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Samurai Jack Preview: One vs Many

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Do you enjoy human on robot violence?  How about motorcycles?  Fresh full minute of the upcoming premiere of Samurai Jack, Season 5, starting March 11th.

The Toy Fair Report

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On Friday, Hasbro made their annual presentation at Toy Fair NYC for investors and shareholders. In regards to My Little Pony, apart from the new toys coming,  it’s all about the movie for 2017. The movie, due to be released on October 6th, is billed to be a “whole new entry point” for people who are not already familiar to the franchise in its current form. According to MLP franchise lead, Tyla Bucher, the promotion of the movie will begin with Friendship Day sometime in July and then a product launch in August. Promotional partners are expected to take the brand to “unexpected places.”

Hasbro’s Head of Storytelling Meghan McCarthy was on hand to give a brief description of the new characters to be introduced in the movie:
• Capper – Con Artist Cat, turned hero  (Taye Diggs)
• Tempest – A Unicorn Who’s broken horn speaks to a troubled past (Emily Blunt)
• Songbird Serenade – The Hottest musical act in Equestria (Sia)
• Grubber – Hilarious bumbling side kick to The Storm King (Michael Peña)
• The Storm King – Big Bad Villain of the Movie (Liev Schreiber)
• Captain Caelano – Dynamic Leader of the Parrot Pirate Crew (Zoe Saldana)
• Qyeen Novo – Regal Ruler of the Sea Ponies (Uzo Aduba)
• Skystar – Energetic Daughter of Queen Novo (Kristen Chenoweth)

In addition, Blunt, Sia, Chenoweth, and Diggs will take part in five of the seven songs for the movie.

Perhaps the bigger story was a slide indicating that “The Magic Continues” in 2018. Many will speculate that means an eighth season of Friendship is Magic. We shall see for certain as Season Seven is set to begin this Spring. Whatever way you look at it, My Little Pony is not going anywhere soon and the movie is billed as “just the beginning” as it enters a new phase (not necessarily a new generation).

There was a brief mention of the reboot of Littlest Pet Shop during the presentation which is said to be in its early stages. LPS fans can expect digital  shorts in the Fall and a new animated series set for 2018.

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Possible Season 7 Titles Revealed on “Twilight and Starlight” DVD

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In an episode listing of new DVD being distributed by Shout! Factory, 2 new episode titles have been revealed, very likely from the new season. The inclusion of the titles are tentative and may change, as with The Fault in our Cutie Marks was removed on the “Soarin Over Equestria” DVD.

The new episode titles are “Celestial Advice” and “All Bottled Up.” The DVD is scheduled to release on May 30th, 2017.

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Six New Characters revealed for upcoming MLP The Movie

And now for some My Little Pony Movie related information.

Meghan McCarthy, writer and co-executive producer for the upcoming theatrical MLP movie hinted on Thursday of some upcoming news.  That news was the reveal of six new characters that will be appearing in the movie via the voice actor & actresses Twitter accounts on Friday.  Unfortunately as the one who is writing this article, I have to admit I really do not have a clue what is going on with the movie, or who these characters are.  Further more, as someone who cares little about the entertainment business, I had to research into who exactly these people are.

Liev Schreiber is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer rising to general fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s with such movies as Random, Phantoms, Scream, and X-Men Origins as Sabretooth.

Kristin Chenoweth is an actress and singer with credits in the musical theater, film and telvision, and a Tony Award winner for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  She has also done various voice work in such films as Tinker Bell (as Rosetta), Rio 2, BoJack Horseman and American Dad.

Taye Diggs, another actor singer with a career more on the stage than in the films, known for his roles in Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, his role on on the television series Private Practice, and his film role in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Emily Blunt is a British-American film and stage actress who has had plenty of stage and film work, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gideon’s Daughter, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Devil Wears Prada.

Zoe Saldana is an actress and dancer who is best known for her work as Nyota Uhura of the recent Star Trek movies, Neytiri in Avatar, and Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Uzo Aduba is an American actress and singer, currently best known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, in which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, along with a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and two Screen Actors Guld Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy  Series.  She is only one of two actors to win Emmy Awards for both comedy and drama.

And of course if you want to learn more, just go visit Wikipedia such as I just did.

The general feeling around the fandom/community has mainly been about the new character designs, such as Capper aka Catman.  The phrase of the day has been of course, Original Characters Donut Steel.  Unfortunately for those people, they’re canon, unless we plan on breaking the movie away much like people did with the comic, creating some sort of weird cartoon multiverse.

Since the clock is ticking down towards the movie, and a new season of ponies, we will be attempting to keep you informed.  All three of ya.
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Samurai Jack: Season 5 Trailer via [ Adult Swim ]

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Yesterday we posted the ‘teaser trailer’ Adult Swim had published across their social media on Friday, which featured only a few seconds worth of footage, namely Jack’s sword.  As of this morning a full trailer has been released, 3+ minutes worth.  Most talked about in the clips (yes spoilers a little) is the fact we see blood, something that was missing from the original Cartoon Network run, but going back to the conventions this past summer, we are to expect a more mature theme.  I just read somewhere they say Jack will have to deal with taking actual lives in this final 10 episode arc and finale.

Star Vs Returns to Dominate February

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Star Vs. The Forces of Evil returns to the airwaves this Monday, February 6th at 7am EST.  The show like so many others usually take an extended hiatus during the holiday season, and usually ending right after the Superbowl.  Star returns with a little force.  While the new episodes will be airing in the wee hours of the morning, they will be airing new episodes four days a week for the next three weeks.  This is accomplished by splitting the timeslot in half, as the show up until now has aired as two 11 minute episodes packaged together in a 22 minute time slot.  Either way, lots of Star this month, as the train takes off with episode 215 on the 6th and concludes at 222 on the 27th.

New episodes of Star Vs, Monday – Thursday @ 7am EST.  February Schedule Below.

02/06/17 – 215a: Raid the Cave
02/07/17 – 215b: Trickstar
02/08/17 – 216a: Baby
02/09/17 – 216b: Running with Scissors

02/13/17 – 217a: Mathmagic
02/14/17 – 217b: The Bounce Lounge
02/15/17 – 218a: Crystal Clear
02/16/17 – 218b: The Hard Way

02/20/17 – 219a: Heinous
02/21/17 – 219b: All Belts are Off
02/22/17 – 220a: Collateral Damage
02/23/17 – 220b: Just Friends

02/27/17 – 221: Face the Music
02/27/17 – 222: Starcrushed

If anyone is interested in writing reviews or something for Star Vs, now is the time to join the gears.

Stevenbomb 5 Begins Monday, Weekly Episodes Starting February 10th

I honestly have to admit that I had forgotten that the Steven Bomb was about to drop.  That’s because if you hadn’t found out by now, the episodes were purposely leaked earlier in the month.  If I remember the story, one of the Non-US branches of the online app had the episodes available for a day, and then removing them.  Since this is the internet, much like old VHS tapes and television stations, the episodes were recorded and distributed across the globe.  I know many attempt to hide from spoilers, but its gotten pretty hard to do so in this day and age.

StevenBomb V, begins Monday, January 30th at 7pm EST with a double episode, Steven’s Dream and Adventures in Light Distortion.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are your standard 11 minute episodes, Gem Heist, The Zoo and That Will Be All.

Then starting on February 17th, SU will return to a regular single episode time slot in the Friday Night Lineup on Cartoon Network, with The New Crystal Gems airing on the 10th and Storm in the Room on the 17th.

That’s all for now.