Check Out the New Muppet Babies Theme

Disney’s long-awaited CG reboot of Muppet Babies is finally making some real headway with the reveal of its new theme, performed by Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldberry. The full intro was revealed by Entertainment Weekly, and aside from the addition of Summer the Penguin and her love of painting remains pretty intact from the original.

The animation, while being CG, is actually pretty amazing. Particularly the felt textures used on the Muppets themselves, which looks oddly real for clearly being animated. Muppet Babies is set to return to Disney Channel on March 23rd.

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Analog EP43: My Allspark Will Go On

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Josh and Theo are back, joined by Bovi (or is it Fauxvi?) after a dreaded Catballian attack! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

This week, on Analog! A shit load of trailers! Some fun DC Films news! We write a script to revive Paramount’s IP problem! And, some good old fashioned heartwarming stuff. Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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First Look at Krypton’s Brainiac

SyFy has revealed an absolutely batshit, and insanely awesome look at the big-bad of their Superman prequel series, Brainiac, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined something so perfect from this series. Ever since that first trailer was leaked, I had hopes. But this, is better than anything I could have ever imagined.

Check out the trailer above for our first look at the ancient Superman villain, and be amazed. Krypton will premiere Wednesday, March 21st on SyFy.

Netflix Reveals Lost in Space

Netflix has revealed a shocking new series for their upcoming slate, with a reboot of genre favorite, Lost in Space. The teaser doesn’t reveal much, but does show the more serious tone the show will be taking over its predecessor. We should expect to hear plenty more in the near future as Netflix ramps up promotion.

Lost in Space, starring Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Toby Stephens, Ignacia Serricchio and more, hits Netflix April 13th, 2018.

New Comic Books: February 21

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A heavy tale filled to the brim with fantasy tropes and beautiful, vivid imagery. This is going to be a very interesting read over the next few months. Wonder Woman acting as the emissary to a forgotten world of Faerie folk, and dark creatures, with Batman acting, as always the detective, in a tale of murder and what is sure to be betrayal. Definitely recommending this book.
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A strong lesson for Jon ended in tragedy, but with a hint of hope. It was sad to see Superman’s failure to coerce the species to save themselves, but at the very least, they will go on without the burden of their current religion forcing them to choose their planet over life. Another beautiful contained story for Superman, which seem to be the norm for the Big Blue Boy Scout, right now.
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Damage is such a short but sweet read. This issue was action-packed from start to finish, and felt like an action film inside of a cinematic universe. The addition of the Suicide Squad felt perfectly at home with Damage, and the ending with Wonder Woman appearing to take him on left it one hell of a cliffhanger that had me itching for the next issue. Nice job!
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The last Milk Wars crossover was just as weird as the others, but this time we get Swamp Thing compressing dead bodies into a fertilizer bomb with Wild Dog, so that’s definitely something, I suppose. We also got some vinyl toys for Wonder Wife and Father Bruce (but not a Milkman Man), which I hope eventually become a real thing. I would absolutely buy that Trinity.
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Everything about Batman and the Signal just screams Static Shock to me, and that’s honestly an absolutely amazing compliment. The metahumans in Gotham being created by the Nth Metal is interesting, and the implication of Duke’s role in the world Post-Metal is such a mystery. I know there are still a lot of questions that The Signal has to answer, but I hope we get them soon.
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That was easily one of the most incredible starts to an arc I have ever read. Poison Ivy went from a normal villain from Batman’s Rogues Gallery, to an absolute God in less than half an issue. So many mysteries already, with such an incredible build already taking place. Batman just topped my list of must-reads all over again. Man, Tom King is on a roll.
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This slow burning tale of tragedy has been one of the best in comics, and it’s coming to a glorious head with the death of Jane Foster. Mighty Thor has been the pinnacle of Marvel comics for a couple years, now, and it just keeps getting better. Such a beautiful tale that cycled back and forth between past and present so flawlessly, outlining why Jane Foster makes her eventual choice. Just beautiful.

Metal Gear Survive Launch Trailer

Konami has released the launch trailer for Metal Gear Survive, which is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The trailer gives us a new, albeit late, look at many of the bosses and larger creatures that fill the wasteland of the dystopian world.

The trailer shows plenty of gameplay footage that spotlights playing online with friends, and defending your base from the zombie-like enemies of the game. While not a Metal Gear game in spirit, there appears to be some details that stayed from past games… like balloons? So, check this one out of your own volition.

WB Japan Unveils First Bleach Trailer

Warner Bros. Japan has unveiled the first official trailer for the long-awaited live action Bleach adaptation. The first footage gives us great looks at Ichigo Kurasaki, and the hollow CG that will fill the film. The film is clearly taking from the Substitute Shinigami arc, but with success we could eventually see sequels.

Bleach, directed by Shinsuke Sato, will hit Japanese theaters on July 20th, 2018. Sota Fukushi portrays the lead protagonist, Ichigo Kurasaki. Hana Sugisaki portrays Rukia Kuchiki.

Mattel Unveils Tomb Raider Barbie

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Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander and based on the 2013 reboot of the hit video game franchise, hits theaters next month. But, before that, Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie version of the iconic hero, Lara Croft.

Mattel will be unveiling the doll at the Mattel Collector event during the New York Toy Fair. Presale is currently available on Barbie.com, and collectors are able to purchase the doll for $29.99. The doll includes various accessories, including a map, axe, journal, doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.

