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10 Voice Actors You Probably Didn’t Notice In Live Action Roles

24 August 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The world loves actors — we follow them on Twitter, tune in to award shows to watch them out of character, and follow their everyday lives in magazines and on the Internet — but not all actors get the attention they deserve. Take voice actors for example, and we’re not talking about the likes of Tom Hanks in Toy Story or Nicolas Cage in The Croods, who are hired primarily for their star appeal more so than their ability to bring a character to life. No, we’re talking about actual full time voice actors, most of whom have voiced a character in the animated shows and video games we watch and play on a daily basis, and who most of us aren’t really aware of.

When we hear Woody in Toy Story, we hear Tom Hanks (no matter how good his performance is), it’s obvious that it’s Seth Rogen as B. »

- Ian McCabe

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Fmtv – Marvel’s new movie and Batman v Superman set photos in the Movie Newsgasm!

15 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s episode of Flickering Myth TV’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys takes a look at what Marvel Studios’ next big movie might be, the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos, Jason Momoa officially announced as Aquaman, Michael Bay leaving the Transformers franchise and the already-announced sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Somebody call Vanilla Ice!

For all that and more, watch this week’s Movie Newsgasm below…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016, with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, »

- Oliver Davis

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Two new clips from Batman: Assault on Arkham

12 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its DVD and Blu-ray release today, Warner Bros. has dropped two new clips from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Assault on Arkham featuring The Suicide Squad; check them out after the official synopsis, and read our review of the film here…

“Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.”

Batman: Assault on Arkham is set for release on August 12th and sees Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) leading »

- Gary Collinson

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Suicide Mission: Batman Faces an Assault on Arkham in New Animated Movie

12 August 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

As the Riddler might ask: When is a Batman movie not a Batman movie? Answer: When it stars the Suicide Squad!

The popular team of DC Comics supervillains unleashes its special brand of (in)justice in Batman: Assault on Arkham, the latest DC Universe original movie from Warner Bros Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Government operative Amanda Waller (voiced by Cch Pounder) assembles a dirty half-dozen — master hit man Deadshot (Neal McDonagh), ice queen Killer Frost (Jennifer Hale), Australian rogue Captain Boomerang (Greg Ellis), bloodthirsty King Shark (John Dimaggio), vigilante assassin Black Spider (Giancarlo Esposito) and criminally insane Harley Quinn (Hynden Walch) — to break into the world's scariest asylum and retrieve a flash drive stolen by the Riddler (Matthew Gray Gubler).

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- John Hogan

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Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham is Bad.....Bad Ass!

11 August 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Legions of Gotham | See recent Legions of Gotham news »

You can pre-order this film on Amazon.com

Yeah, I said it. I'm obviously a lifelong Batman fan, especially in the realm of animation.  I'm very critical of the Dc Universe films..they're very hit and miss for  me.   This film is without a doubt my favorite of the Dc Universe films to date.  Assault on Arkham has it all..violence, sex, humor and dark twisted enjoyment for all.  This one is what 'The Losers' should have been.  Its like the Expendables with Dc Comics villains.  Top all that off with tons of villain cameos and Kevin Conroy reprising Batman, the role that he owns, and you have an absolute winner.

This review will contain some, but not all, Spoilers!  I'm not going to give you the plot points, but don't read if you don't want a few things revealed, I don't wanna have to call you a waaaaahmbulance.  

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- Matt MacNabb

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Movie Review – Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

10 August 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman: Assault on Arkham, 2014.

Directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding.

Featuring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Troy Baker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cch Pounder, John Dimaggio, Jennifer Hale, Hynden Walch, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Synopsis:

Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.

I’ve been on record before as a fan of the DC Animated offerings. Marvel seems to have perfected the theatrical experience while DC has managed to successfully parlay their characters into television, animation, and video games. The newest animated movie from DC takes a cue from the extremely successful Arkham video game series to deliver a fairly good offering in Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Fans of the video games will be happy to see this rich world given a little more exploration, though to »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham

10 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Based on a video game, Batman: Arkham, which I do not play, I came into Batman: Assault on Arkham, without any particular predisposition. As the first editor of the Suicide Squad, I was intrigued to see how they would operate. As I feared, screenwriter Heath Corson totally misused the team in this violent, pointless direct-to-animated mess which is unleashed on Tuesday.

