Dick Figures: The Movie
For a short time, Ed Skudder and Zack Keller tried approaching studios to make a movie based on the series, but backed out after they didn't like the way the studios wanted to make the movie, and instead turned to Kickstarter to help get the movie made.
Dick Figures: The Movie
The movie was originally set to be a 40-minute-long special, according to the "stretch goals" announced for the Kickstarter campaign, but the film was extended to a length of 73 minutes and was also made available for public access.
A book called The Art of Dick Figures: The Movie was written and published by Skudder and Keller onto Amazon.com, in both paperback and Kindle versions. The book depicts some concepts, designs, storyboards and pre-production information of the movie.
One of the film's executive producers, Aaron Simpson, aimed to give everyone access to the film, whether they could afford a paid digital download or not, so the movie was also distributed on YouTube in 12 chapters over the course of 3 months.
The film's soundtrack composed and created by Nick Keller using the software Apple Logic, including the complete score and the movie's closing credits theme, "Dick Figures: The Movie: The Song" performed by Ninja Sex Party, was released on September 16, 2013, one day before the film came out. Music from the original series can be heard in certain parts of the movie. The official "Dick Figures: The Movie: The Song" music video was uploaded on YouTube on April 3, 2014 by Mondo Media's YouTube channel.
Red apologizes for being very abusive and selfish to Blue and reveals that he never actually had a friend before. Blue forgives him and the two find Raccoon and his wife Mama-san to be alive. It turns out the whole thing was a set-up made by Raccoon to make sure that he would have the sword once again and Red and Blue would discover that they never really had an official friendship, until now. Blue reunites with Pink and Mama-san gives the couple the Lotus flower that Raccoon gave her during the war. Pink accepts her gift and she and Blue both share a loveable kiss. Red ends the movie by giving Blue a high five and his new catchphrase "Cause' We're Awesome!"
Dick Figures: The Movie features the voices of the original series cast, including well-known Canadian voice actor, Eric Bauza, and special guest stars including Cyanide and Happiness creators, Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick and TomSka. Three Kickstarter backers, David Haley, Ashley Shelhon and Brandon Haines have contributed to have an animated appearance and voice role in the film through the $2,500 reward pledge. It was revealed in Dick Figures' Facebook page during early production that Alex Small-Butera and his wife, Lindsay Small-Butera (of Baman Piderman fame) have helped to animate the movie. Animator, Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson and YouTube comedian, Shane Dawson were negotiated to have a voice role in the movie, but somehow couldn't make it.
Dick Figures was always fun to watch on youtube, so when there was a kickstarter for the movie I jumped without hesitation. This is probably one of the best youtube property films to date, because it's funny enough without knowing the rest of the series to still be able to enjoy it if it fits your sense of humor. It's nothing that'll blow your mind or change your perspective, but are you honestly expecting a fantastically beautiful movie from a show called Dick Figures? No, so just enjoy it for what it is: really funny.
Honestly the more I watch this movie, the more I dislike it. I only had a small laugh ONCE, because everything about it is painfully unfunny. No punchlines or build up, just stupid shit happening for the sake of cheap laughs. I don't care if I'm not meant to take this movie seriously, that never denies how unfunny it is. The characters outside of Blue and Pink are flat one dimensional stereotypes with nothing else going for them, and Red is seriously one of the most annoying and unlikeable douchebags I've ever seen in an animated movie.
The movie comes on the heels of 40 episodes of YouTube domination, which all began on November 18th, 2010 with a short episode titled A Bee or Something. Some 350 million views later, the animated series is an international phenomenon on the verge of releasing a full-length feature film. Link to trailer: www.youtube.com/embed/H0poVodH4Vo
Dick Figures: The Movie is available for a 72-hour rental for $4.99 right here on The Escapist (Check out the video below,) and may also be purchased outright from Amazon or iTunes. To find out more about the movie (and the series), hit up the Dick Figures website at richardfigures.com or check out a few episodes on the YouTube channel.
However, the guys also are NOT in any way selfish, as not only are they letting you own artwork and music that came from the film, they decided to put up the movie script entirely for FREE! Check it out here.
Dick Figures: The Movie is a 2013 independent animated comedy adventure film, written, produced, directed by and starring Ed Skudder and Zack Keller, produced by the small-business Six Point Harness animation studio and distributed by Mondo Media. It is Mondo's first animated feature-length production and Six Point Harness' first original feature film. The film was released for rent and purchase on September 17, 2013 on digital download and streaming services including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and "Yekra", an all-new movie watching site for indie films. The film was then released a week later on iTunes in the UK, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand.
