Invincible : Guarding the Globe is a great distraction while waiting for the Season 2 of Invincible. Fans of the comics, Casuals and Critics loved this show. In a world where most American animation uses the Calarts art style, this show breaks the cycle. Invincible gives as the 1980s art style but with the modern animation of DC animated movies and Shonen anime. Amazon Prime has not given any release date but they promised it will be in Late 2023. This Steven Yeun starrer is one of the top shows of Amazon Prime. I warn parents though, this is not for kids. It is one of the most violent and gruesome adult animation I had ever seen.
Elemental is the latest offering from Pixar and Disney. They released the teaser for this film last year, but now you can watch the full trailer. In the world of Elemental City, the Earth, Winds, and Waters can coexist peacefully. However, the segregation of flames is necessary since their contact with other elements could be catastrophic. Water extinguishes fire, and fire can evaporate water. In this movie though he will see a budding relationship between a fire and a water.
While watching Silicon Docks, I pondered how the whole notion that “rich = smart” got started. My best guess is that it originated in the 90s when companies that dealt in technology and computers started becoming the most profitable. These companies at the time were founded by literal nerds. Bill Gates, the head of Microsoft, was the very Steve Urkel stereotype everyone expected back then — large glasses, gawky appearance, timid speaker. The belief in the media was that Gates became rich and powerful because he was smarter than everyone else.
If everything had gone according to plan, the animated comedy Close Enough would have premiered on TBS…in 2017. That was when creator JG Quintel (Regular Show) and his crew put together a reel of random scenes from proposed storylines and presented it to TBS execs, who greenlit the series for production. But for reasons that have never been revealed, the series never moved forward at TBS. It wasn’t until the birth of HBO Max that Close Enough was revived and completed, and it’s treated today as an HBO Max original, even though the first season still has “TBS” on it for some reason.
Those jerky “Boys” can go pound sand — the best reason to have an Amazon Prime subscription is the eight episodes of Undone, an amazing animated series combining reality with supernatural mystery in a mesmerizing rotoscoped presentation. We’re pleased to report soon there will be more than eight!
We reported last week that the YouTube Originals children’s series “Super Sema” would be coming back for a holiday special, but apparently it wasn’t done then either. The special was released last Friday, but additional content has arrived in the form of a music video for the song introduced in the special. Watch as AGT’s Ndlovu Youth Choir performs “Dream A Dream” alongside Sema.
You read the title correctly — the universe’s coolest earthworm is coming back to our galaxy — and we don’t mean another video game. We mean a new TV series!
The good thing about living in the Los Angeles area is being a stone’s throw from some of the best cinematic experiences and exclusive movie festivals in the world. The bad thing is everything else about LA. But if you live in or around LA, you might want to think about sneaking outside, dodging those gang bullets and braving a trip to the Animation Is Film Festival taking place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre next month. The festival screens animated features from all over the world, some of which are making their US debuts for the first time.
There have been a lot of Transformers movies by now, but if you ask a certain generation, there is only one that truly matters: the original. Released in 1986, Transformers: The Movie broke the hearts of millions of children with the sudden and abrupt offing of beloved main Autobot Optimus Prime, though that hasn’t prevented them as adults from returning to be re-traumatized over and over. Now you can witness the moment in every horrific detail as Fathom Events teams up with Hasbro to re-release Transformers: The Movie theatrically.
This weekend, in addition to the mountain of usual reruns, Adult Swim will be premiering episodes from two of its originals.