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Two worlds collide again in DC Comics’ event graphic novel Forever Evil. The book collects all seven action-packed issues of the limited series. Although many might say they’ve tread familiar ground before through Grant Morrison’s Jla: Earth 2, there’s a lot of intrigue and excitement to take in here.
Reports are coming in from all corners of the world that the Justice League is no more. A villainous group calling themselves the Crime Syndicate claim responsibility for their demise and ownership of the Earth. The surviving super heroes must join forces with a formidable army of foes fronted by a man who can't be trusted. His name is Lex Luthor and he's leading the Legion of Doom to battle alongside our planet's greatest protectors.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Hulk Hogan found some measure of success as a thespian at one point, but he got by entirely on his charisma and wrestling fame. And even his charisma didn’t get him very far.
If you’re like me (read: anyone who watched pro wrestling in the 80s, 90s, or even early 2000s), Hogan was the man. Larger than life. Yes, The Rock came along in the Attitude Era and became the biggest star around, but Hogan was still the legend. Remember Hogan vs. The Rock in Toronto at Wrestlemania X8? Hogan, playing the heel role, wound up being cheered by the crowd in the “Icon vs. Icon” match. The legend is recognized and loved all over the world… for his personality and accomplishments as a sports entertainer.
As an actor, however…
Where the Rock successfully managed the transition between the pro wrestling world and Hollywood, Hogan, making the jump decades before him, »
- Jay Anderson
Robot Chicken's writers and producers seem to get away with almost anything on Adult Swim, but Breckin Meyer, Zeb Wells and Tim Root admit to pitching some sketches that even the brazenly controversial network won’t air.
Robot Chicken's Axed Sketches
Meyer, who currently stars on Franklin & Bash, recalls one sketch in particular that he came up with that was completely shutdown by the network. Though Meyer stands by the sketch having something to say behind its grotesque depiction, he can see why it got nixed in the pitching stage.
“There was one sketch I wrote where a rabbit was ****ing into a little boy’s sleeping mouth,” Meyer told uInterview exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. “They found problems with that, so…[laughing] They didn’t really get the internal logic of the skit, but yeah things like that.”
Meyer added with a laugh, imitating executives, “We cannot approve this sketch because. »
Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, an outrageous-stop motion comedy series, is known for going over the line on many an occasion. uInterview caught up with Robot Chicken’s Breckin Meyer, along with fellow writer Zeb Wells and producer Tom Root at the recent San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to find out what exactly qualifies as “too much” for their show. Meyer recalls a raunchy sketch involving a rabbit and a sleeping child that was deemed too dirty even for Robot Chicken’s audience. “There was one sketch I wrote where a rabbit was ****ing into a little boy’s sleeping mouth," Meyer told uInterview exclusively. "They found problems with that. They didn’t really get the internal logic of the skit, but yeah things like that.” »
All voiceover jobs begin the same way for Maurice Lamarche. “They all involve a microphone and a room with carpet on the walls,” Lamarche said Aug. 6 at a Screen Actors Guild Foundation panel honoring nominees for best animation voiceover performance at the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards. “That’s where I start from.” Lamarche (“Futurama”) was joined in a two-hour conversation at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in Los Angeles by Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”) and Stephen Full (“Dog With a Blog”), as well as moderator James Arnold Taylor. The voice behind multiple characters on “Futurama,” Lamarche was asked about the difference between doing an animated series and doing commercial work. He noted an episode of the animated series “The Critic,” in which he voiced 26 characters. “I look at it as a chance to play and bounce all over the place and change vocal tensions,” Lamarche said. He contrasted that »
Puppet Titus Andronicus The Puppet Shakespeare Players, directed by Ryan Rinkel
If you like your Elizabethan revenge tragedy filtered through a mixture of Avenue Q and a Robot Chicken episode, then you can probably stop reading right here and go buy tickets to Puppet Titus Andronicus. This raucous reimagining of William Shakespeare's already over-the-top blood-soaked drama renders Muppet-on-Muppet mutilation and familial cannibalism more fun (and funny) than it probably has any right to be. The cast takes the Bard's early commercial hit, a play that begins with a religious sacrifice, runs through several deaths and a rape, and ends with a series of rapid-fire onstage murders that ostensibly tie up all of the loose ends--and which later, for reasons not understood by this reviewer, fell into critical disfavor for a couple of hundred years--and cloaks it in felt and silly string, combining the original text, scripted jokes, and improvisation. »
- Leah Richards
Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.
