I don't understand why no one has faith automatically that your ideas are AWESOME!!

Sven Hoek said...

I HAVE THE TEMERITY!!
If this got made I would mess my pants. Id go broke watching it over and over. What kinda molecule is half-life? Well, there's nothing I can do now, there's marmalade on my butt.

Come on everyone, YouTube He-Hog the Atomic Pig!!

andrew said...

you couldn't go wrong with he-hog

Champs said...

John, any chance you grew up on Sugartown & Dorset rd in Devon, Pa? Went to Haverford and Columbia? I was your next door neighbor growing up if so and would love to reconnect. Eddie please reach me at champsok1@gmail.com If not , if you have a moment just to let me know I had the wrong John Gould., I know he worked as a cartoonist for while int he 80's but lost touch. Thanks!

martinus said...

Every kid in the world would wanna see this movie.

BlakeJ said...

I would love to see a He-Hog movie! Hold on to this one John - a John K feature would be a milestone! Good luck to you on selling the movie!

Williaint said...

Couldn't you vouche for a PG rating?
I mean, even some Disney Films are (or should be) PG...

Zoran Taylor said...

Never mind cartoony - I can picture a studio rejecting this on the basis that it's too INTELLECTUAL. Especially considering Elana's essay. Good luck, though!

ToonFreak95 said...

Best. News. Ever!

Well in a long time, I'm glad to see that you're finally getting work again, John! I'm hoping this'll pave the way for more Ren and Stimpys to be made or more of your cartoons, I'm hoping this once again shows the animation industry how things are done!

Isaak said...

For the love of pudding, this might bring back the animation comeback in tv from the early 90s. It certainly was better than today.

I will be sure to buy a ticket if this comes to pass.

Taber said...

Haha! This looks great!

Is it just me, or does Prof. Mole's face have a little Chuck Jones vibe?

Trevor Thompson said...

Hey Elana,

A for effort, babycakes, but that wasn't a story so much as a character bible. We learned of their relationship ( which probably involves drinking chamomile tea and reading Gloria Steinham ) but nothing happened.

Which is a surprise because with character development like that, a story should be easy to scribe. Ask Panda, she knows.

- trevor.

Randy Siplon said...

I would love to see this, and anything that comes out of your mind for that matter. How have you not had a series on Adult Swim by now? Seriously, someone has dropped the ball big time over at Cartoon Network.

Arschblog said...

I would love to see it as a movie!!!=)
But please no CGI! I want to see something really cartoony on the big screen!!!=)

Skid said...

This would be so great, start raising funds on Kickstarter!

Erik B said...

Go for it!

i haven't seen a great animation feature or short even, in theatres i liked or desperately wanted to see in a long time. Last feature i saw was Up, and it was al sentimental and at times boring.

So i hope the idea to see He-Hog on the bigscreen or dvd isn't science fiction!

Elana Pritchard said...

Trevor- Nail on the head!

andrew said...

Ahhhh, what happens at feeding time?

Shawn Luke said...

I put my bid in for a F@*K YEAH!

David Germain said...

I would absolutely see a He Hog movie. Spumco animation looks great on the big screen.

Who exactly are you pitching this too?

Mykal said...

A thousand yeses.

Gregory Jones Jr. said...

I'd buy out an entire theater's worth of seats to see this movie.

Isaak said...

Also, your criticism of current animation is similar in tone to Emerson's criticism of current action movies. Here is a great example of him criticizing a scene from Dark Knight. You both do a great service to examine what we watch

http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2011/09/in_the_cut_part_i_shots_in_the.html

Would love to hear what you think about this examination. Maybe you could do something similar for some of the currently popular animated films that on closer examination fail.

Still waiting for the day when I can watch Clamett-level animation premiering before an "Adventures of Robin Hood" quality film.

K-T said...

