If you watched cartoons in the 80s, or even if you didn’t, head after the jump to watch YouTuber Jared Jeffries‘ hand-crafted trailer for Dash Swordslash and the Defenders of Everything. It’s every 80s cartoon rolled into one completely new yet completely old show in a Too Many Cooks kind of way. Some NSFW language in the voiceover so you may want some headphones. Or really loud speakers. I don’t know where you are. Why would I? That’s creepy.
Quick. Name the creepiest cartoon of your childhood. If you are a Gen Xer, the ONLY answer is Secret of Nimh. Look at that spooky owl in the picture. SO SPOOKY! Well, get ready for a return to childhood terror; because MGM is remaking it to horrify your children.
Inspector Gadget is go go going to Netflix in a brand new series! That brings to two the total of beloved old cartoons coming back to TV today alone! The series already aired in Europe, who has a much more refined sense of humor for stumbling cyborg private detectives with super intelligent nieces and their dogs. Netflix acquired the US rights and adds it to their already impressive (and highly distracting) body of work to occupy children’s attention for hours at a time. Did I mention I love you, Netflix? Except for Veggie Tales. I prefer my talking vegetables to be less Jesusy.
Who is the greatest Batman ever? A popular choice is Christian Bale. Others say Michael Keaton was and always will be the Dark Knight. Old school geeks have an fondness for the great Adam West. NONE of these are the right answer. No. It’s not Kilmer or Clooney. Affleck is playing for second at best. The right answer is this guy. There never has been, nor ever will be, a better Batman than Kevin Conroy.
Oh…my…God! The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games. I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football. It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute. I was talking about the Oscar nominations. Sorry. I get distracted sometimes! Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!
The triple crown of true A-List celebrity status has long been being the basis of a clue in the NY Times crossword, being the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question, and doing a voice performance on the Simpsons. But apparently the Simpsons had to work hard to earn their spot in the group.
Quick quiz, geeks! Who is the all-time box office champ when adding up the total grosses from all of his or her films? Harrison Ford? Tom Hanks? Morgan Freeman? Surely it’s Samuel L Jackson? He’s in every movie made!
The folks over at The Hollywood Reporter ponder whether Big Hero 6, Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and The Lego Movie should be nominated for Best Production Design (which used to be named Best Art Direction).