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Holy LEGO Blocks, Batman!

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the in-your-copious-free-time dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 272

Decaffeinated Jedi writes "Students at the Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School are working on a film that will bring everyone's favorite caped crusader to life through the magic of computer-generated LEGO blocks. 'Batman: New Times' features Adam West as the voice of Batman, Mark Hammil as the Joker, Dick Van Dyke as Commissioner Gordon, and Courtney Thorne-Smith as Catwoman. A rather impressive trailer is available now."

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was (5, Funny)

Dr_Banzai (111657) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927084)

correction: the trailer WAS available.

Re:was (1)

riqnevala (624343) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927284)

If only we had .torrent

Leechers: thousands
Seeders: thousands

RAM MY PENIS DOWN YOUR THROAT AND CALL ME A GAY (0, Offtopic)

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BitTorrent link (4, Informative)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927301)

Re:BitTorrent link (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927383)

Am I getting "problem getting response info... " errors because there are not enough seeds? (not knowing much about torrent)

Re:BitTorrent link (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927416)

What exact error are you getting? The torrent seems to be rolling along just fine...

Re:BitTorrent link (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927437)

I already downloaded the mov and am trying to seed the torrent, but I'm gettinng "problem connecting to tracker - timeout exceeded".

We slashdotted the bittorrent tracker. whoops!

Re:BitTorrent link (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927465)

problem getting response info - , (at Sun Mar 13 '05 @ 03:07:45 PM)

Am using tomatotorrent.

Re:BitTorrent link (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927478)

problem getting response info - <urlopen error (60, 'Operation timed out')>, (at Sun Mar 13 '05 @ 03:07:45 PM)

Not working for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927469)

btdownloadheadless.py --max_upload_rate 40 /Users/pants/Desktop/Batman_Net.mov.torrent

('E rror reading .torrent file: ', "[Errno 89] Torrent file is totally gay: '/Users/pants/Desktop/Batman_Net.mov.torrent'")

Direct link to movie (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927087)

Re:Direct link to movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927314)

Funny, I can't get it to work in Linux.

FRIST LEGO (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927088)

Frist Lego!

First post! (-1, Offtopic)

hazah (807503) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927089)

I don't know why... but I had to.

HAD TO FAIL IT? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927432)

GOOD JOB!

A winner is not you.

Legos? (5, Informative)

TomHandy (578620) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927095)

It's odd, they keep mentioning LEGOs, but these are using the C3 Construction Blocks (they even have a banner link to them). I know "LEGO" as a term has probably gone the way of kleenex and xerox as brand names that are now used to refer to just about anything that is at all like them, but it seems like since they are actually utilizing a specific company's products and model kits here, they would not refer to them as LEGOs.

Re:Legos? (2, Insightful)

Renaissance 2K (773059) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927110)

Well, if you heard the movie was made with C3 Construction Blocks, would you be as intrigued as if you heard LEGOS? Honestly, to the average joe, C3 Construction Blocks could be little slaps of pressure treated wood that they use in designing models. As usual, it's all marketing.

Re:Legos? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927127)

Now, if they were made with C3 explosive blocks, that might be something to see.

Re:Legos? (2, Insightful)

truedfx (802492) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927166)

Well, if you heard the movie was made with C3 Construction Blocks, would you be as intrigued as if you heard LEGOS?

No. Can you now guess why it'd be nice to know about that in advance?

Re:Legos? (2, Informative)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927183)

The only difference between the C3 blocks they used and LEGOs is that the former don't have the "LEGO" embossed on the tops of the bumps. They're compatible, and you could build everything in the movie from LEGOs (aside from the characters themselves, which are custom made on the generic LEGO character body).

Re:Legos? (1)

TomHandy (578620) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927394)

Fair enough. I am probably looking at this more from the perspective of the company that makes LEGO blocks, but also the people that make the C3 Construction Blocks. I guess the C3 folks are used to people referring to their products as legos or whatever, but even so.

I wasn't so sure if marketing had much to do with it or not. As near as I can tell from reading the "about the film" thing, it didn't seem like they had any special arrangement with the people that make those Batman toys (which was what I originally assumed, that this student film was done perhaps with the idea of being a promotional video for the Batman C3 toyline).

I guess the bigger thing would be that with as much as LEGO wants to protect their trademark, they might have some issues with the terminology. But again, I guess it's natural that it's going to happen.

