Hey folks, Harry here... and test screenings never come as rough as the testing of the story reels for an animated feature film.... and this time, that is exactly what we're hearing about. Adam Sandler is working on an animated film called WHITEY AND DAVEY... this is basically below radar... but not no more, and it sounds promising... here ya goes.... Remember you must take into consideration that there was NO FINISHED ANIMATION according to this report... just a feature length series of storyboards (you've seen this on the better animated dvds like HEAVY METAL and Disney's TARZAN and FANTASIA) And there is likely to be changes and whole sequences removed... as that is standard in animated films.... but for now, here is how it played....
Greetings and salutations from the left coast. This past evening, I had the fortune to get a sneak peek at the new Adam Sandler movie. No, I am not talking about "Little Nicky", but his new ANIMATED feature length HOLIDAY movie. Yup, that’s right, an Adam Sandler animated holiday movie. Now, I must preface this by saying, the film I saw wasn’t exactly a finished film, it was basically the entire storyboard of the film set to what sounded like a finished soundtrack. (Not unlike the beginning of the rough cut on the Heavy Metal DVD)
The movie is called "Whitey and Davey" and centers around a character named Whitey, who is a nice, happy old guy who worships the mall and spends his time reffing church youth basketball. Sandler fans might recognize this character from a skit on one of his CDs. Anyhoo, into the fray comes Davey who is essentially Adam Sandler. (The drawings basically looked just like him.) He’s a rather "angry" young man who’s had his fair share of trouble with the law.
Plot in a nutshell, Davey, after an afternoon of drunken chicanery must help Whitey coach youth b-ball or go to jail. Hilarity ensues.
Let me preface this by saying that, yes, I am an Adam Sandler fan. I generally find his movies are dumb, goofy fun and always good for a chuckle here and there. And I’m also a big fan of his comedy CDs, particularly his music. That’s what made this film stand out for me. Yes, it’s full of big time musical numbers!!! (Sorry, no Chanakah Song…) Just think of that bit in "Billy Madison" where he bursts into song and you get the idea. Anyway, even though it was just storyboards, you could get a pretty good idea where they were going with this, and I must say it looked pretty good.
According to the guy running the show, we were the first to see this, so I don’t know how much it’ll change between now and next Christmas, but what I saw was definitely encouraging.
And for any fans worried this will be a cute PG rated cartoon, let me ease your fears. This is DEFINITELY PG-13 material. Plenty of cursing, drinking and some really "edgy" bits of animation. So, no, Sandler hasn’t sold out yet...;-)
Well, seeing as how I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I am a test-screening whore, hopefully this will be my first report of many.
And since all your spies have wacky code names….
…..you can call me Sonic Death Monkey