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Thursday, April 26, 2007

THROWBACK THURSDAY 28










This is my Live action candidate for a hollywood movie of this classic toon. I'm sure Emmanuel Lewis was a point of reference for the design of the original Rubik character. If not, they must've been seperated at birth. LOL



Below are some warm up sketches I did last night. A couple of my friend's comic characters in hip hop poses. Real quick and loose.

7 comments:

Artytoons said...

"Rubik the Amazing Cube" aired on ABC from 1983 to 1984. The pop group Menudo performed the theme song. Produced by Ruby-Spears.

Rubik the cube was voiced by Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack (the guy who raised his hand and shout "Ooh! Ooh!" whenever Mr. Kotter the teacher asked a question to the class) on "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the voice of Squealy the Army Sergeant pig on the animated "Laverne and Shirley" series.

The show was innovative enough to feature minority characters with the Hispanic kids as the owners of the magic cube. Familiar voice actor Michael Bell was the voice of the older brother Reynaldo.

Artytoons said...

The show's premise (enough for 13 half hour episodes for its only season on the air):

When Rubik's colored squares are aligned, Rubik's face appears and he gets magical powers such as levitating people in the air so they can fly or slowing down people when they fall.

When Rubik's colored squares get all mixed up, he reverts to being an ordinary toy with no powers. The Rodriguez kids were very good in twisting and aligning the cube's colors to use Rubik's magic to get out of trouble in the nick of time.

Tony Fisher said...

Ruby-Spears and Dik came out with some of the craziest, weirdest, most off the wall awesome charaters ever!

...though now when I look back, they didn't have much imagination when it came to character design. Almost all the normal human characters always seemed to look the same.

When I was growing up, my dream was to work for Ruby-Spears or Dik. I loved their stuff so much and still do.

Paul M. said...

UK comedy group The Barron Knights recorded a tribute song of sorts in 1982 or thereabouts to Prof. Rubik's habit forming brainchild. No luck tracking the actual song down online, so far but you can read the lyrics here.

Sam Chou said...

Ahhhh...Here's your Blog!
Some serious stuff you have going on here! Nice hip hop poses too!

Chris Battle said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T.

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