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All posts by: Neil Raymundo

Street Fighter: The New Challengers DVD is Now Available at Retailers
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Street Fighter: The New Challengers DVD is now available at retailers

If you’ve ever watched any of the old 60s motion comics from Marvel (Captain America, Hulk, Fantastic Four), you’re well aware that while it has a certain appeal, the crude animation – sometimes made up of a single frame with only the mouth and an arm moving – were made that way to save on production costs. Now that producing full motion toons is easier, partly due to the use of ...

Live Action ‘Claymore’ Fan Film Seeks Support
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Live action ‘Claymore’ fan film seeks support

Based on a successful petition that gathered as many as 20,000 signatures from fans of the Claymore anime/manga, The Claymore Live Action Project has recently launched a web presence as a means of support and anticipation for a Kickstarter or Indiegogo fundraiser that will help make a live action adaptation of Norihiro Yagi’s Jump Square fantasy manga a reality. ...

Season 2 of Bob’s Burgers gets 9 More Episodes
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Season 2 of Bob’s Burgers Gets 9 More Episodes

In a recent move that isn’t surprising to anyone who has ever watched Bob’s Burgers, Fox has decided to add 9 more episodes to its initial 13 episode order for the hit cartoon. This means Bob’s Burgers will return in January with a whooping 22 episodes! An impressive record, since most adult-oriented cartoons these days don’t even make it past the first season before being cancelled by ...

DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play
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DC Universe Online goes Free to Play

DC Universe Online, the popular massively multiplayer online role playing game has dropped the subscription-based model and has gone free to play. The game, which is based on characters and locations from DC Comics’ various licenses, will now offer tier based access that is made up of a free access level (for people who want to play the game for free) and two paid levels (premium and ...

‘The Smurfs Holiday Celebration‘ Comes Out a Little Early for Christmas
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The Smurfs Holiday Celebration comes a little early for Christmas

It’s already November, and we all know that it’s the perfect time for Home Video companies to release their Holiday specials and compilations, because which person in his right mind would buy these things at the last minute? Warner Home Video is one of the companies that expect you to buy your Christmas special marathon fodder a couple of months early, which is why they have released The ...

Allen Gregory Falls Flat on its Face
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Allen Gregory Falls Flat on its Face

It seems that even after being hyped as a show co-written by Jonah Hill (Megamind, Superbad), and after being given a slot in Fox’s highly successful Sunday night lineup (sharing the block with the likes of The Simpsons and Family Guy) Fox’s new animated series Allen Gregory seems unable to live up to expectations, with the titular character being too repulsing in a way that completely ...

More ‘One Piece’ Episodes to be Released in 2012
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FUNimation shares treasure: new One Piece episodes in 2012

It has been revealed in a recent unofficial One Piece Podcast that a fourth season of the action adventure anime ‘One Piece’ will be released by FUNimation Entertainment. The podcast is unofficial, but hosted by FUNimation senior Brand Manager Curtis Shaw and voice talents Christopher Sabat and Colleen Clinkenbeard (who did the voice for Roronoa Zoro and Monkey D. Luffy, respectively), so ...

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Trailer
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Trailer

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is an upcoming 3D stop motion animated film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation. Scheduled for release on March 2012 in the UK and US. It was originally adapted from the first two books in Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! Series of children’s books. Namely, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an ...

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness on Nickelodeon
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG animated series based on the adventures of the legendary Po in Kung fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness on Monday, November 7 at 5:30pm. Co-produced with Dreamworks Animation SKG, the CG animated series will air new episodes all week after new episodes of Spongebob Squarepants at 5pm. Based on the Kung Fu Panda movie franchise, Legends of Awesomeness will feature ...

it has been confirmed that Warner Bros has dropped support of an animated remake of Akira
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Akira movie finally greenlit by Warner Bros.

As an update to our previous news post: it has been confirmed that Warner Bros has dropped support of an animated remake of Akira, and instead approved a live action adaptation of the critically acclaimed anime and manga series. Warner Bros. execs were impressed by the studio’s presentation that they even announced the movie as a “potential tentpole project,” which meant that ...

Travel Back in Time with Aardman Animations’ ‘Phytagasaurus’
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Travel Back in Time with Aardman Animations’ Phytagasaurus

U.K. Animation studio Aardman Animations have released a new CG toon for your viewing pleasure: Pythagasaurus. Written by and directed by Peter Peake, Pythagasaurus tells the story of two odd cavemen who are having problems with a live volcano, and what do they turn to for help; a dinosaur that happens to be an expert mathematician. The CG short stars Bill Bailey, Martin Trenaman and Simon ...

Swampy to get his own show
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iPad’s Swampy to get his own Disney toon

Disney.com, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, has confirmed that they are going to release a 12-episode animated “Swampy” show on their website. The webisodes will be 3 to 4 minute each, and will be released on a weekly basis starting with a sneak peek in December, before the official launch in January, 2012. Swampy originally came from Disney Interactive’s 99 cent iPad ...

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