Watch This: Obi-Wan Returns in New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer

obi-wan-star-wars-rebels

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.

Continue reading

Advertisements

“Animation Fascination” Episode 65: Jason Schleifer – Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation

AF65

Listen Now!!

Jon Hueber and Stanford Clark join Marc to interview Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation at DreamWorks Animation about his career as well as Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

We talk about his work at Weta Digital on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, moving up the ranks at DreamWorks, and receiving philosophical wisdom from a random guy on a sand dune.

Also Discussed: trailers for The BoxTrolls and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, the DreamWorks short Almost Home, Frozen on Blu-ray, breaking news about Cartoon Network, and so much more…

(Recorded on 03/10/14)

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 62: Spring Movie Preview ’14

AF 62

Listen Now!!

Tom Fonss is back as our recurring monthly co-host! During the episode Marc and Tom discuss the four films being released during the late winter and spring. Among them; Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, Dreamworks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Blue Sky’s Rio 2, and Summertime Entertainment’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.

Also Discussed: Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to Netflix Instant, Game of Thrones, and tangents galore.

(Recorded on 02/17/14)

Continue reading

Clone Wars Coming, Ending on Netflix: May the Stream be With You

cbackstarwarstcwrh

On March 7th, Star Wars fans will finally be able to get closure on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series as Lucasfilm and ABC/Disney have announced that the last season–abbreviated as it is–will be coming to Netflix.

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 57: AF News – Week of January 13th, 2014

AF57

Listen Now!!

It’s our first AF News episode! Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss all the latest news in animation from the past few weeks.

News Highlights Discussed: Actor Sam Witwer Q & A, Golden Globe for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to Frozen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars final Darth Maul story arc, Pixar’s Party Central, Disney’s Big Hero 6, Turbo: FAST on Netflix Instant, and a fifth Ice Age film.

(Recorded on 01/13/14)

‘Clone Wars’ Final Arc to Be Told in Comic Book Miniseries

MaulCloneWars

When the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series was abruptly cancelled last spring as part of the Disney/Lucasfilm acquisition, fans wondered if the still-dangling storylines would ever be resolved.

Continue reading

Check Out The Inquisitor Action Figure from ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

star wars rebels The Inquisitor

We are gearing up for a major barrage of all things Star Wars in 2014. With filming set to begin on Episode VII, the Clone Wars wrap up episodes,  and the premiere of the new Star Wars: Rebels series this fall, 2014 should be a year full of great news, rumors, and overall awesomeness in the Star Wars universe.

Continue reading

New Releases – Week of Tuesday October 15, 2013

AFNewReleaseRoundUp

Hello, animation fans! This week’s new releases will have something for the entire family! We are given a spooky Halloween compilation and an epic galactic tale! Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Fifth Season are heading our way!

Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Voice Casting Rumors Surface

starwarsrebelsceleblarge2

The Hollywood Reporter has shined some light on the now dark Star Wars Animation universe by announcing possible voice actors for the new animated TV series, Star Wars: Rebels that will hit small screens in the fall of 2014.

Continue reading

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Animated Series Gets Greenlit

StarWarsRebels

Star Wars animation fans can breathe a sigh of relief–even though we won’t be getting new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars anytime soon (if ever), a new animated series from Lucasfilm has been announced today entitled Star Wars: Rebels. Set in the decades between Episode III and IV, the series “takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledging rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.” The first episode will air as a one-hour “special telecast” on Disney Channel in the fall of 2014 with the regular series set to broadcast worldwide on Disney XD shortly thereafter.

Continue reading