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…)
Being a child of the 80′s and early 90′s, one of my favorite cartoons was Ducktales. A show about Scrooge McDuck and his three grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. They set off on all sorts of adventures, with key secondary characters, like Donald Duck, Launchpad McQuack, Gyro Gearloose, and the nanny Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter Webby. Now, leave it to the Internet to ruin everything!
Fox’s Animation Domination is back again with “Scientifically Accurate” cartoon. This one, based on DuckTales, is just as disgusting and informative as their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video.
Vagina mazes, corkscrew penises, rape and cannibalism…yeah, sometimes I don’t want to know the truth. Traumatizing nightmare fuel this is. That’s enough Internet for today.
The first full trailer for director Toya Sato‘s live action film, Gatchaman has hit the Internet. Gatchaman was known in the States as the much watered down anime versions, Battle of the Planets and G-Force. You might remember a teaser trailer that came out a couple of weeks ago, it’s the second video below if you don’t and haven’t seen it yet.
That teaser was incredible and full of action. This trailer . . . not so much. Hopefully when we get a translated or sub-titled version of the trailer it might help, but as it is, the trailer is choppy and doesn’t have that same energy of the teaser that blew me away.
The cast includes Tori Matsuzaka as the teams leader Ken, Go Ayrano as the second in command Jo, Ayame Gorikias as Jun, Tatsuomi Hamada as young Jinpei, and Ryohei Suzuki as the pilot Ryu.
The five serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo at the beginning of the 21st century. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. A mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” is humanity’s only hope. Those who are able to draw out the power of the “stones” are forced to train as Earth’s ultimate weapon, a five-person team called “Gatchaman.”
The theme song was the big reveal in this trailer. Bump of Chicken is the band and are apparently a big deal in Japan and the only choice for director Sato. Stay for the ending credits, that’s where you can check out the new music.
Watch the trailer and met me on the other side for more.
Here’s the teaser for those that haven’t seen it yet.
The “feel” of the trailer seems disjointed, or is it just me? The fiery phoenix looks cool and was a trademark on the animated series. I can’t wait to see some of the Cosplay that will come out of these movie, those suits look pretty bad-ass.
What did you think of this trailer?
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: I think I bent his wookie – Han Solo in carbonite light switch [Thisiswhyimbroke]
Not only is there a new Superman movie coming out this summer, but it’s the Man of Steel’s 75th birthday. It’s been three-quarters of a century since the Last Son of Krypton first passed through the comic book pages of the local newsstand, and it seems that some top creative talent wants to pay homage to that history in a new animated short, including Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and Superman: The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm.
The concept of the film, one conceived by Snyder apparently, will be a three minute unbroken shot that will show the evolution of Superman from the 1940s through to the most recent variation portrayed by Henry Cavill. Here’s the quote:
Max Fleischer’s cartoons, on-screen portrayals by George Reeve and Christopher Reeves, iconic versions drawn by artists Wayne Boring, Curt Swan and Neal Adams, on up through Henry Cavill’s interpretation in Man of Steel.
The film will also reportedly feature collaboration with Man of Steel storyboard artist and Justice League: Flashpoint director Jay Oliva, DC writer/editor Geoff Johns, former Superman line editor Mike Carlin and Creative Director of Warner Bros. Animation Peter Girardi. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an unfinished version of the short will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in July with the finished film to be released sometime later this year, likely on the Man of Steel Blu-Ray.
Sounds like a cool idea. I’m looking forward to seeing it, who’s with me?
Source: Bleeding Cool
This might be the strangest thing you’ll see on the Internet today, as long as you don’t Google anything with the words “Two Cups” in it. King of Teh Ringz Triduum isn’t new to the Internet, but I’m betting most of you haven’t seen it yet. It’s one of those things that some of you will absolutely love and some of you will absolutely hate.
Those of you that remember this little gem might recall that it disapeared off the Internet grid for a bit, never found out why, just couldn’t ever find it, until now. Give it a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Merging old school, 8-bit video game visuals, synth-pop, and a bit of quirky British humor, Chris Blundell has dedicated 60 hours a week to The Hit Squad, an animated film that tells the story of a reunited 80s band in pursuit of their past glory. Interested? Listen to Chris tell you why you should support his Kickstarter, why re-creating 8-bit animation appealed to him, and why Veronica Mars is not bad for Kickstarter.
Doctor Who has been around for a long time, and unfortunately due to practices back in the day many episodes were lost or destroyed. Fans and the BBC have been searching for copies, clips, and voice recordings of those lost episodes for years. Planet 55 Studios has taken the one remaining clip and some soundtrack recordings to animated and reconstruct one of the most famous missing episodes, The Tenth Planet Episode Four.
We’ve got a short clip for you to check out below.
The release date is currently scheduled for late 2013. Hopefully we’ll get a special BBC airing of the original episodes with this animated replacement.
What do you think? I’d love to see some animated Doctor Who adventures. Imagine the stories that could be written for all those different Doctors.
Kevin Smith‘s Publicity-Pimping, Stage-Show, Road-Trip Tour is coming to a town near you, well maybe in the next state, no, not that one the other one. The show features their new animated movie, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
The movie’s budget is unsurprisingly $69,000. Get it, 69, that’s some kind of exotic sex move that makes pre-teen boys giggle, and others like myself, that never really grew out of those fits of giggles and guffaws that follow someone farting, falling, or making an unexpected and unintended innuendo.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID ! ! !
The animated movie was produced by Jason Mewes and animated by Steve Stark. Tickets to the live event will set you back at least $45 bucks with VIP tickets and bundle of goodies (T-Shirt, Signed Poster, Photo-Op, VIP Laminate and Lanyard) sucking $250 dollars right out of your back pocket, but you’ll get to see Smith strut across the stage with his arms raised shouting, “Are you not entertained?!?!” all Gladiator style. Smith can tell a good story.
Check out the trailer below, turn the sound down if you’re gonna ignore the NSFW warning in the title, the “F” bomb rains down like flak on D-Day at Omaha beach.
What do you think? Are you going to get out and check out the Tour? I’m not sure yet, but since I managed to get through this whole post without using the word “Snoogins” once I might just treat myself to some Jay & Silent Bob time.
Crap, I just used it didn’t I?
Do you like playing Angry Birds on your mobile device? That’s nice. Well how about going to your local multiplex to see Angry Birds the Movie? Before you say anything – too late! – it’s already in development.
The epic three year battle between the eponymous splenetic fowl and their arch-nemesis the pigs (yeah, I don’t get it either) will soon be translated to the big screen courtesy of producer John Cohen (Despicable Me) and executive producer David Maisel (Iron Man). Rovio Entertainment, the developer behind Angry Birds the game, will be making the film in house under its new animation banner that they hired Maisel to shepherd last year.
Cohen, meanwhile, brings considerable animation experience with him to the film. At Fox he worked under the Blue Sky shingle and helped develop hits like Ice Age, Robots, and Horton Hears a Who before going to Universal and producing the hit Despicable Me. So I’m sure he’s more than capable of developing some kind of narrative out of the game. Otherwise the plot will go something like this.
When a bunch of pigs do… something… somebody gets their sling shot and fires birds at them. But, you know angry birds. And sometimes they have powers. Or are Star Wars themed. Uh, the end.
Angry Birds is looking to be released in theaters sometime in 2016, when either we’ve all gotten over it or it will be as ubiquitous as computer solitaire.