User: Em the LMW fan/Testpage
- 1 Article on Myself
- 2 Outside Text
- 2.1 Canzo Empyrean
- 2.2 The Primevals
- 2.3 Bobby's Girl
- 2.4 N.I.N.A.
- 2.5 The Superman
- 2.6 Clerks: The Live-Action Sitcom
- 2.7 Bernie and the Invisibles
- 2.8 The Skywayman
- 2.9 ImprovOlympic
- 2.10 Instintos Caníbales o 12 Días
- 2.11 Foodfight! Original Version
- 2.12 Toon Makers’ Sailor Moon
- 2.13 Freaky Flickers
- 2.14 Totally Twisted Fairy Tales
- 2.15 Gremlins Cartoon
- 2.16 Mess O' Blues
Article on Myself
Em is a Canadian YouTuber from Nova Scotia, who currently has 54 Subscribers. He is a YouTuber who specializes in Lost Media Videos and Nostalgic Subject Matter. Outside of YouTube, he is a cartoonist working on his upcoming cartoon franchise, Citizens of Em Street. He is also, more notably, a Rule 34 Artist who posts his artwork to Paheal and Furaffinity.
Even though both Channels are currently up, Em has unlisted, privated, and deleted many of his old videos that either contain personal information about him, or that he thinks are below his quality standards. He also does the same thing on his Furaffinity Account.
Em’s Old Account
Em’s first Account uploaded its first video on September 26th 2016. The channel’s focus was Doll Videos for kids. His Fourth Doll Video was Unlisted because it showed his face in the end. Em unlisted Every video showing his face, in order to keep his anonymity. And changed the name of the channel to “This Channel is Inactive.” A Year after he stopped uploading, a new video was uploaded titled “Carrie’s Slime Video,” which was made by Em’s Younger Sister, whom he shares the channel with.
Em’s New Account
In 2018 Em uploaded an Animation titled “Emily the Rabbit vs The CTW.” It was a Slideshow, not an animation, and it featured Em’s Now-Retired Character Emily the Rabbit. When Emily the Rabbit was replaced with Josy the Rabbit (who would later be replaced with Javier Monotonious), and Em thought the video was crap, he deleted it. The Animation revolved around Emily the Rabbit demanding the Children’s Television Workshop make Bert and Ernie get married. Until Ernie appears, and says that he is actually in love with his Rubber Duckie.
Em also has a series titled “The Sotnem Recordings,” in which Em goes on pornographic cartoon websites (like 8muses or PalComix), and reads parody comics of cartoon characters, whether or not he likes them. He has currently made 5, but only 3 have been uploaded. Part 1 (Randall’s Revenge on Mentos), Part 2 (Simon is taken my Memesauce), and Part 4 (Mrs. Fiona Chupa-Chups). All of them have been deleted, Parts 1 and 4 were deleted by Em. While Part 2 was deleted by YouTube for having uncensored Nudity. Em has copies of Parts 1-3 and 5 but won’t release them on another site due to the first one being over one hour long (one of his few videos to reach that goal).
All of Em’s Lost Videos are considered permanently Lost, as once Em uploads his videos, he almost never has back-up copies. Even if he did, they wouldn’t be uploaded either due to length, or content that violates YouTubes Terms of Service.
- http://rule34.paheal.net/post/list/Em_%28Cartoonist%29/1 (Em’s Paheal Account)
- https://www.furaffinity.net/user/emthecartoonist (Em’s Furaffinity Account)
- https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1zft85za5r6zMAw4e03_WA (Em’s Previous YouTube Channel)
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Canzo Empyrean is a 2007 film from underground filmmaker Justin Fornal, who's more well known for his works as his alter ego, Baron Ambrosia. It was allegedly shot over a decade.
The film, which borrows characters from the G.I. Joe universe, is set in a futuristic dystopia, where AIDS runs rampant and, as a result, sex has been outlawed. With a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes, the film is particularly notorious for it's concluding scene, in which a choreographed fight was shot illegally atop the Brooklyn Bridge's Manhattan tower, which put Fornal in jail on top of being issued a $160 fine.
Canzo Empyrean premiered in June of 2007 in Monrovia, Liberia to mass praise, allegedly even going as far as inspiring a "Canzo" street gang, and was screened in the US for the time time the following year, in a once-abandoned underground ballroom/cinema that was previously restored by Fornal and subsequently dubbed the "Mastabah to Megiddo". Getting there required roughly 40 minutes of traveling through underground passageways, some of which were filled with waist-deep water.