Friday, July 25
Cartoon Network's Uncle Grandpa & Clarence (10am, Indigo Ballroom)
Inside The Big Bang Theory's Writers' Room (10am, Ballroom 20)
Cartoon Networks' Adventure Time (11am, Indigo Ballroom)
Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra, Book 3 (11.15am, Ballroom 20)
iZombie (11.30am, Room 6Bcf)
My Little Pony (11.45am, Room 6A)
Adult Swim's Venture Bros (12.15pm, Indigo Ballroom)
The Walking Dead (12.20pm, Hall H)
Actors Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride,Chad Coleman, and Michael Cudlitz, executive producers Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero.
Bones (12.30pm, Ballroom 20)
Resurrection (12.30pm, Room 6De)
HitFix brought Comic-Con 2014 to life Wednesday night with our fifth annual Kick Off party. This year, we teamed up with Lucasfilm to celebrate the new Disney Xd series "Star Wars Rebels." Not only were their Stormtroopers in the house making sure everyone kept in line, but the new droid Chopper even made an appearance. "Star Was Rebels" voice talent Tiya Sircar and Vanessa Marshall and series producer Simon Kinberg (also known for writing and producing "X-Men: Days of Future Past") were also on hand. Some other notable names who made the party? Zachery Levi ("Chuck," "Thor: The Dark World"), Seth Green ("Robot Chicken"), Emily Deschanel, Lucas Til ("X-Men: First Class"), Grand Morrison and the cast of "Into the Storm" including Sarah Wayne Callies (aka Lori Grimes from "The Walking Dead"). Check out some photos from the party below. »
- HitFix Staff
Lots and lots of awesome in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: Rumor has it one of Marvel’s first Star Wars comics will be Princess Leia. Star Wars Battlefront could come out alongside Star Wars Episode VII. If John Boyega is a Stormtrooper in Episode VII, does he appear in […]
- Germain Lussier
John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner are set to direct this tale centering on a pair of superhero wannabes. While Sony Pictures Animation is best known for family-friendly fare such as The Smurfs, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania, this project will cater to a different audience.
"Superbago is a unique new project for Sony Pictures Animation. I love that our studio has the luxury of not being tied down to one specific type of movie. Superbago will skew older than »
Sony Pictures Animation and the producers of sketch stop motion animated comedy series "Robot Chicken" are teaming for a new stop motion animated feature entitled "Superbago".
John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner will direct the story of a pair of superhero wannabes. The pair will be stop-motion characters who are dropped into a live-action world. Sony Pictures Animation usually makes CG animated films for family audiences, whereas this one will be "quite different".
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
“This project started with a couple of buddies buying a ’73 Winnebago off Craigslist and making a short film near and dear to our hearts,” he said. “We found a super supportive home in Sony Pictures Animation and couldn’t be more thrilled with the talented team surrounding the project.”
“‘Superbago’ is a unique new project for Sony Pictures Animation,” Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production, told Variety. “I love that our studio has the luxury of not being tied down to one specific type of movie.”
Sony Animation »
- Dave McNary
Patrick Stewart and Chris Pine lend their voices to a very funny stop-motion animated sketch for Robot Chicken. It's called Star Trek Tng Night Crew. Stewart reprises his role as Captain Picard, and Pine plays an after hours night shift Captain named Jake. The basic plot of the sketch gives us a look at the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise that takes over the bridge after Picard and his team are done for the day. This was part of the most recent episode that aired on Sunday. Robot Chicken is such a great show, and it's one of those series I hope never ends. Thanks to IGN for the embed.
- Joey Paur
Also, two faboo 80′s ladies celebrate birthdays. Terri Nunn is 53?, and Patty Smythe is 57.
Inside George W. Bush’s Closet.
The state of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
The Normal Heart‘s problematic white men.
