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Go Team Venture! The Venture Bros. season 7 coming next year!

  • JoBlo
The Venture Bros. is an amazing show. One of the things that makes it a great show is that the show is pretty much made solely by two dudes, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Christopher McCulloch and Eric A. Hammer, respectively). This is great, because it keeps things consistent and keeps a distinct personality running throughout the show. The issue is that episodes take Forever to produce. For instance, the last episode... Read More...
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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Inside Cartoon Network’s Bold New Animated Series ‘Ok K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’

Cartoon Network will debut the new animated series “Ok K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Et/Pt, and it’s a show unlike any other for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the console game designed alongside the series that will launch sometime this fall.

The story revolves around K.O., a young wannabe hero who lives in a world populated by superheroes who fight robots from a nefarious factory called Boxmore.

The half-hour series, which will air at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday following its hourlong premiere, is different from just about any animated show in many ways, particularly with regard to the game. Games usually come after a series has been well established, bringing with it a guaranteed fan base, but Cartoon Network wanted to change that dynamic.

“We actually started working with Capybara Games before we had even made any episodes of the
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Niko And The Sword Of Light Comic Book Launches July 21

July 21 just got even bigger for fans of Niko and the Sword of Light

Not only does Amazon's all-new Niko and the Sword animated series launch on Prime Video on the 21st, but Amazon has now announced that fans can rev up to watch the series by enjoying an original Niko and the Sword of Light comic book -- for free. Launching the same day as the series, the comic book will be available as a free digital download exclusively on Comixology. 

The comic book is written by acclaimed kids television writer Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm HawksTeen Titans), Ernie Altbacker (Legend QuestNexo KnightsGreen Lantern: The Animated Series), and Matt Wayne (Ben 10 Omniverse, Justice League Action). Hoegee is the showrunner, executive producer and writer for the animated series while Altbacker and Wayne are writers on the series. The art is from Barry
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EA releases featurette focusing on the story of Star Wars: Battlefront II

  • JoBlo
I've always found it interesting when stories peek behind the curtain of the bad guys in popular movies, comics, or television shows. Usually it's satirical (like The Venture Brothers), but sometimes - like in a lot of Batman stories - we get a deep sense of the antagonists and what makes them tick (and sometimes the fact we being to sympathize with them makes them even scarier). Anyway, I find it cool that... Read More...
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Comics Corner: Penny Dreadful, The Walking Dead #168, Predator: Hunters #2, Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1, Outcast #28

Today's Comics Corner kicks off with four covers and three preview pages for Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #3. We also take a look at Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4, The Walking Dead #168, three preview pages from Predator: Hunters #2, impressions of Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1, Outcast #28, Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #5, six preview pages for Slayer: Repentless #3 , and Paper Girls #15.

Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #3: "Written By Penny Dreadful Series Co-executive Producer Chris King With Interior Art From Jesus Hervais (Sons Of Anarchy)!

Continues The Story Directly After The Shocking Events Of Penny Dreadful’S Season Three Finale!

Writer: Chris King

Artist: Jesus Hervas

Colorist: Jason Wordie

Type: Comic

Format: Softcover

Series: Penny Dreadful

Genres: Fantasy, Horror

Age: 17+

On Sale: 7 Jun 2017."

For more information on this comic sequel to the wonderful world of Penny Dreadful, visit:

https://titan-comics.com/c/968-penny-dreadful-the-awaking/

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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4: "The Twelfth Doctor,
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Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot

Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot
The Magic School Bus is about to take a whole new batch of kids on a fantastic voyage, and one of the funniest women in Hollywood is climbing aboard.

The beloved educational children's show is getting rebooted in the upcoming Netflix series Magic School Bus Rides Again -- and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is set to voice everyone's favorite eccentric teacher, Ms. Frizzle.

Watch: Kate McKinnon's Emotional Emmy Acceptance Speech Steals the Show: 'I'm Really Crying!'

Perfect casting is one thing, but McKinnon being tapped to play Ms. Frizzle is seriously next-level brilliance. While no one could match Lily Tomlin's take on the character, McKinnon is sure to put a new spin on the beloved educator.

Netflix announced the casting news on Wednesday, but the reboot series has been in the works since 2014. In a press release at the time, Netflix said that Magic School Bus Rides Again will provide a new audience
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Kobe Bryant Among Presenters at Annie Awards

Kobe Bryant Among Presenters at Annie Awards
Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will be among the presenters at the 44th Annie Awards on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA.

Other presenters include actress Jenna Elfman; actors Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Stephen Kramer Glickman (“Storks”), and James Hong (“Kung Fu Panda” movies); veteran animator and author Glen Keane; Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s 1991’s animated “Beauty and the Beast”; and nominees Auli’i Cravalho (voice of “Moana”), Patrick Osborne (“Pearl”), Travis Knight (director of “Kubo and the Two Strings”), and Michael Dudok de Wit (director of “The Red Turtle”).

