Category: marvel animation

Disney Television Animation is developing anot…

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Disney Television Animation is developing another Marvel property into an animated show: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” will follow fellow Marvel property “Big Hero 6” as the next more-obscure comic property to be developed for Disney Channel (or its sister stations Disney Junior or Disney XD). 

According to the comics, Moon Girl — also known as Lunella Lafayette — is a “preteen super genius” as well as a part of the Inhuman race (as in, ABC show Marvel’s Inhumans, or obviously the comics). The nine-year-old teams up with her partner, Devil Dinosaur, after he was transported through time to our modern age.

The show is being developed by Lawrence Fishburne (“Black-ish,” The Matrix) and Helen Sugland (executive producer, “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish”). Disney has not yet announced the intended channel, but the premise seems to be an equally good fit for the Marvel-heavy Disney XD, the strong female leads of Disney Channel or the encouraging, educational Disney Junior. 

While the show is likely to be based solely on the comic books by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, Devil Dinosaur originated from a comic and television series concept developed by comic legend Jack Kirby: Devil Dinosaur. This comic, following the exploits of the dinosaur and his partner Moon-Boy, had a very short run (April-December 1978) and was never developed for animation as planned.

The Moon Girl comics have been in publication since 2015.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Funko acquires in-house animation studio forme…

Funko acquires in-house animation studio formerly known as A Larger Evil Corporation

The United Kingdom-based Evil Corp has been acquired by toymaker Funko this December after producing videos together since 2014, according to a report from NASDAQ

In 2016, the studio collaborated with Funko and Marvel to produce several superhero shorts, beginning with the above film “Spellbound.” 

Currently, the now Funko Animation Studios will continue to produce more Marvel shorts. No other projects have yet been announced. 

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave​ )

A sneak peak of Big Hero 6 The Series, the new Big Hero 6 show…

A sneak peak of Big Hero 6 The Series, the new Big Hero 6 show on Disney XD!

This sneak peak, first shared by Entertainment Tonight, will also air during the return of the new DuckTales on Saturday, September 23. BH6 The Series debuts in November.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

All the TV Animation Panels You Care to See at Comic-ConThe…

All the TV Animation Panels You Care to See at Comic-Con

The Hollywood Reporter published a schedule for every 2017 television panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but we’ve pared it down to just the animated stuff: 

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) 10-11 a.m., Room 6A.
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Netflix) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Room 6BCF.
Batman: The Animated Podcast LIVE! (Fox) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library.
Unikitty (Cartoon Network) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 6A.
Justice League Action (Cartoon Network) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A.
Rocko’s Modern Life (Nickelodeon) 1:45-2:45 p.m., Room 6A.
Miraculous Ladybug (Netflix) and Zak Storm, 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Room 6DE.
Castlevania (Netflix) 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Room 5AB.
TBS Gets Animated [American Dad!, Final Space, Tarantula and a new show by J.G. Quintel] 7-8 p.m., Room 7AB.
Cartoon Network Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest (Cartoon Network) 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Room 7AB.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

Young Justice (WB Digital) 10-11 a.m., Room 6BCF.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (Cartoon Network) 10-11 a.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Hey Arnold! From Hillwood to the Jungle! (Nickelodeon) 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Room 6A.
I Know That Voice: The Series, 12-1 p.m., Horton Grand Theatre.
The Jellies! (Adult Swim) 12:15-1 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon) 1-2 p.m., Room 6A.
Buddy Thunderstruck (Netflix) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 24ABC.
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) 1:15-2 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil / Milo Murphy’s Law (Disney XD) 2:15-3:15, Room 6A.
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim) 2:15-3 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim) 3:15-4 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
DuckTales (Disney XD) 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 6A.
Bob’s Burgers (Fox) 4:15-5:05 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Archer (FX) 5:15-6:05 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.

SATURDAY, JULY 22

Saturday Morning Cartoons (Boomerang) 10-10:50 a.m., Indigo Ballroom.
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy (Nickelodeon) 10-11 a.m., Room 25ABC.
Ben 10 (Cartoon Network) 10:50-11:50 a.m., Indigo Ballroom. 
SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 6A.
The Simpsons (Fox) 12-12:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Marvel animation (various) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A.
Family Guy and American Dad (Fox/TBS) 1-2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
Invader ZIM: It’s a Comic?! (Yes! Yes it Is!) (Nickelodeon) 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 24ABC.
The Science of Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) 2-3 p.m., Room 7AB.
TV Producers Sid and Marty Krofft (Nickelodeon, Amazon) 2-3 p.m., Room 23ABC.
Bravest Warriors / Bee and Puppycat (Frederator) 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 24ABC.
The Arkham Sessions Podcast: Psychology of Batman the Animated Series (Fox) 7-8 p.m., Room 25ABC.

SUNDAY, JULY 23

Steven Universe: Art & Origins (Cartoon Network) 10-11 a.m., Room 29AB.
Marvel animation: Spider-Man (Disney XD) 10:15-11:15 a.m., Room 6A.
Bruce Timm of Batman: The Animated Series (Fox) 11-12 a.m., Room 7AB.
Danger & Eggs (Amazon) 1-2 p.m., Room 24ABC.
Niko and the Sword of Light (Amazon) 2-3 p.m., Room 24ABC.
Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary, 2-3 p.m., Room 7AB.

I recommend checking out the full schedule of animation-themed programs for SDCC here.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Note: this post has been updated to include more panels not listed in the original Hollywood Reporter list on July 11. (Thanks for the note, Loki0panda)