Marvel – 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! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Comcast Interested in Buying 21st Century Fox http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/comcast-interested-buying-21st-century-fox/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/comcast-interested-buying-21st-century-fox/#respond Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=89722 By now, most everyone who would be interested in the information already knows that Walt Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox. The news is already a big deal because more than 90% of mainstream entertainment production in the US is controlled by only five companies, and Walt Disney buying 21st Century Fox […]

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By now, most everyone who would be interested in the information already knows that Walt Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox. The news is already a big deal because more than 90% of mainstream entertainment production in the US is controlled by only five companies, and Walt Disney buying 21st Century Fox would reduce that number to four – but it’s doubly more important especially to comic book fans because it would end the long running feud between Fox and Marvel over the film rights to several popular Marvel IPs, including the X-Men and Deadpool.

However, there may be a potential spanner thrown in the works here, as the Wall Street Journal has just broken new information revealing that telco Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox, with an interest in acquiring the company’s entertainment and broadcasting assets. Since Comcast is owned by NBC Universal, their potential acquisition of 21st Century Fox will still result in majority of film production in the US being controlled by four major companies, but it’s definitely going to prevent Walt Disney’s campaign to consolidate all Marvel film rights under one roof. On the other hand, should Comcast succeed, the Fox Marvel films will find new company alongside DreamWorks Animation and Illumination Entertainment’s numerous properties.

UPDATE: things are getting interesting, as it seems that Sony is also interested.

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Funko and Marvel Debut New Hulk & Black Widow Short http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/funko-marvel-debut-new-short/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/funko-marvel-debut-new-short/#respond Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:00:48 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=89324 Marvel and Funko have recently joined forces for another season of their hit Marvel Funko CG shorts, and they have just released the third one, titled “Tick Tick Smash.” The short features Funko Pop versions of the Hulk and Black Widow teaming up in order to escape a secret Hydra Bunker laden with traps. The […]

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Marvel and Funko have recently joined forces for another season of their hit Marvel Funko CG shorts, and they have just released the third one, titled “Tick Tick Smash.” The short features Funko Pop versions of the Hulk and Black Widow teaming up in order to escape a secret Hydra Bunker laden with traps.

The hilarious short emphasizes the distinct difference between the Hulk and Black Widow’s respective approach to superheroics, with the latter being primarily all about grace and stealth, while the former lacking both but making up for it through sheer indestructibility. The gist is that while the Hulk isn’t exactly the guy you would bring to a stealth mission, his indestructible body means that he doesn’t need to be stealthy anyway as he’ll just steamroll everything in his path.

You can watch the short below:

This second season of Marvel Funko shorts will consist of 8 x 90second shorts and will feature some of the most memorable characters from Marvel’s catalogue of superhero properties. You can watch the rest of the shorts at the Marvel HQ Youtube page.

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Big Hero 6 Series to Launch with One-Hour Special http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/big-hero-6-series-launch/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/big-hero-6-series-launch/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:34 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=87886 The 2D animated follow-up series to the Disney/Marvel feature Big Hero 6 is coming next month, and it’s coming in hot with a one-hour special premier special slated for Monday, Nov. 20 at 8pm EST. Titled “Baymax Returns,” this hour-long special for Big Hero 6: The Series will be premiering simultaneously on Disney XD and […]

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The 2D animated follow-up series to the Disney/Marvel feature Big Hero 6 is coming next month, and it’s coming in hot with a one-hour special premier special slated for Monday, Nov. 20 at 8pm EST. Titled “Baymax Returns,” this hour-long special for Big Hero 6: The Series will be premiering simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel, as well as the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD.

The Baymax Returns special has a story set in the part of the 2014 film where Hiro thought Baymax was lost in the portal forever, before discovering the chip that his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. So the genius Hiro takes it upon himself to rebuild the robot, only his attempts resulted instead in the Big Hero 6 Team – Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred – getting into trouble.

Reprising their roles from the film are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. Joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Recurring guests include Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake and Andy Richter as Globby.

