Music is Steven Universe's secret weapon — mainly because the show consistently cranks out some great, toe-tapping songs that are a highlight every time they show up. But the show's musical excellence extends beyond its ability to offer a good tune: It connects music to characters in some profound, interesting ways.
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Frederator Studios, the animation house responsible for Fairly Odd Parents and Adventure Time, has been trying to get an adaptation of the beloved Dracula-whipping action game franchise Castlevania off the ground for ages. According to the studio's founder, it sounds like the series could now be on track.
Video: The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of just spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' animated series using only the SNES' beloved animation game.
Excellent news! Disney has announced new details about the animated series that will serve as a continuation of Big Hero Six, as well as new art from the show - and confirmed that the vast majority of the film's voice cast will reprise their roles for it.
Video: Even if you've been obsessed with playing Pokemon GO the past few weeks, you probably have no idea who Jason Paige is. But if you grew up watching the animated series, you definitely know his voice. He sang the epic theme song for the US version of the Pokemon cartoon. Think the resurgence in popularity is doing Paige favours? Think again.
Futurama may not make me laugh as hard as other comedies, but its vision of the future and all the shenanigans that come with it have always been enjoyable to watch (throughout all its various cancellations and comebacks). Kaptain Kristian makes the case that Futurama is special because it was the "master of hiding brilliance in plain sight. Bridging the gap between comedy and arithmetic while bringing humanity to the science."
There are two sides to Steven Universe's addictive brilliance: One is its deft, deep character-driven storytelling and masterful slow burn approach to its worldbuilding and lore. The other is its adorable goofy charm, its laidback slice-of-life-style comedic atmosphere. This most recent run of episodes has given us a huge dose of both.
There's long been talk that after the adventures of animation's goofiest spy, Sterling Archer, came to an end on TV, the team behind the show would want to try an Archer movie. Recently the show's producers teased an idea for a live-action film, and if they go that way they already have a perfect star in mind: Mad Men's Jon Hamm.
Video: It's really fun to see the genius eye of Stanley Kubrick get translated into the world of The Simpsons. Instead of the psychopaths in A Clockwork Orange, we get Homer, Moe and crew. Instead of the stillness of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we see the goofiness of Homer eating in zero gravity. Instead of the eeriness of The Shining, we get Homer... again.
The life of a Steven Universe fan is one punctuated by moments of great fun when the show is actually on, followed by huge periods of sadness while waiting for it to return (as is the case right now, since the last episode aired in January). But now we know when Steven and the Crystal Gems are coming back, and it's not the only good news!
We've known for a while that the planned Voltron reboot had evolved from a Dreamworks movie into a Dreamworks TV series for Netflix — but now the streaming video company has lifted the lid on how Voltron: Legendary Defenders is taking shape. And good news, lion-robot fans: It sounds and looks a hell of a lot like Voltron.