PITNB reader Nick pointed me in the direction of this hilariously funny video that has been making the rounds since 2006 that mashes up animation from the 80′s cartoon Super Friends and audio from the 90′s sitcom Friends … so it seemed PERFECT for sharing on Throwback Thursday. As you can see in the video embedded above, scenes from Super Friends have been cut to coincide with the episode of Friends where the gang competes over ownership of Monica and Rachel‘s apartment (The One with the Embryos). I’m telling you, this video will make you laugh (especially the part where Rachel says, OOOOH, that’s interesting). Then, click below to watch a second mash-up video of the Super Friends. More »
The Best of Jem AND The Misfits
For Throwback Thursday today I was inspired by the recent talk about that live-action Jem and the Holograms movie that is being produced. Because I’m so worried that the movie will fail to live up to the expectations of fans who have LOVED the original animated series for almost 30 years, I was inspired to go back and remember what made Jem and the Holograms so great in the first place. MTV ruled the world back in the 1980′s and Jem and the Holograms wisely capitalized on that fact. In each episode, there would be 3 music videos from the animated bands Jem and the Holograms and their rivals The Misfits. I have compiled a list of the 20 BEST animated music videos from the cartoon Jem and the Holograms. 10 of the videos are by Jem and the Holograms and 10 of the videos are by The Misfits. As you can see below, the Jem songs are all about positivity, love and hope. The Misfits songs are about greed, personal gain and selfishness (which CLEARLY means their songs are better). I’ve added a bonus 21 music video at the end of the list that features both Jem and the Holograms AND The Misfits singing the same song. I hope you will enjoy this trip down memory lane. Jem and the Holograms remains one of my all-time favorite cartoons. I think the music videos below will show you exactly why I love the show so much :D Please, let me know in the comments below which music video/song is your fave.
I mean, really, the title of this video pretty much explains everything you need to know about this video before you watch this video. Then the video is extremely self-explanatory. It’s also 100% correct.
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'Brick Like Me'
Back in February we learned that The Simpsons was planning a Lego-themed episode in honor of the show’s 550th episode and today we not only learn that that episode will air on May 4 but we also get our first look at the ep in the just-released promo photo featured below. This special episode of The Simpsons is titled Brick Like Me and it will feature Homer Simpson waking up in a world made out of Lego bricks. Click below to get your first look at the 550th episode of The Simpsons. More »
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Next Week on ...
The Simpsons has been known to spoof and parody a TV show or two in it’s time and THIS time is no exception. This weekend’s episode of the animated series is being promoted in a Mad Men-style that is sure to delight fans of both TV shows. You may be familiar with Don Draper but how well do you know D’oh Draper? Click the video above and find out. The Simpsons airs Sunday night at 8pm.
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"Is it the thing where the family runs in and sits down?"
Earlier today we saw video of Jimmy Fallon paying tribute to David Letterman in the wake of his retirement announcement and right now we get to see The Simpsons pay tribute to Letterman in their own way as well. While Jimmy Fallon shamelessly lifted one of Letterman‘s own bits to honor him with a Top Ten List, The Simpsons decided to pay homage with a famous gag of their own. The Simpsons has a long tradition of putting together clever couch gags to start every episode of the show and in the video embedded above, you can see The Simpsons couch gag tribute to David Letterman. Enjoy.
$1 Billion and counting
After another very successful box office haul this weekend, the Walt Disney Company is proud to announce that their Academy Award-winning film Frozen has just become the highest grossing animated film of all time. In addition, Frozen has also become one of the Top 10 highest grossing films of all time. As you may know, the 1994 hand-drawn animated film The Lion King held the record as the highest grossing animated film for many years by the reign of the King is now over. With no signs of slowing down, even after the film has been released for sale on DVD/Blu Ray/digital download, Frozen continues to rake in the money worldwide. Wow. More »
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Plus news about 'Star Wars: Episode VII' and 'Frozen'
Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed in a shareholders meeting today a whole bunch of exciting Disney/Pixar news which is of great interest to us fans. Firstly, sequel films to the Pixar films The Incredibles and Cars are on the way. Secondly, Frozen is very close to becoming the most successful animated film of all time. Thirdly, the events in Star Wars: Episode VII will take place many years after the end of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi — and it will feature “familiar faces” among its lead actors. Read on for all the deets. More »
Good News (or bad, I’m not sure), Peanuts fans … Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the beloved gang will be making their theatrical debut in an animated movie slated for a late 2015 release. Unlike the traditional 2D animation that we all LOVE from the Peanuts TV specials A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, etc., this feature film will be computer animated in 3D. As I understand it, this CGI movie will remain “true” to the spirit of the original cartoons. The settings we know and love (Snoopy‘s dog house, the skating pond, Lucy‘s psychiatrist booth) will all feature in the film without change. Snoopy won’t speak and the “sweet optimism” of Charles Schultz will remain intact. To be honest, I’m surprised a Peanuts animated film hasn’t been made until now … so I guess it’s time. Click the embed above to get your first look at what the Peanuts characters will look like when their animated movie is released next year. Do you like what you see? Is this CGI update a welcome one or … does this feel like a blasphemy to your childhood memories? Thus far, I like what I see. Do you?
Princesses as Princes/Princes as Princesses
All over Tumblr and DeviantArt, you can find really inventive original artwork where classic characters are reimagined in exciting new ways. Two artists, Sakimichan on DeviantArt and TT Bret on Tumblr, have reimagined what some of our favorite Disney Princesses might look like as Princes and what some Princes might look like as Princesses. More than just drawing these characters in drag, these artists have simply changed their genders to show what they would like like as members of the opposite sex. I’m really impressed with all of the reimagined characters presented in this gallery. Ariel as The Little Merman might be my favorite but I do love them all. I actually LOLed at the fact that Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast looks very much the same as a man and as a woman. I love this kind of pop culture art, don’t you? Click thru the gallery and see which of these genderbent characters is your fave.
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