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Disney’s Lion King in 3D

Disney's Lion King

Disney's Lion King

Disney’s Lion King film has been remastered in 3D and out now!

Whether you’ve seen The Lion King by Walt Disney or not it’ll be

worth seeing.  Disney’s Lion King follows the story of young Simba

lion cub and is full of great Disney characters like the “zen-type guru” baboon.

In 3D Disney’s Lion King film should really be something.

Back when the Lion King film was first released we got hold of a few

Disney Lion King promos.  Each one is a glossy reproduction

of a great scene from Walt Disney’s Lion King film.

You can see all four Lion King prints here.

Ed Org will be showing originals and prints of his work , plus all the original artworks, posters and prints connected with the Wychwood Brewery at a show running from 8th till 21st August at The Popup Gallery, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  If you are from some other galaxy and are not yet familiar with Ed Org’s incedible artwork you can see some here.

Not unsurprisingly, I own all the graphic novel compilations of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics and am currently reading through them all yet again.  Easy to do.  The artwork in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics is superb, Neil Gaiman’s story writing is incredible and the characters literally out of this world … even when they aren’t.  Not only that, Sandman is often hilariously funny, deeply poignant and even tragic.  How many writers can manage that?  Neil Gaiman is truly exceptional.  Then you’ve got those amazing Sandman covers by Dave McKean as well! So what about a Sandman film or TV series?

A good adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman could be the best thing ever in comic adaptions but a poor one would be deeply disappointing.  Fortunately, since 1991, Neil Gaiman has said that he’d rather see no ‘Sandman’ movie than a bad ‘Sandman’ movie made.  He said that the time of a good ‘Sandman’ movie is getting closer but feels that a ‘Sandman’ movie needs someone with the passion of a Peter Jackson for ‘Lord of the Rings‘  or Sam Raimi on ‘Spider-Man‘ to get the film through Warner Bros.

What I can never understand is why the original story lines never stand up when it comes to filming.  It seems that everyone is so frightened a film won’t work that they feel they must cherry-pick the best ideas from an entire series to make the first film.  This must cause a lot of problems for any sequels.  Then you get daft situations like the so-so Iron Man sequel when there is this amazing character The Mandarin in the Iron Man comics who hasn’t made an appearance in either film.  It beggars belief!

As far as my money goes I could imagine a series far longer than Heroes featuring Neil Gaiman’s Sandman but then maybe some daft idiot will pull the plug for no good reason like NBC did with Heroes.  So what do you think?  Film or TV series?  Should Neil Gaiman’s Sandman ever be made as a film or TV series at all?  I hope you feel the need to comment on this otherwise I guess nothing will ever happen anyway.  Oh, yes, I’d love to see a really top-notch adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.  If it doesn’t happen then I’ll keep reading the Sandman graphic novels until my eyes give out or the Corinthian comes for them! 🙂

Issue #18 Jan/Feb 2010 On sale 10th January

Inside this sparkling issue P&KG investigate the allure of neon.  From the American Sign Museum & Roadside Kitsch to the awesome artwork of Lilli Lakich.  Chris Macmahan teaches how to hand paint flames.  Simon Blackwood mixes up some rather lethal Tiki Cocktails.  P&KG meet up with Tattoo artists Ron Antonick & Fflann while Simon Murray shows how to create a Camo Flag design.  Meanwhile, Hungary’s G-Art shows off his Skullgirl step by step.

Chris Seers demonstrates some amazing Custom Sculpture for bikes.  Plus P&KG visit the Emerald isle for Ireland’s airbrush artists Ger Conlan, Mad Clown & Kevin Gallagher

With stripes by Tbones, Crazy Painter, & Devils Paint show reports and equipment reviews P&KG brings you the lowdown on the entire scene….

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Cookie Recipe

Suffering from post-holiday blues?  Feeling let down after all the boozing and partying?  You might like to make a few cookies.  My folks received this special recipe from friends in the USA…..


1 cup of water
4 large eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup nuts
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
lemon juice
2 cups dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Cooking Instructions:

Sample the Cuervo to check the quality as this is extremely important.
Take a large bowl.
Check the Cuervo again to be sure it is of the highest quality.  Pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.  At this point it’s a god idea to make sure the Cuervo is still OK so try another  cup . . . just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl and
chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick the friggin fruit off floor.
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something.  Who giveshz a sheet.
Check the Jose Cuervo
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.  Add one tea table. Add a spool of sugar, or  somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.  Don’t forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the oven in the dishwasher.

But if you feel the need to repeat the above every day then you need help 🙂