May 17, 2004, 7:35 a.m. CST
He ranks alongside Roger Spottiswoode as one of the most inept 'filmmakers; working in Hollywood
May 17, 2004, 8 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
Are you friends with this guy?
May 17, 2004, 8:24 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... no, I'm not. I've never met Doug or even spoken to him on the phone. I just like his work, and it's nice to see someone whose work is so personal get rewarded in financial terms for sticking to his guns and doing what he believes in. If that's hard for you to accept or understand, that's your baggage, not mine.
May 17, 2004, 7:01 p.m. CST
...they picked up Mike Kunkel's wonderful "Herobear & the Kid" for a traditional animated film -- then dropped it. No explanation. And that was a COMPLETED and RELEASED property. I hope Tommysaurus lasts longer there and isn't treated with the same apparent disrespect.
May 17, 2004, 7:45 p.m. CST
The guy will never have an "and the he came into his own" project. Without Jim Carrey, he is nothing. With Carrey, he's abysmal. You hope he doesn't change "Tommysaurus"? Don't be surprised if the dinosaur farts in every other frame.
May 18, 2004, 1:12 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
Is it me or is it in bad taste to talk about how much money someone made because you promoted him on the site. Calling him "one of the nicest guys" could be completey wrong. I have met many nice people who turned out to be complete assholes and just want to use you for the position your in. Not saying that he did but in your "position" you are going to be meet a bunch of "nice" people. Remember that Batman Dead End director? Hell if I had any talent I would kiss your ass too.
May 18, 2004, 1:59 a.m. CST
Sorry to hear about that. I haven't read this particular comic strip but if Moriarty is correct about it being all good and everything then my heart goes out to this poor sap who had his comic strip bought out by fucking Tom Shadyac! I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, and I never even heard of this guy so obviously he's not my worst enemy. If it's any consolation I'm sure you could donate the money to a women's shelter or something but yeah it's true man, I wouldn't want to touch that kind of dirty money either. Keep your head up though Doug. Good luck, and try to get a clause in there about no farting, peeing or Robin Williams. in my opinion. Anyway I'm sure Moriarty didn't mean to do this to you on purpose, i can vouch for the dude he's not a vicious person. thanks bud.
May 18, 2004, 2:35 a.m. CST
DAMM!! One day Whoopi...One day...
May 18, 2004, 2:38 a.m. CST
Great! I'm glad that he got a lot of money from the movie rights. Does this mean he can afford to publish the comic now so we can ALL read it?
May 18, 2004, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
If your praise is that much of an influence, how bout giving some props to Jeff Smith so we might get an animated Bone film series.