Betty Rubble: For those who don’t know, growing up in Canada meant watching The Flintstones on CTV, some people go to church, others pray at dawn, for Canadian kids the daily ritual was rushing home at lunch to watch the Flintstones on Channel 2. Now I know there’s a lot of debate between Wilma and Betty (sort of a Kirk v Picard type deal) but consider this: Betty was rumored to be based on Bettie Page. I rest my case
Judy Jetson: She was the sweet little girl next door who dated rock n’ roll idols, jet-skied to school and went through boys like wet tissue paper, Judy was a goer all right. Baby Baby Baby. Ah ah ah. Indeed. Jane was pretty smokin’ hot too
Daphne Blake: Daphne was the catalyst for mystery solving, invariably she would accidentally find the secret panel or switch and put together the clues with Velma. Everybody loooooves Velma, but I like the smart girl with the groovy fashion sense… which seemed to fit just about any decade oddly enough.
Penelope Pitstop: Perhaps the most diabolical of all the Wacky Racers could twist the competition around her little finger without breaking a nail. Later on she got involved with the mob, there was a lot of bondage… sorry got lost in thought there for a bit (strangely enough THE villainous voice actor of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop Paul Lynde went uncredited, mind blown)
The other girls I didn’t draw because I ran outta steam: Jayna (Wonder Twin), Josie, Morticia, Gravity Girl, Agent Honeydew and of course Sedusa
Like I say while working on the fifth one I started getting really tired and just couldn’t draw no mo
In honor of One Punch Man’s epic anime run (which I’ll discuss later), I looked back at one of Madhouse’s figurative and literal speed demon. Redline is honestly the most stupidly awesome anime films, in history, that’s practically a must watch, for anybody and everybody. I mean, holy shitsnacks, if this didn’t best the F&F series, or any racing flic for that matter, I guess it was too great for this world. Guess It kind of went too fast?
I am gonna be punstoppable next year.
In the futuristic years of you decide, wacky racers around the universe compete in Redline, the most outrageous do or die race that runs every five years. For this year, Race Dandy JP is up and running against the forces of evil. Special rivalry has come between him and Sonoshee, a female racer that’s filled with just as much determination as JP. With sabotage, deceit, and an entire government stopping at nothing to destroy the Redline entirely, it’s up to JP and the others to just go with the flow.
That’s it. That’s the movie.
I don’t care if I love Inside Out, Ratatouille, or any CG cinematic, I will always be a fan of traditional, drawn to life animation. I mean, the fact that this movie took seven years, with “over 100,000 hand-drawn model notes”, and a possible 24/7 on ludicrous direction, I have to give definite kudos to Madhouse. The film, while having its calming moments, stops at nothing to get the pure adrenaline of the races in the most flow of frames. It must have been a painful, yet rewarding, job animating this 102 minute movie, notes, art, animation, and all. Not just this, but three other films, all released around the same year as this. Then again, the three (maybe excluding Summer Wars) was crack compared to this heroin of a movie. Wait a minute…
Now if there’s one nitpick I have about it, it’s that there’s minimal plot besides the romance and the holy shit death defying race. However, that’s blown away by the fact that everything else makes it worth watching no matter what. It’s like if Fury Road and F-Zero had a child, and that child was raised by Scott Pilgrim and Gon (Hunter X Hunter). The movie can be silent when it needs to, powerful when it needs to, most of the characters are memorable and everything has an rogue funkadelic vibe to boot, and shit, the romance between JP and Sonoshee actually feels heartwarming, and the flic makes things work for them.
Keepin’ the dick duck’s ass smooth, too.
Like I said, Redline makes meth feel like sugar. It’s so out there and outrageous, I don’t think anybody can/should take it seriously. Redline’s the type of movie where it just gets a kick out of life, whether it succeeds or suffers. Man, this is practically Space Dandy if the dude actually scored. I don’t exaggerate when I say this is one of the best I’ve seen in years, coming from 2009. I give my praises to Madhouse, with this and whatever they’ll do next.
Need for weed: Pot Pursuit.
Go for this movie whenever you need a pick me up. Especially if you’re going into animation and graphics, because Madhouse walked before they ran, and look where the company’s at now. Head up to Hulu to check it out free, you won’t regret it, nor won’t forget it. Roy Macintosh out.
Penelope Pitstop. Before Dana Patrick there was Penelope. She drove a compact pussycat. Was the only woman driver up against a Caveman, a mob hill gang, an evil Dastardly man and a mischievous dog named Mutley. She could drive, apply make-up, look flawless and still win a race.