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Doc McStuffins: Disney Series Ending; No Season Six

The doctor is out! Recently, Lara Jill Miller revealed season five will be the last for the Disney Junior TV show Doc McStuffins.Created by Chris Nee, the children's animated series centers on Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, a young girl who can make toys come alive via a magic stethoscope. The voice cast includes Lara Jill Miller, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Robbie Rist, and Jess Harnell.Read More…
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Poster Art For Netflix's Original Animated Series Kulipari: Dream Walker with Mark Hamill

For those of you animation fans who are looking for a new animated series to check out, you might want to give this Netflix original series Kulipari a shot! There's already one season available to watch on Netflix that was actually really cool called Kulipari: An Army of Frogs. The second season is currently in development and it's being released under the title Kulipari: Dream Walkers. Today we have the first poster for the series to share with you! We also have the first details reveals for the second season, which you can check out here:

In an epic tale of bravery and heroism, Kulipari: Dream Walker takes us deeper into the action packed tale of an unconventional hero. After the destruction of the Amphibilands, this season continues the story in Nova Australis which is protected by an elite group of super-powerful Kulipari warriors with their poison-enhanced abilities lead by our hero,
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‘Animaniacs’ Reboot, And Its Entire 1990s Episodic Library, Land at Hulu — Here’s When It Will Return

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“Animaniacs” is saying “hellloooo” to Hulu.

Hulu has given a two-season straight-to-series order to a brand-new version of the hit 1990s cartoon, set to premiere in 2020. “Animaniacs” is the first original series produced at Hulu for families.

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are behind the show, with Steven Spielberg back as executive producer. As part of the deal, Hulu has also signed on as the exclusive streaming home to all 99 episodes of the original “Animaniacs,” as well as spin-off series “Pinky and the Brain,” and “Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain.” Precursor series “Tiny Toon Adventures” is also part of the deal, which is effective immediately.

“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also
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Second Opinion – Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Transformers: The Last Knight, 2017.

Directed by Michael Bay.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Peter Cullen, Ken Watanabe, John Goodman, Tony Hale, Santiago Cabrera, Frank Welker, Erik Aadahl, Jim Carter, Steve Buscemi, Omar Sy, Reno Wilson, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, Gemma Chan, John Dimaggio, Tom Kenny, Jess Harnell, and John Turturro.

Synopsis:

This movie has no plot.

“Move bitch, get out the way” – Sir Anthony Hopkins as an English historian during a high-speed vehicle chase in Transformers: The Last Knight.

If that right there doesn’t tell you just how unbearably awful the latest relentless onslaught of nonsensical epic scale action from director Michael Bay is, then:

“Move your fat ass” – Sir Anthony Hopkins in a rush trying to do something on a submarine (God only knows what anyone is trying to accomplish in this movie besides chasing after deus ex machina objects from thousands of years ago that can save worlds) talking to a citizen in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Need more evidence? Okay, how about the scene where Cade (Mark Wahlberg returning from the previous installment titled Age of Extinction) and Vivian (another highly educated British historian, played by Laura Haddock) are upstairs in Vivian’s bedroom looking for the super secret clue to an ancient staff that somehow can save the world. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but this is a Michael Bay film, which means that downstairs is a bunch of old women hearing noises and gleefully assuming the two are banging. One of them also accidentally inquires if Cade has a sex dungeon.

Somewhere between some of the least funny humor known to mankind is a story buried deep within multiple writers smashing together multiple forgettable characters and equally forgettable action sequences. Transformers: The Last Knight was doomed from the beginning when a Transformer gave a drunk Merlin magic powers and a dragon to help King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table defeat… an army. To be fair, it’s never clear who the hell is fighting who here; it’s just a cacophony of bulky hunks of metal colliding with each other and bullets being fired off from a distance in the background. Anyway, apparently every few thousand years a group of noble and honorable warriors get together to save humanity, which at this point should be taking extreme legal action to ensure that Michael Bay can never make another one of these movies again. I know he says this is the last one for real this time, but society can’t take any more chances.

At this point, I would like to include a tweet from Michael Bay:

Reports of #transformers The Last Knight being over 3hrs is wrong. It's shorter than the last 3 movies by a lot.

Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 1, 2017

It’s Still 149 minutes and the longest movie I have seen so far this year out of 100 films. Taking a quick glance at upcoming releases tells me that this length won’t be usurped anytime soon. On another note, if Transformers: The Last Knight actually was over three hours I would have drunk myself into a stupor 20 minutes in. Actually, that’s what watching this movie is like. You hear some chatter from other screenings and critics that the movie is an incoherent mess, so you come into the movie challenged ready to prove the rest wrong and proclaim “I understand it, here’s what happened”!. Things are going decently for the first 30 minutes or so, and then things get rocky, and before you know it you literally have no idea what is going on, as if a movie could physically become shit-faced inebriated.

