They’ll never stop The Simpsons, so have no fear, they’ve got stories for years, but did you know America’s favorite animated family was thought up in the lobby before a pitch meeting? Or that Matt Groening based most of the characters on his own family? These are just some of the Springfield kwyjibos populating the tenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which pays a visit to The Simpsons’ home state of … uh, somewhere!
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Warner Bros. has been steadily producing a whole lot of direct-to-video animated movies about DC Comics over the past few years, and while a lot of them have been adaptations of existing stories, there are a few original storylines mixed in there as well. The latest project, Justice League: Gods and Monsters is one of those, and it's got something that should make even the most jaded viewer a little interested: Bruce Timm, the animator best known for being one of the creators of Batman: The Animated Series.
Now, we're getting a look at what we can expect in the movie courtesy of Machinima's Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, a web series coming out in advance of the movie that's set to reveal the project's much darker version of the Justice League.
It really seems like Capcom's Mega Man should've been a cartoon for the past thirty years, right? Not only are the games themselves popular, but the idea of a friendly, big-eyed robot with interchangeable weapons taken from equally cartoony enemies is one of the most toyetic concepts that has ever existed, and that's before you get to the cute dog that transforms into a jet-powered hoverboard. And yet, with the exception of a short-lived syndicated cartoon in 1994 --- and a couple of strange videos promoting Japanese tourism --- the Blue Bomber has been absent from the small screen for a long, long time.
Now, that's going to be remedied: Capcom and Dentsu, a Japanese advertising agency and animation producer, are teaming up with the Man of Action Entertainment to create a new animated series set for a 26-episode run.
In the year 3085, four teenagers travel time and space saving the universe one planet at a time. Thanks to ThreeA, in the year 2015, you'll be able to bring these little Bravest Warriors home.
As part of a collaboration with Frederator, ThreeA will be releasing the cast of Bravest Warriors as sixth-scale action figures this year. The series kicks off with bestest of friends, Chris Kirkman and Beth Tezuka, each captured in their full animated personas. At sixth-scale, Chris will come in at a sizeable 11.9" tall (mostly due to the splendiferous do), and Beth will arrive at just a hair under 10.5" in height.
The ubiquity of Dragon Ball series and films make it feel as if Goku and co. never really left, but the Z Fighters (Or is it GT? Are there names?) are finally back in an official capacity after nearly two decades. Production has officially begun on a new Japanese series Dragon Ball Super, picking up where the prior series of films left off.
Returning to DC Animated fold after a lengthy absence (outside of producing), Bruce Timm will be bringing an all-new version of the Justice League to life with Justice League: Gods and Monsters. Just like other DCU animated features of late, the direct-to-video feature will be getting an action figure line. Unlike those other series however, this line will fit right in with the recent Batman: The Animated Series collection.
One day, every pop-culture property will team up with every other pop-culture property. We're getting there bit by bit.
Case in point: Sometimes-comics stars KISS and the Scooby-Doo team will join forces in a new animated feature, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, which will be out on Blu-ray and DVD July and on digital on-demand services a little earlier, July 10.
We here at ComicsAlliance know a thing or two about loving (and obsessively analyzing) Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking action fantasy saga. We’ve expounded upon everything from its depiction of fascism to its value as progressive entertainment. So you can bet we’re excited for today’s Blu-Ray release. You can check out an exclusive clip from one of the disc’s featurettes right here; a funny little insight into the show's New York Comic-Con panel that reveals the voice team’s behind-the-scenes rituals.
The Legend of Korra made history by the end of its official series finale, implicitly confirming a romantic relationship between two of its lead characters, a surprise move that creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino expanded on at length afterward. Now, all the Korrasami feels can be yours, with official artwork of an Avatar date night.
Over almost two years and over eighty episodes on the air, Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go has dropped its characters into a wide variety of different situations. They might go to the future, meet alternate versions of themselves, or die of old age. There are even songs.
Some critics have accused the show of being too silly, so in the episode debuting today, “Let’s Get Serious,” the Titans meet some of these critics in the form of Young Justice, the teen superhero team from their own, departed, animated show --- and they’re definitely not pleased with what they see. To battle their critics, the Titans grimace really hard until they too become incredibly serious, muscled, gritty one-liner-spouting versions of themselves.
We spoke to series producer Michael Jelenic about the crossover, bouncing criticisms back at detractors and pushing the show into even wider, weirder directions.