Here's what we do know: Guardians of the Galaxy (the movie) is happening. That leaves Marvel with a challenge, since the Guardians of the Galaxy characters aren't exactly household names like Captain America or Iron Man. While Marvel has launched a new comics series featuring the Guardians, could an animated series be in the works as well?
"Beware my wrath." Even though we are still far from seeing Beware the Batman on television, DC, Warner Bros. and The Cartoon Network have already released a teaser poster for their new animated take on the caped crusader as well as the first actual footage from the series in a brand new teaser trailer. Everything's a tease these days. Take a look at The Comdey Network's Beware the Batman.
Tom Hanks often likes to make a statement with his producing credits. He was the mastermind behind such carefully constructed historical TV dramas as John Adams and The Pacific, and he made a splash as a producer on the HBO polygamy drama, Big Love. Now, Hanks is taking a step away from live action into the animated TV realm, and he’s doing it with a twist: a science fiction premise.
Lionsgate TV is currently looking around to see if any network will pick up an animated version of Harold & Kumar. The project, though drawn instead of shot, would be very similar to what audiences have gotten in theaters. Original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are set to pen the project and John Cho and Kal Penn are ready to turn their acting skills into voicework for their modestly loved characters. Mandate will co-produce alongside Lionsgate.
Okay ladies, get your 'awwws' ready. Very good looking man and actor Josh Duhamel has decided to continue the trend he started in Transformers by working on another project aimed a younger demographic, only this time there won't be a gloss of Michael Bay sleaze making the 'toy franchise' skew a little older. Duhamel has just agreed to supply his voice to Disney Jr's Jake and the Never Land Pirates. See? Awwwwww.
Transformers-Beast Wars: The Complete Series will come with retrospective featurettes, art galleries, and a 12 page booklet. Brand new interviews will be the newest--and likely best--extras. Though the special features don’t seem overly grand, for $49.99 on a three-season series, audiences really have nothing to complain about.
Now, as a companion to the major motion picture, Marvel has also created an animated Thor feature set to hit DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and On Demand on May 17. The feature, titled Thor: Tales of Asgard has built on over forty years of Thor comics to bring a truly epic story into homes
Adult Swim has picked up Jones’ newest project, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, after plans for a spin-off of the 2009 theatrical release, Black Dynamite, had been rumored for months. If you are a fan of the theatrical release, you should be pretty excited rather than ecstatic, because the show won’t be airing until spring of 2012, so we’ve still got a year to wait out before we’ll actually know if the premise will work for late night television.
Fox announced today that they’ll be previewing their upcoming new animated series Bob’s Burgers on Thanksgiving. They also released a small video sample of the series for you to watch right now!
Sing it with me everyone. Let me hear you. “Thundercats are on the move, Thundercats are loose. Feel the magic, hear the roar. Thundercats are loose! Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats!!!”
I never caught The Ricky Gervais Show when it was online as a podcast, but now I wish I had. HBO's iteration of it, which is really just Flash-style animation of the guys in the studio with the occasional animated exposition, is genuinely laugh-out loud funny. HBO is pleased as well with the show enough to bring it back for a second season
Adult Swim is coming to FX tomorrow night with the premiere of Archer. Fans of Frisky Dingo should already be on board since it's the same creative team behind both ventures. While the episodes may not have impressed our own Steve West, now you have the opportunity to sample it for yourselves
Ricky Gervais, who brought us the original UK version of The Office, and is set to host The Golden Globes on Sunday, January 17th is coming back to series television. Or at least part of him is. Teaming up again with his creative partner Stephen Merchant, the duo are putting animation to a series of web broadcasts they did for The Guardian. The new series will air on HBO.
For generations, families have been enjoying the works of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz around the holidays and this Thanksgiving will be no exception as ABC is set to air the classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Looks like it’s the end of the line for the Fox animated comedy series King of the Hill. While Fox did choose to pick the series up for an additional thirteen episodes, which are currently wrapping production, the network has opted not to continue the series any further than that.