Sunday, January 3, 2010

Inspirational Films

(To view this cartoon as big as Texas, click the shepherd's sandal)

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Here's another Xmas cartoon. Although I'm not a believer, it does amaze me how many disparate things Xmas is used for. When you compare the sort of movies that are released "for Christmas" with the original myth the holiday is based on, it's fairly ludicrous. So I found some humor in combining the two.

I did a similar comic many years back with basically the same sort of picture, but the angel is saying something along the lines of, "...and His birth will be celebrated with snow and flying livestock and wild office parties and a magic fat man who lives at the North Pole." To which one of the shepherds says to the other, "He's drunk."

Just for hoots, here's one of my favorite Xmas cartoons from a few years ago.


Jym said...

=v= This one's good, but I'm still laughing that one you did on January 01, 2001. (Punchline: "He's drunk.")

Luis said...

Well, to be argumentative, I think it should be pointed out that the films are not released "for Christmas" the religious celebration, but rather for "Christmas" the time referent; I don't think that summer movies are released "for Summer" in the sense that they celebrate the meaning of the season. It's just that there are periods of time which present the best chance to catch people as they get some time off and want some entertainment.

On an only slightly related tangent, those seasons tend to be different in Japan; Disney movies, for example, always come out in Summer in the U.S., but they wait until New Year's in Japan (nothing to do with subtitling or anything like that--it's purely a marketing decision). Interesting how different cultures have hankerings to see certain kinds of movies at different times of the year.

ojeano said...

This one's right up there with the "half blurry" (my alltime fave).