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Watch this Groovy (Fan-Made) Walking Dead TV Opener

I can't believe it's not official!

 Kanemoto was inspired to make the opener because of this poster.

If I was on a game show, right now, facing the challenge of determining whether this WALKING DEAD TV show opener was real or fake, I’d most certainly lose the Foreman grill and all-expenses-paid trip to Club Med -- because I’d definitely answer wrong! See, most times a “fan-made” video pops up online, it’s either a fake trailer cobbled together from a lot of obvious stock footage or it’s an original with easy-to-spot low production values. But this… this looks legit, and that’s because it’s by a legit animator, Daniel M. Kanemoto, who’s done some groovy animated spots for clients like Nickelodeon, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel. He’s even done opening credits for another comics-related projects, HULK-writer Greg Pak’s indy movie ROBOT STORIES. Go on -- check out the website for his studio, Ex Mortis, and see the cool cartoons he’s made.

Anyway, enough preamble… check out this hypothetical opener for the WALKING DEAD that animates Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s art to the groove of the Eels’ “Fresh Blood.”  == TEASER ==

  

A stylin’ piece of music, motion, magic and the macabre, no?

You know, we all can get so deep into the internet's overwhelming media sphere that it’s easy to lose sight of how significantly so many things of changes.  For fans films, in particular, I remember it being such a novelty to get the chance to watch Kevin Rubio’s COPS-themed STAR WARS parody TROOPS in heavily-compressed video on a fan site. I’d heard about the movie for a few years prior to that, of course, because it was featured in some fan magazines but, without access to conventions, I really had no means to watch. Now, all you've got to do is push a button and wait a minute to watch some amazingly well-produced fan films like GRAYSON and BATMAN: DEAD END.  I can only imagine how much stuff came out back then that I never got to see on account of the contemporary tech. 

Actually, just for the hell of it, why don’t you check out this high-end adaptation of the LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL? It's a student film that was made at the American Film Institue and it's got to be one of the most morbidly-funny comics-based movies I've ever seen.

  

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27 Comments
Posted by SuperGamera

wow
Posted by Fantasgasmic

I will be seriously disappointed if the actual opening is not as awesome as that one with the eels song was.

Posted by webhe4d

really good! I expect the opening to be a bit eerie and dark, but this was a really awesome opening

Edited by Emerald Dragonfly

"Walking Dead" is a rip-off from "Y: The Last Man" because of the same situations and intrigues. And both are rare crap.  
So I hope that at least Darabont can make a good story out of this (without everyone having affairs with each other and the same stupid crappy content)... And this opener might go well on TV though.

Posted by GT-Man

Nice!

Posted by danhimself
@Emerald Dragonfly said:
" "Walking Dead" is a rip-off from "Y: The Last Man" vecause of the same situations and intrigues. And both are rare crap.  So I hope that at least Darabont can make a good story out of this (without everyone having affairs with each other and the same stupid crappy content)... And this opener might to well. "
how could you possibly think that Walking Dead is a rip off of Y: The Last Man?  Other than there being a plague (that is completely different) there is not one similar situation in the entire run of either series
Posted by Emerald Dragonfly
@danhimself: Oh really? No similar situations? The same intrigue level of "who'll have a sex to whom?", same revelations of characters ("I'm lesbian", "I'm pervert" and etc.) and even though main theme of both comics are about plagues, it always comes up with something sexual-connected at the fore. And that's what I don't like. Because if there is something sexual-connected in a comicbook about frickin' plague than the writer is a sad mediocrity who can't keep his auditory with cool situations and plot, replacing them with sexual content. And you know what is the worst? The worst is that people swallow the bait.
Posted by Sergotron

I am kind of bummed now that this isn't the series opening. It is just so good.

Posted by danhimself
@Emerald Dragonfly said:
" @danhimself: Oh really? No similar situations? The same intrigue level of "who'll have a sex to whom?", same revelations of characters ("I'm lesbian", "I'm pervert" and etc.) and even though main theme of both comics are about plagues, it always comes up with something sexual-connected at the fore. And that's what I don't like. Because if there is something sexual-connected in a comicbook about frickin' plague than the writer is a sad mediocrity who can't keep his auditory with cool situations and plot, replacing them with sexual content. And you know what is the worst? The worst is that people swallow the bait. "
comparing the two because of some sexual relationships in the books is like saying that Spider-man is a rip off Superman because they're both superheroes....at it's core The Walking Dead is about the survivors and how they deal with the changes and threats of the world around them....Y: The Last Man is about a guy searching for his girlfriend under extreme circumstances....the 2 books really have no similarities what so ever....no offense but it sounds like you've only read the solicitations for Walking Dead and drew your opinions from that
Posted by Duo_forbidden

Wow, I don't even read this comic, but after seeing that fan made opener, Walking Dead tv series piped my curiosity.

