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Over the Garden Wall — Behind the Scenes

It’s no secret we’d do just about anything to support the wonderful work of former Adventure Timer Pat McHale, so it shouldn’t be a surprise we’d post this behind-the-scenes video for his upcoming Cartoon Network project, Over the Garden Wall. It looks so good!

I don’t know how young this site skews, but this reminds me of one of those ABC Weekend Specials that used to be a part of ABC’s Saturday morning lineup back in the day as well as CBS Storybreak, a great selection of animated book adaptations. Well-crafted stories of adventure, fantasy, and fun, and a whole lot of them were animated by Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears like The Secret World of Og, The Bunjee Venture, Bunnicula, Chocolate Fever, How to Eat Fried Worms, Yeh-Shen, Dragon Blood, and so many others. 

Over the Garden Wall is looking to bring back that tradition. 

Probably one of the most impressive specials Cartoon Network has ever produced. So far, it looks incredible. 

mmanalysis

mmanalysis:

thoughtnami:

But this isn’t a high heel but rather a variation of a buskin.

A buskin is a thick-soled, wedge-heeled boot made of leather or cloth that is laced closed and worn by dramatic actors in Athens, hunters, and soldiers of Ancient Greek and Roman societies. Considering Diane’s Themysciran roots are similar to Ancient Greece/Rome, it wouldn’t be that far-fetched of her to wear buskins on the battlefield.

Plus, considering Gal Gadot is 5’9”, she is markedly shorter than both Henry Cavil (6’1”) and Ben Affleck (6’4”), and thus a higher soled shoe that’s also functional could maximize her height in the film. Henry Cavil’s wearing thicker soled shoes too.

I’m glad she’s not wearing bright red stilettos or the type of high-heels Lynda Carter wore on the Wonder Woman series

 

I looked up buskin in its original context and it doesn’t even look similar to what Gal Gadot is wearing. Not to mention the wedge is indeed higher.

http://www.shoeshistoryfacts.com/high-heeled-shoe-history/history-of-buskin-shoes/

I read that article too, and that drawing on the site is not the shoe that’s in the description. 

The description on that page say it’s “knee- or calf-length” while the pictured shoe is barely ankle-high, and that “their initial invention from 1000 BCE region of Aegean soon spread across entire Greece, where soldiers, hunters and athletes quickly adopted them, and modified them to be more durable and easier to wear." Spartan soldiers wore them in red to make blood stains blend in more. 

dcwomenkickingass

dcwomenkickingass:

Question a Superhero Wearing a High Heel; Get Comic Forum Logic in Response

As you can see I went way negative on the Wonder Woman costume reveal gnashing my teeth and ripping the costume to shreds while burning my bra and screaming about the patriarchy.

Or not.

Hey Wonder Woman you’re wearing those heels because plenty of women think they’re sexy right?

Somedays there’s not enough desk to head and booze to drink.

But this isn’t a high heel but rather a variation of a buskin.

A buskin is a thick-soled, wedge-heeled boot made of leather or cloth that is laced closed and worn by dramatic actors in Athens, hunters, and soldiers of Ancient Greek and Roman societies. Considering Diane’s Themysciran roots are similar to Ancient Greece/Rome, it wouldn’t be that far-fetched of her to wear buskins on the battlefield.

Plus, considering Gal Gadot is 5’9”, she is markedly shorter than both Henry Cavil (6’1”) and Ben Affleck (6’4”), and thus a higher soled shoe that’s also functional could maximize her height in the film. Henry Cavil’s wearing thicker soled shoes too.

I’m glad she’s not wearing bright red stilettos or the type of high-heels Lynda Carter wore on the Wonder Woman series

 

cylinderconundrum asked:

What would you feel about a Viacom-Time Warner merger? MTV Networks needs new blood considering their horrible ratings and mishandling of shows lately. The people over at Turner could definitely improve their situation given the current management shake-up and forward thinking recently. HBO benefits from Paramount's library and merges with Epix. This is not even mentioning the animation side of things (WB, MGM, Hanna Barbera, Terrytoons, Nicktoons, Cartoon-Cartoons). Massive if done right.

It’s an interesting combination for sure. 

There really isn’t much overlay between the two companies, and Time Warner wouldn’t have to spin-off CNN. I’d think HBO’s Cinemax stable of channels would merge with Epix rather than HBO, but they’d all be under the same umbrella. The animation library would be massive. However, I do wonder how much the Nickelodeon side of MTV Networks would influence/subvert the Turner-based Cartoon Network side? Would they work together? Would they continue to be rivals, albeit friendlier rivals than they are now? Globally, it would be beneficial to both companies. 

And Sumner Redstone would probably combine Viacom back with their CBS spinoff if that does happen making an even bigger company than that. The CW would be under one house as would CNN, HBO, Showtime, BET, CBS Television Studios, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, TBS, Paramount, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. Scary huge, but less of an oligarchy than anything touched by Rupert Murdoch. 

Interesting combination, but it still makes me a bit uneasy, though less uneasy than a 21st Century Fox/Time Warner union, which will never happen.