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8 items from 2017


Interview: Samurai Jack Actor Phil Lamarr Gets Back to the Past

17 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Long ago in a distant land, Cartoon Network abruptly, mysteriously, cancelled one of their most critically-acclaimed series about a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword, who stepped forth to oppose Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.  After a full decade of fans refusing to forget the groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning show, Samurai Jack returns to television to finally put an end to Aku’s unspeakable evil and Get Back to the Past.    Samurai Jack himself, actor Phil Lamarr, from Pulp Fiction and MADtv, and voices of Futurama's Hermes and Static Shock, told me what it was like to return to a very different Samurai after a decade.    The Lady Miz Diva:  What is it like to return to this character after a decade?  ...

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'Samurai Jack': How the Cult Animated Series Finally Returned to TV

13 March 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Think back to 2001, when SpongeBob SquarePants reigned supreme on Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network was deep in the age of Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo — clever, talky animated shows who trafficked in wackiness and often took their storytelling cues from live-action sitcoms. Then along came a samurai named Jack: a laconic lone-wolf hero who uttered fewer words in a whole season than most toon characters spoke in a single episode. The creation of animator (and Dex-Lab veteran) Genndy Tartakovsky, this feudal-era Japanese prince was sucked into a »

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Samurai Jack Season 5 Review

4 March 2017 7:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Over twelve years have gone by since it left the air, but Samurai Jack is finally back. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s highly imaginative series took the animation world by storm when it debuted back in 2001 with a visual style that was equal parts anime and Frank Miller and ran the gamut of genre with pop culture influences ranging from Akira Kurosawa to Blade Runner.

The tale of a noble samurai trying to return to the past so he may destroy the demon Aku and prevent the world from falling under his rule ran for four seasons before ending in 2004. Season 5 will reflect the show’s elongated absence by moving fifty years into the future, where every time portal has been destroyed and a weathered Samurai Jack (Phil Lamarr) has stopped aging.

The series’ signature split screen presentation is kept intact for this upcoming season. »

- Joseph Hernandez

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Futurama: Matt Groening Series to Be a Mobile Game

22 February 2017 6:52 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Futurama is going mobile. Variety reports the Matt Groening series is being made into a new mobile game called Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.Created by Groening, the animated sitcom followed the adventures of Philip J. Fry, a New York City pizza delivery boy who is frozen for 1,000 years and becomes an interplanetary delivery boy. The voice cast included Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Dimaggio, and Phil Lamarr. The show ran for seven seasons, first on Fox and then Comedy Central, before ending in 2013.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season

6 February 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The original run of Cartoon Network’s cult series “Samurai Jack” ended in September, 2004 after airing 52 episodes over four seasons. Now, 13 years later, Cartoon Network and creator/executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky are reviving the series for a fifth and final season to bring Jack’s journey to an end. Watch a trailer for the upcoming revival series below.

Read More: ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Teaser Reveals the Return of the Long-Awaited Cartoon Network Cult Hit

The series followed a young samurai (Phil Lamaar) who is sent into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) mere moments before defeating him with his father’s magical katana. Stuck in a dystopian future ruled by Aku with an iron fist, the samurai takes the name Jack and continues the fight against evil all the while trying to find a portal back to the past.

The 10-episode revival series will be set »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season

6 February 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The original run of Cartoon Network’s cult series “Samurai Jack” ended in September, 2004 after airing 52 episodes over four seasons. Now, 13 years later, Cartoon Network and creator/executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky are reviving the series for a fifth and final season to bring Jack’s journey to an end. Watch a trailer for the upcoming revival series below.

Read More: ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Teaser Reveals the Return of the Long-Awaited Cartoon Network Cult Hit

The series followed a young samurai (Phil Lamaar) who is sent into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) mere moments before defeating him with his father’s magical katana. Stuck in a dystopian future ruled by Aku with an iron fist, the samurai takes the name Jack and continues the fight against evil all the while trying to find a portal back to the past.

The 10-episode revival series will be set »

- Vikram Murthi

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Samurai Jack gets a brief season 5 teaser

5 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last month’s premiere date announcement, Adult Swim has now released a very brief teaser for the fifth and final season of Samurai Jack. Take a look here…

Samurai Jack season five is set to premiere on Adult Swim on March 11th; Phil Lamarr returns to voice Jack for the final run of ten episodes, which will pick up fifty years after the original series and provide a conclusion to Jack’s story. »

- Gary Collinson

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Samurai Jack’s fifth and final season gets March premiere date

25 January 2017 2:14 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cartoon Network has revealed that the fifth and final season of Samurai Jack is set to premiere on Adult Swim on March 11th, sharing the following announcement to Twitter.

The premiere of the new season of Samurai Jack has finally been revealed. pic.twitter.com/qicRjJOYD4

— Nate (@CabooseJr) January 23, 2017

Created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack originally aired between 2001 and 2004 before being cancelled after its fourth season. The new season of the cult favourite sees Phil Lamarr reprising his role as Jack and will run for ten episodes, with Tartakovsky previously revealing that it will bring an end to Jack’s journey. »

- Gary Collinson

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