At least one person has claimed to have contacted Fornal to try and secure a copy of the film. Upon making the request, they were informed that if they were to complete a series of tasks (namely involving spray-painting the Canzo Empyrean logo onto a total of 20 items in their city, including a police car), they would be provided with a uniquely watermarked copy of the film. However, they were also given a stern warning that there would be "serious consequences" were their copy to ever find it's way online. Despite this, copies have allegedly been up for sale via private online collectors' groups, fetching upwards of $500, though this has never actually been proven to be true and is, at this point, merely a rumor.
Despite this, a total of roughly 45 minutes of related footage - including both direct excerpts from the film along with trailers - has found its way online via both the film's bizarre official website (which is now defunct, though still accessible via The Wayback Machine) and Fornal's Baron Ambrosia YouTube channel. The full film has yet to be released.
The Primevals is an incomplete sci-fi/fantasy film directed by David Allen. The film's plot is vague, but it's known to involve time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards. The film also combined live action with stop-motion animation.
Allen first began pitching the project to the British Hammer Films studio in the late 1960s. In 1978, Allen, along with producer Charles Band, began production on the film. However, the finances for the movie fell through, and the project started and stopped several times before an indefinite halt. In 1994, new funding was gained and production restarted. Principal filming of the live action scenes was completed in Romania with a new cast, and Allen continued to work on the post-production and stop-motion effects until his untimely death in 1999, which has ended all production of the film since.
Although colleagues of Allen's have vowed to complete the film based on his storyboards, financial difficulties have stalled the production again. A workprint exists, but only a few early scenes have surfaced.
Bobby's Girl is an unfinished animated film produced by Ralph Bakshi and John Kricfalusi. Bakshi saw the potential in Kricfalusi and decided to work on a project with him. The film was to be a parody of 80's teen films like 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club.
When Bakshi pitched the film to Jeff Sagansky, the president of TriStar Pictures production at the time, he was given $150,000 for production of the film. This funding prompted Bakshi to move back to Los Angeles. However, the duo was evidently unable to fully produce the film by the time Sagansky left TriStar, which forced Bakshi to re-pitch it to TriStar. The new executives didn't see the appeal, however, and ended up cutting off his finances. Later, Bobby's Girl was reworked into a potential primetime series titled Suzy's in Love, but this also attracted little attention, leaving the entire project dead.
Artwork for the film can be seen in Bakshi's book Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi, as well as on his official website, and on the blog of animator Jim Smith, who also worked on the film. It's unknown if any actual form of animation has been made, however.
R&B/rap singer Lisa Lopes, (more commonly known as Left Eye, her stage name), from popular girl band TLC had planned on going solo, following TLC's increasing popularity throughout the 90s. In 2001 she released her first and only solo album, Supernova, which received mixed reception. She had planned on releasing a second album titled N.I.N.A., which had her working with glam rock legend David Bowie, whom she was also trying to get involved with the fourth TLC album, 3D. The album was in production until she was unfortunately killed in a car crash on April 25th, 2002 in Honduras, leading to the album being scrapped.
N.I.N.A. was slated for a posthumous release by Suge Knight, who stated that he had intentions to release the album in October 2002, but this never happened for unknown reasons. The only official release from the album is the track “Too Street 4 T.V.” which appeared on the soundtrack to the film "Dysfunktional Family".
It is often thought that the character's debut was in 1938 with Action Comics No. 1. However, Superman had two other known (or, in this case, planned) appearances before this issue. The first was a depiction of the character as a villain in a short story called The Reign of the Superman dated for June 1933. This short story, though extremely rare in physical form, is readily available online.
After Reign, Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, started playing with the idea of making the character a hero instead of a villain. They got in contact with a publishing company, Consolidated Book Publishing. The duo worked enthusiastically and hard, even receiving a promising letter for publication. Eventually, though, Consolidated pulled out, leaving Siegel stressed. After trying again with a few other publishing companies that denied them, Siegel threw the entire issue into a fire out of rage and frustration. It wouldn't be for another 5 years that the hero would finally see his first publication.
All that survives of this comic is the cover, where Superman is seen in an entirely different design (notably bare-chested). Little is known about its plot, or what other character designs may have looked like. Siegel and Shuster later described - of what little they remembered - that this early Superman was a non-alien crime fighter, crouching on rooftops and wearing a bat-like cape, ironically making him more like Batman, years before the actual Batman would be created.
