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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jan 25, 2020 at 04:00. 12 comments

Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalog of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.

The Hollywood Reporter says Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) have been hired to...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 24, 2020 at 04:30. 1 comments

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a massive rabbit monster capable of destroying cities or a talking...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 23, 2020 at 01:00. 7 comments

Surprise, a Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix

Surprise, a Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix

Netflix has been singing the praises of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher , including claiming (based on some questionable data) that it’s the most successful series in the history of the streaming platform. Season two is on track for a 2021 release but fans may not have to wait that long to toss a coin to their favorite Witcher because a spinoff anime film is in the works.

io9 has confirmed that...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 22, 2020 at 21:01. 12 comments

A Stunning New Star Wars Trailer Heralds the Final End of Clone Wars

A Stunning New Star Wars Trailer Heralds the Final End of Clone Wars
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After waiting years to wonder if it would ever get the conclusion it truly deserved, we finally have a look at the beginning of the Clone Wars’ end —and no one is prepared. Well, except Palpatine , probably.

Lucasfilm has just released our first look at the final season of Star...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 21, 2020 at 01:30. 15 comments

Harley Quinn Is Absolutely Nailing How Hard Getting Over Bad Breakups Can Be

Harley Quinn Is Absolutely Nailing How Hard Getting Over Bad Breakups Can Be

Having broken up with the Joker in the first episode of her new DC Universe series , Harley Quinn’s been spending her time in Gotham bonding with Poison Ivy and getting together a crew of criminals in order to make a go at becoming a member of the Legion of Doom . Harley’s all too ready to grow beyond her past with the Joker and yet, throughout the series, he continues to pop up both...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 15, 2020. 6 comments

BoJack Horseman Reflects on How Far He's Come in the Final Season 6 Trailer

BoJack Horseman Reflects on How Far He's Come in the Final Season 6 Trailer
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We’ve watched BoJack Horseman go through all the ups and downs  that came with being a once-beloved celebrity whose personal demons dragged him into the depths of depression and addiction. But now, after six seasons, it looks like BoJack’s finally ready to take control of his...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 08, 2020. 5 comments

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch
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The problem with having so much great television is there are good, deserving shows that tend to slip under the radar. Given how little has been said about Dreamworks ’ latest Netflix series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts , it’s possible this one might come and go without...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 08, 2020. 4 comments

Dreamworks' Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' New Trailer Introduces Us to a Musical Wonderland

Dreamworks' Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' New Trailer Introduces Us to a Musical Wonderland
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Though DreamWorks ’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is largely meant to be a show about a girl making her way through a world full of fantastical monsters , the series also spends a fair amount of time with young Kipo in her downtime, when all she wants is to be left alone so...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 04, 2020. 3 comments

Surprise! Infinity Train Is Back With Season 2, and It's Got a Shocking New Hero

Surprise! Infinity Train Is Back With Season 2, and It's Got a Shocking New Hero

The arrival of 2020 may have been all about the masterful return of Doctor Who , but hidden in the shadows another series popped back into our lives . Cartoon Network has unveiled the first episode of Infinity Train’s second season (now available on its website), putting a mysterious but familiar character in the conductor’s seat.

The debut season of Infinity Train (which was picked up at...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 04, 2020. 1 comments

Makoto Shinkai on Your Name's Success, and the Climate Message at the Heart of His New Movie

Makoto Shinkai on Your Name's Success, and the Climate Message at the Heart of His New Movie

Your Name, to the delight of millions the world over, made huge waves in 2016—putting esteemed anime director Makoto Shinkai on the international map, despite a career in the industry spanning over two decades. How does an artist follow up a career-defining piece of work? For Shinkai, it all came back to remembering his audience.

With Weathering With You about to make its western debut this...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 03, 2020. 9 comments

Everything You Need to Know About the Darksaber, the Black Blade That Freed Mandalore

Everything You Need to Know About the Darksaber, the Black Blade That Freed Mandalore

Death Stars. Starkiller Base. The Final Order. The Lightsabers ofJedi and Sith legacies alike. Star Wars is full of incomprehensibly powerful weapons, be they the tools of heroic and villainous individuals or the combined military might of Empires. But none have become more important or interesting to the galaxy far, far away right now than the mythical Darksaber.

