Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Exciting Film Festival Entries




I got some fab birthday cards from my pals. Thanks! I love them all. Check out this one from Tula! She and I have a double date (momma - semi private tutoring) at the end of May. I wonder if I should bring flowers and bon bons...





Sunday, May 9th, is the last day to get your entries in for Norwood's Most Excellent PawDance Film Festival. Read the rules by clicking here.



I wasn't going to show you, but I can't wait.

Apologies to my low speed internet pals. Sigh.

First, an exciting action packed chase movie for the action adventure category. The link is here.

And next a quite moving entry in the romance category. Warning! Get your hankies out because it is a total tear jerker. The link is here.

Then there is the question of the Mango Tango.

Now momma and I experienced some serious artistic differences regarding appropriate choreography from the beginning. I found her choices far too sedate for an athletic guy such as myself, but I finally capitulated and we were working together quite well.

Then, on the day of our recording session, she suddenly pulled these dumb costumes out!





Are you kidding me? I did NOT agree to dress like a fool for my big dancing with the stars debut.




Here I am considering whether to even dance at all whilst momma continues her whirling about and doing her tippy tappy.





During a merciful pause in the music we both contemplated our next move.





Momma is no match for the Mango! When she asked for a sit in the middle of my amazing dancing I just said NO and executed a most marvelous and definitely in the dance move book leap through the air. Now THAT's entertainment.





And THIS is what I think about you using stern voice on me and trying to get me to do a stupid slow motion tango in a ridiculous outfit (I would have preferred a nekked tango myself, but of course momma was not up for that).






It looks like she is hugging me here, but don't be fooled. She was trying to choke me to death I swear! And what's up with the Bob Fosse feet?




To make matters worse, Master offered to be my cinematographer so as to capture my dancing prowess more effectively. Little did I know that he went to the Blair Witch Project school of movie making.

So without further ado, you can watch the result of our reluctant collaboration here.

Hey! What's up with momma having her iPod stuck in her ears? No doubt listening to her stupid Abba music. Hello? The seventies were about five hundred years ago you old hen.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

52 comments:

Martha and Bailey said...

Mango, we just watched the video - very impressive!
We really were not at all sure about the outfit - more Phantom of the Opera!
Good luck in the competition.
Great birthday card!
Have a great weekend.
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Lola said...

Mango, you're a whole film festival just by yourself - along with help from castmembers Dexter and Mom. We laughed, we cried. They were way, way better than Cats.

wags, Lola

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Mango
Wow you are a film star! Hollywood beckons! I am so awestruck by your talents that I have decided not to take issue with you for leaving a comment on my blog saying I have a 'funny little voice'....
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

tula said...

boy the movie set at the estate has been furry biddy! must have been a closed set cuz after those luv calls you'd think ubers of female fans would be pawing outside the gates!

hope you didn't have to work on your birfday.. just sayin.
tula

Petey said...

Mango, Clearly your skills have exploded since our first project, Beagadoon. I feel it will be your American Graffiti to this, your Star Wars Trilogy (the first one, not the second.). However, I think you might consider renaming the dance extravaganza "The Turkey Trot" as clearly you devoured the equivalent of a 20-lb Butterball during filming. As an investor, I frown on the Craft Services budget being 10x higher than projected. No wonder you had to skimp on wardrobe and talent behind the lens.

All in all, a fantastic trilogy, leading to a satisfying conclusion--you got the girl in the end! (Sometimes literally.)

Your pal and one-time collaborator (as opposed to co-Labrador, Dexter),

Petey

Mack said...

That is a VERY sexy birthday card!
I think you and your mom are great dancers!

Noah the Airedale said...

Dont worry Mango mate, we're coming to visit you!!!! That video sure was a tear jerker.
We'll be calling you twinkletoes when we see ya though.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Gus said...

Mango Man and Momma...you are our inspiration. Our inspiration to keep muzzer away from doggie dancing.

She would so lose control and roll about laughing in the grass if anything that funny happened. So we are protecting her.

Congratulations to you and your crew for a wonderful fillum.

gussie

Heather and Ellie said...

Very impressive dance moves!
Wish I could see the videos, but sadly not enough bandwidth....maybe next time I'm at the library.
I'm sure it's fantastic!