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WATCH Taserface Chase Starlord and Groot in Cosmic Sleigh Ride http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/watch-taserface-chase-starlord-groot-cosmic-sleigh-ride/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/watch-taserface-chase-starlord-groot-cosmic-sleigh-ride/#respond Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=87068 Marvel and Funko have recently joined forces for the second set of episodes of their popular CG animated shorts. This new season consists of eight new 90-second shorts, heralded by the super cute Cosmic Sleigh Ride. This new short features Funko versions of the Guardians of the Galaxy heroes Starlord and Groot being chased down […]

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Marvel and Funko have recently joined forces for the second set of episodes of their popular CG animated shorts. This new season consists of eight new 90-second shorts, heralded by the super cute Cosmic Sleigh Ride. This new short features Funko versions of the Guardians of the Galaxy heroes Starlord and Groot being chased down an icy slope by Taserface. You can check it out below:

The Marvel Funko shorts are known to feature some of the most recognizable characters in the Marvel Universe, be they villain or hero, rendered in the super-deformed versions that the Funko toyline is known for. Some of the heroes that have been (and will be) featured include Thor, Loki, Hulk, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Red Skull, Ant-Man, Hulkbuster, Ultron, Spider-Gwen and Venom, to name a few.

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Cameron Boyce Guests on Marvel’s Spider-Man http://www.toonbarn.com/spider-man/cameron-boyce-guests-marvels-spider-man/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spider-man/cameron-boyce-guests-marvels-spider-man/#respond Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00:02 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=85461 The wall-crawling, web-slinging animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man will be debuting via a special one-hour episode on Disney XD this coming Saturday, August 19 at 7 am ET/PT, and the upcoming series will feature a special guest: Cameron Boyce, who is known for playing Carlos in Disney’s “Descendants” franchise and Conor on Gamer’s Guide to Pretty […]

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The wall-crawling, web-slinging animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man will be debuting via a special one-hour episode on Disney XD this coming Saturday, August 19 at 7 am ET/PT, and the upcoming series will feature a special guest: Cameron Boyce, who is known for playing Carlos in Disney’s “Descendants” franchise and Conor on Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.

In one of the episodes titled “Osborn Academy”, Boyce will be lending his voice to the character named Herman Shultz. Herman is described as a driven young scientist who, along with his best friend Clayton Cloe, is an expert in the creation of wearable technology and the inventor of “gauntlets” that can control vibrations. Longtime comic book fans will recognize the character via his alter ego, Shocker.

“Osborn Academy” will debut on August 26. In the story, Herman is auditioning for the prestigious Osborn Academy, a school famed for being the place for geniuses. The strict competition for a spot in the academy pits Herman against his friend Clayton.

The impressive voice cast for Marvel’s Spider-Man includes the likes of Robbie Daymond (Bread Winners) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman (One-Punch Man) as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter (Jessie) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Anya Corazon, Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Norman Osborn, Fred Tatasciore (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Max Modell, Laura Bailey (DragonBall Z) as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville (Teen Titans) as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio (Clarence) as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan (The Batman) as Vulture, and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — also executive producing the series — as the coffee shop owner Joe.

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Disney XD renews Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, sets debut for Spider-Man http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/disney-xd-renews-marvels-guardians-galaxy-sets-debut-spider-man/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/disney-xd-renews-marvels-guardians-galaxy-sets-debut-spider-man/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:00:50 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=84501 The Marvel Animation panel at D23 revealed some cools news about the latest caped cartoons headed to Disney XD. The brand new Spidey series, dubbed Marvel’s Spider-Man, got its premier date and voice cast. We also learned that the network has given the go-ahead to season 3 of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and that’s […]

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The Marvel Animation panel at D23 revealed some cools news about the latest caped cartoons headed to Disney XD. The brand new Spidey series, dubbed Marvel’s Spider-Man, got its premier date and voice cast. We also learned that the network has given the go-ahead to season 3 of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and that’s there’s going to a LEGO Guardians TV special.

