Mad Monster Party -- LIVE!According to Animation Magazine, Warner Brothers has optioned the rights to one of my favorite Rankin-Bass animated features, Mad Monster Party.
Mad Monster Party was a Halloween-themed stop-motion animation from the masters who brought you all of those great
Christmas specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
With a heavy influency from MAD magazine -- it was co-written by Harvey Kurtzman and the characters were designed by Jack Davis -- it's a real treat. And with voices by Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller, it's absolutely irresistible.
In a notable change from the Victorian-era women in the Christmas specials, the female lead, Francesca, is a curvy, buxom, husky-voiced sexy red-head with a mind just as sinister as the ghastliest of the monsters.
I am officially champing at the bit.