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Month: June 2014

Glen Keane Debuts New Short Film, Duet, at Google I/O Conference

Google’s I/O conference isn’t exclusively about technology in the sense that all you’re going to see are things related to hardware and software. There are overlaps with other industries, particularly animation, as the medium has benefited from technological advancements these past few decades. This is why acclaimed animator Glen Keane chose the recent Google I/O conference in San Francisco, California as the place to provide the first look at his latest and most personal project to date, a short film titled “Duet.”

Pacific Rim Animated Series in the Works

Guillermo Del Toro’s Kaiju/Mecha Slugfest, Pacific Rim, didn’t exactly bring in Avengers-levels of money at the box office, but it made enough profit and garnered enough positive feedback to warrant a sequel. However, it seems like another go around at the big screens is not the only thing we can look forward to, as Del Toro recently taped a message for fans announcing not just the sequel, but also a new Pacific Rim animated series. You can watch the taped message below:

New Teen Titans Go! Clip: Money Grandma

Warner Bros. Animation has just released a new preview clip from the next episode of Teen Titans Go!, titled “Money Grandma.” The episode will be airing this Thursday, July 3, at6:00/5:00c on Cartoon Network.

In “Money Grandma,” Robin is desperate to be re-elected as Team Leader, so he starts a smear campaign against all of the other Titans. In order to teach Robin how to become a really good leader, Raven uses a time machine to pluck a great leader from the past and sic him on Robin.

In the preview clip below, Robin shows the Titans a video presentation designed to shine a bad light on both Beast Boy and Cyborg, and he uses a little bit of trickery to do it:

Amazon Prime Instant Video Launches Creative Galaxy

Today, Amazon Prime Instant Video will be giving fans of educational animated shows another series to follow, as they debut the original preschool series Creative Galaxy. The series is an original Amazon Studios production, from Angela Santomero (co-creator of Blue’s Clues.)

Creative Galaxy will feature the voices of Jason Priestley, Brooke Shields, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, and Cloris Leachman. The series follows the space-faring adventures of Arty the alien, and will teach children various fun and exciting new things about art and culture. You can check out a few clips below:

Bandai Namco Reveals Footage for New Godzilla Game

Bandai Namco Games has recently announced a new Godzilla game for the Playstation 3, which is slated for a winter release. It’s not that hard to imagine what a Godzilla game will be like – you’re a colossal monster with radiation breath and you c an smash buildings like they’re made of matchsticks. However, Bamco doesn’t want you to waste your energy on imagining what the game will look like, as they have released the very first trailer for the game, which you can view below:

JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates

If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons.

JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to School of Dragons® with the release of the iPhone version of the app. School of Dragons is a critically-acclaimed science education-focused 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The game recently won the 2014 Appy Award for the Branded Gaming App category, and boasts a user base consisting of over 5 million players.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution Edo Tensei Sage Hashirama

Despite the acclaim that the Ultimate Ninja Storm series received from Naruto fans, there are still some complaints over the content, and one of the more notable ones is the inclusion of the first hokage, Hashirama Senju, in ways that don’t do justice to the character at all. Sure, the playable characters use his trade mark wood release techniques, but they’re all rudimentary and don’t really show off the true power of one of the most powerful shinobis in the story.

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