Regular Show – 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 TBS Greenlights New Show from Regular Show Creator: Close Enough http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/tbs-greenlights-new-show-regular-show-creator-close-enough/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/tbs-greenlights-new-show-regular-show-creator-close-enough/#respond Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:28 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81745 As part of TBS’ expansion of their original animation slate, the Turner-affiliated network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series titled Close Enough, which is notable for being created by Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The series will be produced in a first time collaboration between two Turner divisions, Cartoon Network and Studio T. […]

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As part of TBS’ expansion of their original animation slate, the Turner-affiliated network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series titled Close Enough, which is notable for being created by Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The series will be produced in a first time collaboration between two Turner divisions, Cartoon Network and Studio T.

Close Enough is said to be aiming towards an audience that is older than what the Emmy-winning cartoon Regular Show targeted, but still relies on Quintel’s trade mark surreal comedy. The premise concerns a married couple that attempts to juggle the challenges of parenthood, friendships, ham theft, stripper clowns, and basically every odd thing that happens to people as they transition from being 20-somethings to 30-somethings.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add one of animation’s most impressive and popular voices, J.G. Quintel, to our growing slate of animated series,” said Brett Weitz, EVP of Original {rogramming for TBS. “J.G. hit the center of the demo target with Regular Show, and we’re counting on him to bring this younger and more engaged audience to our network.”

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Clip from Regular Show: The Movie Released http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/clip-regular-show-movie-released/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/clip-regular-show-movie-released/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:03 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56300 Cartoon Network has just posted a new teaser clip for Regular Show: The Movie, which is a 70 minute animated feature borne out of JG Quintel’s multi award-winning Cartoon Network series. You can check out the clip below: Regular Show: The Movie will follow Mordecai and Rigby as they accidentally create a Timenado, which saddles […]

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Cartoon Network has just posted a new teaser clip for Regular Show: The Movie, which is a 70 minute animated feature borne out of JG Quintel’s multi award-winning Cartoon Network series. You can check out the clip below:

Regular Show: The Movie will follow Mordecai and Rigby as they accidentally create a Timenado, which saddles them with the responsibility of going back through time to battle an evil volleyball coach, with the fate of the universe and their friendship on the line.

The movie is now available digitally via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, and other services for $7.99 (SD) and $9.99 (HD). The movie will then find its way to the DVD platform on October 13 and will make its network premiere later this fall.

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Cartoon Network Upfront – Powerpuff Girls Return 2016, but for now – a safe if not stable lineup http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cartoon-network-upfront-powerpuff-girls-return-2016-now-safe-not-stable-lineup/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cartoon-network-upfront-powerpuff-girls-return-2016-now-safe-not-stable-lineup/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:25:15 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=53808 At its annual network upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled a conservative 2015′-16 slate, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the line-up is sparse on original series, it will please fans of its current schedule. The series Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! […]

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At its annual network upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled a conservative 2015′-16 slate, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the line-up is sparse on original series, it will please fans of its current schedule. The series Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa will all continue with new episodes.

The network annnounced two new series for network broadcast: Daniel Chong’s We Bare Bears, which was previously announced at last year’s network upfront, and a reboot of The Powerpuff Girls helmed by Adventure Time art director Nick Jennings (and with no announced involvement from creator Craig McCracken). A new digital series, Mighty Magiswords by Kyle Carrozza, is also planned.

 

New Original Programming:

We Bare Bears: We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The Powerpuff Girls: Slated for a 2016 launch, ThePowerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. One of the network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, earned two Emmy Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.

Mighty Magiswords: From Kyle Carrozza comes Cartoon Network Studios first original digital series about a brother and sister team of “Warriors for Hire,” who go on hilarious adventures and crazy quests to collect magical swords.

New Original Crossovers, Movies and Specials:

Long Live the Royals Mini-Series: Join the royal family as they celebrate the yearly Yule Hare Festival. Parties and feasts will be a plenty as they struggle to balance ruling a kingdom and life as a typical family. A new mini-series from Emmy winner Sean Szeles (Regular Show).

Steven Universe/ Uncle Grandpa Crossover Special “Say Uncle: Two of your favorite Cartoon Network series, Steven Universeand Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode! Watch as a long lost relative of Steven’s comes to town to aid him in unlocking the power of his mother’s gem!

Regular Show: The Movie: From the creators of the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show, comes a time travelling long-form special. After accidentally creating a “Timenado,” slacker groundskeepers Mordecai and Rigby go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach in order to save the universe… and their friendship.

Adventure Time Special Mini-Series: In this multi-part series, Finn and Jake face a new threat to Ooo when Princess Bubblegum’s experiment unleashes ghosts from Marceline’s past.

