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First animated Goon feature footage has turned up!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Goon has a big panel at Comic-Con, which I'm planning on attending and will have a full report on come Friday evening... in advance of the Con MTV received the first footage from the animated feature and it look awesome. Franky is voiced by Paul Giamatti and The Goon is Clancy Brown! Great casting and the look of this is tops! Unless something has changed, this feature is being produced by David Fincher. Crazy, right? If you haven't read Eric Powell's awesome Goon comics you're missing out. Watch the clip below, which'll hit ya' like a knife to the eye!

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  • July 19, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by unkempt_sock

    Not usually into CGIing of things, but this looks promising.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    God damn MTV...

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    ...and me living in Canada. Would like to see it :(

  • July 19, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by KingusKong

    Looks really amazing. The music is pretty sweet too. A knife to the eye as well as a punch to the face.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Fincher need to participate in Alien 3 extended cut

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    what a dick for abandoning his first film, Why wouldn't he wanna go back and give us his version..selfish asshole

  • July 19, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, but wrong channel

    by canvasseamonkey

    nobody will watch it on MTV, seems like more of an adult swim saver

  • July 19, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Holy Flurking Schnit!!

    by oaser

    That looks incredible!! Way to go, Fincher!

  • July 19, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Goon? Where is Alice?

    by MrShootist

    Where is Alice?

  • July 19, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    SHIT - that looks GREAT

    by Dharma4


  • July 19, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Dude, I just filled the cup!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    What the fucking fuckety fuck-fuck was that awesome goodness! When, oh, when, oh, when is that gonna be 'vailable to me?

  • July 19, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Goonies are good enough

    by BillboeFett

    for Cyndi Lauper

  • July 19, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    To be clear

    by Quint

    MTV is debuting this footage, but it's not a show on MTV. It's a feature film adaptation of The Goon comic, produced by David Fincher. As far as I know it's an independent production (ie no distribution), but we'll see if there have been any new developments.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

    I mean Fuck Yeah!

  • July 19, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by BranMakMorn

    that's how it's done! Now if Marvel could only do a Jack Kirby FF this way.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Looks great, but, now they're CGI-ing stuff to look

    by planetran_fan

    like Aardman style Stop-Motion animation? Heavens to Harryhausen!

  • July 19, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Mr Krabs


  • July 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck didn't they turn THE AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD

    by BetterCallSaul

    into a series? The Goon looks like they stole their art style from Team Fortress.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I loved The Goons

    by Mr Lucas

    But where's Neddy, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok, Moriarty etc.? I'm confused.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by sanzaru

    MTV/Bleeding Cool are reporting that both Giamatti and Fincher will be at the panel for this at Comic-Con.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I heard "MTV" and "Goon"

    by BillboeFett

    and thought it was a promo for Jersey Shore

  • July 19, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    But streaming media that buffers AGAIN after you've loaded the clip once? Backward, dumb, paranoid. Welcome to 2003.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by grendel69


  • July 19, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    not sure

    by blackhole4140

    It looks sorta cutesy. great casting though.

  • July 19, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    hey gotilk

    by BillboeFett

    Not sure if I pointed this out to you, but the island had Jack’s appendix removed 3 years prior to MIB/Locke stabbing him in that spot, which allowed him to live just a little bit longer so he could “lift it up, brotha” and replug the core inside the cave. If his appendix was there, it would’ve burst and he would’ve been dead in seconds. That’s Darlton’s genius preplanning 3 years in advance, plot-wise. That’s why they did a recall to it in the “alt” world, his appendix scar. And they pointed out in the s3 commentary that his appendix HAD to be removed, for a very specific reason to come much later. And Jack plugging the hole is a reference back to Desmond telling him in the s2 opener “you gotta lift it up brotha” (which was then a reference to his sprained ankle).

  • July 19, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by FearfulSymmetry

    Exactly, an animated Kirby FF would be awesome!

  • July 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    You mean this isn't about Popeye?

    by Triple_J_72

    Damn... <p> j/k ;-)

  • July 19, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    That... was... awesome

    by Neosamurai85

    Nice trailer. Very much my kind of film.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Two Words

    by Mr Palmer

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!

  • July 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    With music by SCOTS!

    by Keblar


  • July 19, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I second BranMakMorn's idea

    by Triple_J_72

    Kirby FF? That would be... well... FANTASTIC!

  • July 19, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Not Superman news...

    by UltimaRex

    But it'll do... For now...

  • July 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I wondered what Gumby was up to these days.

    by Snookeroo

    The years have not been good to him. From having his own show and his own horse to bit parts getting tied up and slapped around. *tsk* How the mighty have fallen.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Got scared with the MTV logo Quint

    by canvasseamonkey

    thanks for the clarification

  • July 19, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    the original comic was amazing

    by godhelpus

    nice, like to see some slowed down stuff, scenes went by quick, has that Fincher shitstain look to it, cool

  • July 19, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by godhelpus

    Fincher's greatest film thus far was Zodiac (imo)

  • July 19, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    oh boy, more zombies....

    by TheHumanBurrito

    ....having never read the source material I don't know if the zombies are prominent but FUCK ME RUNNING are we not sick of everything having zombies yet?

