Horizons: Filming a Monkey Island Movie (5)

September 18th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Tales of Monkey Island is next.

Forget the actors, forget the music… the sets will kill you. I mean, think about it: the insides of a manatee? Underwater? (even if you did have underwater in LeChuck’s Revenge, this is an entire sequence!)… not to mention the Land of the Dead!

Even big Hollywood Production Companies would have a difficult time figuring this out. Oh and Portals through different places? Poor, poor you. You’ll grow bald trying to figure out how to film all these.

Besides having a great story, Tales of Monkey Island provided awesome images/scenery. You could go all GreenScreen on it but that’s still a lot of work.

You also have to bring new actors, even architects to build sets such as DeSinge’s home or the Courthouse! Let’s face it… even if the previous Monkey Island movies would’ve been successful, there’s no way you can turn Tales of Monkey Island into an accurate live-action representation of the game.

Seeing your villain/actor play human LeChuck could be entertaining (and easier without all that make-up on) but I’m curious to see how are you planning on shooting the entire Escape-from-Manatee scene. So what can we do, you ask?

Well, it wouldn’t be nice to end this mini-series for Horizons without giving you, at least, a direction in which to go and explore new possibilities. Therefore, I recommend going Disney on it, transforming everything into one big cartoon, starting from Monkey Island 1 to Tales of Monkey Island. CGI or FlashMovie, it doesn’t matter… it will  be the only way you can do this without selling your soul to the devil.

Also, you can have the original actors reprise their roles or simply take the lines from the games themselves. I know it’s not the first time I suggested this, but if you have a better idea or even arguments, please share! I’m curious to see what you’re thinking about!

As for the Monkey Island Movie(s), you can read the updated wiki page and see what THEY were thinking about in the first place!

Thanks for reading!

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Weekly Wiki: James Arnold Taylor

September 13th, 2011 by | No comments

James Arnold Taylor is a well-known voice actor who has voiced characters such as Fred Flintstone and Obi-Wan Kenobi. In Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge he provides the voices of Largo LaGrande, Mad Marty, the Fisherman and the Spitmaster.

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Polly: Do you like the graphics of MI1 SE?

August 22nd, 2011 by | 8 comments

A lot of people like the graphics of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, but there are also those who prefer the original graphics, due to nostalgic reasons or purely because they dislike the new art style. Which side are you on?

Polly: Do you like the graphics of MI1 SE?

  • Yes, they are fantastic. (68%, 51 Votes)
  • No, I prefer the original for nostalgic reasons. (17%, 13 Votes)
  • No, they are horrible and therefore I play with the original. (15%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Something of the Thread: Something to watch

July 17th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

In today’s ‘SotT’, HaydenWCE points us to a cool video that has Tim Schafer pitching his new game to Cookie Monster (which you may have already seen, but it’s still hilarious). You can also watch a work-in-progress video on the current state of TheGreatBooster‘s Monkey Island radio drama. And finally, the repackaged special editions of the first two Monkey Island games are something to watch out for. Are you looking forward to this enticing package like the Man of Low Moral Fibre is?

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You fight like a dairy farmer! – Bonus Commentary With Ron, Tim and Dave!

July 15th, 2011 by | 4 comments

Look what we found on youtube! It’s a nice bonus session of the commentary from Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. If you ever wondered where did the insult above come from, check out

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I wish we could hear their thoughts on the rest of the Monkey Island games… don’t you?

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Polly: Which game should get a special edition?

May 30th, 2011 by | 6 comments

LucasArts successfully released a special edition of MI1 and MI2, but which of their adventure games (other than MI3 and MI4) would you like to see get a special edition next? The is the longest list of options we ever had for a poll as it lists all their adventure games in order of their release.

If you have a good (or bad) idea for a Polly, then leave a comment about it.
We may use your idea! 🙂

Polly: Which game should get a special edition?

  • Labyrinth (1986) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Maniac Mansion (1987) (9%, 9 Votes)
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1988) (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Loom (1990) (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992) (15%, 15 Votes)
  • Day of the Tentacle (1993) (21%, 21 Votes)
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993) (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Full Throttle (1995) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • The Dig (1995) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Grim Fandango (1998) (26%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 101

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