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All five seasons of Samurai Jack are available for free streaming

Adult Swim has made all five seasons of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack available for free streaming on their site. You don't even need to register an account. If you're not familiar with the series, this 'splainer video should help. You may recognize Genndy Tartakovsky distinctive art style from his other popular series, Dexter's Laboratory. Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, Adult Swim, News, Animation, Dexter, Samurai, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack


Liven Up Social Isolation With a G.I. Joe Marathon, Courtesy of Hasbro

G.I Joe is both one of the cheesiest and one of the most fondly remembered of the ‘80s wave of toyetic action cartoons. Does it hold up to your nostalgia? Well, now, during this period of widespread social distancing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, is certainly the time to find out. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Animation, Hasbro, G I Joe, Gi Joe, Snake Eyes


BB-8 Is the Only Hero Anyone Needs in the Newest Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures Short

Who saved the day this time? It was BB-8. It’s always BB-8. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Bb 8, Star War Galaxy Of Adventures


Netflix Hosting a ‘Big Mouth’ Live Table Read Online for Charity Tonight

It’s Friday night, and under normal circumstances that would mean it’s time to head out for a night on the town, get some delicious grub, catch a flick, and toss some drinks back at the pub. But since we’re all stuck at home trying to squash the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States, it’s another night for us to desperately figure out something to do. Thankfully, if you’re a Big Mouth fan, Netflix has a special live table read event with the animated show’s cast that you c...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Instagram, America, Netflix, United States, Animation, Nick Kroll, Mouth, John Mulaney, Big Mouth, Brandon Kyle Goodman


Enjoy this rather weird social distancing flipbook animation

Keep on doing your part by staying inside and keeping a safe distance from one another. For those who don’t have that option for whatever reason...thank you and stay safe #FlattenTheCuve #QuaratineLife pic.twitter.com/5OiJf4MvDc— The Flippist (@TheFlippist) March 21, 2020 The Flippist presents "Social Distancing... A Flipbook," inspired by Kirsten Lepore's wonderful "Hi Stranger" (2017) and Juan Delcan's "Safety Match" (2020).
Tags: Art, Video, News, Weird, Illustration, Animation, Kirsten Lepore, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Flipbooks, Juan Delcan


Akira 4K Remastered Ultra HD Blu-ray

Bandai Namco Arts will be releasing a new 4k remastered Ultra HD version of Otomo Katsuhiro’s groundbreaking anime Akira on the 24th of April 2020. The new print is a 4k scan of the original 35mm master positive film. Also, the composer for the film Yamashiro Shoji supervised a new mix of the 5.1ch audio track with a “192kHz Hypersonic-Effect”. Source. (image above, L to R) Cover art for the outer slip cover, front and back, and the slip case. The Amazon special limited edition comes with a ...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Animation, Anime, Uhd, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo Katsuhiro, Steelbook Blu, Blu-ray/dvds, Bandai Namco Arts, Shibuya Parco Tokyo, AKIRA 4Kリマスターセット, Akira 4K Remastered Ultra HD


All of ‘Samurai Jack’ is Now Available to Stream for Free on Adult Swim’s Website

Samurai Jack changed the game when it debuted on Cartoon Network in 2001, paving the way for experimental, auteur-driven animated series on a network mostly known for kiddie fare. Following the story of a samurai (voiced by (Phil LaMarr) who is flung forward in time against an evil overlord (Mako Iwamatsu for seasons 1-4, Greg Baldwin in the final season), Samurai Jack is still beloved for creator Genndy Tartakovsky‘s striking animation and surprisingly mature storytelling. Now, you can watch t...
Tags: Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Animation, Cartoon Network, Jack, Dexter, Greg Baldwin, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Action/Adventure, Netflix/Streaming Video, Phil LaMarr, Mako Iwamatsu, Laboratory Samurai Jack


‘Solar Opposites’ Trailer: ‘Rick and Morty’ Creator Puts Another Sci-Fi Spin on the Animated Family Sitcom

If Rick and Morty doesn’t have enough animated sci-fi insanity for you to sink your teeth into, series co-creator Justin Roiland and former head writer Mike McMahan have a whole new series that you’ll probably want to watch on Hulu in May. Solar Opposites is a new animated series following a group of aliens who barely escaped the destruction of their home world. Suddenly, they find themselves stranded on planet Earth, which they discover is a “human-infested craphole without a single redeeming ...
Tags: Animation, Comedy, Hulu, Television, Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan, Solar Opposites


Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the latest film in Toei’s Digimon franchise, is set to bring the story of the eight children who saved both the real and Digital Worlds by partnering up with living, digital creatures to an end. But it isn’t the end. Much in the same way that Digimon can’t truly “die,” the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Animation, Anime, Internet Culture, Toei, Digimon, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna, Digital Worlds


