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    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007 edited
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    Just came across this flash animation which commemorates the glory of Transmetropolitan.

    For those of you who haven't seen it:

    http://www.noodlesoup.net/content/transmet.html
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    I like it.
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    Ah, I remember when Flash animation was going to change the world.

    Unless my memory has gone its not commemorative, I think Soup2Nuts (who made Home Movies and other shows) did that back in the day when a web flash series of Transmet was something Warren has looking into.

    I think.
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    Oh, really? I had no idea. Pretty cool nonetheless.
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    That test run (the second of two) was commissioned by Sony when Patrick Stewart and I were negotiating over the TRANSMET web serial. At the time, it looked like a done deal, so Sony were casting around for animation studios, and Noodle Soup sent in a 15-second pitch that was almost there. Sony weren't quite convinced, and I wanted Noodle Soup to get the gig (subject to Darick's approval) because I liked their approach and energy, so I actually wrote that second piece for them.
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      CommentAuthoraike
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    Very cool. For some reason I always thought Transmet was one of the few comics that could actually benefit from having movement, given the right treatment. Always a precarious choice though, and very easy to go horribly pear shaped.

    Even if it didn't go anywhere, makes for a nice shorty.
    • CommentAuthorTodd
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    Noodle Soup I believe is now responsible for the Venture Brothers series.
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    Thanks for posting the link. I hadn't seen it.
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    Neat! And Noodle Soup is involved in the Venture Brothers, which is one of the very few reasons I ever watch TV. Well, that and surgery shows.
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007 edited
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    It's really too bad Sony weren't convinced. Could have been a lot of fun. To what extent was Patrick Stewart involved with the project? Was he providing his voice? I knew he was a fan but wow.
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
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    Also! pygmy, Venture Bros. is terrific. Everyone should be watching!
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    "It's really too bad Sony weren't convinced. Could have been a lot of fun. To what extent was Patrick Stewart involved with the project? Was he providing his voice?"

    Oh, Sony were convinced. They just didn't want to have to pay us. And then the dotcom crash happened anyway.

    Patrick would have been co-producing and providing his voice.
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
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    Noodle Soup is now known as World Leaders Entertainment apparently, and they're still doing work on the ever-awesome Venture Bros. (Which has 2 more seasons currently in production!)
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    Looks like June for Venture Season 3 according to Jason Public's blog.
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
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    That was pretty cool, thanks for posting it.
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
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    Was Patrick providing Spiders voice? I always imagined Spider sounding like an exaggerated Hunter S. Thompson.

    And Mark R, you're very welcome.

    www.alexlyons.blogspot.com
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      CommentAuthorKostika
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
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    It's been ages since I saw that. Thanks for the reminder.

    I can see Patrick Stewart doing Spider's voice. I always imagined Spider to have an English accent even if those around him didn't.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
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    That was rather fun. Shame it never went anywhere.
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    I have no doubt that Patrick would have made an excellent Spider; he's a great actor and he obviously wanted to do the project, so I'm sure he would have given it his all. But I am having difficulty imagining the finished project, with his big, booming stentorian voice coming out of Spider's grinning, gnashing, fuming face-hole.
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
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    haha, yes, exactly.