Just in time to capitalize on the summer blockbuster success of Homecoming, the new Spider-Man series will have a one-hour debut on Disney XD on August 19th at 7AM EST. It’ll also be available on the Disney XD app and video-on-demand bright and early at 12:01AM. The series sees Peter Parker try to juggle being a superhero while going to Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. It’s not an easy task keeping your grades up while you have battle super villains and keep your best friend from becoming one of them.

Marvel’s Spider-Man will star Robbie Daymond as Peter Parker. Max Mittelman plays Harry Osborn. The rest of the cast consists of Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon, Fred Tatasciore as Max Modell, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan as Vulture. Even Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada, who is also executive producing the series, gets a cameo as the coffee shop owner Joe. You can read more about the production side of the series in our earlier coverage.

Late last month, Marvel began streaming a short to promote the series:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming back with a third season called Mission Breakout! – which just so happens to the name of a recently opened ride at Disney California Adventue. “The third season will find the Guardians gaining fame and fortune, but quickly knocked back on their heels after being framed by the Collector. The Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. A little bad and a little good – all in a day’s work,” says the press release. No word yet on when the show will return to Disney XD.

That’s not all the Guardians news. Marvel and LEGO have partnered up to produce LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat, a brand new 22-minute special. The release window and distribution platform weren’t shared, but a summary was: “When Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone – a powerful and creative relic – the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it. The platform and release timing details are forthcoming.”

Are you hyped for the new Marvel Animation productions? Leave a comment down below!

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Disney XD Unveils New Footage for Marvel’s Spider-Man http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/disney-xd-just-released-first-sneak-peek-footage-upcoming-animated-series-marvels-spider-man-promises-snarky-web-slinging-wall-crawling-action-friendly-ne/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/disney-xd-just-released-first-sneak-peek-footage-upcoming-animated-series-marvels-spider-man-promises-snarky-web-slinging-wall-crawling-action-friendly-ne/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:58 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=82687 Disney XD has just released the first sneak peek footage for the upcoming animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, which promises snarky web-slinging and wall-crawling action from your friendly neighborhood spider-dude. The clip features a 15-year old version of Peter Parker trying out an early prototype of his costume (a nice way of saying that it looks […]

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Disney XD has just released the first sneak peek footage for the upcoming animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, which promises snarky web-slinging and wall-crawling action from your friendly neighborhood spider-dude. The clip features a 15-year old version of Peter Parker trying out an early prototype of his costume (a nice way of saying that it looks really bad and amateurish) while mustering all of his wit and luck against the much bigger, much stronger Scorpion. Of course, having the proportionate strength and speed helps as well, so he’s not doing too bad overall.

Marvel’s Spider-Man was originally announced last fall during New York Comic-Con, and very little details have been provided outside of a “summer” launch date, but the creative staff has been released and it’s nothing short of impressive: supervising director Philip Pignotti (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Co-executive producers are Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Eric Radomski (Spawn, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Cort Lane (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble); with supervising producers Kevin Shinick (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Robot Chicken) and Marsha Griffin (Transformers Prime, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee); consulting producers Dan Slott (Spider-Man: Big Time, The Superior Spider-Man), Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man).

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FXX to Get a Deadpool Animated Series http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/fxx-get-deadpool-animated-series/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/fxx-get-deadpool-animated-series/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 09:00:31 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81495 Fans who just can’t get enough of Deadpool will have something to look forward to, provided that they’re not averse to the animated medium. According to a recent report by Variety, FXX has commissioned 10 episodes of an untitled Deadpool cartoon and has slated it for a 2018 debut. The Deadpool cartoon will be created […]

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Fans who just can’t get enough of Deadpool will have something to look forward to, provided that they’re not averse to the animated medium. According to a recent report by Variety, FXX has commissioned 10 episodes of an untitled Deadpool cartoon and has slated it for a 2018 debut.

The Deadpool cartoon will be created by brothers Donald and Stephen Glover, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory on board as executive producers. Marvel Television will be producing the project in collaboration with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios.

