Animated ‘Justice League’ Going Dark, But Not ‘Justice League Dark’

- 09-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Justice League is goin’ dark! No, this is not another non-story about how Guillermo del Toro still wants to make a movie based on Justice League Dark in the midst of his exceptionally busy schedule, and no, this is not a reference to the Zack Snyder live-action Justice League movie that’s supposed to follow-up 2016’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Nope, in this instance we’re looking to the animated realm, and a new limited series called Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles which will lead up to the 2015 release of Justice League: Gods & Monsters, a new animated film from an original script by Alan Burnett.  And yes, sources say that this new JL is going to have a darker spin than past incarnations. Yay? (more…)

‘Rescue Rangers’ Gets Scientifically Accurate And Ruins Your Childhood

- 09-10-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, TV, WTF? Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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I’m just going to throw this out there: If you’ve never had the opportunity to view any of Animation Domination High-Def’s series of “Scientifically Accurate” cartoon jingles, based on the opening theme  songs and credits of some of pop culture’s most beloved animated characters, then you are doing  yourself a grave disservice. Let me tell ya, they are a beauty to behold. ADHD has already tackled  DuckTales and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the animation group has a new target: Chip ‘n  Dale’s Rescue Rangers. If you’re ancient like me, you’ll remember the series featuring the title  characters solving crimes and what-not with their mice companions Monterey Jack and Gadget and the  housefly Zipper. No set up I could give this video would do it justice, so just give it a look. (more…)

Studio Ghibli Not Closing, Just Taking a Breather

- 08-04-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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You can’t talk about Japanese animation without citing the works of Studio Ghibli; it would be like talking about American animation and forgetting to mention the name Walt Disney, or Pixar. Studio Ghibli still makes animation the old-fashioned way, by hand drawing it, and it’s a skill that’s undervalued and underused in the current animation market, which is why it was of some concern when news started being spread that Studio Ghibli was closing up shop for good. Animation fans the world over got out their sackcloth and ashes and prepared to mark the passing of an art form, but before you get too deeply into those funeral preparations, it seems that news of Studio Ghibli’s departure from this mortal coil of animation has been greatly exaggerated. (more…)

New ‘Lion King’ Sequel Series Coming to Disney Jr

- 06-10-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Was that really 20 years ago? The Lion King became the biggest animated film of its time exactly 20 summers ago this year, and although Disney’s already franchised it with two direct-to-video sequels, a TV series spin-off and a Broadway show, the House of Mouse is once again getting goofy for the lion, and has announced that a new sequel series is in the works for the Disney Junior channel. With the full understanding of how you just can’t wait for more information about this show, let’s look at what Disney has in store. (more…)

Disney’s Animated Marvel ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Hits the Internet

- 05-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve had the teaser trailer, the movie poster, and now we’ve got the first trailer for Disney‘s animated Marvel movie Big Hero 6. Check out the animation style as Hire suits up his robot Baymax for the first time. (more…)

Marvel & Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′ Gets Teaser Trailer and Poster

- 05-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Yesterday Disney released the first official stills from their upcoming animated Marvel movie, Big Hero 6. Today we’ve got a poster and a teaser trailer. Check those out and then come back tomorrow for he first full trailer. (more…)

Conroy Reflects on 20-Plus Years as Batman

- 02-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He’s played Batman longer than anybody, and he hasn’t had to spent even one day in the costume (unless, of course, he did so recreationally). Actor Kevin Conroy has been THE voice of Batman since Batman: The Animated Series first premiered in the fall of 1992 on Fox. Conroy’s voiced the Caped Crusader and his alter ego Bruce Wayne in roughly 10 series, seven movies and eight video games, and recently he did an interview with DC Comics to recount his nearly quarter of a century (?!?!?!) in the Batcave. (more…)

Upcoming ‘Simpsons’ Ep to be Presented in Full “LEGO-Rama”

- 02-19-14Cool Stuff, TV Posted by James Daniels

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And if it looks anything like the photo above: Apparently Bart, Homer, and Marge get stoned off their asses–which is making Lisa and Maggie incredibly nervous (and I don’t blame them).  (more…)

Punisher & Black Widow Teaming Up to Save the (Animated) World

- 01-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Yesterday we posted news about the next DC Comics animated film, Son of Batman. Today, we get news about the next Marvel animated film, the mouthfull entitled Marvel’s Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. Guess who it’s about? (more…)

Cartoon Network Offers No Insight as to Whereabouts of ‘Beware the Batman’

- 10-25-13Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Were you enjoying Cartoon Network’s new animated series Beware the Batman? If so, then you’re probably wondering where it went on your TV schedule. Well don’t look to the Cartoon Network for answers because they are about as helpful as yelling at a cloud when it interrupts your sunny day. (more…)