THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO

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I’m way overdue in mentioning this traditional hand drawn adult feature now in production at IDT Film Roman in Burbank.I was visiting some friends on The Simpsons yesterday and wound up checking out some of the pre-production art for the Rob Zombie animated feature The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto. There’s no doubt in my mind that this, at worst, will become a cult classic — and at best, it just might inspire other traditional animators to produce something equally innovative, commercially atractive and as artistically satisfying as this.Based on a Zombie-authored comic book from a few years back, the film is an R-rated action-comedy cartoon about a retired Luchador and his sexy secret agent sister and their battle against an evil super villian, his zombies and… oh yes… Hitler’s head in a jar. It’s loaded with female nudity and lots of gratuitous bloodshed… and it looks hilarious. Laugh out loud funny. It’s got funny drawings and an all-star voice cast (Paul Giamatti is Dr. Satan, pictured above) — it looks a lot better than it has any right to be.Mr. Lawrence (Spongebob Squarepants) is the director on the project and Rob Zombie himself has a hands-on creative role as co-writer and executive producer. Bob Jaques (Ren & Stimpy) is involved with the timing. The film was originally a direct-to-video project but it’s turning out so well that a theatrical release is being planned. I’ll try have more info on this film as the production continues on – it’ll certainly be one to keep your eye on for next year.