Clerks: The Live-Action Sitcom
In 1994, Kevin Smith had his feature length directorial debut with Clerks, a black and white comedy film about the daily lives of two store clerks.
Due to its overwhelming success, Touchstone Television began work on a television series adaptation/continuation of the film unbeknownst to Smith. When the director was eventually made aware of the project, casting had already begun and decisions had been made regarding the tone and story of the series. Although he attempted to be a part of the production, more of his time was devoted to his second film Mallrats, which he had been in the process of filming when approached by Touchstone.
These early production issues, in addition to the fact that an early script by Smith was rejected by the studio, caused the director to eventually become disheartened with the project. The R-rated film being translated to the small screen also meant that the content would have to be toned down considerably. The "family friendly" Clerks series lacked the sexual humor, swearing, and mentions of drug use present in the film and added on new characters and locations (such as an ice cream parlor) that completely changed the tone of the series from that of its source.
Despite the fact that Brian 'O' Halloran ("Dante Hicks" in the film) and Jeff Anderson ("Randall Graves") had reportedly both auditioned for parts both were rejected, with the series instead opting for an entirely new cast and only off-hand mentions of the film's characters to connect the two projects.
The Disney executives thought that the setting of a convenience store would be a good place to set a sitcom that would play to the mid-90s Gen X audience, what they didn’t like about Clerks was everything else. The film’s sexual humor and frequent cursing were scrubbed first, followed by long monologues about pop culture and any recreational drug use. A tanning salon was added to the strip mall so a young Keri Russell could be a recurring ditzy character. An ice cream parlor was also added to make room for Rick Gomez’s character (yes, Pete and Pete fans, that is Endless Mike). The Randal character’s dry humor was replaced with the now-trademark schtick of SNL alum Jim Brewer, changing Clerks into something that barely resembled Clerks.
Bernie and the Invisibles
Fronted by the charismatic Bernie Joelson, the band received a fair amount of praise, notably from Pagans lead singer Mike Hudson. Although they recorded an album worth of material in the 1970s, the only track that has ever surfaced is "I Don't Know Where I Am", which is included on the 2002 Smog Veil compilation Pie and Ears: Volume 2. Some other tracks are said to be titled "Chinese Church", "PCP", "Away I Go", and "Let's Leave Tonight". Apparently, some of these songs were intended to be released as singles, but for unknown reasons never were. It's been rumored that the owner of Smog Veil owns the original recordings, but has yet to release them.
On the night of August 2, 1920, one stunt was being filmed using floodlights to help guide the pilots. The two pilots, Ormer Locklear and Milton "Skeets" Elliott, were operating a biplane and instructed the crew members to shut off the lights when they were getting ready to get close to the ground. They had flares attached to the wings to give the planes the illusion that they were on fire. The plane was to simulate a crash on the ground. The crew neglected the directions to turn off the floodlights. Blinded by the glare of the lights, the pilots had no idea the ground was closer to them than they thought and the plane crashed, killing both instantly. Locklear's girlfriend, Viola Dana, was on set and witnessed the crash. This scene and its aftermath, including Dana's horrified reaction, was left in the film, making it one of the first films to feature the onscreen deaths of its members. The scene shocked audiences worldwide.
No footage of the film is known to exist, but some production stills, ads, and photos of the crash have survived. In 1980, a 13-part television documentary titled Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film was made, and episode 5 "Hazard of the Game" details the stunt with interviews and stills. Traces of Death (a film series that imitates Faces of Death) reportedly tried to find the footage, only to find out that the film was lost.
Sometime in 1988, the very young Chicago comedy school, ImprovOlympic, was offered a pilot for a Whose Line is it Anyway?-style improvisation game show in Los Angeles. Charna Halpern, a director and teacher at the institution, brought along some of what she felt were her best students, including a fresh-faced Chris Farley, who had recently arrived there from Madison.
However, as filming of the special progressed, with Farley and the rest of the team doing some intelligent, highbrow improv exercises, the producer was frustrated at the material he was being given, claiming it was "too smart" and insisting that they "dumb it down". One by one, comics were fired and replaced by what Halpern referred to as "dick joke" comedians. Farley, still on board as a performer, approached Halpern with concern that he felt he had to bow to the producers wishes as he didn't want to be fired as well. Halpern told him to go ahead, and Farley proceeded to do routines involving pulling his pants up to the crack of his buttocks, dancing around and making a fool of himself. According to Halpern, the producer and crew fell on their faces laughing, as he had given them what they wanted.
