Wrestling might be a big deal in the United States for fans of the WWE, but down in Mexico, wrestling is essentially a national pastime. But below the border, it’s called lucha libre (or freestyle wrestling), and it features colorfully masked and costumed luchadors trying to take each other down. And now a real life luchador will serve as the inspiration for a coming-of-age superhero action comedy called Ultra Violet & Blue Demon over at The Disney Channel. Read More »
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix feels like a pastiche of everything recognizable in the last decade of the greatest children’s animation and it achieves a refreshing mix. I sensed the cryptic spirit of Over The Garden Wall and Infinity Train, the post-apocalyptic chill vibes of Adventure Time, and the kick-butt humor like its fellow DreamWorks TV series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, all with their overlapping traits of weird musicality, priceless zingers, life lessons, and optimism. Created by DreamWorks storyboard artist Radford Sechrist, Kipo and its Mad Libs world-building, wholesome embrace of the scary and the light, and ambitious storytelling are familiar and fresh.
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Ever since it was announced that new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars were on the way, fans have been chomping at the bit to return to the prequel-era animated series. We got a taste of what’s to come at Star Wars Celebration last spring, and next month the episodes will finally arrive.
Today, Disney+ released a new Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 trailer and announced the official launch date for the series, which is a few days later than previously thought. Find out when the first new episode of the series arrives and get a look at the return of Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul below. Read More »
Frozen 2 was one of Disney’s biggest hits last year, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time. And next month, the animated musical sequel is coming home on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, just before winter starts wrapping up.
The Frozen 2 Blu-ray, DVD and digital release will include a slew of deleted scenes, Easter eggs, outtakes, and a sing-along version of the movie for your kids to drive you crazy with. Plus, there’s even a deleted musical sequence sung by Olaf that didn’t make it into the final cut of the movie, as well as two other complete songs not in the movie. Get a load of all the Frozen 2 home video special features below. Read More »
Your heart may be made of stone if you’re not excited (or at least intrigued) by the sleek CGI remake of the Pokémon movie that made you bawl your eyes out at eight years old. So prepare for those tear ducts to well up again, because Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution is coming to Netflix.
After making its world debut last summer at Anime Expo 2019, the CGI remake of Pokemon: The First Movie is finally coming to the U.S. on Netflix. And while it looks like there isn’t a chance for Pokémon fans to cry together in the theater, they will at least get to see the all-powerful Mewtwo in action in just a month. Watch the Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution trailer below.
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While DC has taken aim at adult audiences with its animated Harley Quinn series, Marvel has yet to attempt to attract the attention of that same demographic. But that’s about to change with Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., an animated Hulu series that was announced about a year ago. We’ve known for a while that Patton Oswalt would be providing the voice of the huge-headed Marvel character, but now the rest of the voice cast has officially been announced, and he’ll be joined by a ton of great performers, including Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and more. Read on for the full list.
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Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.
Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »
Mortal Kombat is taking the fight across different mediums. An animated Mortal Kombat movie is currently in development at Warner Bros. Animation and is set to debut before the new live-action film even hits theaters. Warner Bros. Animation has set the animated Mortal Kombat movie, titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, for a 2020 debut with Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter set to star.
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Owen Dennis’s animated anthology series Infinity Train stretches as infinite as its possibilities. A new world—or restored—order infuses the adventure aboard the Infinity Train after the events of season one. The rollie spherical droid One-One (Jeremy Crutchley as Glad-One, Dennis as the Sad-One) has reclaimed his rightful place as the Conductor.
As it went in Book One, humans who suffered a trauma like its first protagonist and are in need of life lessons are taken aboard a cryptic train of limitless cars, each housing surreal worlds and inhabitants. Humans are tattooed with a glowing number on their palm that can go up or down. Passengers must do good deeds or mature in emotional understandings to lower their score to zero and activate their exit door so they may return to the normal world as a healed or reformed person. Now that One-One has his Conductor mantle back, he has prepared his human charges instruction videos with more clear-cut guidelines, but his guide isn’t quite clear-cut for some individuals in the ecosystem. The natural order must be that the train denizens must help the human passengers, but one denizen is an individual disruptor of the idea.
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Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Fred Topel
/Film has been covering the issue of Apu on The Simpsons since Hank Azaria addressed Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu two years ago. The issue gained more attention when The Simpsons produced an episode, “No Good Read Goes Unpunished”, that specifically addressed it.
Voice actor Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert he would be willing to step aside as the voice, but subsequent to that, Al Jean and Matt Groening have preferred not to talk about Apu in interviews with /Film. After a panel for the final season of his IFC series Brockmire, Azaria himself answered /Film’s question about Apu.
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