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Cartoon Network to Debut Stan Lee’s New Indian Superhero

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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.

DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media is getting ready to begin production on their new 26 x 30 2D animated comedy series titled Dr. Dimensionpants! for Canada’s Teletoon. The show is being targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11 and was created by Brad Peyton, whose past credits include directorial work on Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and What It’s Like Being Alone.

Batman: Year One available now from Warner Premiere

Batman: Year One coming this October

Warner Home Video’s PG-13 animated adaptation of Batman: Year One hits the shelves this October 18th on both DVD and Blu Ray format. Both versions come with a 15 minute Catwoman short film. Batman: Year One originally appeared in issues 404 to 407 of DC Comic’s Batman, back in 1987. Written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, the story arc recounts the first few experiences of Bruce Wayne as he returns to Gotham after 12 years of training (in the sense that the playboy millionaire has proven that if you have enough money in your pockets, both martial arts and science are super easy to learn). Batman: Year One is considered as one of the finest examples of spandex-clad superhero stories done right, as it perfectly captured “the grit, realism, and humanity of Jim Gordon and Batman.”

Green Lantern Special on Cartoon Network November 11th

Green Lantern Special on Cartoon Network at Nov 11

A Green Lantern: The Animated Series hour-long special will premiere on the Cartoon Network this Friday, November 11 at 7 pm (please check local listings for air dates in your area). The special will serve as a precursor to the Green Lantern CG animated series that will officially launch as part of the Cartoon network’s DC Nation programming block next year.

Ultimate Spider-Man spins a web for Marvel

Ultimate Spider-Man spins a web for Marvel

What happens you bring Marvel Comics together with the Man of Action team? That is, the folks behind the Wolverine, Iron Man, Ben 10, Generator Rex, and Ultimate Alien? Spidey Sense tingling!! That’s right, the result is the upcoming Ultimate Spider-man cartoon, bringing the Disney superhero to Disney XD later next year. Just as Marvel readies the relaunch of Peter Parker on the big screen in the summer of 2012, super villains like the Green Goblin and Venom will be trying to take over the animated world, as well. As we learned from a Spider-Man sneak peek showing during C2E2 2011, the new toon takes place in the early days of Spiderman’s run, where the Web Slinger is still getting used to his powers, turning to supporting characters like Nick Fury to become The Ultimate Spider-Man.

Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles Review

Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles Review

For the past ten or fifteen years, it is undeniable how popular CG animated toons have been; the Toy Story franchise, Shrek, How to train your Dragon, Cars, Madagascar, etc, etc. In that same span of time, it is similarly clear that this is also the age of the super hero; The Batman and Dark Knight films, Spider-Man, X-Men and Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. So, in 2004, Disney teamed with Pixar to release what would seemingly be the perfect storm collaboration: The Incredibles, a CG animated film about super heroes. Seven years later, the package is ready for home viewing on the highest of definitions, Blu-ray, asking us the question “how was it?” In a ridiculously cliched description; Incredible.

Green Lantern Lights Up in Warner Home Video’s Emerald Knights

Green Lantern Lights Up in Warner Home Video's Emerald Knights

Not easy being green? Well, what if there was a whole CORPS of you out there? And each one of you had this magical ring that basically turned every idea and thought of yours into reality. Sounds a bit easier, huh? That’s the story behind Warner Home Video’s upcoming superhero Blu-ray and DVD, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. When the title hits stores on June 7th, DC Comics will feature their star ring-slinger, Hal Jordan, amongst a whole crew of other Green Lanterns across the galaxy in six different adventures. Nathan Fillion will voice Hal Jordan, DC’s main GL, joining a voice cast that also includes Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs, and Roddy Piper. Take a look at the box art and some of the announced bonus features

DC releases New Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer

DC releases New Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer

This is certainly going to be a green year. Sure, we hope that’s true for the environmental concerns, but our focus here at ToonBarn Studios is in the animation world, and Green seems to have that covered in 2011, courtesy of DC Comics’ superhero Green Lantern. Not only will Ryan Reynolds step into the ring across the big screen on June 17th, but less than two weeks earlier, Warner Premiere will debut the latest animated Blu-ray and DVD, Green Lantern Emerald Knights, available June 7th. Just like Gotham Knight did for Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight, this disc plans to tell the pre-story for those who want to soak it in – and my oh my, does it look awesome. Check out the latest trailer!

Little Tugboat launches The Adventures of Napkin Man

Little Tugboat launches The Adventures of Napkin Man

Actually, The Adventures of Napkin Man also launches Little Tugboat! Brenda Nietupski and Josh Selig have vast experience in the world of animation, hailing from Treehouse, Corus, and Little Airplane Productions. Now the pair are working together on Little Tugboat, producing various new series for the CBC in Canada. Their first project, along with Tone Thyne, is the The Adventures of Napkin Man series, a co-venture between Breakthrough Entertainment and Little Airplane that hybrid mixes live action with animation. The plot revolves around Mister Anthony, a teacher who creates the superhero Napkin Man to help teach valuable lessons.

Sony muscles DC Universe Online voice talent

Sony muscles DC Universe Online voice talent

Batman, Superman, Joker, Lex Luthor… the pinnacle, featured characters in the DC Comics history have all seen a variety of voice over talents flesh out their animated personas. Now, Sony Online Entertainment is taking a spin on the ensemble, welcoming talents from all over to voice the characters in the DC Universe Online (DCUO) multiplayer online world. The enriching video game experience, available on PS3 and PC, features Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Wil Wheaton as Robin, Corey Burton as Brainiac, and Dwight Schultz as The Flash, amongst others. Have you made your superhero yet?

ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network just had themselves a litter – the ThunderCats are back! The toon made famous with vintage 80’s mutant superhero style is back, re-imagined for a whole new era, set to debut “soon” on the CN. Along with Warner Bros., Studio4°C has breathed new life into classic icons like Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, and the rest of the hero and villain teams you remember, as well as new ones you always wanted. Getting the hype-train rolling, The producers have begun rolling out teaser artwork. Check it out along with the latest press release. …and… “hoooooo!!”

Nolan names Batman 3 The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan names Batman 3 The Dark Knight Rises

First, Batman Began. Then, he was vilified as the Dark Knight. What’s next? The Dark Knight Rises, of course! Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. have finally come forward to offer the title of the next film in the Batman film franchise. Formally known only as “Batman 3”, the super hero film due out on July 20th 2012 will now be known as The Dark Knight Rises. According to sources over at MightyGeek, we also know who the villain wont be – the Riddler! Sure, that’s not as cool as solid details on who Bruce Wayne will be fighting while in his super cape, but we’re willing to wait patiently. And maybe not so patiently. The made-for-IMAX film is still early into development, but everyone is already excited to see how the Caped Crusader will kick butt again!

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