magicfan – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Seth MacFarlane Talks ‘Flintstones’ At SXSW http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/seth-macfarlane-talks-flintstones-sxsw/ http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/seth-macfarlane-talks-flintstones-sxsw/#respond Sun, 05 May 2013 06:00:19 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=28598 We’ve known for a while about Seth MacFarlane’s plans to relauch “The Flintstone”, but haven’t heard much detail. From the sounds of it, the project is still moving ahead and he had this to say at SXSW a few weeks ago (info courtesy of sandiego.com) “It’s still in the early stages — I’m finishing a […]

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We’ve known for a while about Seth MacFarlane’s plans to relauch “The Flintstone”, but haven’t heard much detail. From the sounds of it, the project is still moving ahead and he had this to say at SXSW a few weeks ago (info courtesy of sandiego.com)

“It’s still in the early stages — I’m finishing a rewrite on the pilot. We’re trying to, essentially, stay true to what that show is. There’s something cool to me about, in 2013, turning on your TV and seeing ‘The Flintstones’ and having it look like ‘The Flintstones.’ There’s really not a lot about that show — other than the references to 1960s America, which really come through in the writing more than the visual — that needs to be changed visually and stylistically. They invented the template that we’re using in animation. We kinda want to keep it, more or less, the same. The stories that we tell will be a little more current.”

The biggest worry on everyone’s mind is what if he screws up a classic, to which MacFarlane responded “My thought was, I can’t [screw] it up any worse than ‘Viva Rock Vegas.'”

No dates have been specified, but with the movie premiere of “Ted” and the continuation of Seth’s 3 televisions hows, it may be a  while until we see the new-aged stone-aged family.

 

A preview of what’s to come?

 

 

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Nickelodeon announces plans for 650 more episodes of programming! http://www.toonbarn.com/kung-fu-panda/nickelodeon-announces-plans-650-episodes-programming/ http://www.toonbarn.com/kung-fu-panda/nickelodeon-announces-plans-650-episodes-programming/#respond Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:44:18 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=28466 Nickelodeon held it’s upfronts presentation in New York City this week and Animation World Network reports the network is rolling out an incredible 650 new episodes over the next year! This means 325 hours of brand new, never before seen television, consisting of new series and returning hits. Some highlights inlcude: – 300 half hours […]

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Nickelodeon held it’s upfronts presentation in New York City this week and Animation World Network reports the network is rolling out an incredible 650 new episodes over the next year! This means 325 hours of brand new, never before seen television, consisting of new series and returning hits. Some highlights inlcude:

– 300 half hours of animation, featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Fairly OddParents and The Winx Club.

– An Avatar: The Last Airbender spinoff titled The Legend of Korra about a teen girl who fights for the right to become an Avatar.

– A show based on the Raving Rabbids video game series

Monsters Vs. Aliens, based on the Dreamworks film

Robot and Monster, a show about robots, monsters, monkeys and bacon (among other things I imagine)

– A brand new Spongebob Christmas Special

– Four Pilots from Fairly Odd Parents / TUFF Puppy creator Butch Hartman

 

The slate also includes plenty of live-action fare, but yo ucan check out the fulla rticle for the non-toon stuff 🙂 In any case, it looks liek we have tons of TV to watch over the next few months!

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Comcast announces plans for streaming video service http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/comcast-announces-plans-streaming-video-service/ http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/comcast-announces-plans-streaming-video-service/#respond Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:08:27 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=27497 Netflix isn’t the only game in town for streaming video. Comcast on Wednesday announced plans to roll out a streaming video service called Xfinity Streampix and is likely to launch by the end of the year. Plans include for the service to work with Android devices as well as the Xbox 360. Comcast has already […]

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Netflix isn’t the only game in town for streaming video. Comcast on Wednesday announced plans to roll out a streaming video service called Xfinity Streampix and is likely to launch by the end of the year. Plans include for the service to work with Android devices as well as the Xbox 360. Comcast has already partnered with Disney, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Cookie Jar Entertainment to provide content for the service. No word on which programs will be available, but those companies sure do make a lot of cartoons….

