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Deadpool 2 Score Is First Ever to Get a Parental Advisory Warning

Deadpool 2 Score Is First Ever to Get a Parental Advisory Warning
While fans wait for Deadpool 2 to hit theaters with sneak preview screenings tonight, the movie's score album by composer Tyler Bates is already making history. The soundtrack, which was released last Friday, became the first in history to be released with the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" label. The Parental Advisory label was issued since the score features members of an 38-member voice ensemble singing phrases such as, "you can't stop this motherf---er" and "holy s---balls!" set to the orchestral score.

The score was arranged by composer Tyler Bates, who has previously provided the score for Watchmen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch's first two films, John Wick and Atomic Blonde. Bates invited Leitch to the scoring session on March 23 at the 20th Century Fox lot, where the choir was performing, "one of the bigger, more aggressive vocal cues,
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The Next Mutation: Nickelodeon Reinvents ‘Turtles,’ ‘Blue’s Clues’ for a New Generation

The Next Mutation: Nickelodeon Reinvents ‘Turtles,’ ‘Blue’s Clues’ for a New Generation
Cowabunga, dude. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is about to get a reboot at Nickelodeon, where the network is ready to introduce the characters to a new generation of viewers, one of several venerable properties the network is reviving. And the net knows this generation of kids will want new things from these series.

“In order to reach [our audience] we’re going to have to use our entire ecosystem,” says Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon Group. “And our ecosystem includes some social, some digital, a relationship with our retail and toy partners, so we have the ability to mobilize the scope of
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10 Surprisingly Dark Series Finales In Kid Friendly Shows

Nobody wants their favorite show to end. It’s never a happy thing, especially when it doesn’t bring us any kind of closu re. Wait until you see these surprisingly dar series finales. We’ve included shows like “Teen Titans,” because the ending teaches one of the harshest life lessons ever. Even “Full House’s” ending was dark considering Michelle Tanner lost her memory. And then there are shows like “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” that imply Mac finally growing up and letting go of his imaginary friends. We also mentioned the one and only “Roseanne,” because the final season was just weird. “Samurai Jack” also made the cut because no one was really ready to see that ending. We also mentioned “Alf,” “Gravity Falls” and plenty of others! These are the 10 surprisingly dark series finales in kid-friendly shows!
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10 Dark 90’s Cartoon Theories That Will Ruin Your Childhood

Cartoons from the 90s were pretty darn awesome and they still hold a place in the memories of many people today. But despite the fond memories, there are some dark internet theories out there that may just ruin some of your favorite childhood memories. For instance, Ash from Pokemon is potentially in a coma for the whole entire series. That, or he wished to remain a child for the last twenty years. Pinky from Pinky and the Brain may in fact be the brain that the song talks about. Doug Funnie from Doug may have schizophrenia, which is the reason for his vivid daydreams and how he’s able to interact with them. Caillou on the other hand, may have it worse if it’s actually diagnosed with cancer. Two characters from Samurai Jack and Powerpuff girls may in fact be the same character. There also may be a connection
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"Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

The new animated TV series "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will debut on Nickelodeon in 2018, executive produced by Andy Suriano ("Samurai Jack"):

"...'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' follows 'Raphael', 'Leonardo', 'Donatello' and 'Michelangelo' on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City.

"From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the 'Turtles' will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza.

"Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"....
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Check Out This Interview On Phil Lamarr, Who's Basically Done A Voice For Most Shows You Love

If you've watched or played any form of geeky media in the past couple decades, you've heard Phil Lamarr's voice. The actor has voiced Hermes from Futurama, Samurai Jack, Ollie Williams on Family Guy, Justice League's John Stewart...the list is literally endless. Check out his IMDb if you're looking for more prominent roles (and there are a lot), and check out the video below for more information on one of voice acting's biggest names:
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Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Gets Lego Ninjago Director

Charlie Bean, who is best known for directing The Lego Ninjago Movie, has officially signed on to helm Disney's live-action/CGI remake of Lady and the Tramp. The project is a priority for Disney to be made exclusively for their new streaming platform in 2019. It has been reported that the Disney streaming service expects to release four to six movies a year along with other original TV projects, including the new Star Wars series that Jon Favreau recently officially signed on to make.

Lady and the Tramp was released in 1955 and it includes some of Disney's most iconic animation in their history. The story of a Cocker Spaniel named Lady who finds herself on the mean streets after her owners have a new baby and then learns to live in the gutter with Tramp, who saves her from a pack. Included in that iconic imagery is the famous shared spaghetti scene,
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The Voices Behind Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

We all love a good cartoon and part of what makes that experience so memorable are the cartoon characters. In order to bring those digital or hand drawn creations to life, an actor needs to bring their A game and make that cartoon as real as they can be. Not an easy task. Quite often, actors who are working in animation tend to be forgotten. Not today though! This is just a small list of voice actors who are getting some love from us. Such as Hank Azaria on the Simpsons, who voices the most characters on the show and ended up getting the job thanks to the character Moe. Sean Schemmel is the North American voice actor best known for bringing Goku to the west in Dragon Ball Z and in that regard, played a huge role in popularizing the anime. Some actors, like Phil Lamarr and John Dimaggio
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Rooster Teeth Shares Teaser For Western-Style Animation ‘Nomad Of Nowhere’

Rooster Teeth has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Nomad Of Nowhere, its latest original animated series.

