Freaky Flickers: Quest for the Golden Flicker (lost independent animated CGI film; 2009)
|Promotional image for the film.|
Freaky Flickers: Quest for the Golden Flicker, based on the Freaky Flickers toyline, was a CGI animated film directed, written, and animated by Cary Howe. The film detailed the adventures of Aargh the Pirate and his crew of Flickers on a quest to find the "Golden Flicker" to pay off the debt of their creator, Doc Flick.
It began in 2005 as a possible television series but later developed into a 90-minute feature film around February 2009. It was lined up for distribution to at least 2,800 cinemas by MGM. A wide, major theatrical release for this sort of film is unusual since the film was written, directed, and animated by a single person on a budget of about $250,000.
On 9 June 2009, after Howe worked all night, he left David Kann (the editor) with the film in his living room and went to sleep. He awoke just before 8 pm to discover that the film, all film backups, and his film equipment had been stolen by his associate, Peter Gantner (a creator of the original toyline).
On a Cartoon Brew article about the theft a user under the name "Peter" posted a statement about the film, but this user's identity has not been identified.
- Cartoon Brew article in which Peter Gantner supposedly commented on the theft. Retrieved 23 Aug '13.
- The released PSA "Freaky Flickers Recycle". Retrieved 23 Aug '13.
- The Wayback Machine archive of the original Freaky Flickers: Quest for the Golden Flicker website. Retrieved 23 Aug '13.