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Sky High
Topic by: jross3
Posted: February 12, 2005 - 7:50 PM PST
Last Reply: February 15, 2005 - 7:25 PM PST

author topic: Sky High
jross3
post #1  on February 12, 2005 - 7:50 PM PST  
I saw Sky High the other day and enjoyed it thoroughly. It mentions a TV series in the synopsis (and a character in the movie seems to be watching it... which is odd, if this movie is a "prequel", so the events in the TV show couldn't have happened yet, so there was no material for the show.....). Am I to presume that said TV series is not on DVD in the US, or is it known by another name?

I remember seeing an article on this (I am pretty sure it was in New Type) a while ago, but I can't seem to re-locate it to find out more about it. Does anyone know anything?
hamano
post #2  on February 12, 2005 - 8:12 PM PST  
Especially for jross3

Manga version?
hamano
post #3  on February 13, 2005 - 4:45 AM PST  
> On February 12, 2005 - 8:12 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Manga version?
> ---------------------------------

Yeah, two tankoubon manga books, scanslated... "You have 3 choices.... You can accept your death, and enter Heaven, you can wander the world as a ghost, OR..."
woozy
post #4  on February 13, 2005 - 10:21 AM PST  
> On February 12, 2005 - 7:50 PM PST jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ... It mentions a TV series in the synopsis (and a character in the movie seems to be watching it... which is odd, if this movie is a "prequel", so the events in the TV show couldn't have happened yet, so there was no material for the show...

Heh, heh. We all know what an expert in Manga, I am.

But a wee touch of surrealistic self-reference too much for you?

I remember being a big Tintin fan as a child and I'm actually old enough that many of them hadn't been translated into English yet and the back covers listed them in order in which the English Publishers published them rather than the order in which they were written. I, nerdlike, once sat down and tried to figure the chronological order. So... in Destination Moon, the Thompson twins have an adverse effect to pills they took in The Land of Black Gold. (this was odd as the English translation had a foot note but the Land of Black Gold hadn't been translated at that time). The Land of Black Gold features the villian Rastapopulus and a Middle Eastern Emir. Tintin meets these characters in The Cigars of the Pharoah. In The Cigars of the Pharoah, the emir is such a big tintin fan he has a servant bring in a copy of one of his favorite tintin book. It is Destination Moon.
underdog
post #5  on February 14, 2005 - 10:10 AM PST  
Getting further off the subject, but did you ever see the Canadian-made animated Tintin series that aired here on HBO a number of years ago, Woozy? It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped, considering how much I loved those, uh, Belgian-manga myself as a kid....
kohnfused1
post #6  on February 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM PST  
Oops! I thought it was a different subject.....hehehe..

Please continue.
woozy
post #7  on February 14, 2005 - 3:29 PM PST  
> On February 14, 2005 - 10:10 AM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Getting further off the subject, but did you ever see the Canadian-made animated Tintin series that aired here on HBO a number of years ago, Woozy? It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped, considering how much I loved those, uh, Belgian-manga myself as a kid....
> ---------------------------------

No! Never even heard of them. But I did see the Lake of Sharks movie made gad million years ago. I'd like to see the french live action movies (the blue oranges and ... I can't remember the other)

There was an interesting NPR report about comics in france. They claim *everyone* reads them in france and there is utterly no derision and the vast majority of "BD"s are for adults (Tintin and Asterix are for kids but are ambitious by american standards). [I'd think in the US they are scornfully viewed as kiddie cheap stuff, although the majority of comic readers in the US are adults but are a fringe and, dare I say, "cult" and somewhat obsessed (I include myself in this desc.) population.]

So, as an outsider to manga, I toss out as a potential topic, how do the french BD culture and the Japanese manga culture differ/are similar/appeal/repel and how do other cultures (like the U.S.) compare.

hamano
post #8  on February 14, 2005 - 3:54 PM PST  
> On February 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM PST kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oops! I thought it was a different subject.....hehehe..

You mean like THIS dude? Heh heh heh...
^_^
SonjaBlue
post #9  on February 14, 2005 - 5:52 PM PST  
Hamano -- this new heart-action icon of yours...