The 2D show was inspired by old-school western adventures as well as Adult Swim’s Emmy-winning Samurai Jack series, according to the Austin-based digital entertainment outfit. It follows a mysterious nomad who is the world’s last magical being -- and is therefore on the run from a slew of bounty hunters and money-hungry captors. The series, which was first announced last month as part of Rooster Teeth's 2018 slate, will debut on the company's paid subscription service, First (subscriptions begin at $2.99 per month), on March 2.

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Disney-Pixar’s Coco dominates the 2018 Annie Awards

Disney-Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece Coco warmed up for the Oscars last night by dominating proceedings at the 45 annual Annie Awards, which celebrating the very best in animation over the past twelve months.

Coco was successful in 11 of the 13 categories it found itself nominated in, including the top prize, Best Animated Feature – an award it will contest at the Oscars with The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Loving Vincent and The Breadwinner, the latter of which was also named Best Independent Animated Feature.

Other winners on the night included War for the Planet of the Apes, Rick and Morty, Samurai Jack, SpongeBob SquarePants, Trollhunters and Disney Micky Mouse. Check out a full list of the winners here, courtesy of Variety…

Best Animated Feature

“Coco”

Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Feature — Independent

The Breadwinner

Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions

Best Animated Special Production

“Revolting Rhymes”

Magic Light Pictures

Best Animated
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2018 Annie Awards : ‘Coco’ sweeps with 11 wins on the way to Oscars

Pixar‘s Oscar frontrunner “Coco” won a whopping 11 Annie Awards on Saturday (Feb. 4), including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina), Best Writing (Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and Best Voice Acting (Anthony Gonzalez). “Coco” numbered a lucky 13 nominations, winning in all 11 of its races including against itself in both character animation and storyboarding. (See the full list of 2018 Annie Awards winners.)

“Coco” faced off against another Pixar picture, “Cars 3,” as well as two from DreamWorks Animation — “The Boss Baby” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” — and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” for the top studio award. Of these, only “The Boss Baby” also reaped an Oscar bid for Best Animated Feature.

Two Oscar nominees, “The Breadwinner” and “Loving Vincent,” faced off in the Best Animated Feature (Independent) race with the former winning. That category, which was introduced in 2016, was rounded out by: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales,
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2018 Annie Awards winners: Complete list led by ‘Coco’ and ‘The Breadwinner’

Winners of the 45th annual Annie Awards were revealed on Feb. 3, 2018 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. Pixar‘s Oscar frontrunner “Coco” won all 11 of its races. Its main Academy Awards rival, “The Breadwinner,” won just one of its 10 bids. The Annies, which hand out awards in 36 categories, are presented by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Assn. Scroll down for the complete list of winners.

In addition to these three dozen competitive awards, honorary ones named for Windsor McKay were presented to honor the career achievement and exceptional contributions to the industry of British character animator James Baxter, “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg and the Canadian animation duo Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis. The Ub Iwerks Award was presented to TVPaint for its versatile software for 2D animation, the Special Achievement Award went to Cuphead, the 1930s inspired wonder-game from StudioMDHR and the June Foray
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Coco Wins 11 Annie Awards Including Best Animated Feature

The 45th Annie Awards were held Saturday night in Los Angeles and, as expected, Pixar’s “Coco” dominated the winner’s circle. The expected Oscar winner took home 11 trophies including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing and Best Music, among other honors. In fact, the only time “Coco” lost was when there were multiple nominees from the production in the same category.

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There were other winners, however, including “Samurai Jack,” “Rick and Morty” and “Spongebob Squarepants.” The animated short “Dear Basketball” also won its short film category which means that Glen Keane and, yes, Kobe Bryant are one step closer to winning individual Academy Awards.

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Sweeps 45th Annie Awards

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Sweeps 45th Annie Awards
Coco,” Pixar’s colorful journey through the Land of the Dead, swept the 45th Annie Awards on Saturday, winning in every category in which it was nominated, picking up 11 trophies overall, including best animated feature.

“Coco” also won prizes for direction (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina), voice acting (Anthony Gonzalez), animated effects (Shaun Galinak, Dave Hale, Jason Johnston, Carl Kaphan and Keith Daniel Klohn), character animation (John Chun Chiu Lee), character design (Daniel Arriaga, Daniela Strijleva, Greg Dykstra, Alonso Martinez and Zaruhi Galstyan), music (Michael Giacchino, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco and Adrian Molina), production design (Harley Jessup, Danielle Feinberg, Bryn Imagire, Nathaniel McLaughlin and Ernesto Nemesio), storyboarding (Dean Kelly), writing (Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and editorial (Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich, Greg Snyder and Tim Fox).

