Netflix’s Castlevania is a Triumph for Video Game Adaptations – Geek.com

Castlevania is loosely based on the NES classic, Castlevania III. Instead of being a simple retread of that game’s bare-thin plot, the Netflix series takes its time to flesh out the main characters. In fact, the very first episode is almost solely dedicated to the franchise’s main antagonist, Count Dracula. While there is plenty of monster-slaying action to be found, the series focuses mostly on fighting against Medieval superstitions and the power of a corrupted church. All of these deviations from the sou

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Incredibles 2 Art Brings First Look at Pixar’s Superhero Sequel

One week from today, fans will be flocking to the Anaheim Convention Center for Disney’s annual D23 Expo, which is expected to showcase a number of highly-anticipated Disney movie. And it certainly looks like one of those will be The Incredibles 2. While we still have just under a year before this long-awaited animated sequel hits theaters, an eagle-eyed fan spotted what the first artwork from The Incredibles 2 on the official D23 app. The artwork does feature the official Incredibles 2 logo, that was first revealed at D23 back in 2015.

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Hanna-Barbera’s 60th anniversary: From ‘Flintstones’ to ‘Powerpuff Girls,’ a retrospective of 60+ cartoons from your childhood

While Disney had Mickey Mouse and his friends and Warner Bros. had Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes cast, Hanna-Barbera Productions had its own prolific stable of beloved television and cartoon characters spanning the decades.Check out our slideshow to learn a bit more about the founders of the company and then check out our list highlighting some of the most popular and interesting characters and cartoons from your childhood.

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CFx Comics: Animating for a cause one issue at a time

A group of Pakistani illustration designers and conceptual comic artists have come together to use their art to produce comics and animated videos for a local audience with the purpose of addressing issues that challenge the society they live in.CFx Comics is working on communication messaging through comics and animations focusing on social issues.

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New ‘Star Wars’ Cartoon Shorts Debut Online, Bringing Female Heroes in Full Force

Today marks the debut of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes. The first installment, titled “Sands of Jakku,” covers a moment not seen in The Force Awakens: Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 must escape a ravenous, metal-craving Nightwatcher worm (which keen-eyed film viewers briefly spotted early on in the film) on their way to Niima Outpost — the place where they eventually meet Finn.

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Comcast’s NBCUniversal Looks to Storm Disney’s Animation Castle

Until last year, Illumination was Universal’s only animation studio — but that all changed when NBCUniversal, which declined to comment for this story, announced in April 2016 it was acquiring DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. for $3.8 billion. It was a hefty fee for the Steven Spielberg-founded animation studio, especially considering its hit-and-miss record over the past five years. Nonetheless, the deal was approved by board members and closed in August.

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Every DC Universe animated movie is being collected into one huge anniversary boxset

I can pretty well bet this is something I will want but can’t afford.  *sigh*  🙂

Ten years later, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are celebrating this milestone by collecting every film into one massive boxset. That’s 30 animated movies, as well as the five DC Showcase short films that make the most of their brief running time: The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.

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MAPS – Asia’s first animation theme park opens in Malaysia | blooloop

This would be so cool to visit!

The RM520 million ($120m/€105m) project from Sanderson-backed Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd is billed as the first animation-centred theme park in Asia. Spread across a 21 hectare site in Bandar Meru Raya (Ipoh, Perak), it features more than 40 attractions in six themed zones. From BoboiBoy to The Smurfs, the park features both local and internationally-known characters.

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