And All Was Right With the World
From the team that brought you DuckTales as a slow jam, here’s that very same treatment applied to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme. I’m happy to know that I still snicker at the line “Donatello does machines” like I did when I was ten. Sunday Morning Slow Jams' other two offerings—Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Pokémon—are behind the jump.
Sometimes Some Crimes Go Slipping Through The Cracks
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Disney has optioned a pitch written by award-winning commercial director Robert Rugan
(who is apparently most famous
for this condom commercial
) and produced by Mandeville Films/TV for a live-action + CGI Chip 'n' Dale
movie about the origins of our favorite Rescue Rangers. Mandeville, of course, is behind the new Muppets
movies, so this news isn't entirely terrifying.
Over the years, video games licensed from other mediums have slowly slid into a sort of batting slump where anything licensed from something -- like comics, for example -- is immediately assumed to be terrible. At least, that was the prevalent attitude until games like Batman: Arkham Asylum
came back on the market and destroyed those expectations.
It’s not like said expectations didn’t have a foundation in truth. Superman 64
is often mentioned in the same breath as “worst game ever,” among other more unfriendly phrases. So, considering that the sequel to the best Batman
game ever made is coming, it’s time to take a look at licensed games that, unlikely as it might seem, were and -- still are -- awesome.
Gadget Hackwrench. Animated mouse from the Disney
animated series Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
. Pilot. Mechanic. Inventor. Central figure of worship in a Russian cult.
Yes, apparently their love for Gadget burns with such unbridled passion, a group of people in Russia have built an entire religion around her likeness. They pray to posters of Gadget, write songs about her, and places stickers of her anywhere they can. But really, we'll let their (dubiously translated) words speak for themselves: