Blade Runner is a 1982 American film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer,Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The movie is hailed for its production design, depicting a “retrofitted” future, it remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as “probably” his most complete and personal film.
In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Blade Runner is now regarded by many critics (and your truly) as one of the best science fiction films ever made.
Two amazing things happened last night: I got to hear Edward James Olmos say the words “Bobby’s World” with all the gravitas it deserves, and WE WON THE FLARPIN’ ANNIE FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION PRODUCTION!
We couldn’t be more excited and thrilled that our weird little show took the top prize, especially amongst a murderer’s row of AMAZING cartoons (seriously, if you haven’t seen “Not What He Seems” or “Jail Break,” what are you even doing on Tumblr?). And I can’t tell you how filled with pride I am to work on this show with easily the best crew in animation, from @owner-of-wendys and @atalkingmagpie to @benbalistreri and @noveltymusicservices to @gingerhazeand @amyjhiggins and Todd Casey, every day is a joy, and working on Wander is a true collaboration amongst the best in the industry working at the top of their game to make the dumbest cartoons possible!
And, of course, I get to work with legit legend @crackmccraigen, to whom I owe, let’s face it, pretty much my entire career. How in grop’s name did I get so lucky?
But I also wanted to take a minute to thank you guys. The award is a huge rush, but you fellow wanderers are on here every day posting art and theories and yelling at everyone you know to watch our silly, silly cartoon show. It does my heart good to see you guys freaking out about this as much as we were (seriously, freeze frame that video, you would think we one the mega-hyper-superbowl or something).
Even though we may be overlooked sometimes, that’s the best possible definition of working on Wander Over Yonder: a bunch of weird cartoon people who care with their whole hearts about making something for a bunch of weird cartoon people who care with their whole hearts about watching it.
So let’s all celebrate with a big plate of HAMM!
JON HAMM AS LORD HATER! And a few other INSANECAMEOS on tomorrow night’s Wander Over Yonder!
“The Cartoon/The Bot”! 8:30 pm, after the “Gravity Falls: Between the Pines” special on Disney XD!
Tracie: WAIT HOLD ON DID YOU SEE THAT HANSON COVERED “HELLO IT’S ME” ON DANCING WITH THE STARS LAST NIGHT?
Me: Oh my god I don’t know if I’m ready for this.
Tracie: Time out, false alarm. It was the Lionel Richie song. I need to finish investigating these things before I fired up the all caps.
Me: Hahahha okay. That makes more sense. Also, I saw nothing about it on the forums, which was perplexing. Usually they’re on top of every mention of Todd ever. I love that it came out with such vigor and urgency. You DO care about me.
Tracie: Yeah, I just heard “Hello” and was like ZANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Those of us with inexplicable obsessions gotta stay together, man. Especially since I seem to be developing a new one that involves Edward James Olmos.
Me: Edward James Olmos WHO SANG BACKUP ON TODD RUNDGREN’S SONG “SLUT” I am not even kidding.
Tracie: WHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTT? I feel the overwhelming need to sprint to the Q train and ride to Ditmas. I feel like “Slut” has to be one of the horcruxes that combine to create magical vortex to a new world where our dreams come true, right?
Me: Uh, yes, considering it’s the very song that Alex Chilton and Big Star played that mystical November that prompted me to ask “who is this Todd Rundgren fellow?”
Tracie: Sigh. This is a nice way to spend a small part of my Tuesday.