So, as much as I have always loved comics, cartoons and everything related to the world of being a nerd, generally, I have never attended or paid much attention to the many, varying comic conventions that are so popular these days. Maybe because I haven’t lived in SOCAL that long, but I now realize how incredibly out of the loop I am. In researching what, in relation to animation, this year’s Comic-Con has to offer, I have been bowled over by all the cool exhibits, guests and products available to the 130,000 fans that managed to get tickets to this exclusive event. I went online to try to pick up a ticket for Sunday because I am off work, but apparently I need to locate the Doctor about traveling back in time, since they are all long sold-out.
Monthly Archives: July 2014
Iron Giant Figure Part of New Mondo Collectible Toy Line
We love the incredible and highly collectible posters, shirts, and other fantastic items from Mondo. The talented folks there have outdone themselves again by introducing a new collectible toy line which will debut this week at the Mondo booth (#835) at San Diego Comic-Con.
New Poster for ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’
Pixar fans at San Diego Comic-Con this week are in for a treat: Pixar and ABC are giving away posters for the upcoming TV special Toy Story That Time Forgot at their Comic-Con panel as well at a special autograph session. The poster was designed by comic artist/ legend Mike Mignola and it’s just all sorts of cool.
Watch This: Obi-Wan Returns in New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer
We were stoked to learn that actor James Arnold Taylor is reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series. Check out the new trailer that was released this week from Disney and Lucasfilm.
“Animation Fascination” Episode 73: Doctor Who – Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow
Geronimo! Welcome to the second episode of our special animated sci-fi month. In this episode Marc Vibbert and Tom Fonss are joined by veteran Whovians Kevin Kittridge and Bob Mitsch to discuss everyone’s favorite timelord, Doctor Who!
So sit back, have a jelly baby, and come along with us as we explore all of time and space with the Doctor on his animated adventures. Remember, bow ties are cool.
Also Discussed: Reviews for Orphan Black and Transcendence on Blu-ray, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in theaters, recommendations for the film Boyhood, Monty Python Live, The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, and some classic Doctor Who episodes.
(Recorded on July 20, 2014)
Easter Eggs in ‘Big Hero 6’ Trailer
Have you had fun trying to spot some of the cool Disney-themed Easter Eggs that the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios have placed in the latest Big Hero 6 trailer? We have! Here are some of the ones we’ve spotted. Let us know what else you’ve found.
Watch This: New Clip from ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ Special
A new video clip has been released of the upcoming Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars special on the Comics Alliance YouTube channel. Looks like Perry has gotten all Han Solo-ized in carbonite and that something might have transformed Ferb for the worse.
Watch This: New Japanese Trailer for ‘Big Hero 6’
A new trailer has been released for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 in Japan. It has a more serious tone than the U.S. trailer, but ultimately is a bit of a hybrid from what Disney has released in the U.S. (Although some are claiming “spoiler alert,” if you’ve been following the film’s progress since last year’s D23 Expo, you’ll know that the stuff revealed in the Japanese trailer was already spilled by co-director Don Hall last year).
More About the ‘Frozen’ Storyline Coming to ‘Once Upon a Time’
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the writers/producers of ABC‘s hit show Once Upon a Time, talked in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly and shared more details about how they are incorporating characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen into the show. Check out the full interview on EW.com.
Watch This: Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Trailer Reaction with Tom Fonss
In an effort to bring all of you even more content on the site, we’ll be posting a range of many different videos to our YouTube channel in the coming weeks. The first of those stars our own Tom Fonss discussing the most recent Big Hero 6 trailer. Check it out after the jump …