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Month: September 2013

Lindsey Stirling and Kurt Hugo Schneider Join Forces for Pokemon Dubstep Remix

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Kurt Hugo Schneider has remixed the classic Pokemon theme song and turned it into dubstep, but he’s not going at it alone as violinist and nerd-favorite Lindsey Stirling has joined in and lent her strings to celebrate the world of Pokemon.

The video for Pokemon Dubstep Remix features both Schneider and Stirling cosplaying as Ash and Misty, respectively. The video features Schneider in his bass, the pixie-ish Stirling with her violin and oddly hypnotic dancing, a very sneaky Pikachu, and of course Team Rocket. There’s also several segments depicted in animated pixelart. You can check out the video below.

Fox Orders Fifth Season of Bob’s Burgers

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Fox has recently ordered 22 new episodes of the hit animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers, effectively greenlighting the Emmy Award-nominated seres’ fifth season. Bob’s Burgers managed to become one of top comedy among men aged 18 to 49, men aged 18 to 34, and was ne of the Top 10 comedies among Male Teens. Additionally, BOB’S BURGERS was one of only two broadcast comedies to post year-over-year gains (+10%) among Adults 18-49.

Two New Animated Shows Approved by Nickelodeon

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If you’re looking for more animated shows to watch, you should leave some room for Nickelodeon in your schedule because the cabler has recently approved a couple of new animated shows titled Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Both shows received orders for 26 episodes. Nick has also ordered four live-action pilots, marking the first greenlight slate for Russel Hicks as the company’s President of Content Development and Production.

BRB Launches Hive Licensing Program for Spain and Portugal

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BRB Internacional has recently announced that the hit cartoon series The Hive has just been launched in the licensing sector across Spain and Portugal, while the series is enjoying great success all over the world. The Hive was premiered over a year ago in Spain via Disney Junior, while BRB itself acts as exclusive Merchandise and Licensing agent on the Iberian Peninsula.

The Hive focuses on a little bee named Buzzbee, who lives in a happy beehive with Mamma Bee, Pappa Bee, and his little sister Rubee. The series is targeted towards pre-schoolers as it helps them understand daily life in a simple and positive way.

Disney’s Gravity Falls Makes its Way to DVD on October 15

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This coming October 15th, fans of the horror-comedy animated series Gravity Falls will have something special to add to their home video collection as Disney releases Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales on a 1-Disc DVD with a free exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3.

The Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD will contain over 2 hours of hilarious and eerie adventures from Dipper, Mabel, Grunkle Stan, and the whole host of weird people and creatures they encounter while running the Mystery Shack.

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Classic Looney Tunes Returns to Boomerang on October

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This coming October 5, one of the greatest franchises in theatrical animated shorts will be returning to Boomerang, as the 24-hour classic animation network brings back Warner Bros’ classic Looney Tunes shorts via a one-hour block that airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 am.

The classic Looney Tunes cartoons were first produced from 1930 to 1969, which is considered by many as the golden age of American animation. The cartoons originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions via the adventures of cartoon characters like Bosko and Buddy, but soon introduced a roster of new toons that eventually rose to popularity and became synonymous with the industry itself: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, and Speedy Gonzales. The cartoons last appeared on Boomerang in May of 2007.

Fatawesome: People’s Reaction to Breaking Bad Finale

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Everybody’s talking about Breaking Bad these past few weeks, mainly because it’s one of the best shows on TV right now, and because it’s already winding down its story while hinting at an explosive finale. And since “Reaction Videos” are pretty much a must for every good show these days, the fine folks over at Fatawesome have released an animated short predicting people’s reactions to the forthcoming Breaking Bad Finale.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Returns for 2nd Season on October

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Fans who miss Nickelodeon’s fresh new CG take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shouldn’t have to wait too long, as the fab four will be returning for their second series this coming October 12, Saturday, at 11:00 AM ET/PT on Nickelodeon. The second season’s arrival is not a surprise as the series has been well-received, managing to rank as the number one telecast for the day across all TV with boys (August 8, 8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).

Would You Like to Live in He-Man’s Castle Grayskull?

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You won’t believe it now based on the things I write, but I was a very bright and forward-thinking kid back in the 80s. While most kids my age worried about trivial matters like how to avoid afternoon naps, I was already thinking about the future and where I would spend my adult life: Castle Grayskull.

The problem with wanting to live in Castle Grayskull is that it’s impossible. Crashing in there uninvited and claiming it as your own is a very Skeletor thing to do and completely goes against everything that He-Man ever stood for (Truth, Justice, and Ronnie James Dio’s Holy Diver, particularly that part about jumping on a tiger.) Thankfully, David Cross over at movoto.com pointed out that one can buy Castle Grayskull itself, provided that you have enough money saved. How much will it take to Buy the Power of Grayskull? Check the infographic below:

New Teen Titans Go! Clip: Books

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Warner Bros. Animation has just released a brand-spanking new non-exclusive clip for the next episode of Teen Titans Go!, titled “Books.” The episode will air this coming Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network.

The episode deals with a subject near and dear to every kid’s heart: The Limitless Power of One’s Imagination, as the Titans discover the joys of reading. However, the wonder soon turns into a nightmare as they come across a book that brings their thoughts to life – and we all know just how deadly their imaginations can be. Their enjoyable reading session soon turns into the team fighting for their life against their very own imaginations.

New Beware the Batman Clips: Sacrifice

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A couple of new non-exclusive teaser clips has just been released for this week’s episode of Beware the Batman, titled “Sacrifice.” The episode will be airing on Saturday, September 28, at 10:00 AM on Cartoon Network as part of the DC Nation programming block.

In “Sacrifice,” one of Batman’s more dangerous foes, Anarky, has resurfaced with a plan that is far more cunning and deadly than his last one. Anarky has stolen a very valuable object from the League of Assassins, and frames Batman for it. Then Anarky informs Batman of where he can find the League. Despite knowing that it’s a trap, Batman takes Katana along and goes to the place only to find out that all of them, including League leader Lady Shiva and her ninja assassins, have been manipulated into entering a building used to house rare and deadly diseases.

When Anarky releases one of the airborne viruses, Batman and the others have to work together and find a way to escape. But there is one other problem: if the virus gets out of the building, Gotham itself is doomed.

You can check out the clips below:

Dinosaur Train Gets Raft of New Deals

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Riding high on the success of Dinosaur Train all over the globe, particularly in Europe, The Jim Henson Company continues to secure all sorts of new deals applying to International television, digital and consumer products, and home entertainment licensing rights for the multi award-winning kids’ series.

Dinosaur Train focuses on a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy and his adopted Pteranodon family. Together, they board the Dinosaur Train in order to meet other kinds of dinosaurs and go on adventures together.

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