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Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has debuted a new clip from Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash which sees Brainiac preparing to do battle with the League; check it out here…
The brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. »
- Gary Collinson
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is developing a new animated series for Netflix. Confirming the news, The Hollywood Reporter has hinted at a possible two-season run with 20 episodes in total for the as-yet-unnamed show. Groening created a cultural phenomenon with The Simpsons before turning his hand to the science fiction genre for follow-up Futurama. Despite a dip in quality in recent years The Simpsons has proven enduringly popular, still going strong with over 550 episodes and holding the title of longest running prime time U.S. television show. With erratic scheduling and a lengthy hiatus, Futurama's run proved less stable despite maintaining a loyal fan base and inventive writing up until its end in 2013. After redefining the American family for a generation of...
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Details of the project are being kept tightly under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that a two-season pick-up of 20 episodes in total is likely.
- Gary Collinson
Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons and Futurama, may just bring his influential brand of animated comedy to the world of streaming TV. Variety reports that Groening is in talks to make an animated series for Netflix. Groening's project would join the likes of BoJack Horseman and F Is for Family on the site, though the details of his pitch are being kept secret. The streaming service is considering ordering two seasons of the series with ten episodes apiece, because if anything is a sure bet, it's an animated series from Matt Groening. »
- Jackson McHenry
As the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama — two of the most beloved animated series of… well, ever — Matt Groening‘s name will always loom large in pop culture. And now he’s preparing to add one more show to his already impressive legacy. Groening is reportedly in talks with Netflix to create a new […]
- Angie Han
Netflix is in talks with “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening to develop a new animated series, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment and plot details are being kept under wraps. Groening will continue to act as showrunner on Fox’s “The Simpsons,” which is in its 27th season, and has already been renewed for a 28th season, consisting of 22 episodes. Also Read: 'The Simpsons' Goes '80s With Epic New Opening Credits (Video) Groening has won 10 Emmys for “The Simpsons” and two for “Futurama,” which ran from 1999-2003 and then was brought back from 2008-2013. »
- Linda Ge
Details of the project are being kept under wraps. Netflix is understood to be considering a two-season order of 10 episode apiece. That could be prompted by the long lead time needed for animation production. A larger episode order upfront would allow Netflix to better amortize the production costs. It’s unclear if an outside production entity is involved with the project.
Netflix declined comment. A rep for Groening could not immediately be reached for comment.
- Cynthia Littleton
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From its awe-inspiring pastel color palette to the hundreds of puzzles littered across its sprawling vistas, it’s little wonder why Thekla Inc.’s puzzler The Witness is fast becoming the first 2016 release to really turn heads and raise eyebrows – and that was before today’s info dump.
With little under a fortnight until release, Thekla and developer Jonathan Blow have formally announced the star-studded voice cast featured in the game, revealing an exciting list of talent that includes actors from The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid and Fallout 4. They are as follows:
Ashley Johnson: Ellie from The Last of Us, Tales from the Borderlands, more. Phil Lamarr – Hermes in Futurama, Ollie Williams in Family Guy, Marvin from Pulp Fiction, Vamp in Metal Gear Solid titles and many other offerings. Matthew Waterson – Sir Lucan in The Order: 1886, Fallout 4 and Halo 5. Terra Deva – musician and The Mickey Mouse Club veteran. »
- Michael Briers
8 items from 2016