childhood favorite – John the Fearless (also, Anime Aladdin) now on Zippcast!

Hey guys. Here is a movie I’ve been meaning to upload for some time. It’s called John the Fearless (also sometimes called The Heroic Adventures of John the Fearless).

This is a European animated movie (possibly from either Belgium or else French-Canadian) that, as far as I know, is only available on home video from Celebrity’s Just for Kids, a company that no longer exists to my knowledge. The original version was in French and clips of it (under its original title, Jan Zonder Vrees) are up on Youtube, but the music is slightly different and I honestly think the English voices fit the characters better. The opening credits claim this is based on a book, but all my researches indicate that the book was never released in English (I would love to read it though!)

This upload is the entire VHS tape I own, meaning there’s some stuff before the actual movie, plus some trailers after the movie. Some of this bonus stuff is kinda silly and may be a little nostalgic if you grew up with this company.

One thing though…. if you’re one of those modern kids who demands everything be all anime and pretty-like, you’re going to be horrified by the art style and the way characters are drawn. But then, if you’re horrified, you’re probably a weenie.

So anyway.

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here

As for Anime Aladdin, you can find part one here and part two here.

Odd thing. In each case, Zippcast technically was supposed to allow me to upload them in one part, but for some reason I kept getting errors when I tried. That’s why they’re split.

I might have more personal news tomorrow, or else more fun stuff. We’ll see.

vlog rant – The Lord of the Rings movies SUCK!

So for awhile, I wanted to do a review of the LOTR movies which goes over absolutely everything wrong with them. However, if that happens at all then it seems like it’ll not be anytime soon, so for the time being I’m gonna post vlogs.

These are gonna be in multiple parts.

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here

Doing a full, actual review of LOTR (with movie footage, editing and everything) is something I still want to do. The problem is every time I sit down to script it, I keep…. basically my scripts get rambly and unwieldy. Also I don’t really know what approach to take. A linear review like what Nostalgia Chick did for her videos on the subject feels to me like it would miss too many things and almost by default ignore thematic elements, since you can only talk about things as they are introduced. My other idea for an approach, then, was to make a lot of smaller videos which each focus on either a specific scene or a specific element of the movie, but then that feels constraining because sometimes subjects are inter-related (for example, doing a video about the mishandled wizard fight at Isengard would inevitably lead to a larger discussion of Gandalf’s mishandled character in general).

Besides that, I’m still very inexperienced in video and sound editing, and often fall under time constraints, and as the second part of the vlog shows, I can’t focus worth crap.

So what do you guys think. Should I seek outside help for this project? Should I take a different approach? Or should I just not do it at all (the option I like the least, but its still on the table)? IF anyone has comments, criticisms, suggestions or even offers of help, I’m all ears.

Thank you all.