The inspiration for this design came about because I always thought Pops's head looks like the moon; he always acts and appears as though he is from a different era. Then it brought to mind the old short film, one of the first ever produced, A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune). This is paying homage to the most famous scene in which an actor, dressed as the moon, has a rocket carrying philosophers crashes into his eye. I thought it was appropriate referencing the space theme that occurs in so many episodes, and as a way to date pops. It also serves as an example of how far we have come in film and television.
Tags: cute, tv-shows, tv, cartoon-network, pop-culture
Based upon the famous 1902 French silent film (Voyage dans la lune), directed by Georges Méliès. Martin Scorsese recently told his story in the movie HUGO. The moment in which the spaceship lands in the Moon's eye remains one of the most iconic images in the history of cinema.
Tags: movie, a-trip-to-the-moon, voyage-dans-la-lune, scifi, movie-parody