Just what everybody has been waiting for: Weird Al’s own crappy movie for TCN, one part of the axis of evil, otherwise known as The Disneodeon Network, makers of all things bad. Okay, that might be overreacting just a tad, but come on, really? First off, why would The Cartoon Network even get involved with Weird Al Yankovic, does anybody under the age of 20 even know who he is? It might just be me being totally oblivious to this, but I can’t figure out why this is happening. While some find Weird Al funny, he’s clearly a one trick pony way past his prime, so either they’ve struck a real cheap deal or they somehow figure that there’s more to Al than musical parodies.
Here’s what Mr. Weird has to say about the whole ordeal in his statement over on his official blog:
“I’ve just signed a production deal with Cartoon Network. When I say that I’ve â€œjustâ€ signed, that means that I actually signed several months ago, but this is the first time I’ve been allowed to openly talk about it. Without going into too much detail, the good folks at Cartoon Network decided that they liked me and wanted me to provide some content for them â€“ series, features, animation, live-actionâ€¦ they were open to anything.Â So after a couple years (yes, really) of the lawyers going back and forth, we finalized a deal â€“ now all I have to do is start making stuff! The first thing I’m on track to do for them is, in fact, a live-action feature film. You may ask all your obvious questions now.”
The “obvious questions” that Al mentions he also answers, with one of these being whether or not he’s going to star, which is a no, but he will make an appearance in the film. The focus however (cue: surprise) is that it’s going to be about a “much younger protagonist” – a teenager. If we’re lucky this will be the next Hannah Montana!!!!!!
So now that I’ve just wasted the past minute of your time Weird Al fans, instead of getting all worked up about my obvious and not very well hidden dislike of the comedian which is more or less what the whole post is about, win me over on your side! Make a comment and tell me just why Weird Al is actually great and why I should check into a mental hospital, get cured and come out realizing how I’ve wasted my life not recognizing his awesomeness. I dare you!