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Matt Groening's cartoon "Futurama" has had more of a life than many expected. Following 72 episodes on Fox, the series was cancelled, revived for four direct-to-disc TV movies, and subsequently resurrected by Comedy Central for a further 52 episodes which came to a close in September last year.
With the characters popping up on "The Simpsons" this year, talk of the show getting further episodes has begun to pick up steam, though the question would be who would be interested in continuing the show. If someone does pick it up, expect the creative team to be onboard for it.
Katey Sagal, who plays Leela on the show, tells Zap2It that the show's fanbase will likely never let the series die and she's fine with that:
"I find that show is so fan-driven that it makes sense that somebody should pick it up…[The cast] would totally be on board and I wouldn’t be surprised, »
- Garth Franklin
It’s the highest-grossing movie of the year, so it must be good, right? Well, that seems to be the view of Paramount Pictures, who are campaigning for a Best Picture nomination for Michael Bay’s critically-derided Transformers sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction with a ‘For Your Consideration’ ad for the upcoming Academy Awards. And it seems the studio has ambitions of racking up a Titanic-like haul of nominations…
So, it’s already made the shortlist for Best Visual Effects… how many nominations do you think Paramount will manage to secure for Transformers: Age of Extinction?
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 (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out »
- Gary Collinson
Maria Bamford appeared last week at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles as part of a special Picture This! comedy event which features comics performing while illustrators and artists animate to their routines on a screen live. Picture This! was created Brandie Posey and Sam Varelaby. This edition spotlighted the Comedy Central show Brickleberry and had comedy voice talents John Dimaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) who plays Duke and Jerry Minor (SNL, Anchorman) who plays Denzel, put their skills on display along with animators from the show. Bamford is a renowned stand-up comedian and has appeared on Comedy Central specials and shows like Arrested Development as well as being featured as a voice [ Read More ]
The post Interview with Comedian Maria Bamford appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Laura Gaddy
Want to see Benedict Cumberbatch perfect his wolf bark, Ken Jeong perform as a Navy Seal instead of a baby seal and John Malkovich get into octopus form? It’s all in the brand new Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary that DreamWorks Animation debuted and just like the large majority of the promotional material released for the film thus far, it’s pretty amusing and well worth a watch. In the upcoming film, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Patrick Stuart) have to stop an old acquaintance from taking over the world, Malkovich’s Dr. Octavius Brine, aka Dave the Octopus. But the penguins can’t do it alone so they team up with a spy organization lead by Cumberbatch’s Agent Classified called the North Wind. Hit the jump to check out that Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary and keep an eye out for the full feature, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Batman: Assault on Arkham, the latest effort from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, casts Batman aside (for the most part) in order to focus on Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad. The anti-hero team has gotten quite a bit of press lately for its planned live-action adaptation, so now's a great time to take a look at one of the Suicide Squad's animated iterations, now available on Blu-ray. While Batman: Assault on Arkham takes the opportunity to cast Batman villains in lead roles, it doesn't come close to exploring all the potential those characters offer. The voice acting is spot on as usual and the animation style is a visual joy, but the half-baked plot and immature on-screen antics makes this a weak adaptation rather than a must-have addition to your collection. Hit the jump for our Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray review. Feature: The Good Any time the villains get to take center stage, »
- Dave Trumbore
Arriving in cinemas for the Christmas period on the 5th December is the animated spin-off The Penguins Of Madagascar from Twentieth Century Fox. Featuring a number of characters from the hit Madagascar franchise, The Penguins Of Madagascar is bound to enjoy similar success to it predecessors. To celebrate the upcoming release of the film, and to whet your appetite somewhat, we have an exclusive new clip titled ‘Giant Laser,’ for your viewing pleasure.
Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind, led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
The film boasts the vocal talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, »
- Paul Heath
This weekend, two of the most beloved animated TV shows will meet up episodically for the first time, as Futurama’s Planet Express crew from the 31st century heads to Springfield for a crossover episode called “Simpsoroma.” The main voice cast from Futurama—John Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bartbefore. “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters,” Simpsons exec producer Al Jean told EW this summer. “We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, »
- Kyle Reese
Fox has released the opening couch gag and clip for this weekend's Simpsons and Futurama crossover episode called "Simpsorama," which will send the Simpsons to the 31st century. The episode follows a "Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess." The episode also has a great tagline that reads, "A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes."
This is going to be quite the epic event for fans of both series. It will definitely be good to see the return of the characters from Futurama. The episode will also reunite the Futurama voice cast of Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, »
- Joey Paur
Like Sweet Zombie Jesus, Fry & Co. will rise from the dead for one more animated adventure on The Simpsons. The Planet Express crew from the 31st century is scheduled to touch down in present-day Springfield in the Fox comedy's Nov. 9 episode, titled "Simpsorama." The main voice cast from beloved-and-cancelled-once-again Futurama—John Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this crossover creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bart before he does something snotty that leads to a mass catastrophe. »
- Dan Snierson
Put simply, this is a mess. And not the good kind of cinematic mess that’s so overflowing with ideas the filmmakers can’t fit them all onto the screen without throwing coherent storytelling out the window. No, this is the other kind of mess – the kind where the script runs out of gas halfway through and the film carries on anyway.
