He's a two-time Oscar-winner, he's smirked and
loved his way through
women as 'Alfie', sought violent revenge as Harry
an Afghan King with his best friend 'Peachy', and fought
to the last
man at the massacre of Rorke's Drift. But now,
Sir Michael Caine
has taken on his toughest role. He's recently recorded
the voice for
that most fabled of villains, the Hare from the tale
of 'The Tortoise And
Yep, Mr Caine's taking his turn as a character voice
in the next
Aardman/Dreamworks feature, currently in production
down in Bristol.
This one's being helmed by Richard Goleszowski
of 'Rex The Runt' fame,
and I have to say I'm salivating like crazy over
the potential. I mean,
Aardman does Aesop? It could be fabulous. All
the different schemes
that could be employed for those characters to
get the upper hand.
Sounds like a winner to me...
Keep up with all the production news as it breaks
Yes indeedy, Allan Plenderleith - the man who brought
you the 'oddest'
family of greetings cards and gifts out there
- has a new toon premiering
as part of Channel 4's animation week this Friday
'Chat The Celebrity Cat' is a chat show host for
the pets of the rich and
famous hosted by a cat called Chat. Guests on
the pilot show include
Delia Smith's Goat and Britney Spear's Teddy Bear.
reveal some shocking truths about their mistresses...
One to view or a load of pooh? -Take a look Friday
Night And when
you're done, why not check out his fab 'Odd Squad'
website for loads
of jobby, fart and booby fun: http://www.theoddsquad.co.uk
Great news! - Noddy's back - Again
Apparently, our blue-capped friend is set to return
in an all-new,
all-computer-generated tv show. Hurrah, and all that.
I must say, I
think the last CosgroveHall animated version was a
triumph - beautifully
animated, charmingly adapted. How can they better it?
The official Enid Blyton site has a press release
and news section for
all the latest info: http://www.blyton.com/
Well, maybe they are. I mean, thirty years
on and they're a hit once
The show's look great, all digitally-enhanced.
The DVD's are superb.
But the toys and models - well now, that's
the reason for my headline:
See, the miniature collectible Thunderbirds
machines feature various
fine voice samples. So too do the terrific
doll-sized version of Scott,
Alan and Virgil. But whereas the miniatures
feature the real character
voices, those there dolls seem to have -
gasp - different voices on them!
Is it a contractual thing? - likeness of
actors and such - or just a
plain technical fault: something in the
build of the dolls? Or am I
just aurally-challenged? I've tried several
different dolls and they
just don't sound right. If it's my mistake
then - hell's bells - the
licensing firms can tie me to a tree and
syringe me till dawn. And I'll
make sure I apologize on this here page...
But what do you think? - Go check 'em out for
And when you're done visit:
- the official site
- from whence
came that fab pic of Alan Tracy...
Okay, okay, so news is slow this month.
But - hey - a bit of
self-promotion never hurt anyone. See, Toonhound
made it into
this month's edition of 'Internet Monthly',
listed 4th in their Top10
guide to film/TV sites on the web.
So fair enough, other sites have had far
bigger and better excursions
into the media, but it's a start right?
- Hey, I've only been going 5
months. A bit of appreciation now and again
does wonders, I tell you...
'Internet Monthly' hot link to me on their
cover CD and web site too.
Here's their URL: http://www.internetmonthly.co.uk
Borag tharg! (or whatever it is) - Ian at
'SuasageNet' has stepped
boldly into the melee of '2000ad' cybersites
with a scheme to create
a huge downloadable ap. on the comic, featuring
stories, artists, etc. Yes, yes, there are
lots of '2000ad' sites out there,
but he's got big plans, and he'd
appreciate any help you might want
to give him...
Check out: http://www.sausagenet.co.uk/2000ad/
Also, there's some good news for nostalgia fans.
Of The Eighties' looks set to return
in full, very soon. You're probably
aware that many of Claire Hamilton's
pages were lost in the course
of a conflict with her Geocities hosts.
Let's hope that's all resolved
Here's the homepage URL:
Still looking for the sunny delights of
And what about that other CosgroveHall
gem 'Creepy Crawlies'?
- Till next time!