First Trailer for The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Amazon has debuted the first official trailer for its upcoming animated series, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. The new trailer shows off the series’ fancy new hand-drawn aesthetic, that is meant to evoke the original, iconic series.

The new series has Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!) doing the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, and Brad Norman (America’s Most Haunted) as Bullwinkle J. Moose. It’s executive produced by Scott Fellows (The Fairly OddParents) and Tiffany Ward, daughter of original series creator Jay Ward. The series hits Amazon Prime on May 11th.

Advertisements

Could Smallville: The Animated Series Happen?

smallville

At this year’s Awesome-Con, a Smallville panel was hosted with stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum that played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively. The series lasted for an impressive 10 seasons and paved the way for superhero television as we know it.

During a half-hour Q&A session with the stars, a question was brought up about potentially bringing the series to the DC streaming service in animated form, and the actors attention was piqued. Michael Reosenbaum’s response is below, and the full panel can be found after the jump. Do you think Smallville could return in animated form on DC’s upcoming streaming service? That would be amazing!

“I said to Al [Gough, one of Smallville’s creators], we should do an animated Smallville. That would be huge! I mean, Smallville: The Animated Series, with all the real voices? And I wouldn’t have to shave my head! We’ve got to do that. Can you imagine us on mics doing the same dialogue?”

Continue reading “Could Smallville: The Animated Series Happen?”

Sonic Mania Adventures Part 1 Debuts

Sega has debuted the first episode of their series of animated shorts titled Sonic Mania Adventures that will help promote the upcoming physical release of Sonic Mania Plus! The first episode is only a few short minutes, but adorably charming for fans of the fastest hedgehog alive hoping to see him in his animated glory again.

The story is short and to the point, but does a great job of establishing the world and how these characters interact, including a short post-credit scene that viewers should definitely stay for!

Rejected Deadpool Test Footage Now Online

dp

It’s been a rough go of things between Donald Glover and FX after the company cancelled plans the creator’s upcoming Deadpool animated series. After the announcement was made, the actor leaked a 15-page script for the series, which has been called fantastic. Now, Titmouse, one of the animation studios originally hoping to get the series (Floyd County of Archer fame won the contract) has released their reel of test footage for the world to see.

The test footage utilizes dialogue from Ryan Reynolds’ live-action adaptation, with animation going back and forth between finished and unfinished. It’s everything you’d expect from Deadpool, and works surprisingly well. Hit the jump to check it out.

Continue reading “Rejected Deadpool Test Footage Now Online”

First Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer

Nickelodeon has released the first official trailer for their newest animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is a return to 2D form for the turtles in a prequel series that sees them learning about their abilities and the mystical underbelly of New York City.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an evil warrior attempting to turn all of humanity into mutants.

Teen Titans GO! Getting Its Justice League

TTG

Warner Bros. Animation is slowly releasing the voice cast for its upcoming Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and it’s Justice League is shaping up to be something special. Lil Yachty is set to play Green Lantern John Stewart, singer-songwriter Halsey will play Wonder Woman, and Nicolas Cage will finally get his chance to play Superman.

This is most certainly a ton of stunt-casting, but it’s going to make for one hell of a fun movie, which this is most certainly shaping up to be.

Constantine Animated Series to Debut at WonderCon

consatntine

Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Bros. Television have announced their WonderCon line-up and, as expected, it’s full of DCTV mainstays on The CW such as Arrow, Legends of TomorrowThe Flash and Supergirl. Additionally, the Constantine animated series will debut on March 24th at the panel, at the same time it becomes available on CWSeed.com, with episodes clocking in at around 10 minutes.
Matt Ryan is back to voice the main protagonist in the webseries, which was written by  comic book writer J. M. DeMatteis.  The webseries has already been compared to darkness of the original Hellblazer comics from Vertigo.

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Teaser Trailer Released

Disney has unveiled the first official teaser trailer for Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet. In the sequel, Wreck-It Ralph (John C, Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) travel to the internet and meet plenty of new and interesting characters.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet —which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

New Zoids Anime Releasing in Japan

Studio OLM, an animation studio out of Japan has announced that they’re working on a new Zoids animated series titled Zoids Wild that will be released later this year in Japan. In addition, a tie-in game for the series will release on Nintendo Switch, as well.

It’s been a while since our last Zoids animated series, but the fan-base is still very much loyal, and I imagine the excitement should help make this quite a success.

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.

Final Incredibles 2 Teaser Poster

IC2

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.

Continue reading “Final Incredibles 2 Teaser Poster”

New Batman Ninja Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Animation has released a new trailer for Batman Ninja that features the debut of the English voice-cast as well as the final release date for the much-anticipated film, set for May 8th, on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital.

Batman: Arkham Origins‘ Roger Craig Smith returns to the role of Batman for the upcoming film, with Tony Hale as the Joker. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the voice of Gorilla Grodd. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin.

Disney Reveals New Incredibles 2 Poster

inc

Disney and Pixar have revealed a new poster for the long-awaited The Incredibles 2, ahead of a special first-look at the film on February 14th, during the Winter Olympic Games coverage. The poster does a fine job at showing the family getting “Back to Work” as it were with superheroes coming back into the spotlight in their world.

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. Hit the jump for a full look at the new poster.

Continue reading “Disney Reveals New Incredibles 2 Poster”

Mazinger Z: INFINITY Headed to US Theaters

It’s been a good year for fans of Go Nagai, and his work. Devilman Crybaby released to much critical acclaim, and now Mazinger Z: INFINITY is headed to US theaters for a special limited release on February 11th and 12th.

The film takes place 12 years after Koji has taken down Dr. Hell, so it’ll be interesting how well it plays for newcomers to the series, as Mazinger has been largely absent from the anime scene for many years. If you’re interested, check out the official site to see if there are any showtimes near you.

First Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation has released the first official trailer for the upcoming animated feature, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and it’s clearly going to be a hilarious shakedown of superhero film culture, that is way too meta. After the team jokes that no one wants to see them, they just want to see Wonder Woman, they then follow up with a joke about Aquaman getting a film, as well.

This is definitely going to be one to watch, as it’s quite a surprise for the year. Hopefully it remains a pleasant one.