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Outlaw Johnny Black Trailer: The Black Dynamite Saga Continues

Outlaw Johnny Black Trailer: The Black Dynamite Saga Continues
The sequel to Black Dynamite is officially called The Outlaw Johnny Black, and star Michael Jai White has released a teaser trailer for the new project along with a crowdfunding campaign to get the movie out to the masses. White previously teased the sequel at the end of January with a cryptic social media post and a short clip, but now we know the full details surrounding Black Dynamite 2 and it looks pretty awesome. Instead of taking the direct sequel or prequel approach, Michael Jai White is bringing Blaxploitation to the old west.

When asked about the decision not to make a direct sequel to Black Dynamite, Michael Jai White likened the set of movies to the Monty Python style of parody. The actor also revealed that the movie is going to be a lot more family friendly than the first movie while stating that The Outlaw Johnny Black is
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Outlaw Johnny Black Trailer: The Black Dynamite Saga Continues

Outlaw Johnny Black Trailer: The Black Dynamite Saga Continues
The sequel to Black Dynamite is officially called The Outlaw Johnny Black, and star Michael Jai White has released a teaser trailer for the new project along with a crowdfunding campaign to get the movie out to the masses. White previously teased the sequel at the end of January with a cryptic social media post and a short clip, but now we know the full details surrounding Black Dynamite 2 and it looks pretty awesome. Instead of taking the direct sequel or prequel approach, Michael Jai White is bringing Blaxploitation to the old west.

When asked about the decision not to make a direct sequel to Black Dynamite, Michael Jai White likened the set of movies to the Monty Python style of parody. The actor also revealed that the movie is going to be a lot more family friendly than the first movie while stating that The Outlaw Johnny Black is
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Review: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Scissor Kicks the Envelope

From its humble beginnings to the cult mini-phenomenon it’s become, the trajectory of “Black Dynamite” as an intellectual property is hardly what anyone could’ve predicted. What started as a two minute passion project trailer shot on studio lots by actors Michael Jai White and Byron Minns and director Scott Sanders eventually grew into an 80 minute thesis on the art of blaxploitation filmmaking that both celebrated and lampooned the subgenre. It probably would’ve been just as funny if Jai White, Minns, Sanders, and company merely cracked jokes at the genre’s expense, but a genuine understanding and awareness of the mechanics (read: limitations) of exploitation filmmaking in general and...
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Trailer Debut: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Arrives

"Black Dynamite" returns for a second season on Adult Swim, tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th at 10:30Pm. Season Two further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Under the inspired direction of Executive Producer Carl Jones ("The Boondocks"), the series features the voice talents of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, all of whom starred in the original film. This season will feature guest appearances by Bob Marley, Mister Rogers, Bill Cosby, Richard Nixon, Jaws, Arnold and Willis from "Different Strokes," and many more! Black Dynamite, the animated series, is produced by Ars Nova, N-bomb Squad and Cartoon...
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'Black Dynamite' Returns for Season 2 w/ Guests Bob Marley, Mister Rogers, Bill Cosby, Arnold & Willis, More

"Black Dynamite" returns for a second season on Adult Swim, tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th at 10:30Pm. Season Two further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Under the inspired direction of Executive Producer Carl Jones ("The Boondocks"), the series features the voice talents of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, all of whom starred in the original film. This season will feature guest appearances by Bob Marley, Mister Rogers, Bill Cosby, Richard Nixon, Jaws, Arnold and Willis from "Different Strokes," and many more! Black Dynamite, the animated series, is produced by Ars Nova, N-bomb Squad and...
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Black Dynamite creators talk new movie, ‘Arrow’ and racial challenges in TV & Film

Recently, we spoke with the creative team behind Black Dynamite: Carl Jones (The Boondocks), Michael Jai White (voice of Black Dynamite) and Byron Minns (voice of Bullhorn).

We cover a lot of topics in this interview, from the upcoming Black Dynamite sequel and season 2 of the animated series to the challenges black actors face in TV and Film.

Here are some of the highlights:

0:30: Life in the writer’s room of Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite

3:56: Michel Jai White on Bronze Tiger vs Oliver Queen showdown

5:50: New Black Dynamite movie in the works

7:07: White discusses the challenges black characters face in TV and film

9:07: Jones’ speaks on the problems of “slavery” as the new genre

12:47: Celebrity appearances and guest-stars in Black Dynamite Season 2

Big thank you to Jones, White and Minns for their honest and thoughtful insight into the industry.
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'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films -€. And Maybe Pimping

Carl Jones, who created the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, not only defends the controversial Blaxploitation film genre of the 70s – but also humorously the role of the black pimp.