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Great video Mango but we gots awful internet speed. Wish we could have seen them better. Where was PeeWee durig your dance routine?

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

mayziegal said...

Oh, Mango...what a most heart breaking song you sang there. It kinda made me all week in the knees. And I was just Most Breathless wondering whether you were gonna get the toy from PeeWee and then you did! And my mom wants to know if you're going to enter the Mango Tango in the comedy category cuz she says it's "pure comedy gold!" I don't know what she's talking about. I thought it was Most Moving. You are very much light on your feet for a dog so Relentlessly Huge.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Wild Dingo said...

Oh Mango! Your tango is to die for! my favorite is your improvisation leaps at the end. they were perfectly timed to the music! I mean, really now. The DOH must get with the times. turn off her 500 year old ABBA song and listen to the MUSIC man!

That costume isn't so bad. I kinda like it.

That first video of you and the labradude... i like your tenacity. way to wear him down... err... I mean OUT with your athletic studliness!

as for the love song... dude. women. trust me. two words: high maintenance. YOu are so much better off a bachelor.

Busby and Raymond said...

Mango, nice videos. The Love Song of the Mango was really quiet moving. The high speed chase with Pee Wee wore us out.

As for the dancing, we think your neighbors must get a real kick out of seeing your Mom dance around the estate. Good luck in the film festival!

Samantha said...

You have entered such woofin' fantastic movies to Norwood's Pawdance Fest! Love all of them - and while I empathize with the wearin' of the costumes, you are an incredible dancer - whew... wiping my brow off and smiling big! Wish I could dance with you heheh! Love your songs, love the chase - you've got it all Mr. BIG STAR!!!! Woo Hoo!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie

houndstooth said...

Those movies are great! I can't decide if the first one or last one is my favorite! That Dexter is such a scamp!

I'd tango with you, but I'm afraid you'd crush me on the dance floor!

Bunny

Benny and Lily said...

Is this dancing with the Mango? Hysterical, love those moves.
Benny & Lily

Jazzi said...

OH MAngo,
Your movies were very impressive!! Your a winner for sure!! And the romantic one, brought a tear to my eye~~Poor Mango!! Your are too sweet to offer up your pool!!

Smiles
jazzi

Jazzi said...

Oh and the outfits!! I would have thought the same as you when I saw them BOL

Jazzi

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Mango,
You are quite the actor. I would dance with you, but I am a bit afraid you would step on me. I just know you will find a big girl just for you.
Sally Ann

Ms. ~K said...

Hope you have your acceptance speech prepared big fellow!!!
Your mom is so smooth w/ the dance steps, she could make an elephant look graceful!
Standing ovations all around!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sniff sniff

I khan't begin to khompete with The Tula Monsteh

Great Pawdance entries!

The French Khonnekhtion feel of the akhtion entry was inkhredible -

I khried I longed I - well...I'll leave THAT to your imagination on your romantikh endeavour -

And the last one! That PeeWee is a great khamera operator -

Best of lukhk!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

elbouwii said...

how asome is that!!!!!
mango we a proude of you!
we just love our dance
i think that we are the only 2 mastiff in the world that dance :)

kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

wally said...

Mango,

We loved your movie. I was especially fond of the chick flick romantic film. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to comfort you.

We are so sorry we missed your burpday while our ape was away. We think your cake looks most delicious. As does your tango. BOL!

Ethel Jean

Sue said...

Well done Mango. Your Mom needs to grow about three r four inches for you to comfortably pass under her leg. We especially like the jumps at the end throwing her sightly off balance. We like doing that with our Mom, too.
The Porties

Dennis the Vizsla said...

See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen ...

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can't decide which video is our favorite, Mango! All 3 are awesome! You are such a talented guy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God, Mango - COSTUMES??!! I can't believe the strange country you live in - they seem to have costumes for dogs!

Great dance movie - I'm so proud of you. I can remember ages ago when you were still just learning your very first dance step - and look at you now!

I agree - you're practically a Film Festival by yourself! Hee! Hee!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Lorenza said...

Mango!
You are a STAR!
I loved the videos!
You and your Mom make a pawesome team!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dory and the Mama said...

You will win an academy award FOR SURE Mango!!

