I started watching season 2 of Frankenhole and the lack of continuity is crazy. Sure, the creator requested episodes be aired out of order to emphasise the meaningless of time in the show, but Mrs. Frankenstein talks about mangling Victor Frankenstein's testicles when he already shot them off with a gun the last season.
Either blatant ignorance or just not giving a fuck.
This is not a reboot. This is a legit Season Five helmed by the show's original creator. If this were a reboot of the show, or if Genndy were not in charge, there would not be as much excitement around the show's return as there is right now.
The original "Samurai Jack" was a monumental achievement in Western animation, if only for the fact that a show like "Jack" had never taken the risks it took with both style and content. The show stuck out entirely because it dared to be different from every action cartoon before it (and arguably every action cartoon since). And now we may finally get to see it receive the conclusion it has deserved for more than a decade. If Genndy fails to deliver a quality season, so be it; at least he got the chance to deliver at all, and for that, I will celebrate the return of "Samurai Jack".
>>245179 CN is so shitty, with that terrible Powerpuff Girls revival and that retarded chibi Teen Titans show which they seem to air constantly, had to sit through episodes of it (and crossovers between the two) when people were streaming the new SU releases.
>>245184 >Number 1 So, the cartoon thought to be the first pornographic cartoon ever, extensively featured animal sex and even bestiality. (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdrgzr_eveready-harton-in-buried-treasure_fun)
Furry porn was inevitable, it's official.
>mffw beach scene help ive lost my sides and i cant get up
The new season of Dragons feels like it's really cleaning everything up to set the stage for HTTYD2. Which is what I thought they would do by this point, but that was when HTTYD3 was due to come out this year instead of 2019.
>>245297 That's a good question, I don't know if there's one central place where you can find out what kind of episode orders the shows have or if you have wait for the showrunner to mention it in an interview like King Julien - 78 and Trollhunters - 52
>>245298 Could have sworn it was mentioned by the King Julien showrunner that Netflix is looking to get each show at around 70 odd episodes.
Least on their current scheduled shows. But its a question of where and how far can you go with things like HTTYD when it gets really near that second movie. Which is different from things like Puss in Boots which is really undefined where it takes place before or Peabody and Sherman which takes place afterward the movie.
Except for Cartoon Network and [adult swim]. CN not only lets shows die, it fucking does a tax write-off for them and leaves them to rot in some archive somewhere. And [as] kills some shows so dead that it only ever airs said shows again in the 4am "holy shit I am fucking stoned" timeslot (e.g., "Black Dynamite").
>>245314 I don't know if [as] "kills" shows as much as it has a fairly small budget and while it's willing to experiment, prefers to try new experiments rather than trying to make a lackluster (in terms of success) experiment do better.
Personally I don't have any problem with single season shows. It's pretty much the norm in anime, and I think a lot of anime is better for it.
>>245329 That's the Catch-22 of it all. Yea more pieces like Over the Garden Wall would be Epic. Problem is those are the rarity as Networks want something they can turn into a series that will have a good number of episodes they can run each year.
If I can get into a position to talk an executive/s into a position of a budget allotment for a One Shot show startup production lets say have one start in the spring and the other in the fall and to air the preceding period (Fall show will begin airing in the Spring and the Spring Production will start up and air in the latter fall) I'll go to bat for that being a good idea.
>>245346 Their cartoons have been shy about it till very recently. Gravity Falls infamously had S&P nix an elderly lesbian couple falling for each other under the influence of the God of Love. I think they got away with inclusion in the finale though, so I don't think this is the FIRST example of on-screen gaiety on their cartoons.
>>245349 Though in this case it's probably less a case of "not having the minerals" and more a case of "The people who are in charge probably find the ship disgusting because it's incestuous, and if you don't have that particular kink it's generally pretty off putting."
Put up my thing for the Nick Writing fellowship this year. Encourage all to throw in of course since that's the kinda person I am. They've ditched their mail in system and gone with Website based Submissions so you've got a clearer idea of what needs to be filled out your work and that your work has been accepted.
Posting it here because. The people responsible really deserve a freaking medal for spending time and effort actually remastering Rescue Rangers in 1080p AND keeping the original aspect ratio of a squarish rectangle.
Good find Mister Twister. It's always disturbing when people destroy the aspect ratio, especially when they crop out an important part of a scene. I've seen the same kind of issue with censorship via lazy cutting. It's dreadful to see.
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So, I managed to find a torrent (took long damn enough).
Holy shit, this show has literally never looked better. This might just be an upscale instead of a true remastering (and the Disney XD logo before the episode I downloaded makes me think these are the cut-up versions of the episodes that were released on DVD), but godfuckingdamn I have never seen a single screenshot of the show that looked this fucking good until now.
