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I'm sure a lot of you have heard lately that The Walt Disney Company, out of its nowadays greedy nature (sad, I know), wants to buy all of Fox's entertainment industry, except Fox News. This merge should not happen for two major reasons.

1. Fox News's rating would decline since they would not have scripted entertainment in addition.

2. This would give far too much power to Disney in both film and television. They would be in charge of too many films and channels, resulting in overcharging customers. This could not only be bad for the Hollywood industry, but for the American economy in general, and perhaps even other economies outside USA.

Now don't get me wrong, I like Disney (mostly the projects they did in the past) and 20th Century Fox, but they must be separate. It saddens me that Disney has become so corporate and greedy nowadays. This all started from when they bought Lucasfilm, for apparently buying the rights from Fox (the original distributers of the Star Wars films), wasn't enough - not to mention that new Avatar attraction at Disneyworld.

This merging should not happen. Below are some petitions to sign to send to Fox headquarters and encourage them to stop the merging. For the good of the movie and television industry, as well as national economies).

Spread the word and share this if you can.

www.change.org/p/21st-century-…

www.thepetitionsite.com/804/49…
This just in, there is yet another project in the works that is bringing back traditionally-animated full-length films (hopefully theatrical) in major Western areas. This time, it's going to be a movie for an older audience.

This one, Dawgtown, is a film set to be released initially this year about an American pit bull terrier named Max who want to help other pit bulls like himself to escape an underground pit fighting organization.

Looks like it will be focusing on how pit bull terriers aren't really all that bad of dog breed. I know this to be true since I myself have met a number of them in my life and they were all quite friendly.

Go to www.dawgtownthemovie.com
It's that big festive time again.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

- Andy Williams
As you know, I have tons and tons of ideas set for traditionally-animated films and TV shows, as well as novels and comics.

It recently occurred to me of an animated family film idea that literally no one has ever thought of before. It will be set in the Permian period, the last period of the Paleozoic era and just before the dinosaur era of the Mesozoic.

It'll be like the missing chapter in prehistoric family animated films alongside The Land Before Time and Ice Age.

What do you think? What should the story and characters be?
I just need to send it now to my editor.
Today, my local mall is really packed!
It's that time again where people like me stuff ourselves.
Today is the 131st anniversary of the always handy hole puncher.

I know, this may seem like a silly thing to talk about. But hey, hole punchers have always helped us in projects involving paper.

Interestingly, they started in Germany via Matthias Theel, where two early patents for a device designed to "punch holes in paper" have since been discovered. Entrepreneur and inventor Friedrich Soennecken filed his patent on November 14, 1886, for his Papierlocher für Sammelmappen.
I've already acquired two costumes that I'll use tonight, using one and switching to the other every hour. Alien and Predator.

I basically couldn't decide on which one to stick with, so I decided not to decide.
Today's my special day. My family's giving me a lot of attention today.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, this equinox will be at 4:02 PM today.
Sorry to not post this yesterday.

It was the American public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.
Today there is a rare solar eclipse happening here in the Western Hemisphere. It's my first time experiencing one in person.
Today, I shall be talking about a very underrated German fairytale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 97, The Water of Life.

It has been noted by some, including renowned Scottish author and scholar John Francis Campbell, as a parallel to the Scottish fairytale The Brown Bear of the Green Glen.

It's one I think has potential to be an animated film, with some reworking of the original material. The only time it ever got any attention was in the Japanese anime anthology series Grimm's Classic Fairy Tales.

Now here's the synopsis:

There is a king who is dying from a terrible illness. He sends out his three sons to search for the legendary Water of Life to save his life. They all travel out on horseback. The two older ones are jerks while the younger one is kinder and considerate. The two older ones go separate from their younger brother because they think he's useless. The two older brothers are rude to an old dwarf while the younger one is more kinder to him.

While meeting with the old dwarf, the younger prince is told that the Water of Life is hidden somewhere near or at an old castle where a beautiful princess is also trapped in. He must both collect the Water and save his love.

I won't spoil the rest if you're interested in reading the original fairytale.


Now I think this has some potential, as I stated before, to be an animated film. It calls for traditional animation. Alongside those ideas I posted in my reviving traditional animation journal entry of books to make animations off of, this can also be one to adapt into a traditionally-animated feature film. Of course, it will need some heavy reworking of the original material.

Firstly, we'll give the nameless characters names and add in some new characters not from the story. The young prince will be called Oliver, his horse called Jarred, the dwarf called Albrecht, the princess named Robin, the older prince (we'll reduce the number of older brothers down from two to one) called Norman, and the king named Rochus. New characters will include Adhelm the comedic raven (who accompanies Oliver and Jarred and speaks human words fluently), Terror-Wings the gargoyle (main villain) and his three comical minions: Fleder the cautious bat, Valter the tough (yet kind of dimwitted) goblin, and Gertrud the insane old human lady.

What do you all think? Looks like Wonderscape has one of its starter films here.
In addition to me deciding jumping on the bandwagon to bringing back American traditional animation on the big screen (as well as for television and writing books), I have been developing plans to start a studio of sorts. I'm thinking of calling it Wonderscape. Do you think it'll catch on?
Today is the day of when USA truly came to be.
Today is the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Today, me and my family are celebrating this special day for my dad, my uncles and my grandfather.
Yesterday, I went to go see DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, based on the Scholastic books (which ran from 1997-2015) by Dav Pilkey.

Let me tell you all, I LOVE the Captain Underpants series! When I was a young lad back in the early 2000s, I was obsessed with these books. I remember back in elementary school getting them at our annual book fair. A number of my friends also liked them too (not just other boys, but girls too). They had some good creativity and likeable characters. Sure, the series used a bit of bowel and toilet humor, but it also had some clever jokes too.

The series revolves around two young fourth grader boys, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio and go to Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. They love pulling pranks on others and make homemade comic books about an undergarment-wearing superhero aptly named Captain Underpants. This superhero creation of theirs then becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize their ill-tempered principal, Mr. Krupp, with a special ring they got from a cereal box. Soon after, Mr. Krupp, as Captain Underpants, gains superpowers by drinking alien juices and has to fight actual villains with George and Harold making sure he's safe.

Here are the main books in precise order:
* The Adventures of Captain Underpants (1997)
* Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (1999)
* Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) (1999)
* Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants (2000)
* Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (2001)
* Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (2003)
* Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers (2003)
* Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (2006)
* Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tickletrousers (2012)
* Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (2013)
* Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (2014)
* Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (2015)

Interstingly, studios had pursued Dav Pilkey for a while for possible film rights, but Dav always thought that they could never do the books any justice. But, when he saw how DreamWorks Animation did How to Train Your Dragon (another book series-based animated film) in 2010, he finally agreed to it.

As for the movie itself, it was surprisingly good, close to the source material, not too gross, and had a good story and pacing to it. It also has a pretty good cast with Kevin Hart as George, Thomas Middleditch as Harold, Ed Helms as Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants, Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants, and more.

If you're interested (mainly for the nostalgic feel you may have), go see it. I will find the copies of books I originally bought, read them again, and also go buy the recent books I missed out on after book 8.