New Acquired Programming:

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race: In this action-filled, outrageous buddy comedy, 18 pairs of contestants are put to the mental, physical and emotional test in a frantic race around the world. They’ll push themselves and their partners to the limit, but only one team will arrive at the mat first and become the winners of one million dollars!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rouge team of young Autobot action heroes.

Supernoobs: From creator Scott Fellows (Johnny Test) and DHX Media, Supernoobs chronicles the misadventures of four nerdy friends, who are mistakenly tasked with saving the world from an evil space virus.

From Cartoon Brew and AWN Via Cartoon Network Press Release

(Some very interesting choices here. Many series from last years upfront have yet to air. Not surprising that Powerpuffs return after a near 10 or so year hiatus after the nasty conflagration between certain conservative groups and others over the IDW cover.)

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Regular Show Returns in October for Season Six http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-returns-october-season-six/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-returns-october-season-six/#respond Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=50509 If you missed J.G. Quintel’s golf cart-driving, video game-playing, procrastinating dudes Mordecai and Rigby, you might want to mark “October 9, Thursday, at 7:30 pm” in your calendar as Cartoon Network will be bringing back Regular Show for its sixth fist-pumping episode. It is worth noting that season 5 ended with Mordecai CJ going out […]

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If you missed J.G. Quintel’s golf cart-driving, video game-playing, procrastinating dudes Mordecai and Rigby, you might want to mark “October 9, Thursday, at 7:30 pm” in your calendar as Cartoon Network will be bringing back Regular Show for its sixth fist-pumping episode.

It is worth noting that season 5 ended with Mordecai CJ going out on an epic “real date” that concluded with a bunch of death defying explosions and a kiss. Season 6 promises to pick up where they left off, as the series starts to tackle the relationship in the premiere episode “Maxin’ and Relaxin,” which has Mordecai taking CJ to meet his embarrassing parents.

The season will also feature the requisite “Terror Tales” Halloween special, where fans can expect the same brand of twisty, turny, surprisy, creepy stories that still turn out to be hilarious gems. Oh, and they’ve mentioned a wedding. Whose wedding? They didn’t say.

Created by JG Quintel and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the Emmy®-winning series Regular Show, follows the lives of best friends Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive raccoon) whose lazy afternoon adventures always seem to be interrupted by zombies and misadventures with their gang of friends Benson, Pops, Muscle Man, Hi-Five Ghost, Skips, Thomas, Margaret and Eileen or sometimes even dealing with Death himself.

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New Regular Show Episode Tackles Daylight Saving Time http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/new-regular-show-episode-tackles-daylight-savings-time/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/new-regular-show-episode-tackles-daylight-savings-time/#respond Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:00:01 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=46384 This coming Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on Cartoon Network, J.G Quintel’s hit animated comedy sitcom, Regular Show, will be tackling a timely topic that is near and dear to the hearts of people who loathe having to readjust their clocks once a year: Daylight Saving Time. In the episode, Mordecai and Rigby […]

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This coming Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on Cartoon Network, J.G Quintel’s hit animated comedy sitcom, Regular Show, will be tackling a timely topic that is near and dear to the hearts of people who loathe having to readjust their clocks once a year: Daylight Saving Time.

In the episode, Mordecai and Rigby get into all sorts of trouble as they go on a quest to reset all the clocks in the park for daylight saving time. This being Regular Show, you can expect that it won’t bode well for either of them, and will result in all sorts of hilarity.

You can check out a special clip from the show at http://toonview.turner.com/View/2f1f2c1f022t2b1f061d002s

Additionally, you can watch a marathon of all your favorite Regular Show episodes on Saturday, March 8, from 11 AM to 6 PM ET/PT.

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Halloween Fun with Jake’s Hat! http://www.toonbarn.com/adventure-time/halloween-fun-jakes-hat/ http://www.toonbarn.com/adventure-time/halloween-fun-jakes-hat/#respond Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:34:28 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=43394 Trick or Treat is better this Halloween if you pick up Adventure Time's Jake the Dad DVD, which comes with your own Jake Hat. Happy Halloween!

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My family was having a bit of Halloween fun with Jake’s Hat, which anyone can get when they buy the Jake the Dad DVD Set. You can also purchase Regular Show Fright Pack on DVD that features episodes fit for Halloween.

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Halloween is this Thursday! Pick this up and trick-or-treat as Jake the Dog. It’s wayyyyy better than being a Hobo! Take home a set of Adventure Time: Jake the Dad DVD with an exclusive Jake hat inside along with the Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD! One is a great addition to DIY costumes; the other features spooktacular episodes for fans of all ages – and both are out now which would go perfectly with your Halloween Round up of goodies for the kiddies!

