Saturday, June 06, 2009

Plastic Man



Presentation art for a project I really wanted to work on. Cartoon Network was developing the show and then it fell off the earth. The first one is my personal favorite though I'm not sure why.

22 comments:

Nubian Greene said...

how long ago was this,it looks great!

I would have watched it!

Weirdo said...

I would have loved to have seen that show. Plastic Man is custom made for the world of animated cartoons.

Rick Roberts said...

I can't articulate how much I am pissed off that this wasn't picked up after seeing the pilot.

Jim Smith said...

This was done maybe 3 years ago, drawn by Andy Suriano.
Rick I never saw a pilot. May I ask where you saw it?
Plastic Man really is ideal for cartoons, Weirdo and I'll bet you dollars to donuts someone is planning a live action cg movie, don't you think?

Hammerson said...

The pilot was posted on YouTube few months ago. Take a look here.
While not without its faults, the pilot showed great potential and with some further refinements could have turned into a terrific series. Probably rejected for being too good (or too expensive) for Cartoon Network :(

Rick Roberts said...

I saw it on Cartoon Brew first, I think it was off Youtube. And yes, Plastic Man is a great for cartoons. I really wish this was picked up.

Jim Smith said...

Thanks guys and I will give a look. I hope someone gets wise and puts Plastic man on the air, it is like, totally mandatory I wonder who really owns the rights?

Weirdo said...

"Plastic Man really is ideal for cartoons, Weirdo and I'll bet you dollars to donuts someone is planning a live action cg movie, don't you think?"

That's probably true. Sad, isn't it?

Rick Roberts said...

Since we are on the topic of Superheros did you enjoy the dark, brooding serious super hero films Jim ? The Dark Knight and Watchmen for example.

Jim Smith said...

I saw Dark Night, very cool; the previous movie was more exciting to me because it was fresh, new spin. Dark Knight had some great shit though. I liked the early scene where Batman was holding on to the side of the bad guys van and he had a weird look like they cartooned his face a little - extra bright photoshop teeth on the grimace or I was just high.
Have not seen watchmen yet.

Thomas said...

Hammerson - Thanks for the link to Plastic Man! Really enjoyed it. Alot of it was in the spirit of early 30's cartoons- Fleischer, Van Beuren, Ub Iwerks, etc.

ryan said...

that guys face on the left is fucking hilarious

Jim Smith said...

Yes thanks for the link Hammerson. I started watching last night , looks cool. I will finish tonight and give a full review.

Rick Roberts said...

That's interesting observation Jim, never noticed Batman with any weird look. I loved the new costume design and of course Heath Ledger as The Joker, he was terrfic. I wasn't too crazy about Watchmen but you'll probably like it more then I did.

Jim Smith said...

Rick I watched it again and it's still there - or I am still high from a year ago! That;s the only scene that has it that I noticed so far.

Rick Roberts said...

I guess I need to watch the movie again.

Jim Smith said...

I saw Andy here at WB yesterday and I hope he can make a comment about Plastic Man.

wolfboy said...

Hey Jim! Everybody! Thanks for the kind words regarding the pilot...those were kind words, right?? haha Jim, had your schedule allowed, you would've definitely worked on it. At some point, I'd love to post the additional FOUR storyboards we did (along with genius Stephen DeStefano and Ben Jones).

Great site; I'll stop by often!

Andy Suriano

Jim Smith said...

I didn't know Ben worked on that. Thanks for the input Andy, I would love to see those boards.

Brad said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Why won't they bring back Plas! I dont understand what all the trouble is with Plastic Man, it is such a no-brainer for fun!

Jim Smith said...

Brad you took the sob right out of my kisser.

John Pannozzi said...

The Plastic Man pilot will be included on a Plastic Man DVD set that is due for release in September.