Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crumb Updoot 31st August


So peas. How are you all?
Would you call a child 'Pea' if it was born with green skin? With middle name, Grinch? Possibly, you get back to me on that.

So here is what is going on in my head

the boy with orange hair is a variation of my Tomothy and Pals character, Vinnie (The one that was in a bubble. He had black hair originally)
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I was curious as to what is inside BLOB? (

I was curious as to.... how long Adam Phillips would wait before grabbing a tissue.

guess Who

A nice old lady!!!!! Leave her alone you big pepperpots!

Green Means Stop......

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The King is Dead

Today in the news, bulldozers vs monster trucks!!!!!! Thats what Scotland Yard are suggesting if there is another riot in London.

Here are some inspiring words from a big man with a microphone.

Spare a tear for David John
Who once was here, but now hes gone
He lived a life with going-to-do

But sadly died with nothing done

At last he rests, beyond redemption

Neath' massive piles of good intention

Matt Smith in 3 years.


So my microphone is broken. I did want to do another Homelessman and Shambles short! But bye bye to that idea.

I'm also working on a brilliant short film! I am animating a green man over live action. Though this is on halt as well because of technical issues. :(

and I'm also trying to write an episode or 2 of my own possibly series, Stargazed. Based on an old webcomic of mine

Last thing on the list for 'before i die of starvation because I've got no money' is my short film idea, Icecream. Which would be about a young girl and lots of magical things in war time. Sounds like the synopsis for Peter Pan 2 but it is not! ... that film.
So anyway. I'm hoping to get Lana Cohen with me to write that one. Lana Cohen is a beautiful lady that i know who writes lovely scripts in her spare time but never shows them to anyone.

And my dog is on my pillow nice and asleep! Thanks for the flees! I don't have flees. But i'm sure it is a possibility now.


Doctor Who starts next Saturday. The only program that, even if you do not know ANYONE in the cast or crew, you still feel like it was made just for you.


Oh. I will say something in my own secret way now

nur nur

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Disney man says story no important

Today in the news
A Policeman has been told that he can do more than be a lollypop man. He can now handle all of the other candy as well.

Also in the news
A Disney executive has, in some sort of conference spoken out on his views on 'success'. He says that to make a popular film, story is not important.
His exact words:
"Alice in Wonderland, the story isn't very good, but visual spectacle brought people in droves,” he said, adding, “And Johnny Depp didn't hurt."

This was Disney’s chief technical officer, Andy Hendrickson.
"People say 'It's all about the story,'” Hendrickson said. “When you're making tentpole films, bulldroppings!"

His language got SO out of hand the rest of what he said can only be written as this
"%!!#$%# "**##!!33#4"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
We hear that he swore all night. He even sung it in the shower the morning after, four letter words dragging on in musical form.

So anyway. It's all true!
I stole the info from here,60512/

My Opinion:
A lot of people on this earth will see a film because it looks pretty, or it has Johnny Depp in it. To some people, both of those mean the same thing.
But most of us go to see a film because of the story!

He is NOT saying, 'The Best films don't need good stories', he is just saying that 'More tickets get sold if the movie looks shiney.'
So in the end, the viewers go in, watch the movie they thought looked interesting, realise it is terrible, go home crying. Their money has still been spent and placed into Disney's magic bucket.

I disliked Alice in Wonderland, the CGI world was horrible, Johnny Depp was pointless, and the story was icky like vomit stuck to the side mirror of your car. And then some guy comes along, trys to peal off the vomit because it is 'supposably HIS, by rights.' I dunno. Anyway!

Story is important if you want to make a film that is memorable, one that will stick in your viewers heads. Also, too much blibber blabber and no story leave viewers feeling really weird. Like they saw all this stuff they feel like they should love it because it looks amazing, but at the same time they just want to go to sleep!!!SLEEEEEP

I can't talk, i can't tell stories very well. But i try anyway. I love story more than i love anything, so i'll keep working at it.
I know Disney don't all think the same way as this man...... although it is quite possible they do in the Alice in Wonderland case.

There are some films that are just made to sell tickets, and there are others that both look good and have real quality inside them.
Pixar always boast about their stories, they are allowed to. The idea and imagination behind Pixar's films is always a audience puller-inner.
I also love the Princess and the Frog, and Winnie the Pooh. I'm not sure how that is relevent, Winnie the Pooh DVD coming soon! Excited!

Anyway that is the end of the news today.

Image source:

And heres a small cartoon about two London Rioters (They are nice ones though)

- The Daily Crumb

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cinefringe Kids Festival

Trailer for the Cinefringe Kid's film festival includes both Cliff and the End of the Rainbow and Blob: Origins of the new (A friend's work)

As well as many other brilliant works. Liking the bono one and the wolf one. I also watched the CHEF one, think it is my favourite.
All good stuff!

So if you are in Edinburgh on the 19th and 24th of August at 4:30 pm go and check out our films on the BIG screen! Plus a whole child friendly experience I'm sure.

Apex Hotel on Grassmarket, Edinburgh

All you at the Fringe please enjoy!

- The Daily Crumb

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Festival Intro and Shop

Hi everyone!
My website has been going Cliff and the End of the Rainbow MAD
Which is a bit weird but there you go.

Thanks to Blobcorpstudios for inspiring me to start up a SHOP. You are now able to buy Cliff and the End of the Rainbow shirts.
There are three choices at the moment for both adults and children, Cliff, The Rainbow Gang and Fluffy (Gotta have the cute one)

You can visit the shop here

I've also updated the youtube banner

Click to make it bigger.

and you can also check out the animated intro for the CineFringe Festival in Scotland by clicking here

Thats all for now.

- The Daily Crumb