"Livin' in a Powerpuff world"
Last month we got our first look at the new version of the Powerpuff Girls animated series that will return in celebration of their 15th anniversary in CGI animation (as opposed to the original 2D animation that we know and love). Today we get to check out a just-released music video for the show titled I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl by former Beatles member Ringo Starr. As you may recall, we learned last month that Ringo will appear in this new Powerpuff Girls episode so it only makes sense that he would appear in the first music video for the ep. Click below and check out the video in full. More »
I am not happy about this :/
So, it’s been some time since the Powerpuff Girls have been on TV and since they’ve been away, a lot has changed … I guess. The Powerpuffs will return to TV next month in animated form to celebrate their 15th anniversary … but they will do so with a new computer-generated look. HMMM. A preview teaser has been released for this new Powerpuff Girls special (which will feature the vocal talents of Ringo Starr, btw) and at first glance, I can’t say that I’m all that impressed. I love the Powerpuff Girls the way they were in traditional 2D animated form. Blah. Click the embed above to watch this teaser and see what you think. I’m sure many people will be happy that the girls are coming back … but I’m not sure many will be happy with the CGI make-over they are returning with :/
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An Animated Film set in the South Pacific
Walt Disney Studios has announced plans for their next major animated motion picture which is set for release in 2018. The film has been titled Moana and will be a “mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.”. Cool. Considering how well Frozen is doing in theaters right now, I have high hopes that Moana will be just as good … or better. The film’s title design and some concept art has been released, which you can check out below. Altho we have about 4 years to wait, this does sound like a very promising animated film. More »
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Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated, it appears
Remember last week when the world was so shocked to learn that Brian Griffin, a main character on the long running animated Fox series Family Guy, was killed off on the show that folks started rallying in order to try and get the character back on the series? Well, either those efforts have worked extremely well OR the Family Guy producers have been effing with us all along because today we learn from Entertainment Weekly that Brian will reportedly return to the show later this month. Even more telling that Brian‘s death was never meant to stick comes the revelation that a major comedic actress has already been hired to appear on Family Guy NEXT YEAR as a love interest for Brian Griffin. HMMMMM. It sounds like we’ve all been bamboozled, y’all. More »
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SPOILER ALERT WARNING, OBVS
Wow. Completely out of nowhere and without any sign of warning, a main character on the long-running animated series Family Guy was killed off the show last night. While I don’t watch Family Guy with any regularity, I have enjoyed the show here and there over the years when I catch it in reruns or when a specially hyped new episode airs on Fox. I did not watch last night’s episode of Family Guy live as it aired but caught wind of the tragic death that took place shortly after it took place. In an attempt to not spoil the show for anyone who has yet to watch the episode last night, I’ll keep further information about this surprising death after the jump cut below. I will tell you that one of the characters in the thumbnail image to the left was tragically killed off Family Guy … for good :( More »
Today is a very special day for a very special character that we all know and love. Today is Mickey Mouse‘s 85th birthday! On this day back in 1928, Walt Disney gave “life” to a cartoon mouse that would eventually (and almost literally) take over the world. Originally named Mortimer Mouse (before Disney‘s wife Lillian convinced Walt to change his name), Mickey Mouse has become one of THE most recognizable and beloved characters on the planet. If you consider how popular and ingrained in our popular culture Mickey Mouse is, 85 years old may seem a bit young but 85 years young he is. I think Mickey is deserving of a lot of Birthday Lurve today, don’t you? More »
Goodbye, Ms. Krabappel
Last week we learned the very sad news that actress Marcia Wallace, the woman who voiced the character Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from pneumonia and last night she was honored in the opening credits of this week’s episode of the show. As longtime Simpsons fans know, Bart Simpson is seen writing a message on the school’s chalkboard as punishment from his teacher Mrs. Krabappel. In honor of Wallace‘s memory last night, Bart‘s chalkboard message was written in tribute to her character on The Simpsons. More »
A New Era Begins
A lot has happened in the short time that the Walt Disney Company purchased the Stars Wars franchise from George Lucas (some of it good, some of it worrisome) and today we get our first look at one major development. A new animated series titled Star Wars Rebels is set to debut and today we get our first look at the first NEW Star Wars character created since Disney bought the franchise. The character is a bad guy — a Jedi hunter, actually — and he will be a sidekick to Darth Vader. Click below to get your first look at The Inquisitor as he will appear in Star Wars Rebels. More »
The TV Guide
So, yesterday was one of those days where I didn’t leave the house … at all. I had considered venturing out at some point but I got caught up doing chores around the house, a little reading and then a lot of anime watching and, well, day turned to night and then it was gone. Back in the late 90s/early 00s, I went thru a pretty heavy anime phase while I lived with my BFF Sarah and then my friend Christopher (who was a CRAZY anime fan). One of the series that I loved back then was a Japanese cartoon called Cardcaptor Sakura (which was poorly adapted and dubbed in English for the American audience by The WB — a travesty I shant speak of ever again) and I decided to dig out my DVDs for a refresher. The DVDs are in the original Japanese with English subtitles and I figured watching some eps would A.) get me excited for my upcoming trip to Japan and B.) remind me of a few Japanese words and phrases. I ended up watching about 6 hours of cartoons (out of 70 episodes total) and, well, that was my day. More »
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The TV Guide
My Saturday was a pretty decent day. I spend the afternoon taking care of some errands before I met up with a friend for a hang session in Downtown LA. Josh Z. has been on an anime kick lately and he heard about a one-night only screening of Blue Exorcist: The Movie so we decided to check it out. We spent the rest of the night hanging downtown and had a really fun night out. Nothing too exciting, just good times with a friend. More »
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