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Superbowl Sunday Cartoon Marathons http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/superbowl-sunday-cartoon-marathons/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/superbowl-sunday-cartoon-marathons/#respond Sun, 12 Feb 2012 03:22:38 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=27011 Just last Sunday, roughly three-quarters of the nation, and a decent-sized chunk of the world, was enthralled with the Super Bowl battle between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. As the NFL season comes to a close, every football fan does what they can to soak in the day. But let’s not […]

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Superbowl Sunday Cartoon Marathons

Just last Sunday, roughly three-quarters of the nation, and a decent-sized chunk of the world, was enthralled with the Super Bowl battle between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. As the NFL season comes to a close, every football fan does what they can to soak in the day. But let’s not forget, even with that huge audience, there are still people out there who would rather spend their time cartooning. Thankfully, several channels and networks did what they could to offer an alternative to the big game, including a bunch of Super Marathons.

The below list captures just a few of the marathons. Were you watching any…?

  • Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD (11am to 5pm EST)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network (11am to 5pm EST, Note: There seems to be an hour-long block of The Looney Tunes Show nestled in the center of this one)
  • Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon (6pm to 8pm EST, preceded by two hours of iCarly and 2 hours of Victorious)
  • DragonBall Z Kai on Nicktoons (3pm to 5pm EST, preceded by 2 hours of Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Strawberry Shortcake on The Hub (1pm to 3pm EST)

So for those of you who enjoy colorful cartoons and over the top violence… hope you enjoyed the bowl. The rest of us were watching animation all day! 🙂

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Oscar Nominated shorts hit theaters February 10th http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/oscar-nominated-shorts-hit-theaters-february-10th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/other-cartoons/oscar-nominated-shorts-hit-theaters-february-10th/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:32:53 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=26819 Every year, the academy nominates a number of animated shorts for best animated short of the year. Animation Magazine reports that, on February 10th, these shorts will have a limited release in 200 theaters across the United States and Canada, giving people the chance to see what’s up for the Oscar. Documentary and live-action shorts […]

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Oscar Nominated shorts hit theaters February 10th

Every year, the academy nominates a number of animated shorts for best animated short of the year. Animation Magazine reports that, on February 10th, these shorts will have a limited release in 200 theaters across the United States and Canada, giving people the chance to see what’s up for the Oscar. Documentary and live-action shorts will be getting the same treatment. Collectively, the three categories have grown in popularity and ticket sales by 800% since 2005.

For those of you who aren’t near one of the few theaters playing the shorts,check out iTunes on February 21st, or your local cable/Satelite company, as they’ll also be available through Movies-On-Demand.

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Beauty and the Beast to be reimagined for ABC http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/beauty-beast-reimagined-abc/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/beauty-beast-reimagined-abc/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:31:40 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=26813 The ABC network, a subsidiary of Disney, has purchased a one-hour drama pilot based on the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast”. Seeing as the film was just re-released in 3D onJanuary 13th, now is the perfect time to get the ball rolling on a new version of the tale. Reports state that the pilot […]

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Beauty and the Beast to be reimagined for ABC

The ABC network, a subsidiary of Disney, has purchased a one-hour drama pilot based on the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast”. Seeing as the film was just re-released in 3D onJanuary 13th, now is the perfect time to get the ball rolling on a new version of the tale. Reports state that the pilot will be “A fantastical reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.”

The show will be written by Jon Steinberg and produced by Mojo Films.

Oddly enough, a completely different “Beauty and the Beast” series was just ordered by the CW network, based on a Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton series from the 1980’s.

Lumiere is excited for the new series!

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South Park Season 15 Coming To DVD And Blu-ray March 27th http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-season-15-coming-dvd-blu-ray-march-27th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-season-15-coming-dvd-blu-ray-march-27th/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:09:07 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=26594 It’s not spring until a new season of South Park comes to Blu-Ray and DVD! Ok, it’s nowhere near spring yet, but it’s never too early (or late or anything) to talk about South Park. According to TvShowsOnDVD.com, ‘South Park The Complete 15th Season’ will be released on March 27th on Blu-Ray and DVD. Both […]

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South Park Season 15 Coming To DVD And Blu-ray March 27th

It’s not spring until a new season of South Park comes to Blu-Ray and DVD! Ok, it’s nowhere near spring yet, but it’s never too early (or late or anything) to talk about South Park. According to TvShowsOnDVD.com, ‘South Park The Complete 15th Season’ will be released on March 27th on Blu-Ray and DVD. Both will come in widescreen format and the Blu-Ray will feature 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio. Features of both include a behind the scenes video of the “City Sushi” episode and the Comedy Central special “6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park”.

No pricing has been revealed, but if history is any indicator, they may go for $49.99 (DVD), $57.99 (Blu-Ray) and be quickly followed by new episodes of South Park starting in April. Until then, we’ll just have to get by on the 200+ re-runs currently available at South Park Studios.