-Tom

Re:Legos? (4, Informative)

slim (1652) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927219)

"Lego" or "Lego Bricks": Not "Legos".
See the rec.toys.lego FAQ [multicon.de] :


Dear Parents and Children
The word LEGO(R) is a brand name and is very special to all of us in the LEGO Group Companies. We would sincerely like your help in keeping it special. Please always refer to our bricks as 'LEGO Bricks or Toys' and not 'LEGOS.' By doing so, you will be helping to protect and preserve a brand of which we are very proud and that stands for quality the world over. Thank you!

Susan Williams
Consumer Services (Susan's name is a pseudonym for the service dptmt.)



Re:Legos? (1)

Meagermanx (768421) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927254)

You're joking, right?

This is a (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927096)

Joke-r, right? It's a riddle-r to me why anyone who do this. Maybe it's just to demonstrate the penguin power of Linux.

Trailer Down Already? (5, Insightful)

joel8x (324102) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927101)

I can get the page to load, but the movie itself times out. Man that was quick. How many posts of "Make sure there is a mirror before putting a story on the front page" will it take before the editors get it?

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927133)

How many posts of 'how long will it take before they start mirroring/caching when they do this' before people realize that they won't [slashdot.org] .

And the associated replies of "try mirrordot.org" before people continue to try mirrordot.

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

joel8x (324102) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927231)

Sooooo, why not include a link to mirrordot.org in the front page article? Isn't that all I'm asking? As an editor, they should know the media file would get killed immediately and provide a solution for the casual reader who does not want to read all of the fanatical replies to find the media that was reported on on the front page. Their current policy is flawed and I for one would like to see steps taken to enhance the reader's experience.

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927252)

Were subscribers able to get the file? I don't know, not a subscriber. If they could, that would be an enhancement. :)

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

10537 (699839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927332)

Which is then followed by the compulsory "but mirrordot doesn't cache everything, including this movie, which you'd known if you'd followed your own advice and checked mirrordot, you asshat" post.

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927361)

Which then leads to the "fuck you, I made a mirror anyway assclown... " :)

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

10537 (699839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927401)

Which leads to "I was going to, but the damned thing was gone before I got a chance".

Sure, the /. "policy" is to not mirror stuff, but there are quite a few people (myself included) with space and bandwidth to spare, so perhaps we can set up a list of people who'll mirror big content that editors (or people who are submitting things) can refer to and give us a couple of minutes headstart so that the mirroring process isn't defeated by the fact that by the time someone wants to mirror it it's too late.

$0.02

Re:Trailer Down Already? (3, Informative)

X43B (577258) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927138)

How many times will people have to post the FAQ [slashdot.org] before people stop asking that question?

Re:Trailer Down Already? (2, Insightful)

joel8x (324102) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927154)

Fine and dandy, but WTF is the point of posting a story that is soley based around a media file that no one can see before even a single comment is posted? It seems like an interesting concept and its too bad no slashdot readers can see it today.

If this happens as often as it does and and enough people complain about it, than maybe the process will change, regardless of what the FAQ states.

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

xSauronx (608805) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927441)

im watching it fine right now....mind you its taking several minutes to load, but its loading. if it stops ill do the typical....bookmark the url for viewing tomorrow.

Re:Trailer Down Already? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927164)

aleph null

as another poster said; read the FAQ

Re:Trailer Down Already? (1)

rbochan (827946) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927178)

Of course. Because, you know... it's a GOOD idea to post a site with a 75 meg video file on it to slashdot.
That'll learn 'em :P

Re:Trailer Down Already? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927182)

Mirrordot [slashcache.com] is always available.

White Stripes (4, Insightful)

Savatte (111615) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927103)

Check out the Fell In Love With A Girl video by The White Stripes. Pretty much the same idea, but guaranteed to have better music than this Batman project.

Re:White Stripes (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927160)

Check out the Fell In Love With A Girl video by The White Stripes. Pretty much the same idea

Not really, that video was actual stop motion animated lego blocks, this is just 3D animation given a lego look.

One is an original and amazing way to do stop motion, the other is... I dunno, pointless.

Re:White Stripes (2, Interesting)

TomHandy (578620) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927374)

I remember seeing something on the "making of" that White Stripes video (actually, I think it might have been that VH1 "Pop-Up Videos" thing), and they pointed out that there were a couple of sequences in that video that were actually done with some type of animation other than stop-motion with real legos.