Carl Jones On Blaxploitation, Pimps

Jones is of the mindset that something is better than nothing; a pimp for a black male hero is better than no black hero at all. “There are so many great things that came out of [Blaxploitation] films and that era. It was maybe the first time that we saw black heroes on screen,” Jones told uInterview exclusively. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men in America. They were businessmen. They were entrepreneurs. You’ll see that they took a bad situation and turned it into good. Morally, you can argue or debate what’s right or wrong.
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Rant: 'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films - And Pimping!

Carl Jones, creator of the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, thinks that blaxploitation, the film genre that was popularized in the 1970s, should be celebrated not maligned. Most of the main protagonists in the films were actually pimps, which inspired the concept of Black Dynamite. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men—in America,” Jones told uInterview. Byron Minns, who voices the character Bullhorn on Dynamite, jokes that Jones is “glorifying pimping.”

Michael Jai White, who voices Black Dynamite on the show, recalls how blaxploitation films, such as Superfly (1972), in which pimps were the predominate on-screen representation of a black male, were just the norm when he was growing up. "That made me think about, how twisted of a childhood that we had these—but that was the
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Rant: 'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films – And Pimping!

Carl Jones, creator of the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, thinks that blaxploitation, the film genre that was popularized in the 1970s, should be celebrated not maligned. Most of the main protagonists in the films were actually pimps, which inspired the concept of Black Dynamite. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men—in America,” Jones told uInterview. Byron Minns, who voices the character Bullhorn on Dynamite, jokes that Jones is “glorifying pimping.”

Michael Jai White, who voices Black Dynamite on the show, observes that blaxploitation films, such as Superfly (1972), in which pimps were the predominate on-screen representation of a black male at the time, were just the norm when he was growing up. “That's just twisted,” he laughs.

The Black Dynamite, Season One DVD/BlueRay, will be released
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'Somebody's Child' On DVD May 7th (Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield As Mother & Son)

Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield star in Somebody's Child - a drama which aired on Gmc last summer. Whitfield and White play a terminally ill mother and her son, who let an ex-con into their lives. Byron Minns (as the ex-con), Nadine Ellis and Clifton Powell round out the cast. The script, penned by Siddeeqah Powell, was a finalist in the 2011 American Black Film Festival's Gmc Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. Production took place in Wilmington, Nc, with Gary Wheeler directing. One Village Entertainment, an entity of Rlj Entertainment, has announced the home video release of Somebody's Child, on DVD and digital download, available on...
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Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Renewed For Second Season

Exclusive: I’ve learned that Adult Swim has picked up a 10-episode second season of animated series Black Dynamite for a debut in late 2013 or early 2014. Based on the 2009 feature, Black Dynamite further chronicles the exploits of the central character — 1970s ex-cia agent and full-time ladies man Black Dynamite — and his crew. Spearheaded by Carl Jones (The Boondocks), the series features the voices of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, all of whom starred in the feature. Black Dynamite is animated by Titmouse and produced by Ars Nova Entertainment. Jones, Jon Steingart and Jillian Apfelbaum executive produce. The July series premiere of Black Dynamite won its Sunday 11:30 Pm time period among adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24 and tied as the No. 2 new series launch on Adult Swim in 2012 among adults 18-34. Adult Swim is finishing 2012 again ranked No. 1 among all basic
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This Week in Black Television - Summer Highlights and Fall Previews

Well, the summer TV season is practically officially over and there weren’t really many good shows for the Black TV audience but there were some bright moments as we prepare for the upcoming Fall TV season, including some previews of upcoming shows. Starting positively, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series was the best thing to come out of a slow summer. Somewhat picking up from Scott Sanders and Michael Jai White’s 2009 movie version and still starring the voices of White as the titular Black Dynamite, co-creator and star Byron Minns as the Dolomite-ish character Bullhorn, and actors Tommy Davidson as wannabe-player/informant Cream Corn and Kym Whitley as Honeybee, it...
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Watch Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield As Mother & Son In Trailer For 'Somebody's Child'

Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield star in the Gmc original TV movie titled Somebody's Child.  Whitfield and White play a terminally ill mother and her son, who let an ex-con into their lives. Byron Minns (as the ex-con), Nadine Ellis and Clifton Powell round out the cast. The script, penned by Siddeeqah Powell, was a finalist in the 2011 American Black Film Festival's Gmc Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. Production took place in Wilmington, Nc, with Gary Wheeler directing, with an August premiere planned.  Gmc has released a preview trailer of the film, as well as broadcast dates - August 25 and 26th, at 7, 9 and 11pm, on both...
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Black Dynamite Is Going To Get You, Sucker

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Remakes, sequels, reboots: these are common parlance in the film industry today and have been since its birth, really. There is no film property immune to this, especially a successful one. And though the blaxploitation genre, which reached its height of popularity in the 1970s, still enjoys a rabid cult following, few of the attempts to re-energize this vital branch of American film have been very successful.

