Netflix and DreamWorks got a lot of 80’s babies excited last week when they announced a new animated She-Ra series they are working for a 2018 release!
There were multiple new animated series listed in the press release, but She-Ra is the most recognizable name of the bunch.
The new series will be helmed by up-and-coming comic book Eisner Award-winning creator Noelle Stevenson. Stevenson is mastermind behind BOOM! Studios successes Nimona & Lumberjanes.
The other animated series announced by Netflix and Dreamworks were Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Harvey Street Kids, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below.
The animation for the new series is definitely a departure from the 80’s classic look by Filmation. But as long as Dolph Lundgren doesn’t make an appearance, we’re game.
What do you think of He-Man’s twin sister’s new look?
Remember how much fun it was to be a kid in the 90’s? Afternoon cartoons we awesome, comic books had a new golden age and pizza rolls were born!
Disney and Capcom are taking us back to those days with the Disney Afternoon Collection. A collection of 6 8-bit era games including Darkwing Duck, Ducktales 1 & 2, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers 1 & 2 and Talespin.
The games not only feature the classic 90’s nostalgia, but new mode features as well.
I was a huge fan of the original Ducktales cartoon that ran from 1987-1990.
Who didn’t sing the theme song on the bus on the way to school every morning?
And who didn’t watch the series and dream of having a super rich uncle they could go swimming through money with.
Well Disney is trying to recreate that magic with a new Ducktales reboot that will be airing on Disney XD this summer.
It will be fun to see Uncle Scrooge travel the world again with his nephews (I guess technically “grandnephews”?) Huey, Dewey & Louie, who will be voiced this time by Danny Pudi (Community & Powerless), Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation) and and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live). Great to see some of the other characters like Launchpad McQuack and Mrs. Beakley return as well.
Call me a traditionalist, but I preferred the original theme song without the chorus’d “Woo-oo”.
Just to refresh your memory, here is the original.
The rumors of a Robotech live action movie have been circulating for almost a decade with names like Tobey Maguire, Lawrence Kasdan and even Leonardo Di Caprio attached.
But now that the rights have gone from Warner Bros to Sony Pictures, events behind the scenes have started to pick up the pace (finally). As reported on DenofGeek.com, Harmony Gold’s president of animation Tommy Yune does point out that Sony did not pick up any of Warner Bros previous work on the Robotech project. This means none of the previously plots or script ideas come into play and Sony is talking a page one rewrite.
Robotech fan James Wan will now be directing and he has some serious cache behind his name with recent successes like “The Conjuring” & “Furious 7” and the upcoming “Aquaman” for Warner Bros. Wan was interviewed about his interest in this project back in March where he mentioned the Macross saga in particular
Macross was the most popular of the series with characters like Rick Hunter, Roy Fokker and Max Sterling, the large transforming fighter jets and massive SDF-1 Battleship (think S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in space) that people think of when they think Robotech.
Robotech was actually comprised of three completely separate anime series (1982’s Super Dimension Fortress Macross, 1984’s Super Dimension Calvary Southern Cross and 1983’s Genesis Climber Mospeada) that Harmony Gold USA picked up the North American distribution rights to. They then wrote alternate storylines connecting the three series and dubbed them in English with a whole new soundtrack. Unlike most cartoons at it’s time, Robotech dealt with many adult core values including love, war, insecurities, death and interracial relationships.
The end result was the Robotech series which was one of the pioneers credited with kicking off North America’s still growing interest in anime.
With the special effects available today and a strong character driven storyline, a Robotech live action movie could be incredible!
Also in recent Robotech news, Titan Comics announced that they have picked up the rights to begin publishing all new Robotech comics sometime this year.
I will keep you posted more movie news is released.
Ever wonder what would happen if some of DC’s greatest super heroes teamed up with Looney Toon characters?
Neither have I, but someone at Warner Bros thinks we will be curious enough to find out.
DC Comics recently announced the upcoming crossover event with fellow Warner Bros franchise Looney Toons. Some of the other team ups include Martian Manhunter with Marvin Martian and Jonah Hex with Yosemite Sam.
In the world of cross promotion of your own properties, I get this, but unless these stories are extremely hilarious, it seems like a quick money grab gimmick at the same time. I am sure we will see dozens of variant covers with this event as well.
SilverHawks was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, ranking up there with G.I.Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Thundercats and Robotech (my first taste of anime).
Although SilverHawks only ran for one season, it did pick up one heck of a following and hopes of a feature film have always been high among fans that grew up in the 80’s.
Comic Books Galaxy has an article stating that Warner Bros has green lit a SilverHawks movie to be written and directed by Jon Favreau. The article goes on to state a script written by Favreau (while he was working on Iron Man) has already been submitted and approved.
If that was not enough to make you want to post a “Here take my money!” meme already, Comic Books Galaxy also list an all-star cast including Chris Pratt as Steelwill, Kate Beckinsale as Steelheart and Justin Timberlake as guitar playing Col. Bluegrass! This sounds like a “too good to be true” cast so I have been researching further into this.
I have not been able to surface any corroborating articles to validate this yet. IMDB.com does not show any Silverhawks movie in any stage of pre-production and I did not see SilverHawks listed on any of these actors filmographies…but wow, would this be cool!
What do you guys think? Have any of you heard any SilverHawk news?