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Cast for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 Announced

Cast for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Announced

The all-star cast list for Stan Lee’s upcoming comic book-based animated trilogy Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM 7) has just been revealed at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. The announcement was made jointly by A Squared Entertainment, Archie Comics, and Stan Lee’s own POW! Entertainment.

SLAM 7’s all-star cast consists of Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, J. Edgar, Social Network) as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater (Breaking In, True Romance) as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies; Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Big Lebowski) as Roller Man, who rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Darren Criss (Glee) as Micro, who shrinks in size; and Sean Austin (The Lord of the Rings) as Kid Kinergy who’s superpower is telekinesis. Additional voices include Jim Belushi as Mr. Cross, the leader of a covert operations military division assigned to investigate UFO sightings; and Michael Ironside as Xanar, the leader of the warring aliens from the planet Taegon who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources.

Cartoon Network to Debut Stan Lee’s New Indian Superhero


Cartoon Network, Graphic India, and POW! Entertainment have recently signed a partnership in order to bring Stan Lee’s new Indian superhero to life. The movie, which clocks in a 66 minutes, is titled ‘Chakra: the Invincible,’ and is slated for a November 30 premiere on Cartoon Network, in over 34 million households in India.

Chakra: The Invincible focuses on a young Indian boy named Raju Ra, who lives in Mumbai with his mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh. The two managed to develop a highly advanced suit that can activate the mystical chakras of the body, which gives Raju superpowers when worn. Of course, being a good natured boy, Raju decides to use the suit and the abilities it gives him to save the world from super villains.

Rovio Entertainment Adds 3rd Party IPs to ToonsTV


Rovio Entertainment has just announced that their mobile video entertainment platform, ToonsTV, has just surpassed 1 billion views in its first 7 months. The numbers are expected to climb even further when they start airing new Angry Birds cartoons in 2014 along with a number of high quality third party content.

Rovio’s new shows, which are all under development, include a 2nd season of Angry Birds Toons, a series dedicated to the pink bird, Stella, and a series dedicated to the Bad Piggies. The first slew of third party content will include Stan Lee’s Chakra the Invincible from POW! Entertainment and Graphic India; shorts, specials and series from Hasbro Studios’ classic brands; National Geographic Kids’ Amazing Animals; Fraggle Rock from The Jim Henson Company; and Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, Space Goofs and more from Xilam Animation.

Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 Gets Home Entertainment Deals


PGS Entertainment has recently announced that they have acquired home entertainment rights in the UK, France, Australia, and Canada for the upcoming animated feature trilogy from legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, titled “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7”, which is a joint venture between Lee’s own POW Entertainment, A Squared Entertainment, and Archie Comics.

Exclusive Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Video Compilation

Stormtroopers have blasted onto the Tantive IV at Wizard World Philly Comic Con

ToonBarn’s coverage of Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con is now complete, or your journey to the Dark Side, whichever you prefer. If you were one of the lucky ones to be able to attend “Philly Comic Con”, as most of us like to call it, then you weren’t disappointed. Albeit, there wasn’t a panel of the 5 Star Trek Captains, like there was at last year’s convention, but it still had plenty of star power and great panels from some of your favorite franchises. William Shatner and Stan Lee returned to greet their hordes of fans. WWE Wrestler John Cena had a huge following, as did Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, from Walking Dead fame. Fans of The Fonz from Happy Days got to catch up with Henry Winkler to see what he’s up to now. The Charmed and Firefly reunions were equally impressive, as tons of people showed up for the panels to walk down memory lane for 2 great sci-fi and fantasy TV shows.

Stan Lee Makes His Grand Return to The Simpsons


According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel legend Stan Lee will be returning to Fox’s The Simpsons in his 2nd guest star role in the long-running animated sitcom. Lee first made a cameo in the season 13 episode, where he patronized the Comic Book Guy’s shop.

“Stan was a joy to work with once again,” EP Al Jean told EW, “and we look forward to having him back on the show in another 12 years,” he said of the 90-year-old dynamo.

English Version of Cyborg 009 Coming in 2013

English Version of Cyborg 009 Coming in 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a new English-language graphic novel and feature property based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s hit Japanese superhero team manga Cyborg 009 under development. The adaptations will come courtesy of Archaia Publishing and Ishinomori Production Inc in collaboration with writer/producer F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp. The illustrations will be handled by Canadian artist Marcus To.

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #8: Spider-Man

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #8: Spider-Man

Spider-Man was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko (first seen in Amazing Fantasy #15, August 1962). Season 1 contained mostly stories involving classic Spider-Man villains from the comic book series, who, when caught in Spider-Man’s web, were left for the Police to find, along with a note signed, “Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.” Stan Lee, who created the character, served as story consultant for the first season of the show.

Production Halted on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TV Series The Governator

Production Halted on Arnold Schwarzenegger's TV Series The Governator

A few weeks back, we told you about The Governator, an upcoming project between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stan Lee. Unfortunately, a few things have changed between then and now, including some recent revelations from Arnold’s personal life. Because of that, his recent TV project The Governator has been placed on hold. The collaboration with comic book legend Stan Lee was set to become Schwarzenegger’s first foray back into TV since his term as governor. Production has officially been halted by A Squared Entertainment, POW, Stan Lee Comics, and Archie Comics. The show had gathered mass attention and was surely set to be a hit with fans. Here’s the trailer which may be the last and only thing we see from this Series

Thor’s Might displayed in Disney XD’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Superheroes

Thor's Might displayed in Disney XD's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Superheroes

On May 6th, the Norse god of Thunder heads to the silver screen in Marvel’s upcoming live action film, Thor. But that wont be the first time Thor is chucking the mighty Mjolnir at the faces of bad guys. Thanks to the folks at Disney and Disney XD, we’ll be getting this legendary Avenger home in an animated form much sooner. On April 26th, Marvel brings us The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Superheroes Volume 1 & 2 on DVD. The Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creation is voiced by Rick D. Wasserman in the animated form. Thor chooses to come to Earth and use his powers to help mortals, despite the protests of Odin. How’s that working for him? Check out the clip and see for yourself.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stan Lee present The Governator

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stan Lee present The Governator

Comic Book legend Stan Lee is teaming with Governing legend Arnold Schwarzenegger on a brand new project that fits into both of the icons’ most major strengths: super hero action! This collaboration puts the folks behind Spider-Man, the Terminator, the Hulk, Predator, Iron Man, Commando, and so many others all in the same room, and all dedicated towards a new animated series; The Governator. With a comic book, 3D film, and webisodes in the concept’s future, the Governator will begin making it’s premieres in 2012. In the meantime, we have the first trailer ready for your review, right here!

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