Yes, America – our Disney overlords are at it again! First they saved comic book adaptations with the purchase of Marvel, then they literally bought your childhood when they purchased Star Wars, and now they delve deep into the hearts of youngsters as they plan a Winnie-the-Pooh live-action adaptation! Will Winnie, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Roo, Owl and Kanga team up against all odds to save New York from an alien invasion? Will we watch as Christopher Robin struggles with the temptations of the dark side of the force? Find out after the jump! (more…)
(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)
As nerds of a “certain age” (I’m making the assumption that at least the majority of our readers are “legally” adults), it is our responsibility to ensure that the hallowed traditions of our subculture are passed down to the next generation. Younglings must be schooled in the ways of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming (video and otherwise), pop culture, film and television, so that the Way of the Nerd will live on long after everyone reading this has become one with the Force…
And one of the best ways to achieve this is to utilize that nerdiest of all holidays: Halloween. (more…)
Nerdy Bits: TARDIS DeLorean, Newly Designed Joker, Freddy Krueger Toilet, Guy Does Dragonball Z Impressions and MOAR!
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ABOVE: To ensure your trip Back to the Future, take a ride in this TARDIS Delorean. This is all a part of the Worth 1000 Delorean competition. People have come up with some great ideas, but I think this one has my vote. [Worth1000]
Zombies have become a bit over-done in mainstream entertainment media, as of late. It seems that wherever you turn, there are zombies in movies, television shows and video games. A bit oversaturated. Regardless, the Zombie train ain’t stoppin’ anytime soon. And now it’s reaching a new frontier. Children. Wha?
Yeppers. Kids are being targeted with a new zombie film being made called Zombie Pet Shop, which will be a CGI animated 3D adventure.
The Animation Picture Company has acquired an original script from E.L. Katz’s. The story concerns a mysterious plague that sweeps through a mall pet shop, turning all of the animals into zombies. An ordinary pug named Joey must come to the rescue to find the antidote that will save his four-legged friends, as well as the humans that might take them home.
“concerns a mysterious plague” – is there any other kind of zombie pandemic?
*Sigh* Zombies have reached a point in the popular zeitgeist where they might as well be cute puppies.
Ok, so as tiny nerdlings we all watched cartoons and going back and watching them over is definitely satisfying, BUT what if our favorite childhood shows had grown and matured with us. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities these innocent childhood shows could have if we added a little mature content…