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Producer Adi Shankar (Power/Rangers) announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he is producing an animated miniseries based on the popular video game series Castlevania. The project was described as "super-violent,' with Adi Shankar working alongside Fred Seibert (Adventure Time) and Kevin Klonde. The producer added that the show will be dark and satirical in his initial post, but wouldn't offer any further details. Collider reached out to Adi Shankar for more info, the the producer revealing that the animation company Frederator (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents) acquired the rights to the video game. Here's what he had to say about the level of violence present in this miniseries.
"There will be a lot. The goal is to bring hard hitting anime to America and be America's first animated series for adults."
"Dredd" producer Adi Shankar, whose work includes the online shorts like "The Punisher: Dirty Laundry" and the much publicised "Power/Rangers," is planning to bring his dark and gritty approach to a new 'hard-hitting anime' mini-series based on the "Castlevania" video game franchise.
Speaking with Collider, Shankar revealed that independent animation studio Frederator ("Adventure Time," "The Fairly OddParents") is involved in the production which has acquired the adaptation rights to the Konami game series - or more specfically the game "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" which was released in 1989.
That game followed Trevor Belmont who was assisted by the young sorceress Sypha Belnades, the agile pirate Grant Danasty, and the dhampir Alucard. Asked about the violence level, Shankar says: "There will be a lot. The goal is to bring hard hitting anime to the America and be America's first animated series for adults."
Asked about the animated series that would influence the look of the show, »
- Garth Franklin
Nickelodeon has announced the 10th season renewal of The Fairly OddParents animated series. There will be 13 new episodes and they will introduce a new character that will share Timmy's fairy godparents.
Here's the announcmeent:
Nickelodeon Continues To Charm Fans With Season 10 Order Of Animated Series The Fairly Oddparents
Brand-New Character to Debut in 13 Half-Hour Episode Pick-up
Burbank, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2015 – Season 10 has been greenlit for the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents, which follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents who grant him wishes. The announcement was made today by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production. The Fairly OddParents, created and executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker Butch Hartman, is the network’s third longest running animated series behind worldwide hits SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the »
Nickelodeon has ordered a 13-episode tenth season of its Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents. Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman, The Fairly OddParents follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents who grant him wishes. It is the network’s third-longest running animated series behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora The Explorer. Joining the cast of characters for Season 10 is Chloe Carmichael… »
“OddParents,” which chronicles the animated adventures of 10-year-old Timmy and the fairy godparents who grant him wishes, is the network’s third-longest running animated series. Only “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Dora the Explorer” have been on the network longer.
The 13 half-hour episode order will introduce a new character to the series. Chloe Carmichael, billed as a “funny and overachieving little girl,” will get to share access to the fairies and also get to make wishes.
- Brian Steinberg
Invader Zim #1
Written by Jhonen Vasquez
Art by Aaron Alexovich and Megan Lawton
Colors by Simon “Hutt” Trousselier
Published by Oni Press
In case you didn’t know, Invader Zim is back in comic form and this reviewer and longtime Zim fan has been counting down the days to finally getting what we’ve wanted—new content. It’s been fourteen years since the tragically mis-scheduled cartoon about a little alien named Zim first aired on Nickelodeon. If you’ve never seen the series, don’t worry; there’s a two-page introduction that will tell you all that you need to know in order understand the comic. But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t missing out by forgoing the show! Since this is the first issue, allow me to indulge in a bit of history.
In the late 90s, Nickelodeon wanted to attract the kind of audience that »
- Katherine Smith
Within the next two weeks Pixar will officially debut its latest animated feature, "Inside Out," at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It's the Disney division's first new movie since "Monster's University" which hit theaters almost two years ago. Pixar will make up for the long absence by also releasing a second picture, "The Good Dinosaur," in November. While Pixar steps back into the spotlight its sister division, Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking 2015 off after an incredible run of back to back animated Oscar winners, "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6." Walt Disney Animation Studio's next film is "Zootopia" which doesn't hit theaters until March, 2016. Today, they finally revealed who will be voicing the move's main characters. According to Disney, "Zootopia" is set in a "modern mammal Metropolis" (sounds like an animal version of "Monster's Inc.") and will keep it in the corporate family with "Once Upon A Time's" Ginnifer Goodwin voicing bunny Judy Hopps, »
- Gregory Ellwood
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