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New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by Brooksie » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:54 pm

From http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film ... 48935.html:

Cinesite To Make Animated Features Starring Comedy Icon Harold Lloyd
By Amid Amidi
02/20/2017

A cartoon version of film comedy icon Harold Lloyd will star in a new series of animated features being developed by Cinesite Studios in partnership with the Harold Lloyd Estate and Comic Animations.

During his legendary comedy career, stretching from the mid-1910s through the late 1940s, Lloyd made nearly 200 features and one-reelers, helping craft the language of film comedy, along with contemporaries like Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy.

“Today’s films and filmmakers stand on the shoulders of Harold Lloyd with his innovations and unparalleled sense of story, camera and comedy,” said Dave Rosenbaum, Cinesite’s chief creative officer, who will develop the adaptations with Eamonn Butler, Cinesite’s executive animation director, and Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of Harold Lloyd and the owner of his film library.

The new features plans to draw on Lloyd’s rich legacy of physical comedy.

“By donning unassuming glasses, Harold Lloyd became the boy next door everyone could relate to and he shot to stardom to enchant and entertain generations of film fans,” said Suzanne Lloyd. “I appreciate the opportunity to work with Dave Rosenbaum, Eamonn Butler and all the talented people at Cinesite to bring Harold’s comedy genius to the world in a new and innovative way. We need laughter now more than ever.”

Comic Animations, which is Cinesite’s content creation and intellectual property arm, has previously announced a couple of other feature animation projects due to go into production at Cinesite. The first, Riverdance, is based on the Irish dance troupe, and the second, Imaginary Friend, is inspired by a song recorded by kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. The latter film is being produced by Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s The Combine, along with Straight up Films and Comic Animations.

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by wich2 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:14 pm

I know Harold was one of The Four.

I'd think that today, though, Charlie and Buster are more recognizable.

Of course, it all comes down to whether the material is good...

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by oldposterho » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am

I'm really looking forward to the Harold Lloyd Meets the Harlem Globetrotters episode.

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:32 am

I would think "Harold meets Spider-Man" would be in there somewhere.

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by bigshot » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:52 am

All the kids today know who Harold Lloyd is and loved him in Back to the Future!

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Unread post by Silents Please » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:23 pm

Harold and Bea Arthur in "Harold & Maude 2."
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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by westegg » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:38 am

This seems enough of a stretch as a series of shorts, never mind features.

:shock:

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by All Darc » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:50 am

Christopher Loyd... :wink:

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bigshot wrote:All the kids today know who Harold Lloyd is and loved him in Back to the Future!
Keep thinking...

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by Harlowgold » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:07 pm

Didn't somebody years ago make a Chaplin "cartoon". I'm think it may have been French-produced, or possibly during the silent era. Or maybe I'm confusing it with Chaplin comic strips and comic books which were apparently produced in France years after the silent era.

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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by wich2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:45 pm

There have indeed been Chaplin toons:



And Laurel & Hardy toons:



And Three Stooges toons:


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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by bigshot » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Abbott & Costello too

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Buster shows up in a Flip the Frog cartoon...
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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by FrankFay » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:12 pm

wich2 wrote:I know Harold was one of The Four.

I'd think that today, though, Charlie and Buster are more recognizable.

Of course, it all comes down to whether the material is good...

-Craig
Lloyd's work circulated far less than Chaplin's or Keaton's, because he & his family kept control of the features, but that shot of him hanging from the clock face is one of THE iconic silent film images. He still may not be recognized by name as readily, but he is "That Guy"
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Re: New Harold Lloyd Cartoon Series

Unread post by Red Bartlett » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:40 pm

All Darc wrote:Christopher Loyd... :wink:

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bigshot wrote:All the kids today know who Harold Lloyd is and loved him in Back to the Future!
Love both of those movies and yet never made that -- now glaringly obvious -- connection. :shock:


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