Forget the trailer (5, Informative)

FatBobSmith (555928) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927111)

The movie is already done and it's quite good.

http://www.daveschool.com/BATMAN/index.html [daveschool.com]

Re:Forget the trailer (1)

cgenman (325138) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927308)

Direct link [newtek.com] to the trailer, in case it ever comes back up.

Re:Forget the trailer (1)

GrAfFiT (802657) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927328)

I double-checked but your link points to the exact same ./ed video as the summary.

Re:Forget the trailer (1)

iamlucky13 (795185) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927456)

Holy Mary Tyler Moore, Batman! The movie's got Dick van Dyke doing one of the voices. Plus Mark Hamill! Talk about a must see.

Computer generated lego blocks?! (3, Insightful)

Zangief (461457) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927112)

Why not some old REAL lego blocks?

Re:Computer generated lego blocks?! (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927189)

Why not some old REAL lego blocks?

Because that would be hard!

Re:Computer generated lego blocks?! (1)

FreeLinux (555387) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927228)

The purpose of the project was to demonstrate the students newly learned CG animation skills. Real Lego blocks would require stop motion animation rather than CG animation.

Why Legos at all? Why not? Do you have a theme for a mini movie that will demonstrate your 1337 CG skillz?

Re:Computer generated lego blocks?! (1)

aav (117550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927454)

Because of some old REAL problem: dosh

Real bricks are expensive, even when bought in bulk. Doing the animation would require shooting still images with the characters being moved only a little, so a computer could interpolate between these frames afterwards.
Storing the scene set means renting a space to store it, and this space is added to the office space needed by the artists.

MIRROR (4, Informative)

ghoda_x (808190) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927122)

Re:MIRROR (1)

joel8x (324102) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927136)

That one died faster than you posted it! Anyone have a torrent?

Re:MIRROR (1)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927159)

I've got the movie, and will be happy to help with a torrent if someone wants to tell me how to go about it.

The folks at the DAVE School are really good, and they do great work. They're also nice guys.

Re:MIRROR (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927198)

http://krypt.dyndns.org:81/torrent/maketorrent/v1. html
Use "http://tracker.degreez.net:8080/announce" as the announce URL. Click "File" and select Batman_Net.mov as the file. Then hit the "create torrent" button. It'll create a torrent file. Post it up on the net, and then run it, and save over a complete copy of the .mov file. It'll give an error 'til I authorize it on my tracker, but I'll do that ASAP, and the software will automatically retry.

Re:MIRROR (1)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927320)

It's ready to go. I've got the torrent running here. As it happens, BitTorrent for MacOS X can create the torrent file itself. Of course, I discovered that after I downloaded maketorrent and installed it under VirtualPC...

Re:MIRROR (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927340)

Well, if you don't mind, please download the torrent I posted (http://degreez.net/Batman_Net.mov.torrent) and help seed; it's going okay, but could be faster.

Re:MIRROR (1)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927381)

Done. I got connections from 25 peers within 10 seconds of starting it, too...

Re:MIRROR (2, Informative)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927309)

n/m I was able to download the file and put up a torrent [degreez.net] myself.

Re:MIRROR (1)

Adrilla (830520) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927329)

God bless the bit torrent.

Re:MIRROR (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927141)

That mirror refers to the same ftp download, so it's useless.

Wikipedia and Legos (0)

Joey Patterson (547891) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927139)

There's a Wikipedia article [wikipedia.org] on Legos if anyone's curious to learn more.

Re:Wikipedia and Legos (5, Funny)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927173)

There's also one one Karma Whoring [wikipedia.org] if anybody's curious to learn more.

Pow! Blam! Thwock! (5, Funny)

Deep Fried Geekboy (807607) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927152)

Holy slashdot effect, Batman!

Blam!

Introducting the new character, The Barrister (1)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927299)

Holy Cease and Desist, Batman(TM)! is more like it. Seriously- I wonder how long it takes until these guys get the pants sued off them...

I could mirror, anyone have the original? (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927155)

Anyone wants to get me the trailer, I can mirror up to 10Mb/s

Proofread please! (4, Informative)

hellfire (86129) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927175)

I personally hate when someone misspells my own name, especially when my name is right in front of their friggin nose. I also hate when slashdot doesn't even proofread their own articles, when the correct spelling of other people's names is right in front of them.

Mark Hamill people...Hamill!! It's right there on the front page of the link! Lazy lazy lazy... sheesh.