If anyone is curious as to how He-Hog would play out, here's an episode. I'm assuming the movie would be similar to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMhlwW-V1s

Also, I would watch a He-Hog movie at least 3 times in the theater.

Michael Vernon said...

It's like everything else in this bland world. Everyone love the stuff, Like "The He Hog Movie", but they won't put their money where it counts. Despite the doom and gloom, I think it will be done. It will of course be a HIT!

Isaac said...

I know I wouldn't want to look at that Professor Mole. All ugly, all the time, isn't my idea of "appealing".

She-Thing said...

YESSSSSSSSS Please!!!!

Mesterius said...

Keep pitching, I wanna see this! (Who are you pitching to at the moment, by the way? Or aren't you allowed to say that?)

ther1 said...

I'd love to see this. There hasn't been a good new American animated film for about a decade.

It's not "cute," though. I have no problem with it, but stingy parents and ex-hippies would be really upset. Maybe you should go the Nickelodeon route and put in a disclaimer saying that "this is not for anyone who didn't grow up watching actual cartoons" or something like that.

ict1099@gmail.com said...

I would love to see this movie. Is it going to be a TV Movie? If it is, maybe you should go to Cartoon Network.

mcfly said...

yes,
yes,
and triple yessss.

Aaron M said...

Looks awesome! TV or film, I'd be there!

Lavalle Lee said...

Brilliant! The teaser is great! I would pay to see this in theaters.

Roberto González said...

I'm afraid they would try to change too many things if they eventurally pick it, but I wish you good luck.

healingafterheartache said...

Hi John,
What's the projected budget you're pitching? Good talent costs $ but I imagine your projection is a fraction of the Big Bucks thrown at mediocre productions today.

Zoran Taylor said...

Hey, believe it or not, I just saw "Weekend Pussy Hunt" for the first time last night. I'm still speechless....

Zoran Taylor said...

Hey, believe it or not, I just saw "Weekend Pussy Hunt" for the first time last night. I'm still speechless....

Oscar Grillo said...

I would have said: "Yes. It is too edgy...And so what?"

Harmke said...

He-Hog we need you!!!!

Jeremy said...

Hi there Mr. Kricfalusi. I'm new in commenting on your blog, but have been following it for months.

I've always been a fan of the superhero comedies [i.e. Darkwing Duck, Freakazoid!, The Tick, etc]. So I'm looking forward to see how 'He-Hog, the Atomic Pig' turns out. Your concept art looks fun. :)

May I ask who you pitched it to? Or are you not allowed to reveal that kind of information yet?

Vincent Waller said...

You already know I would!

Zoran Taylor said...

Hey Nathan, that 60's garage record you posted is terrific! The lead singer sounds almost exactly like the guy from the Ugly Ducklings! I also love "I'm a man and I WON'T BE STEPPED ON!", followed immediately by the sound of a man being stepped on in the background - haha!! And in fact, "The Unrelated Segments" even sounds like the name of the Stones-equivalent band in Mighty Mouse's world. Currently it's 1965 there, and everyone is arguing over who's better, them or Elwy & the Treeweasels. "Are the weasels too polished? Have they forgotten their blues roots?" "Ooh, Sammy Segment is SOO handsome! Oh, but he's MUCH too dangerous for me!" - etc, etc....

Zoran Taylor said...

*And imagine Sammy Segment being just the head segment of one type of insect, and all the other guys being the separated abdomens and thoraxes of other bugs. Hence, The Unrelated Segments.

Fitzgerald M. Doubet said...

I would kill to work on He-Hog John. You are the reason I became an animator.

Raven M. Molisee: said...

If there's one thing I've learned from John K. Its that butt-cheeks have been tragically underutilized in cartoons.

kurtwil said...

CINDERELLA III, Disney Australia's last flick, cost $6 million and looks as good as films costing twice as much. Production was with same software JK's now using.

Hunch is HE HOG could be done for __much__ less and stay looking great by using a tiny crew refining JK poses and animation without redrawing everything multiple times (software lets ya do dat !!!).

