Friday, July 25, 2014

Not Yeti Friday - The Wampus

From French comics:  

"When the Earth comes into the view of an alien intelligence known only as The Great Mind, it dispatches a shape shifting monster to Earth called the Wampus with the goal of creating chaos and destruction on Earth bring it’s governments into disarray to make conquest easier."

Internet, I would like to see a Wampus action figure. In your own time. Thanks.

Film: Caveman (1981)

Caveman (1981) has an all-star cast: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long...

and yeti...


You can watch the clip here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Harryhausen Yeti (that was not to be)

Ray Harryhausen is my idol.

Can you believe he was actually planning on doing a stop-motion Abominable Snowman for his film Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)?

Oh wow. That would have been something. And check it out, he was going to be wielding a human being as a club.  Human-as-weapon.  That Harryhausen was a pioneer.

Alas, it was not meant to be.  He ended up going with a giant walrus instead:

Hey, I get it.  Ten minutes later in the movie, the heroes meet Trog, a big one-horned neanderthal (Not Yeti Friday post about Trog forthcoming).  A yeti would have been way too close to that.  Giant walrus, though, is different enough.  Also, you can't beat a giant walrus in any context.  Even if it isn't Harryhausen's best work.  The thing is hardly menacing.  I suspect it meant Sinbad and his friends no harm but they viciously attack and kill it anyway.

Messing Yeti

Watch the stop-motion animation, Of Newts and Yetis, by Kat Messing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Juan/Valente Yeti

Ana Juan illustration of a Moon Yeti from the YA novel by The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

Mystery Solved: Capitol One Yetis

Back in 2006, I posted about the yetis below.  But I didn't know where they were from.

Turns out they're from a 2002 Capital One commercial.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014