After 20 years in space, Rocko struggles to adjust to life in 21st century O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.
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Batman fans rejoice! This weekend is San Diego Comic Con 2019 and this means we are going to be getting a lot of news in regards to movies, comic books, anime and even video games. Today I got some exciting news to tell you if you love the classic Batman: The Animated Series show. If you have Batman: The Animated Series collection, you might want to save up for this Batman collection. It’s been announced that the sequel, spinoff Batman Beyond will be coming back in a Blu-Ray collection set. The set is expected to come out on Blu-Ray October 29th and a digital version on October 15th.
To celebrate the 20 years of this cartoon, this collection will come out as a Limited Edition set with a total of 52 episodes. 41 episodes out of the 52 will be remastered without film grain, 35 mm film and enhancing resolution. This collection will have bonus features that includes commentary from series creator Bruce Timm, four art cards, a remastered movie of Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker and an exclusive Pop Funko figure of Batman. According to IGN, the digital collection of this will be about $49.99 and the physical set is $99.99.
Once again, I have some news to share with you and it’s not about anime or video games. It’s all about the yellow cartoon SpongeBob!
SpongeBob Prequel series
Reported by Deadline, Nickelodeon announced that they are planning to do a spinoff series focusing on SpongeBob SquarePants. According to the article, the working title for the cartoon is called “Kamp Koral”. Unlike the cartoon on TV right now, this series will be a prequel series focusing on SpongeBob when he was 10 years old and the setting of the series is him at a sleepaway camp. The series will be CG animated instead of 2D animation and it will have 13 episodes. Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins announced it’s the first time they will do a spinoff show based on SpongeBob and the show will begin production in June.
Deadline describes Kamp Koral:
In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral. SpongeBob SquarePants‘ Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller co-executive produce the prequel.
According to the site, there will be a build up to this series as we approach SpongeBob’s 20th anniversary on his TV debut. His TV appearance appeared in July 17th, 1999 and the one hour TV special Big Birthday Blowout will begin on July 12th.
SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom returns!
The only SpongeBob games I remember playing as a kid was SpongeBob SquarePants: Super Sponge and SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman. There is one SpongeBob game that I never played but I wish I did because it’s considered one of the best and fun games according to the fans. In 2003, THQ and Heavy Iron Studios created the game SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom for PS2, GameCube and Xbox. Fans loved this game for the fun gameplay and cartoon humor. Now recently announced, Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Purple Lamp Studios are bringing back this fan favorite game for modern consoles. This returning game is called SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. This game will be for X1, Switch, PS4 and PC. Here is what the game is described according to Gematsu:
Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn’t you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!
Step aside Final Fantasy VII Remake, Death Stranding and Pokemon Sword and Shield, SpongeBob is taking over the news!
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Does anyone remember watching Rocko’s Modern Life during the 90’s? Remember the insane randomness in the cartoon Invader Zim? I got some interesting news to share. Originally in 2017 Comic Con, Nickelodean revealed two teaser trailers for the return of Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim. Now we get an update from Bob Bakish, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Viacom in regards to these cartoons. They are actually cartoon movies and they will be premiering on Netflix. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus will be on Netflix in summer 2019. It’s updated that Rocko’s Modern Life will be in late Summer.
Created by Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim premiered on March 30, 2001, running for 27 episodes over two seasons on Nickelodeon, winning an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for individual achievement in animation (which went to storyboard artists Kyle Menke and Steve Ressel, respectively). The series chronicles an alien named Zim who arrived on Earth from his home planet of Irk with imperialistic intentions of conquering the planet (in order to gain favor with his Irken home race). Wildly ineffective but hilariously earnest, Zim and his robot companion GIR attempted to blend in and study the human race while simultaneously trying to enslave it. Despite Zim and GIR’s subpar disguises, the only humans who realize they are extraterrestrials are school-aged paranormal investigator Dib.
In INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about.
Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Just like the original ‘90s series, “Static Cling” is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.
Also, it’s been announced a while back that Netlfix will also be in charge of other Nick projects such as the live action TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, an animated series called Pinky Malinky, two animated movies of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles and The Loud House.
What do you think about these movies being in Netflix?
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Remember the fifth season of Samurai Jack where the cartoon got dark with elements like blood violence and suicide? Well, get ready to see some violence and action because Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky is back and this time, he is making a cartoon Adult Swim fans. The cartoon is called Primal. It’s unknown if it’s going to be a movie special or TV series, but you can bet that Tartakovsky will be working on this project. If you don’t mind the violence, this may be for you. Primal will be on Adult Swim in the fall 2019.
Genndy Tartakovsky is an animator, director and producer in animation. He worked on cartoons like Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars. He also directed the family movie trilogy Hotel Transylvania. He was this close to directing a Popeye movie, but Sony scrapped it and we ended up getting The Emoji Movie.
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Originally, I was going to do a movie review on this topic, but I decided to change my mind and discuss the difference between the original movie and Alternate Universe Mode. There will be minor spoilers but I am not going to cover the entire movie. I want you guys to enjoy this movie as well.
In 2018, Sony released two Marvel movies in the last three months of 2018. In October we had Venom and in December, we had the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a smashing hit that surpassed many other animated movies that it even got an Oscars and knocking down Disney titles like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. I got this movie for my birthday this year thanks to my parents. I got the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and based on the description on the Blu-Ray version, you can watch the movie in “Alternate Universe Mode”. Alternate Universe Mode is a special mode where you watch the movie, but you watch with the deleted scenes or scenes that was first idea but didn’t make it into the final cut. I decided to take the time to watch this movie in this version to see what was the changes. In conclusion, the movie had a different direction compared to the final product. Here is my top three points I noticed while watching AUM:
Iron Man confirmed in Spider-Verse?
