Star Trek: Lower Decks isn’t the first animated Star Trek series, but it’s the first that was designed as an outright comedy – and now we know exactly when the sci-fi-tinged laughs will begin. CBS All Access has announced the show’s release date, and the streaming service has unveiled some new teaser art to boot. Read More »
One of the staple cartoons for teens and adults in the 1990s was Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV. Created by and starring Office Space and Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge, the series focused on two dimwitted, aimless losers as they clumsily made their way through school, their fast food jobs, and life. Now the series is making a comeback with Comedy Central ordering two new seasons with an option to create new spin-offs and specials with the show’s characters. Read More »
The Iron Giant isn’t celebrating a special anniversary or anything like that this year. But Mondo never gets tired of paying tribute to one of the last truly great 2D animated movies of the 20th century. This time, in honor of the movie about a robot who chooses to be much more than a weapon, we have a new t-shirt by artist Maggie Chiang, as well as four new enamel pins by artists Scott C., Tom Whalen, and DKNG. Check them all out below. Read More »
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver have already dabbled in comic book adaptations by executive producing The Boys for Amazon Prime. But now the gang from Point Grey Pictures is getting back together for an even bigger comic book franchise.
Nickelodeon has announced that the trio behind the likes of Neighbors, This Is The End, Good Boys, and Sausage Party has been brought in to develop and create an all-new computer animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which will mark the first-ever fully CG theatrical production from Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Read More »
Pixar Animation’s new film Soul was intended to be released earlier this month, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. But now the movie is slated to arrive in November, and even though that’s a long way off, Pixar wanted to show off a little more of the movie while we wait.
A new Soul teaser was revealed during a virtual panel at the Essence Festival of Culture, and not only does it have plenty of new footage from the movie with some truly stunning animation, but it also features the original song “Parting Ways” written, produced and performed by American R&B and neo soul musician Cody ChesnuTT. Read More »
Back at the beginning of the year, Hank Azaria decided to vacate the role of convenience store owner Apu on The Simpsons after the character became embroiled in controversy for not just encouraging stereotypes of Indian characters, but for being voiced by an actor who was white. Now The Simpsons will be following suit across the board by no longer having white actors voice any characters of color from here on out.
The Simpsons isn’t the only FOX animated series making changes with how they cast characters of color. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry will be walking away from voicing the role of Cleveland Brown, a character he has played since the beginning of the series back in 1999. Read More »
Netflix’s upcoming animated series The Cuphead Show! has a bit of an unusual background: its retro Max Fleischer-inspired style would have you thinking that it’s a modern remake of a 1930s classic, when in fact it’s an adaptation of a 2017 video game.
Developed by Canadian video game developer StudioMDHR, Cuphead is a run-and-gun video game that was inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s, and built some of the surreal elements of the animation into its gameplay. The result was one of the unique video games in years, with Cuphead earning several awards and selling over 5 million copies within two years. It wasn’t much later that Netflix came knocking about turning Cuphead into an animated series. Now the streamer has released a sneak peek, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the nostalgic animation design of the upcoming series.
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Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a six-part documentary series about the final year of production on the hit animated sequel, arrives today on Disney+. As you can read in our review, the series provides one of the most in-depth looks behind the scenes of making a feature length animated movie. That means cameras were following everyone during some of the most intimate, vulnerable moments that aren’t typically seen by the general public. Naturally, that added even more pressure on top of what the filmmakers were already dealing with. Read More »
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Solar Opposites arrived on Hulu last month and quickly became the most-watched original program on the streaming service to date. The animated series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and writer Mike McMahan follows four aliens who are stranded on Earth waiting for a living super-computer called the Pupa to evolve and terraform the planet to give their entire race a new home.
While you’re waiting for new episodes of the series to arrive, you can watch “the lost recordings” from the first season of the show, where the main cast members Justin Roiland, Thomas Middledith, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack are all recording lines in the same room. This results in some hilarious improvisation, including a bit about some baby biscuits that may have run its course pretty quickly. Watch the Solar Opposites recording session below.
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While a live-action sequel to Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World seems very unlikely at this point, there still might be more Pilgrim on the way. According to Wright, there are “some plans” to continue the story in animation form. Wright adds that there’s nothing official yet, but confirms there have been discussions with comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley about the idea.
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