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One thing that makes me lean toward this release being a remaster, though? The title logo. They redid the animation for it to make it hi-def. Compare the attached screenshot to https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/archive/1/11/20090430155234!Chip%27n_Dale_Rescue_Rangers_logo.jpg and see for yourself.
Too bad the torrent I nabbed lacks three separate episodes. Would've kinda wanted to take a bunch of screencaps from the full series for reaction-face purposes or whatever. Ahwell.
>>245468 Okay, I will share the ultimate secret with you, if you seriously promise to do whatever you can to get into the making money business (there is no such thing as a job too small or too insignificant).
I would assume you are not, but I still hold one of the old rules of TGFB to heart: “Do not cocktease the board” — in other words, do not tease people with sharing something, then refuse to do so (especially if some arbitrary condition is required for sharing). That said, at least one of my email addresses is not terribly hard to find, though I have included it with this post because you asked.
NEW SERIES • Apple & Onion – Being new and naïve to the ways of the “big city of sophisticated food” doesn’t stop the wide-eyed enthusiasm of the lovable buddies Apple and Onion who are destined to find their way and make lots of friends on their incredible adventure of life. The friendship comedy is created by George Gendi (The Amazing World of Gumball).
• Craig of the Creek – At the Creek, the rules of the outside world don’t apply in this kid utopia of untamed wilderness where Craig and his two best friends have ventured and tribes of children reign over tree forts and dirt bike ramps. The adventure series is created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, formerly from Steven Universe.
• Summer Camp Island – Having completed a momentous and critically acclaimed run at this year’s most notable festivals including the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, this wildly imaginative animated series, based on the original Cartoon Network short, will continue unfolding the mysteries that Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog encounter at a magical summer camp. The series hails from creator Julia Pott (Adventure Time).
• OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Cartoon Network powers up a world of original heroes across the TV and gaming landscape together with the greenlight of this action-packed comedy followed by the console and PC game jointly developed with indie video game studio Capybara games. The knockout series is inspired by creator Ian Jones-Quartey’s childhood and follows the heroic feats of K.O., an endlessly optimistic boy attempting to level up to be the best he can be in a dynamic universe of heroes, friends and challenging foes. The series builds on OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, the network’s first original standalone mobile game and was developed from a pilot that was part of Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning shorts program.
• Ben 10 – The newest show coming out of the highly successful franchise has launched multiple animated series, and numerous animated and live-action movies. Playmates Toys serves as the worldwide master toy partner for the new Ben 10 with a full line of toys based on the show that will include a range of figures, playsets, and role-play items set to launch at retail globally this fall. The wild adventures begin debuting Monday, April 10 and will introduce fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they traverse the country during summer vacation. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens to him, which kids of all ages will admire. Ben 10 is created by and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.
• Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – The mouth-watering animated comedy series premiered earlier this month and is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s highly successful 2009 global feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and subsequent, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The TV series is produced in association with DHX Media, Sony Pictures Animation and Corus Entertainment.
>>245705 I agree on the whole reboot debacle, but do remember that words can have more than one meaning. "Only two words that people keep misusing" is a gross overstatement, but thats expected coming from you. I'm only using "reboot" as a short hand for "restart to the series after being dead for so long that not all the same elements are the same, to the point the series is now taking a new direction or leaving off where it left off". Isn't "reboot" a shorter way of expressing that? I always thought of the term reboot like it is in computers where it could mean "starting that which had been shut down".
“Reboot” usually refers to a new work made that features some characters, settings, and plot points from the original work or series (e.g., “The Amazing Spider-Man”) but otherwise has no connection to the original work or series (the Raimi-directed “Spider-Man” trilogy). Reboots are generally done to “modernise” a franchise or take it in a new direction after years of dormancy (e.g., the “Batman” film franchise going all Nolan after the horrendous “Batman & Robin” put that franchise on ice).
I use the term “rebake” — a portmanteau of “reboot” and “remake” — in reference to works that are both a reboot and a remake of a prior work or series. Rebake examples include the recent “Ghostbusters” and “RoboCop” films, in that those films are meant to both reboot a dormant franchise and remake the first film of their respective franchises.
The new season of “Samurai Jack” and the “Invader Zim” movie are revivals. They are direct continuations of the original shows made years after those shows ended. They did not restart or remake anything. They do not qualify as a reboot, remake, or rebake.
This is because serialized storytelling offers a chance for actual character growth and progression that “status quo is God” shows cannot. Season Five of “Samurai Jack” is great partially because it eschews the whole “robot of the week”/self-contained storylines from the first four seasons in favor of a progressing storyline that will end in the series finalé.