Amanda Waller (Cch Pounder) played within the gray areas of the DC Universe, picking damaged heroes and villains, as needed for missions. She made sure there was a field leader to keep them in line, and offered the heroes something they wanted and the villains a chance at clearing their records. Here, she collects a motley assortment of villains without a real rationale for each, putting them together for a mission that makes little sense. The silly MacGuffin here is that the Riddler (Matthew Gray Gubler) has stolen »

- Robert Greenberger

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The Penguins of Madagascar go solo in latest teaser trailer - watch

6 August 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new teaser clip for the Penguins of Madagascar movie has been released by DreamWorks Animation.

The clip features more of the comical covert birds Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private as they team up to take down Dr Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich.

Tom McGrath, John Dimaggio, Chris Miller, and Christopher Knights voice the feathery foursome, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Agent Classified who leads a covert protective force of animals.

The force also includes the seal Short Fuse (Ken Jeong), an explosives expert; snow owl Eva (Annet Mahendru), an intelligence analyst; and hulking Norwegian bear Corporal (Peter Stormare), who constantly wants to embrace his four new bird friends.

Eric Darnell, who has co-directed all three Madagascar movies to date, directs alongside Simon J Smith.

Penguins of Madagascar will open in the Us on November 26 and in the UK on December 5. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch fans will howl for this new 'Penguins of Madagascar' trailer

6 August 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Benedict Cumberbatch's role in "Penguins of Madagascar" may be voice only, but the latest trailer for the forthcoming animated spinoff will probably make his fans howl anyway. The "Sherlock" star's perfect English diction is a sound for sore ears in the new spot for the "Madagascar" spinoff, in which Cumberbatch plays Classified, a wolf who serves as the leader of an "inter-species task force" dedicated to saving the lives of helpless animals. In addition to returning voice stars Tom McGrath (Skipper), Chris Miller (Kowalski), John Dimaggio (Rico) and Christopher Knights (Private), the film also features the aural talents of John Malkovich as villainous octopus Dr. Octavius Brine (a.k.a Dave). Will Cumberbatch fanatics show up for the film even though the actor himself never appears on screen? Check out the trailer below, then let us know what you think in the comments. "Penguins of Madagascar" hits theaters on »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Sdcc Interview: Kevin Conroy, star of Batman: Assault on Arkham

6 August 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

Every animated character has a voice actor behind it, giving it life. Actor Kevin Conroy has been associated with the Batman character since he voiced him over the course of 86 episodes on Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995), and through many spin-off series’ and feature films that have followed like The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999, 24 episodes), Batman Beyond (1999-2001, 48 episodes), Justice League (2001-2006, 55 episodes) and the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) and Batman: Arkham City (2011). Warner Bros. has continued using Conroy as Batman’s (and Bruce Wayne’s) voice in direct-to-video feature films over the years, and in the new film Batman: Assault on Arkham, Conroy once again lends his distinctive baritone to give the Caped Crusader that familiar voice fans have comfortably accepted and embraced.

david j. moore: Is your performance »

- Gary Collinson

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New Trailer For The Penguins Of Madagascar

6 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The first trailer arrived a couple of months ago, but here comes the new promo for DreamWorks’ flippered forces, The Penguins Of Madagascar. This one dips into their history and also has more about the movie’s big villain, an octopus named Dave played by John Malkovich. As you do… In this spin-off from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with a super-secret animal organization called North Wind to fight the many-tentacled menace. North Wind's leader, meanwhile, is a wolf known only as Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh, and there’s even a new penguin in the mix, Corporal, bearing Peter Stomare’s distinctive tones.If you know and like what the Penguins got up to in the Madagascar films, you’re in for more of the same here. The big challenge will be taking »

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Sdcc Interview: Andrea Romano, voice director on Batman: Assault on Arkham

5 August 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with Andrea Romano, voice director on Batman: Assault on Arkham, at the San Diego Comic-Con…

Voice director Andrea Romano has been involved with Warner Bros. animation department for several decades, voice directing as far back as the seminal program Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995), working alongside voice actors like Mark Hamill who played The Joker for many years and Kevin Conroy, who has continued voicing Batman and Bruce Wayne up to the present day. Here Romano discusses her involvement with the Batman animated franchise and shares some information on the new DC/Warner feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, which follows in the footsteps of a line of creatively and financially successful Batman animated films to premier on home video.

david j. moore: You’ve been the voice director for various Batman projects for decades now. There’ve been some new people; there have been some familiar faces. »

- Gary Collinson

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Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad in latest clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham

4 August 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Batman: Assault on Arkham set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray next week, Warner Bros. has dropped a couple of new images from the film featuring Amanda Waller, as well as a clip of Waller and Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad…

Be sure to take a look at our interview with Batman: Assault on Arkham director Jay Oliva here, and check back tomorrow and Wednesday for our interviews with voice director Andrea Romano and legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy.

“Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc Interview: Jay Oliva, director of Batman: Assault on Arkham

4 August 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with Jay Oliva, director of Batman: Assault on Arkham, at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

Fans of Marvel’s and DC’s recent animated feature films should be familiar with director Jay Oliva’s work. Among other projects, he’s helmed Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2007) and The Invincible Iron Man (2007), DC’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 and 2 (2013), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) and Justice League: War (2014), and now his latest feature Batman: Assault on Arkham has been completed and is set to introduce a new line of animated features based on the videogame franchise that began with Batman: Arkham Asylum. Oliva’s enthusiastic, sincere approach to the animated realm of superhero storytelling is infectious, and here he answers some questions concerning his latest endeavor.

david j. moore: Was there any collaboration between you and WB Montreal, the game developer for the videogame Batman »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first movie of 2014 to hit a billion at the box office

3 August 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Marvel celebrates another huge opening for Guardians of the Galaxy, with the film pulling in a hefty $160 million debut at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has hit a landmark, with the fourth instalment in the blockbuster Transformers franchise becoming the first movie of 2014 to cross $1 billion worldwide. Age of Extinction has earned $241.1 million domestically and $763.8 million from international markets for a combined gross of $1.004 billion to date, which makes it the second-biggest earner of the series behind Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.123 billion), as well as the eighteenth-highest grossing movie of all time.

Transformers: Age of Extinction sees Michael Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver »

- Gary Collinson

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The Simpsons - Futurama Crossover and Character Death Planned This Season

2 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I haven’t watched a full season of The Simpsons for quite a few years now, but my I’ll dip my toe in every now and then to see if it’s worth taking the plunge and keeping up with the show again. Unfortunately, I just haven't felt the magic of seasons past when I tune in to watch new episodes. The show has piqued my interest recently, though, with the 5-minutes of footage Fox released for their upcoming Family Guy crossover. And there is yet another crossover coming this season that is too irresistible to pass up.

The Wrap reports that this November The Simpsons will have a Futurama crossover that will feature voice actors Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice Lamarche, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille. There’s no word on how their characters will cross paths with the Simpson clan, but we’re »

- Eli Reyes

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New clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham

31 July 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has dropped a new clip from the direct-to-video animated feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

“Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.”

Batman: Assault on Arkham is set for release on August 12th and sees Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) leading a voice cast that also includes Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Deadshot, »

- Gary Collinson

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Interview with Batman: Assault on Arkham’s Creative Team

30 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As part of celebrating 75 Years of Batman, Assault on Arkham is primed to bring some of Batman’s most well-known villains into the spotlight. We were lucky enough to sit down with many of the folks responsible for bringing this newest animated feature to life and they’ve given us a glimpse into what we can expect to see next month.

First, if you weren’t aware this Batman film will take place in the same Bat-Universe as the stellar Rocksteady video games. Assault on Arkham unfolds between the end of Arkham Origins and the beginning of Arkham Asylum. They wouldn’t go into specifics of where in that time period it does fall, but it is certain that fan-favorite Kevin Conroy has returned to voice the Caped Crusader. In previous interviews about Arkham Origins, the developers stated that Kevin Conroy not being the voice of Batman in that game »

- Shawn Hanson

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Top 10 Animation Panels At Comic-Con

21 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

While Comic-Con will have more than enough animation to satisfy even the most enthusiastic fan, a few special TV panels stand out as some of the most anticipated animated series panels of the year, including a special sneak peek at the upcoming Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover episode and more.

Top 10 Animation Panels

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Toy Story is heading to Comic-Con with an exclusive first look at Toy Story That Time Forgot, a new holiday special. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story Of Terror!), director Steve Prucell (Brave) and head of story Derek Thompson (Wall-e) will also show off exclusive sketches and storyboards and give behind the scenes scoop on the newest Toy Story adventure. Certainly a must see for any self-respecting Toy Story fanatic.

– Thursday, July 24, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Room 6A

Comedy Central: Key & Peele and Introducting Moonbeam City!

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key »

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