New ‘Duck Tales’ Series Coming To Disney XD

- 02-25-15Cartoons, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


We knew it had to happen sooner or later. Disney has a history of putting things back in the Disney vault only to take them out, dust them off, and bring them back to a new generation of children. This time around it is one of the best late 80’s cartoons, DuckTales. Scrooge McDuck and the gang are back to make another couple of truckloads of money for Disney stockholders. The good news is that this won’t just be a re-release of the cartoon series, but a season of new DuckTales adventures. (more…)

Yoda is Seen, But Not Heard, in New Clip from ‘Star Wars Rebels’

- 12-30-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


When we last left the gang on Star Wars Rebels, they had freed an operative who had a ton of intelligence on the evil doings of the Empire and barely escaped the twirling lightsaber of death of The Inquisitor. But when the show comes back next week after a two month hiatus, the Disney XD show will be bringing back a classic Star Wars character to help Kanan and the Ghost crew on another dangerous mission. As we previously reported, Yoda will reach out with the Force to his fellow Jedi Kanan in episode “Path of the Jedi,” and when he does, the voice of the Jedi Master will be that of Frank Oz, the actor/puppeteer that played him in both the original and prequel film trilogies. And now, we have the first clip. (more…)

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip: You Know Those Lightsabers That are, Like, Double Lightsabers…?

- 09-15-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out, despite your feelings about the film, there was one thing we could all agree on: Darth Maul was awesome! Why? Because he had a double-edged lightsaber, yo! Too simplistic? Maybe, but it looks like in the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels, the creators are upping the game by giving the villainous Inquisitor not just a lightsaber, and not just a double-lightsaber, but a spinning double-lightsaber. Taking bad ass to a whole new level, the blow clip introduces The Inquisitor (voiced by Jason Isaacs) and and his twirling weapon of hot death. (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Spoiler-Free, But Glowing Review of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

- 08-29-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


For those hoping that Star Wars: Rebels might serve as a sign that the creative fortunes of the Force franchise are heading for greener pastures – Good news! – all signs point to yes. National Fan Expo in Toronto featured a special presentation of the hour-ling first episode of Rebels to a theater of over 1,000 fans Friday, and if the cheers, laughs and applause are any indication, then that’s over a thousand people who will be tuning into the further adventures of this new, ragtag crew of freedom fighters once the series begins its first season run later this year. (more…)

Donald Glover Lives the Dream as Ultimate Spider-Man in Disney XD Series

- 08-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


You might recall an enthusiastic push from fans prior to the casting of Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man to give the role to Community co-star Donald Glover. You might even remember Glover egging that campaign on, and wearing Spider-Man pajamas in the second season premiere of Community. True, Glover didn’t get the part, but when the nerd gods close a door, they also open a window. And with that, we get the news that Glover has been cast to give voice to Ultimate universe Spidey Miles Morales in the new season of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. (The series is being re-named for its third season.) (more…)

Zeb Kicks @$$ in New ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Short

- 08-25-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


The more I see of Star Wars: Rebels, the more I get excited about it. I wish I could have said the same about The Clone Wars animated series, but while I will admit that it got better with time, that initial taste offered in movie theaters left a lot to be desired. There’s nothing bitter about these Rebels shorts though, and once again this sneak peak at the upcoming Disney XD show reinforces the idea that it’s going to fun, action-packed and has a pretty decent sense of humor. In “Entanglement,” the new character Zeb proves that while the Force may not be with him, he can definitely still use force. (more…)

See 7 Minutes of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ This Very Minute!

- 08-05-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


The next phase of Star Wars adventure begins this fall with Star Wars Rebels, a new animated series set in that galaxy far, far away that will air on Disney XD. Rebels represents the first big collaboration between Lucasfilm and Disney on new Wars stories that will be carried on through into other series, comics and books, culminating in next year’s release of Star Wars Episode VII. Last night, XD played a full seven minutes of the show to get people excited about Rebels‘ October premiere, and you know what? From what you see in this clip there’s every reason to get pretty darn excited. (more…)

[UPDATE] New Inquisitor Lightsaber Battle Footage! SDCC14: Brand Spanking New ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Footage Straight From SDCC14 Panel

- 07-25-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Lucasfilm and Disney released a new Star Wars: Rebels trailer the day before SDCC14 began, but those thinking that would be the only footage shown at the panel were surprised when shown this brand new footage. It looks and plays like an extended trailer for the premiere episode packed with new and exciting glimpses into the universe of Star Wars: Rebels. (more…)

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Extended Trailer Hits Internet Before Exclusive SDCC Panel Premiere

- 07-22-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Even before anyone has settled into their SDCC 2014 hotel room or picked up their convention badge, Disney XD has released the extended Star Wars: Rebels trailer into the Internet wild. SO much for saving it for the big Star Wars: Rebels panel on Thursday, but you have to admit that it’s a pretty savvy ploy to capture attention just before SDCC kicks off. There’s a couple of Star Wars ah-ha moments. Take a look and find out which will be your favorite. (more…)

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Reveals New Main Character Hera

- 02-20-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


The last main character for Disney XD‘s Star Wars: Rebels has been officially revealed. Hera is a Twi’lek pilot and owner of Ghost, the show’s primary spaceship and the traveling home of our motley band of rebel heroes. (more…)