All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cartoons’

Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse Reboots Coming to Netflix

If you watched cartoons in the 80s and early 90s, Netflix is targeting you (and your kids) with its newest acquisition. Netflix is bringing both an Inspector Gadget and a Danger Mouse reboot to the US. USA Today has the scoop on Inspector Gadget: Netflix has picked up the rights to an updated Inspector Gadget, the 1980s cartoon about the …

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Boston Herald: Obama Cartoon Was Honest Mistake, Not Racist

Twitter has been aflutter over a cartoon that recently appeared in the Boston Herald, and the newspaper, as well as the cartoonist behind the controversial ‘funny’, have made apologies. The cartoon, meant to poke fun at the recent Secret Service breach which saw an armed intruder make it wa(aaaaa)y too far into the White House, depicted said intruder sitting in …

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Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series

Netflix announced a new original kids series in partnership with Arad Animation and 41 Entertainment called Kong – King of the Apes. The show comes from Executive Producer Avi Arad, who has produced numerous Marvel super hero movies from and television shows. He’s the founder of Marvel Studios. The new Kong series will begin with a full-length feature film followed …

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Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate, Expands Partnership With Rainbow Studios

Netflix and Rainbow Studios announced a new kids show to be added to Netflix’s original kids programming slate. It’s called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, and is a spin-off of Italian cartoon Winx Club. The show will be available in all Netflix territories. The first season will be available by early 2016, and the second in the autumn of …

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Netflix Announces New Popples (Yes, Popples) Series

If you’re a child of the 80s, you know what Popples are. They’re adorable little stuffed animal-like things that roll up into balls. I think I was in kindergarten or something when they came out. It was also a Saturday morning cartoon. Well, they’re back. Saban Brands and Netflix just announced a 26-episode run of a new original series, which …

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Netflix Posts Trailer For Upcoming ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ Season

Netflix has put out a new trailer for its upcoming exclusive season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Here’s the first teaser they put out: The season, along with all the rest of them (including director’s cuts), will hit Netflix on March 7th. The company announced earlier this month that it secured an exclusive licensing agreement with the Disney/ABC Television …

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Netflix Exclusively Gets ‘Star Wars : The Clone Wars’ Final Season, Director’s Cuts Of Past Seasons

Netflix announced on Thursday that it has secured an exclusive licensing agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group for Star Wars content, which will see Netflix debuting the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Lost Missions” on March 7th in the U.S. and Canada. Accompanying the thirteen-episode season will be the director’s cuts of seasons 1 – 5 …

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Netflix Announces ‘BoJack Horseman’ Show With Will Arnett And Aaron Paul

Netflix just announced another new show for 2014. This one is an animated comedy called BoJack Horseman, and stars Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Aaron Paul (of Breaking Bad). Here’s the premise: Legendary star of the 1990s family favorite sitcom “Horsin’ Around,” BoJack (Will Arnett) has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and …

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‘Pokemon Origins’ Cartoon to Stream For Free in November

With Nintendo readying the launch of Pokemon X and Y in just a matter of weeks, it seems that Pokemon might make be this year’s handheld equivalent to the recent success of Grand Theft Auto V. In addition to the games, Nintendo will be blanketing media with new Pokemon content. Much like Rovio‘s Angry Birds, Pokemon content is now steaming …

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New ‘Angry Birds’ Cartoons to Star Pigs, Pink Bird

Rovio, the developer behind the Angry Birds franchise, today announced that it will produce new cartoon series for its ToonsTV channel. The new content will show up sometime during 2014. The ToonsTV channel, which appears in Angry Birds games and some streaming platforms, will also air what Rovio is calling “a range of high-quality 3rd party content. The news comes …

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SpongeBob 2 Movie Features Antonio Banderas

Heads up, parents–every kid’s favorite yellow sponge has landed another film. The good news is you have about a year and a half before the kiddies drag you to the theaters to hear the charming voices of SpongeBob and his friends. “SpongeBob SquarePants 2” is about to begin filming in Georgia and has a reported release date of February 13, …

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In Case You Forgot: The Full McBain Film Is Buried In “Simpsons” Episodes

This isn’t new news, but it is awesome. In case you forgot, the entire Mcbain movie is hidden in little clips over several episodes of “The Simpsons”. The writers of the show love putting in Easter eggs wherever they can, so it wasn’t really a surprise to find out they’d actually written and animated the whole story for their version …

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Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, among other familiar Disney duck faces. “Kids growing up in this digital age use the Internet for …

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Biggie Smalls Ghost to Appear on Animated TV Series

It’s been 16 years since Notorious B.I.G., born as Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in L.A., but it now appears that his spirit will live on. In cartoon form, at least. A company called Ossian Media this week announced a new animated series starring Nororious B.I.G.’s children, C.J. and T’yanna. The cartoon will be named House of Wallace, and will …

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Angry Birds Cartoon Series Premieres March 16

Today Rovio, the creators of the Angry Birds and Bad Piggies games, announced that a new animated cartoon Angry Birds series is coming soon to computers everywhere. From the Rovio announcement: What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs? It’s time …

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Winsor McCay Comic Little Nemo Celebrated with a Google Doodle

Today, Google is treating us to a fantastic Doodle celebrating the 107th anniversary of famous American cartoonist Winsor McCay and his strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. McCay was born in 1869 (although this date is debated) in Spring Lake, Michigan. His career as a cartoonist and animator produced work that’s been said to have influenced other high-profile minds in the …

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Cartoon Characters Die Strange Deaths in Berlin Art Exhibit

I call this one “Hangy the Pooh”. These pictures are taken from a Berlin art show titled “Broken Heroes”, by Patricia Waller. These crocheted wonders are sure to give you nightmares at any age. “This show is about heroes and failure,” the 49-year-old said to Spiegel. “Heroes serve a role model function that reflects our longing for something special, but …

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Hasbro Brings Cartoons to Netflix

Hasbro Studios has just partnered with Netflix for a multi-year deal, bringing ten cartoon franchises to the content streaming platform’s Just For Kids section. Below is a clip of Hasbro’s “Transformers Prime,” now on Netflix: As of now, Netflix offers Hasbro shows Transformers Prime, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, G.I. Joe: Renegades and The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, in …

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Cartoon Network Brings Back The Classics With Cartoon Planet

Cartoon Network, where have you gone? Besides the launch of fantastic series like Adventure Time and Regular Show, you are largely off the mark. You have lost some of your best talent (i.e. Craig McCracken). You’re pushing subpar live-action content like Level Up. To add insult to injury, you got rid of Toonami. This all paints a rather bleak picture …

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Google Launches Search Cartoon Caption Challenge

Google announced the launch of a search caption challenge. The challenge is to come up with the most creative captions for a series of cartoons where characters are searching Google. It’s as simple as that. “Cartoon caption contests have a long history dating back at least to the 1930s, as can be seen in this example I found from Ballyhoo …

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The LeBrons Becomes A Regular YouTube Series

NBA star LeBron James has a new cartoon called The LeBrons, which has made its debut on YouTube, and is sponsored by HP and Intel, as Google points out. I also saw a Bing commercial in there. “Born from a Nike campaign that was very popular on YouTube, The LeBrons features four versions of James: Kid, Athlete, Business and Wise,” …

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