Should one expect that you will now be more mindful of "sharing the love" (i.e. being more hospitable) or are you illustrating your desire to exude more pheromones?
woozy
post #10  on February 15, 2005 - 10:01 AM PST  
Hamano has made a concerted effort to be more hospitible and he mentioned it was one of his new year resolutions.

As totorros are mystical creatures it could be that the sweat blood and helium and shape them as hearts.
underdog
post #11  on February 15, 2005 - 2:03 PM PST  
> On February 14, 2005 - 3:29 PM PST woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On February 14, 2005 - 10:10 AM PST underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Getting further off the subject, but did you ever see the Canadian-made animated Tintin series that aired here on HBO a number of years ago, Woozy? It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped, considering how much I loved those, uh, Belgian-manga myself as a kid....
> > ---------------------------------
>
> No! Never even heard of them. But I did see the Lake of Sharks movie made gad million years ago. I'd like to see the french live action movies (the blue oranges and ... I can't remember the other)

Man, how'd I miss that there were Tintin movies until now. But you're right, there was this one and the others, in the late 60s, early 70s. This was the live-action one you referred to.

Wish we could get a hold of these somehow. I'm sure they're ridiculously dated but would be fun to check out. I remember hearing rumors a few years back of Spielberg interested in a new Tintin movie, but that was scrapped, which is probably just as well. The stories remain great adventures but there's something about the humor and style that seem best suited for a particular time and place, they should remain forever comic books or cartoons.

There's also a documentary about Tintin creator Herge: Tintin and I, which is also not available here, alas.
>
> There was an interesting NPR report about comics in france. They claim *everyone* reads them in france and there is utterly no derision and the vast majority of "BD"s are for adults (Tintin and Asterix are for kids but are ambitious by american standards). [I'd think in the US they are scornfully viewed as kiddie cheap stuff, although the majority of comic readers in the US are adults but are a fringe and, dare I say, "cult" and somewhat obsessed (I include myself in this desc.) population.]
>
> So, as an outsider to manga, I toss out as a potential topic, how do the french BD culture and the Japanese manga culture differ/are similar/appeal/repel and how do other cultures (like the U.S.) compare.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

kohnfused1
post #12  on February 15, 2005 - 2:41 PM PST  
> On February 14, 2005 - 3:54 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On February 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM PST kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Oops! I thought it was a different subject.....hehehe..
>
> You mean like THIS dude? Heh heh heh...
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------

Right on!!! Let's go "bake" some "special" cookies.
SonjaBlue
post #13  on February 15, 2005 - 5:01 PM PST  
woozy wrote:

> Hamano has made a concerted effort to be more hospitible and he mentioned it was one of his new year resolutions.<

> As totorros are mystical creatures it could be that the sweat blood and helium and shape them as hearts.<

Really?

Perhaps it is just gas. This kind of grimaced concerted effort seems to very much resemble...farting hearts.
woozy
post #14  on February 15, 2005 - 6:20 PM PST  
> Really?
>
> Perhaps it is just gas. This kind of grimaced concerted effort seems to very much resemble...farting hearts.

> ---------------------------------

Heh, heh. Between hamano and you, my beloved, I will *never* side with hamano. But, *smiles*, this attack on hamano seemes unprovoked. Not that I mind or have any desire to come to hamano's defence which I won't, but at least he should know it wasn't anything he did when I join you in mocking him.

SonjaBlue
post #15  on February 15, 2005 - 7:15 PM PST  
woozy wrote:

>...this attack on hamano seemes unprovoked...<

If I had meant it as an attack, it would not have been unprovoked.

On the contrary, woozy, I welcome hamano's insight on his new festive(?) icon. I confess to be as curious about this new makeover as much as I was when he seemed to temporarily suit up as Fat Batman under fireworks (circa Independence Day '04).
SonjaBlue
post #16  on February 15, 2005 - 7:25 PM PST  
Woozy, I am also not afraid to share that I might even be temporarily amused if hamano's new icon had the capability to loop an audible appropriate or less than appropriate sound effect to simulate such an implied bodily function.

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