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
Guardians of the Galaxy are rocking out to another adventure launching soon in theaters. But to tide the wait for it’s release, Marvel Studios and Disney released a brand new trailer. It shows off the character dynamics, some great jokes and is further proof that the movie will likely be a fun experience. I loved the first Guardians personally and I’m very excited to see how this film plays out.
Disney XD is on fire lately, offering quality shows like Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder and Star Vs. The Forces of Evil. The later show currently wrapped up it’s second season and many were wondering when Star was going to continue her adventures for Season 3. Not only do we have an answer to that, but we also got confirmation that a fourth season is on the way. We got confirmation that Season 3 is airing this summer (likely in July or August).
In addition, the network has ordered a fourth season of Star vs. The Forces of Evil, starring Eden Sher (The Middle), ahead of its third-season premiere.
This is great news, as the creative team behind the show can plan out story maps and other plot element to ensure pacing is strong and every question is answered when everything is said and done. But Star Vs. wasn’t the only show to get a new season confirmed. Milo Murphy’s Law is a new show that launched Fall 2016 from the creative team behind Phineas and Ferb comes new show offering great laughs and charming stories. While the first season isn’t finished yet (with tons of episodes releasing in March), a second season got confirmed.
Disney XD has ordered a second season of Milo Murphy’s Law,starring Al Yankovic (aka “Weird Al”). Milo Murphy’s Law, from executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas and Ferb), is an animated adventure comedy series that follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy (Yankovic), the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake.
Milo is the personification of Murphy’s Law, where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Starring alongside Yankovic are Sabrina Carpenter (Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World) and MeKai Curtis (Disney XD’s Kirby Buckets) as Milo’s best friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood, respectively.
This is great news, as it shows Disney XD will continue getting quality animated shows though confidently supporting some of it’s best programs.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
After a successful first season, Danny Phantom got two more to round out it’s run on Nick. By establishing the core foundation with the first season, we get to go on more adventures with Danny. Exploring more emotional themes, deeper emotional connections starting to form, and inventive encounters with brand new ghosts; these final two seasons do a lot to mix things up.
Lets join Danny on more adventures by reviewing the second and third seasons of Danny Phantom!
Media gets lost often sadly, through either not being shown often enough or data outright being corrupted to prevent re-releasing it again. Television movies are nothing new and networks like Disney and Nickelodeon have created them for years. But one movie Nick released called Cry Baby Lane was only shown once before never being seen again.
While the television channel Nickelodeon is mainly known for their cartoons such as Spongebob, Jimmy Neutron, and Rugrats, they’ve also done their fair share of made for TV movies. One of them that mysteriously went missing was a horror film called Cry Baby Lane.
The YouTube channel TheGamerFromMars dives into the lore and mystery behind this lost Direct-To-TV film. I enjoyed learning about this movie and the end of the video has an answer as to what happened to the film today. Highly recommend you give this a watch if you want to learn a bit about lost media and a spooky film.