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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…)

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Looking at the live action Batman movies of the last-quarter century we’ve had eight different movies starring five different actors as the Dark Knight Detective and his alter ego billionaire Bruce Wayne. That may be why for a generation of people, the only real definitive Batman is the man behind the voice behind the cowl, Kevin Conroy, who first “appeared” as the Caped Crusader in 1992 when Batman: The Animated Series premiered on Fox Kids. Conroy was one of a number of celebrity guests as the recent Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, and at a press event he talked about his Batman legacy, and why no one person is the definitive Dark Knight.  (more…)

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Ultimate Spider-Man, a cartoon series on Disney XD starring our favorite web-slinger, is gearing up to the finale of season four and looks to continue the Spider-Verse plot point that had been a part of the third season. The original Spider-Verse arc in the show was a four episode, multi-dimensional adventure that saw Spider-Man travelling to different versions of his universe, all with their own Spider-Man, and teaming up with them. Some fan favorites he met along the way included Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Girl. This time around, another female wall-crawler is joining the fray who made her initial appearance in the original comic version of the story-line. (more…)