I am not talking about Dexter's Odyssey this time, but imagine the quest plot of Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy puppet movie and cult classic The Dark Crystal(in which the main character quests his or her way through some world to save said world from death and destruction by healing some giant crystallized thingy using some crystallized shard thingy) combined with a whole lotta other inspirations and influences (characters and all) straight out of Genndy Tartakovsky’s cartoon animation work (most notably Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory or even Sym-Bionic Titan), elements of the visual wonders of stuff like The Wizard of Oz, James Cameron’s Avatar and the 2013 movie Gravity, and even the 1996 Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes vehicle Space Jam's time-proven concept of having a live human actor visit, move around and interact within a mostly 2d animated cartoon world inhabited by mostly 2d animated cartoon characters/creatures (and also a visual trick of having the first quarter or first half-hour or so (up until the scene where the main human character travels to the cartoon world for the first time) being shown in a flat 1.85:1 screen aspect ratio before opening up the screen to a CinemaScope widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 for the rest of the movie (when said live human wake up or arrived in the cartoon world or something like that) though the intended visual effect might be lost somewhat for home video release by having the opening 1.85:1 ratio windowboxed into the 2.40:1 frame the movie will eventually expand to--similar to Disney's Brother Bear's aspect ratio change, right?)—as well as Space Jam's merging of three distinct worlds (live action movie-making, 2d traditional (and largely) hand drawn cartoon animation (albeit in the Genndy Tartakovsky cartoon style of his work on Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack) and modern digital CGI special/visual effects technology, and you will have something a bit like 'ToonTalker’, an epic fantasy adventure which will also be a heartfelt tribute to the Russian-born Cult Animator behind Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky, as well as his 2d animation work, in ways best suited to his talent and genius.
In ToonTalker, Brandon Robertson, a real human teenage boy from the ‘real world’ around us who has the ability to talk to or communicate with cartoon characters from any visual screen, travels to an animated cartoon fantasy world where dinosaurs and samurai clans still exist (in Brandon's unchanged real flesh-and-blood human form) where he has epic adventures there—and where he must save the real and cartoon worlds from an evil shape shifting demon wizard (Khan Morgo/Aku) and his evil cartoon human sidekick (Mordred/Mandark) by finding and returning to its place a lost Emerald Shard of a once-shattered Great Crystal Stone that reposes in The Castle of Knowledge and Wisdom.
Sorry this opening post is too long, and you don't have read all of it if you want, what do you think of all that?
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