“Miraculous Ladybug” [Partially Animated Original Concept; 2004-2012]

In 2004, French artist Thomas Astruc (who'd been a storyboard artist on programs such as W.I.T.C.H. and Totally Spies) encountered a female artist with a ladybug illustration on her shirt. This provided the inspiration for an idea about a Franco-Chinese girl named Marietta Cheng who was, by night,the superheroine, Ladybug the Mini-Menace, fighting crime in … Continue reading “Miraculous Ladybug” [Partially Animated Original Concept; 2004-2012]

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“Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

In 1990, magazine cartoonist, William Steig published an original "fractured fairy tale" children's book, "Shrek!". The story told the tale of a vile, ugly teenaged ogre who is (literally) kicked out of his Parents' den and told to make a living for himself, scaring people. Shrek sets out to go off on an adventure, joined … Continue reading “Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

“Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)

Film Threat’s Chris Gore has likened it to “The Elephant Man” meets “Mean Streets”. A bizarre, original idea by a relatively unknown young actor from the New York theater scene, James Lorinz yearned to bring the story of a mutated misfit’s struggle to get back on top, only to be halted by the shortsighted studio … Continue reading “Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)

“The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)

By 1972, martial artist/actor/screenwriter and director Bruce Lee  had already become a Renaissance figure. The former child star in Hong Kong now three successful starring roles under his belt in Hong Kong after being marginalized in Hollywood, "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury" under Golden Harvest studio director Lo Wei ,before striking out on his own … Continue reading “The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)