  • July 19, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    No Words...They should have sent a poet....

    by Jobacca

    Seriously...THAT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!! GOOOOONNNNN!!!! Cannot wait for this...much like the comic itself,this will be the perfect antidote to the tights and capes crowd stinking up the multiplex.

  • July 19, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look very good to me. Worth a 3-min cartoon, only.

    by JonChambers

  • July 19, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by twogunjames

    I've followed this comic for many years, and I've followed Clancy Brown's career too. Great actor, PERFECT for the role. I am officially freaking the fuck out. WOW!!!

  • July 19, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Call me when the animate Bone.

    by corridor


  • July 19, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by Cruzboy

    The Goon is my favourite comic and looks incredibly faithful to the source material and Eric Powell's styling. Glad to see not every adaption gets fucked up. Hooray!

  • July 19, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    I had to watch it twice...

    by blackwood

    because I thought it was stop-motion.<p>Gorgeous. So so gorgeous.

  • July 19, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by JustinSane

    In a good way. I'm very much looking forward to this and you can't go wrong with Brown and Giamatti!(though I always imagined Ron Perlman and Steve Buscemi to be the definitive voices of Goon and Franky while reading the comics.)

  • July 19, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by Jobacca

    Seriously...I've watchied that clip about 10 times now. I imagine I'll watch the actual movie that much once it hits!

  • July 20, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST




  • July 20, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Looks slick

    by CaptainAxis

    But I really posted this because I've always wanted to be under Harry Knowles. BAM! Who does that tune in the teaser?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    I will so

    by boyalien

    be at this panel! Damn I love being from San Diego and having parents that live in a sweet ass condo right next to Petco Park!

  • July 20, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by JayStrang

    While the zombies are indeed prominent in The Goon comics, they aren't really the overplayed Romero-style zombies of recent years. They're really closer to old-school voodoo zombies.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    That looks like humor I usually like...

    by tomimt

    but that teaser did nothing to me, it just felt so tired.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by boyalien

    that teaser was obviously nothing more than test reel material. I guarantee you final product will be a billion times more polished in every possible way.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by Chrispmeat

    the tune is "White Trash" by Souther Culture on the Skids. It is on the record Dirt Track Date. I can't believe i just signed up just to post that.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Geeks won.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Now what? Well... THE GOON!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I second that, Mr Lucas

    by WeakThirdAct

    I'm not going unless it has Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty writing an IOU on the Mona Lisa.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST


    by tomimt

    I hope so, but as for now, I'm not that exited about this.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST


    by UrbanSamurai

    Cannot access the video here in F'N Backwoods Germany!! Now I am really pissed, I LOVE the Goon and am dying to see this. God, do I hate the country I am living in.... Someone please, please, please post this on youtube!!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by Captain RawBeard

    the CGI style suits this perfectly but part of me was kinda hoping to see a live action version like Hellboy.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST


    by lead_sharp


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  • July 20, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Jersey Shore (chortle)...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...That Snooki chick, is she supposed to be Hindu or something? Or does she just go through New Jersey's entire supply of fake tan every week? She's the color of the brown crusty top part of my Mom's Thanksgiving seet potato casserole! She's actually Burnt Umber... bitch is a friggin' human Crayola! She's also apparently as wide as she is tall.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    They got the spirit of the thing right...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...but I'd rather see painted cell animation, like an ultraviolent version of Snow White or Pinnochio.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    This is how I felt . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . when the trailer for Tripletts of Bellville was first posted here. Just kept watching over and over. This looks nice! Speaking of Tripletts, what the hell is Chomet up to? Anything?

  • July 20, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    So, Ill point out the obvious

    by thatfilmlover

    the lead character has no pupils? Does this not bother anybody else?!

  • July 20, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Grim Fandango

    by MurderMostFowl

    This makes me wish for a Grim Fandango series. I would cream my shorts for this.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by Danny_Drama

    The one with no pupils is Franky, The Goon's buddy. The Goon being the big fella driving the car. Actually, in the comic, Franky has no teeth either. At least, they're never shown anyways.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by Nice Marmot

    I think its like an homage to Little Orphan Annie or something. The character is drawn that way in the comic.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    SCOTS MUSIC - White Trash

    by TRON

    Great to hear Southern Culture on the Skids in a soundtrack again!

  • July 20, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome, pitch perfect.

    by schadenfreudian

    Giamatti and Brown are perfect choices for the voice work. <br>I guess asking for an animated Metalocalypse crossover is too much, huh?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by 3D-Man

    Hubba Hubba!!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Holy fucking shit that was awesome!

    by firewhale

    Nothing to add here but delight in the absolute coolness of this. It's been a long time since a clip or trailer made me as giddy as this one did.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Looks bad

    by fassbinder79

    Very disappointed. I respected better from the "producer" involved in this.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Really like the animation style

    by Teddy Artery

    Terrific, fluid stop-motion style CGI...

  • July 20, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Wow this looks dope

    by InspectorCallahan

    I will be checking this out. Much better than the haunted world of el supersucko

  • July 20, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

  • July 21, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Chrispmeat.

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