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Month: February 2014

Pokemon TV Anime and Films Heading to Netflix

Netflix continues their efforts to bolster their library of content, this time acquiring the extremely popular Pokemon lineup of anime and films in one fell swoop. Under a new deal struck with the Pokemon Company, the entertainment streaming service will be launching a whole new line of programming that includes Pokémon: Indigo League, Pokémon: Black & White, and two feature-length films.

New Teen Titans Go! Clip: Brain Food

Warner Bros. Animation has just released a new preview clip for the next episode of Teen Titans Go!, titled “Brain Food.” The episode will air this coming Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network.

The episode focuses on Beast Boy as he grows tired of being considered as the least intelligent member of the Teen Titans. At first, he tried all sorts of things in order to get smart, each one failing as hard as the last. With all options exhausted, he decided to use Raven’s spell book – but not to make himself smarter, but to make the rest of the other titans dumber.

You can watch the clip below, as well as a bunch of preview images:

Kevin Eastman Guest Stars in Next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode

One half of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ creators, Kevin Eastman, will be making his debut in the next episode of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, titled “Of Rats and Men.” The episode will air this coming Sunday, March 2, at 11 am ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

In the episode, the Rat King has returned and Splinter must overcome his guilt and fear of the Rat King controlling his mind, in order to beat the enemy once and for all. The episode will introduce the Ice Cream Kitty, which is voiced by Kevin Eastman. Ice Cream Kitty is a stray kitten that managed to lick some ice cream contaminated by mutagen. Ice Cream Kitty will be Mikey’s adopted pet and sometimes secret weapon.

‘Stripped’ Documentary Discusses Future of Newspaper Comics

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Who can deny the unique experience that comes with reading the funny pages? The ink that marks your fingers, the delicate texture of the paper. Though many of us will always hold a spot in our hearts for newspaper comics, the landscape is changing. More and more people choose to read webcomics such as Penny Arcade and xkcd. Is this a good thing, or is it time to panic and lament? Stripped sets out to answer this question – or at least explore it – by interviewing over 70 big-name artists in the printed and digital comic industry.

According to the official website:

Shin Gundam Musou Makes its Way to the West

Namco Bandai has recently announced plans to port Shin Gundam Musou to North American and European PS3s under the name Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn. The game has been slated for a summer release, and will be launched as both retail and digital for Europe and digital-only for America.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is set in the Universal Century and will feature mobile suits and pilots from over 3 decades of the franchise. Like its predecessors, it will have the Official Mode, which lets players relieve all the classic battles and skirmishes that happened throughout the series, and will also allow the use of any unlocked mobile suit for a variety of crossover missions via the Ultimate Mode.

Go Behind the Scenes of Sega’s Sonic Boom Game and Show

A couple of weeks ago, Sega went ahead and revealed their latest Sonic-related project, Sonic Boom, which is a new animated TV series and accompanying game. Reception was a little bit mixed, but for the people who are positive about the project and those who are willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, Sega has just posted a new Behind the Scenes featurette that delves deep into the franchise’s beginnings before moving on to some key information about the new game from Big Red Button. Lastly, it also provides a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming TV series.

You can view the video below:

Kenny Loggins to Guest on FX’s Archer

This coming March 3, FX’s action comedy cartoon Archer will be featuring the legendary musician Kenny Loggins lending his voice to a character named “Kenny ‘K-Log’ Loggins,” who is supposed to be based on himself but obviously exaggerated for comedic effect: K-Log is an image-obsessed rockstar with a shadowdy past, leading him to suspect that Archer isn’t a fan but an agent sent by one of his many enemies. The episode will also feature a performance of one of Loggins’ most recognizable songs, Danger Zone.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Returns to Hub This March

This coming March 15, at 12 pm ET/ 9 am PT, The Hub Network will be welcoming the mid-season return of the animated comedy show Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch. The series will be resuming with all new episodes, with Ashley Tisdale returning as the voice of the spunky witchling. The series is produced by Splash Entertainment, Archie Comics, DSK Group, Laughing Lion, and Telagael Teoranta.

Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene Makes its Way to DVD

This coming March 18th, 2014, Hasbro Studios’ refreshing new take on the Transformers franchise, Transformers Rescue Bots, will be making its way to DVD via Shout! Factory Kids. The DVD collection, Heroes on the Scene, will feature 5 exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy.

Heroes on the Scene features episodes that follow the Rescue Bots as they go undercover in order to protect the peace and quiet in the little town of Griffin Rock, which is currently being harangued by the green ooze known as the Squilsh. The episodes will also follow the Transformers as they recover treasure stolen by pirates and as they try to help the residents of Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake.

Nickelodeon Closed February as Top Kids’ Cabler

Nickelodeon will be closing February as the top basic cable network with Kids aged 2 to 11 (3.0/967K), as well as the one with the most total viewers (1.8M). It marks 13 straight months of good performance with the 2-11 demographic, thanks to a solid library of animation, live-action, and preschool content.

In animation, Nick had the top four series among Kids 2-11, led by SpongeBob SquarePants, which earned a 5.3/1.7M with Kids 2-11 and 3.3M total viewers. Sanjay and Craig came in second with Kids 2-11 (4.7/1.5M) and drew 2.8M total viewers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the third leading animated series with Kids 2-11 (4.7/1.5M) and scored 3M total viewers. Rabbids Invasion rounded out the top four spots with Kids 2-11 (4.6/1.5M), while drawing 2.6M total viewers.

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