Even the action blatantly steals concepts from previous films, such as military skydiving sequences, because you know, 449 of those in Dark of the Moon wasn’t enough. The more I continue to write this review, the more I began to ask myself how in the blue hell could a movie with so much spectacle just… go on and on without viewers ever once feeling that something cool just happened. I will admit the ending battle featuring a snazzy wide-angle zero gravity segment was something different and refreshing for the franchise, but at over 2 hours in all investment is long gone. Look, Transformers: The Last Knight has impressive CGI and is pretty a look at; that’s a given. However, at some point, viewers have to begin to ask themselves when all the money in the world to create the best effects possible still isn’t enough to push something beyond garbage tier filmmaking. Transformers: The Last Knight isn’t simply a polished turd, it’s like if Hercules took a God-sized shit on Earth and sprayed it with Fabreze.

Even the robots themselves are still lame, racist caricatures uttering stereotypical slang. And if it’s not that, it’s fat jokes about Autobot Hound (John Goodman). As a backhanded compliment, I suppose there is less objectification of primary female characters, but one of the females is presented as 14, and does the movie really deserve a point for, you know, basic human decency? Probably not.

The best and most exciting part of Transformers: The Last Knight was when my food was delivered or the ‘silence your phone’ advert. It certainly wasn’t watching Cade joke around with the robots for 15 minutes in a junkyard, and telling a Dinobot to drop a car from his mouth as if it were a bone. What a disaster of a blockbuster, but at least this one doesn’t have a gargantuan Decepticon with massive robot testicles.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ / Movie: ★

Robert Kojder – Chief Film Critic of Flickering Myth. Check here for new reviews weekly, friend me on Facebook, follow my Twitter or Letterboxd, or email me at MetalGearSolid719@gmail.com
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Animaniacs reboot coming to television with Steven Spielberg returning

It looks like DuckTales isn’t the only 90s cartoon that’s getting a reboot. IndieWire has learnt that the famous Animaniacs will be returning as Yakko, Wakko and their sister Dot once again escape from the WB water Tower. Steven Spielberg, who helped develop the series in its original run, will reportedly be on board the revival.

The series saw the sibling trio locked away on the WB lot since the 1930s because their films ‘made absolutely no sense’ and they themselves ‘made even less sense’ and were never to be released. Animaniacs was also a bit of an anthology, following several different characters in short segments that became fan favourites and caught on a huge following for its mixture of childish humour with more sophisticated and adult jokes.

Several of the characters became fan-favourites, such as Slappy the Squirrel, the Goodfeathers and Chicken Boo, but none more so
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‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed By Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed By Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive
Hellloooo, nurse: It’s time for “Animaniacs” – again!

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are kicking around a brand new version of the hit 1990s cartoon, IndieWire has learned. The potential reboot comes as “Animaniacs” has experienced a new surge in popularity since arriving on Netflix last year. Steven Spielberg, who developed the original as a follow-up to the success of his “Tiny Toon Adventures,” is expected to be on board in crafting the updated version.

There’s no home yet for “Animaniacs,” and insiders caution that it’s still in the early stages of development. But 1990s nostalgia is big business these days – witness the success of another Warner Bros. TV title, “Fuller House,” which is one of the most-watched originals on Netflix.

Animaniacs” ran for 99 episodes – from 1993 to 1995 on Fox Kids, before moving to Kids’ WB from 1995 to 1998. It also spawned the primetime spinoff “Pinky and the Brain,
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Comic Uno Is At Borough Con This Friday And Saturday

If you are in the St. Johns University area and attending Borough Con this weekend make sure to stop at one of Comic Uno's panels she will be taking a part of. Below are the days and times when Kat's panels will be taking place.

Friday 3:45-4:45 - Indie Comic PublishingSaturday 2:15-3:15 - Comics in the Internet Age

Superhero, animation and gaming fans will soon converge on Utopia Parkway for a four-day celebration in a park-like setting.

St. John’s University will host BoroughCon, a new pop culture convention, over Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 26-May 29. The event, which is expected to draw up to 20,000 attendees, will appeal to enthusiasts of heroic stories in film, television, gaming and graphic formats, as well as to those who enjoy anime and manga –animation and comics, respectively, in the Japanese tradition.

BoroughCon programming will include panels and autograph sessions with celebrities,
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Brings Crash To PS4 This June, Dev Promises “Aaa Remaster”

Almost a year on from the moment when Sony formally resurrected the iconic PlayStation mascot, developer Vicarious Visions has nailed down plans to launch Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on June 30th.

