Skip ahead to about 11:54 of this 12:37-long preview for DC's animated Dark Knight Returns direct-to-DVD animation (complete with Spanish subtitles!) and you'll get to see about 10 seconds of the animation. Watch the 12 minutes preceding that 10 seconds of animation, though, and you'll get a few character designs, a lot of voice work, a shit-ton of panels from Frank Miller's original comics, and a lot of talking heads talking about how great and seminal DKR was while trying to not avoid mentioning that modern Frank Miller has lost his mind.
You can pretend you're watching Toonami simply for the action, but romances are really at the heart of a lot of these series. These romances contribute more to their make-up than you might realize. The best cartoon couples have qualities that resemble real-life couples -- they carry a special spark that makes viewers fall in love with them as well. However, there are those irritating couples that resemble the couples you hate in real life -- they have nothing in common with each other, don't understand each other at all, and suck all of the life out of a room (or, in this case, a cartoon show). Below are some of the best and worst romances in Toonami's ouevre. Sometimes, there are couples you love to love, and then there are those you love to hate. More >>
Apologies if anyone has seen this Clone Wars season 5 trailer already -- it seems to have been around, but Entertainment Weekly thinks its new -- my apologies, but to everyone else, hey, new Clone Wars season 5 trailer. I could complain about Darth Maul needlessly sticking around when there are still a million other villains in the show, or the attack of the Mandalorians, who are getting as overused as Boba Fett ever was, but I'm cutting it a break for two reasons: 1) it doesn't use the "Duel of the Fates theme" (I can't tell you how glad I am to see something Star Wars and finally not hear that goddamn song), and 2) black lightsabers. I'm not made of stone. Thanks to Mike T. for the tip.
DC Nation, Cartoon Network's home for action-packed animated series and original shorts based on characters from DC Comics (Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/PT), will soon be joined by a new generation of superheroes as Teen Titans Go!, a brand-new half-hour comedy-action series inspired by Warner Bros. Animation's original fan-favorite series Teen Titans, shows the humorous side of being a teenage hero.Teen Titans Go! features the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the super hero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. They may be super heroes who save the world every day ... but somebody still has to do the laundry! With the ability to turn into any animal or detach their robotic limbs, teenage pranks reach a whole new level. And even super heroes have to take Driver's Ed. to get a license - especially after wrecking the Batmobile on an unauthorized joy ride to impress a girl!Featuring the principal voice cast from the original series - Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven and Hynden Walch as Starfire - Teen Titans Go! recaptures everything audiences loved about the original show, while adding laughter at the lighter side of being a super hero. ... this side-splitting series will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2013 as part of the DC Nation programming block.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes won't be renewed for the 3rd Season. Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series Marvel's Avengers Assemble in 2013.
I don't know how many of you actually remember the 1995 animated movie Balto, ostensibly a true story about a dog that helped save an Alaska town from a diphtheria outbreak in 1925. You don't really need to know anything about Balto in order to be truly horrified by this tale from author countrydog20101 (and sent in by Nick P.), other than it's exactly what you think a 1995 animated movie about a heroic dog would be, and also that Kevin Bacon voiced Balto. Shall we?
It has been several months after balto saved the town of Nome from the diphtheria crisis. With Jenna pregnant, he was left without any sex from her for the next 9 weeks. he knew he wouldn't be getting any from her anytime soon, so he decided to another way to satisfy his sexual urges. He was still very horny, and longed to shove his big long dogmeat into someone.
He decided to take a walk into town, as he tried to shrug of the ugre to plow himself into the first bitch he saw. He walking along when suddenly, he tripped over something, falling face first into the cold, wet snow . He turned to see that it was book buried under the white and substance. He was to pick it up, but as he did, as dark aura surround the strange book. There was a quick and instantaneous flash of light, that obstructed his vision momentarily. When he was able to see again, he saw a beautiful panther demon. She layed there in the snow, bound in chains, and vulnerable.
Oh lord. Has there ever been a decent story which included the phrase "beautiful panther demon"? I submit to you there has not. Unfortunately, the "beautiful panther demon" doesn't crack the top five problems of this story, as you'll see if you're fool enough to hit the jump.More >>
Surely most of us remember the awesome opening to the incredibly non-awesome Mega Man cartoon. It was an amazing piece of animation -- and a bitter lie to anyone who made the mistake of the watching the Mega Man cartoon proper, which looked like it was animated by one-armed drunks in some kind of Thai prison. Well, now the opening is even more awesome, as someone decided to recreate it in true 8-bit fashion. The results are fantastic... if a little depressing. Because seriously, if one of the dudes working on the Mega Man cartoon had just decided to film himself playing the NES games, the show would have been so much better. Thanks to SlyDante for the tip. (Via Destructoid)