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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016
“Mary + Jane”

September 5 on MTV

What Is It? From the writer/directors behind the cult favorite “Josie and the Pussycats” adaptation, this series follows two “ganjapeneurs” who run a weed delivery service in Los Angeles.

I’ll Like It If I Like… The “Broad City” influence is pretty clear, as the show is focused on the tight friendship between Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe) and their stoner antics.

Why Should I Care? Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s unique approach to satirizing La hipster culture really help this show stand out from the pack of other female-led comedies, while also promising a more surreal touch. Durwood and Rothe also make for an enjoyable pairing. For fans of the pot comedy genre, it’s an easy sell.

Atlanta

September 6 on FX

What is it? Donald Glover of “Community” fame returns to TV in his most ambitious project yet, which he produces,
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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016

Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016
“Mary + Jane”

September 5 on MTV

What Is It? From the writer/directors behind the cult favorite “Josie and the Pussycats” adaptation, this series follows two “ganjapeneurs” who run a weed delivery service in Los Angeles.

I’ll Like It If I Like… The “Broad City” influence is pretty clear, as the show is focused on the tight friendship between Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe) and their stoner antics.

Why Should I Care? Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s unique approach to satirizing La hipster culture really help this show stand out from the pack of other female-led comedies, while also promising a more surreal touch. Durwood and Rothe also make for an enjoyable pairing. For fans of the pot comedy genre, it’s an easy sell.

Atlanta

September 6 on FX

What is it? Donald Glover of “Community” fame returns to TV in his most ambitious project yet, which he produces,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Preview of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven

Lion Forge Comics has released a preview of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven, the graphic novel biography of the legendary grappler.

Wriiten by Brandon Easton (ThunderCats, Agent Carter) with assistance from Andre’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff and drawn by Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal, Spider-Verse), the book opens on the idyllic farm in the French countryside where Andre spent his childhood and steadily weaves through his amateur early days in the squared circle, his rise to fame in TV, film, and Vince McMahon’s upstart WWF (now WWE), and the demons he collected along the way. Check out a preview here…

We all know who he is and we all remember the first time we saw him: Andre the Giant, towering over his opponents in the ring, a brute force of nature with a gentle smile and breezy sense of humor, an apparent contradiction that created a magnetic attraction to his fans.
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The shows & films that made Britain fall in love with anime

From Marine Boy and Thundercats to Cities Of Gold and Akira, we look at the TV shows and movies that introduced the UK to Japanese anime

One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.

For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.

As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know
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Marvel announces Star-Lord and Drax voice actors for Guardians of the Galaxy animated series

Following on from the announcement that Kevin Michael Richardson and Trevor Devall will lend their voices to Groot and Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated show, Marvel has now revealed two more members of the voice cast for the upcoming Disney Xd series.

David Sobolov, who appeared alongside Richardson’s Groot and Devall’s Rocket in the Ultimate Spider-Man episode ‘The Return of the Guardians of the Galaxy’ is set to reprise the role of Drax the Destroyer, while former Boy Meets World star Will Friedle will lend his voice to Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord.

Friedle has himself previously featured in Ultimate Spider-Man, portraying Deadpool, while his other voice work includes Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond, Lion-o in the revamped Thundercats, and Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime.

Here are the official announcement videos…

So, that just leaves Gamora. Expect an announcement at some point today…
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'Star Lord' & 'Drax' Actors Announced For Guardians Of The Galaxy Animated Series

Joining Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot and Trevor Devall as Rocket in the upcoming Disney Xd Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series is Will Friedle (Boy meets World) as Peter Jason Quill, aka Star Lord. Like the others, Friedle has plenty of experience voicing characters in comic-based shows, having played the likes of the Caped Crusade in Batman Beyond, Lion-o in Thundercats, Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime and Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man. Plus, we have David Sobolov returning as Drax. A lot of fans expected this as Sobolov has previously provided the voice for the character in Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. Only Gamora left as far as the main team goes, so we'll surely find out who'll be voicing her pretty soon. Marvel will produce the series, with Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb on board as as executive producers.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Series Picks Boy Meets World Fave for Star-Lord

Guardians of the Galaxy Series Picks Boy Meets World Fave for Star-Lord
After successfully meeting the World, Will Friedle will next become acquainted with the Galaxy.

RelatedGirl Meets World First Look: Eric and Cory Reunite in Season 2 Set Photo

The Boy Meets World alum has been tapped to voice Star-Lord — made famous on the big screen by Chris Pratt — in Disney Xd’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, the network announced Wednesday. Guardians will premiere later this year.

Watch him make the announcement here:

Friedle’s extensive voice-acting credits include Ultimate Spider-Man, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Thundercats, Kim Possible and Batman Beyond.

Joining Friedle in the Guardians series are
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The Complete ThunderCats Reboot Coming to Blu-Ray in November

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In 2011, Cartoon Network rebooted the classic 80s series, ThunderCats and it was pretty awesome to watch. If you missed out on it, however, Warner Bros. has announced that the full series is coming to blu-ray next month!

