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Month: December 2014

New Image From Pixar’s Inside Out Released

A new image has just been released for Pixar’s upcoming 2015 release, Inside Out, via Empire Magazine. The movie is directed by Pete Docter (Up), and will feature the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith.

The new image features five of the main characters, who represent a girl’s different emotions, gathered together watching her memories. You can check out the image below:

New Digimon: Cyber Sleuth Screenies Show Off BlackAgumon and BlackGabumon

The Playstation Vita’s upcoming Digimon game, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is getting ready for its release in Japan, and a couple of new screenshots posted online reveal two new monsters reserved for a certain amount of first print copies.

If you get one of the early copies, you will receive codes for BlackAgumon and BlackGabumon. Both have the ability to level up and evolve into BlackWarGreymon and BlackMetalGarurumon, respectively. Both can also evolve fully into Omnimon Zwart.

You can check out the screens below:

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Trailer Showcases Amiibo Compatibility

It was already announced earlier this month that One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X will have amiibo compatibility, which will let gamers play the characters while dressed up as various Nintendo characters. The latest trailer released shows this nifty feature in action, as it features a colorful look at the cast donning the amiibo-enabled costumes:

VIDEO: LEGO Batman vs. Superman from BrickNerd Studios

The idea of Batman going toe to toe with Superman is a timeless and extremely divisive topic that has led to many online arguments, and has been addressed various times by DC themselves. The iconic match-up is so inconclusive that there is always room for more takes. Enter: BrickNerd Studios with a short based on the battle.

Korra: Retrospective – Avatar, The Lost Franchise.

Note: I would like to thank everyone on making my works and everyone else here on Toon Barn great and we here all are wishing you fans of the site a merry Christmas and a Much Better and Happier New Year. I do want to say that even though I haven’t posted much here – That will change in 2015. I’m going to be posting a lot more in 2015 because I feel as though Toon Barn has the right balance that other sites do not have and are not willing to have. I also feel that there has to be a accounting for many of the misconceptions we animation fans face. And in the coming year that will be shown. There is also something new im planning but that has to be discussed. But its something I wanted to do and have an audience for. So watch for it.

Korra should have been truly amazing.

Nickelodeon was going through a misstep with the Avatar franchise. The movie many people believed, was being whitewashed. M. Night Shamalan directorial skills were on the wane, and Nickelodeon were going through some crisis with their live action work and overreliance on  SpongeBob.

So it came as a shock, that Korra arrived and it was going to be something well thought out.

To be fair, I wasn’t a huge fan of Korra and only saw a smattering of episodes – I believed that they missed out on better voice actors. I also wondered why would one continue from what was already – one of the better animated series in recent decades, that wasn’t a sequel?

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Trailer Debuts

Bandai Namco Games has recently revealed the first official trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 during Jump Festa. Scheduled for a 2015 release, the game promises to further build on the already massive content provided by the previous installment of the franchise, Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

As for what exactly is new this time around, we don’t exactly know yet. But you can check out the trailer below just to see if it reveals any significant detail about the new game:

New Commercial for One Piece: Episode of Chopper

A new advert has been released for the 2014 edition of the 2008 film One Piece: Episode of Chopper + Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura (Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom). The film was originally released in 2008, but will be rebroadcast as a way of commemorating the 1th anniversary of the One Piece TV anime series. The rebroadcast will feature a newly animated epilogue and special messages from the Straw Hat pirates.

The new epilogue focuses on Dolton, Dr. Kureha and others two years prior to the film’s story, which originally appeared only as an illustrated extra on the cover page of Eiichiro Oda’s original manga. You can check out the advert below:

English Trailer for Final Fantasy XV Reveals Female Cid

One of the longest-running traditions in the Final Fantasy franchise is the inclusion of a character named Cid in the game. The Cid character is different for every game, and can be anyone from a school headmaster to a gruff pilot, but over the years the Cids have always been male. At least, until Final Fantasy XV.

At this weekend’s Jump Festa 2015 event, Square Enix presented a number of their upcoming games, and has revealed a new trailer for the latest installment in the Final Fantasy franchise, and also introduced the first female “Cid,” named Cindy.

Award Winning Sci-Fi Short: Cyborg vs. Space Jesus

Filmmaker/animator Mark Juhasz has just posted the online premiere for his animated short, titled ‘CARL.’ While the description “cyborg gladiator vs. space jesus” may fool you into thinking that this is a wacky humorous short, it’s a straight action-packed sci-fi piece that sorta reminds you of Aeon Flux, maybe not in art style but in the execution of the narrative.

The official synopsis from the creator:

The duel of Carl (Robot-Gladiator-Champion) and Space Jesus gets interrupted by a Techno-Angel, who awakens the human-side of CARL. So he changes sides and goes head to head against Drill-Raptors, EggBeater-Scorpions and a mighty BBQ-Octopus.

Kate & Mim-Mim Makes its Way to Disney Junior

Disney Junior fans from the U.S. will have a brand new animated series to look forward to this holiday season, as the channel will be launching the new preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim on December 19 at 8 pm ET/PT. Produced and developed by Nerd Corps Entertainment, the series was created by husband and wife team Scott and Julie Stewart, based on their own children’s creative fantasies.

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