The idea of a Samurai Jack movie sounds amazing -- all the style and drama of what made Genndy Tartakovsky's scifi sword-swinging cartoon so good with the budget and screen real estate of a film. But it turns out we could've got one in the gap between the show's fourth and fifth seasons... and it doesn't sound as good as you'd think.
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Earlier this week, an episode of Netflix's children cartoon Maya the Bee was pulled after a hidden phallus was discovered by an angry parent. Now, the studio behind the cartoon looks to be pursuing charges against the penis-drawing artist. But in truth, sneaking dicks and other sex jokes into cartoons is weirdly long-standing animation tradition.
The world of Big Hero 6 is making its return this Spring, but not on the big screen -- instead, the adventures of Baymax, Hiro, and their friends are continuing in a new animated series. Now, we've finally got a taste of what the show's going to look like in action, thanks to its newly revealed title sequence.
Next week, we're getting a load of new Steven Universe episodes -- episodes promising some pretty big reveals for Steven and the Crystal Gems. But fans of the show are used to huge dumps of episodes and nothing for months when it comes to Steven Universe. Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case this time.
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.
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.