Top animated feature nominees are “Finding Dory,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Moana,” and “Zootopia.” Nominated independent features are “Long Way North,” “Miss Hokusai,” “My Life as a Zucchini,” “The Red Turtle,” and “Your Name.”

Animated short subject nominees are the National Film Board of Canada’s “Blind Vaysha,
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Kobe Bryant Among Presenters at Annie Awards

Kobe Bryant Among Presenters at Annie Awards
Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will be among the presenters at the 44th Annie Awards on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA.

Other presenters include actress Jenna Elfman; actors Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Stephen Kramer Glickman (“Storks”), and James Hong (“Kung Fu Panda” movies); veteran animator and author Glen Keane; Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s 1991’s animated “Beauty and the Beast”; and nominees Auli’i Cravalho (voice of “Moana”), Patrick Osborne (“Pearl”), Travis Knight (director of “Kubo and the Two Strings”), and Michael Dudok de Wit (director of “The Red Turtle”).

Top animated feature nominees are “Finding Dory,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Moana,” and “Zootopia.” Nominated independent features are “Long Way North,” “Miss Hokusai,” “My Life as a Zucchini,” “The Red Turtle,” and “Your Name.”

Animated short subject nominees are the National Film Board of Canada’s “Blind Vaysha,” Studio
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Patrick Warburton on Playing ‘Miserable’ Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Patrick Warburton on Playing ‘Miserable’ Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’
Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is not the first adaptation of the wildly popular young adult book series. But Barry Sonnenfeld’s version of Snicket’s darkly funny world is a little different from the 2004 film; namely, the cast. Neil Patrick Harris has stepped into the role of the villainous count Olaf, replacing Jim Carrey; while Jude Law was the eponymous Snicket, the authorial persona of Daniel Handler, Law has been replaced for the series by Patrick Warburton, he of “Seinfeld” and “The Tick” and “Men in Black” fame. Warburton called up Variety to talk about coming to the series, which premiered Jan. 13, and what it’s like to be at the center of various fandoms.

You’ve got four kids; were they fans of the book series?

My kids actually wouldn’t read the books because the parents die in a horrible fire, so they wanted nothing to do with them
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Emily Whitten’s New York Comic Con 2016 Round-Up!

  • Comicmix
New York Comic Con has once again rushed by in a giant, fun, crazy blur, and although I didn’t get to nearly all the things I was hoping to, I did have a rockin’ time and see some really cool things I can share.

The first of these were a few great panels I landed seats for, including, as is my tradition, the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel. If you don’t know I love the current Tmnt, then what are you, new here? But seriously, I love it. And each panel I have gone to brings something new and different.

This panel (with Andrea Romano (voice director), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Shredder), Greg Cipes (Mikey), Rob Paulsen (Donnie), and Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer)) was particularly fun, because one of the things they did was a live read of episode #420, “The Super Shredder,” which
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Exclusive: Dean wants to succeed on his own terms in deleted 'Venture Bros' Season 6 clip

  • Hitfix
Exclusive: Dean wants to succeed on his own terms in deleted 'Venture Bros' Season 6 clip
Before Bojack Horseman came along to make us stare into the abyss of our own failures and laugh at them, there was The Venture Bros. Over the course six seasons, the Adult Swim show has morphed from a parody of old cartoons (notably Johnny Quest) to a complex treatise on failure and how the soft, strangling hands of childhood emotional baggage can hamstring even the most promising future. All while oscillating between biting social commentary, dry humor, and genuine moments of emotional connection between characters. Now that the sixth season has come to and end — and with Season 7 only a nebulous promise — it’s time to settle in for the long sleep between seasons. Luckily, at least the Blu-ray™ and DVD set of Season 6 arrives on October 4, 2016. HitFix got our hands on an exclusive clip above from the box set, featuring a short deleted scene featuring Dean Venture (Michael Sinterniklaas
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Adult Swim Establishes Content Deal With Australia’s 9Go! Channel

Turner’s Adult Swim comedy brand has struck a new syndication agreement with Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network that will see a weekly, one-hour block of Adult Swim programming aired on Nine’s 9Go! channel beginning Sunday, July 10. The block, a local format version of Adult Swim’s FishCentre, will feature popular Adult Swim programs from over the last decade, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and The Venture Bros. The deal…
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Adult Swim Orders Rob Corddry Pilot ‘The Hindenburg Explodes!’

Adult Swim has ordered a new comedy pilot from comedian Rob Corddry, “The Hindenburg Explodes!” the network announced Tuesday. Corddry is the creator and star of “Childrens Hospital,” the Adult Swim comedy series that has won two Emmy awards for outstanding short-form live-action entertainment program.

