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News Bites [Aug. 4th, 2006|12:38 pm]
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[User Picture]From: griffinwolf
2006-08-04 08:35 pm (UTC)
'Tis what you get when you get a bunch of City-boys writing a story about the farm.
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[User Picture]From: peromyscus
2006-08-04 08:44 pm (UTC)
I feel sorry for the poor rats, probably trying to seek cover from being squashed by all the scared people running around.
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[User Picture]From: bluerain
2006-08-04 08:46 pm (UTC)
I know. Udders. The hell?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-08-04 09:16 pm (UTC)
What's funny is that the first time I saw a trailer, it was with my TV on mute. My brain just assumed that there would be female voices for these obviously female characters. It was a bit jarring to actually hear it with sound later.
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2006-08-04 09:47 pm (UTC)
Quotage from City Slickers II:

Glen: There is something wrong with your cow. I reach under there and I'm pulling, tugging, tugging, pulling, nothing, not a drop.

Mitch: The cow's name is Norman.
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[User Picture]From: sayh
2006-08-06 08:04 am (UTC)
I liked that comic-drawing with a woman sitting behind a bull, with the milk-bucket under it, and the bull having a real... PLEASURE... expression on his face, and a farmer standing next to them with an odd smile.

The woman says, in frustration "I've been doing this for an hour, and the bucket is only half full!"
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[User Picture]From: penh
2006-08-04 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same here! It was firmly fixed in my brain that these were female characters. When I finally neglected to mute the TV during a commercial break, I had to back it up a few times (yay TiVo!) to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I just don't understand. It's not like we're talking about some subtle anatomical differences here, after all. These are blatantly, obviously, clearly female cows. It's like having Lara Croft voiced by Charlton Heston. I remember reading abouty how the animators for The Lion King went to zoos and studied all the animals they would be drawing to make sure everything was just right. What did the animators for Barnyard do, pop by the Quik-E-Mart and buy a couple of cartons of milk?
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-08-04 10:55 pm (UTC)
Is that the same Jackie Chan that disrupted a concert, among other things insulting the audience (I think even using bad words)? =P

I guess I'm the only one here to find it funny that those bulls have udders. I wonder if it was just character design, an oversight or a hidden message
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-08-04 11:21 pm (UTC)
Whoa, that's a surprise. I hadn't heard about that. That seems very unlike him, from everything else I've read over the years.
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-08-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
Alcohol will make people do crazy things...
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-08-04 11:37 pm (UTC)
Indeed. It sounds like he's a really nice guy as long as he's sober. ('course, that applies to a lot of people.)

Somehow I missed that news item. (Thanks for pointing it out; I also found his apology from afterwards.) The last news item on him that I'd seen was about his better side (pledging something like half of his income to charity).
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-08-05 03:22 am (UTC)
Wow, half his oncome to charity? That's incredible... and great :)

I love your icon
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[User Picture]From: sayh
2006-08-06 08:12 am (UTC)
We were wondering why the cows had such male voices. I mean, for crying out loud, What Where They Thinking?

I like Jackie Chan movies :)

But, ofcource, I can't WAIT to see "Kung Fu Panda".. Even though it's a panda and not a red panda, it seems to be a red panda in that movie too :)
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[User Picture]From: ladycrim
2006-08-07 07:29 pm (UTC)
I definitely noticed the udders in previews. That's a lot more of a "Wha...?" moment that the 4-legged ants in "A Bug's Life".
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[User Picture]From: ladycrim
2006-08-07 07:30 pm (UTC)
Than, not that.
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[User Picture]From: cateriona
2006-08-08 07:46 am (UTC)
Where's Dr. Freud when you need him?
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