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The new Power Rangers movie continues to summon some big-name help for its supporting cast, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Bill Hader will be playing aye-yi-yi-prone helper robot Alpha 5 in the upcoming film. Hader joins a cast that includes Bryan Cranston as giant floating head Zordon, Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa, and a cast of relative newcomers as the Rangers themselves.
The high-pitched, often bumbling Alpha served as comic relief on the original series, where he was voiced by Invader Zim’s Richard Horvitz, and physically played by a number of actors, including Romy J. Sharf and Andy Sellner. Meanwhile, Hader—whose Documentary Now! is currently airing on IFC— is no stranger to giving voice to robotic individuals: along with Ben Schwartz, he provided the vocalizations for beloved ball-droid Bb-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Aye-yi-yi! Welcome #BillHader as #Alpha5 to the #PowerRangersMovie - Coming in 2017 ...
- William Hughes
The Netflix Skylanders Academy release date has been revealed for October 28th much to the delight of Portal Masters everywhere.
Skylanders Academy is based on Activision's popular toys-to-life game franchise starring elementally-powered creatures who battle against Kaos, a diminutive evil Portal Master obsessed with ruling the magical world of Skylands at any cost.
The Netflix-exclusive series will also star Kaos as the antagonist as well as a core group of Skylanders voiced by recognizable names. They include Justin Long as Spyro the Dragon; Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf; Jonathan Banks Eruptor; and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks, Kaos' humble servant.
Kaos will be voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz who also provides the unmistakable cackling laughs for the game series.
We expect a Skylanders Academy Netflix trailer to pop up any day now with the first season only a month away from its premiere.
Season 2 is already in production for a fall 2017 debut. »
Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday I was watching Animaniacs Live, interviewing folks about Turtles and cartoons, seeing the latest in geek fashions, hanging out with American Gods, and chatting with the Kings of Con at Sdcc, not to mention chillin’ at Nerd HQ. And now suddenly it’s September, and I’ve since attended both the UK Discworld Convention and Dragon Con! Convention season: it really never stops, does it?
Despite my busy schedule, I don’t want to miss sharing any of the fantastic adventures I’ve been having with you; so first, let’s rewind to San Diego and reminisce about the summer party-party-parties, because they are a staple of Sdcc and deserve to be featured. Every year, I try to line up at least a couple of parties each night, because, let’s be frank, I just love a good party. (I »
- Emily S. Whitten
Activision's Skylanders Academy TV show has found a home on none other than Netflix, it was announced earlier today. The new animated series starring the same characters featured the multi-billion dollar Skylanders toys-to-life video game franchise will debut as a Netflix original series this fall with a second season ordered as well.
The premise behind Skylanders Academy follows a team of veteran Skylanders characters charged with helping train a new crop of cadets at the show's namesake. Expect trouble to arise and Kaos, the wannabe foil of tranquility in Skylands, leading the evil charge.
Headlining Skylanders Academy are Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Spyro, Eruptor, and the lower half of Stealth Elf are pictured in a screen grab from the series above. Also lending their vocal talents are YouTuber? The Diamond Minecart, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, »
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