The pilot was scrapped, however, and Farley returned to Chicago, where he eventually went on to fame with The Second City and Saturday Night Live before his untimely death at the age of 33 in 1997 of a drug overdose.
Instintos Caníbales o 12 Días
Instintos Caníbales o 12 Días (translated as Cannibal Instinct or 12 Days) is an unfinished novel by Mexican serial killer and cannibal José Luis Calva (June 20, 1969- December 11, 2007).
Calva had a very traumatic childhood; his father died when he was two years old and his mother brought men to her house, whom she forced him to call dad. A few years later, he was sexually abused by one of his brother’s friends. His early childhood may have been part of the reason he took the path that he ended up taking. He was married, having originally met his wife in 1996, but it ended in divorce and she ended up moving to the United States with his daughters.
Calva was arrested in October of 2007 when investigators went to his home regarding the case of his missing girlfriend, Alejandra Galeana, who had last been seen on October 6. When police arrived he was in the middle of a meal consisting of human flesh that he had seasoned with lemon. The police soon after found the mutilated body of Galeana. Also recovered from the scene was human flesh in the refrigerator, cooked human flesh, bones in a cereal box, a picture of Hannibal Lector and the unfinished novel Instintos Caníbales o 12 Días. He was charged with two murders, but more are suspected. Ultimately, he committed suicide in prison, just a few months after his arrest.
According to an article online, the novel deals with subjects like cannibalism, sex, sadomasochism, and coprophagia (the consumption of feces). The article also states that there may have been more texts including poetry and similar writings discovered at the scene, but this has not been officially confirmed.
Due to the nature of the texts and the person who wrote them, it is unlikely that they will ever be officially released.
Foodfight! Original Version
Conception for the first version of Foodfight! materialized in 1997, from Lawrence Kasanoff and Joshua Wexler, at the time, an employee of Threshold. In late 1997, Threshold applied for two trademarks for the "Foodfight!" name related to merchandising. A $25 million grant was issued on behalf of a Korean capital firm, at the request of Wexler, and an additional $50 million was expected through various product placement and pre-sale market hype of the film. With cash in hand, development of the film began in 2002. CGI and voice-over work took place at Threshold's Santa Monica, California studio. Threshold thought that the pre-theft version was going to showcase the uniqueness and ability of their studio. Critics and investors were initially so confident in the film that some of them actually called Threshold "the next-generation Pixar. "However, the film reached an impasse in development in December 2002. Hard drives containing the film's progress were reportedly stolen, leading to the entire film having to be made over again from scratch. As the majority of the budget was already spent on licensing products, mascots, actors, and production, it was given a new "live-action" take and was produced on a very restricted budget, using the insufficient software. Attempts were made to release Foodfight! by 2005. In 2007, a distribution deal was struck, but soon fell threw as no one knew when the movie could be released. In 2011, the remaining assets of the film were put up for auction at a starting bid of $2.5 million. Boulevard Entertainment ended up winning the assets for Foodfight! and worked to release the film.
The finished product was released on June 15, 2012, but was met with negative reception.
Toon Makers’ Sailor Moon
In 1993, the animation studio Toon Makers intended to produce an "Americanized" version of the popular Japanese anime series Sailor Moon. A 17-minute-long pilot episode, combining animation with a live-action film of the Sailor Scout characters as American teenagers, was completed, along with an additional 3 episodes that were in development. The main animation plot of the pilot involved Queen Beryl attacking the Jupiter and the girls had to return to space to fight back. Toon Makers had hoped to entice Bandai and Saban into producing a full series to air on FOX Saturday mornings starting in 1994. However, for unknown reasons the project was rejected in favor of a dubbed version of the original Japanese anime.
A two-minute promotional "music video" was made, showcasing the live cast, the animated characters, and the theme music, but ultimately the deal fell through and FOX instead aired dubbed versions of the original Japanese episodes. It has since been uploaded online.
Because of the campy live-action elements, the show has been given the derogatory nickname "Saban Moon", due to the fact that it heavily resembled shows affiliated with Haim Saban (such as a noted resemblance to She-Ra: Princess of Power) that would have been made during the early years of Power Rangers.
While the music video has been seen at conventions, the full 17-minute version of the pilot has never been publicly released. The two-minute theme music video was occasionally shown for promotional purposes after the Toon Makers series was cancelled. A notable presentation was made at Anime Expo 1998 by Allen Hastings (whose company, NewTek, made the graphics software in which Toon Makers had rendered some of the animations).
