If you’re over the age of 12, you probably wondered why the hell Pixar ever made Cars 2. And then when you heard about Planes, you probably wondered who in the world would go see a Pixar-less Disney movie that sounds like the direct to DVD cousin of Cars. Merchandising is not an excuse for crap! The formula is simple, really: any vehicle-related movie made by Disney or Pixar is a must not watch.
Funny or Die pokes fun of Disney’s Jay Leno-like vehicle obsession by showing just how many vehicle-related movies they have in the pipeline.
I could have been convinced with a World War II animation movie built around Tanks if Cars had never happened. The rest of this week’s comedy videos, including extreme budgeting for drinking and Neil Hamburger can be found over on Splitsider.
- Now that he’s leaving Community midway through the season, Donald Glover’s next project is writing, producing, and starring in a new comedy about musicians for FX.
- Paul Reubens says he has a director, funding, and finished script for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and expects to shoot in 2014.
- Daft Punk canceled on Stephen Colbert, but he made a great “Get Lucky” music video without them.
- Speaking of music videos, Mumford & Sons’ latest features Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte playing them, complete with beards and banjos.
- We interviewed Borat and Bruno co-writer Dan Mazer, Breaking Bad‘s Matt Jones, rising stand-up Ron Funches, Fridays writer/director Tom Kramer, and filmmaker David Gordon Green.
- Josh Gad will star as Sam Kinison in the upcoming biopic about the late comedian.
- Fridays, the early ’80s competitor to SNL starring Michael Richards and Larry David, is finally out on DVD in the form of a best-of.
- We defended Robin Williams, recommended Australian series Please Like Me, passed on the pilot for Diner, and discovered Mary Tyler Moore’s failed variety show, Mary, featuring a young David Letterman and Michael Keaton.
- Old audition footage from The Office was unearthed, featuring Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, and more. -Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords is writing a fairy tale comedy musical he’s compared to Labyrinth.
- We recommended the week’s best podcasts, the week’s best Vine videos, and this old footage of a bunch of famous actors auditioning for roles on The Office.
- Scott Aukerman is launching a Comedy Bang Bang tour and taking The Birthday Boys and Paul F. Tompkins with him.
- Billy on the Street‘s Billy Eichner will play Donna Meagle’s doppleganger on the new season of Parks and Rec.
- The trailer for Bill Murray’s next movie, a George Clooney WWII drama called The Monuments Men, dropped.