Wednesday, March 23, 2016

THE HEIGHT OF MUGGSY BOGUES, COMPLEXION OF A HOCKEY PUCK:  People's Instinctive Travels, Low End Theory, and Midnight Marauders all occupied large parts of my brain for years upon years upon years, so it is with great sadness that I report that A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor) has died at 45 from diabetes-related complications.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

FREE THE SLOTHS:  With Zootopia (deservedly) crossing the $200M domestic mark this weekend, and likely to head well north of that, one would guess that Disney is trying to come up with ways to extend the brand.  Two I'll offer (and offer up your own in the comments):
  • Zootopia P.D.--Animated sitcom on ABC, following a group of new recruits at the P.D., in the vein of Barney Miller or Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  Doesn't need to regularly feature any of the larger names from the movie, but could readily feature supporting characters and occasional cameos from Bateman and/or Goodwin.
  • It's an easy addition to Animal Kingdom--I'm sure a meet and greet with Judy and Nick will be up by summer, but how about a dark ride akin to Toy Story Mania, where you accompany Judy and Nick and help them catch a bad guy?  It would help a family-ride-light park, though there's not a clean place in the park to put it.