What story there is in The Shoot concerns Tommy and Dougie, a pair of middle-aged rockers in dodgy debt up to their ears who decide that robbing a fashion shoot in the desert is their express ticket to solvency. Tommy’s wife Maddy works as a costumer for the shoot so it’s pretty obvious things aren’t going to go well. Things take a turn for »
- Mark Allen
You’ve probably already seen at least one trailer for DreamWorks’ new ‘toon Penguins Of Madagascar, and a clip from the film’s opening sequence arrived last month. Now imagine what would happen if you mashed them both up? That’s right, utter anarchy the new promo from the film.Get ready to experience both the first meeting of all four Penguins – Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) – back in their younger days, and learn a little more about the animal espionage experts they’re currently assisting/annoying, the North Wind.Together, these mismatched squads will have to tackle a mad octopus villain named Dave (John Malkovich), who appears to have something of a past with our flightless friends. The North Wind gang, meanwhile, are led by a wolf (Benedict Cumberbatch) whose name is classified. So everyone calls him “Classified." And yes, it »
Remember that footage from the Penguins of Madagascar New York Comic-Con panel showing how a young Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller) and Rico (John Dimaggio) first meet Private (Patrick Stuart)? The film’s latest trailer actually shows off a good deal of it, minus the leopard seal scuffle, before launching into a roll call montage featuring the penguins and their new cohorts, the North Wind. Together, they’ll take on Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich), an accomplished geneticist. Or he is? Turns out, Dr. Octavius Brine is really Dave, an Octopus who used to live at the Central Park Zoo until the penguins completely overshadowed him, compelling the zoo staff to ship him off to another location. Hit the jump to catch the gang in action in the latest Penguins of Madagascar trailer. The film opens in 3D on November 26th and also features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, »
- Perri Nemiroff
It’s been a big 24 hours for animated spinoffs about adorable groups of tiny, often incompetent helpers. Last night we got our first Minions trailer, and today we have the last Penguins of Madagascar trailer. The action adventure sees Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio), and Private (Christopher Knights) facing a threat […]
The post Final ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Trailer Teases the Penguins’ Origin Story appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Creator: Pendleton Ward
Running Time: 236 minutes
Adventure Time started life as an animated short made by Pen Ward. The short proved to be entertaining, filled with plenty of laughs and imagination. In just a few short years, it’s blossomed into a must-watch series on CartoonNetwork.
Season two is an example of the show really hitting its flow. Now we have come accustom to the characters and general feel of the show, it has more freedom to manoeuvre. The partnership between Finn and Jake has grown from strength to strength. The duo is the perfect merriment for a gloomy afternoon. The show is a perfect combination of high energy, imagination, humour and childhood fantasies. Somehow building those pillow forts lacks the imagination that can be found in Adventure Time.
The show proves it’s limitless, from its incredibly characters and engaging »
- Ciham Messouki
“Futurama” star John Dimaggio is starring in a brand new film coming to theaters in 2015. The film, “The Shoot,” gives a humorous and dark take on the music and fashion industries. Take a look at the synopsis: “Written and directed by John Adams and Toby Poser, the film is a dark, sometimes funny comment on American dreams and nightmares in the rock and roll and fashion industries. In the pic, a fashion shoot in the desert goes horribly wrong when two hard up rockers try their luck at robbing it.” The film seems to be a promising thriller/horror with dark comedy elements, so if you’re into off-kilter films, take [ Read More ]
Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo are all great characters, but Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (James Patrick Stuart) definitely stole some of their thunder in the Madagascar films. In fact, the penguins are so popular, they’ve got their very own Nickelodeon TV show and, come November 26th, they’ll have their own feature film as well. Penguins of Madagascar pits our heroes against someone from their past, Dave the octopus. With the help of the undercover inter-species task force, The North Wind, the penguins must thwart Dave’s plan to take over the world. Immediately after the film’s New York Comic-Con panel, I got the chance to sit down with directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith to discuss making the decision to give the penguins their own movie, how the animated filmmaking process »
- Perri Nemiroff
Warner Archive, the really cool digital library for Warner Bros and its vast array of titles, has a series of new DVD releases coming this fall for the discerning comic book fan and the lover of old school television fare.
Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.”
Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available »
- ComicMix Staff
Bigger, bolder, blu-er! Warner Archive Collection is proud to present Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season in Blu-ray™ — available now at www.wbshop.com and your favorite online retailers.
The fearsome fan-addict forces behind The Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series’ first season, Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both its narrative approach And in the fun.
Across the 26-episode second season – presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen – you’ll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, »
- ComicMix Staff
The Simpsons and Family Guy are set to share the small screen this month with the Family Guy season premiere ‘The Simpsons Guy’, but that’s not the only crossover in store for the inhabitants of Springfield in their 25th anniversary year. In November, The Simpsons will also team up with Futurama’s Fry, Leela, Bender and company for ‘Simpsorama’, and Entertainment Weekly has the first still…
‘Simpsorama’ will feature Futurama cast members Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarche and tells a “complex, Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess.”
‘Simpsorama’ will air on November 9th. »
- Gary Collinson
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Bigger, bolder, blu-er! Warner Archive Collection is proud to present “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” in Blu-ray™ -- arriving Tuesday, September 9 at www.wbshop.com and your favorite online retailers.
The fearsome fan-addict forces behind “The Batman: The Brave and the Bold” fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series’ first season, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both its narrative approach And in the fun.
Across the 26-episode second »
- Matt MacNabb
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