Speaking of story mode, Season 5 of All Hail King Julien is coming a lot sooner than I thought. You might recall this is the season the showrunner has said is going to be super serialized, rivaling his work on Mystery Inc. Which sounds hyperbolic, but is probably good advertising because it's got me intrigued. This highly evocative promo art is a good start. tldw: Julien loses the kingdom and is sent into hiding in the S4 finale, hence the throne is empty and the "King" in the title is faded out.
>>245785 You know it suddenly occurs to me that I can't think of any other adaptation that's focused on Carmen. Which is kind of crazy. We know far more about lots of incidental characters (mostly ones that exist only in that adaptation) than we know about Carmen herself. All we really know about Carmen is that she is an impossibly good thief and that she knows how to rock a red outfit and cool hat.
>>245786 Well according to all the sources she's a former A.C.M.E. Detective that found the greater challenge was outsmarting her peers. Possibly former spy before that and her full name is Carmen Isabela Sandiego.
The show apparently did give her a backstory.
>According to this canon, Carmen Sandiego was an orphan raised at the Golden Gate Girls' School in San Francisco. The Chief gave her a home at the ACME Detective Agency and, by age seventeen, she solved more cases than any other ACME agent. However, she then disappeared and turned to a life of crime. Her partner when she was at ACME was a Japanese man named Suhara, who left ACME after she did and appears to now be retired. Unlike in most of the rest of the series, the reason for Carmen leaving ACME is not specifically stated, although it is speculated by Suhara
So it'll be interesting to see where the show picks up this time and what they decide is her history.
>>245933 The quality of everything--animation, character designs, models, environments, writing, pacing--goes up considerably with each season. For me it went from "watchable" in Season 1 to one of my favorite shows by midway through Season 3. I'm champing at the bit for Season 5.
As this crazy Spirit cartoon comes closer, I do wonder if it will implement either of the narrative devices for Spirit as seen in the movie; songs with lyrics that describe how Spirit is feeling at that moment, or just straight up internal monologue from Spirit. //youtube.com/watch?v=_Wcpp0IbkLY
It turns out that J.G. Quintel's next show after Regular Show is airing on TBS, but produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Between this and Samurai Jack, Turner seems open to the idea of the studio making content for other channels they own.
The storyboard is almost always more emotive than the final product
It's also interesting to see the differences between the storyboard and the final product. In your pic the final product is much less exaggerated in expressions and poses. With pic related, the dialogue changed significantly in the final product: Penny doesn't say a word in the second half and her father is the one that requests Gumball leaves.
>>246361 If there's one thing more fun than characters in a cute sketchy artstyle, it's finding the extra spicy version of a joke they pitched to get away with the only mildly spicy joke in the actual episode.
It's really charming how much it shows that Kulipari is almost entirely funded by just the one guy that created it. Case in point, the second season is going to take almost two years after the first. With that timeframe, it's more understandable that he butchered the pacing of the first season to cover all the books at once and get to write new stories as soon as possible.
I decided to check out the rough copies of Cans Without Labels (John K's current crowdfunded cartoon) and I'm just really glad that it's better than the old stuff. When Spumco did Flash cartoons, they were really bad in my opinion: so much tweening and low frame-rate stuff, which is typical of amateur Flash animation but just looks crumby, like those GoAnimate type things. With the current project, he's improved with the animation quality significantly. It's still like a solo animation, but much more fluidity and that just makes so much of a difference. He's also improved his pacing (a big issue with some of his works) and cut down on the failed jokes (he was a big hit, big miss kinda guy).
>>246421 Going from older adults to teenage characters is a step. While comics have been playing that game for decades as well as live action teen dramas now doing it in a media that is squarely aimed at younger children is a step.
On that I think it'll be interesting to see what happens if it gets directly addressed.
Shame Nick News is over. Could have been part of a nice follow up to their earlier piece a few years back.
Had to double post, but reminding everyone this exists: http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-movie-event/cartoon-movie-2017/discover-the-projects-1.htm
It's a site that hosts recent pitches for european animated films, as well as those pitches that got accepted and started development. Want to discover new cartoons from there? One of the best sites to use.
Huh, Netflix is trying to do something new with the medium with choose your own adventure stories. https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/20/15834858/netflix-interactive-shows-puss-in-boots-buddy-thunderstruck It's a little picky about what device you're using. If you aren't watching on a supported thing, then you just get a variant of the story that automatically runs through.
I did not expect it, but episodes 6 and 7 of RWBY actually got me emotionally invested in the characters. Although, that might just be because i read a spoiler that makes me take Pyrrha's character arc more seriously than I was originally.
>>246592 >Luckily, season two is already greenlit and will be 8 episodes, which is great, because I already want more. Netflix have frequently been disingenuous about calling every batch of episodes a "season", but this was just crazy.
>>246594 >>246595 My issue was less deviation from the source material as how much focus is on the painfully cliche corrupt medieval church that is wrong about everything.