New Super Robot Wars X Trailer Unveiled

Bandai Namco has revealed a second trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars X title for PlayStation 4 and PS VITA. The trailer is in Japanese, but the game is confirmed for an English release in Asian territories. You can check out the trailer above to get a lengthy look at the game, as well as reveals of the new protagonists and original mecha designs.

Super Robot Wars X releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan and Chinese regions on March 29, 2018. The game releases in April 26, 2018 in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.)

Pacific Rim: Uprising Debuts IMAX Trailer

A new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising has debuted, promoting the film’s appropriate release on IMAX. The trailer is 2 and a half minutes of literal non-stop action, and spoils a whole lot of the movie. At least that’s what we’re led to believe. The IMAX version of Pacific Rim: Uprising will be digitally remastered, to help put you right in the middle of the giant robot action.

Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on March 23rd.

The Incredibles 2 Olympics Sneak Peek

Disney Pixar has finally unveiled an incredible first look at The Incredibles 2, and it looks just as fantastic as the first film. The jokes are great, and the animation looks even more fluid than the first film, albeit with its now-trademark retro-styling.

The Incredibles 2 is due in theaters June 15th, 2018, with Craig T. Nelson, and Holly Hunter reprising their roles, joined by Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini and Brad Bird.

Analog EP42: Valentine’s Day Special

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The gang’s all here for a special romantic episode of Analog! Let us sarinate* you with all the coolest shit that pop culture has to offer!

Bad Boys Lobo, a bunch of trailers, and crazy directors, plus a sequel to Kung Fury starring Magneto! Holy crap! Join us on this edition of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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New Comic Books: February 14

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This was a fantastic issue that not only solidifed a new, impressively brutal rogue for Wonder Woman, but also built several future stories for the Amazon Warrior. The crazed doctor studying Silver Swan, and the mysterious portal that stole away Jason. It seems that Diana has an interesting rest of the year in place, and I’m looking forward to where it goes. Particularly the Darkseid aspect of all of this.
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It would make sense that the first moment that Barry has without his powers, he would jump at the chance to have a normal life. Almost immediately passing the mantle of The Flash back to Wally West, who hasn’t been the go-to Flash in well over a decade. It was also refreshing to see Grodd as a legitimate threat to the Flash, and Central City, which The Flash hasn’t truly had in quite some time. The Rogues are fun, but they’re never really a believable threat… Grodd comes in, and in two issues he’s beaten The Flash. Impressive.
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This was the least interesting of the Young Animal crossovers from a story perspective, but from a design perspective this was an absolute marvel. The small hints of Diana’s real form in the Wonder Wife world were subtle, but phenomenal. I particularly liked the shot of Diana’s shadow that revealed her true form, but featured her red star on her tiara. That was an incredibly beautiful shot, and absolutely worth reading for that alone.
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It’s shocking to me how fun all of these new Post-Metal heroes have been. Each book has been so different from the last, with some genuinely interesting and charming introductions for these new heroes. My hope is that they last, because DC has done a fantastic job of building them up to be a big deal, with some great issue 1’s to follow suit.
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First off, Kyle Rayner’s costume with Hal’s ring is so legit. That’s one of the coolest costumes Kyle has ever worn, which is saying something. Second, Zod has quite a plan here, luring the Corps to a planet that contains ore that can pierce constructs. I wonder what it is about this planet’s ore that makes it so unique? Lastly, Hal’s sacrifice to get Kyle off-world to get help is why he’s one of my favorite superheroes.
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The death of Basil aka Clayface was made so much more tragic by the real loss felt by Cassandra. That was a beautiful relationship that, in my opinion, felt so natural somehow. Her sadness just leapt off the page, and it made it perfect. Even Batwoman’s indifference and uncaring for how she just murdered a friend was apparent. She never flinched, and never once wavered in her decision. The war between her and the Bat-family will certainly be something to keep an eye on.
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Neal Adams’ Deadman remains one of DC’s most batshit insane reads, and while things seem to be making more and more sense, it’s still difficult to follow. Boston Brand is being used by Ra’s Al Ghul, and his family is the tool that’s manipulating him. A lost brother, taken by the League, that enjoys his time there, and a family, knowing too well his destiny. It’s getting interesting.
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This was both immensely confusing, and horrifyingly entertaining. I’ll read anything with Detectiv Chimp in it, and the hope that the heroes have finally defeated one of the Dark Knights is great. But, once again, it was all just part of the plan. They’ve mapped out everything. Every outcome that the heroes could try, they’ve figured out and countered against it from the very beginning. There’s one last issue of Metal left, so let’s keep it firing on all cylinders.
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Admittedly, I feel as if this story has nearly run its course. The Booster Gold plot has been interesting, but it’s starting to drag a bit for me. Vice-versa, the Lois Lane rescuing her Father side-plot has been far more entertaining. Sam Lane hasn’t been a presence in the Superman books for years, and it’s nice to see him back in the fold in any capacity. Hopefully the next issue will start to wrap things up, and take us forward.
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I just started reading this after I remembered that Fantastic Four bits of Marvel Legacy were fantastic, and this is immediately a really good read. The Fantastic Four have always been some of Marvel’s best stories, and this is no different, even with an incomplete family. Also, the “post-credits” scene with Wolverine and Hydro-Man was pretty great.

Final Incredibles 2 Teaser Poster

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Disney Pixar have released one last teaser poster before today’s much-anticipated look at The Incredibles 2 during the Winter Olympics coverage. Disney has been keeping mum on a lot of footage from the film, so it should be excited today to get a look at one of Pixar’s most anxiously awaited sequels. Hit the jump for a full look at the poster.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.

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