We just loved all of your movies...but the Mango Tango was just WONDERFUL!!!

Smileys!
Dory

Marjie said...

Those stupid humans are always big on those outfits, aren't they? Why doesn't your momma recognize that the Mango is the largest and most handsome dancer of all?

And my momma listens to that seventies stuff too. They must both be about 500 years old.

Drools,
Thor

Mr Koda MD said...

OMD if that video doesn't make the girls weep and fall at your RH feetyfeets, I don't know what will!

Koda
PS Dexter - your stealth ball keeping technique is amazing!

Sallie said...

LOL! I love it! You two are adorable.

And Abba rocks!

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - wow, your films are pawsome, this is gonna be such a fun competition! Hey, we were happy to see your mom using the 'dogs trust' thingy, our FH says she finds it very useful too! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mango Tango - that's a surefire winner!!!! Awesome, dude, just awesome. And the other two entries are great too. Wish we cold be so creative. The costumes - ummm - not so sure, but certainly interesting.

Happy Mother's Day

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

hero said...

Groovy dancing, nice outfits, great soundtrack... man that's a blockbuster!

Licks, hero

Tucker said...

Oh Mango you were great, what moves you have!

One problem, why did Master zoom in on your Momma? It's called MANgo Tango not Momma Tango - geesh.

woof - Tucker

Asta said...

Mango
I watched and watched ovew and ovew..mesmewised by youw speedy chases , incedible dancing and mouwnful singing..
Sigghhhhhhhh..I would visit youw estate in a heawtbeat if i could
smoochie kisses
ASTA

BRUTUS said...

Wow, due. They should call it the Treatgo instead of a Tango - you got to eat your way through the entire choreography! Think I would be more of a Bolero guy myself, but I'm too short to find a partner I'm afraid. I like how you decorated your momma's knees with your slobbers! An admirable effort put for by both of you - we give it a 10!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Cinnamon said...

Love your dance costumes! Where did you find them? In Milan or Paris?

kissa-bull said...

oh mango you makes ush full of giggles wiff all your gracefulness and what not. we luved your videos all of them especially the tango manbo

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Mango dancer! Happy belated barkday pal!!
Lots of good fun dancin' with mom!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

misskyliem said...

Pawsome movies Mango, you are sure to be in the running!!

Happy Momma's Day to your most wonderful Momma!! I hope you and Dex got together and gave her the bestest Mommy's day ever!

Licks,
Kylie

1000 Goldens said...

We loved the dancing! Mango, you and Momma are like Fred and Ginger. Nice work, and fancy clothes too :) Happy Mother's Day to Mango Momma...

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Happy Mother's Day,
and what a wonderful birthday card.

Good luck with the movie contest!

Toby's Raiser

the booker man said...

mango!
those are grrreat movies!! i think i like the chase one the bestest cuz my buddy dexter is in it, too. i did like your tango a lot as well, but i can't believe your mama made you wear that cape thingie?! that's kind of embarassing.

the booker man

pee s -- thanks for the good luck wishes for my big sis asa!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We have to get high speed internet - or at least visit someone who has it!! We feel so deprived. Thanks for the stills so we're not all 'out in the dark'.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Mango you are a star! we really liked the movie at 1:47

you mom looks beautiful too--like a senorita!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Um. I'd talk with the DOH about your costume - you've sort of got a Count Chocula thing going on there. But still, you are WAY more talented than your Momma, who seems to make a bunch of extraneous moves. But Happy Mother's Day (a day late) to the Mango Momma, without whom (and her opposable thumbs) none of this would be possible, right?

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby, I guess, now that she's got most of her Big Dog teeth coming in)

Kari in WeHo said...

I love the costume! Looks to me like you had fun though you try and deny it

dewdana said...

Wow Mango! Your entries are awesome, each was more entertaining than the last! I think your dancing moves were so contagious that Master was actually moved to dance along while he was filming and that is why it was all bouncy.

ocmist said...

We don't think anyone else will have a chance at winning with such amazing talent as you have shown in these vids! Grammy is just so impressed with your dancing!!!

You and your Momma must have been practicing for a LONG time to do all those moves... even if some of them where choreographed by your Magnificent self! The CCC

Oskar said...

That outfit is a bit undignified...