Coming on the heels its Golden Globe win for animated feature, the Annies victory cements “Coco’s” position as the frontrunner in the category for the Oscars.

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Sweeps 45th Annie Awards

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Sweeps 45th Annie Awards
Coco,” Pixar’s colorful journey through the Land of the Dead, swept the 45th Annie Awards on Saturday, winning in every category in which it was nominated, picking up 11 trophies overall, including best animated feature.

“Coco” also won prizes for direction (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina), voice acting (Anthony Gonzalez), animated effects (Shaun Galinak, Dave Hale, Jason Johnston, Carl Kaphan and Keith Daniel Klohn), character animation (John Chun Chiu Lee), character design (Daniel Arriaga, Daniela Strijleva, Greg Dykstra, Alonso Martinez and Zaruhi Galstyan), music (Michael Giacchino, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco and Adrian Molina), production design (Harley Jessup, Danielle Feinberg, Bryn Imagire, Nathaniel McLaughlin and Ernesto Nemesio), storyboarding (Dean Kelly), writing (Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and editorial (Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich, Greg Snyder and Tim Fox).

Coming on the heels its Golden Globe win for animated feature, the Annies victory cements “Coco’s” position as the frontrunner in the category for the Oscars.

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First Look at the Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles Animated Series Revealed

Nickelodeon has been developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the creative team is looking to mix it up. Today we have our first look at the main character of the new series and as you can see, there's a whole new visual style for Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and April O'Neil.

I'll be honest, I don't really care for the new style. It comes off as rushed and cheap. I understand that this is a kids show, but even kids shows can have a quality style and design. Here's the synopsis that was previously released:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new
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Cartoon Network Provides New Scholarship to CalArts Animation Students

Cartoon Network has a long and successful history with graduates of the prestigious animation school at CalArts: Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”), Craig McCracken (“The Powerpuff Girls”) and Pendleton Ward (“Adventure Time”), just to name a few.

So now, after a relationship of many years, Cartoon Network, which just celebrated its 25 anniversary last fall, has worked with the school to create an annual scholarship totaling $15,000 for pair of deserving students with an eye toward keeping the animation talent well filled.

“We tap into talent from everywhere, but a lot of the CalArts talent in particular has risen up to places of show creators like Genndy and Craig,” says Cartoon Network senior VP and general manager Brian Miller. “And that list continues to expand with people like Pen Ward and J.G. Quintel (“Regular Show”), and further from there to Daniel Chong (“We Bare Bears”), and it just continues.”

The first recipients
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Idw announces new Dungeons & Dragons comic book series

Idw Publishing has announced that Dungeons & Dragons will be returning to comics this April with more adventures starring the Baldur’s Gate heroes from series past with Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, which will be penned by Jim Zub (Samurai Jack) with stable of artists including Dean Kotz (Charmed Season 9), Steven Cummings (Wayward), Harvey Tolibao (Green Arrow), Ramon Bachs (X-Men) and Francesco Mortarino (Jupiter’s Circle) and covers from Max Dunbar (Gears of War).

Dungeons & Dragons sparked a lifelong desire to create stories in me that’s never really gone away,” said writer Zub. “Dungeons & Dragons is all about exploration and engaging the unknown that lurks around every corner. I love the feeling of exploration that sword & sorcery stories provide. Evil At Baldur’s Gate is our fourth D&D mini-series with this cast and is a great way to jump on board and join in the adventure!
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The Greatest Geek Moments of 2017

The Greatest Geek Moments of 2017
The year of 2017 was a great year for geekdom. Women took center stage thanks to films like “Wonder Woman” and casting change-ups from BBC’s “Doctor Who.” And plenty of classic fan favorites returned (if even for a moment) such as “Twin Peaks,” “Samurai Jack” and even The Dude. Here are our favorite standout genre moments that had us geeking out and getting a little misty-eyed.

11. Kansas opens for “Supernatural

The Winchester brothers opened the “Supernatural” panel at San Diego Comic-Con with a surprise performance of “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas. The rock anthem has played in every season finale for the series, evolving into a makeshift calling card for the fandom. But only at Comic-Con do rock stars open for demon hunters.

10. Mark Hamill surprises fans at Star Tours

During the height “The Last Jedi” marketing madness the original “Star Wars” Jedi Mark Hamill surprised fans on the rebooted Disneyland ride. Proving once again
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TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features

TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features
The creative lines between film and television are blurring ever more frequently these days, with many live-action directors, writers and other talent moving with increasing ease between the two media. But in the animation industry, only a handful of directors and writers have made the transition.

One of those is Rich Moore, who is directing Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” alongside Phil Johnston and who earlier this year won the animated feature Oscar for Disney’s 2016 hit “Zootopia” with director Byron Howard. Moore has an extensive background in TV animation, working on “The Simpsons,” “The Critic” and “Futurama” for many years before making his feature directing debut on the first “Wreck-It Ralph” film in 2012.

Moore himself realizes he’s part of a rare breed.

“I’ve noticed that, too, and it’s a shame because there are some amazing TV directors out there who should be making features,” says Moore. “If
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