Showing posts with label Soupy Sales. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soupy Sales. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Soupy Sales - elephants come to visit

I've seen this bit about 20 times now and every time I see it I fall on the floor laughing.






This hand is Frank Nastasi. It's the best actor on TV.

The odd thing is that someone wrote a ton of dialogue for the bit, but none of it sinks in. It's just there to give Soupy something to say to instigate the trunk pee.

Soupy's reactions though are genius.



CLICK HERE FOR ELEPHANT FUN!



NEXT- WALLY WALRUS VS UPA

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Soupy Sales - Pookie sings "I'd like to know"



HERE'S 5 BUCKS WORTH OF PRODUCTION VALUE.


POOKIE WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A HEART


Now watch super expensive puppet "acting" - at the end of the clip below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxbruOoXfOA


Even with hundreds of millions of production dollars at our disposal, we still have trouble making animated characters act convincingly.It looks like the animators and renderers are so busy trying to make the stuff look expensive that they have no time left to think about making it entertaining. It's shiny filler. (By the way, you should see Eddie act out this style of "animation-acting". Now that IS entertainment!)



So why not be funny instead? It's easier, more natural to what we do and a lot more fun.(And doesn't cost as much!)








BTW, I know a lot of those animators and have worked with them. They have huge talent, but I think this kind of stuff is not taking advantage of their capabilities and it's a doggone shame.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cost Per Chuckle

This probably cost a couple hundred bucks to shoot and a few bucks more to pay the talented puppet. It was shot live in real time too.





CLICK HERE FOR SOUPY SALES CLIP!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how much this bit cost? Or how long it took to make? Or how much in Psychotherapy the animators had to spend for having to look at these character designs every day for a couple years?










Tuesday, April 17, 2007

50 cents plus talent, vs 50 million dollars and executive control

MEET POOKIE THE FUNNY LION



It's money vs talent!

The most expensive puppet in history:







Here is a talent contest between puppets. Which puppet do you think is more entertaining? Please vote.


The cheapest puppet in history:











CLICK HERE FOR LONG CLIP, 8mins 15 sec (19.5 MB)

CLICK HERE FOR SHORT CLIP, 1 min 20 sec (3.4 MB)


Money must have went a lot farther 50 years ago.
Executives today seem to believe that a lot of money is funnier than a lot of talent.