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David Faustino as Dagur the Deranged – Exclusive Interview

Well, they bring in, you know, various directors, so I think I’ve worked with two or three over there, however, Art Brown, I don’t know if he takes directing credit, but he works with some of the actors a lot. He’ll work with me when I’m there and give me different ideas on how I may want to play a scene, and usually people are wrong and yeah, he’s almost always right. So, it makes it fun to go in and work with him because he’s great in other ways of seeing the scene that you might not have seen that way.

DreamWorks Schedules Dragons: Race to the Edge Netflix Series for Summer

During Wondercon, DreamWorks Animation Television has announced that a new How to Train Your Dragon series will be coming to Netflix this summer. Titled ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge,’ the new series will consist of 13 episodes and will take place one year before the events of How to Train Your Dragon 2. The series will feature the return of original voice cast members Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, T.J. Miller and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The series will be streaming in June.

Dragon’s Lair: The Complete Series from Warner Archive, Hanna-Barbera

Dragon's Lair: The Complete Series from Warner Archive, Hanna-Barbera

When Dragon’s Lair first appeared in arcades all those years ago, gamers were blown away. Even by today’s standards, the attention to detail in the nearly 30 year old game was astonishing, featuring some of the very best animation from the legendary Don Bluth. Shortly after the video game rose to popularity, Joey Ruby and Ken Spears put together a Dragon’s Lair cartoon series staring Dirk the Daring, Singe the Dragon, Bertram the horse, Timothy the squire, and the seemingly never-ending quest for Dirk’s beloved Princess Daphne across King Ethelred’s kingdom. Now, Warner Bros. and Warner Archive’s Hanna-Barbera Collection have gathered all 13 episodes of the original series in a two-disc DVD compilation called Dragon’s Lair: The Complete Series, available September 20th. Check out a teaser trailer clip!

Voltron Force: Predator Robeast Review

Predator Robeast Predators

The Voltron Force have faced their biggest challenge to date. In Voltron Force: Episode 11: Predator Robeast, a team of 5 Robeasts, all based on animal predators, give Voltron Force their toughest battle yet. These 5 robeasts include a Shark, a Snake, a Wolf, a Dragon, and a Minotaur. Each of these have been sent by Maahox to position themselves outside each of 5 dens of the Voltron Force Lions. You’ll recall that in “Voltron Force: Episode 8: Flash Form Go!”, Maahox had sent a probe to find out where the Lions’ Dens were hid. Based on that information, his predator robeasts were able to find each of these 5 locations rather easily.

The Herculoids: The Complete Original Animated Series June 14th

The Herculoids: The Complete Original Animated Series June 14th

You mix together a little bit of classic Hanna-Barbera with some family-based scifi adventures, and what do you get? The Herculoids! The ground breaking animated series featured Zandor, Tara, and Dorno, a humanoid family that leads a group of unique creatures: Zok, Igoo, Tundro, Gloop and Gleep. That’s a flying dragon, a rock-like simian, a rhinoceros hybrid, and two protoplasmic blobs, of course. Together, they form a super team to defend against invasions from Pod Creators, Reptons, Mutoids, and other problems. And now, Warner Bros. is bringing the entire 18-episode collection to DVD in The Herculoids: The Complete Original Animated Series, available in stores June 14th, exclusively from WarnerArchive.

DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

Last year’s CG animated movie, How To Train Your Dragon, was one of the best films we’d seen in awhile. The folks at DreamWorks Animation clearly agreed, as they’ve already begun the process to franchise the title, churning out an upcoming sequel in the next few years, as well as an animated series based on the films, set to hit Nickelodeon before you know it. But what we didn’t know is that DreamWorks Animations CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, also has plans to turn the flick into a live show! After both Shrek and then Spider-Man took their turn at the stage, do you have room in your hearts to see Dragons and Vikings marching down Broadway?

Worldwide Biggies introduces Bigby and the League Against Pirates and Dragons

Worldwide Biggies introduces Bigby and the League Against Pirates and Dragons

If you’re ever lucky enough to come up with a great concept, what do you do with it? Create a web series? A video game? An iPhone app? Traditional cartoon? It’s certainly a tough call, as each of the paths offers a few positives. For Albie Hecht and Worldwide Biggies, their goal is to hit them all. They plan to introduce Bigby, their character creation, to the mainstream first in a new iPhone game as well as a Flash game. The title, Bigby: L.A.P.D. (League Against Pirates and Dragons) features 9-year-old Bigby going up against the pirates and dragons, wreaking havoc on the world. His uniform? A bear costume with a rocket. Simple and effective. The goal is to parlay this game into Flash-animated web series, then a TV show, then, who knows? A movie, audio album, or maybe a bear suit to wear at home.

DreamWorks Animation’s Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

DreamWorks Animation's Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

So, imagine you live in a fantastical Viking world, where there are Firebreathing dragons, scaly dragons, big dragons, small dragons, the whole bit. And you go you’re entire life battling these dragons until, one day, you realize you’re both on the same side, with a common enemy of this massive dinosaurian dragon. Well, what if then your one-legged weaponsmith Gobber tells you about a new type of dragon, The Boneknapper? We’d believe him, but for whatever reason, the rest of the village folk in DreamWorks Animation’s mini sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, don’t! The 15 minute CG followup featuring Hiccup and company is included in the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the longer film, but replays occasionally on Cartoon Network. And with bits of traditional animation mixed with features like a Hammerhead Yak riding a Hammerhead whale, how could you not want to catch it?

DreamWorks promises more Kung-Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon

DreamWorks promises more Kung-Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon

Ain’t nothin better than a good CG animated film. Or, say, like 12 of them. This, according to the higher-ups at DreamWorks Animation, is the goal for the next few years, as the company plans to unveil not just sequels to their favorite icons, but deep franchises! We’re not just talking about Kung-Fu Panda 2, we’re talking about already having ideas for Kung-Fu Panda 3 and Kung-Fu Panda 4. Maybe even 5 and 6! The same is true for How to Train Your Dragon and Penguins of Madagascar, each getting the extended Shrek-like franchise treatment, according to DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg. So, what do you think? Good thing? Bad thing? Are franchises best when they go out “leaving you wanting more”, or would you rather they keep milking them so you can keep enjoying them?

Character Options a HIT with Mike the Knight toys

Character Options a HIT with Mike the Knight toys

Toons are awesome. I mean… well, clearly, we’re a bit obsessed here. But there’s one close-second out there that helps really solidify a cartoon’s place in the hierarchy of what we love: toys based on that cartoon. That’s why we were more than thrilled to hear that HIT Entertainment has teamed with Character Options to start cranking out some toys based on the new CG series Mike the Knight. Set to debut on TVs this fall, the Nelvana Studios series fills the void of midieval cartoons, complete with knights, princesses, castles and dragons, and the figures and other products will follow suit (of armor)!

Hiccup the Viking goes MAD on Cartoon Network

Hiccup the Viking goes MAD on Cartoon Network

Tonight, be prepared to see “How to Train Your Dragon” like you’ve never seen it before, as Cartoon Network reworks the DreamWorks Animation film in a MAD, twisted way! How will the episode differ from the movie? Well, for starters, Hiccup will bring his Dragons to the small stage, doing his best to train them to dance! That’s just part of the fun in tonight’s MAD toon, which hits Cartoon Network at 8:30pm. In addition to So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon to Dance, be on the look out for Lady Gaga’s Yo Gagga Gagga, Spy vs. Spy, Alfred E. Neuman and more!

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