Bundling together HD versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Game Director Dan Tanguay firmly believes the N. Sane Trilogy represents a “Aaa remaster,” and all involved have made a concerted effort to ensure the PS4 release offers up the original experience with a new lick of paint, from the core gameplay right down to level design.

“This is a Aaa remaster. We’re giving this the love and attention to detail that we pay to all of our Aaa games. We’re building it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. We’ve also referred to this as a remaster plus,
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Coming in 2017 From Vicarious Visions for PS4

This past weekend's PlayStation Experience (Psx) delivered big news from Activision in the form of a furry orange hero making a big return in 2017.

Crash Bandicoot's triumphant reemergence has officially dubbed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and is being developed exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro by Vicarious Visions, the development studio behind Skylanders Swap Force, Skylanders SuperChargers and the Crash Bandicoot Thumpin Wumpa Island level in Skylanders Imaginators.

This remaster/reimagining of Crash Bandicoot includes all three games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped in one shiny package.

Rather than a straight-up remaster, Vicarious Visions has added new content and made tweaks to the originals including a unified save system and unified checkpoint system.

The remaster doesn't stop with all-new visuals built almost entirely from the ground up. The entire game soundtrack has been remastered and all the dialogue re-recorded with original voice actors were appropriate,
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Emily S. Whitten: Animaniacs Live!

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So I used to think the best way to wrap up a con was to find a nice, quiet, atmospheric bar with some awesome friends and partake of a tasty dessert and a refreshing alcoholic beverage. But I have now changed my mind! That is the second best way to finish out the convention experience. The first is to have your last panel of the con be the Animaniacs Live! panel; as I learned firsthand at Sdcc 2016.

Anyone who knows me at all (or reads all of my columns, and obviously you should all be doing that!) knows I’m a huge fan of Animaniacs, and will probably never get tired of writing about the different facets of its awesomeness. I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing several of its key talents – including Rob Paulsen (Yakko, Pinky), Maurice Lamarche (The Brain, Squit, Jess Harnell (Wakko), and most recently, Randy Rogel.
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Crash Bandicoot Joins Skylanders Imaginators: See the Toy and Trailer

Crash Bandicoot is officially joining Skylanders Imaginators as confirmed during Sony's E3 Press Conference earlier this evening. His existence in a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 Skylanders Imaginators Starter Packs was outed by a foreign retailer last week, and that leak turned out to be on the money.

While Crash Bandicoot guest-starring in Skylanders Imaginators might seem like old news I guarantee this isn't. Unlike last year's Nintendo guest stars in Skylanders SuperChargers, Bowser and Donkey Kong, who were only playable on Wii U or 3Ds, Crash will be fully playable on all platforms.

Developer Toys For Bob has brought Crash Bandicoot into Skylanders Imaginators as a Skylander Sensei character and a new toy figure. He's voiced by Jess Harnell, who voiced the character in the classic PlayStation games, and will include signature attacks such as exploding TNT Crates, the Bazooka Crate with rocket launcher, signature spin attack, exploding crates with 3-2-1 countdowns, wumpa fruit, jetpack attack from high in the air, and more.

As a Sensei character Crash will have a unique Sky-Chi attack, in his case the ability to use a yo-yo to yank his enemies into a devastating spin attack.

The only way to get the Crash Bandicoot Skylander figure is in the PS4 or PS3 Skylanders Imaginators Starter Packs. He may be available later…
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The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went off the Air

The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went off the Air
If you are in the right Los Angeles restaurant at just the right time, you might catch Pinky and the Brain enjoying a meal together (but not plotting to take over the world). Voiceover icon Rob Paulsen, who is known for his work on Animaniacs (Yakko), Pinky and the Brain (Pinky) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael) says he is still "dear friends" with Maurice Lamarche, The Brain to his Pinky - and the pair cause a stir when they are out together (but only if someone finds out who they are). "Nobody knows who I am walking down the
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The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went off the Air

The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went off the Air
If you are in the right Los Angeles restaurant at just the right time, you might catch Pinky and the Brain enjoying a meal together (but not plotting to take over the world).

Voiceover icon Rob Paulsen, who is known for his work on Animaniacs (Yakko), Pinky and the Brain (Pinky) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael) says he is still "dear friends" with Maurice Lamarche, The Brain to his Pinky – and the pair cause a stir when they are out together (but only if someone finds out who they are).

