Rugrats Getting Revival Movie & Series from Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving many of their classic NickToon properties, and Rugrats is considered by many to be the gold standard. One of the greatest animated series ever made. Now, the show is returning with a new 26-episode series, and live-action/animated CG hybrid movie.

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

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Nicolas Cage Cast in Into The Spider-Verse

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The cast of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to grow and become more and more exciting, as reports are saying that veteran genre actor, Nicolas Cage, has been cast as the mysterious Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming animated film. Cage joins Shamiek Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, and Jake Johnson as Peter Parker.

We should expect to hear more later this month as the film should have a fairly large presence at this year’s SDCC.

Lego’s Official Voltron Set Unveiled

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Lego has officially revealed their new Voltron set, and it is quite something. The kit is one of the largest robots that Lego has ever produced, coming in at a massive 2,321 pieces. Based on a design submitted by Lego Ideas user Len_D69, the Lego Ideas Voltron is based on the design first seen in the beloved 1984 animated series, rather than the version currently seen in Netflix and Dreamworks Animation’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.

The set includes the ability to form all 5 lions, as well as Voltron itself, as well as the Blazing Sword and Voltron’s shield. If you’re at SDCC, the Defender of the Universe will cost $180 and be available in limited supplies, or you can pick it up from the official Lego website starting August 1st. Hit the jump for more pictures of the fantastic set.

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New Details on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon has revealed several new details on the upcoming animated reboot, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In addition to the rocking new opening and theme song, seen above, it’s been revealed that Raphael and not Leonardo is the leader of the turtles in this early incarnation.

A release date is not currently set, but the series is expected to have a massive showing at this year’s SDCC, so expect more news, soon.

Sonic Mania Adventures Part 4 Now Online

Sega has released the fourth part of their fantastic Sonic Mania Adventures series, and this episode follows newcomer Ray The Flying Squirrel, as he searches for his best Mighty The Armadillo.

Previous episodes of Sonic Mania Adventures can be found below if you’d like to catch up on this great, short series.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Castlevania: Season Two Hitting Netflix Later This Year

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Castlevania showrunner Warren Ellis has confirmed on his Twitter that the second season of the animated video game adaptation has been delayed from a summer release, and will be hitting Netflix later this year, with an extended 8-episode release.

Ellis also confirmed that the show is set deviate slightly from its video game source material, with many surprises in store for fans. Even adding that the back half of the season made director Samuel Deats cry while recording. An official release date has not been set, but expect more soon, perhaps from SDCC.

 

Looney Tunes Returning with New Series

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced a new series bringing back the classic characters, Looney Tunes Cartoons, but rather than go the traditional route, they’re doing something a little different. Each episode will consist of a series of short animations, ranging from 1-6 minutes, with each one being illustrated by a different animator, giving them each a completely unique feeling.

Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.

First How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Trailer

DreamWorks Animation has revealed the first official trailer the epic conclusion to the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, titled How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The sequel sees our heroes discover and entirely new world of hidden dragons, a new threat to their existence, and even a girlfriend for Toothless, the last Night Fury.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hits theaters on March 1st, 2019.

Full Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Trailer Online

Sony Pictures Animation has shared the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and it is an absolute thing of beauty, with incredible animation and visual styles at work. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) are producing with Bob Persichetti on directing duties.

Shameik Moore(The Get Down, Dope) voices Miles Morales in the film, and he is joined by Liev Schreiber as Kingping, Mahershala Ali Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry Miles’ father Jefferson,  Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, with Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, and Jake Johnson as Peter Parker. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14th.

First The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer Revealed

Warner Bros. Animation has released the first official teaser trailer for the sequel to the smash success, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic Bricksburg after the events of the first film. The trailer gives us more of what made the first film so fantastic, and this looks to be just as great.

Reprising their roles from The LEGO Movie are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy, Will Arnett as Batman, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, newcomers Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone. The film hits theaters on February 8th, 2019.

Mitsuoka Debuts Devilman Crybaby Edition Orochi

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Mitsuoka Motors, makers of the fabled Orochi, often maligned as the World’s Ugliest Car, has debuted a special edition of the car for Devilman Crybaby. The partnership isn’t exactly out of left-field as one of the main characters of the series drives, an Orochi, but the interesting thing here is that the Orochi has been out of production since 2014. To combat that, Mitsuoka took a pre-owned model of the car and updated it as a one-off display item.

You can hit the jump to check out more images of the insane looking car.

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First Trailer for Wreck-It-Ralph 2 Debuts

Disney has released the first official trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2, and it’s filled to the brim with cameos and easter eggs. The sequel sees Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) take to the internet and discover all it has to offer.

The first trailer is pretty funny, and there are so many easter eggs to take in, it’s actually ridiculous. Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21st.

New Images From Wreck-It-Ralph 2 Debut

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USA Today has debuted three new images from the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it-Ralph 2, that feature our first look at several new characters and some incredibly returning ones, as well.

Not only do we meet two internet-based characters that will be debuting in the film, but we get our first look at Vanellope Von Schweetz crashing a meeting between every Disney Princess that’s ever been put on the film by the House of Mouse. Hit the jump to check out all of the new images.

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First Look at DC Super Hero Girls

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Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network have unveiled a first look at the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls animated series. The series boasts “fresh character designs” from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust, whose previous work includes the likes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Super Best Friends Forever, from the old DC Nation block.

What started as a series of webisodes for DC Animation has grown to become a wildly successful toy franchise, and direct-to-DVD animated movie series, and now has the chance to grow beyond even that. Proving that there’s absolutely a market for superheroes with young girls. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis.

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ThunderCats Roar Announced by Cartoon Network

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It’s one of those 80’s animation reboot days. Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at the new ThunderCats Roar animated series from Warner Bros. Animation set to debut on Cartoon Network in 2019. The new series stays true to the original as the ThunderCats barely escape their home plant of Thundera, only to crash land on the planet Third Earth, and encounter a bizarre host of creatures and villains, including the evil Mumm-Ra.

You can hit the jump to check out the first official poster in full, as well as a full voice cast, and behind the scenes look at the opening of the series.

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