NON-HOMOGENIZED PRODUCTIONS PRESS RELEASE - 10/97 ================================================= -To see "Dig Up Her Bones" again: E-mail address that may be of interest to fiends: MTVs Top 10 countdown is allegedly determined strictly by viewer requests. The e-mail address is MTVTOP10@AOL.com. -The cartoon: The Misfits animated series is a project that is in development with Non-Homogenized Productions Ltd. John, who is also an animator, took an interest in Doug Evil's caricatures, and taught Doug the basics of animation. This technique enabled him to create artwork that could be utilized in a simple, yet effective loopable sequence. John conveyed the type of scenes and action he would like to take place in the animation to Doug, who in turn would create the drawings. After Doug completed the artwork, John decided how to make the most action out of the few drawings created for each simple scene or sequence. After shooting and animating the art, John had live action backgrounds such as clouds, smoke etc. composited into the animated footage. The live action footage was tinted in colors that John felt would add to the surrealistic feel of the piece. John has a treatment which develops the personality of the series and characters such as the pumpkins John has adapted to Punkins'(for obvious reasons). John assures that the series is not kiddie oriented and not for Saturday morning. He is a big fan of sick & twisted cartoons like "Lupo the Butcher" and intends to keep it in that vein. He has titled the series "MISFITS RE-ANIMATED". It will of course be VERY driven by the music of the MISFITS. The trailer is merely the breaking ground for the series and is in no way a completely developed representation of what the series itself will have to offer. The soundtrack for the trailer is an early instrumental version of "Mars Attacks". This version was recorded in May of 1996 after the Misfits European tour. Currently unreleased, it is possible this version of the track may surface on a future release from the Misfits. A sneak preview of the series trailer was recently aired on MTV's 120 minutes. -The Bride of Frankenstein Intro Version: The Bride of Frankenstein intro to the Bones video was not aired on MTV as Geffen records is not interested in soliciting the video with the intro. Only Non-Homogenized Prod. Ltd. and the Misfits have been distributing the intro version. Although, Non-Homogenzied did supply the intro version to MTV we are unfortunately vetoed by any Geffen corporate decisions. If you have a copy of the Intro version its rare. -Bones video: different version or mix of the song? - We had a couple of people asking about this: (to tell you the truth we are very impressed by those who noticed!) It isnt a different version or mix, its remastered. When John received a DAT(Digital Audio Tape) of the song Bones he noticed that the overall levels were blown out and distorted. He figured it must have been a hot or bad dub to DAT so he explained this to Geffen and requested another DAT. After one of the engineers at Geffen looked into it for him, he discovered that the CD itself was mastered hot,(meaning the overall levels were mastered too high creating distortion on the track and blurring out some of the subtleties in the song. By the time the recording goes down to CD its not as noticeable, but a DAT on a set of professional grade speakers all is revealed. So we had the track remastered to DAT from the recording studios master. When you watch the video the difference you notice is hearing the track at its most pristine, even more so than the CD.