Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ollie the Otter

Remember that film/company I brought up many moons ago? You know, the one in Marin County (outside San Francisco) making an animated film called "Ollie the Otter"?

Well, I love to tell you "I told you so", but I told you so!

It looks like it has died. This probably happened quite a while ago, but I'm just now finding out about it after a visit to their webpage. Of course I could totally be wrong. But come on.

Critter Pix seems to be advertising a new film in pre-production called "Spy Guy". They go on to say:

Other movies we plan to make, besides SPY GUY 2 & 3, are Ollie the Otter, and Hollywood Vermin.

What happened here? They're already planning Spy Guy 1, 2, and 3, but the film they started with (Ollie) is now the fourth film? Something fishy happened here.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, look at the "The Ten Commandments" (2007) trailer. Ollie the Otter would have been a masterpiece compared to this garbage.

notanymike said...

"Hollywood Vermin" sounds interesting... With almost every rodent has been the most popular creatures to air in cartoons and even live-action movies, it'd be nice to see at least a tv episode making a satire of that....

Anonymous said...

Well luckily they did not go totally out of business. Northern California needs more studios. I think there is a new digital facility that has not been mentioned yet.

karystarr said...

did anyone else notice that the beaver/otter thing that was trying to sell cody's actually sniz from sniz and fondue, a mini-segment from KaBlam (Nickelodeon animated series from the late 90s). The irony is that the voice is similar, the mannerisms are similar, and there is an episode where Sniz loses his hair (from using too much hair gel), and in the movie, the recruiter bird makes off with the hair at the end. hmmm. copyright issues, anyone?