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‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ Looks Bloody Interesting

Inspired by the the one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight puts Batman against the real world serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Take a look at the trailer below as well as additional information about the upcoming DC and Warner Bros. Animation film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective
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Jam City celebrates Halloween in 6 of their hit mobile games

Mobile game developer, Jam City, are celebrating the Halloween spirit this year across six of their hit mobile games. All six titles will feature a Halloween themed event which include fan contests, new gaming content, costumes and spooky challenges.

Jam City’s Halloween treats will come to Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, Marvel Avengers Academy, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.

Cookie Jam: the 24th October will see the new “Marshmalloween Isle” area introduced which will contain 20 new levels and give players eerie new challenges. Fans can win in-game currency and swag by uploading photos of their spookiest homemade treat to the Cookie Jam Facebook page, with the winner picked by fan voting and Jam City judges. Other in-game events include Halloween themed Cookie Walk and Cookie Hunt events plus an all new challenge giving players the chance to win the Batship.
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Good News, Everyone! ‘Futurama’ is Coming to Syfy

  • Slash Film
Good News, Everyone! ‘Futurama’ is Coming to Syfy
Crack open a can of Slurm in celebration – Futurama is coming to Syfy. The hit animated show from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will make its way to the genre-centric channel next month. After its premiere in 1999, Futurama became a cult hit – an animated series that didn’t do as well in the ratings department as The Simpsons, yet […]

The post Good News, Everyone! ‘Futurama’ is Coming to Syfy appeared first on /Film.
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Futurama: Syfy Picks Up Entire Classic Matt Groening Animated TV Series

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When Bender said, "Anything less than immortality is a complete waste of time," it seems like Syfy took him seriously. Syfy has picked up all 140 HD episodes of Matt Groening's animated Futurama TV show. The complete Futurama series kicks off on Syfy on Saturday, November 11, 2017, then will settle into its regular time slots on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Get the details from the Syfy press release, below. A sci-fi comedy, Futurama originally ran for four seasons on Fox between March 28, 1999, and August 10, 2003. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block aired reruns from 2003 to 2007. Groening also made four direct-to-video films, which later aired on Comedy Central as a fifth season of half-hour episodes. The voice cast includes: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Dimaggio, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, Maurice Lamarche, David Herman, and Frank
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Syfy Acquires Matt Groening’s ‘Futurama’ Animated Series

Syfy is venturing into animation, acquiring the cult Matt Groening series Futurama from Twentieth Television. It marks the first fully animated series in Syfy’s lineup. Under the multi-year non-exclusive deal, Syfy will have access to all 140 HD episodes of the series, which will debut in a special weekend stunt beginning Saturday, November 11. It will continue airing regularly in primetime on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8Pm-2Am Et and on Saturday mornings from 8-11Am…
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'Futurama' Lands at Syfy in Off-Network Deal

Futurama is headed to a new home.

Syfy has acquired the off-network rights to all 140 episodes of the cult classic Matt Groening animated series as part of multiyear, nonexclusive deal with studio 20th Century Fox Television.

Futurama will make its debut on the NBCUniversal cable channel Nov. 11. The series will air Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Centered on a late 20th-century pizza delivery boy who suddenly wakes up after being frozen for 1,000 years, the half-hour featured the voices of Katey Sagal and Billy West,...
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TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey

TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is your favorite voice actor for animated characters on TV? Why?

Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD), Collider

My knee-jerk reaction was either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill for their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, because “Batman: The Animated Series” is always on my mind. But thinking a moment more, my favorite voice actor (and arguably the best in the biz) is Frank Welker.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

His name might not be a household one, but with over 800 credits and nearly 50 years in the industry, Welker’s voice definitely is.
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TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey

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TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is your favorite voice actor for animated characters on TV? Why?

Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD), Collider

My knee-jerk reaction was either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill for their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, because “Batman: The Animated Series” is always on my mind. But thinking a moment more, my favorite voice actor (and arguably the best in the biz) is Frank Welker.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

His name might not be a household one, but with over 800 credits and nearly 50 years in the industry, Welker’s voice definitely is.
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Music Icon Tom Petty Dead at 66

Music Icon Tom Petty Dead at 66
Tom Petty, the legendary rock musician who sold tens of millions of albums across a five-decade career, has died at the age of 66.

Petty was found unconscious in his Malibu home on Sunday night, and was rushed to a local hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, and ultimately was taken off life support on Monday, our sister site Variety has confirmed.

Petty’s longtime manager confirmed the news Monday night on Twitter:

Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa

Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017

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How Futurama Is Still Soldiering On Despite Being Off the Air

Although it was created by Matt Groening, Futurama has not had the same smooth run as The Simpsons. For proof, look no further than the fact that it has been cancelled not once but twice. To be exact, Futurama started up in 1999 and continued running until 2003 on Fox. Afterwards, its re-runs as well as a number of direct-to-video movies created enough interest to provide it with a second chance on Comedy Central, where it started up in 2010 and continued running until 2013. Much more recently, there was a podcast on Nerdist, which was called Futurama: Worlds of

How Futurama Is Still Soldiering On Despite Being Off the Air
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The future is radio: why fan favorite Futurama moved to audio-only

As the animated comedy briefly reincarnates as an old-fashioned radio play, showrunner David X Cohen talks about what the future of the future might be

Good news, everyone: Futurama just won’t stay dead. The beloved, much-canceled sci-fi cartoon created by Simpsons auteur Matt Groening has yet another lease on life, this time in the form of a 42-minute podcast, styled like an old-fashioned radio drama. The vintage format is in keeping with the show’s own aesthetic, a harebrained collision of every possible sci-fi trope from Asimov to Zelazny. At its most basic, Futurama is a workplace comedy about a naif from the turn of the century who goes to work for a package delivery service a thousand years in the future; but within that already absurd framework, the show manages to explore every corner of sci-fi lore.

