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Stop Motion Recreation of X-Men Cartoon Intro

Stop Motion Recreation of X-Men Cartoon Intro

If you were comic book fan in the early 90s, the X-Men cartoon was a really big deal. First, it was the X-Men, which reinvigorated the comic book industry at that time. Second, the cartoon was not dumbed down for kids at all. Some of the more violent aspects were removed, but the cartoon stayed as dark as the source material and tackled mature subject matter. Best of all, it had one of the most kickass intros to ever grace an American cartoon.

Disney adds online streaming for Phineas and Ferb and Kick Buttowski

Disney adds online streaming for Phineas and Ferb and Kick Buttowski

Mashable reports that Disney has added fresh content to their streaming media deals with Netflix and Amazon, including some of our favorite cartoon! Episodes of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil will begin streaming on Netflix through the new deal. More episodes of Phineas and Ferb will also be made available through the service. Also, Phineas and Ferb will make their Amazon debut soon, along with many Marvel titles, including Spider-Man, X-Men Evolution, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers and Iron Man: Extremis. With all the new toonage on Amazon, it’s only a matter of time until Kick’s arrival. Let’s hope it’s soon!

Go MAD with Dances With Wolverine / Tater Tots and Tiaras

Go MAD with Dances With Wolverine / Tater Tots and Tiaras

At 8:30pm on Monday, November 7th, it’s time to go MAD! Cartoon Network is rolling out an all new episode of the wacky animated comedy, this time titled Dances With Wolverine / Tater Tots and Tiaras. First up, we have Wolverine getting caught up in a Footloose parody, and showing how ferocious he can be on the dance floor. Hopefully, the adamantium claws wont get in the way, but we’re not making any promises. The episode also invades the world of beauty pageants for kids, and how the folks behind the Alfred E. Neuman show have decided to kick up the potato factor. What, me worry? Throw in some Spy vs. Spy and a number of other parodies and sketches, and you’ve got yourself some quality MAD.

Viper’s Creed and X-Men burst onto G4

Viper's Creed and X-Men burst onto G4

In a return to form of the Anime Unleashed blocks on G4, the network has added two new Japanese animated series to its lineup. Next up, in their continuing commitment to air the Marvel Anime, G4 premiered X-Men on Friday, but to compliment that series, they’ve also picked up 13 episode Viper’s Creed. Check back after the jump for plot analysis, and the very first episode of Viper’s Creed.

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

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 fooled by the fake story, but a good number of others couldn’t wait for such a thing to actually happen. …and now, it appears it will. At Comic Con 2011, Cartoon Network announced a crossover special event that sounds exactly like the one we faked, but this time it’s for real! Ben 10 and Generator Rex will team up in a special one-shot called Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United. Confusing Ben in Humungousaur form as an E.V.O., Generator Rex decides to take the fight to Ben – only to discover they’re on the same side. Further details on the special are scarce right now, but we’ll get you the latest right here soon – stay TOONed!!

E3 2011: X-Men Destiny for Marvel

E3 2011: X-Men Destiny for Marvel

School is still in session for Marvel’s X-Men: First Class, but that hasn’t stopped the House of Mouse from expanding the Mutant’s universe further with a new video game title, X-Men: Destiny. Disney will bring the game to the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS this September, allowing fans to pop claws, shoot eye lasers, control weather, or otherwise “get their Mutant on.” Gamers can choose from three characters, then select the skills your character learns. These three have their own fighting style (like any mutant does) and your selected character will have special skills that you’ve picked out for them.

Pixar’s Cars 2 has Disney’s Brightest Day

Pixar's Cars 2 has Disney's Brightest Day

This past weekend saw Cars 2 drive to the top spot at the box office. The CG Disney film was the fifth highest-ever opening weekend for a Pixar movie, behind Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Up – meaning only Toy Story 3 had a more successful opening weekend for a sequel. Pulling in $68 million, Cars 2 even topped the original Cars’ box office, $60 million, a few years ago. Falling, steeply, from first to third was DC Comics comic book super hero film, Green Lantern, as the Emerald Knight couldn’t find steady footing. The X-Men held on, as did Kung Fu Panda, as the animated universe does what it can to impress the world as we know it. Check out the full box office breakdown, and let us know where your tickets went!

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

One weekend in, and the Emerald Knight has already soared to the top of the box office. At just under $53 million dollars, the Green Lantern topped the weekend list, dethroning last week’s champ, Super 8, new comer Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and fellow super hero flick, X-Men: First Class. GL is the third DC Comics hero to hit the big screen in the past few years, following in the footsteps of Batman and Superman, and hoping to carve out a nice franchise of his own. To help in that conquest, DC Entertainment brought the comic book hero to animated life in Emerald Knights a few weeks back, and Cartoon Network will see a Green Lantern Animated Series launch next year. In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night! Take a look at the full box office from this past weekend

Disney, Marvel’s X-Men: First Class tops box office

Disney, Marvel's X-Men: First Class tops box office

In it’s first weekend to theaters, X-Men: First Class took the top spot from contenders like The Hangover Part II and Nickelodeons Kung Fu Panda sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2. Disney’s movie about Marvel’s Mutants took home $56 million in the three day span, an impressive start, though about $30 million shy of the last film in the franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which clawed $85 million. As the world of super heroes across the Marvel universe slowly creep their way into film, largely anticipating a mass crossover with next years Avengers, it’s good to see that the original super team of mutants can hold their own. Check out the full list of box office hits

Wolverine and Iron Man Anime hits G4 in July

Wolverine and Iron Man Anime hits G4 in July

Time to pop the claws, and … pulsar the beams? That doesn’t sound quite right. But we’re assured by Marvel they have a much better handle on their comic book super heroes. Two in particularly, Wolverine and Iron Man, will be heading to G4 this summer, each in their own anime series. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, has been working hard at voice casting the new toons, which recently got a teaser showing at WonderCon. Adrian Pasdar will star as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, as he battles the evil Zodiac Organization. Meanwhile, Milo Ventimiglia will don the adamantium as Wolverine in the series that sees Logan claw his way through Japan’s criminal underworld. A Blade and X-Men anime series will also hit the network later this year, helping spread Disney’s icons.

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.

Pixar and Disney launch The Incredibles on Blu-ray and DVD

Pixar and Disney launch The Incredibles on Blu-ray and DVD

Today, April 12th, is a good day. For all of you Disney fans out there, for all of you Pixar fans out there, for the Super Hero fans out there… The Incredibles are coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. There have been a number of comic book style films over the years, and The Incredibles are difficult to overlook for being amongst the Dark Knights and X-Mens of our day. The same can be said when ranking the top animated films; maybe the Lion King is champ, maybe Tangled or Shrek have set new bars, but The Incredibles is easily fighting for the spot. And after years of waiting patiently for the blockbuster, where all the movie has done is grown in popularity through video rentals, we’re finally, FINALLY, getting the flick today in a Blu-ray HD edition. And things will be …Incredible.

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