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John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
« Reply #80 on: 03-08-2005 18:26 »

Sorry to double post, but Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon is coming to DVD this year. This has been confirmed by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi's father Mike Kricfalusi. More info at http://cgi.tripod.com/lady_deathtouch/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1109993728;start=0

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #81 on: 03-08-2005 18:34 »

My brother likes Ren and stimpy.
John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
« Reply #82 on: 05-05-2005 15:59 »

Lots of important and interesting news! John K. recently participated in an online chat. Here are the juicist bits of info he revealed:

Q: Tell us about the R&S Adult Party Cartoon DVD, that's grand.
John K.: Anybody want some DVD info?
Q: We'd love to know if there's a release date set in stone.
Q: Yeah what will be on the APC dvd?
John K.: Well, everything we did for APC will be on the DVD plus some extras.
Q: interviews?
John K.: Yeah, interviews and commentaries with all the artists and voices. But first, the Games DVDs will probably have to sell. There's always a catch.
Q: so I have to buy shitty games eps to get APC... hmmm. Okay, I'll do it
John K.: I got a bunch of the artists together and did a bunch of commentaries. Even a couple Games artists.
Q: Do you insult [the episodes], or give constructive criticism?
John K.: There are 2 Games DVDs coming out... the cartoons are in chronological order, so you can watch the decay in real time.
Q: John, will there by lots of production art and the like on these dvds?
John K.: The first DVD actually has some interesting stuff in it. A lot of the early Games cartoons were started at Spumco, like... A Yard Too Far. That was a cartoon I wrote - well, I actually stole the plot from the first Yogi Bear cartoon.
Q: Stimpy's Cartoon Show was another started at Spumco, I think.
John K.: Elinor Blake and I wrote Stimpy's Cartoon Show and I had planned for that to be an epic, but the direction was pretty bungled. I explain it all on the commentary. The first Games DVD is coming out soon. I'd say it's definitely worth getting. Lots of good artwork, great backgrounds and some good stories-alas, no discernible direction.
Q: John, why did you decide to do a Games DVD?
John K.: I decided to take the money they offered me to do commentaries, and I wanted to kep the "franchise" alive so that eventually they would buy all new episodes for straight to DVD. I tried to talk them out of releasing the Games episodes so early, but they were determined.
Q: New episodes straight to DVD! Awesome!
John K.: they will let me if the DVDs sell. That's what it will come down to. It's bribery!
Q: can you enjoy any of the games episodes, or do they just bring out anger?
John K.: When I watched all the Games episodes, it was different than when I first saw them. I was so mad when they were first being done that I hated them beyond belief.
John K.: So do you want to know what other cartoons are on the DVD?
John K.: Ren's Pecs was one Richard Pursel and I wrote. He and Vincent and maybe Jim Smith did a commentary on it, so that's worth watching. The Magical [Golden] Singing Cheeses is a cartoon that was written at Spumco during the first season, but was rejected by the Nickelodeon hippie ladies. Games made a few cartoons that were rejected by the dirty footted hippie ladies - I guess they ran out of ideas. On the second Games DVD, I invited Bill Wray and Scott Wills to do some commentaries. They're great background painters. Bill got to direct some cartoons while he was at Games, so I asked him what it's like to direct in the commentaries over his cartoons. He has some funny answers. I guess they made a cartoon to make fun of me for making them rich and famous and that's on the second Games DVD.
Q: is that Rev Jack Cheese?
John K.: Yes, Rev Jack Cheese...only you'd never know it had anything to do with me and they admitted that in the commentary. Scott and Bill both admitted that the cartoons from the second half of Games' history were not very good.
Q: Is Naked Beach Frenzy uncut on the APC DVD (with bouncy babes)?
John K.: It's not cut.
Q: Is Eddie [Fitzgerald] as jovial as he is on the dvd?
John K.: Eddie is always funny. He's going to be on the next Looney Tunes DVD too. Eddie will be on all my DVDs.
Q: Will Katie Rice be on the APC DVD? Will the cut Ralph Bakshi segments be included?
John K.: Katie will be on the APC DVD. So will all the top artists.
Q: will Nick Cross be there?
John K.: Yes, he will.
Q: APC is both Seasons 1 & 2 right? And we will get to see Part 2 of Altruists?
John K.: APC will have all the cartoons we did. 9 half hours, plus 2 animatics. And also an animatic of Wilderness Adventure starring George Liquor.
John K.: ...and an animatic of about 10 minutes of Life Sucks, as well as lots of production art from the show. Adult Party Cartoon has the highest production value of any TV show in history. There's more animation, more acting, the most amazing backgrounds and more jokes per minute than anything - including the original Ren and Stimpy. People killed themselves to make that series, so if it sells on DVD, I'm sure we will make lots more Ren and Stimpy. I've run some of the cartoons in movie theatres around the world, and it always sells out and people get up in the middle of the cartoons and start screaming, like they do during Man's Best Friend. It seems that lots of shows on TV don't get ratings anymore, but then they sell like crazy on DVD. So, I'm convinced that direct to video is the way to go.
Q: Is the APC DVD coming out in the Summer?
John K.: I think APC is coming out at the end of the year. There is also an "Ultimate Ren and Stimpy" DVD set in the works. That's where they sell you stuff you already bought, but add some crap to it. Actually, I think that's the one that will have the animatics on it. And maybe on that one, they would let me do the artwork and cover - if they thought the fans would want that.
John K.: ...So, Ultimate Ren and Stimpy. They want to put all the early Spumco Ren and Stimpys and the Games eps on one set... but I think it would be better to put ALL the Spumco eps, including APC on one set - an all "John K." episodes set. Plus bonuses. What do you think?
Q: I like the idea of a John K set.
John K.: I think it would be depressing to put the Games eps on the same set as the original Spumco eps... we do some live interviews and gags too.
John K.: We're going to do a George Liquor Movie straight to DVD, with all the characters from that world. Jimmy, Sody, The Bad Catholic Girls, Cigarettes the Cat, Slab 'n' Ernie, etc...
Q: Is Mike [Pataki] going to do the voice of George?
John K.: Yep.
John K.: I also might have a studio interested in doing a CG Movie of Weekend Pussy Hunt. You'd like what I'm gonna do with CG. It won't look gay like the stuff you're used to. CG is here to stay. Might as well make some that doesn't look like gay porn.
Q: Will Wilderness Adventure's animatic have an original soundtrack, or will a new one be made for the DVD?
John K.: What's an 'original soundtrack'?
Q: You mean a track recorded 10+ years ago, right? Was there one recorded?
John K.: There was never a track made.
Q: So the Voice Recording is going to be made for the DVD?
John K.: As many as I can do. Probably all of them on the Ultimate Set. New Ren and Stimpys will depend on the DVDs selling well and the fans getting vocal like they do for Family Guy.
Q: Is Adult Party Cartoon going to be a 1-disc, 2-disc set? Any info on that?
John K.: I don't know how many discs - 2 at the most.
Q: Will there be any stupid remastering on the new DVDs with awkward video freezes? And why didn't Billy want to work on APC?
John K.: I wouldn't know if the Games cartoons were cut or not. We need a Games expert to watch the cartoons to say if there's anything missing.