Of course, it should not be a surprise to any one who is familiar with the Deadpool franchise (particularly the Ryan Reynolds-helmed film that seems to be responsible for the franchise’s recent boost in mainstream popularity) that the animated Deadpool series will be targeted towards adults. The fact that it’s under the same umbrella as Archer is also a good indication that this is not something that you would want the kids to watch.

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Gameplay Trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/gameplay-trailer-marvel-vs-capcom-infinite/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/gameplay-trailer-marvel-vs-capcom-infinite/#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81092 While fans flocked to Capcom’s rerelease of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, everybody knows that it’s just a tease and that what people are really waiting for is the newest iteration of the franchise – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Capcom has released a trailer early on, but they were fairly insubstantial. For people who want […]

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While fans flocked to Capcom’s rerelease of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, everybody knows that it’s just a tease and that what people are really waiting for is the newest iteration of the franchise – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Capcom has released a trailer early on, but they were fairly insubstantial. For people who want to see more in terms of gameplay, a new trailer has been released.

The new trailer features gameplay footage from several characters, notably Ultron, Hulk, Chun-Li, Thor, Strider, Chris Redfield, and Hawkeye. You can watch the trailer below:

If the trailer is enough to convince you, the game is now available for pre-order. The actual date of release is still a ways off, though. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 19.

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Big Hero 6 The Series Season 2 Ordered Ahead of Official Series Premiere, New Cast Video Unveiled http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/big-hero-6-series-season-2-ordered-ahead-official-series-premiere-new-cast-video-unveiled/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/big-hero-6-series-season-2-ordered-ahead-official-series-premiere-new-cast-video-unveiled/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:14 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79189 Disney XD has recently ordered a second season for the upcoming Big Hero 6 The Series, which is impressive considering that the series is only going to debut this fall. The series is an animated adaptation of the CG animated film Big Hero 6 (which in turn was based on a Marvel comic book franchise), […]

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Disney XD has recently ordered a second season for the upcoming Big Hero 6 The Series, which is impressive considering that the series is only going to debut this fall. The series is an animated adaptation of the CG animated film Big Hero 6 (which in turn was based on a Marvel comic book franchise), and is executive produced by Emmy winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi (the Kim Possible team).

“Mark, Bob and Nick have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax,” said SVP of Programming and General Manager for Disney XD, Marc Buhaj. “We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of Big Hero 6 The Series with this early second season order.”

Big Hero 6 The Series will pick up after the events of the movie, and will follow 14 year old protagonist Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Together with the help of their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go, and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and go on high-tech adventures while protecting the city of San Fransokyo from a wide range of scientifically augmented villains.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Launches on Steam Today http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-launches-steam-today/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-launches-steam-today/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79129 There was a time when it seemed like the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise will never be revived, made worse by the fact that Capcom losing the videogame license to Marvel characters also meant that all of the games were pulled out of digital marketplaces. Fast-forward a few years and not only did Capcom regain the […]

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There was a time when it seemed like the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise will never be revived, made worse by the fact that Capcom losing the videogame license to Marvel characters also meant that all of the games were pulled out of digital marketplaces.

Fast-forward a few years and not only did Capcom regain the license for a new iteration of the Marvel vs. Capcom game, they also decided to bring back Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and port it to current gen platforms – including PC.

The Steam port of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launched today and you can get it for a measly $25 USD (you’ll have to pay less or more, depending on where you live due to Steam’s regional pricing system). It’s just a slightly updated port so don’t expect current gen visuals and through-the-roof production values, but the PC does come with a few bells and whistles – including the guaranteed 1080p resolution at crisp 60 FPS.

There’s also the option to lower or increase the anti-aliasing quality and the texture quality. You wouldn’t need to fiddle with this much because the combination of being an old game and the use of Capcom’s optimization-friendly MT framework engine means you can pretty much run the game without any performance issues even on toasters (we have tested it to run smooth as butter on a system sporting an aging Core 2 Duo e8400 running at stock 3.0 ghz, with an nVidia GT 630 and 4GB of DDR3 RAM.)

