The VG Cats Adaptation With No Name - Christmas Special

2009-12-19 12:15:24 by Omahdon

Nine strips in a single video: that's a new record for me. Admittedly they also happen to be, for the most part, extremely SHORT strips - but hey! I was looking for VG Cats strips with a Christmas-y sort of theme to adapt! Gotta work with what I gots and there weren't too many strips with that sort of theme. In fact, this Christmas Special has about all of them Christmas-y themed VG Cats strips, barring the unfinished series starring Jack Thompson as Scrooge (why I didn't throw it in this special, see "unfinished") and any that Scott may choose to write for Christmas 2009 onwards. Heck, I even threw in a re-make of "#133 - Presents" which I had already done previously. It's like.... all George-Lucas-ified. For your pleasure.

Apart from that, mixing for this special was mostly straightforward. I'm quite happy with the way "#83 - Road Rage" turned out; using the original Unsolved Mysteries theme was D-Mac's suggestion and it turned out really well. The mood and shifts of the music really meshes well the flow of the narration. Of course, D-Mac did the narration as well, so maybe that was all part of his CUNNING PLAN. Who knows?

"#182 - It's The Thought That Counts" had me trying to imitate the way Megaman 3 "power up get!" screen used to shift things around and reveal its text and what not - that probably took more time to set up than everything else in the strip. Oh, and for those of you wondering: Kirbopher was doing the classic Captain N version of Megaman's voice at my request. You know, the midget chain smoker version? That made absolutely no sense for the character, even back then? Good times, good times.

"#264 - Trigger Happy" was also quite interesting to do as it originally had no lines whatsover apart from "BOOMER!" and "Merry Christmas!" so it became adlib city for all the actors/actresses involved. We can get pretty silly. Especially that Edward Bosco fellow. Oh, what merriment we did make!

But the strip I'm most happy about in this special is "#265 - A Magical Wonderland". This was all thanks to the combined efforts of Cody Coleman, Druoxtheshredder and Peter Gresser: Cody for the wonderful Frank Sinatra-styled crooning, Druox for the "Death Metal" Frosty music and voice and Peter Gresser for basically composing a whole new truncated version of "Frosty the Snowman" out of cloth - trying to match the version that Scott used in his strip. The audio mixed together beautifully with hardly any effort at all, and the translation to video was pretty much equally seamless. I love it when everything comes together so.

Anyway, many, many, MANY (many) thanks to all my actors and actresses involved in bringing this special to life. Wow, there sure are a lot of you for this 'ere thang. Sixteen in total and that's not including the joke credits! Thank god I'm not making any more of these! Errrr.... I mean. APART from episode 12. Yes. That is exactly what I mean. Oh and of course, a whole lot of thanks to Scott Ramsoomair for creating VG Cats! Please don't sue me.

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Adaptations of the following strips in order of appearance:
#48 - Soylent Green
#83 - Road Rage
#133 - Presents
#134 - The Crying Game
#135 - Ode To A Python
#182 - It's The Thought That Counts
#230 - Judgmental
#264 - Trigger Happy
#265 - A Magical Wonderland

Edward "Darkwolf" Bosco as Santa Claus
Calculon000 as RED Spartan
John Cleese as Leo (partial)
Cody "YdocNameloc" Coleman as Pantsman, Dad and Frosty the Snowman "Jazz Crooner" Singer
Druoxtheshredder as Frosty the Snowman "Death Metal" Singer
GForce as G-Man
Jeremy "Jembo985" Harrington as King of All Cosmos
Lamar the Christmas Headcrab as himself
"D-Mac" Deven Mack as the Announcer and Narrator
Erica "Rikachuu" Mendez as Crying Elf #1 and Crying Elf #2
Chris "Kirbopher15" Niosi as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and Megaman
Psyguy as BLU Spartan
Rina-chan as Samus Aran
Sabien as Stan McNormalGuy
Autumn "autumnarr" Stroble as The Prince and Aeris
Edwyn "Omahdon" Tiong as Krug, Gordon Freeman, Zombie, Major Payne, Little Girl, Nemesis and Leo (partial)
Treg as Hermey the Elf
VidGameDude as Unhappy Fanboy

VG Cats created by Scott Ramsoomair

Mixed by: Edwyn Tiong

Soundtrack: (in order)
Team Fortress 2 - Rocket Jump Waltz
Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor or Humanity
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Karaoke Version)
Unsolved Mysterious - Main Theme (Original)
Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Metroid Prime - Samus Aran Appears
Metroid Prime - Record of Samus
Halo 2 - Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix
Metroid Fusion - Title
Ren and Stimpy - Saw Theme
Peter Gresser - Frosty the Snowman (Jazz Crooner version)
Valve Logo
Megaman 3 - Boss Introduction
Megaman 3 - Powerup Acquired
Trocadero - Intro
Katamari Damacy - Katamari March Damacy
Resident Evil 4 - Save Theme
Death Note - Death Note Theme
Left 4 Dead - Blood Harvest
Left 4 Dead - Boomer Bacteria
Left 4 Dead - Pukricide
Left 4 Dead - Death
Left 4 Dead - The Monsters Within
Druoxtheshredder - Frosty the Snowman (Death Metal version)

Sound Effects:
Final Fantasy 8
Half-Life 2
Halo 2
Left 4 Dead
Max Payne 2
Megaman 3
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Team Fortress 2
Valentino Productions SFX Library
Miscellaneous stuff from online

Thanks for the listen! And watchin'!


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2009-12-22 13:05:07

AW!!! that was awesome!

i was glad to be a part of this project!



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