Until now.

Black Dynamite, the 2009 film starring Michael Jai White, is now also an animated series now airing Sundays on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. And while the character and his world may still effectively be a cult happening, it is clear that Black Dynamite is the most successful blaxploitation property to hit the streets since platform shoes went out of fashion. Loaded with sex, violence, and sex and violence, Black Dynamite is the true sequel to Shaft that fans have been waiting for.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Black Dynamite Roundtable Interviews with Director Carl Jones & Stars Michael Jai White, Orlando Jones, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley

This past Sunday, Adult Swim debuted its latest animated series, "Black Dynamite", which is based on the characters and world co-created by Michael Jai White, who plays the titular character in both versions.

For the new animated series, which is being directed by Carl Jones ("The Boondocks") and has White reuniting with his fellow Black Dynamite feature film co-stars Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Cedric Yarbrough, and Kym Whitley as well as working alongside "Black Dynamite" newcomer Orlando Jones, we find the titular character facing down a lot more enemies than "The Man", including the likes of Elvis, Michael Jackson, Amazon Moon Bitches and so much more.

Check out the highlights from our roundtable interviews with director Jones and "Black Dynamite: The Animated Series" stars White, Davidson, Jones and Whitley below, and make sure to catch the show when it airs on Adult Swim on Sunday nights at 11:30 pm Et/Pt.
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Cartoon Network brings “Black Dynamite” animated series to Adult Swim

By Matthew Grimm Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim block goes into lulls where it seems to bide its time between cool new ‘toons, over-hyped one-season wonders and new seasons of its stately franchises (still waiting on Season 5 of One of the Best Things on TV, The Venture Brothers), often filling the gap with live-action Dadaist crap by some guy who knows the Tim & Eric Awesome Show yayhoos. I’m not sure what category Black Dynamite, the animated adaptation of Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns’ over-the-top 2009 blaxploitation-spoofing feature film, will fit into just yet — other [...]
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Check Out Another Wacky Clip from Black Dynamite: The Animated Series

If you love the live-action “Black Dynamite”, I can’t see you not loving every second of the “Black Dynamite: The Animated Series”, well, animated series that just debuted on Cartoon Network as part of their Adult Swim block last Sunday. It looks like 30 seconds of constant Tomfoolery, ninja interrogations, and Cream Corn hilarity. Check out a clip from the show, check it outers. “Black Dynamite: The Animated Series” features the voices of Michael Jai White, who played the character in the live-action version. Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Corey Burton and Liz Benoit also lend their voices. Currently airing very, very late at night on Cartoon Network
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Focus On Sdcc: Five New TV Shows We’re Looking Forward To At Comic-Con

While most fans brave long lines at Comic-Con to see their favorite actors from long-running television series, there’s a contingent of new shows at the convention that have the potential to be the next hit series.

While these shows may not be filling Hall H to capacity any time soon, here’s five new offerings with panels at Comic-Con that we’re looking forward to the most.

The Following

With Fox losing mega-dramas 24 and House in recent years, the network is in need of a flagship series to go along with reality stalwart American Idol. That series may just be The Following. Kevin Bacon arrives in primetime as an FBI agent who gets pulled back in the game to find a serial killer (played by James Purefoy of Rome fame). Said serial killer has recruited others to carry out his murders for him. This new series looks gritty, suspenseful
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Your Definitive Guide to San Diego Comic Con 2012′s Must See TV Panels

With Comic Con 2012 kicking off in sunny San Diego this week, theTVaddict.com thought now might be as good a time as any to share our definitive list of Must See TV Panels.

Wednesday July 11

6:00-9:45Pm: Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult. (Ballroom 20)

Thursday July 12

10:30-11:30Pm: Battlestar Galactica: So Say We All: Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt Apollo) hosts a 35th anniversary preview panel and fan discussion of the Battlestar universe, politics, philosophy, and 35 year history. Joining Hatch are Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar and Caprica), Lili Bordan (actress, Blood and Chrome), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Blood and Chrome), Toni Graphia
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'Black Dynamite' Cast, Creators Talk To S&A On What To Expect From Animated Series (Debuts July 15)

In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on Adult Swim, I had a chance to talk with actors Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Kym Whitley, as well as executive producer Carl Jones. Based on the 2009 cult film of the same name, the half-hour series revives its title character, an ex-cia agent-turned-crusader for justice who fights against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps, and “the man.” Unlike the movie, the series doesn’t mock or mimic the shoddy production values of 70s Blaxploitation films, opting instead for a sleeker animated look and feel. Still, it features a lot of the same elements, including racy imagery and...
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