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Netflix releases Skylanders Academy season 2 trailer

With a little over two weeks to go until the second season of Skylanders Academy arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the animated series which you can watch here…

Skylanders Unite! The Skylanders are back in action protecting the realm in a new trailer for season two! In the animated series from Activision Blizzard Studios, SkylandersTM Academy follows the heroic adventures of Spyro (Justin Long), Eruptor (Jonathan Banks), Stealth Elf (Ashley Tisdale), Jet-Vac (Jonny Rees), Pop Fizz (Bobcat Goldthwait) and their team of young warriors as they travel the vast Skylands universe protecting it from evil-doers. Created by Eric Rogers (Futurama) and based on the popular Skylanders® videogame franchise, the action-comedy centers on the band of heroes as they train under the watchful eye of Master Eon (Chris Diamantopoulos) learning how to keep peace and protect their homeland from the constant threat of villainous forces.
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Listen to the new Futurama audio episode ‘Radiorama’

Jam City, FoxNext and Matt Groening have teamed up for a brand new double-length audio episode of the beloved animated series Futurama, which reunites the original cast of the show!

“Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen–Matt Groening & David X. Cohen–and pitched the idea of doing a new Futurama episode as a podcast/radio play because it’s one of my favorite things And I Need More Of It,” said Chris Hardwick. “Today I am drooling with unfiltered joy to say that a) it’s actually happening, b) I got to voice the villain (Klaxxon), and c) I’m a freaking head in a jar in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a game I’ve been feverishly playing since it came out. Galaxies of thanks to Matt, David and TinyCo for acquiescing to the maniacal ravings of a well-meaning fanboy.”

The new episode brings a long-awaited reunion of the Planet Express crew,
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'Futurama' Returns in Podcast Form With Original Cast

Futurama is back — in podcast form.

In a new 42-minute episode from Jam City (via its game studio TinyCo), FoxNext Games and series creator Matt Groening, the podcast episode features the original voice cast returning for a new adventure from Groening, co-creator David X. Cohen and the Futurama writers.

Fry (Billy West), Bender (John Dimaggio), Leela (Katey Sagal) and the rest of the Planet Express crew reunite in a new mission that sends them on a routine expedition to planet Junkleon 7, where they encounter a nefarious life form composed of sound waves from discarded 21st-century podcasts, voiced by...
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Futurama: Cast and Creators of Cancelled TV Show Return for a New "Episode"

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Futurama fans are in for a treat. Deadline reports the cast and creators have reunited for a "new episode" of the cancelled Fox TV show.Created by Matt Groening, the animated sitcom followed the adventures of Philip J. Fry, a New York City pizza delivery boy who is frozen for 1,000 years and becomes an interplanetary delivery boy. The voice cast included Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Dimaggio, and Phil Lamarr. The show ran for seven seasons, first on Fox and then Comedy Central, before ending in 2013.Read More…
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Futurama returning for one-off podcast episode

Futurama is set to return next week, albeit in audio form, as Nerdist reunites creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen for a single, 42-minute ‘radiorama’ episode which will debut on the Nerdist Podcast on September 14th.

The new episode ties in with the newly-released mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow from TinyCo and will see Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy, and Hermes encountering the Klaxxon, ““a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts”, who is out to destroy the Earth with its soundwaves.

Futurama originally aired for four seasons between 1999 and 2003, before being revived in 2007 for four direct-to-video films which were subsequently syndicated as a fifth season on Comedy Central. A sixth and seventh season aired between 2010 and 2013.

Via EW
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‘Futurama’ Creators And Cast Return For New Podcast Episode

Futurama creator Matt Groening and the original cast of the bygone television animated series have returned in a 42-minute podcast episode available at various online sites. Created as part of the Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow mobile game, the episode was helmed by Groening, series head writer and executive producer David X. Cohen, and the original team of writers. The new episode features the voices of the original cast and is now live at nerdist.com, soundcloud.com, and…
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Adventure Time’s John Dimaggio on how he got his start in voice acting

  • The AV Club
John Dimaggio has the kind of résumé that would leave most voice actors envious. He’s best known for his voice work on Futurama as Bender, but he also lends his talents to Adventure Time, American Dad!, and Samurai Jack. But, as we all do, he had to start somewhere. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, he took part in…

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Top 5: Futurama’s John Dimaggio picks his all-time favorite voice actors

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John Dimaggio has the kind of résumé that would leave most voice actors envious. He’s best known for his work on Futurama as Bender, but he’s also made appearances on Adventure Time, American Dad! and Samurai Jack. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, he took part in the I Know That Voice panel. The 2013 documentary is being developed into a television series, with each installment focusing on a particular voice actor and exploring their creative process and career trajectory. Before the panel, we sat down with Dimaggio to find out which classic voice actors most inspired him.
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