Heineken Launching #LikeForLove Campaign For Gay Pride Month
We have our Mr. Belding!
Me as "Mr Belding" and the gang! #sbtb #lifetime #mrbelding #goodcastandcrew http://t.co/HEW5sjk2kQ pic.twitter.com/iZMqOJ5Myd
— Ken Tremblett (@KenTremblett) June 20, 2014
Tony Winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall with The Hedwig Band, Director Michael Mayer and Hetrick- Martin CEO Thomas Krever with a $100,000 check donated to The Hetrick- Martin Institute of The Harvey Milk School
Matthew Mitcham covers Dolly Parton
Here’s the latest from ‘I’m From Driftwood”. This is harrowing, but it has a happy ending. »
AMC has renewed its Revolutionary War drama "Turn" for a second season. Ten new episodes are planned to air next spring. The first ten episodes averaged two million total viewers a week over its first ten-episode run. Encores of "Turn" will be aired with the new season of "Hell On Wheels" this summer.
Jamie Bell stars in the series as a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels. [Source: AMC]
The heavily promoted launch also helped returning series "Falling Skies" which followed immediately after with its fourth season premiere garnering 4.7 million viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]
Showtime has given a pilot order to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, »
- Garth Franklin
Showtime has ordered a pilot for the offbeat comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” from “The Devil Wears Prada” scribe Aline Brosh McKenna, hyphenate Rachel Bloom and “The Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb.
Bloom, a comedian and staff writer on Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” stars as a woman who gives up her partnership at a Manhattan law firm in an effort to find happiness in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina. Brosh McKenna and Bloom wrote the pilot and exec produce with Webb, who is on board to direct for CBS Television Studios.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is described as a half-hour comedy with musical elements. Showtime Networks prexy David Nevins calls it an “exciting change of pace” for the cabler. Brosh McKenna introduced Bloom to the cabler after discovery her musical comedy vids on the Internet.
Webb, who made his feature debut with “500 Days of Summer,” is coming off two high-octane “Spider-Man »
- Cynthia Littleton
With a big summer movie on the horizon, it’s easy to see why Nickelodeon wants more turtle power on the small screen.
The network announced this week that it has renewed its CG-animated take on the franchise for a 20-episode fourth season, slated to release in fall 2015. The network has also announced that Seth Green (Robot Chicken) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) in the role of Leonardo, the levelheaded leader of the crime-fighting team.
Nickelodeon’s take on the heroes in a half shell premiered September 2012. The show is currently wrapping its second season, which will end later this summer. »
- Jackson McHenry
Nickelodeon wants more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The kids' cable network has renewed the CG-animated series for a 20-episode fourth season, which is slated for a fall 2015 debut, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Mockingjay' Seth Green (Robot Chicken) has also joined the voice cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the role of Leonardo for the third season, which kicks off this fall, replacing Orange Is the New Black's Jason Biggs. Green joins a cast that includes Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello),
- Philiana Ng
Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Tara Strong and Kevin Shinick will provide the voices for Adult Swim's live-action/animated hybrid pilot "Team Unicorn". The four will play Team Unicorn and their cartoon counterparts.
From the creators of "Robot Chicken," this modern satire of Saturday morning kids' shows follows four mythical unicorn heroines who masquerade as culture-obsessed human girls. The show presents darkly ironic twists on 1980s cartoon tropes. [Source: The Live Feed]
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Field will play an isolated sixty-year old woman who is motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker. This causes her to stumble into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Call it franchise building. Warner Bros. has set its forthcoming "Lego Movie" spinoff "Ninjago" (based on Hasbro's popular ninja-themed line) for release on September 23, 2016, with "Tron: Uprising" director Charlie Bean at the helm. Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley ("The Hard Times of Rj Berger") wrote the script for the project, which was bullishly announced several months prior to "The Lego Movie's" February release. “Following the huge success of 'The Lego Movie,' we are very excited to build on the Lego franchise," said Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman in a statement. "We know there are already Ninjago collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.” In addition to "Ninjago," the studio has slated "Lego Movie 2" for release on May 26, 2017, with "Robot Chicken »
- HitFix Staff
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