Interestingly, the music video ends with a Sailor Moon logo that would later be reused for the American dubs of the series, as well as all of its merchandise. The Toon Makers video was its first appearance, and the logo remains its only animated legacy.
In late 2012, the contents of a California storage locker rented by Raymond Lacovacci of Toon Makers were sold after he was arrested on physical battery charges. Among the contents of the locker were concept art, original animation cels, and other artwork related to the American Sailor Moon project. Also, a script (ostensibly the one used for the pilot's voice work) was sold and has since been put online.
The Sailor Moon franchise is legally held by many parties. Kodansha oversees the manga, TOEI holds the power to revoke or grant any licenses to the anime and live-action series worldwide, and Bandai holds the rights for merchandising and video games, with series creator Naoko Takeuchi essentially having the final say over any decision that is made by any of these companies.
Toon Makers was temporarily granted the adaptation rights to Sailor Moon in order to pitch their version of it. As with most adaptations, Toon Makers was likely given a list of mandated changes, such as alternate names, terminology, and logo designs for use in the American market, explaining why the Toon Makers pilot shares a logo with DiC's dub.
The status of Toon Maker's existence is unknown at this time. There is no record of them having produced anything for the past few years, and their website has not been updated in a long time. This, combined with the production materials for the Sailor Moon pilot appearing on auction sites, seems to imply that Toon Maker has gone out of business.
Toon Makers' president and founder, Rocky Solotoff, said in a June 2001 interview that the company had returned the production materials to TOEI or Bandai and only had copies of said material for personal reference. It's likely to assume that, if anyone owns the footage, it is in the hands of either an ex-Toon Makers employee, TOEI, or Bandai.
Solotoff later went on to confirm in a December 2016 interview with Bleeding Cool News that Toon Makers did indeed have a vault copy of the entirety of the pilot episode on hand. However, reportedly, it is part of their demo reel and thus cannot be shown to anybody other than interested parties.
Solotoff did not make a concrete statement at the time as to whether or not Toon Makers was defunct or still operating, thus it can not be known if the demo reel is even still accessible to any would-be clients.
In addition, Solotoff stated that any rumors of the pilot publicly circulating in any form were false. He went on to say that once the project was done the rights for it reverted back to one of the associate companies, but it is uncertain which one, placing it in copyright limbo.
Freaky Flickers: Quest for the Golden Flicker, based on the Freaky Flickers toyline, was to be 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.
Production began in 2005 as a possible television series but later developed into a 90-minute feature film around February 2009. Despite it being written, directed, and animated by a single person and only having a budget of about $250,000, it was recommended to be made into a theatrical feature, in which Howe was reluctant at first, but later agreed to do so, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer decided to release the film in about 2,800 theaters.
On 9 June 2009, after Howe worked all night, he left editor David Kann 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 and creator of the original toyline, Peter Gantner.
Aside from the trailer and one scene from the movie's official Flickr (one being a PSA about saving energy and recycling), no footage of the movie has been released, and it's unknown what Gantner did with the stolen material.
Totally Twisted Fairy Tales
Totally Twisted Fairy Tales is a set of four short films planned by Disney/Walt Disney TV Animation and MovieToons in the late 1990's that were meant to be new takes on classic fairy tales. Out of the four planned, only "Redux Riding Hood" and "The Three Pigs" were released and have been shown at several animation festival screenings, but "Redux Riding Hood" is the only short that can be found by the general public. "Jack in the Beanstalk" and an unnamed fourth short were unreleased. It's unknown if "Jack in the Beanstalk" was even finished.
According to Steve Moore, "The Three Pigs" places the pigs in a "Real World" parody episode. They live in a loft and take in a wolf as a roommate in an attempt to be contemporary, open-minded pigs. The wolf is played by Harvey Fierstein, and he swears he's a vegan but comes out as a carnivore later. It was directed and written by Darrell Rooney and has the running time of 20 minutes. Despite calling it "hilarious", Steve Moore reportedly doesn't have a copy, though Jerry Beck has said he will look for it. The Moxy Show, also known as The Moxy Pirate Show and The Moxy & Flea Show, was a CGI animated anthology series developed by Colossal Pictures and produced by Hanna-Barbera for Cartoon Network. It began airing on December 5th, 1993 and ended on January 2nd, 2000. It was an anthology series of classic cartoons that Cartoon Network commonly aired back in the early 1990s, and in-between them were interstitials of Moxy (Bobcat Goldthwait), a goofing off, fun-loving dog who has a crush on Melody from Josie and the Pussycats, and Flea (Penn Jillette in the show, Chris Rock in the "Moxy & Flea" pilot), a flea who likes to hang out and watch TV with Moxy.
