|Posted by Anna H. on December 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Last night, I re-watched Hellsing Ultimate OVA 9 on Adult Swim.
Hellsing Ultimate OVA's 9-10 Promo (2014)
Before the network premiered Hellsing Ultimate OVA 9, I was able to YouTube OVA's 9 and 10, last week.
You may be wondering, "Why did you watch OVA 9 again, when you already saw it?" Normally, I watch Anime online in Japanese and I re-watch them in English Dub on TV as a refresher. I have noticed that Adult Swim removed Alucard's childhood rape scene.
Last week when I watched the 9th OVA, the rape scene was very subtle compared to the corpse rape, that Seras Victoria's mother was subjected to. Her mother's corpse rape scene was more graphic than Alucard's childhood rape.
Adult Swim removing that scene last night really did not surprise me. I am still reeling over the so-called "Toonami" Team NOT buying ALL 10 OVA's for Hellsing Ultimate, from the start.
What purpose did it serve for Jason DeMarco and his crew to only buy 8/10 OVA's, before premiering the whole series?
He and his Toonami crew continuously look like clowns with their highly syndicated acquisitions and their so-called "Toonami" block. Well, at least Adult Swim is airing the last Hellsing Ultimate OVA's.
Will all 3 prequels of Hellsing: The Dawn be aired, sooner or later?
As I watched Hellsing Ultimate last night, I saw Robot Chicken's promo for The Robot Chicken Lots Of Holidays Special.
The Robot Chicken Lots Of Holidays Special [Clip] (2014)
Besides reminding myself to watch Sit Down, Shut Up at 7pm Central on Adult Swim, I will have to remind myself to watch The Robot Chicken Lots Of Holidays Special at 10:30pm Central. Robot Chicken has been a hit or miss with their humor these last few seasons. Hopefully, this special will be funny.
On another note, I have a rare Christmas Classic for this Cartoon Sunday. Today, I have Richard Williams' animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
It was aired on ABC in 1971 and won the 1972 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
I have never seen this version of A Christmas Carol, until last week. I am wondering if my mother ever had the chance to watch it. Chances are great, that she and the rest of my immediate family did not. I think that by 1971, they were probably living on a military base in The Philippines, since my grandfather was in the Air Force.
The art illustrations for Richard Williams' animated adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol looks fantastic. As I watched this animated short, I could NOT help noticing just how authentic the illustration appears. This particular animated adaptation also has multiple pans, zooms, and random scene transitions.
The illusration looks as if it was hand drawn. This is something that can't be said for most of today's animation. Today, animation mostly consists of CGI quality, which is highly abused. Therefore, I have a much better appreciation for Williams' animated adaptation.
This is along with the fact, that I have NEVER seen this version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, until recently. Richard Williams' adaptation was NOT meant for the younger demographic. Supposedly, the emphasis of darkness and shadows appeared as having Horror qualities.
Williams' version was considered to be "the most frightening of the many dramatizations of the Dickens classic."
This could explain why I never saw Richard Williams' animated adaptation, when I was growing up during the 1980's and '90s. As much as I enjoy watching Peanuts' Christmas Specials on TV, it wouldn't hurt local and/cable channels to air this 1971 classic of A Christmas Carol.
I have watched at least several live action movie adaptations of it. Stumbling upon this animated adaptation is most definitely a rare gem. With that being said, here's Richard Williams' version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for today's Cartoon Sunday.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol By Richard Williams (1971)
Let me know what you think!
Categories: Cartoon Sunday