|Posted by Anna H. on March 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Looks like some of you really enjoyed yesterday's Song Saturday blog. So, how creepy was it to re-read yesterday's blog about the banshee with Henry Cowell's song, "The Banshee" playing in the background?
Even though One Piece fans get the shaft as usual, this is fantastic news for us Horror Anime fans. For a year or so, I have said that Tokyo Ghoul should've aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block after Parasyte -The Maxim- ended. It would've been the perfect replacement for Parasyte.
With the constant promotion during the shortly lived Anime Wednesday block, it originally seemed as if Chiller TV was going to air Tokyo Ghoul. Speaking of Chiller TV, Dish Network removed the channel from its package, last month.
This means the channel will be more niche than it already was on for the last decade. Both Dish Network and Direct TV were the ONLY packages, that carried Chiller TV.
Right now, I shouldn't complain too much. Tokyo Ghoul is a series that I never had a chance to watch in its entirety online because of my hectic schedule and because of Hulu. That online streaming site shafted all its loyal users, who watched free online streaming shows.
In order to watch their programming, Hulu NOW requires you to sign up using your social media accounts. This is all because the company wants to track our personal information and because Hulu wants to compete with Netflix.
Since I don't have Netflix or use Hulu anymore, both are irrelevant to me. At least I will have another show to watch on Adult Swim's Toonami block on the weekends.
In 2 more weeks on Toonami, I will be watching Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Tokyo Ghoul's a small victory for Horror Anime fans and for yours truly.
Meanwhile, I have another animated short by Bill Tytla for today's Cartoon Sunday. Last week, I shared his 1949 short, Leprechauns Gold. 2 years before Leprechauns Gold, Tytla created The Wee Men.
You are probably wondering why I did not share his 1947 short before his 1949 short. I purposely saved The Wee Men for today's Cartoon Sunday blog because Saint Patrick's Day is on Friday, this year. Therefore, you may want to consider today's blog an early Saint Patrick's Day Cartoon Sunday blog.
This 1947 animated short by Bill Tytla has relevance to Saint Patrick's Day. The Wee Men is similar to the 1949 animated short, Leprechauns Gold. Legend supposedly has it in Ireland, that leprechauns live with a hidden pot of gold.
If anyone succeeds in capturing 1 of the so-called "wee men," he must lead to the gold's hidden location.
In The Wee Men, the leprechauns make shoes and deliver them to poor people. On Patrick's 121st birthday, he wants to prove his manhood by delivering the shoes he and the other leprechauns make to the poor.
In the process of shoe delivering, Patrick is caught by a greedy landlord, who wants to steal the leprechauns' gold. Their pot of gold has been buried under a tree stump and the landlord wants Patrick to reveal the location to it.
Bill Tytla's The Wee Men (1947)
If it is possible, I will try sharing something else this week for Saint Patrick's Day. In the meantime...
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