Jason Isaacs is Star Wars Rebels Archvillain Inquisitor, in Most Perfect Cartoon Casting Ever

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

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From the moment I first saw Isaacs as Evil English Arch-Baddie #1 in The Patriot, getting bayonetted in the neck by the Mel Gibson, I knew he'd be a perfect addition to the Empire. It only took 14 years to happen, but after proving himself as Captain Hook and Lucius Malfoy, the most killer Jason not named Voorhees couldn't be denied any longer.

Entertainment Weekly debuted his intro video, which confirms both that he's not officially a Sith and that he's a Pau'an. I also like this particular quote from Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo: "This isn't like cartoons I grew up with in the '80s where you'd have the villain lose every week and yet every week we'd have to believe he's some sort of threat."

Given that we know the Empire's still in control when the series ends, I should hope not. Although Hordak acted the fool in cartoons and still somehow held on to power.

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I READ YOUR FANFIC! "Voltron's Hunk and Pidge Swap Genders" Part 2

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

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If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

Title: "Voltron's Hunk and Pidge Swap Genders, Part 2" by 363511

Logline: Hunk wants to have sex with his underage male friend, who turns out to actually be a girl on her first period. But he's afraid to get her pregnant, so he goes to see the witch Haggar, who will know what to do. And then Lotor interferes...

You might want to check out Part 1 first. Or not. This one's way worse.


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By Toutatis! First Look at the Making of the New Asterix CG Feature

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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There's no dialogue on this video, so you don't need to be a French speaker to appreciate it. And since many of you came out of the woodwork as Asterix fans the last time I mentioned this movie, I figured you'd like to see this early look at the pre-viz for Julius Caesar, as well as some scenes that look fully rendered involving his plans for that one small village that still holds out against the invaders.

By Belenos, if this doesn't get any kind of release stateside, I say we dose up on "magic potion" (Red Bull should do it) and drop a few menhirs on those responsible. But I'll try not to be too dogmatix about it.

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New Big Hero 6 Trailer Gives Us a Better Look at San Fransokyo

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

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Considering all the character images that dropped yesterday, I figured the new trailer would focus on the team, but perhaps smartly, Disney isn't giving us too much too fast - these scenes are primarily still about selling the central relationship between genius kid Hiro and his robot pal Baymax. And since I'm getting some definite Incredibles vibes - and not just because it basically copies the suck-in-your-gut moment from that film - that means it's working.

Crucially, too, the jeopardy feels real, with a genuinely scary-looking villain. I want to see a comic-book movie rather than a traditional Disney cartoon, and I'm getting the good feeling that we will.

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Disney Reveals Big Hero 6 Characters and Their Voice-Actors

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

First, as a reminder, here's what they look like in the comics. Obviously Fox still owns Silver Samurai so you won't be seeing him.

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Now, the Disney CG versions...

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The Return of Aardman's Original Claymation Character, Morph

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Before Wallace and Gromit, before "Creature Comforts," there was Morph. As a child, I barely interpreted what was going on in his shorts as gingerbread men fighting; as an adult, I see the incredible genius in manipulating clay and adding speeded-up exclamations without specific words.

He's been going since I was three years old, and it's good to have him back. Even if this "update" still relies on that piece of equipment called a "record player" that will confuse the hell out of kids today (as it should; I mean jeez, the degree to which we had to be careful to get our music played properly back then was ridiculous).

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Weekend Hangover: From Doctor Who to Fart Odors, 18 Stories You Might Have Missed

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Whatup, Holmes?

Ian McKellen as a 93 year-old Sherlock Holmes may see long life as a benidiction, but we have to wonder if he still wants to cum a batch. This was but one of the weekend thread stories you might have missed, compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair, and now it's time for the rest. Tipsters this week include skrag2112, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus King, CobraCommander, NOT.DrAbraxas, brownkidd, Anyone00, scockery, DrAbraxas, SlyDante777, fury_cartoon, donnaryoko,andre_morelo

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I READ YOUR FANFIC! "Voltron's Hunk and Pidge Swap Genders" Part 1

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

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If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

Title: "Voltron's Hunk and Pidge Swap Genders" by 363511

Logline: Hunk wants to have sex with his underage male friend, who turns out to actually be a girl on her first period. But he's afraid to get her pregnant, so he goes to see the witch Haggar, who will know what to do. And then Lotor interferes...

Acts Involved: Masturbation, menstruation, gender-swapping, imagined oral sex, pedophilia thoughts, rape threats.

Participants: Pidge, Hunk, Haggar, Lotor, Cossack

The live reading...

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8 Ways Bronies Are Just Like Anime Fans, as Seen in the New Documentary A Brony Tale

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

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One group likes a cartoon about brightly colored ponies with distinctive personalities. The other has a broad interest in animation and comics from Japan. Still, Bronies and anime fans are more similar than you might think. Both occupy relatively small pockets within the greater nerd universe; they may turn up at general events like San Diego Comic-Con, but they have their own conventions and their own way of expressing community. (Those MLP t-shirts that read "20% Cooler" and at least 50% of the costumes at Anime Expo won't make sense to people outside of the scenes.) On top of that, both Bronies and anime fans also face challenges and stereotypes that might not affect other so-called geeks. In fact, sometimes, they're misjudged by their own.

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Star Wars Rebels Introduces Agent Kallus. You'll Never Guess Whose Side He's on

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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In the grand tradition of Savage Oppress and Elan Sleazebaggano, it's a new Star Wars character whose named describes who he is exactly. But hey, colorblind casting! David Oyelowo proves that race is no issue to excelling in the Empire - only mastery of a sinister English accent matters.

If he ends up straight-up murdering Freddie Prinze Jr.'s character at the end of the series, I think I'd be very satisfied with that. Then again, maybe Freddie will surprise me like Ahsoka.

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