"I think you are I are going to get along juuuust OK"
Back in May we got to check out a pair of promo photos for the much-anticipated Family Guy & The Simpsons crossover episode, set to air on Fox this September. Today, courtesy of San Diego Comic-Con, we get our first look at footage from the ep. A preview video was shown at SDCC this weekend that teases 5 minutes of footage from the ep which you can watch in full above. Some of the jokes are expected but I think you will LOL once or twice. This is a match-up made in animation heaven. This Family Guy & The Simpsons crossover ep will air on September 28 as the 26th season premiere of The Simpsons. Enjoy!
Clear your schedule
For the first time ever, every single episode of The Simpsons from its 25 season history (and counting) will be made available for viewing online, courtesy of FXX. On August 21, FXX will air every single episode in chronological order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 12 days straight. Click the embed above to see what will happen to planet earth when every single episode of The Simpsons is made available for viewing. The end is nigh.
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"Prepare to rock out with our sparks out"
Have you ever wondered what it is like aboard the starship Enterprise during the night shift on Star Trek: The Next Generation? I mean, we know all of the good stuff happens during the day shift but what of the night shift? Hmmm? Well, thanks to the hilarious series Robot Chicken, we finally get to see what happens when the night crew takes over control of the USS Enterprise. Click the embed above to see the night crew take spring into action during a Borg attack. Trust me, the video is pretty sweet.
"When did he stop treating you like a princess?"
An artist named Saint Hoax has created a series of posters titled Happy Never After that feature Disney Princesses to call attention to domestic violence. By using characters that are beloved by all (and recognized by very young girls), the intent is to encourage victims of abuse to come forward and report the crimes to authorities. Says Saint Hoax,
An awareness campaign targeting any girl / woman who has been subject to domestic violence. The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again.
I must admit that I was really jarred the first time I saw these images, which is the point. They make powerful statements and, hopefully, they might encourage victims to come forward. I have a feeling not everyone will like this campaign but I’m impressed. What do you think of this Happy Never After campaign?
Remember last week when I shared those mash-up posters that feature various Disney Princesses as they might look in prison on Orange is the new Black? Well, today I have something even better. A cute video titled Frozen is the new Black takes the same concept and animates it for our viewing pleasure. Elsa from Frozen goes to prison where she meets a wacky group of Disney Princesses who are also in prison … and hilarity ensues. This video is really great, I think you’re gonna love.
[thanks for the heads up, Danna]
Art by Maria Bayley
So, pretty much everyone kinda loves those cute and adorable Disney Princesses and most people also love the hit Netflix series Orange is the new Black … so how amazing is it that a clever artist decided to mash-up some of our favorite Disney Princesses (plus one Disney Prince and one Disney Villain) with the characters of Orange is the new Black for a fun collection of posters. An artist named Maria Bayley came up with the brilliant idea to use Arial, Snow White, Rapunzel, etc. and mash them up with Piper, Taystee, Alex, etc. for this set of Disney/OITNB posters. I love them all! I think you will, too. Check ‘em out!
'The Lion Guard' will premiere next year
20 years ago this year, Disney released the animated film The Lion King in theaters and captured the hearts of young and old worldwide. Since that time, The Lion King has been adapted into a wildly successful Broadway musical (which has managed to remain one of the most successful musicals on the Great White Way) as well as a straight-to-video movie titled The Lion King 2: Simba’s Price (thanks AkiLi). Today we learn that Disney will be releasing a new animated movie and series sequel to The Lion King on Disney Junior next year. Focusing on the second born cub of Simba and Nala, The Lion Guard will introduce to the world a new Disney character named Kimbo. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming sequel to The Lion King. More »
Maleficent will be opening in theaters next weekend on May 30 and to celebrate, an industrious fan has put together a new trailer for the film that also features footage from the original Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. The scenes from the trailer are matched up with corresponding scenes from the animated film to give us a new perspective on the story. I am SO CRAZY excited for the release of Maleficent, I can’t even tell you. I love this ingenious idea of mashing-up the old footage with the new. Check out this fun new trailer and get excited! We are just about a week away from the release of Maleficent.
Meat is Murder
Staunch and militant vegan activist Morrissey has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on a new animated short that marries his music with a message about veganism. As you can see above, this new video is only the cutest thing you’ll see all day … even tho it tells a fairly sad story about how chickens are raised for food. In all honestly, I love eating meat so I’m afraid this video has no effect on me … but it’s a message that Morrissey wants out there so I’m happy to share it with all y’all. Those of you who will see Morrissey on tour will be able to see this video right before Morrissey performs his show.
Yay for Gobber!!
I fell in love with the Dreamworks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon when it was released in theaters back in 2010 so when I found out that a sequel film is on the way, I knew that it would be a film that I’d have to see in theaters. Today I am happy to pass along the fantastic news that in the film, one of the characters will reveal himself as gay. Gobber the Belch (voiced by Craig Ferguson) will make reference to his sexuality in the film in a casual way, which I think is a great idea. So many gay kids and adults are fans of these kinds of movies. I think it’s really amazing that they can feel a bit of a connection with one of the characters in this way. More »