The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is an annual event held in Annecy, France since the 1960 and features a showcase of animated features, from shorts to full length features. Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Lab gave the world a first look via a few still images of the upcoming continuation of Samurai Jack. The original series began in August of 2001 and concluded in September 2004 after 52 episodes. It was announced last December that the series would be making its way back to television, not as a reboot like so many other series, but as a continuation headed by Tartakovsky.
While there isn’t a ton of details revealed from the Annecy festival, reports from various social media outlets say that it was revealed that the series would be 10 half hour episodes that together would form a 5 hour movie. It was also said that the story would pick up roughly 50 years after the last episode.
While a definite date has not been established, Tartakovsky said that the series would be coming to Adult Swim’s Toonami “soon”.
If our three readers haven’t figured it out, we do plan on covering the show here on Derpy News. For the past several months one of the blank show icons in our menu has had the very vague outline of Aku’s head (minus his actual head) embedded in it. At some point we are hoping to review / revisit the original series. So stay tuned.
Ponies are in the stable until fall. Pet shop has closed up for good. Wander prepares to wander into oblivion. And while Steven U chugs along, its airing schedule is quite random. One ray of hope shines through the morning haze of the summer season, Star vs. The Forces of Evil.
Season 2 begins July 11th and we’ve got the names of the first six episodes, as the show will continue much like Wander (and Season 1) on the 22 minute double episode time slot.
- (201) My New World
- (202) Ludo in the Wild
- (203) Mr. Candle Cares
- (204) Red Belt
- (205) Star on Wheels
- (206) Fetch
iTunes episode finally had problems again, with S4E24 this time, the video is affected and is cropped about 20 pixels, instead of 1280×720 and 1920×1080, this episode has a resolution of 1260×720 and 1900×1080.
We encourage you to not get this episode as long as it’s not fixed. If you already has bought a copy of the episode, we invite you to contact Apple support about it
Public Service Announcement: the episode Pinkie Pride is evidently already up for sale on Google Play. Click here if you want to spoil yourself.
The Hub Network announced Monday that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic won Best “Kid” Animated Series of 2013, and to go along with celebrations will be wiping the broadcasting schedule for Wednesday clean, and replacing it with 13 hours of ponies.
If anyone comes across what episodes they will be playing tomorrow, please send it in to us. Currently my DirecTV listing has the usual daily lineup.
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Hadamsj kindly submitted this video to us. Their source is a website currently known as DisneyNickHD that seems to be subject to involuntary name changes. You can follow them on Twitter to learn about their latest address changes.
It seems that so far only their translation of “The Picnic” has aired, also as a preview of the show just like in the US.
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