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A New ‘X-Men’ Animated Series In The Works?

For everyone who grew up during the ’90s and watched the original X-Men The Animated Series, it looks like Marvel has begun development of another entry into the X-Universe and it may be more adult-oriented than previous attempts. There are not many details yet as to who is developing the show and for which network, but a recent leak/rumor has indicated that an announcement should be coming sometime this year.

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Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Samurai Jack makes its triumphant return to Adult Swim on March 11th. Jack isn’t having much fun since the time we last saw him. In fact, he’s gone through a bit of a 50-year rough patch. This 5th season promises to be an exciting one for Samurai Jack fans as Jack tries to make his way back to the past. (more…)

For those who grew up during the 1980s, Don Bluth’s (The Land Before Time, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go to Heaven) wonderful adaptation of The Secret of NIMH both entertained and terrified. Bluth and his studio put out some amazing animated films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but The Secret of NIMH was probably the best of them all. The film came out in 1982 and the rights have passed to a new studio so it’s time for a new adaptation to entertain an entirely new generation of children. That’s right, The Secret of NIMH is getting a remake and it has found its director.

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Ronja The Robber’s Daughter is set for release on Amazon Prime tomorrow in its entirety. We previously reported on their most recent trailer, which you can check out here, and for those who are finding it hard to wait for Amazon to hit the release button and grant access to the series, we have reviewed the first episode for you. The episode is titled The Child Born on A Stormy Night and sets the stage for the series’ 26 episode run. Some minor spoilers follow

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Fans of Rick and Morty have been clamoring for any news related to when season three might finally premiere. It was first thought the series would return towards the end of 2016, but that didn’t happen. While they may be more patient than fans of other series, the people awaiting new episodes of what has been called the most scientifically accurate animated comedy are getting anxious, which may be why co-creator Dan Harmon spoke out today via an interview on Indiewire addressing the delay in the premiere of season three.

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This one has been around for years. Ever since some intrepid, young fan noticed a little something out of place or a familiar image, the idea that all Pixar movies belong in the same shared universe has been out there. There’s a lot backing the theory up too as many people have identified clues in each film that point to one another. Of course, this kind of thing isn’t usually acknowledged outright by the creators. It took decades before the folks behind Disney’s Aladdin confirmed the opening scene with the narrator selling the lamp was the same ‘person’ as Genie. Maybe it’s been long enough, since today, Pixar officially posted proof on their Toy Story Facebook page!

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For the most part, Hollywood has struggled with anime adaptation for US audiences. For every Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die, Repeat, you can get a Dragon Ball Z. Many films have heavily drawn influences from anime. Take The Matrix, for example, has taken anime influences and delivered a great original product. However, with Scarlett Johansson appearing in this year’s live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, it looks like US audiences are gearing up for anime’s to be taken seriously and done well. Next on the plate, Attack on Titan.

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Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) was released last year to critical acclaim all over the world. Since its release, it has risen to become the 3rd highest grossing film ever released in Japan where it earned an estimated $192.5 million. The worldwide box office take for Kimi no Na Wa has reached $290 million and continues to rise.
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That’s right, Doctor Who‘s David Tennant will voice Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales coming to Disney XD next summer. An actual Scotsman voicing the wealthiest Scottish Duck, will wonders never cease? There is a great little video announcing the voice casting below. Tennant joins a fabulous cast of funny people including Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, and Bobby Moynihan (SNL) as Louie. check out the announcement video below! (more…)

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We’ve got some good news and some bad news for Adventure Time fans. The good news, Adventure Time Season 9 has started production, the bad news, this will be the last season of the hit animated show. Cartoon Network is pulling the plug on any additional seasons. The announcement comes just two weeks after Cartoon Network canceled another of its popular animated series the Regular Show. (more…)