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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008 edited
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    Bob Clampett worked with the Burroughs family to make a serious treatment of the Mars stories in the spirit of Fleischer's Superman, but studio pressure to make a wacky slapstick cartoon killed the project.

    Which is a bummer, because the footage is kind of amazing.

    EDIT: Via Boing Boing.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    Bob would have a showing of this at SDCC every year up until his death. It was never lost.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    Well, shit.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008 edited
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    It's not you or even Boing-Boing. There's a difference between new and new to you. It is good that you wanted to share this with the people at Whitechapel.

    The Clampetts were incredibly nice. His widow is super nice. When I get home from work — I think I'll watch some "Beany and Cecil" ...

    Have a great day.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/12/longlost-1930s-john.html
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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008
     (1765.5)
    Thanks for posting the link--I knew of the project, but never came across the footage until now.
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      CommentAuthorgroonk
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1765.6)
    well that's just lovely. i've never seen that before.

    thanks for sharing!