Category Archives: Animation

Transformers: The Last Knight TV Spot #7 Streamed

Recently a new TV spot for Transformers: The Last Knight has surfaced online.  While most of the footage isn’t new it does feature  the ferocious three headed dragon, Dragonstorm.  Transformers: The Last Knight will premiere in theaters on June 21. 

Source: Comicbook

Netflix Castlevania Series Teaser Streamed

Netflix has updated their official Youtube channel for their original Castlevania animated series. The trailer features a cool tribute to the original NES system as the “game” gets popped into the device leading into the teaser trailer for the series. The Castlevania animated series will premiere on July 7 exclusively on Netflix.

Source: Netflix

Jakks Pacific Gains Megaman Master Toy License

It has recently been confirmed that Jakks Pacific is now the master toy licensee for the products based on the upcoming Mega Man animated series.   This includes but not limited to figures, play-sets, plush roleplay, and much more.

Jack McGrath, COO of Jakks Pacific had this to say about their upcoming products.

“I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series,” said Jack McGrath, COO of Jakks Pacific.

“Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids.”

Peter Byrn, EVP of DHX Brands, also had a statement about the agreement.

Peter Byrne, EVP of DHX Brands, added: “With 30 years of heritage, Mega Man is a truly iconic kids’ brand. We’re looking forward to working with Jakks to bring an inspirational range of toys to a whole new audience. It’s an exciting addition to the DHX Brands portfolio.”

The Mega Man animated series will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018.

Source: Licensing.Biz

Hascon 2017 Ticket Details Revealed

The official Hascon website has updated with the ticket details for Hasbro’s first official run convention.

The ticket pricing will go as followed.

 

ADULTS (AGES 16 AND UP)
One Day: US $60
Three Day: US $165


YOUTH (AGES 3-15)
One Day: US $30
Three Day: US $75


YOUTH (AGES 2 AND UNDER)
One Day:  FREE
Three Day:  FREE


INCLUDES ALL MAJOR SHOW FEATURES, INCLUDING:

  • Interactive Brand Experiences – Participate in hands-on tournaments, try new games and toys, walk through the world of Equestria and other brand environments.
  • Panels – Get access to attend an impressive lineup of speakers. (Panels are first come, first served until we reach capacity. Panel attendance is not guaranteed.)
  • Meet-and-Greets – Snap a photo opportunity with some of your favorite characters, including Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Optimus Prime, Dreamworks Trolls Poppy & Branch, My Little Pony characters, including Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, and more!
  • Entertainment – Enjoy musical guests, live performances and DJs.
  • Cosplay – Costume contests & dance parties! Celebrate your favorite character and participate in a costume contest or a costume dance party perfect for kids and kids at heart.
  • Passport Tour – Get a passport stamp as you embark on an exciting scavenger hunt through the many worlds of Hasbro brands.
  • Larger-than-life Games – Participate in gigantic versions of some of Hasbro’s iconic games.
  • Hasbro Commercial Auditions – Youths ages 3-15 can audition for a potential role in Hasbro TV commercials and entertainment. (Parent/Guardian must be present to sign all audition releases). First come first served until we reach capacity. Priority will be given to Super Star ticket holders. Participation in auditions is not guaranteed.
  • Commemorative Program – Take home the premier collector’s edition commemorative program guide.

Tickets are currently available so those who are interested can check out the official Hascon website.  Hascon will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin’ Donuts center on September 8-10.

Source: Hascon

Transformers Masterpiece Sunstreaker Revealed

Recently new Figure-oh scans have surfaced online, which reveal the new Transformers Masterpiece figure that will be released by Takara Tomy.  The next Masterpiece figure will be Sunstreaker. While the figure is pretty close in design to Masterpiece Sidewipe (for obvious reasons), it will feature a brand new transformation scheme. The scans also reveal that he will include Chip Chase, several weapons, and the mask he wore during the episode “, Hoist Goes Hollywood,” from the original Transformers series.  Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: Taghobby

Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast As Gizmoduck In Ducktales Reboot

The official Ducktales twitter page has updated with the reveal that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be portraying Fenton Crackshell aka Gizmoduck in the upcoming Ductakles reboot.  For those who aren’t aware Hamilton Camp portrayed Gizmoduck in the original series so Gizmoduck is another role that will be switched up for the reboot.  The Ducktales reboot is set to premiere on Disney XD later this Summer.

Source: Ducktales Twitter

Lupin III: Part IV to Premiere on Toonami

Coming at you with some anime news, we’ve learned that the English dub of Lupin III: Part IV will be premiering on Toonami on June 17th. The dub was previewed at Katsucon earlier this year. I originally was going to attend it and see it myself but I decided to hang out with a few friends instead. To quote what we know about Lupin III: Part IV.

The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin’s wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii in the Japanese version).

So let me know if you will be watching this on Toonami. Matter of fact, tell me your history with the Lupin series. As always I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!

Source: Anime News Network

Transformers: The Last Knight International Trailer Streamed

The official Transformers: Last Knight Youtube channel has updated with a new international trailer for the film. The latest trailer features several new scenes as well as another look at the Transformers’ battle in the past. Transformers: The Last Knight will premiere in theaters on June 21.

Source: Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight History Images Revealed

The official Transformers twitter page has updated with new promotional images of the Transformers from Transformers The Last Knight. The images feature what looks to be Ironhide, Bumblebee, Hound, and the Cybertronian Knights throughout Earth’s history. Transformers: The Last Knight will premiere in theaters on June 21.

Source: Transformers

Animated Deadpool Series Announced

Variety has reported that a new animated Deadpool series has been green-lit.  The series will debut on FXX in 2018 and the first season will run for 10 episodes.  Unlike most of the standard TV animated series by Marvel, the Deadpool animated series is targeted towards adults so expect more insane action.

Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will be working as the showrunners / executive producers and writers for the series.  Jeph Loeb from Marvel along with Jim Chory will be the executive producers on the project. The currently untitled series will be produced by Marvel Television along with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX.

Donald Glover and Jeph Loeb had this to say about the project.

“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth,” Loeb said. “We’re thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with ‘Legion’ continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation.”

No other details about the series are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: Variety