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12 items from 2017


The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

30 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The evolution of animation on television has been thrilling to behold over the last several years, as creators use the medium’s unlimited potential to explore what is possible not just on a visual level, but on a storytelling level.

It doesn’t matter the target audience — some of the most emotional narratives, relevant satire and beautiful filmmaking on television this century has its roots in a format that many might write off as “just for kids.” Not so: Animation, like television in general, is very much a writers’ medium. That’s why even writers rooted in live-action series, like Dan Harmon and Bill Lawrence, have found themselves dabbling in the animated world.

Below, IndieWire spotlights some of the most important and relevant series of the binge TV era, with series that excites not in spite of the fact that it’s animated, but because of it.

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- Liz Shannon Miller, Ben Travers, Steve Greene and Hanh Nguyen

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The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

30 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The evolution of animation on television has been thrilling to behold over the last several years, as creators use the medium’s unlimited potential to explore what is possible not just on a visual level, but on a storytelling level.

It doesn’t matter the target audience — some of the most emotional narratives, relevant satire and beautiful filmmaking on television this century has its roots in a format that many might write off as “just for kids.” Not so: Animation, like television in general, is very much a writers’ medium. That’s why even writers rooted in live-action series, like Dan Harmon and Bill Lawrence, have found themselves dabbling in the animated world.

Below, IndieWire spotlights some of the most important and relevant series of the binge TV era, with series that excites not in spite of the fact that it’s animated, but because of it.

Read More: The »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Ben Travers, Steve Greene and Hanh Nguyen

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Star Wars Day: The Best ‘Star Wars’ Movie is the One Nobody Talks About — Watch

4 May 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Most diehard “Star Wars” fans swear by “The Empire Strikes Back” as the best entry in the franchise, and for a couple of decades, this was an accurate perception. The release of George Lucas’ prequels only further enhanced appreciation for the first sequel in the series, which is rich in imagination and intrigue. But while the “Star Wars” universe continues to expand in scope, nothing has nailed the possibilities of this sci-fi/fantasy excursion better than the animated 2003 “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and yet nobody talks about it.

That’s partly because the Clone Wars story has revised and expanded into a new series that launched in 2008, which also tells the story of the dramatic showdown between warring factions that took place in between the events of episodes II and III. But it’s also because Tartakovsy’s “Clone Wars” isn’t often seen as a »

- Eric Kohn

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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’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky Returned for Closure, and to Tell a More Complex Story

9 March 2017 10:25 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The cult series “Samurai Jack” returns after a nearly 13-year absence with a final story that’s darker, bloodier, and more intense.

That explains why “Jack” has moved from Cartoon Network to Adult Swim as its 10-episode Season 5 premieres this Saturday. The series picks up 50 years later, but the eponymous hero (now sporting a flowing beard and armor and driving a motorcycle) hasn’t aged as a result of being hurled into the dystopian future.

As Jack journeys home, he’s lost in a psychological purgatory and losing his mind. He’s haunted by memories of the past and filled with guilt about abandoning his family. He even has ego-crushing,”Birdman”-like dialogues with himself.

That’s not to suggest that the series has lost its humor. For creator Genndy Tartakovsky, “Jack” continues to incorporate a Hanna-Barbera (where he began his career) influence.

And it’s been a redemptive experience for Tartakovsky, »

- Bill Desowitz

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‘Samurai Jack’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky Returned for Closure, and to Tell a More Complex Story

9 March 2017 10:25 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The cult series “Samurai Jack” returns after a nearly 13-year absence with a final story that’s darker, bloodier, and more intense.

That explains why “Jack” has moved from Cartoon Network to Adult Swim as its 10-episode Season 5 premieres this Saturday. The series picks up 50 years later, but the eponymous hero (now sporting a flowing beard and armor and driving a motorcycle) hasn’t aged as a result of being hurled into the dystopian future.

As Jack journeys home, he’s lost in a psychological purgatory and losing his mind. He’s haunted by memories of the past and filled with guilt about abandoning his family. He even has ego-crushing,”Birdman”-like dialogues with himself.

That’s not to suggest that the series has lost its humor. For creator Genndy Tartakovsky, “Jack” continues to incorporate a Hanna-Barbera (where he began his career) influence.