‘Angry Birds: Summer Madness’ Series Will Flap Its Way Over to Netflix in 2021

Netflix is about to go to the birds. The streaming service has teamed up with Rovio Entertainment and a kid-friendly entertainment studio called CAKE and announced that an animated Angry Birds TV series is coming to the streaming service next year, complete with a “fresh new look” you can see in the first image above. Those of you who are keeping a close eye on timeline of the Angry Birds media franchise might be surprised where this show lands on it. Read on for all of the details. Angry B...
Tags: Chuck, Comedy, Television, Movies, CMO, Netflix, Animation, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds: Summer Madness, Ville Heijari Rovio


Coronavirus Updates: Chinese Theaters to Re-Release ‘Avatar’ and ‘Avengers’; U.K. Studios Mull Whether to Close; Animated Series Going Strong

We’re several weeks into coronavirus (COVID-19) being declared a pandemic and having wide-reaching ramifications on the entertainment industry across the globe. But while China, which has managed to curb the virus’ spread, is starting to return to normal life and slowly open its movie theaters, the U.K. and the U.S. movie and TV industries are still getting hit hard. China to Re-Release ‘Avatar’ and the ‘Avengers’ Franchise to Boost Movie Theaters China opened its movie theaters for the fi...
Tags: Apple, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Scotland, China, Disney, Earth, Fox, Netflix, Animation, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Steven Soderbergh, Columbia University, Kate Winslet


Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Europe — but doing so using reduced bandwidth given the strain on broadband networks as more people are staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic. From today, it will be live in the U.K., Irelan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, France, Germany, Disney, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Companies, Broadband


Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Euopre — but doing so using reduced bandwidth given the strain on broadband networks as more people are staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic. From today, it will be live in the UK, Ireland,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, France, Germany, Disney, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Companies, Broadband


‘The Willoughbys’ Trailer: This Netflix Animated Film Gives Another Meaning to Family Values

Netflix has been killing it at the animation game lately, allowing their filmmakers space to innovate and give a fresh spin on the samey 3D-animation style. Netflix’s Oscar-nominated Klaus was the first big turning point, with its striking hybrid 2D and 3D animation, but it seem like the family comedy The Willoughbys will follow in its footsteps. Based on the Lois Lowry novel of the same name, The Willoughbys follows four siblings with neglectful parents who decide to take matters into their ow...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Animation, Oscar, Ricky Gervais, Vancouver, Movie Trailers, Lois Lowry, Bron, Klaus, Willoughby, Family Films, Willoughbys, The Willoughbys, Kris Pearn, Mark Stanleigh


Rebecca Sugar on the Unhealthy Boundaries Between Steven Universe and Jasper

Aside from all of the wild, Gem-related things Steven Universe is able to do, his greatest superpower has been his ability to bond with people who want to kill him and—through the power of song and friendship—convince them to change their minds. But what does Rebecca Sugar think about his latest attempt? io9 spoke to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Animation, Jasper, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe Future


First Trailer for Animated Adaptation of Lois Lowry's 'The Willoughbys'

"We're going to find a new family!" Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for The Willoughbys, their next home-made animated movie following Klaus last year. This is actually made by Bron, an animation studio based in Vancouver. It's adapted from Lois Lowry's novel of the same name about a group of kids who get into all kinds of trouble. Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings end ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Animation, Ricky Gervais, Vancouver, Lois Lowry, Bron, Klaus, Willoughby, To Watch, Willoughbys


See the Messy Dry-Erase Board That Guided the Storytelling of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Storytelling is hard. Crafting a strong narrative can require complex planning and a lot of adaptational skills. Also, it helps to have giant whiteboards full of notes. Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Phil Lord, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Christopher Miller, Peter Ramsey, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


Watch: French Stop-Motion 'Raymonde or the Vertical Escape' Short

"And also, I want the vastness of the sky." Here is a unique stop-motion animated film to enjoy when you have a few extra minutes. Raymonde or the Vertical Escape is an animated short by French filmmaker Sarah Van den Boom, co-founder of Papy3D Productions in Paris. In a remote farm, Raymonde (an owl) lives a solitary life. She takes care of her garden, raises rabbits, but loneliness starts to weigh on her. She asks herself questions about the meaning of things, about God, about her tardy vi...
Tags: Movies, France, Animation, Paris, Short Film, To Watch, Raymonde, Sarah Van, Yolande Moreau


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Brings Back Ahsoka Tano in “Gone With a Trace”

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has a fan favorite returning in one of its most promising story arcs. Since Clone Wars release in 2008, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) overcame some chilly reception and made a meaningful debut as the first onscreen female Jedi of prominence—meaning that she isn’t a background female Jedi and has centrality in the story. Overall, the risk to give Anakin Skywalker a young apprentice who discovers her autonomy ended up enriching the Star Wars universe in a major wa...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, George Lucas, Anakin Skywalker, Rafa, Jedi, Rodriguez, Kali, Bobby Moynihan, Coruscant, Genndy Tartakovsky, Star-Wars, Charles Murray


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Gone With a Trace”

