At 5/18/01 11:31 AM, TomFulp wrote:
Here's the really crazy news... Zeebarf has been whipping up some new looks for Pico. Think of the original Pico as the original Mickey Mouse, with the new one being much better. The big question is IF Pico should change. He is pretty cool in his current form, but I feel like I can't do a lot with him animation-wise. I will have some sample pictures up soon and we can do a vote. What does everyone think of the idea of an updated Pico?
Mickey was updated and revised little by little over dozens of films. Still, he is easily recognizable from his first picture to his last. While I don't expect seventy years of transition for Pico, I would prefer that the change be subtle, something that made Pico more 21st Century, but not something that made him a different boy entirely.
Like Poopmuffin said, if we suddenly see a new 3D-rendered, 15-year-old, 5-foot-10 Pico, I'm gonna be ticked. Pico's charm lies in his childishness, combined with his drug use and his bloodlust and his equally fukked-up friends. If you want a totally different character, then invent a brother for Pico, or a shellshocked Vietnam Vet-turned-teacher, or something like that. Or, of course, you could do sort of a comic-book thing and have a special Pico movie where he's bionic, and one where he's riased from the dead, and so forth, or have different NG animators take a swing at redefining Pico. But please don't go giving Pico an overnight makeover and changing him into something that we wouldn't recognize. Of course, having been around Newgrounds for as long as I have, I'm sure I'm just telling you something you already know.
Okay, I've said my three thousand words, I'll go now.