Exclusive: Kevin Smith reveals cartoon details in Melbourne

At the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old performance in Melbourne, Australia, Kevin Smith shed some new light on the animated project his long-term ‘heterosexual life-partner’ actor Jason Mewes has been working on for the past six months in collaboration with Steve Stark the creator of the popular YouTube series SModimation, which takes audio clips from the shows on Smith’s podcast network & animates them wonderfully.

The project is a movie called Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, that will be a blend of animation and live action footage featuring Smith & Mewes, adapted by Mewes from a script Smith had written years earlier. The project will mark the first time the pair have donned the costumes of their iconic characters since the closing chapter of Smith’s ‘New Jersey Chronicles’ film saga, 2006’s Clerks 2.

No word has been put forth yet as to a release window or distribution platform for the project, but if there’s one thing we know about Kevin Smith it’s that he’ll be shouting from the rooftops about it the second both are a lock. I for one cannot wait!

Review: Enchanted

Enchanted poster

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a kids Disney movie. For the past few years the only good Disney have been doing is the Pirates of the Caribbean and releasing Pixar films. While that’s still pretty awesome, it’s been far too long since they’ve created a feature length animated children’s film that didn’t go straight to video and didn’t suck. Strange, seeing as Disney was a pioneer of enchanting, fantasy animated features.

And then in steps Enchanted, a fantasy film which mixes live action with animation and pays homage to many classic animated Disney films. It pays homage not only in the way that it references character archetypes and storytelling devices typical of Disney, but also in the way that it doesn’t suck.

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