Posted by Bruce Vain

I would be thrilled to see that as the opening for The Walking Dead . I love the Eels & that song so therefore I would love that to be the theme for the show. 
 
And for the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special film - at my first horror con where I met Roddy Piper. Andrew Brynarski was at that show too and because he played Lobo in this and was trying to get a Lobo film made. I brought my Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special comic book that I went to my storage to get the comic so he could sign it. :D 
 
If you don't remember Andrew he was Chip Shreck in Batman Returns and his most infamous role as Lattimer in the Program .
 
DING MOTHER F$#KING DONG !!! 
  

  

Edited by xscarletkittie

That opening for Walking Dead was awesome. If only it were the official one.

Posted by Emerald Dragonfly
@danhimself: Can't agree. Both plagues, both stupid sexual intrigues on a fore, both with the same situations (like "Hey! I found a place to stay!" but in the next issue comes some pervert old man/crazy lady with half a breast with his/her band and making crap).
Posted by Theodore

LOBO!

Posted by BuddyBulson
@Emerald Dragonfly:  sex sells, and both comics are great. i could fight you one whey they are both VERY different but i wont. you can have your thoughts and ill have mine.
Posted by ReverseNegative

That's awesome.

Posted by Bushiken

Awesome, but the actual one probably will be with actors not animated.

Posted by skaarason

i seen the twd opener on attack of the show last night !!!!

Posted by AVANTxGARDE

Dude, thats so epic! That would make me wanna watch it, hopfully the show is good.
Posted by danhimself
@Emerald Dragonfly:  I honestly don't see any stupid sexual situations in either book...there was one big over lying relationship theme in Y: The Last Man with him, his girlfriend and in the end Agent 355...that's it....the only sexual situation of the Walking Dead was Carol going nuts and thinking that it was a good idea for her, Rick and Lori to be a "couple" other than that yeah there have been some people hooking up but that's understandable in their situation...the world as they know it has come to an end...it's understandable that in the face of that some of them don't want to spend what could be their last moments alive alone...it's just one way that the human psyche works in those kinds of situations...as for the gangs of bad people and the occasional perv...that's understandable to....think of how many people there are out there now that want to do bad things but are held back by rules and government...now there are no rules and there is no government...all of those sick people are free to do whatever they want and with the trauma that people are facing some of them are going to follow the people that they view as strong and follow them as they do things that are wrong believing that they're doing it survive....it's an end of the world situation book to believe that everyone would be out there trying to help other people is just plain naive
Edited by strangeling
@Emerald Dragonfly said:
" @danhimself: Can't agree. Both plagues, both stupid sexual intrigues on a fore, both with the same situations (like "Hey! I found a place to stay!" but in the next issue comes some pervert old man/crazy lady with half a breast with his/her band and making crap). "

And what's with all those romantic comedy movies, where they're all kind of funny and the characters always fall in love at the end?  And all those action movies, what with all their big 'splosions and guns? And the comics where the bad guys are always defeated by the good guys in the end?  And all the women are portrayed physically perfect, but are vacant in the head, or have some kind of tragic thing that happened in their past.  And if we always talk in general enough terms, everything is similar, but if we instead talk about the details that differentiate things are so much better.
Posted by ComicCrazy

That was a really great opening too bad it's not actually going to be like that.

Posted by Illyana Rasputin

That was a remarkable fan trailer. I am impressed, and jealous!
Posted by defaultdefaultdefault

it must be a rip-off of something with zombies in it or another.
i mean look at the similarities. theres zombies in it. and like 
dark themes. i'll not stand for it. i'm going to sit in this corner
and bitch until someone brings me some Junior Mints to pay
due for the atrocity committed here today.
 
oh and i'll be taping this series. wish i could see tube videos
so i could get in this fun.

Edited by ViciousCesar!
I am Excite. 
  
<---- can you tell? 
Posted by ComicMan24

It was very good.

Posted by iloverobots

This looks so good! Someone hire whoever made this!