The movie was originally set to be a 40-minute long special, according to the "stretch goals" announced for the Kickstarter campaign, but the film was changed into a length of 73 minutes and was also made available for public access, possibly due to Mondo's involvement in the film.
Kickstarter backers David Haley, Brendan Haines, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, Thomas "TomSka" Ridgewell, and Ashley Shelhon were given an animated appearance and actual voice role in the film for their $2,500 pledge contributions. Animator, Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson and YouTube comedian, Shane Dawson were negotiated to have a voice role in the movie, but somehow couldn't make it.
A book called The Art of Dick Figures The Movie was written and published by Skudder and Keller onto Amazon.com, in both paperback and Kindle versions. The book depicts some concepts, designs, storyboards and pre-production information of the movie.
Dick Figures The Movie is finally getting another movie! This time it will feature the Fanon Characters! No plot has been set yet or when people will want to create this but this fanon movie is set to come out July next year. This movie will not be animated.
Terrence Malicks The Tree of Life is one of the most polarizing films in recent memory. In his review in the New York Times, A. O. Scott immediately placed the film within the pantheon of great American art, comparing it to Melvilles Moby Dick and Whitmans Leaves of Grass. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there have been numerous reports of moviegoers walking out midway through the enigmatic film and angrily demanding their money back. (Its safe to say that The Tree of Life is the anti-summer blockbuster.) The Tree of Life has been praised as visionary, criticized as self-indulgent, even lauded for its visionary self-indulgence.Regardless of whether one thinks The Tree of Life a masterpiece or a monstrosity, it is undeniable that Malicks films, from Badlands (1973) onward, have forced us to rethink what film can and should be. Every Malick film has its own joys and perplexities. The New World (2005) remains my personal favoriteupon finishing the gorgeous retelling of the Pocahontas story for the first time, I immediately started watching the 150-minute movie over again. But the movie that has haunted me the most is Malicks Days of Heaven (1978).
Days of Heaven centers around three figures: a drifter named Bill (played by a young Richard Gere), his girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams), and a farmer (known only as the farmer and played by Sam Shephard). In the movie's first scene, Bill, working at a steel mill, fights with and accidentally kills his boss. Panicked, he hops on a train and flees Chicago, taking with him Abby and his younger sister, Linda, who plays only a minor plot role but narrates throughout. When they arrive in the Texas panhandle, Bill and Abby find work as seasonal laborers on a large wheat farm owned by Shephard's character.Bill and Abby tell others, including their new employer, that they are brother and sister. In a move typical of Malicks elliptical style, were never explicitly told why they tell this lie, though we suspect it is because they live together while unmarried. (Lindas explanation: You know how people are. You tell em somethin, they start talkin.) When Bill finds out that the wealthy farmer is dying (of what, were never told) and that he is attracted to Abby, he encourages his girlfriend to accept these advances; that way, when the farmer dies, Bill and Abby will be able to leave behind their lives of wandering and backbreaking labor. Needless to say, complications arise, leading to a catastrophe of Biblical proportions, complete with locusts, apocalyptic fires, and more murders.But Days of Heaven isnt a work of melodrama. In melodrama, violent action is the result of violent emotion, which we are given direct access to. In Days of Heaven, emotion is hinted at but rarely expressed. We are often left in the position of the young Linda, bewildered at the actions of characters we can never really know. So much remains concealedthe farmers name and his illness, Bills motivation for almost everything he does, Abby's true feelings towards the farmerthat the film seems more a work of myth than of realism. Or, rather, it combines a mythic impulse with a rigorous commitment to realism (the camera zooms in on the locusts so closely that we for a moment feel as if weve been transplanted into a National Geographic film). Days of Heaven is one of the most sublimely shot films of all time, offering sweeping images of landscape, patient shots of men and women at work on the farm, even fleeting glimpses of the rabbits and wild birds that are killed as the threshing machine advances through the fields.But, strange to say about a film so celebrated for its visual power, what stuck with me most was Lindas narration. The girls words are often only tangentially related to the action on screen; they dont explain the films plot or characters but add complexity to them. I cant do justice to Linda's wonderful wedding of slang and poetry, simplicity of diction and complexity of imagery, but here is a taste:Lindas haunting description of the RaptureBut if youve been bad, God dont even hear ya, he dont even hear ya talkinhas stayed with me. In its elliptical style and oblique narration, Days of Heaven refuses to give us many of the things we expect from a film. But what it does offer is something arguably more valuable: a reminder of films ability to challenge, provoke, frustrate, and ultimately astound us. 041b061a72