I grew up on the original ThunderCats cartoon back in the 80s and it remains one of my favorites. When Cartoon Network rebooted the series a few years back, I was impressed with how well they handled it, and how enjoyable it actually was. Sadly, however, the new series didn't seem to catch on with everyone and after 26 episodes, the series was put out to pasture. If you were a fan of the show, however, or missed out on it, you're in luck. Today it's been revealed that the complete series is heading to blu-ray on November 11, 2014:

ThunderCats Ho! Warner Archive Collection is proud to offer an all-new Blu-ray edition of “ThunderCats: The Complete Series,
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Nintendo Inspired Short The Cartridge Family Drops Online Today

Jackson Stewart, writer of Supernatural and Invasion Roswell and William Rot, director of Trick is proud to announce the premiere of their new short, The Cartridge Family.

The Cartridge Family premiered on Screw Attack this morning. Mel Nixon Productions and Screw Attack have joined forces to give you a look at the video game crossover you never imagined! Now they smash their way onto the scene with the outrageous, hilarious short… The Cartridge Family.

Created by Jackson Stewart (“Supernatural”) and directed by William Rot (“Trick”) with an impressive cast Aj Bowen (“You’re Next”), Graham Skipper (“Almost Human”), Mekenna Melvin (TV’s “Chuck”), Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator”) and Jeremy Slater (writer of Fox’s upcoming “Fantastic Four”), The Cartridge Family finds Jason, a thirty something gamer, residing with his favorite 8-bit game heroes; Sergio, Roboman and Twink (composites of Mario, Megaman and Link) and must help them face their greatest challenge yet – finding jobs.
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Emily S. Whitten: Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

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I’ve been revisiting my childhood on YouTube and podcasts a lot lately; and for this I place the blame squarely on voice actor Rob Paulsen – voice of Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratch’n’sniff, and Pinky, of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. Well, if I was going to be fair, the daisy chain of blame would stretch all the way back through Twitter; Billy West; the organizers of Awesome Con; Mike Gold; Deadpool; a couple of federal judges; Glenn Hauman; Glenn’s lovely wife Brandy; Ya author Esther Friesner; and Terry Pratchett and the Discworld. But that’s way too convoluted, so Rob, it’s all your fault!

At some point in my childhood, I became a latchkey kid. Both of my parents worked until after school let out, and although there was a lot of “homework time” and “chore time” in my day, I fondly remember the
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'He-Man', 'Thundercats' and more: Greatest cartoons of the '80s, '90s

"There's no point in being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes," Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor once said - and it would appear that the vast majority of you lot agree.

Online media outlet LoveFilm has just reported a massive surge in popularity for classic animated series - we're talking '80s and '90s vintage here - on its online streaming service - the likes of The Real Ghostbusters (1986-1991), X-Men (1992-1997) and He-Man: Masters of the Universe (1983-1988) have all leapt up the charts.

> Super Mario, X-Men lead '80s, '90s animated revival on LoveFilm

This week's Week in Geek is all about paying tribute to those classic kids' cartoons of yesteryear - the kind of animated gems you just don't get on telly anymore. So pop on your rose-tinted spectacles and prepare to take a warm dip in a bath full of nostalgia juice...

> Week in Geek - Hulk,
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Concept art from abandoned Doctor Who animated series

Coinciding with the television return of Matt Smith's Time Lord for the latest batch of Doctor Who episodes, artist Dan Norton has posted a series of images from a proposed Doctor Who animated series, which would have explored all incarnations of the Doctor, were it not for the fact that the BBC decided to apply the breaks in order to focus on the live-action TV series.

Norton, who has written for DC Comics, as well as serving as art director on the rebooted Thundercats series, posted the following pitch poster, along with a number of concept drawings for the various Doctors, ranging right through from William Hartnell to Matt Smith...

Had the BBC decided to move forward with the series, it would not have been the first animated adventures in space and time for the Doctor, with the iconic British sci-fi character having appeared in cartoon form in the
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Doctor Who: animated series concept art unearthed

News Louisa Mellor 4 Apr 2013 - 08:42

Take a look at concept art for the abandoned animated Doctor Who project...

Let's take a minute or two on this chilly Thursday morning to ponder something that might have been, specifically, an animated Doctor Who project from DC and Thundercats artist, Dan Norton, that promised to "touch on all the versions [of the Doctor] and fill in some gaps".

Our chums over at Bleeding Cool have unearthed some exciting concept images from Norton's deviantART account, showing what a different beast the scrapped animation would have been to previous iterations, from failed 80s Nelvana pitch, through to Scream of the Shalka, The Infinite Quest and Dreamland (about which we chatted to writer Phil Ford last year).

Norton accompanied the images with these words about the abandoned project:

Yeah man, we were so close… Had a few revisions creatively that were requested and so we retooled. It was going to be epic man.
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New poster for Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Go!

Now that Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series have finished their runs, Cartoon Network is gearing up for the arrival of the first of two new DC Nation shows this year, beginning with Teen Titans Go!; here's a brand new poster for the animated comedy series, which is set to debut this month...

