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JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates

If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons.

JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to School of Dragons® with the release of the iPhone version of the app. School of Dragons is a critically-acclaimed science education-focused 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The game recently won the 2014 Appy Award for the Branded Gaming App category, and boasts a user base consisting of over 5 million players.

DreamWorks Planning Two More How to Train Your Dragon Films

Hollywood has this fixiation with trilogies, as many franchises are either pure trilogies or split into two trilogies, just to keep that magic number 3 going. However, DreamWorks wants to break form a little bit, as the successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise – originally intended to be a trilogy – might be getting a fourth installment.

It’s not set in stone yet, though. DreamWorks Animation is reportedly still mulling over the possibility of making two more films in the franchise, as revealed by composer John Powell during an interview with Collider.

JumpStart’s School of Dragons® Now on Android, iPad, Facebook, and Web

TORRANCE, CALIF. – March 18, 2013 — JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game’s existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game.

The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise to life through vivid, 3D graphics and highly interactive education and mission-based gameplay. The game is one of the first educational massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to provide players with seamless, synchronizing mobile and web gameplay. Users can have their game progress update to whatever platform they decide to play on.

Cartoon Videogames That Deserved Their License

Cartoon Videogames That Deserved Their License

The problem with a lot of videogames based on cartoon shows is that they usually fail to serve as good videogame representations of the properties they were based on. At best, we get an enjoyable game that had nothing to do with the cartoon outside of the visuals. At worst, we get a really crappy game based on a show we love.

However, there are shows that really do manage to capture the essence of the shows that they were based on, such as:

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Sticky Situation

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Sticky Situation

Finally, after all the waiting, Nickelodeon will premiere the brand new Kung Fu Panda series on Monday November 7th at 5:30pm. The CG DreamWorks Animation toon, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, follows Po, Viper, Mr. Ping and others from the Kung Fu Panda franchise in regular series-based adventures, where the Dragon Warrior teams with the Furious Five to defend the Valley of Peace from various threats. t’s like having a Po all of your own!! In the episode, Sticky Situation, Po accidentally destroys the training hall. Yeah, sounds about right! To make up for his mistake, he looks for the hall’s original builder, entirely unaware that the inventor is an old enemy of Shifu’s. It’s like we’ve never left you!!

Fox builds Ice Age Theme Park for 2012

New Ice Age Theme Park in 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and SimEx-Iwerks, along with European theme park operator Merlin Entertainment is planning to launch a new theme park based on the Ice Age cg-animated movies. The Ice Age theme park will include the ‘Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The 4D Experience’ and is scheduled to launch in March 2012 at two of Merlin’s theme park resorts – namely Gardaland in Italy and Alton Towers in the UK, where the parks are slated to open for the season.

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

Berbils meet the ThunderCats on Cartoon Network

Berbils meet the ThunderCats tonight on Cartoon Network

It’s an awkward meeting at first: the ThunderCats have temporarily lost control of the ThunderTank, and while doing repairs and scouting for food, they encounter an amazing (both in cuteness and in curiousity) group of tiny robot bears known as the Berbils. After helping the Cats repair the ThunderTank, Robear Bill and the rest of the Berbils seek the help of Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and the rest – hoping the ThunderCats can save them from a creep who uses the cuddly robots for construction slave labor. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it doesn’t look like it will be an easy task, and the full team needs to assemble to get the job done. How’s it turn out? TOON in to Cartoon Network October 28th, at 8:30pm for the presentation of ThunderCats: Berbils.

Thundercats Brings Back the Robear Berbils

Thundercats Brings Back the Robear Berbils

When the modern version of Thundercats was first shown to viewers, a couple of questions seem to have bubbled to the surface; namely, Where’s Lion-O’s annoying sidekick, Snarf? And how are they gonna handle the Robot Teddy Bears? The latter was answered this week with the release of a clip from the episode “Berbils”, which will air on Cartoon Network this Friday, October 28th.

Puss in Boots in Theaters in October in Days

Puss in Boots in Theaters in October in Days

This Friday, theater goers and cat lovers alike will rejoice as DreamWorks Animation releases Puss in Boots. Not-so-technically speaking, this is the fifth cinematic adventure in the Shrek franchise, though the mighty green ogre is likely not in the film at all – or at least not in a starring role; it’s a big fantasy world, so there might be swamp or two. However, the sidekick who found his way to Team Green in Shrek 2 is now standing on his own feet in a luxurious pair of boots. Shown in CG and the now required 3D, Puss in Boots follows the early days of the swashbuckler’s life as he steers an adventure years before we met up with him in the Shrek franchise. Take a look at the teaser trailer, and get yourself ready, because Puss in Boots is in theaters starting this Friday, October 28th!

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