One thing you have to look out for is that this is a straight port, which means it comes with everything that the original UmvsC came with – both good and bad. It comes with all the DLCs, for one thing, but it also comes in the state Capcom originally left it, which means unbalanced roster that will heavily favor hardcore players. This is something you have to keep in mind if you want to play online now – you’ll find matches, as expected of a new game, but you’ll have to deal with hardcore players who already cut their teeth on the original. So prepare to be destroyed if you’re new to the game or a filthy casual like us. If you’re leery of getting your butt handed to you online, milling around and duking it out with the CPU should still provide hours of fun.

But basically, for $25 bucks, the Steam port of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 should be a worthy purchase and should tide you over until the release of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite later this year.

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/marvels-doctor-strange-blu-ray-review/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/marvels-doctor-strange-blu-ray-review/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:24:01 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79070 For fans of the mystical and magic realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange is “just what the doctor ordered.” It’s one of the few movies I wanted to re-watch immediately and it ranks in my top 3 Marvel MCU Movies.

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For fans of the mystical and magic realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange is “just what the doctor ordered.” It’s one of the few movies I wanted to re-watch immediately and it ranks in my top 3 Marvel MCU Movies. In the MCU Timeline, Doctor Strange takes place after Captain America: Civil War, and before Thor: Ragnarok. Doctor Strange is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and HD Digital Combo Pack.

To watch the transformation of the how the arrogant Dr. Stephen Strange (played wonderfully by Benedict Cumberbatch) develops his talents and turns into the mystical Doctor Strange is pure entertainment. After running out of options to cure his hands that were injured in a horrific car accident, he travels to the Himalayas in search of Kamar-Taj. While there, instead of just healing his hands, he learns that he needs to heal his whole mind, spirit and soul and upon bended knees he pleads, “Teach ME!! ”. And so, with the help of The Ancient One, beautifully portrayed by Tilda Swinton, and Mordo, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, he learns that everything he thought he knew in the universe is a speck to what’s out there just waiting to be learned. And the life lessons he learns are greater than he could have ever imagined.

The special effects in this movie are superb and rightfully earned an OSCAR nomination for visual effects. The writing is clever and although it’s not as comical as Guardians of the Galaxy, it has its fair share of comedic moments. I’ll rate the movie at 3.5 stars out of 4.

Included with the Blu-ray, Bonus Extras are:

Featurettes

A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.

Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.

The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.

Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.

The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.

Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.

Deleted Scenes

Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
Kaecilius Searches for Answers
The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
Making Contact
Lost in Kathmandu

Gag Reel

Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson

My Top Three Bonus Materials:
Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look (Included sneak peek at GOG Vol 2, Thor/Ragnorok, Black Panther/Avengers:Infinity War
Gag Reel
Deleted scenes– favorite was Dr. Strange helping the injured dog

My favorite featurette was Strange Transformation because it has some of the best behind the scenes looks at the film.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

Through the Keyhole: The Science of the MCU – Discover how Marvel grounds all its films in real science, and explore the connection between science, magic and imagination.

Scott Derrickson (“Deliver Us from Evil,” “Sinister”) is directing with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Jon Spaihts (“The Darkest Hour,” “Prometheus”) and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (“Sinister,” “Sinister 2”).

The talented team of filmmakers assembled for “Doctor Strange” includes Ben Davis (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), cinematographer; Charles Wood (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), production designer; Alexandra Byrne (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), costume designer; Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods,” “Ricki and the Flash”) and Sabrina Plisco (“Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” “Charlotte’s Web”), editors; Stephane Ceretti (Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor: The Dark World”), visual effects supervisor; and Paul Corbould (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), special effects supervisor.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):

PRODUCT SKUs: Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), Blu-ray 2D Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy),
DVD, Digital HD/3D/SD and On-Demand

RUN TIME: Feature run time is approximately 115 minutes

RATED: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray 3D = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1/1.90:1) Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD = 2.39:1

AUDIO: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish and French

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: Facebook.com/MarvelStudios