BTW, JK, why not check out Toon Boom's STORYBOARD PRO which I think is a "looser" drawing environment that lets you integrate 3D you want, while focusing mainly on character and attitude?

Matzi said...

Traditional please!!! Never seen this before! Loved this cartoon! The characters, the inocent action! Incredible, make me remember the best years of R&S

Steve Fanelli said...

KICKSTARTER

Steve Fanelli said...

Kickstarter

michaelamos said...

Of course! This movie would be amazing and I can't understand why it can't get made with you at the helm.

If done for example as a co-production between Canada and Australia (where both countries have 40% tax credits for film production) you could for example make a movie that costs say 5 million (totally pulled that out of the air as I don't know what kind of budget you are thinking and its a round number) and you did 60% in canada and 40% in Australia then you would get 1.2 mil from canada and 800k from australia. So you already have 2 mil of your 5 million budget covered.

I would have thought DVD distributors and studios would be dying for an amazing film with you at the helm John and with tax credits covering 40% of their budget this should be a no brainer!

I want to see this film NOW!
Michael

Sandra Rivas said...

If this goes your way, John, this will be my all-time favorite animated feature film in the world.

I did see the He-Hog pilot on youtube and I was excited for it already. I know that I would love but this might by the only animated film that even my dad would watch and like, since he hasn't been impressed by any animation films at all.

We all support you, John! Here's to hoping!!!

K-T said...

Hey John, why did Professor Mole's head change from a sort of peanut-y shape, to an elongated bulbous one?

Just curious.

kurtwil said...

One more thought:
Offering HE HOG as a planer 3D movie (viewmaster style) might pry some funds loose, given that LION KING 3D (Big-D's LION KING converted to 3D planer viewing) is now burning up the box office. Production would be the same save for final camera and rendering.

Yeah 3D's a gimmick, but if offering it gets a backer who will otherwise let JK do his thing, who the heck cares?

This would be a heck of a lot easier than converting REN AND STIMPY to planer 3D!

Cristian said...

Hey john, i just wanted to say you are a great influence to me and i was wondering if you had any tips for an amateur voice actor. What i would like to know is how to start a career. Thank you!

Yellow Flash said...

Hi, John K. I'm coming over from my blog 2ktime.blogspot.com and I love your blogs. I have always been interested in drawing but I couldn't find good tutorials online, but yours seem to stand out to me the most, as I am a beginner. Now forgive me if I posted this in the wrong place because I don't have your email, but I wanted to ask you a few questions about drawing because I have a few months free and I wanted to improve my drawing skills and start animating. Anyway, here goes:
1. When I draw, I just draw what I see. I recently like 2 days ago just started to pay attention to shapes and things like that. Do you have any tips for a beginner? I noticed it did help my sketches look better.
2. Can I just use regular typing paper and a pencil since I don't have the graphite pencils and sketchpad (Just until I go get them).
3. Can you really just drop some knowledge off in my direction on some things that a beginner should really be looking into. Anything will help. For example, my friends pretty much get annoyed when I point out things in cartoons like how Candace from Phineas and Ferb has a P shaped face, Ferb and F shape, Dr. Doof is a Preying Mantis, etc etc. I was wondering if you can point out things in other peoples' work that I should train my eyes to see so that I can further improve my drawings. I watch all sorts of cartoons from every channel (Favorite is Invader Zim)

Sorry again if this seems a bit rambly or if I posted in the wrong spot on your Blog. I don't even know if you are going to/want to reply, but it would mean a lot to a beginner to get some advice from an actual pro. My main goal is to have some of these funny thoughts and events that go through my head on the regular basis and put them on paper and animate it for the world to see. Also I will donate to your cause. I don't have much on my paypal because I barely use it anymore but I wouldn't mind donating to such a worthy cause. Keep up the good work dude and thanks for reading.