Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Do you like superhero fantasy? Do you like musicals? Then check out Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's a 3-part musical superhero spoof (each part is about 13 minutes long) starring Neil Patrick Harris and written/directed by Joss Whedon (the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, co-writer of Toy Story, as well as several comic book stints).

It's free to watch, but will only be online until midnight, Sunday July 20th.


Anonymous said...

Whedon funded the project himself (in the "low six figures" according to NPR), and enjoyed the independence of acting as his own studio. “Freedom is glorious,” he comments. “And the fact is, I’ve had very good relationships with studios, and I’ve worked with a lot of smart executives. But there is a difference when you can just go ahead and do something.” As a web show, there were fewer constraints imposed on the project, and Whedon had the “freedom to just let the dictates of the story say how long it’s gonna be. We didn’t have to cram everything in—there is a lot in there—but we put in the amount of story that we wanted to and let the time work around that. We aimed for thirty minutes, we came out at forty two, and that’s not a problem.” Some of the music was influenced by Sondheim, among others.

A Captain Hammer (Nemesis of Dr. Horrible) online comic tie-in was also made available. It will be printed later this year in a Dark Horse Presents graphic novel