Back in the early 2000’s, Disney released a movie called ‘Stitch! The Movie’ and it followed characters many loved from the film ‘Lilo & Stitch’ in a new adventure. When the film ended, it teased at more stories to follow, leading to the release of ‘Lilo & Stitch: The Series’. Disney is trying this again with the release of the animated film ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ which in many cases follows in ‘Stitch! The Movie’ footsteps.
It tells an original story following Rapunzel after the events from the film ‘Tangled’ and see’s her going on another adventure. Disney released the first five minutes of the film (which will be airing on Disney Channel this month) on their official YouTube channel and it looks quite promising.
One thing I took note of is how the character’s match up with the film counterparts not only with their writing but also through the voice acting. The characters are voice by their movie counterparts for example. Animation is another thing that stood out, as it heavily mirrors the style seen in the Disney XD Series ‘Pen Zero: Part Time Hero’. This animation style/look matches up with the Tangled world quite well, so it’s a good fit.
You can learn more about the movie/TV series below via press release Disney put out within the video’s description.
Cartoon Network is known for many things in recent years; kickstarting a new era of animation with shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show, restore fan favorite channel blocks like Toonami, and pushes for creative shows to fill up it’s line-up. Sadly the network has been on a decline recently with shows like Powerpuff Girls (2017) and Teen Titans GO getting more traction while legacy shows (Adventure Time, Regular Show, Gumball, etc) are either nearing their final seasons or outright finished things up.
New pilots for shows have been created and many have high hopes for some key ones like Lakewood Plaza Turbo and Infinity Train. One new pilot was shown recently and has been picked by Cartoon Network into become a full series in 2018. The show is called Summer Camp Island and it seems to follow the story of a young boy and his friend going to a summer camp where strange things are happening.
If you instantly thought ‘Gravity Falls’, the comparison seems justified somewhat as it does explore some odd subjects (characters talk about monsters and aliens invading). But what makes the pilot so interesting is it’s children’s book art style and more earthy coloring tones. The kids also sound quite young and it feels more down to earth.
I like what I saw with this pilot and I’m hopeful the show becomes a great series once it official airs in 2018. We will report more on this as further information comes out.
Skylanders Academy was a recent show that came on to Netflix late last year (as of this writing) and many enjoyed the show. From seeing the Skylanders going on new adventures too seeing a special bandicoot get a crashing cameo, it was a show that was quite solid. Member of the Skylanders Forums CrystalBlazier was able to interview the show runner Eric Rogers.
You can read the full interview by clicking the following link but the interview answered some interesting questions. But below are key questions I wanted to highlight as I felt they were quite interesting to see answered.
Cartoon Network has produced amazing shows over the years. But one show that heavily sticks out from the rest of it’s line up is the series Samurai Jack. Focusing on offering a more serious tone and more somber atmosphere compared to other shows on the network, Jack cut his way into the hearts of many viewers. We wanted to see him return to the past and save the world, but the show didn’t get a proper ending.
This was finally rectified with the announcement that Adult Swim would commission one final season for the show to wrap up any lose ends. To celebrate it’s upcoming release, content creator Super Eyepatch Wolf released a lengthy video (which you can find above this text) that explains why the show is so strong.
I loved watching this show growing up and many of the points Super Eyepatch Wolf brings up in his video line up with my own thoughts; the art direction and great cast of characters helps the show become a one of a kind experience.
Disney is famous for producing some of the best animated content in film history. Many grew up watching classics like Beauty & The Best and Fantasia. However Disney also has a history in television animation. Starting with live action productions, they later tapped into their animated roots with shows like Adventures of the Gummy Bears and the most famous example being Ducktales. They got so much success, Disney stared producing more animated shows over the years.
Recent efforts have shown a clear high quality benchmark, shown with shows like Gravity Falls, The Mickey Mouse Shorts and Wonder Over Yonder. One show that stands out among all of them is the series Star Vs. The Forces of Evil. On surface level, it shouldn’t be anything more then wacky antics with a princes hero character.
But through subverting expectations and not being afraid to be silly, Season One of The Forces of Evil establishes a foundation that Season Two blossoms from. Even then though, how does the first season hold up? Is it a fun time? Let’s travel across dimensions and find out!
We just posted an article covering the ‘First Look’ video Disney put out for DuckTales (2017) but some great news just came up regarding the show. Similar to Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, not even before it premiered it’s getting a second season!
DuckTales! Wooo! The classic series you know and love is coming to Disney XD this summer, and we have some excellent news: Disney XD has already ordered a second season of the show! Even though season one has yet to air, we are incredibly excited to hear this news, especially because the cast is amazing.
This is great news, as it will allow the creative team working on the show to not feel pressured and give them lots of room for great stories to be told.
Source: Disney Press Release
When Disney announced a while back that the Disney Afternoon Classic DuckTales is coming back in a new series, many were very excited. Sharing the art style seen in the recent Mickey Mouse shorts, the iconic cast returns to go on new adventures across Duckberg once again.
A first look at the all-new family comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” premiering this summer on Disney XD. The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and will follow the epic family of ducks on their high-flying adventures around the world.
From the First Look video (which you can watch above) it seems that Huey/Dewey/Louie are quite different with their personalities, Donald Duck will have a major role in the show, and Scrooge is taking care of the boy’s after going on adventures of his own. Webby is also part of the show early on and she looks to be a great addition to the core cast; her humor is quite funny and she bounces off the Huey/Dewey/Louie quite well.
I’m personally very excited for the show and will report more once further information releases.
DC Animation is largely connected to shows like Batman The Animated Series, Teen Titans, and Justice League. But they also produced a great show called Static Shock for the WB Kids block years ago. It focused on a super hero named Static using his electric powers to defend his home.
Time to fight the criminals and chase the bad guys! The superhero Static Shock (woo woo!) is finally coming to DVD in his first complete season. It’s been a long wait for Static Shock fans. Back in 2004, Warner DVD released a single disc of Static Shock with only six episodes. Since then, fans haven’t been able to legally obtain this complete entry of the DC animated universe, but that’s about to change.
Warner Archive, known for releasing cult favorites that might not otherwise get an official DVD set, announced that Static Shock: The Complete First Season would be released on March 28th, 2017. This release will contain the first season’s thirteen episodes on MOD (manufacture on demand) discs and will cost $24.95. No word of bonus features, but those aren’t common on Warner Archive releases.
It’s now coming to DVD in a box-set for the entire first season, which is wonderful news for fans of the series. No word on if later seasons will get the DVD treatment but it’s great the series is getting the first season on DVD in the future.
Source: Den of Geek
Sony isn’t just working with Marvel Studios in getting Spider-Man on the big screen again with Spider-Man Homecoming but are also developing an animated film using another incarnation of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) not seen outside of some animated Spider-Man shows and the comic’s series. It looks promising due to having a lot of talented people involved (and this includes people who worked on the LEGO Movie helping with the film’s writing).
One very promising addition to the film’s team is none other then Alex Hirsch, creator of the hit Disney XD show Gravity Falls, is helping out as a Story Contributor.
Alex Hirsch, creator of the Disney XD series “Gravity Falls,” has been added as a story contributor to Sony’s “Spider-Man” animated feature, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The new film is set to feature Miles Morales as webslinger instead of Peter Parker, marking the big-screen introduction of Marvel Comics’ black and Puerto Rican Spider-Man.
Source: The Wrap