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Celebrating small victories

Overtime hours paid off. Got the scene finished on time, did my pitch today and the only revision was to add one drawing.

Got confirmation email of my Amazon refund.

One more rush tomorrow and I can have a quiet weekend (unless another unforeseen rush happens).

One more little thing.


It's been announced that there will finally be a follow up to the serie "Mysterious Cities of Gold". Two more seasons, the next one leading the cast to Asia.
Not too many details at this point, as the serie is slated for a 2011-2012 airing.
For years, I was hoping for a follow up! When the serie ended, the characters promised each other to meet again in Barcelona in a year. It took over 20 years to happen!
I wonder if the cast will be the same? I wonder how much of the original look they will keep or if they will update some designs?
*happy squee!*

Mysterieuses cites d'or

(Gah, Esteban! Why must I always make you fugly?)
I should remind myself not to get too excited. There have been false start on such a production before. Apparently, the time is right. According to an interview, one representative mentionned MCOG was perfect: high competition to try and grab viewers by bringing them back to known properties, the return of '80s cartoons popularity.
Hey, it explains a lot of Hollywood films.

I wonder if they'll re-work the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.
Ha!

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archangelbeth
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh, neat! I watched those when I was a kid. Dubbed into Spanish. I don't speak Spanish. But hey, it was cool anyway!
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
It may have aged a bit, but it was the first serie I fell in love with. Still a very fun adventure to follow.
etrangere
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)


Mendozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzza!

is this news for real? I cannot believe it!! But it would be awesome if it was true :D

Edited at 2009-06-12 02:14 am (UTC)
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
This news, dated January 16 2009:
http://www.lescitesdor.com/actualite/mco2/mco2.php
The studio mentionned, Blue Spirit (Ha! Avatar reference!), seems to be doing mostly preschool cg stuff, so I don't know. In their production under MOC, there's nothing.

It may be a false alarm, but damn it, DO WANT!
etrangere
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Fascinating! Thanks for the link.

I guess I'll need to get myself a TV back if this goes off XD
woodburner
Jun. 12th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Whoa. I remember watching this when I was like. Four. (Not that I actually remember anything about it other than a few random, probably inaccurate images, though.)
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
The original show dates way back to 1982. Depending where yu live, it may have been broadcasted a few years later.
Kind of ages me a bit, ha ha!
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rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
It would be a modern take AND a continuation.
If it does happen, cross my fingers they do something good.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Only one thing to say about that:

aaaaaaaaaaaaah Esteban Ziaaaaaaaa Tao les Cités d'Ooooooooor!

:D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*must not get too excited...must not get too excited*
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Ha ha, je sais! Could be another false starts. Let's get excited when we actually get pics from production.
egoulet
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
grrr.... I hate it when I press "post" as anonymous...sorry Johane!
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Pas de probleme (tiens, t'es encore debout toi?)
egoulet
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Devine ;) Animation Mentor!
Je file au lit là...promis!
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Tu fais ce que t'as a faire. J'ai ete debout jusqu'a 3am la nuit derniere, alors je ne devrais pas parler.
Vais me coucher tot ce soir.
alexds1
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Umm... the guy in the middle is very good looking *__*

I've been meaning to try and watch this for a while... maybe I should jump on the bandwagon before it fills up XD
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Belive me, I used to watch that show only to see more of him (and I was like...12? 13 at the time?)
This bandwagon is old! Most of the seats free by now.
It has aged a bit, but still overall a good fun quest serie.
megoomba
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I wonder if they'll re-work the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.

But... they'd make it fourth edition DDD:
sdskuld
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Why? It was never even first edition. ^^
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
There's a Dungeons and Dragons joke that just flew over my head there.
Zooooooooom...
(It may refer to the book editions, but I don't know if that's a bad thing or not, ha ha!)
megoomba
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Lol, I shall try to explain!

The table top game of DnD has gone through four sort of... revisions, aptly named first, second, third and fourth edition. With every rework, the game has gotten a MAAAAJOR overhaul. They're pretty much completely different games. Fourth edition just came out this past summer and a lot of people (myself included) hated the way they reworked the game. To my eyes, it looks like they're trying to cash in on the whole online gaming craze. Even the art looked a LOT like the art for World of Warcraft. So, as me and my gaming buddies happily continue to play 3.5 edition, I just made a comment about how if they reworked the old DnD cartoon they'd make it 4th edition. I know the cartoon was always edition ambiguous but.. it was just a dumb joke so... yeah..