The new show is described as a "character-driven comedy series [which] focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic mayhem of the animated series is punctuated by pranks and the occasional need to fight crime, but it will also deal with the everyday issues of adolescence. With epic staring contests to decide who does the laundry, a series of quests and battles to construct the perfect sandwich or fighting crime in Jump City, one thing is for sure, these Titans will always be
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2013 WonderCon Full Schedule Released

2013 WonderCon Full Schedule Released
The full schedule has been released for 2013 WonderCon, which takes place from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere for the full lineup of events, but we have pulled out all the relevant movie and TV panels and screenings below.

Friday, March 29

3:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm - Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings

For the fourth straight year, Warner Bros. Television kicks off WonderCon with preview screenings of fan-favorite series. For 2013, Wbtv will unveil - on the big screen - the world premiere of new, previously unaired episodes of the first-year hit dramas Arrow, The Following, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Golden Boy), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe); The Following, from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and starring Kevin Bacon; and Revolution, from creator Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Fringe,
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First-look Teen Titans Go! image and series details

As Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series come to an end on DC Nation this weekend, Cartoon Network has released a first-look image from the upcoming animated comedy show Teen Titans Go!, which is set to join the CG-animated Beware the Batman as part of the DC Nation programming block this year:

The Teen Titans are returning to Cartoon Network with all-new comedic adventures, and this time they’re giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen superhero… once the cape comes off. The half-hour animated series, Teen Titans Go! premieres on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30pm (Et/Pt) and will be rebroadcast during the DC Nation block on Saturday mornings at 10:30am (Et/Pt) beginning April 27.

The character-driven comedy series focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic
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"Teen Titans Go!" Premiere and Panel at WonderCon 2013

Warner Bros. Television Unleashes The Heroes With Panelsfor Arrow, Revolution And Teen Titans Go! At Wondercon 2013 In Anaheim

Plus, On the Big Screen: Advance Screenings of Upcoming Episodes of Hit Dramas The Following, Arrow and Revolution, Along with the World Premiere of Teen Titans Go!

Burbank, Calif. (March 14, 2013) — From Arrow’s Starling City to the Teen Titans’ Jump City, by way of Revolution’s darkened cities and the darker world of The Following, Warner Bros. Television (Wbtv) arrives in Anaheim for another exciting weekend at WonderCon 2013, starting with exclusive screenings of some of this season’s hottest series — including The Following (Mondays 9/8c Fox) — on the big screen on Friday, March 29. Following that, fans can power up their Saturday with a special video presentation and panel session for this season’s #1 new show, Revolution (Mondays 10/9c NBC, new episodes returning March 25), followed by Warner Bros. Animation’s new super funny
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Nickelodeon renews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a third season

When the latest incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered to stellar ratings back in September, Nickelodeon immediately announced that it had renewed the CG-animated show for a second season. Now, with the hit series just three quarters of the way through its first season, the network has moved to ensure that the Heroes in a Half Shell remain part of its programming schedule long-term by ordering a third season of 26 episodes.

The third animated offering from the Tmnt franchise features an impressive voice cast which includes Jason Biggs (American Reunion) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) as Raphael and Greg Cipes (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Michelangelo, while Rob Paulsen (who voiced Raphael in the classic 1987-1996 series) now portrays Donatello. Other regulars include Mae Whitman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as April O'Neil, Kevin Michael Richardson (ThunderCats) as the Shredder and Hoon Lee (Premium Rush) as Splinter.
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ThunderCats the game is a shallow substitute for a second animated season

Thundercats premiered on Cartoon Network to a mixed reception from viewers. The reboot took the series in a different direction from the 80s TV show. Panthro was either dead or a traitor. Lion-o and Tygra were brothers, while Cheetara was caught in a love triangle between the two. And as for WilyKat and WilyKit, they were street urchins, prone to tomfoolery and thievery. Halfway through the season, viewers – both new and old – fell in love with these new Thundercats. Old fans realized that the heart of the series was still very much alive in Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding’s contemporary retelling.

The new Thundercats series was great for several reasons. The story was respectful of core mythos. Still, the showrunners pushed the series in a bold direction. Instead of a procedural action series, we got a multi-layered cartoon that wasn’t afraid to push the limits of storytelling. Unfortunately,
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Watch: Kevin Michael Richardson teases 'The Cleveland Show'

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Watch: Kevin Michael Richardson teases 'The Cleveland Show'
One of the best ways to fill spaces in an article about Kevin Michael Richardson would be to list the myriad animated programs and features he's lent his distinctive and versatile voice to.   You've heard Richardson on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "ThunderCats," "Transformers: Prime," "American Dad," "The Boondocks," "Lilo & Stitch: The Series," "Teen Titans," "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!," "The Fairly OddParents," "Clerks: The Animated Series," "The PJs," "The Simpsons" and, honestly, too many shows to list.   "The Cleveland Show" returns to start its fourth season on Sunday, October 7, giving viewers plenty of opportunities...
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