Lego Star Wars videogame (1)

slim (1652) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927184)

This brings to mind the inspired idea that is Lego Star Wars: the videogame [legostarwa...eogame.com] .

I'm quite excited about it, and I'm not even a Star Wars fan...

Re:Lego Star Wars videogame (1)

Adrilla (830520) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927220)

This game actually looks like it'll be good, as opposed to just being a double gimmick.

Re:Lego Star Wars videogame (1)

Coolfish (69926) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927399)

demo available at yahoo!
http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/ps2/lego_star _wars/fi les/66054

downloading now, wish they had a torrent...!

Lego? Batman? (2, Funny)

flumps (240328) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927185)

Joker: hahahah.. now we can see the face behind the mask of Batman!! ...

Robin: Holy bump on the head, Batman!

What Effect? (1)

Metteyya (790458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927186)

Congratulations, dudes. Posting almost-direct link to the trailer on main /. will surely... oh damn, wait! The site's still up! Are they a part of OSTG too?

Computer generated? (4, Funny)

sdo1 (213835) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927204)

through the magic of computer-generated LEGO blocks

Computer-generated?!?!? Hang on a second. That's CHEATING!

You're supposed to BUILD something (physical) with Lego's. Take a picture of it. REBUILD slightly. Repeat. String together pictures into movie.

Computer-generated LEGO's are for wusses!

-S

Re:Computer generated? (1)

Adrilla (830520) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927234)

What's worse is they aren't even Lego© Blocks!

Re:Computer generated? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927246)

And using apostrophes to make plurals is for retarded inbred hicks. I mean, if you're gonna write LEGO's, why didn't you write wusse's or picture's ???

First Reference (1)

ggvaidya (747058) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927418)

to the Brick Testament [thebricktestament.com] ! And yup, totally agree with parent.

Doesn't say. How much? (4, Interesting)

FreeLinux (555387) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927208)

How much did it cost to produce this "little" student project?

3D computer graphics animation.
Professional sound and scoring.
Real life movie stars for voices.

All this stuff costs Disney millions of dollars for a 90 minute movie. How much did it cost for this little project?

Re:Doesn't say. How much? (1)

kgruscho (801766) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927281)

uh, I kind of assume that they just ripped soundbites from the stars and put them in the movie. Adam West and Mark Hamill are pretty much b actors though.. (though imdb 'em they've both been doing a lot of voicing recently...)

Your ASSumptions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927327)

Better to RTFA [daveschool.com] before you assume anything else. FTA:

CASTING

Working with Los Angels based Voice Director Michael Hack, The DAVE School has assembled an "all star cast" of voice talent to match the high-voltage animation of the December Graduates. TV's original BATMAN -- ADAM WEST -- signed on early to this exciting project. Fans of the original series will recognize his signature style and over-the-top performance. Mr. West is joined by MARK HAMILL, reprising his role as The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. As a huge fan of the original 1960's BATMAN television series, MARK HAMILL was thrilled to perform his Joker alongside his favorite Batman, Adam West! As Catwoman we cast the talented and charming Courtney Thorne-Smith. She loved the idea of doing something her kids would enjoy.

Dick Van Dyke rounds out our celebrity cast, lending his voice to Commissioner Gordon. For the past few years Dick has enjoyed computer animation as a hobby and most of us in the Lightwave Animation community have met him as various industry gatherings. His appearance at Siggraph 2004 (on behalf of NewTek Inc.) was what led to our consideration of celebrity voices (for Batman: New Times) in the first place!

We've also collected a powerful team of professional voice actors to fill out the roles of our other characters. DAVE School owner Anne Scheetz returns to her broadcasting roots as TV Reporter Fiona Vost, and listen closely for a few DAVE School students who lent their voice talent to this excellent cast.

Student Josh Adams got to play Robin against Adam West! How cool is that?

Re:Doesn't say. How much? (3, Informative)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927338)

The stars were recruited for the project, and the voices were all done specifically for it. Mark Hamill was, as I understand it, quite pleased to finally do the Joker opposite Adam West. I'm told the actors all had a good time. Adam West certainly left his usual toothmarks all over the (virtual) scenery...

Would like to see... (1)

blobzorz (864386) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927212)

The site got slashdotted, so I can't watch the movie :(

Forget Lego... (5, Funny)

ShawnDoc (572959) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927223)

Forget Lego's, I want to see a Batman movie made using nothing but Eggo's! Delicious.