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From all of us at ToonBarn, Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

P.S. Send your pics of all your Cartoon Halloween Costumes to @starwarsfans on Twitter and we’ll post them in our wrap-up of Halloween festivities.

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Aardman Produces a Regular Show Online Game http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/aardman-produces-regular-show-online-game/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/aardman-produces-regular-show-online-game/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:00:51 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=42798 UK’s Aardman Studios has recently partnered with Turner in order to develop a brand new online game based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning series Regular Show, titled “Cupcakes of Doom.” Regular Show: Cupcakes of Doom is essentially a racing game set in the park where Mordecai and Rigby works, with the two being forced to […]

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UK’s Aardman Studios has recently partnered with Turner in order to develop a brand new online game based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning series Regular Show, titled “Cupcakes of Doom.”

Regular Show: Cupcakes of Doom is essentially a racing game set in the park where Mordecai and Rigby works, with the two being forced to content with the evil Klorgbane, who used the titular evil cupcakes in order to corrupt the Guardians of Eternal Youth. It is then up to Mordercai and Rigby to retrieve the antidote to the cupcake, called the Milk of Redemption, before the whole world turns evil.

The game puts players in the shoes of Mordecai and Rigby as they ride on coworker Skips, traversing challenging tracks full of obstacles and enemies while collecting coins and various power-ups. The game will come with five levels, with each one having a face off with Klorgbane before the final battle that takes place in the Realm of the Guardians.

The game can be played over at Cartoon Network’s official website: www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/regularshow/cupcakes-of-doom/index.html

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New Clips from Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/clips-regular-show-fright-pack-dvd/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/clips-regular-show-fright-pack-dvd/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=42205 Cartoon Network’s Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD was recently released, allowing you to grab a copy of the show’s Halloween offering a month in advance, so you can scare and laugh yourself silly in preparation for the holiday. The DVD contains 12 episodes taken from the first four seasons of the show, as well as […]

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Cartoon Network’s Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD was recently released, allowing you to grab a copy of the show’s Halloween offering a month in advance, so you can scare and laugh yourself silly in preparation for the holiday. The DVD contains 12 episodes taken from the first four seasons of the show, as well as the 2-part Halloween special titled “Terror Tales of the Pak II.”

The DVD presents the episodes using a Canterbury Tales-type narrative format, with Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, and Margaret swapping scary stories while on the way to a Halloween party.

You can check out a bunch of preview clips below, as well as an image gallery:

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Regular Show SDCC Interviews to celebrate tonight’s 5th Season Premiere http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/regular-show-sdcc-interviews-celebrate-tonights-5th-season-premiere/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/regular-show-sdcc-interviews-celebrate-tonights-5th-season-premiere/#respond Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:23:26 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=42179 J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy series, Regular Show, will be returning for its 5th season TONIGHT, September 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM (ET) on the Cartoon Network. The premiere episode features Mordecai and Rigby going out on a road trip in order to return Margaret’s sweater, only to get pulled over by a policeman. Additionally, […]

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J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy series, Regular Show, will be returning for its 5th season TONIGHT, September 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM (ET) on the Cartoon Network.

The premiere episode features Mordecai and Rigby going out on a road trip in order to return Margaret’s sweater, only to get pulled over by a policeman. Additionally, the fifth season will also include a 30 minute Thanksgiving special and a flashback episode that will delve into Skips’ past.

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We talked to several talented people involved in the making of Regular Show’s 5th Season at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Here, you will see 3 separate interviews. The first interview is with J.G. Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai) and Sean Szeles (Supervising Director), the second is with William Salyers (voice of Rigby) and Toby Jones (Storyboard Artist), and the third is with Sam Marin (voice of Muscle Man, Pops, and Benson) and Calvin Wong (Storyboard Artist).

Don’t forget to catch tonight’s premiere episode for the 5th Season of Regular Show at 7:30 PM (ET) on the Cartoon Network.

Regular Show's 5th Season Premieres September 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM ET on Cartoon Network

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Regular Show’s Fifth Season Premieres on September http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-shows-season-premieres-september/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-shows-season-premieres-september/#respond Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:02 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=41931 J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy series Regular Show will be returning for its 5th season this coming Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM (ET/PT) on the Cartoon Network. The new season promises to bring even more of the zany, madcap hilarity that fans have come to expect from the 6-foot-tall blue jay named Mordecai […]

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J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy series Regular Show will be returning for its 5th season this coming Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM (ET/PT) on the Cartoon Network. The new season promises to bring even more of the zany, madcap hilarity that fans have come to expect from the 6-foot-tall blue jay named Mordecai and his perpetually high-strung partner, the raccoon Rigby.

