"Jem was always really diverse"
Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »
Yesterday we learned that Disney is bringing the animated series DuckTales back to TV and today we learn that Netflix is also bringing back beloved animated TV shows from days of yore. New versions of Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse will premiere on Netflix starting next month in an attempt to attract more kids to the video streaming service. As I understand it, the new version of Inspector Gadget has already aired in Europe but it will be aired here in the US on Netflix. Click below to learn more about these rebooted animated shows and get your first look at what the new Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain look like. More »
Coming in 2018
Shortly after The LEGO Movie was released last year, a sequel film was announced for 2017. A few months later, we learned that Warner Bros. decided to fast track a Batman LEGO animated movie to follow a Ninjago LEGO animated movie and the LEGO Movie sequel was pushed back to 2018. Today we learn that The LEGO Movie 2 has been given a title and a new director. This time around, Rob Schrab will be helming the new LEGO movie … which has been brilliantly titled The LEGO Movie Sequel. Haha. More »
Coming to Disney XD
Say, are you fan of the Disney animated series DuckTales? Cuz, if you are … HAVE I GOT GREAT NEWS FOR YOU! Disney has announced that they are reviving DuckTales in a new animated series that will air on its cable network Disney XD in 2017. The original version of DuckTales — which stars Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie — aired on network television back in the late ’80s and remains a beloved cartoon of many of us who were alive to watch the series. Now, Disney wants to bring the adventures of their Duck characters to a whole new generation of kids. Read on for more deets. More »
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Featured on the soundtrack for the animated film 'Home'
Earlier this month, Rihanna released a music video for her new single FourFiveSeconds which, as I’m sure you’re well aware, features Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Today we get to hear a NEW Rihanna song that has just been released for our listening pleasure. Towards The Sun is a soaring pop song that is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack for the new Dreamworks animated film Home. Rihanna (well her voice, actually) stars in this animated movie and she produced an entire concept album for the film. Click below to hear Towards The Sun and see what you think. I’m loving this song, I think you will, too. More »
Coming to Disney XD
Last summer, at San Diego Comic-Con, Disney announced that an animated series based on Guardians of the Galaxy would be coming to Disney XD sometime this year and today we get a bit of an update on the new series. Voice actors Trevor Devall and Kevin Michael Richardson have been cast in the roles of Rocket the Raccoon and Groot respectively on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. This casting news was announced on Twitter with the release of short video announcements featuring both actors voicing their respective roles. Click below to learn more about this Disney animated series and meet the new voices of Groot and Rocket. More »
A Special Look
Yesterday we got to see a few really great promo images from the forthcoming animated short film sequel Frozen Fever that will show in front of the Disney live-action film Cinderella which will be released in theaters in March. Today we get to see a short video featurette that gives us a “special look” at the animated short. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck discuss Frozen Fever with each other and fans watching the video. We don’t get to see anything new of the animated short but this is a neat little promo video for the much anticipated short film that every Frozen fan on earth is clamoring for. Check it out above.
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Coming March 13
Back in September we first learned that Disney is planning the release of a Frozen animated short film and in December, we learned the short film will be titled Frozen Fever. This new short film, which will screen in front of the live-action Cinderella movie, will hit theaters on March 13 but today we get our first look at the film in these newly-released promo photos. Click through the gallery to get your first look at Frozen Fever and then click below to learn more about the storyline and NEW SONG coming our way. More »
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Appearing in Springfield on February 8
Pharrell, and his now-famous Vivianne Westwood hat, will be making an appearance on The Simpsons next month but today we get our first look at the music superstar in animated form — courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine. As you can see below, Pharrell has gotten the Simpsons treatment for his guest appearance on the show, which will air on February 8. In the episode, Pharrell comes to the aid of the city of Springfield by writing an anthem for the city. Fun! Click below to see and learn more. More »
"Je suis Charlie"
Millions of people poured into the streets of Paris, France yesterday to march in unity against the terrorist attack that was launched in the Parisian offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week and last night, the animated series The Simpsons paid homage to the victims of the attack. Last night’s episode of the show garnered a lot of attention because it was written by Judd Apatow but at the very end of the episode, a solemn and very fitting tribute was made in support of Charlie Hebdo. Have a look below. More »