And it’s been a redemptive experience for Tartakovsky, »

- Bill Desowitz

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‘Samurai Jack’ Review: Adult Swim Resurrects the Best Samurai of the 21st Century, and It’s Already an Action-Packed Masterpiece

1 March 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Decades ago, the samurai warrior created a template for the modern action hero, inspiring silent western heroes and gunslinging detectives alike. So it follows that any modern take on the samurai really needs to prove its worth. Quentin Tarantino’s two-part “Kill Bill” charts the history of stylized action from the East to the West, but Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Samurai Jack” fuses them into a spectacular whole. The animated series originally aired on Cartoon Network between 2001 and 2004, but returns as a miniseries this March to conclude the story — and so far, it remains some of the best action-based storytelling out there. Exploiting the pliability of animation to its greatest potential, Tartakovsky transforms his influences into a hugely satisfying formula of his own making, delivering an action-packed masterpiece on par with the best of the genre.

For the uninitiated, the premise of “Samurai Jack” is relatively straightforward: In feudal Japan, a »

- Eric Kohn

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‘Samurai Jack’ Review: Adult Swim Resurrects the Best Samurai of the 21st Century, and It’s Already an Action-Packed Masterpiece

1 March 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Decades ago, the samurai warrior created a template for the modern action hero, inspiring silent western heroes and gunslinging detectives alike. So it follows that any modern take on the samurai really needs to prove its worth. Quentin Tarantino’s two-part “Kill Bill” charts the history of stylized action from the East to the West, but Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Samurai Jack” fuses them into a spectacular whole. The animated series originally aired on Cartoon Network between 2001 and 2004, but returns as a miniseries this March to conclude the story — and so far, it remains some of the best action-based storytelling out there. Exploiting the pliability of animation to its greatest potential, Tartakovsky transforms his influences into a hugely satisfying formula of his own making, delivering an action-packed masterpiece on par with the best of the genre.

For the uninitiated, the premise of “Samurai Jack” is relatively straightforward: In feudal Japan, a »

- Eric Kohn

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This Rogue One Scene Was Inspired by Blade Runner

8 February 2017 9:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We're two months out from the release of Rogue One in theaters, and there is still quite a lot we're learning about the first Star Wars Anthology movie. Now comes another cool piece of intel about the design, look and feel of one scene in particular. Apparently, one of the earlier moments was directly influenced by the original 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

Which is funny, because Blade Runner probably wouldn't have existed without 1977's A New Hope. And Harrison Ford probably would have still been a carpenter had it not been for Star Wars becoming such a cultural phenomenon when it did. But the snake eats its own tail, and it has been confirmed that the artists behind bringing the world of Rogue One pulled inspiration directly from Ridley Scott's android tale.

Namely, the scene involving the Ring of Kafrene. Here, Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »

- MovieWeb

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New July 2018 Release Date Revealed for Hotel Transylvania 3

6 February 2017 6:41 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sony Pictures Animation is moving their next monster mash from the fall to the summer, as Hotel Transylvania 3 has switched to a summer release date.

Deadline reports that Hotel Transylvania 3 will now hit theaters on July 13th, 2018. The sequel was previously scheduled for a September 21st release, which is the same month the first two films in the franchise came out.

The franchise’s director Genndy Tartakovsky will return to helm the third Hotel Transylvania film that will take Dracula and friends on a Monster Cruise Ship. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official synopsis below.

From the Press Release: “Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along and once they leave port, »

- Derek Anderson

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Miles Morales as Spider-Man Headlines Sony Animation Lineup

20 January 2017 10:55 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s Emojimovie: Express Yourself, in theaters summer 2017.

Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace.  The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”

Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7, 2017 release)

Newly announced voice cast includes:  Michelle Rodriguez (SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Ariel Winter (SmurfLily »

- ComicMix Staff

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Young Han Solo Movie Gets Woody Harrelson as Han's Mentor

11 January 2017 8:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was reported earlier this month that Woody Harrelson was in talks to play the mentor to Alden Ehrenreich's title character in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. That news has now been confirmed, with StarWars.com announcing that the Hunger Games star has officially signed on for this next Star Wars anthology movie. Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet titled the movie, which they also call Young Han Solo. Here is the official PR.

Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year.

Harrelson, known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No County For Old Men, True Detective, Cheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of »

- MovieWeb

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