Sources: http://www.lyris-lite.net/johnk_chat.html   and   http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3305

Also, Stephen "bigshot" Worth (one of the big boys at John K.'s company Spumco) recently explained why the first R&S DVD wasn't completly uncut at http://www.animationshow.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=8&t=1844&: 

John's already talked about the cuts in the DVD. When he started working
on the set, he asked the fans to send him lists of all the cuts they were
aware of. We gave this list to the people mastering the DVD, along with
John's own list... We even dug out John's copy of the work print of Sven
Hoek to restore two scenes that didn't air the first time. Spumco was
responsible for preparing the supplemental material, and another
company was assembling and mastering the DVDs.

Unfortunately, Spike had done formatting edits in a few shows that hadn't
aired yet. There was no notation on the master tape indicating that
they had been cut, and no one involved in mastering the DVD was familiar
enough with the shows to notice the problems. They didn't send a copy
of the complete DVD to us at Spumco until it was already released. With
hundreds of thousands of sets already in stores, there was no way to
correct it.

That's how crap like this happens. In any case, you can bet that John was
even less happy about the cuts than you were.

See ya

Urban Legend
« Reply #83 on: 05-05-2005 16:18 »

Too bad even the "Shitty" Games episodes are better than APC.
John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
« Reply #84 on: 05-14-2005 11:35 »

Originally posted by newhook_1:
Too bad even the "Shitty" Games episodes are better than APC.

Just wait until you all see "Altruists". I've heard it's the best Ren & Stimpy episode ever.
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