ANYWAY. Hope that clears things up a little!
engelen
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Despite the possible historical inaccuracies that will drive me nuts/to epic lulz, I wanna see this ; ^;
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
The thing with this show is they played around with history, plus added in all the other fun stuff like Atlantis, Mu, Von Daniken's ancient astronaut, impossible ancient technology.
It's the mix of the two that added to the adventure, and it worked.
At the end of each episode, there would be a small documentary like vignette, explaining the real world counterpart, be it history or geography (Magellan's Strait, Inca civilisation, Pizarro...)
engelen
Jun. 12th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Haha, the thing is, being Mexican, it drove me insane when I read (on wikipedia) something about meeting the Inca and the Maya and the Olmecs and I was like "WAIT WHAT!? ARE THEY TIME TRAVELERS?!?!?!"
But I'm glad about the informative vignette! :D
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
By that time, the Inca empire is in shambles as the spaniards keep making trouble.
I can't remember if the people they meet is the Maya or the Aztecs. They do find ruins of past people which may have been the Mayas.
The Olmecs are not only a dying race..they are the "ancient astronaut" (i.e. aliens), so ha ha! They are having fun with the whole thing. They even meet the Amazons warrior women.
And hey, if they can have a giant, solar powered flying condor shaped plane, I say anything goes. It's pure fantasy, mixed in with history.
engelen
Jun. 13th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I guess the Maya, since the Aztecs were not in "ruins." I mean, the Aztec empire fell in 1521, and then the valley of Mexico was conquered by Spaniards.

LOL The Olmecs are astronauts? XD LOL
(BTW: They like, disappeared, over a thousand years before this story takes place)

Still
I'm curious XD
I wanna watch
snapes_angel
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
"I wonder if they'll re-work the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon."

I hope so; especially the last, unanimated(?) episode.
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
The one that only exists as a script- yes! That would be cool.
Then again, I don't think it had quite the same following as Mysterious Cities of Gold (in Europe anyway) so...tough luck.
snapes_angel
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I did hear something about a planned fan proejct to animate that last episdoe, but I don't know fi it fell through, or what the progress on it is, if any.
lonecow
Jun. 12th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Mysterious cities of gold!

!!!

(I don't really have anything else to say!)
karine
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
OMG WANT.

I've got the series on DVD in French at home, watched them all while inking Bad Guys. EEE!! I would LOVE to see more of this!

I remember the Olmecs scaring the crap out of me as a kid. I also hadn't seen the final episode until I watched my DVDs last year!

Nice sketch -- you've got all the likenesses down (although yeah, Esteban's not quite right, but still).
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
I also got the serie on DVD (annoying that it's a mono sound, grrr!)
I can't remember if the Omecs scared me, but they were definitely unsettling.
I got to fix Esteban. Grrr!
sweet_gardenia
Jun. 12th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
someday we will seee the cities of goooo-oh-OOOOllld
*SQUEAK* This makes me UNBEARABLY happy. I watched these faithfully when they came on Nickelodeon. I was about...eight, nine at the time? gods I loved 'em.

Also fellow MANLYdoza fangirl I salute you *salute* Gotsa get his fanwagon rollin' now oh yes.

(If it doesn't go down tho I beg you to do a take off comic 'cause if it's anything like Water Tribe Zhao it will be awesome possum <3)
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: someday we will seee the cities of goooo-oh-OOOOllld
I'd be glued to the tv when this show came on.
Who could resist Mendoza? That his fan following stayed loyal all these years says something.
I wonder if there are fancomics out there of these guys.
If I had ideas, I would definitely have fun drawing a story or two.
sigune
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
WAH! That brings back wonderful childhood memories XD. I wish I could see it again!
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
It's out there on DVD (in Europe anyway). It's worth seeing again.
sigune
Jun. 13th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I found it on Amazon and got it straight away :-).
shaniah
Jun. 12th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
*SQUEEEEEL*

I'm so happy!!!!!!! I'm so a big fan! I love you, Joranne, and I love Mendoza!

*big big hug*
eiko82
Jun. 13th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
OMG THAT IS THE MOST AWESOME NEWS EVER!!!!!!!

I *loved* Mysterious Cities of Gold as a child. To know that it'll continue is great news. I can't wait to see it!! :-D
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