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OMG! Disney Is Bringing Back ‘DuckTales’! Woo Ooo!

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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First Listen: Rihanna Has Released A New Song Titled ‘Towards The Sun’

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 »

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Disney Casts The Voices Of Groot & Rocket In The Upcoming ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series

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 »

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Watch: Disney Releases A Video Featurette For ‘Frozen Fever’

A Special Look
A 'Frozen Fever' Featurette

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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First Look: Disney Releases The First Promo Images For Their Short Film ‘Frozen Fever’

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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Here Is Your First Look At Pharrell In ‘The Simpsons’

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 »

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‘The Simpsons’ Paid Tribute To ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Last Night

"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 »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star In The Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Rupert Sanders to direct

Late last year it was rumored that Scarlett Johansson was considering starring in a live-action movie adaptation of the famed anime animated movie Ghost in the Shell. Today we learn that she has accepted the role and will star in Shell, which is being produced by DreamWorks with Rupert Sanders set to direct. Sanders, as you may recall, got into a bit of trouble when he got caught cheating on his wife with actress Kristen Stewart after the two worked together on his film Snow White and the Huntsman. Now Sanders and Johansson will be working together to bring Ghost in the Shell to life on the big screen. More »

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Watch: Here Is The Second Trailer For The ‘Peanuts’ Animated Film

Behold the WWI Flying Ace
This November

In March of last year, we got our first look at the newly animated versions of Charles Schultz‘s beloved Peanuts characters as they will appear in their first major motion picture later this year. In November, we got to check out the first trailer for the Peanuts movie. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for The Peanuts Movie which, as you can see in the embed above, is all about Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace taking to the sky to battle his nemesis The Red Baron. While I still find it a tiny bit weird to see these characters animated in this way, I do get the feeling that this new movie will give us the same feel that we have come to expect from Peanuts. Check out the trailer, see what you think. The Peanuts Movie will open in theaters on November 6.

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Voila: Here Is The First Trailer For The Film Adaptation Of ‘Le Petit Prince’ (The Little Prince)

"Rediscover a Timeless Story"
"There was a little prince who needed a friend"

The first international trailer (ie. en français) for the upcoming film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been released and as you can see above, the story will be told in a very inventive way. Rather than being a straight forward adaption of the story, The Little Prince will literally jump off the page and come to life in this new animated film. The animation looks amazing, I can’t wait to see more. The Little Prince is such a special book to generations and generations of people, they really have to get this film right. Actors Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Benicio Del Toro and Albert Brooks are among the more notable people lending their voices to this film … which is encouraging. But James Franco is also lending his voice to this movie, which is not at all encouraging. BUT, this first trailer does look great so … I’m hoping the full movie will thrill audiences when Le Petit Prince is released in theaters in October of 2015. Click above, have a look … see what you think. Do you J’adore it or nah?

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