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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.