17th Apr2012

NOMonster – Unicorn Kibble

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This week’s NOMonster recipe is for all you unicorn owners, breeders, and seekers. This fun and easy recipe is for Unicorn Kibble, to lure and keep your magical creature happy, sweet, and in non-attack mode. It also includes the sacrificial butchering of any leftover Peeps, from Easter, who were previously not content with being consumed.

These treats usually pull the best magic when left out in a green-filled nature area, close to midnight, on a full moon. And you have to believe. *Results are not guaranteed*


Ingredients:

    3 tablespoons butter

    35 marshmallow chick Peeps (if none available, convert count to equal 1 ½ bunnies per 1 chick)

    6 cups Fruity Pebbles

    Wilton’s Sparkle Gel (optional)

    Buttered Spatula

    Preferred Cooling Platform (Greased baking sheet, muffin/mini muffin molds, etc)

Directions:

  • Cut Peeps into small pieces to make the melting process easier, and to minimize the Peep movement for color cross contamination.
  • Turn on stovetop to a medium-low, more towards the lower side. Add the butter to a pot and melt completely.
  • Add the sacrificial Peeps bits, keeping the colors separate. DO NOT STIR OR MIX.
  • If you are not sure if the Peeps are melting, as they can generally keep their form due to the sugar coating, use a buttered spatula to gently prod the Peeps. A well melted Peep will give way easily. The non-melted Peeps will still hold their normal strengthened marshmallow form.
  • Once the Peeps appear to have all melted, remove from heat.
  • Add in the 6 cups of Fruity Pebbles, and stir to combine.
  • Once combined, move to the Preferred Cooling Platform until set.
  • If applicable: Use a brush to apply the Glitter Gel



***Making these long after your Peeps are gone? This recipe works fine and dandy with regular marshmallows. Just substitute the Peeps with 1 (10 oz.) package marshmallows.***




And as always with nature, what goes in, must come out. Digested magic in Unicorn Poop! Make it at home!

Fun Unicorn Facts

Robot Unicorn Attack (Game) from Adult Swim




Charlie The Unicorn

20th Feb2012

Frankenweenie – Back From The Dead

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MARCH 1 UPDATE: The Teaser Trailer has been released! View it at the bottom of the post!


This is the story of Frankenweenie… well, technically, the re-telling of Frankenweenie.


“Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.”


Before Tim Burton started in on his latest stop motion production of “Frankenweenie”, there was a previous “Frankenweenie”. Granted, the original was also done by Burton and holds the same base story, but it was

Frankenweenie - 1984

a 29 minute, black and white, live-action short that was produced by Disney. Mind you, it certainly felt much longer, especially in 1980s. The cast was decent, sporting Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, and Sophia Coppola, amongst a handful of others.

Not surprisingly, Disney felt that the original short was too frightening for the family themed company, and Burton was fired for wasting their money and resources on projects that they felt weren’t appropriate. As in proper corporate style, once Burton shot to fame, Disney released the short on VHS, albeit a censored version, and ran it for awhile on the Disney Channel. Eventually, it drifted off into the nothingness of forgotten Disney programming.


…But that’s all water under the gravestone, as we know Burton and Disney have had a very successful animation history together ever since “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.


Coming around 28 years later, Burton is recreating the original piece into a full length feature in his brilliant signature style. Keeping true to the original, it’s going to be in black and white, in the expected gothic undertones, but will also bring in the heartening aspects about a boy and his (reassembled & reincarnated) dog.

The cast is definitely not shy on talent, either. The script reunites Tim

Frankenweenie - 2012

Burton with Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara, and brings in Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, and Conchata Ferrell.

Set for release on October 5, 2012.


Be sure to check out the “Frankenweenie” Facebook page HERE! to get up to date info, links to other articles, behind the scenes pictures, and other fun tid-bits.

EW’s “First Look”

Shock Till You Drop’s Set Visit