"We are fighting a bigger fight"
In early March, we learned that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar joined her husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. in the cast of the forthcoming second season of the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels which, like the forthcoming Star Wars stand-along sequel/prequel film Star Wars: Rogue One, is set in the time period between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Today we get to check out the first trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 2 which, as you can see above, prominently features Darth Vader. It’s unknown how much of Darth Vader we will see throughout the second season of the show but this trailer makes it appear that he will be the big bad of the entire season (much like The Inquisitor was the big bad during Rebels season 1). If Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) is really a main character this time around, then I predict the second season of Star Wars Rebels is going to RULE ALL! There has been a LOT of great Star Wars news lately, I’m really loving it all so much.
'Brightmoor' sounds pretty awesome
Some time last year I realized that FX was one of the best networks on TV. Comedies like Married and You’re the Worst really converted me, so I’ve been getting excited about all of their upcoming projects. Right now, the network only has one animated series—the much-beloved show Archer. I’ve never watched it, but I just edited this hilarious Mad Men/Archer mashup gallery for Paste and it’s clear that I’ve been missing out. So I’ll definitely be tuning in to this new show, which Sean “Diddy” Combs has been developing. Click inside for more!
Please, make it stop already
Just a few days ago we learned that Disney announced plans to adapt the 1998 animated film Mulan into a live-action film and, as you may recall, I lamented the fact that the animated movies into live-action movies trend was starting to get out of hand (in the wake of the release or future release of Maleficent, Cinderella, Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast). Today we learn that Disney is ALSO planning to make a live-action version of their animated Winnie the Pooh movies … because, OMG they just can’t stop!! I’m guessing they held off on announcing this live-action Pooh movie until today because it would’ve been interpreted as a joke had the news been announced yesterday on April Fool’s Day. I mean, really Disney? Another live-action animated movie? More »
At a convention over the weekend, actors Adam West and Burt Ward — the original Batman and Robin from the ’60s TV series Batman — broke the news that they will be voicing a new animated Batman film set for release in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original Batman TV series. They actors didn’t really give a lot of details about the project but they said it so it has to be true … right? Yes, probably. Click below to watch video of West and Ward making this surprising movie announcement and learn as much info as is presently available about this animated film project. More »
Uhhhhh ... Go, Go Gadget Away!
Last month we learned that Netflix is readying the release of new, updated versions of the classic animated shows Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse and today we get our first look at what the new Inspector Gadget series will look like when it debuts on Netflix tomorrow. As you can see in the trailer below, this new version of Inspector Gadget is 3D animated and it features voices that mimic the voices heard in the original series. This first trailer introduces us to Gadget, Penny, Brain, Chief Quimby and Dr. Claw‘s arm … have a look below. More »
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The TV Guide
On Friday night, I traveled back to 1987 to see Dokken in concert. Last night, I traveled back to 1997 to see Orgy. I used to love Orgy back in the day when I was still really into industrial music but kinda dabbling a bit into more electronic, EDM music in the late ’90s. Orgy was the perfect mix of industrial dance music and their hit cover of Blue Monday (by New Order) really made me a fan. I saw that they were playing a small show at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset so I decided to check ‘em out. I’m happy to report that the show was much better than I thought it would be. The place was packed, the band was pretty on point and I got to enjoy a night of music that I had forgotten I used to really love once upon a time. More »
Hey, remember that animated short film titled Pixels that we saw WAY back in 2010 that showed NYC getting destroyed by adorable arcade video game characters? Remember how we learned shortly after that short film was released that it would be adapted into a feature film? Well, today we get our first look at the first trailer for the Pixels feature film. In this movie, aliens attack Earth with giant video game characters bend on totally destruction of the human race … but in the cutest way possible. It’s Man vs. Pac-Man for world domination. I really love the short film so I’m really looking forward to this big screen adaptation. Click the embed above to watch the trailer for Pixels the 3D movie, which will open in theaters this summer … then click below to have another look at the original Pixels short film. More »
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The TV Guide
My Saturday was packed full with really fun stuff to do with really great people. In the morning, I was invited to attend an early screening of Cinderella at the El Capitan Theater so I asked my Disney friend Elena to attend with me. We had a very nice movie date together. Later in the day, I met up with Adriana again for a fun movie double feature of the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie and the 1987 animated film GI Joe: The Movie at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. THEN, I had to be up and at Knott’s Berry Farm early this morning to run the Coaster Run 10K race. So, yeah, busy but fun! More »
'TS4' will likely be its own stand-alone movie
Back in November, Disney/Pixar announced the production of a 4th Toy Story animated movie. At the time, it was assumed that Toy Story 4 would pick up where Toy Story 3 left off … which didn’t sit well with fans who felt Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 made up a perfectly concluded trilogy. Today we learn from Pixar president Jim Morris that Toy Story 4 will NOT be a continuation of the earlier Toy Story films. What’s more, Toy Story 4 won’t even be the start of a new trilogy of films. According to Morris, the plan is for the next Toy Story movie to be its own stand-alone movie … which sounds like an excellent idea to me. More »
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SMG joins hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. on the show
Earlier today I blogged about how I binge-watched the entire first season of Star Wars: Rebels in Disney XD last night so that I could watch the season finale episode live and right now we learn the AMAZING news that Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar has been added to the season 2 cast of the show! Sarah‘s husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. provides the voice for Jedi master/rebel Kanan on the show and now his wife will be providing her voice for an as-yet unrevealed character on the show. AHHH! This is such great news, click below to learn more. More »