Protecting The Eggs Of Freedom: Morty Koots

By John Walker on October 28th, 2009 at 9:45 am.

Heroic. Over Europe.

Mordy Koots describes itself as “the world’s first MOGIE (Movie Over Game Integrated Entertainment)”. While I don’t believe for a second that it’s the first, it’s possibly the first to be done with the support of a broadcast network. It’s an Australian project by brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson along with producer Jim Shomos, about an overweight, brash World War II pilot who sounds fresh from New York. The reason we’re mentioning it? The action is greenscreened onto footage created in Heroes Over Europe and Blazing Angels.

The trailer is pretty funny. Not exactly sophisticated – it’s a fat guy saying stupid things in a plane – but there’s some decent one liners. I especially like, “People call me a hero. I’m not a hero. I’m just doing what Napoleon would have done.” And indeed, “Morty Koots does not fear war. War fears Morty Koots. You see war, you ask it.”

There’s to be 10 three minute episodes, starting in November, and broadcast on ninemsn’s website in Australia, and then presumably on YouTube for the rest of the world moments later.

(A random aside: Ubisoft, who publish both Heroes Over Europe and Blazing Angels, appear to have entered some bizarre denial that the latter ever came out for PC. It certainly did, and you can buy it for £4 should you wish. But search through their list of PC games and it’s expunged. The game’s own site only acknowledges it came out on PS3 and Wii (which happened a year after the rest of the formats saw it in 2006), but the main Ubi site still admits to Xbox and 360 versions. But the PC? IT NEVER HAPPENED. Which is odd. Oh, and don’t forget Jim’s thoughts on Heroes Over Europe here.)

Here’s the trailer:

Thanks to Thiefsie for the tip. Although he probably doesn’t approve of my finding it funny.

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23 Comments »

  1. Risingson says:

    Sounds like a big piece of BLUFF.

  2. Lars Westergren says:

    “But the PC? IT NEVER HAPPENED.”

    Don’t make Ubisoft sad by bringing up awful memories. She was young, she needed the money.

    • Lars Westergren says:

      Hm. I wish had come up with a funnier joke. Now that I look at it, it was a bit too much a passive-aggressive whine.

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      Wisq says:

      Hey, I liked it.

  3. Ginger Yellow says:

    I wish they’d bring back that TV show which basically consisted of people playing Total War.

    • Stupoider says:

      Oh god, Time Commanders was AWESOME.

    • diebroken says:

      The best bit was when they showed how it really happened – SMASHING THOSE PLASTIC BRICKS TOGETHER! =]

    • Wooly says:

      :O I had no idea that even existed! Well, there goes all my freetime for the foreseeable future.

  4. cypher says:

    lol Time Commanders really was, even if was frustrating how badly some of them played…

  5. Ian says:

    I really liked Shane Jacobson in Kenny.

    • Scalene says:

      Yeah, the fact we have Shane Jacobson almost makes up for the lack of an R18+ rating. Funny guy.

  6. Inigo says:

    “STAY ON THE HILL IT’S A GOOD DEFENSIVE POSITION STAY ON THE HILL WTF WHY ARE ALL OUR MEN DYING I TOLD YOU TO STAY ON THE HILL”

  7. Larington says:

    That seems to me to be rather a lot of fun.

  8. Walter says:

    MorDy Koots?

  9. remarque says:

    I thought that was really terrible, even worse than the L4D2 thing to be honest.

  10. Anonymous says:

    YO YO Wut Up Bitches!

  11. Magnus says:

    All I have to say about this is… Blazing Angels is possibly the worst xbox360 game I have ever had the misfortune to play. Truly awful.

    I had hoped such a travesty would never have appeared on the PC, it seems Ubisoft share my sentiments!

  12. Smee says:

    “I am the Eagle of Justice protecting the Eggs of Freedom in the Nest of Liberty.”

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard or thought of that joke before.

  13. bildo says:

    Wow…what a terrible show judging from the trailer. I say they stop, and remake LOST using the crysis engine…that would be sweet.

  14. Thiefsie says:

    ahahaha. enough said!

  15. Larington says:

    And all random phrases plus one link makes commenter a spam bot.

  16. D says:

    Random sentences? Hey, if you happen to have a natural language processor, I’m sure these guys would benefit more from it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Prize_Problems