Marvel has many heroes and it’s pretty common in the common books that they meet together. In movies, it can be complicated. Since this movie was done solely by Sony, we don’t have Tom Holland Spider-Man and instead we have adult Peter Parker and young new hero Miles Morales. In a scene with Miles’ parents, Miles mother us making dinner and she tells her husband that the food is Iron Man’s favorite dish. This caught me by surprise since even though it’s a Sony-Marvel movie, the creators of the movie wanted to mention another Marvel character. I shouldn’t be surprised since this is not the first time because in the Spider-Man PS4 game, Peter has made comments about the Avengers and the game includes Easter Eggs of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, I can see why they took this off from the movie since Iron Man belongs to the MCU world and Spider-Man shared with Sony and Disney.
Miles’ Friend Ganke Lee
Unlike Iron Man, this character had a role in this movie and it would have played differently than the final version. When Miles gets Spider powers, he turns for help and seek his friend Ganke for help. Together they do tests and results on how can Miles learn to control his powers. One of the teaching methods is watching a Spider-Man movie played by Tom Cruise. We also get to learn about Miles’ conflicting feelings about being the next Spider-Man.
Jefferson and Aaron
In the movie, we didn’t get much information about Miles’s dad Jefferson and uncle Aaron but we did get implied details that Jefferson doesn’t want Miles to get influenced by his uncle Aaron. In the cut scenes, while in the search for Miles, Jefferson visits Miles and asks if he seen him. These two then get into a short discussion in regards on knowing about Miles personally. You can tell that these brothers have different views and opinions that puts a strain into their relationship.
Overall, if you love the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I would recommend watching this mode to see what would have movie been like if they stuck with their first ideas. Did you see this movie? What did you think about this or Alternate Dimension Mode? These are just some of the points I wanted to talk about. I don’t want to spoiler this for you.
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Interesting perspective of Lexi and Pokemon themes.
Hey Everyone! Hope the couple to few of you are enjoying this series so far, I’m slowly yet surely working on some more posts for you fellow readers. Until then take your time to keep reading and watching the videos to get you psyched for the new episode!! I thought this would be a good time for everyone to get to know the characters. The brilliance of this person on YouTube, her online name is musicalspygirlLU, gives great info about the characters and some action scenes. For this post I will start off with Lexi’s video since this episode is based around her and Myka. For the next few episodes I will posts more info videos for each character. Here is Lexi’s video…
A few days passed. Myka grew accustomed to the quiet hotel room. The bird like creature was forever sealed in its life sphere…
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If you thought losing Stan Lee was awful, I got some unfortunate news I recently heard from Twitter. According to the official Nickelodeon Twitter, it’s been announced that Stephen Hillenburg has died. If you don’t know who is Stephen Hillenburg, he is the creator of the late 90s cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants.
According to Variety, the cause of death was ASL. At the ALSA.org site, ASL, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It was announced a while back that Stephen was diagnosed by ASL in March of 2017. Now that he is gone, it’s unknown what’s going to happen with the SpongeBob cartoons and how is this going to affect Nick. SpongeBob SquarePants first premiered in May 1st, 1999. In 1993 to 1996, he wrote and directed the cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life. SpongeBob has been getting a lot popularity from old and new fans. It’s around now season 11 and even has two movies.
SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon that I will always enjoy. I remember watching every episode and quotes. It’s part of my life and I am saddened that Stephen Hillenburg is gone. I am thankful for him for giving us something to laugh about. God Bless his friends and family.
Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.
I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.
1. Kirito from Sword Art Online
Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.
2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)
On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.
3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)
I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.
4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)
I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.
5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts
For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.
8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)
I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.
9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot
I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.
13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.
14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)
I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.
16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)
As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.
17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America
Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.
19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)
Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.
20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited Edition Glow Chase)
I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.
With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?
*This is my 87th post on my streak!
It’s been a while since we seen the first season of Disney XD series Spider-Man. From learning to use his powers to facing enemies that were once friends, Peter’s life with school and being a hero is no walk around the park. Announced at Comicbook.com, Disney XD will bring the animated series Spider-Man with another season. In this new season, new actors will play as new characters that will affect Peter Parker. Season 2 begins on June 18th on Monday and the first episode will be an hour long and it’s hinted that it will make Spider-Man’s world “upside-down.”
Here is what described according to the site:
Season two will feature higher stakes and epic battles as Spidey faces-off against new heroes and villains, some of which are voiced by exciting guest stars, including Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”), Booboo Stewart (Disney’s “Descendants”), Nathaniel Potvin (“MECH-X4”), NASCAR racer Ryan Blaney and social media sensation Teala Dunn.
The second season finds Peter Parker in his “sophomore year,” as he’s no longer an inexperienced new superhero nor a brand new student, at the intimidating Horizon High. However, his foes are also no longer inexperienced and his ever-growing Rogue’s Gallery is focused on taking Spider-Man down. Picking up where season one left off, the stakes are much higher in Peter’s personal life and Spider-Man’s superhero life.
He also must learn how to balance working at “The Daily Bugle” to afford tuition at the prestigious Horizon High while surviving Doc Ock’s series of obstacles in an attempt to get rid of Spider-Man once and for all. The action-packed season will continue to touch on Spidey’s relatable themes, including friendship, loyalty and heroism while staying true to its signature sense of comedy.
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