"Nobody knows who I am walking down the street and I'm fine with that.
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The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went Off the Air

The Real-Life Pinky and the Brain Are Still 'Dear Friends' 18 Years After Show Went Off the Air
If you are in the right Los Angeles restaurant at just the right time, you might catch Pinky and the Brain enjoying a meal together (but not plotting to take over the world). Voiceover icon Rob Paulsen, who is known for his work on Animaniacs (Yakko), Pinky and the Brain (Pinky) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael) says he is still "dear friends" with Maurice Lamarche, The Brain to his Pinky - and the pair cause a stir when they are out together (but only if someone finds out who they are). "Nobody knows who I am walking down the
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The 7D: Disney Series Cancelled; No Season Three

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The 7D TV series has been cancelled after two seasons on Disney Xd. Although there has been no official cancellation announcement, co-executive producer Tom Warburton (aka "Mr. Warburton") has confirmed production on The 7D has ended. Warburton includes pictures of the series wrap party, in a post on his website. The cast and crew have known since just before the new year that The 7D would not be renewed for a third season.

The voice cast of The 7D includes: Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice Lamarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West, and Paul Rugg. Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg recur as Crystal Ball and Magic Mirror, respectively. Below, watch a video of the cast performing, at the wrap party.

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Emily S. Whitten: Randy Rogel, the Music of Animaniacs & More!

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If you’re any sort of regular reader of my columns, you’ll already know that I’m a big fan of Animaniacs. I’ve also had the privilege of interviewing several of the main voices for the show; including Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, and Maurice Lamarche. One of these days I hope to meet the amazing Tress MacNeille as well!

One thing I’ve noted before as a favorite component of the show is the well-composed and clever song segments that are woven throughout the episodes – songs such as Yakko’s World; I’m Mad; Variety Speak; Noel; and There’s Only One of You. The songs are catchy, they’re fun, and they’re often educational to boot. And as it turns out, a great many of them were written by one man – Randy Rogel. That would be amazing enough on its own; but the cool thing about
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Emily S. Whitten Interviews Jim Cummings

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Is there aaaaanyone here who hasn’t seen at least a video clip of Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too at some point? I know I’ve seen plenty – Winnie-the-Pooh was a part of my childhood, and is now a part of the childhood of this Auntie Em’s little nephew and nieces. And would it blow your mind to learn that since the 1990s, Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger too have been…dun dun duuuuun…the same person? Because they have! Well, at least when it comes to the guy who does their voices.

This is one of the things I adore about voice actors – how versatile they are, and how they can do so many voices that just sound nothing like each other; even when the characters are in conversation together. It’s really amazing.

If you know anything about voice actors, you’ll know that when I talk about the voice of Pooh and Tigger,
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Emily S. Whitten Interviews Jess Harnell

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As I mentioned last week, I got to interview some fantastically talented folks while at Awesome Con DC 2015; and now I get to share the first of those interviews with you. I started off my weekend by talking with the wonderful, warm, and funny voice actor and singer Jess Harnell, who graciously took time out of his busy convention schedule to chat with me behind the scenes; and let me tell you, it was a treat!

If you’re not familiar with Jess…well, you probably only think you’re not familiar with Jess. Because if I mention, oh, say, Wakko Warner of Animaniacs, Captain Hero of Drawn Together, Ironhide of the Transformers movies, Chilly of Doc McStuffins, Grim of The 7D, the Sewer Urchin of The Tick, or one of the other 274 credits on Jess’s IMDb page, I’m pretty sure you’ll realize you’ve heard this
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Emily S. Whitten: Awesome Con DC 2015

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So I just got back from Awesome Con DC 2015, and happily, it lived up to its name once again, because it was pretty darned awesome!

It was also kind of interesting to realize that every year I’ve gone has been a different experience, thanks to what I was doing each year. The first year, which was of course also smaller than the current con, I was reporting for ComicMix but did not have any other responsibilities. That meant I had time to see pretty much all of the floor and meet any guests I’d like, plus doing great, longer-form interviews with the talented Phil Lamarr and Billy West. Last year, I was running programming, so I saw a whole lot of back hallways, the exhibit hall whooshing by at a fast clip several times as I hurried around, many great volunteers, and a few guests for just long
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The 7D: Season Two Renewal for Disney Series

Disney has renewed their animated TV series The 7D for a second season. Airing daily on Disney Xd, the show features the voices of Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice Lamarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West, and Paul Rugg.

Here's the announcement:

Heigh-ho For "The 7D!"

Disney Orders Second Season Of Hit Animated Seven Dwarfs Series "The 7D"

Disney has ordered a second season of "The 7D," the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger ("Animaniacs," "Tiny Toon Adventures") is executive producer.

Returning for season two are series' stars Kelly Osbourne (E's "Fashion Police") as Hildy Gloom, Jess Harnell (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins") as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn
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