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Cartoons, Cosby, and COVID-19

Does art negate the sins of the artist? Should contemporary families disregard Cosby’s sordid past in favor of retro cartoon co-viewing experiences? Does quantity usurp quality? In this case, does quantity of Cosby accusers pre-empt Cosby cartoon quality? After all, he has made darn good ‘toons.

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Trailer: Kim Possible Gets a Live Action Movie

It’s a long time coming, but Disney Channel is dusting off their treasure trove of 90s/early noughts properties, and out come a new live-action Disney Original Channel Movie based on Kim Possible. Slated to premiere on February 15 at 8PM EST/PST, the new comedy action adventure will star newcomer Sadie Stanley as the iconic teen […]

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My Hero Academia to Get a Stage Play Adaptation Next Year?

It was previously reported that Legendary Pictures is planning a live action film adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s superhero shonen manga, My Hero Academia. If that’s not enough to sate your live action MHA desires, then the latest tweet from their official Twitter should stoke the fires further: according to the Tweet, a stage play adaptation […]

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Kim Possible Disney Channel movie finds cast

Disney Channel is in the process of creating a live action television film based on Kim Possible. Written by the animated series’ creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the movie will launch sometime on the channel in 2019. Adam B. Stein (Mech-X4) and Zach Lipovsky are co-directing and producing. With filming set to get underway […]

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Live Action Daphne and Velma Movie in the Works

According to a recent announcement, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content is currently hard at work on a new spin off based on the Scooby-Doo franchise, titled Daphne and Velma. What makes this spin-off project noteworthy is that it’s a live-action series starring Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) and Sarah Gilman (Last […]

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Amazon Teases The Tick

In Case You Missed It, the beloved animated comedy series The Tick is being revived by Amazon Studios in live action form. Granted that we would prefer a return of the animated series, and I wouldn’t exactly call it massively underrated, but most would agree that it deserved much more exposure than it did, which […]

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New Visual Teases Live Action Bleach’s Ichigo

Despite the premature end of the Bleach manga series, fans hopes are kept alive by the announcement of a live action adaptation of Tite Kubo’s popular shonen series last year. We’re still a long way away from actually seeing the finished product, but a newly released visual offers a glimpse (albeit a shadowy one) of […]

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2nd Trailer for FullMetal Alchemist Live Action Film Unveiled

After the slightly limited teaser released last year, the official website for the live action film adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/anime has just released a meatier 50-second trailer that shows longer scenes involving the protagonists, the Elric Brothers, in their childhood and present/grownup versions. While the subpar CG effects on live action adaptations of […]

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Netflix Teases Live Action Death Note Adaptation Through New Trailer

After almost a decade of false starts, Vertigo Entertainment’s acquisition of the remake rights to Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note anime/manga property is finally bearing fruits via live action adaptation from streaming (and now original programming) giant Netflix. It won’t be available until this summer, but Netflix has seen it fit to remind […]

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The Latest Trailer of BFG Released

Steven Spielberg’s The BFG trailer has been released. Premiering on July 1 in theaters, the new feature adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic is produced by Amblin Entertainment and Disney Studios in association with Walden Media. The latest trailer shows the Big Friendly Giant and some of the magical scenery of Giant Country. The film […]

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Twirlywoos All Set for Season 2

Ragdoll Productions and DHX Media announced that CBeebies (UK broadcaster) has commissioned the second season of Twirlywoos, a stop-motion/live-action hybrid preschool series. According to DHX president and COO Steven DeNure, preschoolers and parents’ response to the series has been extraordinary. He also stated that Anne Wood, together with her Ragdoll team have made another charming […]

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FUNimation to Stream Live Action Prison School in November

After the successful Japanese premiere of the live action Prison School drama last week, FUNimation has recently announced that the first and second episodes of the drama will be streaming on their service at 12:11pm ET/11:11am CT on November 3, with new episodes launching every Tuesdays at 10:11am CT afterwards. The live action adaptation of […]