Since Mordecai’s love interest Margaret is now gone, there’s no telling what the new season will hold in store for the poor lovesick blue jay. The premiere episode, for instance, features Mordecai and Rigby going out on a road trip in order to return Margaret’s sweater, only to get pulled over by a policeman. Additionally, the fifth season will also include a 30 minute Thanksgiving special and a flashback episode that will delve into Skips’ past.

Via: Cartoon Network.

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Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD Brings the Scares This September http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-fright-pack-dvd-brings-scares-september/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-fright-pack-dvd-brings-scares-september/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:00:05 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=41791 It seems that Halloween is going to start early in your household, as Cartoon Network is getting ready to release the Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD on September 3, 2013. The DVD pack features the 2-part Halloween special “Terror Tales of the Park II” as its lead episode, followed by 12 other episodes taken from […]

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It seems that Halloween is going to start early in your household, as Cartoon Network is getting ready to release the Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD on September 3, 2013. The DVD pack features the 2-part Halloween special “Terror Tales of the Park II” as its lead episode, followed by 12 other episodes taken from the first four seasons of the critically-acclaimed animated comedy show.

Terror Tales of the Park II focuses on Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, and Margaret as they tell scary stories while on the way to a Halloween party. The use of a frame narrative (with the storytelling session serving as the framework for several stories) bring to mind Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, making for a really interesting take (considering that Regular Show is a comedy series).

Regular Show: Fright Pack fits in well with the rest of the episodic DVDs released for the franchise, such as Regular Show: Slack Pack, Regular Show: The Best DVD In The World. At This Moment In Time and Regular Show: Party Pack, and the recently released Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons.

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Episode List:

1.Terror Tales of the Park (2-part episode)
2. Terror Tales of the Park II (2-part episode)
3. Dead at Eight
4. Jinx 12. Dizzy
5. Grave Sights
6. Ello Gov’nor
7. Death Bear
8. Skunked
9. See You There
10. Meat Your Maker
11. The Best VHS in the World
13. Last Meal
14. Skips’ Stress

BASICS

DVD SRP: $19.82
Street Date: September 3, 2013
Retailer Pre-Order Date: July 30, 2013
Run Time: 176 minutes
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
DVD UPC # 883929287055

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Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-complete-seasons/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-complete-seasons/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:00:32 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=41777 Sometimes I get the feeling that J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy-sitcom Regular Show isn’t getting its proper due. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very successful and is part of Cartoon Network’s current flock of headliners right alongside Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. But it’s the comparison that it invites that make people […]

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Sometimes I get the feeling that J.G. Quintel’s hit animated comedy-sitcom Regular Show isn’t getting its proper due. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very successful and is part of Cartoon Network’s current flock of headliners right alongside Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. But it’s the comparison that it invites that make people fail to appreciate Regular Show on its own true merits.

In the current state of kids’ programming, where shows are trying to emulate more mature storytelling by tackling several intertwining subplots (some of them hinting at topics that kids wouldn’t get yet) in a single episode, Regular Show starts to betray its name, because it’s far from being Regular.

Cartoon Network’s recent release of Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons on Blu-Ray (and DVD!) lets you see that J.G. Quintel has masterfully woven episodes that are wound tightly upon a single plot thread. That’s not to say that there’s no complexity involved – there are nooks and crannies to every single episode, and the characters drop as much references as you would expect from a modern comedy show (for instance, Rigby doing a kame-hame-wave.) but they are mere periphery and do not distract at all from the main yarn. In a way, Regular Show is a modern update on the old 80s comedy cartoons where status quo is set at the start of the episode, followed by chaos, and an ending that reaffirms the status quo. I’m not implying that Regular Show is better than Adventure Time and the Amazing World of Gumball, because “better” is subjective. What I’m getting at is that the show occupies its own well-deserved place in the triumvirate.

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The Box

The Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-Ray release shows that Cartoon Network themselves appreciate the show, judging by the quality of the presentation. For instance, the box has faux contours and design that make it stand out from other studios’ releases, which are basically just the cover art stuck inside the Blu-Ray border and logo template. The cover design gives the impression of something that was designed from the ground up instead of a cookie cutter, assembly-line design.

The Contents

The set contains two Blu-Ray discs (the DVD set has 3, obviously), with the first one containing the 12 11-minute episodes that make up season one, book ended by several bonus features. The second disc is a little bit more meaty, as it holds the entire season 2, consisting of 28 episodes.

