News and art from animator/illustrator Jeff Victor
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Classics of Crap Volume 41- Pod People
If you are a fan of MST3K, you have likely heard of Pod People. Originally conceived as a straight horror movie about an angry alien slaughtering a group teens in the woods (ho-hum), but in the wake of the success of Spielberg's E.T, the film was later recut to include scenes of a kind alien befriending a boy in the most shameless E.T. rip off ever until Mac & Me premiered 4 years later. The 'cute' alien is called Trumpy, and he has the magical ability to levitate and animate objects around him, stop-motion style. What frivolity! Anyway, the movie is mostly famous for its immortal tagline, "It Stinks", uttered by bad movie mainstay Ian Sera. I wouldn't try watching this movie without the MST commentary, it's just too dull. Trumpy's wild antics are definitely the highlight.
Jeff Victor studied art/design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Dreamworks Animation, Cartoon Network, Nick Jr. Animation, Warner Bros Animation, ABCMouse, BBC/Create Media, National Geographic Kids, East West Animation, Playstation, HBO, DMS Films/Academy Awards, IFC, Bicycle Casino, K&Company, Hallmark Cards, and Universal Studios: Hollywood.
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