Friday, August 18, 2006


A new 2D animated feature film is out next spring. Rob Zombie's The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is currently in production and now their webpage is up and running.

The is no trailer yet but you can get a peek at some of the character designs and plot. Plus, it was just announced that Paul Giamatti will voice Dr. Satan. Other voice actors on the bill include Tom Papa, Brian Rosehn, and Sheri Moon Zombie.

As will most Rob Zombie movies, you can probably expect copious amounts of blood and guts as well as lots of female nudity. Needless to say, it's getting an R-rating.

As happy as I am to see a 2D feature film and as happy as I am to see that it actually looks good. I probably will not be catching this movie in the theatre. DVD perhaps.


coolshades said...

This may sound odd...but something about animated movies getting R-ratings just doesn't sit well with me. Maybe it's because I still see animation as sort of a child's world...I see something animated, and I automatically assume it's geared toward children. That's why I disliked Shrek so much... it had a lot of crude humor in it that I didn't expect to see in an animated film.

But it seems that with the advent of Adult Swim...and movies such as this one...animated movies and TV shows aren't all suitable for kids anymore. :S

toast said...

Keep in mind that the Simpsons debuted in 1989. And let's not forget other 'adult' shows like South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Family Guy.

Also, the Flintstones was a prime time show geared toward adult when it first debuted in the 60s. It deal with issues like affairs, mortgages, finacial problems, child raising. What kid knows about those issues?

And the first R-Rated cartoon was actually X-Rated and it was called Fritz the Cat and released in 1972 by the legendary Ralph Bakshi.

coolshades said...

An X-rated cartoon?? Oh dear Lord...that's one I would *not* want the link to :P

Good call on the Flintstones...I think it was more like a "family" show, though...since it didn't really have anything "objectionable" in it like today's "adult" cartoons do...

toast said...

Well, television was different back in the 60s. Fred and Wilma slept in separate beds. So did Rob and Laura Petrie in the Dick Van Dyke Show.