Re:Forget Lego... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927258)

Hey, if you think the letter "s" needs special protection from the other letters, why didn't you write deliciou's? There's no apostrophe in making plurals, dumbass.

Re:Forget Lego... (1)

ajlitt (19055) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927334)

You show 'em! Besides, everyone knows the plural of "Eggo" is "Egon".

It's a lot like Legos...sort of... (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927377)

"Hey Joker, l'eggo my sidekick!" TOAST! SYRUP! BITE!

Bittorrent please? (0, Redundant)

angryflute (206793) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927243)

This certainly begs for a bittorrent link. Anyone?

slashdot + hangover = headache (1)

ocularDeathRay (760450) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927264)

I am not gonna read this stuff when I am hungover anymore. I thought it said the article was submitted by Deficated Jedi.

back to bed for me.

Torrent (0)

krray (605395) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927267)

Here's a torrent file:
http://209.242.6.124/Batman/Batman_Net.mov

Re:Torrent (1)

krray (605395) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927278)

Well -- THAT would be a direct download :)

For the torrent version try:
http://209.242.6.124/Batman/Batman_Net.torre nt

Re:Torrent (1)

GrAfFiT (802657) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927306)

This .torrent is not correctly made. The tracker URL points to the direct download link you posted earlier (which is dead by now)
Read this [dyndns.org]

Re:Torrent (1)

GrAfFiT (802657) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927282)

You better prepare an extinguisher. NOW!

Re:Torrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11927333)

My bad (I'm reading :) -- and I've always wanted to see how well this 10Mbit uplink REALLY would hold up. I'm leaving the direct download. The server I'm not worried about... :)

Saw this yesterday (1)

Ed Pegg (613755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927268)

This is one of the best short animations I've seen. It starts with a long, long establishing shot, following a limo on a road during the opening credits, then into Wayne Manor itself, past a new year's band, past the assembled crowd, and finally to the balcony, where the first scene takes place. This shot is up there with The Birdcage opening, or The Player opening, or Rope. And throughout, the devotion of using nothing but construction blocks is strictly adhered to. I thought Adam West was great. I'd love to see a longer sequel,by this same team.

Different movie from the same site (1)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927283)

They had another version of the movie (which I haven't even seen yet) but I grabbed it and it is here [talker.com] now

Could be pr0n for all I know, but was going to post first, then view it. Enjoy

Not a mirror, but here are some "stills shots" (3, Informative)

Nova Express (100383) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927298)

Still shots from the film can be found here. [spinquad.com] Although, are they really "still shots" if they're not technically shots...

Dick Van Dyke, actor and Lightwave 3D user (1)

Kurt Gray (935) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927323)

No joke. Dr. Sloan is a bonified Lightwave 3D user [jimhillmedia.com] and has even self-produced a few effects shots for his show Diagnosis Murder.

West? Hammil? Van Dyke? (0, Flamebait)

kponto (821962) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927352)

How on earth did these students manage to get Adam West, Mark Hammil and Dick van Dyke to be in their school project. I mean those guys are really... big... oh, wait.

Re:West? Hammil? Van Dyke? (3, Informative)

Jay Maynard (54798) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927369)

William "Proton" Vaughn is, in addition to an instructor at the DAVE School, the official Lightwave Evangelist for Newtek. As such, he's been to Dick Van Dyke's house to teach him the finer points of using Lightwave, and became friends with him. He asked Van Dyke if he'd be interested in doing the project, and got an enthusiastic "yes!". After that, they just asked the other actors if they'd be interested, and they all signed on.

Re:West? Hammil? Van Dyke? (1)

ggvaidya (747058) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927444)

Seriously! I was a huge fan of the Batman TV series, Dick Van Dyke [wikipedia.org] is a legend, and Mark Hamill, once his second 'L' has been restored to him, is probably a demigod of sorts in these here parts ... this, I have got to see!

Once the slashdotting lets off, of course :|

Not playable under Linux? (1)

Florian (2471) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927384)

Has anyone managed to play it under Linux? I had no luck with mplayer, xine, vlc and the newest w32codecs. The best thing I get is the sound and error messages "[svq3 @ 0xb32f36ec]error in B-frame picture id".

More Legomation (2, Informative)

cdmafoa (82170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11927468)

Legomation has a long and storied history. Check out some old school work at WDLN.tv [www.wdln.tv] .
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