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MOTORCITY [NSF56K] Premiers on Disney XD April 30th

AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in Singularity Engine++
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what happens when Chris Prynoski of Titmouse (animation studio for Avatar: The Last Airbender, Metalocalypse, and Afro Samurai), creator of Downtown, makes another collaboration with George Kristic, co-creator of Downtown and one of the creators of Megas XLR?

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Aw yeah.
Evil billionaire Abraham Kane (Mark Hamill) rules Detroit Deluxe, a once-struggling auto-town that he has turned into his own personal kingdom. Banning freedoms such as automobile transportation, Kane faces one obstacle: a group of hot-rod rebels who call themselves The Burners. Led by Mike Chilton (Reid Scott), The Burners work to stop Kane from conquering Detroit’s last oasis of freedom -- a subterranean refuge dubbed Motorcity.

The animation is slick, the writing is decent, and the setting is pretty awesome. Tons of science fiction craziness, utopian vs dystopian themes, cool vehicles, fun characters, I really enjoyed what I've seen of this show.

The first episode is currently available for free on iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/battle-for-motorcity/id517052911?i=517731186&ign-mpt=uo=4

I really recommend checking it out. (unless you're not in the US which means you can't access it. :( )


An awesome interview with Pryonski can be found here: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/04/disney-motorcity/

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    Yes yes this is what I want.

    I don't wanna kill anybody. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    We should also talk about Detroit rock city.

    One of the great movies when a lot of you were five.

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    uggggh cant i get this somewhere that isn't itunes

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    okay what the hell

    where did Harrier's post go

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    you are losing it anti


    you are
    crazy

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    there is a missing post affecting the counter and the latest post indicator

    ANYWAY

    this show owns and people who liked Megas XLR and/or just are fans of cars and science fiction should check it out

  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    the animation sort of looks like whoever did Gorillaz or Tank Girl

    or am I way off?

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Well as this takes place in Detroit and I am good daughter I guess I am obliged to check it out.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Joolander wrote: »
    the animation sort of looks like whoever did Gorillaz or Tank Girl

    or am I way off?
    it isn't by Jamie Hewlett, but I totally thought the main character looked like Murdoc!

    Well as this takes place in Detroit and I am good daughter I guess I am obliged to check it out.

    yesss

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    The download is taking forever! My '97 Saturn went faster than this!

    (Going to make car jokes in this thread the rest of the time I wait, okay)

    QuW2glN.jpg"Sandra's favourite movie is escape from new York because she cries when magpie and brain die because they will never be together." MAKE MY BIRTDAY PLAYLIST HAIL SATAN
  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    well dang, I'm gonna have to check this out if I remember to.

    Anti, make sure you remind me to check this out if I forget. I'll have to watch that first free ep one of these nights.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The animation in that gif kinda reminds me of TF:A a bit.

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  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    Checkn' this out most def

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    well i watched the itunes ep and now i'm sad i don't get disney xd

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    Welp, error code while downloading. I shall try later.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    I'm digging all these cool shows giving episodes out for free on itunes

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    you sold me anti


    watchin now

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    RubberAC wrote: »
    you sold me anti


    watchin now
    yesssssssss

    thread: successful


    also @mensch-o-matic check this thread out

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    oh man i am jumping through so many hoops just to download this bloody episode it had best be good

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    OH WOOPS TOO BAD I'M CANADIAN

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    RubberAC wrote: »
    OH WOOPS TOO BAD I'M CANADIAN

    D:

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Avatars rise and fall, but Waluigi is eternal.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Disney XD?

    Disney: Laughing with Eyes shut?

    Goddamn it people, just one channel!

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Avatars rise and fall, but Waluigi is eternal.Registered User, Moderator mod
    I don't know about your TASTES in cartoons, Anti. Do I really want to take a risk and spend-

    free?

    oh

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    I'll check it out in the morning.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    This show is pretty incomprehensible

    Even animation wise it can be a garble of flashing nonsense

    But fuck it is pretty

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Avatars rise and fall, but Waluigi is eternal.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Incomprehensible?

    The premise is almost laughably basic, but the show is too dark visually. Can't see most of the time.

    I'm just glad that Captain K'nuckles has found new work in Detroit.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    “It’s the kind of stuff I dig, and we really just wanted to make it fun,” Prynoski said. “It’s an action show, but it’s not a serious action show. But it’s also not as much of a parody, like Megas was."

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I really dig the car designs and I also like how the evil Orwellian overlord presides over a pearly-white utopia straight out of an Apple commercial while the protagonists are living in the underground sewer slum from Demolition Man.

    Originally I thought the main character's car was based a little off the Dodge Daytona but with the headlights I suppose it's got more than its fair share of Plymouth Superbird in it as well. Here's a photo for reference.
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    This is kinda like a north american version of Redline in a way.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Incomprehensible?

    The premise is almost laughably basic, but the show is too dark visually. Can't see most of the time.

    I'm just glad that Captain K'nuckles has found new work in Detroit.

    I mean if you're expecting any sort of actual narrative structure, what is in this first episode is pretty much nonsense. Like they showed the climax of a two hour action movie. It is still easy to follow because it's functioning on so many cliches, but in terms of how it tells its story I'd say incomprehensible is a decent descriptor.

    And dammit I knew I had heard that voice before

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Avatars rise and fall, but Waluigi is eternal.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2012
    I just find it odd how upfront the villain is about being evil. Normally they try to create the false impression of being the good guy, but here he invited every citizen in his dystopia to watch capture his enemy and send a giant robot army to utterly destroy the rebellion.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    oh yeah the narrative structure was ridiculous

    but i thought it was fun

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I just find it odd how upfront the villain is about being evil. Normally they try to create the false impression of being the good guy, but here he invited every citizen in his dystopia to watch capture his enemy and send a giant robot army to utterly destroy the rebellion.

    when i'm an evil dictator i'm doin it like this

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Avatars rise and fall, but Waluigi is eternal.Registered User, Moderator mod
    I get the feeling that this was supposed to have a three-part introduction, but then the powers-that-be said "No, you got 22 minutes."

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    For being a Disney XD original, this is pretty fucking solid. I hope it makes it to iTunes for future episodes.

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    I enjoyed the first episode! Plus it is at my ideal runtime, since after 20 minutes, much like my students, I inevitably lose interest and wander off to destroy something.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Also, that animation.
    Basically Redline on a TV format.

  • ThePrimmThePrimm Registered User regular
    I have friends that work on this gotta check it out

  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    coincidentally, I also have a friend that works on this show

    glad to see they finally finished the first season

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I just find it odd how upfront the villain is about being evil. Normally they try to create the false impression of being the good guy, but here he invited every citizen in his dystopia to watch capture his enemy and send a giant robot army to utterly destroy the rebellion.

    No, in most kids' cartoons, evil guys say that they're evil.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Pretty sure that the reason he's so upfront is because he wants to make motorcity "better" and that chilton and co have been painted as public enemies

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