Today, audiences were treated to the first installment of a brand new arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano. “Gone With a Trace” is the first time we’ve seen Ahsoka coping with life outside the Jedi order in the brief period of time she spent after leaving the Jedi temple and the destruction of the Jedi with Order 66. This new episode  shows us just how Ahsoka tries to exist in the bowels of Coruscant while trying to keep her past hidden. Let’s dive deeper. ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Bruce Lee, George Lucas, Force, Luke Skywalker, Lee, Palpatine, Jedi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bobby Moynihan, Coruscant


Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is Releasing Today on Digital, Just Two Weeks After It Hit Theaters

Pixar’s Onward is hitting digital platforms today on March 20, merely two weeks after the animated fantasy-adventure film hit theaters. The film’s Disney+ streaming debut will follow soon after on April 3. The animated film is the latest to opt for an early digital release in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Disney announced that Onward will be available for digital download in the U.S. tonight, on March 20. Onward is listed as being available for digital purchase starting Ma...
Tags: Movies, Disney, US, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Ian, Centers for Disease Control, Laurel, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, VUDU, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Disney/Pixar


Ahsoka's Return to the Clone Wars Brings Together Those the Jedi Left Behind

It feels so long since we watched Ahsoka Tano as she walked down the steps of the Jedi Temple one last time. It wasn’t the last time, of course. We have seen her grow, become a rebel, confront her fallen master, and become so much more than a mere Jedi in the years since. But now we’re revisiting that moment with a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, TV Recap, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Disney Plus, Clone Wars Recap


‘Mulan’ Honest Trailer: This Is What Progress Looked Like in the 1990s

Unfortunately, Disney has pushed back their live-action remake of Mulan to an unknown new release date now that movie theaters are closed all over the United States (as well as other countries around the world. But since certain corners of the internet were planning on it being released, we’re still getting the Mulan Honest Trailer for the original 1998 animated movie. Mulan might be the only movie so far whose mere existence justifies a live-action remake. Not only did Disney smash together hu...
Tags: Movies, Disney, United States, Animation, Mulan, Pocahontas, Lol, Honest Trailers, Honest Trailer, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Li Shang, Mulan Honest Trailer Mulan


Watch: Animated Experimental Dark Comedy Short Film 'Solipsism'

Can you really know all of yourself? Another entrancing animated short film to enjoy and to contemplate. Solipsism is an experimental dark comedy animated short made by animator Jonathan Djob Nkondo along with artist / illustrator / filmmaker Tuna Bora, based on her pre-existing illustrations. The title is a reference to the philosophical concept of solipsism: "the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist." It's about a girl trying to make sense of herself. "The film tells...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, To Watch, Jonathan Djob Nkondo






Distract Your Children During Coronavirus Isolation with ‘Trolls World Tour’ Song “Just Sing”, Featuring Kenan Thompson as a Rapping Troll Baby Named “Tiny Diamond”

We’re living in tough times, and for many families, working from home while children are home from school can be a difficult challenge. But DreamWorks is here to toss a glitter bomb of distraction into your daily schedule: the studio has debuted a new song called “Just Sing” from the upcoming movie Trolls World Tour. It might drive you insane, but at least it should keep your kids occupied for a few precious minutes. Plus, this movie’s cast is genuinely bonkers. See what I mean below. Trolls...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Jamie Dornan, Ozzy Osbourne, Animation, Anna Kendrick, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Theodore Shapiro, Funk, Kenan Thompson, Kendrick, Sam Rockwell


‘Quests of Yore’ from Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is Becoming a Real Role-Playing Game

In Pixar’s movie Onward, there’s a role-playing game called Quests of Yore, featuring fantasy creatures, spells, artifacts, locations and more. It’s a source of obsession for the elder elf brother Barley (Chris Pratt), and he shows his younger brother Ian (Tom Holland) how everything in the book is actually inspired by the real magical history of their world that society has mostly forgotten in favor of modern technology. Now Quests of Yore will become a real role-playing game to play with your...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, New Zealand, North America, Pixar, Board Games, Cool Stuff, Ian, Europe Australia, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Barley, ONward


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Brings Ahsoka Tano Back This Week

Star Wars fans haven’t seen much of the fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano lately, but that’s about to change this week because she’s coming back to Star Wars: The Clone Wars in a big way. After leaving the Jedi Order behind, Ahsoka Tano returns in this week’s episode, which is all about her exploits in the underworld of Coruscant. Check out a new TV spot below. Ahsoka Tano Returns This Friday Technically, we last heard from Ahsoka in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Rey heard her ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Rafa, Skywalker, Coruscant, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, Martez, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka


‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Season 5 Will End the Series

DreamWorks’ beloved She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be debuting its final season on Netflix this May. The acclaimed Emmy-nominated animated series, which reboots the iconic ’80s Mattel series for the modern age, will end its run with the upcoming fifth season, which DreamWorks Animation confirms will be its last. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will premiere its fifth and final season on Netflix on May 15. DreamWorks animation announced that the upcoming fifth season would be its ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Mattel, Katie, Critics Choice, New Black, Stevenson, Action/Adventure, Noelle Stevenson, Princesses of Power, Lauren Ash Superstore, Castaspella