Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 Annual Recap Post



2019 YETI YEAR IN REVIEW


This year saw THREE computer animated kids movies with yetis.... And as I write this, the number one kids movie stars a yeti.


Smallfoot, the first of the three was highlighted in last year's post

Kinda crazy.




MOVIES

Yetis had a cameo in the underappreciated Missing Link:







 

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But the BIGGEST YETI NEWS OF THE YEAR was Abominable! 




It only came out a couple of weeks ago and I'm already seeing a resurgence in yetis in the zeitgeist.



ATHLETICS:
Destination: Andorra!
The Brut, new mascot for Morabanc Andorra





THEME PARKS

60th anniversary of the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland - and Haaaaroooolllldddd!!









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Meanwhile at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL: newest addition to their 2019 Halloween Horror Nights, and it's called Yeti Terror of the Yukon.

The story will take place in a remote cabin in the frigid Canadian Yukon. Visitors who are brave enough will venture into the torn-apart logging camp and follow a trail of blood into a labyrinth of caves in Yeti territory.


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And at Evermore Park in Utah:








GAMES

Cuphead DLC has two kinds of yetis!



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Monster Jam Steel Titans:

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Aardman studios animated the yeti for Candy Crush!






PUPPETS

 
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PLUSH

HOLY COW! They made an official World of Warcraft plush. I wished for this long ago. Thanks, Santa!


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Comic: NorthStars Vol. 1: Welcome to Snowville and Vol 2: Yeti Wedding features a Yeti Princess character named Frostina, who's friends with Santa Claus' daughter.


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Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures (The Amelia Fang Series)





TOYS


Chomp the Yeti by Abominable Toys takes top prize!

Yeti Pool Party!


Dancing robot toy

Barista Mr. Yeti
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Yeti Kush




APPAREL

Hallmark had a Christmas-themed baby line featuring Yancy the Yeti on blankets, loveys, teether rattles, and shirts.






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Tshirt design




TELEVISION


Season 3, Episode 3, "The Abysmal Altercation of the Abominable Altitooth" of The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix premiered on July 19, 2019


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The Netflix kids cartoon, Super Monsters, Season 2, episode 10 (premiered October 5 ,2018), "Misadventures in Monster Sitting" has a mommy and baby yeti in it:





ENDORSEMENTS







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HomeServe - Yeti (60s Commercial) from Zoe Katz on Vimeo.






 
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Baskin Robbins in Australia



 
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Broken Compass Brewery's mascot :








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Mascot named Wilder to sell the outdoors:

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THE HEROES OF OCTOBER 31, 2018































ART:

This is my favorite one, a Literal New Yorker caption:

"Look, there's a yeti."


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Cole Marchetti
Jack Robertson
Satoshi Matsuura

Steve May

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World War Yeti show @mothershipartgallery opened January 26, 2019. Looked awesome!! Here's just a sampling:

  







OOPS I MISSED THIS:


December 18, 1982

Snow Job Too Small is the second part of the thirteenth and final episode of The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Puppy Hour



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July 7, 2018:

Summer Camp Island Yeticorns!
Saxophone Come Home is the 4th episode of Season 1 of Summer Camp Island



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October 8, 1987


The Real Ghostbusters



Quotes from here:

"One of my favourite episodes of The Real Ghostbusters is "Cold cash and hot water" and not just for Peter's dad or the great animation but also because Hob Anagarak was such a wonderfully designed monster.

This is a painted model sheet from the intro of "Slimer and The Real Ghostbusters" and even though his colour scheme and overall size are completely different...it's still ubdeniably Hob Anagarak!

Interestingly the character name on the sheet isn't Hob but "Abominable Snowman" which may well be a direct nod to Cold Cash and hot water and the legend of the Hob."


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NEWSFLASH!
Ed Wood wrote a novel called Side-Show Siren that featured the Abominable Snowman.

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A TV show called Minivers had a yeti costumed character:






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Halyx was a fake Star Wars rock band in the early 1980s for Disneyland. There was a white wookiee alien band member.






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One of my kids' favorite songs is Pancake Robot by Parry Gripp. I was pleased to see it features a random yeti cameo in the video:













O WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 



SFX company Rhythm & Hues was apparently working on a 2011-2012 movie with yetis




YETI CRAB:



Blog-favorite Lily Simonson had an exhibit at the Harvard Museum! Congrats, Lily!





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Meanwhile, other artists are inspired by that most glorious of muses...







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And in a theme park ride!!!









Wow, what a year! See you next time!



1 comment:

Jeff said...

Thanks for keeping the light on, Henry!