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The Story Behind My Logo

This is an image that has been associated with me or characters I’ve played for the bulk of my career. It’s a still from the first film I produced, Death Fish, which was shot in August, 1997. One of writer/director Carlos Sanchez Lopez‘s influences was Sergio Leone, especially the film A Fistful of Dollars:

Still of Clint Eastwood from A Fistful of Dollars

When I was a kid, A Fistful of Dollars was on television a lot because westerns were still popular and Clint Eastwood was at the height of his superstardom in the 1970‘s. Also, it was only about 100 minutes long without commercials, so it fit perfectly into a two hour prime time TV slot. If Clint had a new movie out in theaters, Fistful of Dollars would be on The Million Dollar Movie all week, so I saw it a lot.

– Carlos Sanchez Lopez, writer/director
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Save The Thundercats on Cartoon Network

In case you didn’t know, last fall The Cartoon Network commissioned a reboot of the classic animated series Thundercats. Here’s a trailer:


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Thundercats (2011) – Official Trailer [HD] at YouTube.

They aired a season of 26 episodes over the last few months, but have yet to announce whether or not they’re bringing it back in the fall. While attending the 2012 ITV Fest/PopCon L.A. with my friend Aris, we came across the TeeBlitz booth, where I noticed they had a cool “Save The Thundercats” T-shirt on display. It turns out they weren’t selling them, they were giving them away for free to Thundercats supporters who signed a petition at change.org for Cartoon Network to renew Thundercats for a second season. Being fans of the show, we had no problem signing up to support it. We also had an ulterior motive for signing: Aris’ friend does voice work on the series and we’d like to keep him employed. Plus, a cool T-shirt:

Aris Alvarado in a Save The Thundercats T-shirt
“Thundercats HO!!”

If you’d like to help Save The Thundercats, head over to change.org, sign the petition now and pass it on to your friends.

Who would win in a face off: Luke Skywalker or Harry Potter?

I outline the strengths and weaknesses of each in this short video, suggested by the Revision 3 Variety Hour on the YouToo social television network. I’m sure some of you have opinions. Feel free to share ’em. After all, wasn’t the internet invented to debate meaningless shit like this?