First introduced in the...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 02, 2020. 1 comments

Weathering With You Is a Gorgeous, Earnest Romance That Can't Quite Escape Your Name's Shadow

Weathering With You Is a Gorgeous, Earnest Romance That Can't Quite Escape Your Name's Shadow
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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A boy yearning for a better life in the big city and a girl discovering magical powers she doesn’t understand are pulled together by fate and fantasy, their shared secret in this magical ability ultimately blossoming into love. That’s...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 01, 2020. 21 comments

Pink Diamond Was the Villain of the Decade

Pink Diamond Was the Villain of the Decade

For multiple seasons, Steven Universe hid the darkest and most devastating of its truths in plain sight. Save for Pearl , none of the Crystal Gems knew the reality of who Pink Diamond was as a person and just how profoundly her actions would hurt them all. Even now that everything’s been brought to light, Pink is still managing to hurt the people who loved her most in ways that can only be...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 31, 2019. 2 comments

The Owl House's Creator and Star on Creating Artistic Horror for Kids

The Owl House's Creator and Star on Creating Artistic Horror for Kids

The Owl House is the latest experimental kids animated series coming to the Disney Channel, with creator Dana Terrace taking inspiration from her previous show, Gravity Falls —only, in this case, replacing Americana horror with good old-fashioned medieval mysticism and magic. But is it something that will also resonate with kids?

We chatted with Terrace and The Owl House star Alex Hirsch, who...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Dec 27, 2019. 12 comments

BoJack Horseman's Creator Wants Netflix to Let the Credits Roll

BoJack Horseman's Creator Wants Netflix to Let the Credits Roll

All Netflix subscribers have had the experience of being suddenly accosted by the opening moments of the next episode of a series literally seconds after the final scene of the previous episode has ended, because the streaming service wants nothing more than to keep people watching whatever it is that they’re watching sans interruptions. This means that you’ve really got to work to see the...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Dec 26, 2019. 1 comments

Fill Your Stocking With These 5 Eclectic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Shorts

Fill Your Stocking With These 5 Eclectic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Shorts

‘Tis the season for three-hour movies—but we’ve got five shorts that won’t be nearly as demanding on your attention span this holiday season. Two are seasonally-appropriate (including a film that’s debuting on io9!), but we’ve also got vampires, animated animals, and a new episode of spooky web series The Kirlian Frequency for you to while away your time.

1) The Gifting

Carl Shanahan’s...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 20, 2019.

Hamilton's Daveed Diggs Joins Star Wars in This Exclusive Resistance Clip

Hamilton's Daveed Diggs Joins Star Wars in This Exclusive Resistance Clip

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t the only Hamilton alum who has made it into a galaxy far, far, away . Thomas Jefferson himself, Daveed Diggs , will lend his voice to this week’s episode of Star Wars Resistance and io9 has an exclusive preview clip.

The clip, which you can see above, introduces us to Norath Kev, a young Resistance spy who, like Kaz, works for Poe Dameron, keeping his eyes out for...

Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 19, 2019. 9 comments

Watch a Full, Gadget-Filled Race From the New Fast and Furious Animated Show

Watch a Full, Gadget-Filled Race From the New Fast and Furious Animated Show

In a way, the Fast and Furious franchise has always been a cartoon . Big, broad, characters. Simple, easy to understand themes. High-octane action that pushes the boundaries of reality. So when Netflix announced it was making a Fast and Furious cartoon , it made lots of sense. And, judging by our exclusive clip, it fully embodies all the things fans love about the original franchise.

Fast and...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 19, 2019. 7 comments

Netflix Is Making a Second He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Reboot

Netflix Is Making a Second He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Reboot

Okay, we hear you: You thought Netflix had already announced this . But no! This is actually an entirely separate He-Man show. Be prepared for a lot of universe mastery.

Netflix has just announced a new deal with Mattel Television to officially reboot the beloved toyline turned sword-and-sorcery ‘80s action series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. A re-imagining of the series, the...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 17, 2019. 3 comments

Onward's New Trailer Gives Us Not One Great Quest, But Two

Onward's New Trailer Gives Us Not One Great Quest, But Two
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an elf mom with a sword approximately the same size as she is? Please, why is that not the focus of the movie instead of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland’s literal-half-dad road trip?

Disney and Pixar just dropped a new trailer for Onward, the beloved...

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