The summer Television Critics Association press tour began with DC Universe’s presentation of Harley Quinn. The animated series is full of R-rated language and violence that they can get away with on streaming. The voice cast includes Kaley Cuoco as Harley, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader as Batman, Alan Tudyk as The Joker, and JB Smoove as Frank the Plant.
Executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Jennifer Coyle spoke to the TCA about Harley Quinn, along with their cast. We learned how this differs from other DC animated series, what arc Harley will follow, which Robin you’ll see, and what word is too far even for Harley Quinn.
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Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky has spent the past several years making Hotel Transylvania movies: goofy, breezy films that are largely designed for kids and families. But longtime fans know that Tartakovsy’s a man with varied interests – and one of those interests happens to be seeing a dinosaur rip another dinosaur’s face off.
That’s exactly what you’ll see in this new clip for his upcoming Adult Swim series Primal, which features more visceral action than some of the films in the Jurassic Park franchise.
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Margot Robbie may have given the acrobatic anti-hero Harley Quinn new life in live-action, but before that, the character was best known for appearing in animated properties. While Harley’s very first animated show, Batman: The Animated Series, was appropriate for kids, her newest series is decidedly not.
At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, the DC Universe streaming service debuted the first trailer for Harley Quinn, a brand new animated series aimed squarely at adults which stars The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco in the lead role. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
Rick and Morty won’t be back on Adult Swim until November, but since they had a Comic-Con panel this week, creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon were happy to tease one of the upcoming episodes with a clip that features one of the show’s new guest stars. In the first Rick and Morty season 4 clip, Jerry and Morty are dealing with an alien named Glootie (voiced by Taika Waititi), who has apparently helped them launch some kind of successful app. But in the clip, Jerry and Morty have decided it needs to be taken down, and Glootie isn’t very helpful. Watch below to see what happens. Read More »
Conan O’Brien is back at Comic-Con this week with a whole line-up of new episodes featuring special guests who are over at the big pop culture convention in San Diego. And to mark the occasion, Conan got a whole new animated opening last night created in the style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. You might be surprised where Conan O’Brien got his super powers. Read More »
Rick and Morty is coming back in a big way this fall. Not only are we finally getting the highly anticipated fourth season of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon‘s Adult Swim series, but this is the first season that’s part of the massive deal that the duo struck with Adult Swim to produce 70 more episodes of Rick and Morty, giving them security and confidence to push through each season and move right on to the next without worrying if they are going to get renewed or not.
Leading up to their forthcoming Comic-Con panel this week, Roiland and Harmon sat down to tease the upcoming forth season. While they’re keeping details pretty close to the vest, they did mention a few guest stars who will be popping up, and they also teased the return of a fan favorite character, though they lamented that just by teasing it they may already be creating anticipating that ends up disappointing fans. Man, these guys are always worried about something. Read More »
When Batman Beyond debuted on Kids’ WB in 1999, it shattered expectations for what a sequel series to the classic, critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series would be like. A dark, weird cyberpunk continuation to the landmark animated noir series, Batman Beyond became a beloved classic in its own right that was both a radical departure from the storied history of the Caped Crusader while feeling like a loving homage.
“While we wanted to keep the familiar elements…we wanted [Batman Beyond] to feel fresh,” co-creator Bruce Timm said at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday. But it’s been 20 years since Batman Beyond first premiered, and the series doesn’t feel quite as fresh as it used to. However, that will soon be remedied with the release of a long-anticipated remastered Blu-ray complete series set arriving this October. How…schway.
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The White Snake legend is one of the Four Great Chinese Folk Tales, shape-shifting into abundant texts, operas, movies, and television across China ever since it was published during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). While the tale is not eminent in Western pop culture, the 2019 computer-generated film White Snake may introduce the tale to Western eyes in its own style. Not that the fourth feature of the Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation Studio, teaming up with Warner Bros, adapts the tale itself; instead, it tells an imagined prequel with standalone qualities. Read More »
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Earlier this week, we featured a new HasLab project asking collectors to crowdfund the creation of a life-size Cookie Monster replica. But the Hasbro collector initiative has a completely different toy that is vying for even more money in your wallet. It’s The Lord of Chaos, The Planet Eater, The Chaos Bringer. It’s the one and only Unicron.
After debuting in the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie, HasLab wants to bring Unicron to your toy shelves in the form of the largest converting Transformers figure ever created. Unicron changes from planet mode to robot mode, and if you’ve got enough money, he can bring chaos and destruction to your toy collection. Read More »
It’s been three years since Nickelodeon announced it would be digging into the ’90s for a nostalgic revival of the beloved animated series Rocko’s Modern Life in the form of a TV movie. The show remains one of the most beloved NickToons from the kids cable network’s heyday, and fans have been patiently waiting for the TV movie. Thankfully, they won’t have to wait much longer.
Rocko’s Modern Life Static Cling was meant to arrive last year, but when 2018 came and went without the return of Rocko, Spunky, Heffer, Filburt, and the rest of the gang, we knew something was amiss. But earlier this year we learned Netflix was picking up the TV movie, and now we have a teaser that lets us know it will arrive on the streaming service in August. Watch the Rocko’s Modern Life Static Cling teaser below. Read More »