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SEGA Releases Free 8-Bit Bayonetta Game

As an April Fool’s Day gag, game developer SEGA has released an 8-bit game on Steam that is based on their popular action game franchise, Bayonetta. Dubbed “8-Bit Bayonetta,” the game is an actual playable game that one can install and play through its Steam page. Don’t expect any sophistication, or even any semblance of long-term gameplay in here – you basically just get control of a ...

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20th Century Fox Plans Dragonball: Evolution Sequel

Ottawa/Toronto, April 1, 2104 – Despite the poor reception and the overwhelmingly negative feedback from fans and critics alike, 20th Century Fox is willing to give their live-action Dragon Ball adaptation another chance. According to sources, the studio has already acknowledged all the criticism levied on the first film, and will be taking them into consideration during production of the ...

Ben 10 and Generator Rex: Heroes United coming to Cartoon Network
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Ben 10 and Generator Rex: Heroes United coming to Cartoon Network

A few months back, ToonBarn ran a story about the potential crossover of the Ben 10 universe with the newly created Generator Rex universe. Seeing as how both are iconic heroes on Cartoon Network, and both have ties to Man of Action Studios, it made perfect sense — at least for the April Fools joke that we ran it as, Generator Rex: Ultimate Alien: . A good chunk of our readers were ...

Hop saves Easter on April 1st
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Universal’s Hop rocks from April 1st through Easter Day

On April 1st, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment brought Hop to theaters. The live-action and CG hybrid film tells the story of E.B., a teenage rabbit who leaves his home on Easter Island to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in Hollywood, rather than take over his father’s role as the Easter Bunny. Once in California, E.B. meets Fred O’Hare, who brings his new ...

New Ben 10 series on Cartoon Network after Ultimate Alien
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New Ben 10 series on Cartoon Network after Ultimate Alien

First, there was Ben 10. Then, the team aged, and changed, to become Ben 10: Alien Force. After his identity was exposed, the group evolved again, from Omnitrix to Ultimatrix, becoming Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. …but the story doesn’t end there! Cartoon Network recently announced that there will be a fourth title to the franchise, expanding on the Ben 10 Universe. There are no ...

Easter Bunny Hop back to box office lead for Universal
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Hop back to box office lead for Universal

Not a bad weekend for Russell Brand. Not only did the British comedian provide the voice for the number one film in the box office race, Hop’s Easter Bunny, he was also the star in the second place, live-action film, Arthur. From cartoon to actor in 10 seconds flat – and to the tune of $33 million for both! Since opening April 1st, Hop has generated nearly $70 million dollars for ...

Thor's brother Loki, Marvel's God of Mischief, in Tales of Asgard
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Thor’s brother Loki, Marvel’s God of Mischief, in Tales of Asgard

April Fool’s day has been running rampant all over the internet. We’ve posted a few false stories ourselves – up to you to figure out which – but this isn’t one of them! This post is actually just a celebration of the day, paying particular attention to those who would especially love it, like Thor’s brother Loki, the God of Mischief. In the upcoming ...

Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases on Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold
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Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases on Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold

That’s right, toonfans – that’s Scooby-Doo kicking the Joker in the face!! And no, this is NOT an April Fool’s Day gag! Honest! 🙂 Tonight, April 1st, at 6:30pm, Cartoon Network is bringing us the latest episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases. How strange does it get? Strange enough to feel like an April Fool gag, ...

Ben 10 and Rex merge for Generator Rex Ultimate Alien
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Ben 10 and Rex merge for Generator Rex Ultimate Alien

Cartoon Network has some big ideas! So, let’s say you have two of the most popular action franchises of all time, what do you do? On the one hand, there’s Ben 10. He’s had an incredible string of success in the original series, the sequel series Ben 10: Alien Force, and now the third Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. On the other hand, there’s a new series from the same Man of ...

SpongeBob and Nickelodeon split ways
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SpongeBob and Nickelodeon split ways

Well isn’t this a crazy week for news! First, we find out that Yu-Gi-Oh! and 4Kids are breaking up – now it seems the most beloved sponge to ever grace our planet earth is parting ways with the company that launched him. Starting later today, April 1st, SpongeBob SquarePants programming will be pulled from Nickelodeon airwaves. Details behind the split are not yet fully known, but ...

Hop into theaters today with Universal's Easter Bunny tale
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Hop into theaters today with Universal’s Easter Bunny tale

Tale? Tail? Whatever the case, there’s a bunny involved! The biggest bunny of them all, in fact — the Easter Bunny! And with Carlos, the Evil Easter Chick, doing what he can to spoil the holiday, it’s up to E.B. to finally grow up, take over his father’s role as the Easter Bunny, and save the day. Thankfully, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment have ...

Marvel readies Wolverine, Storm, and Professor X for the X-Men Anime
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Marvel readies Wolverine, Storm, and Professor X for the X-Men Anime

Claws? Check. Eye lasers? Got’em. Weather under control? You know it. Anime styling? Now we’re talking! Seems like Marvel’s upcoming X-Men Anime has it all, from all of your favorite Mutants (Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Beast, Professor X, etc.) to the dynamic action adventure they’ll be quested on! Animax is happy to tease the upcoming project, offering a nice ...

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