Totally sweet, you guys.

 

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South Park gets a new console game for 2012 http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-console-game-2012/ http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-console-game-2012/#comments Sat, 03 Dec 2011 17:05:55 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=24874 After thirteen long years and, admittedly, a dozen or more quality online games, Trey and Matt will try their hand once again at a South Park based console game! “South Park: The Game” will be a role-player for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and is expected to debut sometime in the second half of […]

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South Park gets a new console game for 2012

After thirteen long years and, admittedly, a dozen or more quality online games, Trey and Matt will try their hand once again at a South Park based console game! “South Park: The Game” will be a role-player for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and is expected to debut sometime in the second half of next year. Some fans (ok, very few) may remember the South Park game for N64 that came out in 1998. Apparently it did pretty badly in the eyes of critics and, more importantly, in the eyes of gamers. Lucky for us, it lead to a slew of great online games to hold us over until now.

Game Informer magazine is said to have more info, as well as an interview with Trey and Matt in their next issue.

What we know now is that you’ll play as a new kid in town attempting to fit in. You can fully customize your character, to make sure you fit in with the established core group, and can select from five classes: wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue and an undisclosed class made up by Cartman at the beginning of the game. The combat system wont be as much “World of Warcraft” as it will be like “Paper Mario”, with melee attacks and timing cues. For those with a gaming background, the game will run on the Dungeon Siege III engine, using the 2D style that South Park uses on Comedy Central.

The game is said to include a number of upgradeable weapons, that you can powerup with fire, electricity, poison, lasers, etc.

Interested?

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South Park renewed through 2016 http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-renewed-2016/ http://www.toonbarn.com/south-park/south-park-renewed-2016/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:15:09 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=24136 After a huge year at the Tonys and a highly-rated season on Comedy Central, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a deal to bring us new South Park episodes through season 20! As a way of sticking it to the people (particularly former fans) who kept saying that South Park is on its last […]

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South Park will continue into 2016

After a huge year at the Tonys and a highly-rated season on Comedy Central, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a deal to bring us new South Park episodes through season 20! As a way of sticking it to the people (particularly former fans) who kept saying that South Park is on its last legs and should end soon, Comedy Central’s president Michele Ganeless has recently announced that the cable network has inked a new deal with the South Park creators.

The new agreement will guarantee 3 more seasons of South Park, which means the hit Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series will continue with new episodes all the way to 2016, for a total of 20 seasons. Parker and Stone will still direct, write, and edit the series, and there are no plans of that ever changing. Episodes of South Park are currently being aired every Wednesday night at 10PM on Comedy Central.

Just one day after the season 15 finale, The Hollywood Reporter states that Trey and Matt have added  three more years to their old contract that had them wrapping the series in 2013. The series is cable’s longest running animated series and shows no signs of slowing down it’s sharp wit and social commentary. THR also puttogether a gallery of photos and information on some of South Park’s greatest moments.

“The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds,” Ganeless said during the announcement. “Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight South Park fans, and that includes all of us here at Comedy Central. We’re thrilled that the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman will continue through 2016. Comedy Central has been our home for 15 years and we love working there,” said Parker and Stone. “South Park is a blast and we can’t wait to make more.”

That's a lot of metal

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Disney adds online streaming for Phineas and Ferb and Kick Buttowski http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disney-adds-online-streaming-phineas-ferb-kick-buttowski/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disney-adds-online-streaming-phineas-ferb-kick-buttowski/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:23:43 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=23527 Mashable reports that Disney has added fresh content to their streaming media deals with Netflix and Amazon, including some of our favorite cartoon! Episodes of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil will begin streaming on Netflix through the new deal. More episodes of Phineas and Ferb will also be made available through the service. Also, Phineas and Ferb […]

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Disney adds online streaming for Phineas and Ferb and Kick Buttowski

Mashable reports that Disney has added fresh content to their streaming media deals with Netflix and Amazon, including some of our favorite cartoon! Episodes of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil will begin streaming on Netflix through the new deal. More episodes of Phineas and Ferb will also be made available through the service. Also, Phineas and Ferb will make their Amazon debut soon, along with many Marvel titles, including Spider-Man, X-Men Evolution, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers and Iron Man: Extremis. With all the new toonage on Amazon, it’s only a matter of time until Kick’s arrival. Let’s hope it’s soon!

Riding the waves to Amazon

Kickin' it on Netflix

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