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‘Young Justice’ Episode Guide: Season 1, Episode 24: ‘Performance’

Young Justice Episode 24: Performance

This week, it's the debut of Cartoon Network's hottest new show: Circus Teenz! "Performance" was written by Jon Weisman, directed by Michael Chang, and originally aired on April 7, 2012.

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From ‘Hell’ To Eternity: Celebrating Matt Groening

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Born on this day in 1954, Matt Groening's instantly recognizable visual style, off-kilter humor, and knack for depicting the innate dysfunctionality of personal interactions have defined him as one of the most influential cartoonists of the late 20th/early 21st century. From self-publishing comics in the late '70s, to overseeing a multi-media empire in the new millennium, he's followed an unorthodox and unlikely path to fame and fortune, without compromising his idiosyncratic vision.

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‘Young Justice’ Voice Cast Confirms Season 3 Return

Young Justice Season 3 Returning Cast Wally
Warner Bros. Animation

Both Young Justice fans and stars alike spurred enough interest in a third season for Warner Bros. to finally make it happen, so it isn’t any surprise the majority of voice cast would be on-board. That said, one voice actor’s return does raise an interesting question about a Season 2 character’s fate, and how far West Season 3 might head.

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‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Director Needed an ‘Army of Lawyers’ for that Bonkers Third Act

The LEGO Batman Movie preview
Warner Bros.

There’s one thought that many of us probably have while watching pop culture mashup extravaganzas The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie: How much did they have to SPEND on all of this? Not only is it packed with classic Batman references, The LEGO Batman Movie features an even more impressive array of properties than the first in its insane latter half, which involved a lot of secrecy and a lot of lawyers. [Be warned: this post contains major SPOILERS for The LEGO Batman Movie.]

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New ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Footage Debuts in Extended Music Featurette

Samurai Jack Season 5 Featurette
Adult Swim

We’ve already seen one look at Samurai Jack’s Adult Swim return for Season 5, but it’s worth wondering how the style has evolved in a decade or so since its Cartoon Network days. Allow Genndy Tartakovsky and composer Tyler Bates to explain in an extended featurette for the March premiere.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Betty Boop [Love & Sex Week]

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Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Fleischer Studios' most famous flapper, Betty Boop!

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‘Steven Universe’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 15: ‘The New Crystal Gems’

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In this episode, Steven, Greg, and the Crystal Gems return to Earth, and learn about the adventures that Connie, Lapis Lazuli, and Peridot got up to while protecting Beach City. The New Crystal Gems was written by Raven M. Molisee and Paul Villeco, and directed by Kat Morris and Ricky Cometa.

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All the Easter Eggs We Found in ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

Lego Batman
Warner Bros.

The LEGO Batman Movie, now playing in theaters (and Palace Cinema LEGO sets) everywhere, works perfectly well for any audience, regardless of their familiarity with Batman, LEGO or otherwise. For viewers who do know the nearly 80-year history of its title character, however, the film is a treasure trove of references. Following his debut in the pages of 1939’s Detective Comics #27, Batman quickly became one of the most famous heroes in all of comics, and eventually spawned television shows, movies, toys, video games, and countless pieces of merchandise, almost all of which get referenced in Chris McKay’s LEGO Batman Movie in some way, shape, or form.

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‘Young Justice’ Episode Guide: Season 1, Episode 23: ‘Insecurity’

Teenage Kicks #23: Insecurity

This week, Artemis has a secret! But, y'know, so does everyone else, and none of their secrets involve the Sportsmaster. "Insecurity" was written by Peter David, directed by Jay Oliva, and originally aired on March 31, 2012.

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Renewed, Keeping Anton Yelchin’s Voice

Guillermo del Toro Trollhunters Season 2 Anton Yelchin
Netflix

The success of Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix Trollhunters adaptation has only made more bittersweet the passing of star Anton Yelchin, who’d largely completed work on the series prior to his death. Now, del Toro reveal that not only will Season 2 move forward, but that Yelchin still has a great deal of recording completed.

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