According to the website NickandMore, the show was a "whimsical mesh" of retro pop culture and comedy. Betty Cohen described it as "The premise is that Moxy's the toon who didn't quite make it, so we gave him a job as a janitor at the Cartoon Network", adding that for The Moxy Pirate Show, "he jams our signal once a week". A New York Times article from 1993 can also be found online, which further explains the motion capture CGI process that was used for the series.
The format was originally motion capture CGI from 1993-1998 but then traditional hand-drawn animation with CGI and live-action effects from 1998-2000, which may have had something to do with how Colossal Pictures stopped working on it by that point, which in itself could have been because of something to do with Chapter 11 bankruptcy in their company in Winter 1997. It is considered the very first Cartoon Network original series barring the fact that it was an anthology series based around re-existing cartoon shorts; the first fully produced Cartoon Network original series was Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
As mentioned earlier, the series originally began as The Moxy Pirate Show and only featured Moxy before adding Flea in 1994. Then it was retitled The Moxy Show in 1995 and The Moxy & Flea Show in 1998 with changes like:
- Moxy's design changing into green/black striped shirt, black jeans and non palette-swapped shoes and having no whiskers or freckles, a black nose and smaller eyes.
- Flea's design changing into a blue fez, yellow eyes with red pupils and growth in size to half the height of Moxy, as well as now being voiced by Chris Rock.
- The opening sequence widely changed from the original sequence, as seen in the video below.
- The shortening of the timeslot from an hour to thirty minutes.
- The show (at least during its CGI run) is considered to be the first "real-time" or "live" cartoon, though it was never broadcast directly live. Through motion capture, a puppeteer would act out Moxy's motions while Goldthwait provided the voice and a technician would control the facial expressions.
In a 2003 online IGN interview, Andy Merrill (who worked on the show) talked about how Moxy (incorrectly spelt "Moxie") was apparently unpopular and unsuccessful with audiences despite being on the air for seven years. Reruns stopped on April 1st, 2000, which was the same day where all of the classic cartoon programmings was moved from Cartoon Network to Boomerang except for this series, and it hasn't been seen on Cartoon Network, Boomerang or home media releases of any kind since, and not even during Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary.
Very little is known about the pilot for the animated TV adaptation of Joe Dante's film Gremlins, possibly titled Gizmo and the Gremlins. According to some sources, such as Toonarific, the series was to involve Gizmo, the one good Mogwai of the film and its sequel, fighting against the evil Gremlins. The pilot was the only episode that entered production.
It has been suggested that the series was cancelled because of parents complaining about the violence of the source material, but Joe Dante, the director of the films, says it was never finished because Gremlins 2 flopped at the box office. No footage of the pilot has been released, though there was a mention of it in an article in a 1990 issue of Bugs Bunny Magazine.
Mess O' Blues
Mess O' Blues is an original short film about a "over the hill aging rock star who thinks he's Elvis" created by Van Partible in 1993 for his senior thesis project that would serve as a basis for the Cartoon Network original show Johnny Bravo.
While working at Loyola Marymount University, Partible decided to pursue a career in animation, and so he started working on a senior thesis project intitled Mess O' Blues. Partible started with the concept of three Elvis Presley impersonators (or "Elvi" as Van Partible puts it) who fought crime. However, due to his time constraints and the fact that he was doing all of the work himself, the idea was cut down to just one Elvis impersonator.
Dan McLaughin (Partible's animation professor) showed the short to a friend working at Hanna-Barbera Productions. The studio saw the short and loved it so much they asked Partible if he could do a pitch for a seven-minute short cartoon, with Mess O' Blues as the inspiration. This became the original Johnny Bravo short.
Despite its success, Mess O' Blues has never been released or even seen publicly, unlike the widely available and similarly made What a Cartoon predecessor The Whoopass Girls - which would later become The Powerpuff Girls.
The only footage that has ever been made available are a few short, mute clips from a short mini-documentary that was included as a bonus feature on the Johnny Bravo: Season 1 (Cartoon Network Hall of Fame) DVD entitled Bringing Up Johnny Bravo.