Welcome Anonymous !

Login or Register

User Menu

Login

FANS OF THE CONCHORDS

MESSAGE BOARD

The Outback

Talk about the BOOM King here.

by emira » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:07 am

Bret will voice a character called HAMISH in a new animated movie "The Outback".

#cheer# Are there any other names in the world except Nigel and Hamish? #rofl#
emira
You can't break this heart...
 
Posts: 9806
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:42 am
Location: the COO of Doggy Bounce

by onlyalways » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Cool! #excited# #cheer#


emira wrote:Bret will voice a character called HAMISH in a new animated movie "The Outback".

#cheer# Are there any other names in the world except Nigel and Hamish? #rofl#


Apparently not. #haha# It's like a part of their contracts that the character had to be a name of their buddy.



And Tim Curry is doing a voice too?! #excited# #excited# #excited#
Image

We must be good at guitar... we're not that good.

tumblr | twitter
User avatar
onlyalways
High Class Conwhord
 
Posts: 7677
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:09 pm
Location: On a bus outta town

by Amily » Wed May 11, 2011 1:11 am

I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for being way behind in here but I'm pretty excited about this. #excited2#
Image
NEVER FORGET.
tumblr | twitter
User avatar
Amily
Administrator
 
Posts: 21862
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:18 pm
Location: New Zealand of the North

by emira » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Image

Outback is quite innocent and will delight younger viewers


James Luxford
Apr 19, 2012

Outback 3D
Director: Kyung Ho Lee
Starring: Rob Schneider, Bret McKenzie, Alan Cumming
***

Outback 3D is the latest from The Animation Picture Co, maker of the recent Garfield adventures. The story centres on Johnny, an outcast white koala who joins the circus, where he soon finds fame as a "fearless hero" thanks to his friends, Hamish and Higgins.

However, when a fellow koala is kidnapped by an evil crocodile, Johnny must become a real-life hero to prove himself to the world. Right from its sweeping opening, panning across a vast animated Australian skyline, it's clear that Outback is ambitious, although perhaps more interested in emulating the child-friendly Ice Age movies than the world of Pixar.

The animation is basic compared with those American contemporaries, but throws up the occasional impressive moment.

The real strength of the film, however, is the comedy, evoking a lot of the simple hilarity of old Warner Brothers cartoons, and distracting from what is a very familiar plot (an outcast hero proves himself by performing a daring rescue).

A number of voice-over regulars make up the cast, including Tim Curry in a typically dastardly role, and the comedian Schneider in the central role as Johnny, but it's the Flight of the Conchords actor (and recent Oscar winner) McKenzie as Hamish who wins most of the laughs.

Visuals take centre stage over wacky voices, however, making a relatively simple film seem more varied. It's all quite innocent, and never really impresses beyond the odd successful gag. Still, Outback will delight the younger viewers.

source

#excited# #love3#
emira
You can't break this heart...
 
Posts: 9806
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:42 am
Location: the COO of Doggy Bounce

by emira » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:43 pm

Image

Hamish, Bret's character, is a Tasman devil! #love3# That's my favourite character from Looney Tunes! #haha#


synopsis with SPOILERS!!!! from imdb.com
Spoiler: show
A white koala named Johnny is teased about his color so he joins a traveling circus with the help of Hamish, a Tasmanian Devil, and a Higgens, a monkey photographer. He is disappointed that he is part of the freak show instead of the main acts in the big tent. The top act is "Wild Bushman" who takes all the audience from the freak show. Johnny checks out the act and ends up part of the act by accident and saved by The Wild Bushman. While traveling to a new location Their wagon train car becomes unattached and crashes in the desert of "The Outback". On their quest to go to the next location of the traveling circus, "Precipice Lake", they come upon a billabong, the oasis of the Outback. They witness from their cliff location that a pack of dingos (and a thylacine) are chasing a bilby but rescued by a kangaroo, a wombat army, and a vine-swinging female koala talented at throwing a boomerang. Boris, a vulture, reveals that Bog intends on taking over the Billabong. When their rescue goes wrong and the dingos threaten to take over, the rock Johnny is on breaks free and he slides down the cliff and ends up rolling on top of a boulder that chases the dingos away. Hamish introduces the now-famous white koala as "Koala Kid". Miranda, the boomerang expert koala, is not impressed but Johnny watches her from a tree as she practices. When noticed, Miranda breaks the branch he is on with her boomerang and complains about him watching in secret. He tries to lie his way out of that accusation but ends up suggesting he is an expert at the boomerang... and proven wrong when offered to try it himself. Hamish's plan is to take photos of Johnny doing heroic stuff and make him famous as Koala Kid so when they get back to the circus, they can get in the main act rather then the freak show (Hamish will make more money). Bog, a giant crocodile, is not impressed with his gang getting chased by a koala so orders them to capture Koala Kid. In the chase, Miranda's younger sister Charlotte gets covered with cosmetic powder and mistaken for the Koala Kid and kidnapped. The Billabong residents plan to rescue Charlotte but must cross the dangerous "Bungle Bungles" on their way to Precipice Lake. This convinces Hamish to go along with Johnny's conscience and join in the team to rescue Charlotte. During the trip, Johnny accidentally saves the day a few times but Miranda is still not impressed. Johnny and Miranda fall into a sinkhole and tell the rest of them go on ahead. They are being hunted by a giant lizard with a thorn in it's foot. Johnny saves Miranda but soon realizes the lizard is suffering and pulls out the thorn. The lizard becomes friends with Johnny and the two koalas ride it out of the caves. Just as Miranda starts to take a liking to Johnny, Boris the vulture reveals that Johnny is just a freak show act and the "Koala Kid" thing is just a lie. Miranda tells him to leave but finds out that the gang will need to bring a koala to Bog instead of the real Koala Kid and Charlotte will have to do. Miranda offers to take her place. The released Charlotte goes to find Johnny while the kangaroo and the wombat army manage to distract and capture all the gang but the vulture. Charlotte finds Johnny along with Hamish, Higgens and a prophetic peb-leg wombat and they decide to finally help Johnny get what he really wants, Miranda. Johnny calls the lizard he helped and rides off and saves Miranda. Bog shows up and gives chase so they head to the circus hoping the Wild Bushman will be able to tame Bog. Bog proves too powerful until Johnny uses the boomerang to bring down the big top on top of Bog (and himself). Johnny and Miranda (and the befriended lizard) become the main attraction and the bad guys get sold as pets. Johnny asks Miranda if she likes her new life and she is not so sure. Plan B is they ride off into the sunset together.


This film should be out already >:(

...Actually, the film is already on YouTube, but in Vietnamese! :o
emira
You can't break this heart...
 
Posts: 9806
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:42 am
Location: the COO of Doggy Bounce


Return to Bret McKenzie