Friday, July 18, 2014


I haven't seen the final cut of "Cans Without Labels." Nobody has. There's still some unfinished scenes. What I have seen is a medley of finished scenes with the sound and effects cut in, and they're an absolute stunner. The film is a game changer, a pirate broadside into the hulls of the lumbering dreadnoughts that dominate the animation industry. Fans who supported this film on Kickstarter won't be disappointed.

Unfortunately I hit a computer glitch on my end and won't be able to show the beautiful frame grabs that I promised. It's frustrating, but maybe this is for the best because it may provoke John to make a much better presentation on his own site.

The man continues to evolve. The animation experiments we saw on the recent Kirk Douglas film and on The Simpsons title are now improved and incorporated into character intensive storytelling. No, it's not too wonky or too's juuuuuuuust right. This'll be a much studied film and If you're a cartoonist you'll find yourself drawing compulsively after seeing it.

'Nuff said.

I have eye surgery coming up on Monday morning so I might be out of action for a few days. On the other hand I might blog continuously 'cause I'll have nothing else to do while I'm forced to hang around the house. See you soon!


Roberto Severino said...

Good luck with the eye surgery, Eddie.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Roberto: Thanks. It's cataract surgery. Afterward I'll be able to see much clearer, and in color. Not only that but I get to wear a pirate eye patch for a week or so. I can't wait!

Doug said...

Please update with a picture of the pirate eye!! Good luck Eddie.


Uncle Sporkums said...

Thanks for the info, Eddie! We're all wishing you the best!

Just a toon fan said...

What I love about this frame and prefer over the grabs John just put up on his blog is the film-look. Grain and whatnot. I hope the final cartoon retains this look?