A quarter-hour live-action pilot, “The Hindenburg Explodes” follows the unusual crew of passengers aboard the Hindenburg’s final voyage, a flight from Nazi Germany to New Jersey, where the airship exploded over a landing field. The pilot is created by Corddry (“Ballers”), Josh Perilo (“Wedlock”) and Jonathan Stern (“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”).

Corddry, Stern and Becca Kinskey serve as executive producers. The pilot is produced by Abominable Pictures.

Adult Swim last week introduced a new slate of original series and specials including a “Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead” special, “Montana James,” “Mr. Neighbor’s House,” “Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America,
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Adult Swim Revives Samurai Jack As Network Courts Linear, Online Viewers

Adult Swim wants to cut a new swath through its audience.

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.

The outlet ” simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, in a prepared statement.

As part of its slate of programs, expected to be cited next week during a presentation by Time Warner’s Turner unit, Adult Swim will unveil its revival of “Samurai Jack,” the former Cartoon Network series that has not produced an original episode since 2004. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continue the epic story of a young prince from feudal Japan vies
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‘Nerdland’ at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Now in its 15th year, the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has offered thousands of filmmakers their chance to showcase the hard work they’ve placed on their passions. Whether it’s any first time writer or director, to the iconic, multi-award winning actor and producer, Tribeca has given these people a venue for their work, and it has blessed the film community in terms of releasing their film, as well as having audiences to watch it.

Kicking off our Tribeca coverage is Nerdland, a film written by Andrew Kevin Walker and starring Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, and Reid Scott. Directed by Chris Prynoski, whose previous works include other animated series such as Turbo Fast or Moonbeam City, the film stars Rudd and Oswalt as John and Elliot, two up and coming late-twenties year-olds who realize their passions of yesteryear are dead and they’ve done nothing with their lives. Jumping over
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Nerdland Review [Tribeca 2016]

A wealth of comedic talent went into making Nerdland, the animated feature film from the creative team of director/producer Chris Prynoski and writer Andrew Kevin Walker.

Prynoski’s animation studio Titmouse, Inc. is the production company behind Adult Swim’s The Venture Brothers and Metalocalypse, so it’s no surprise he managed to collect comedians as talented and disparate as Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Ron Lynch, Mike Judge and Hannibal Buress to lend their voices to his first animated feature. So, it’s a shame – a painful, crying shame – then that such talent should be squandered on such a hapless piece of bad-humored social commentary.

Nerdland tells the painfully recognizable story of John (Rudd) and Elliot (Oswalt), two deluded slackers in Los Angeles whose dreams of stardom are continually cut short by their lack of discernible talent. They pretend to be dating Sally (Kate Micucci) and Linda
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Ventures In Hi-Fi: Why The Venture Bros., A Cartoon About Failure, Is Also The Best Music Show On TV

The Venture Bros. isn’t the only show on television that would base the plot of an episode on the bouncing ball from Duran Duran’s “Is There Something I Should Know?” video. Pop culture is as much a part of the lives of TV characters as it is of ours; it’s not hard to imagine that... The Venture Bros., A Cartoon About Failure, Is Also The Best Music Show On TV">Read more »
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‘The Venture Bros 6×07: A Party for Tarzan’ Review

“This is exciting, like when we were young and dumb and everything was dangerous and pointy.”

It makes perfect sense that a fictionalized Christopher Lambert, the former Highlander himself, is the height of celebrity in the fictional universe of The Venture Bros. His bargain-bin mediocrity is exactly the kind of pitiful societal apogee characters like Rusty and the Monarch long to reach, his exaggerated personal mystique the product of badly-aged movies that looked dubious even in their prime. “In real life he looks like Ted Danson,” Rusty says of him in awed tones. In ‘A Party for Tarzan,’ season 6′s penultimate episode, Dr. Venture and his rivals talk through their bizarre life experiences in a series of not-too-serious noir voice-overs that flirt with big happenings without ever really committing to any of them. It feels like a make-or-break moment where a hard-hitting finale could really energize the show, or else
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‘The Venture Bros 6×02: Maybe No Go’ Review

“Where am I? Hell? Or a children’s TV show set in Hell?”

There’s a blurry line between the everyday and the exceptional. Plenty of superhero flicks have made fodder out of the murkiness of that division. Think back to Mr. Incredible’s super-powered midlife crisis, his inability to reconcile his power and ability with what he sees as a humdrum domestic life. Pursuing that thread to a happy conclusion in which our hero learns how to integrate his identities made for a heartfelt, satisfying movie, but it’s not something you’d see on The Venture Bros. ‘Maybe No Go’ looks at the same line, but its thesis is not that the mundane and the magical are two halves in need of reconciliation; rather they are one huge mess containing all there is in life.

From the Monarch, pathologically incapable of separating his now-in-tatters supervillain identity from his bizarre but functional marriage,
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