Website: Marvel.com/DoctorStrange

Twitter: Twitter.com/MarvelStudios

Instagram: Instagram.com/MarvelStudios

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WATCH: New Guardians of the Galaxy Teaser http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/watch-new-guardians-galaxy-teaser/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/watch-new-guardians-galaxy-teaser/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78175 Disney and Marvel Studios has just released a new teaser trailer for the squel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as expected, via Comic Con Experience 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil last Sunday. But people who are not in attendance didn’t have to feel left out because it was released online afterwards. The trailer once […]

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Disney and Marvel Studios has just released a new teaser trailer for the squel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as expected, via Comic Con Experience 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil last Sunday. But people who are not in attendance didn’t have to feel left out because it was released online afterwards. The trailer once again showcases the franchise’s trade mark humor and pulse-pounding sci-fi action, while also offering a glimpse at new characters such as the alien empathy Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is once again directed by James Gunn, and is said to continue the space-faring adventures of the group as they try to find out the mystery behind Peter Quill’s true parentage. You can watch the trailer below:

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Funko and Marvel Team Up for Short Series: Spellbound http://www.toonbarn.com/iron-man/funko-marvel-team-short-series-spellbound/ http://www.toonbarn.com/iron-man/funko-marvel-team-short-series-spellbound/#respond Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:00:29 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78155 Marvel Entertainment and Funko have recently joined forces in order to launch a brand new CG animated shorts web series that features Funko’s extremely cute POP! line of vinyl toys. These Marvel Funko shorts are borne from the creative efforts of A Large Corporation (tory and animation) and EP’s Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, […]

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Marvel Entertainment and Funko have recently joined forces in order to launch a brand new CG animated shorts web series that features Funko’s extremely cute POP! line of vinyl toys. These Marvel Funko shorts are borne from the creative efforts of A Large Corporation (tory and animation) and EP’s Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

The first episode of the short series clocks in at 90 seconds and is titled “Spellbound.” The short focuses on Funko Iron Man and Funko Spider-Man teaming up to take on the trickster god, Funko Loki. Armed with a mind-control scepter, Funko Loki proves to be a handful for the duo.

“Telling Marvel stories in the Funko POP! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s SVP of Animation and Family Entertainment.

Two more episodes will be rolling out this month: “Bait N Switch” on Dec. 7, in which Rocket Raccoon breaks into The Collector’s museum to free Groot; and “Chimichangas” on Dec. 14, which sees Deadpool face off against Venom.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 4 a Possibility http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/marvel-vs-capcom-4-possibility/ http://www.toonbarn.com/marvel/marvel-vs-capcom-4-possibility/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:00:07 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78128 Despite investing WAY too much money on the abruptly cancelled Disney Infinity franchise, I still saw the silver lining: it gets rid of one major incentive for the House of Mouse to keep the video game rights to their Marvel IPs behind their walled garden. Lo and behold, it months after that nasty dissolution, rumors […]

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Despite investing WAY too much money on the abruptly cancelled Disney Infinity franchise, I still saw the silver lining: it gets rid of one major incentive for the House of Mouse to keep the video game rights to their Marvel IPs behind their walled garden. Lo and behold, it months after that nasty dissolution, rumors are starting to surface that Marvel vs Capcom might be in the works.

For the uninitiated, or for those too young to care, the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise (you can still play the last iteration on previous gen, so it’s not like it’s hard to see for yourself) is a 2D (later on 2.5D) fighting game in which characters from Capcom’s rich roster of properties are pitted against Marvel’s even richer roster of properties in huge, screen-filling fights that somehow sacrifices lore-accuracy in favor of balance and flashy visuals.

The Marvel vs. Capcom franchise (which technically started with either X-Men: CoTA or Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter on the arcades, depending on perspective) ended when Capcom lost the license for Marvel-based video games, but as mentioned earlier – current owners Walt Disney are no longer interested in in-house produced games and would rather license the IP out, so the rumors that a 4th installment of the series is going to be revealed next week is not entirely outside the realm of possibility.

Capcom, understandably, will neither confirm nor deny the rumors to Polygon.com, so further details on the possible revival are sparse. But we think it’s safe to assume that the new iterations will be light on mutant characters, if the most recent Marvel games are any indication.

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