Thursday, 6 June 2013

Spike and Mike

You really don’t get the full effect of animated cartoons unless you see them on the screen at a theatre. I love Tex Avery’s “Magical Maestro” but you honestly don’t appreciate the full scope of how Avery handles his gags unless you watch it in the visual perspective it was meant to be seen.

Unfortunately, big screen showings of cartoons don’t appear to be terribly common. They certainly aren’t where I live; I saw the Avery showing I mentioned close to 30 years ago. Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation used to come through every couple of years and play one of the art houses. I haven’t heard much about it lately, but I got a note from Spike. I don’t know him, I’ve never seen their animation showings, and I have no intention of plugging every fund-raising campaign that comes into my inbox, but I pass this one for those of you who appreciate the work they’ve done over the years. And they are offering balloons.

This is Spike from Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation & Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. We are running a Kick-Starter campaign for bringing back our famous Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted show. It is our 20th anniversary this year, we want to feature part all time classic sick & twisted favorite films (Early entries include films by Tim Burton & 'Lupo the Butcher' by the creator of Ed, Ed & Eddie) & part BRAND NEW Sick & Twisted films, celebrity guests, balloons, music, food, drinks and a whole lot more!

It means a lot for us this year to make the show happen and celebrate with our fans. We always YOWP, it has high credibility, great contents and cater a lot of cool animation fans out there, so we will be extremely grateful if you can post an article about our project and spread the word for us! 100% of the money raised will be used for the show and merchandises.

Here is the link
for our Kick-Starter project:

1 comment:

  1. I've had a chance to see "Magical Maestro" even twice on the big screen. On the first showing it seems that many in the audience were unprepared for the hair-in-the-projector gag, and it pretty much killed them. On the second showing (maybe ten years later) the laughter had more of an appreciative nature, so I guess more people saw the gag coming; Avery's cartoons were more widely available by then.