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IDW to Extend Samurai Jack Comic Book’s Run

IDW to Extend Samurai Jack Comic Book's Run

This is actually old news, as IDW has announced that they would be releasing a new comic book based on the old Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack. However, recent developments in the project make it worth mentioning again, as IDW has announced that they would be increasing the minimum commitment to ten issues, from the originally planned five, after positive fan response and strong sales for the first issue (which was released last October 23.

NARR8 Launches Android Port of Their Comics, Novel, and Nonfiction Application App

NARR8 Launches Android Port of  Their Comics, Novel, and Nonfiction Application App

Digital entertainment publisher NARR8 has recently announced the launch of their NARR8 App on Android smartphones and tablets, via the Google Play store. The App is a port of their popular iPad app, which launched on the iOS app store last November 14th, 2012.

The NARR8 base app is completely free, and provides explosive and original multimedia series in the form of dynamic motion comics, with engaging and interactive offerings across a wide swathe of genres. The comics in the app serve as interactive works not unlike pop up books, with scenes coming to life with a tap of the touch screen, featuring special effects, lively animations, and full music soundtracks that perfectly bridge the gap between comic books and animation.

NYCC Exclusive: Voltron Panel & Interviews

Voltron NYCC Panel

Voltron: Form Blazing Fun! was absolutely the funnest panel we have ever had the pleasure to attend. It was held at New York Comic Con on October 14, 2012, and covered EXCLUSIVELY by ToonBarn. This extremely fan-centered panel, Hosted by Jeremy Corray, Creative Director at World Events Productions (the Creators of Voltron), had a little bit of everything for fans of all ages. Half-way through the panel, Jeremy went through the crowd to have them ask questions. Throughout the whole panel, he gave out Voltron Prizes, from drawing ticket numbers from the tickets that were given to every person who entered the panel. And to top it off, Jeremy shared rare footage from Season 2 of Voltron Force directly from his hard drive (none of which could be recorded in our footage – TOP SECRET!). All throughout the hour of Forming Blazing Fun, Jeremy just got crazy with the Voltron fans.

Warner Bros. brings Green Lantern to Cartoon Network November 11

Warner Bros. brings Green Lantern to Cartoon Network November 11

Green Lantern has been on quite a roll lately. The Green Lantern comic book series from DC Comics was recently rebooted, along with GL’s appearance in Justice League and several other titles. The Emerald Knight had his own animated DVD and Blu-ray hit stores over the summer. And then, let’s not forget the Warner Bros. summer blockbuster with Ryan Reynolds that opened Hal Jordan up to a movie franchise. What else could he possibly get? How about his own animated series! Better yet, make it CG animated. And bring along the geniuses behind the original Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, and Justice League Unlimited shows. Now we’re talking green with envy. The Cartoon Network series kicks off on November 11th (that’s 11-11-11 for you number fans ….number fans…?) so be sure to check it out. In the meantime, let’s have a look at a whole world of screens from the toon!

Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City

Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City

Nearly a century ago, a man named Walt Disney dreamt up his iconic Mickey Mouse, which would later flourish into cartoons, movies, mascots, and, literally, a whole World of Disney, where everything was bright and cheery and forever known as the happiest place on earth. A few decades ago, a man named Frank Miller dreamt up his iconic Sin City, which would later flourish into a comic book graphic novel, movies, sequels, and, figuratively, a whole city of sin, where everything was black and white and forever known as the grim and grittiest place on earth. So what would happen if the two concepts collided…? The result is the fan-made Disney’s Sin City

The Peanuts gang returns in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang returns in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Getting right to the point, it’s not Halloween until Snoopy says so. The same can be said for several other holidays, from Christmas to Thanksgiving. And no matter what kind of argument you use against the point, the fact remains: the holiday just doesn’t feel like the holiday unless you get to experience the Peanuts special, just like you did the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that. Once again, ABC is happy to help us out on the quest, as the classic Peanuts Halloween special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will air on Thursday, October 27th, at 8pm.

Marvel’s Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and 4 hits DVD

Marvel's Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and 4 hits DVD

Marvel and Disney have been collecting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the big screen for a few years now – from the Hulk’s first CG film to the most recent Captain America – all in anticipation for next summer’s juggernaut (maybe starring Marvel’s Juggernaut??) The Avengers. However, here in cartoon world, we know that the Avengers have already been starring as the awesome superteam across the Disney empire. And, today, this collection of toons comes home on not one, but two DVD box sets: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 4. Check out the full press release, and a whole mountain of preview teaser video clips!

Marvel’s The Avengers assemble in Disney’s latest teaser trailer

Marvel's The Avengers assemble in Disney's latest teaser trailer

From comic book to movie theater, so many of Marvels heroes have had a chance to shine on the big screen. But what if an unexpected enemy appeared, threatening global safety in a way that no one of them could stop? That’s when Nick Fury of SHIELD must bring together a whole collection of super heroes – assemble them, if you will. Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow team with Nick Fury to form Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers! Set to hit the big screen on May 4th, 2012, the film has already been teased over and over in bonus segments following the original hero films, like Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now, Walt Disney Pictures is ready to hype the future blockbuster even further, with the first official teaser trailer. Check it out right here, and let us know what you think!

Beware The Batman CG Cartoon heads to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation 2013

Beware The Batman CG Cartoon heads to Cartoon Network's DC Nation 2013

We just found out what Batman was doing back in Year One, now Cartoon Network has offered a glimpse at what the Dark Knight will be doing in year 2013! We’ve gone from The Animated Series to Justice League Unlimited to The Batman to the Brave and the Bold, with many stops in between on TV and DVD, so it’s fair to say Batman has had a lot of variety. From what we can see from just this one teaser image, the Caped Crusader is getting yet another remake by the time he appears on Cartoon Network’s 2013 lineup.

Cartoon Network teases preview of Green Lantern the Animated Series

Cartoon Network teases preview of Green Lantern the Animated Series

We’re getting ever so much closer to the premiere of DC Comics’ new Green Lantern: The Animated Series. To further hype us along, Cartoon Network recently release a six minute teaser trailer preview of the CG toon that they’ll have on the air within the next few weeks. That’s over 360 seconds of heart-pounding, ring-flashing action, as we get a look of Hal Jordan the pilot, and Hal Jordan the ring-slinging GL. When the Guardians uncover Atrocitus and the plans of his vicious Red Lanterns, its up to Hal and Kilowog to step in and set things right. Want to see how they do? Read on to check out the teaser trailer sneak peek, then let us know what you think!

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