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    Thumbs up New G.I. Joe Cartoon for 2009 - Now with more violence!

    This is from HissTank.com:

    http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/...oly-crap-7427/

    Hasbro Marketing 2009 Sneak Peak and 2008 Exclusives Panel

    Part 1: New G.I. Joe Animation for 2009.

    G.I. Joe Absolute

    Adult themed, PG-13
    Highly detailed animation
    Designed to bring adult fans back into the market
    10 5 minute episodes, 1 10 minute season finale
    No distribution decided upon yet.
    Could be webisodes, could be tv special, could be DVD, or all 3.
    Starts in first quarter 2009
    NO LASERS. NO PARACHUTING.
    Will have deaths.
    Little to no blood (but, from what we've seen, that won't matter)
    Focus on core early characters.
    No Cobra La.

    Producers: Sam Register Jaoquim Desantos
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Lead Animator: Dave Johnson


    1 minute promo animation shown. Breakdown:


    Duke and Roadblock are running through the jungle being chased by cobra troopers. Being shot at. You see Roadblock from behind, running, he stops, turns around, and says "You want some of this!? Come on, come on!" and unloads his machine gun into the camera. Heavy sound of loud powerful gunfire, shell casings fly everywhere.

    They continue on and take cover inside what looks like a Cobra bunker. Had a cobra symbol on building. Duke radios in for backup, says the LZ is hot. They return fire back and forth with the Cobra Troopers outside, who are moving in using real world cover fire formations.

    Then, we pan up, and see the action from above, when you hear a sword bling. A Cobra Trooper looks up, and he sees Snake Eyes dropping down right on his head. Snake Eyes then proceeds to kick *** one by one using hand to hand combat and sword play.

    We pan back into Duke and Roadblock, you hear grunts and bones cracking outside, and Duke asks "What the hell is going on out there?" Emphasis on "Hell". Pan back to Snake Eyes, who tosses one of his smaller knifes across the field at a trooper, lands right in the middle of his helmet, he falls. (Don't show the entry, but you get the point. (Fling, pan, hear the pop, heads looking up, falls slowly, etc).

    Snake eyes then goes one on one with the last Trooper, flips him over, takes out his sword, thrusts down into the Trooper's chest, and TURNS IT. Stands up, puts sword back in its holder.

    Duke and Roadblock come outside, and see all the Troopers dead. He gives a "whooo" type whistle. Roadblock then says "Ninja? I didn't know we had a Ninja." END SCENE.


    This story will not be part of the 60 minute story in 2009. It is a stand alone scene they did to show the new tone of the series and what could be done animation and story wise.

    They played it 3 times, and the crowd exploded every time. It really was what you've been waiting for from these childhood toy lines as an adult. As they described it in the panel, while you were playing with these toys as a kid, or even watching the shows and reading the comics back then, what we saw today is what we THOUGHT we saw back then. And what we expect, and why the new versions of the old stuff doesn't play with us now. But, this new direction, PG-13 based adult themed entertainment, should fill that gap, and will be focused upon in the upcoming years, for Joe and all brands it fits with. This GI Joe project is however the first of the new direction for Hasbro.

    Characters shown:

    Duke
    Snake Eyes - Goggles
    Tunnel Rat
    Gung Ho - No chest out
    Lady Jaye
    Scarlett
    Storm Shadow - mask, hood, mix between 2 styles.

    Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness confirmed. Lady Jaye more like a Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica type role. Not major player. Cobra Commander is ruthless. Not a clown. Emphasized several times.

    Cobra Commander being played by 80s cartoon voice of Tripwire, Charlie Adler.

    Ninja moves based on real world techniques.

    Real guns, real bullets. No parachuting out of planes right before they blow up. People will die. They said they thought about sniping a guy in a parachute on his way down who actually did make it out of a plane in time.

    No direct benchmark for success, will include overall promotion, hits, feedback, news coverage, ratings, eventual DVD sales if sold, etc. But XYZ product making XYZ money doesn't need to happen to continue on, its a brand promotion tool.

    Entertainment being done first, and well, to stand on it's own, with product to follow, rather than the reverse. This is first outing with that philosophy.

    SHOWED A NEW FLAGG. Updated version, crowd applauded. 2 forward runways in front, all same sticker like applications, and updated but similar rest of body. (Animated version only)

    Also, they specifically showed the morgue interior, from the FLAGG. Apparently that will be used a lot.

    BOTTOM LINE: AWESOME. WHAT EVERY JOE FAN HAS ALWAYS WANTED.

    HASBRO: - MORE PLEASE. (And do it for Transformers too).

    Discuss!
    If this is done right, this could be awesome! Bullets instead of lasers? Brutal killings? Where do I sign up?
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    Warren Ellis is writing it? Crazyness.

    With him on Astonishing X-Men and now this, that's just wild.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    Oh man....if this could open the door for a new USS Flagg down the road I will sh*t myself....
    You'll be sorry, Pee-Wee Herman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthQuack View Post
    Oh man....if this could open the door for a new USS Flagg down the road I will sh*t myself....
    They teased at Joe Con that something "Big" was coming in 2009.

    I would assume they're using the same mindset as they did with Star Wars.

    Since the AT-TE is featured in the Clone Wars, they finally made it.

    So I'm sure the USS Flagg is a definate possibility for release in 2009.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

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    I was wondering how that Con was....I didn't hear about it until today to be honest....was checking out some pictures at YoJoe....really makes me want to start getting more of the 25th anniversary line....everything looks awesome....and if a Flagg is coming? I have no doubt that would sell well. As long as the pricetag isn't too much, and they better keep it at 7ft long!
    You'll be sorry, Pee-Wee Herman!

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    If done right, this could make up for the movie which is most definitely going to suck.

    Even when I was a kid, there were things about the cartoon that I thought were pretty stupid. The biggest one was that nobody ever died. Then there were the parachutes that popped out at the last second before jets blew up. Also the laser beams and brightly colored uniforms for the GI Joe troops were pretty lame, even to a ten year old. So this new show seems like it's going to be the GI Joe cartoon I always wanted to see.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    Here's an article talking about the cartoon. Apparently it's going to be webisodes that Hasbro is hoping will be picked up by Cartoon Network and eventually released on DVD. And if it's successful enough, then Hasbro hopes to do something similar with Transformers. I can't wait, this is going to be awesome!

    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/12843.html

    So maybe this thread belongs in the TV section.

    It's cool that Hasbro is starting to cater to the adult collector market as a separate entity. Too bad they aren't allowed to do something similar with Star Wars.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    Complete sentences. In the next review. Please Hisstank.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbarada View Post
    Here's an article talking about the cartoon. Apparently it's going to be webisodes that Hasbro is hoping will be picked up by Cartoon Network and eventually released on DVD. And if it's successful enough, then Hasbro hopes to do something similar with Transformers. I can't wait, this is going to be awesome!

    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/12843.html

    So maybe this thread belongs in the TV section.

    It's cool that Hasbro is starting to cater to the adult collector market as a separate entity. Too bad they aren't allowed to do something similar with Star Wars.
    It's still sorta the same successful format that was done with Clone Wars.
    THE SPY. THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA.

    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

  10. #10
    THis sounds really cool, and I was only a casual fan of the show.....but, I will check this out for sure!
    Real men buy Willrow

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