Colonel Sanders is a Furry, more Bojack Horseman for 2016. NEWSDUMP (8/3/15)
by Patch O'Furr
Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag. Guest posts welcome. “Local correspondents” wanted to talk about your local networks.
Injured furry fan who faced 90% odds against him is recovering.
Here’s a good fan item to start… Alex is a Furry fan who was severely injured in an explosion in Taiwan last month. He had 90% chance of dying from the injuries. The latest update says he’s doing very well in recovery. It’s still a heck of a scary situation so he can use any help you can give.
Pop Culture and Further Fun.
Bojack Horseman renewed for 2016 – anyone want to interview the creator?
Just renewed for a third season… and read a great interview with the creator about the recent second season. A while back, I got an invite from the creator to do an interview! Would anyone who’s caught up with the series like to take charge of it for a guest post? (Raphael Bob-Waksberg says:)
…early on we decided that all the animals are animal-people. No one has pets. There’s no little birds flying from tree to tree — it’s a world full of Goofys, not Plutos, to use a Disney analogy. In season one I was really hesitant to depict meat-eating in any way. But then someone pitched a joke with a cow waitress serving steak and being really offended.
Swat Kats ask crowd funders to aid renewal.
(Tip from David P:) “The team that made the original Swat Kats just launched a kickstarter to bring them back.”
Colonel Sanders dressed as a Furry at Comic Con.
(Tip from Fred Patten:) “Dear Patch; Note the Col. Sanders statue at Comic-Con dressed as a furry. This indicates that furries have become as pop-culture respectable as vampires, werewolves, Martians, and anime characters.”
Master animator Michel Gagne reports Saga of Rex, Iron Giant news.
Michel has been a Furry con guest of honor, interviewed for this blog. He just finalized his screenplay for the Saga of Rex, his own animated movie in production about the spacy adventures of an anthropomorphic fox. For The Iron Giant movie, Michel handled effects direction, and new scenes for a theatrical re-release.
New Dr. Suess Book discovered: “What Pet Should I Get?”
The book is about “a brother and sister who set out to a local pet store in search of a furry friend to call their own.”
“I Collect Strange Things”: Painting made of Cheetohs, with signed letter by Chester Cheetah.
In 2014 I won a painting made out of Cheetos from Cheetos. Sadly it was destroyed when my house caught fire. After telling Cheetos what happened they made me a new one and sent it to me for Christmas” [with an insane letter from Chester.]