The bonus content is not limited to deleted scenes. Aside from the pencil tests, animatics and CGI tests, it also includes trailers from the San Diego Comic Con presentation and TV spots, as well as a live-action music video for the “Party Tonight” song, which gives off an impressive 80s vibe. There’s also an odd “mystery karaoke video” on disc 2, with voice actor Sam Marin being shown in the recording booth singing while the sound is muted and his lip movements censored. I can’t find any value out of the feature, but it’s the kind of randomness you would expect from Regular Show, and as such, doesn’t look too out of place.

Quality

Most people fail to appreciate audio and video clarity these days, maybe because online streaming sites managed to desensitize people to audiovisual artifacts, but for those of you who still want the H in HD to be truly H, The Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-Ray will not disappoint. It does justice to the Blu-Ray format, although audiophiles may balk at the audio quality a bit as it seems like the 5.1 soundtrack stated on the packaging is only in Dolby Digital 2.0. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s not The Dark Knight Rises and you’re not going to watch it on an iMax.

At the end of the day, if you need a new Blu-Ray set to add to your collection, or if you missed the shows the first time around, you might want to plunk down a little bit of dough on The Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-Ray. It will be a shame if you don’t, given how it’s one of the few shows these days that really give kids a show that they can be nostalgic about and rewatch when they become adults.

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Regular Show Gets Its Own Game http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-game/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-game/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 10:00:55 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=39658 D3Publisher has recently announced that they are working on a new videogame based on the popular Cartoon Network animated comedy series, Regular Show. This marks Mordecai and Rigby’s first foray into the world of videogames, as J.G. Quintel’s zany cast of characters have never been translated into videogame format before (though they’ve tackled videogames in […]

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Regular Show Gets Its Own Game

D3Publisher has recently announced that they are working on a new videogame based on the popular Cartoon Network animated comedy series, Regular Show. This marks Mordecai and Rigby’s first foray into the world of videogames, as J.G. Quintel’s zany cast of characters have never been translated into videogame format before (though they’ve tackled videogames in some of the episodes before.)

The title of the forthcoming Regular Show videogame is “Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land,” and will be made for the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming device. The game follows the titular blue jay and raccoon duo as they are magically transported into some of their favorite video games, where they must use their various skills and abilities (including some new ones from the game world) in order to get back to the real world.

The game is being developed by WayForward in close collaboration with J.G. Quintel, ensuring that gamers will get a gaming experience that truly captures the look, feel, and wacky humor of the show.

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Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons Comes Out on DVD and Blu-Ray This July http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-complete-seasons-dvd-blu-ray-july/ http://www.toonbarn.com/regular-show/regular-show-complete-seasons-dvd-blu-ray-july/#respond Thu, 09 May 2013 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=39333 This coming July 16, 2013, Cartoon Network will be releasing the much anticipated Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons on DVD and Blu-Ray formats, with the collection containing all 40 11-minute episodes making up the hit animated comedy’s first and second seasons. Created by J.G. Quintel (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Camp Lazlo) […]

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This coming July 16, 2013, Cartoon Network will be releasing the much anticipated Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons on DVD and Blu-Ray formats, with the collection containing all 40 11-minute episodes making up the hit animated comedy’s first and second seasons.

Created by J.G. Quintel (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Camp Lazlo) and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Regular Show follows the hilarious day-to-day lives of a blue jay and a raccoon, named Mordecai and Rigby, who try to escape their mundane existence as park groundskeepers through various misguided but hilarious schemes, much to the chagrin of their boss Benson, who is an anthropomorphic Gumball Machine.

“Regular Show fans have been waiting for a full season set since our first episodic release, and now, we’re excited to release not only a ridiculously-loaded DVD release for its first two seasons, but to also offer it in
high-def format on Blu-ray,” said Erik Resnick, vice president of home entertainment, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “J.G. and the show team have worked so hard to create fantastic bonus features – and we hope fans can take some time to fully enjoy all of them before asking us when season three will be available.”

The Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons will include more than two hours’ worth of bonus features, highlighted by audio commentary for every single episode from Quintel and the show’s storyboard artists; the unaired pilot episode from the series and an animatic for it; a video of Quintel pitching the series’ first episode, “The Power” complete with animatic; an interview with Quintel about the series; and his student short, “The Naïve Man from Lolliland,” plus so much more.

Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons BASICS

Street Date: July 16, 2013
Order Date: June 11, 2013
Blu-ray SRP: $39.98
DVD SRP: $36.94
Running Time: 440 minutes of episodes
PLUS 2+ hours of bonus features!
Blu-ray UPC: 883929288755
DVD UPC: 883929287611
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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