Also, Armitage's voice work can be hard to parse. He has like four lines an episode where I have no idea what he's saying until I replay with captions.
>>246604 The church is portrayed as entirely fucking evil and very stupid, to the point of causing sympathy with "Make a fence out of intestines" Dracula.
Actual consecrations and holy aligned people are portrayed as divinely empowered and God is actively portrayed as real but largly absent besides the power he invests, but wanting fuck all to do with the church or Dracula.
Dracula because he forsook God and the church because they carry out atrocities in his name.
>>246605 I don't see what the problem here is. Sounds like what I would expect from black vs black morality horror stuff. Also, keep in mind that to the Japanese that Christianity is just another mythology to them. Like how Wizards of the coast used ancient Egypt for their most recent setting.
>>246585 I felt that the show's pacing could use some tightening. There's a hefty amount of extraneous dialogue and scenes of people just talking to each other. There were some cracking one liners in there that I didn't feel had the impact they should have done because they didn't have space to breathe, which is kinda crazy considering they had 100 minutes to work with. Also, was it just my telly or was much of the dialogue nigh-inaudible for anyone else?
It is absolutely beautiful, though. You can definitely feel the influence of Vampire Hunter D and other horror anime that the makers must have grown up watching.
>>246607 In CV3 the Church were definitely the good guys. Sypha's original backstory was she became a demon hunter working for the Church who took her and protected her after her family was killed by superstitious townfolk. That part is accurate. But here they go out of their way to show that Sypha and the Speakers are completely unaffiliated with Christianity with the line where Sypha's granddad mentions "those Christian priests".
Being an atheist I don't really care about them showing Christians or Catholics being bad guys (though they really should be Eastern Orthodox, and the Catholic Church was actually pro-science a lot of the time), and besides Ellis was more restrained in his fedora tipping than usual by making it clear it was corrupt individuals even God hates, not Christianity or the Church itself. But it made for a bad writing decision because it felt like Ellis was preaching to the audience at the expense of good pacing.
>>246611 Parts of them were good. Particularly the bar scene and the fight against the Cyclops. They should've combined those into one episode with some connective tissue and either cut down or cut out the rest of the stuff about the evil priests and the persecution of the Speakers. I get some buildup was needed for Trevor's arc of going from not giving a shit to standing up for the people but that could've been accomplished without the evil priests subplot.
>>246611 >>246613 They should've used the Speakers/Bishop subplot to introduce Grant instead. I saw an article Ellis wrote from ten years ago where he said he cut Grant out of the beginning part because he took time away from introducing the other three, but since a lot of it turned out to be filler spending it on Grant would've probably been better after all.
Binged the whole season last night. The pacing was a drag in the middle two episodes and the last half of the last episode. The writing could use a little tuning (the “family [x]” stuff did not need that much exposition). The animation was, at worst, mediocre. I liked the voice acting and non-exposition dialogue (Sypha was a delight in both regards) as well as the character designs in general. The “evil Church” stuff was heavy-handed, but I doubt that will be too much of an issue in Season 2. And HOLY FUCKING SHIT DRACULA BECAME THE FUCKING KING OF BADASS VAMPIRES AGAIN.
Netflix put out their second interactive short: Buddy Thunderstruck - The Maybe Pile. Which is fun because I like that show, but it's not very exciting as a choose your own adventure. Puss in Boots had two distinct story paths that diverge halfway, but Maybe Pile just has four endings that are literally decided in the last two choices.
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Seriously, you have one of, if not the most, famous native Sci-fi character IPS and one of the most pressing Geo-political issues of the day and your idea is "Black man vs Nazis, and don't you dare update them to be Alt-Right Nazis either you fuck! Make them as out of touch as possible, also Dinosuars, we don't want to insult the Neo-Nazis."
>>246681 Yup, Dynamite owns his comic rights, and unlike Ash Williams who they nail they are NOTHING but thumbs when it comes to Turok, this is like the 13th time they've tried to unfuck him, but they can't can't seem to get the Design "Native guy with LOTZ Link levels of Sci-fi shit.
This was his design before being "black-ified and replaced, it is equally awful.
Wow. It took 3 seasons but RWBY has become really good. I wonder if season 1 & 2 weren't as good because it needed a lot of build up of standard magical school garbage or was it to lull the viewer into a relaxed state to eventually pull the rug from underneath them.
>>246716 I don't know how to feel about this. On one hand, it's glorious how how seamlessly Rocko's Modern Life can and will adapt to current modern life stuff. On the other hand, I remember the last show I cared about on Nick and how it got treated by Nick. *coughcoughKorracoughcough* Still gonna watch new Rocko regardless of my feelings.
>>246762 There's 17 episodes left, so they could end it late this year, but early next year is more likely.
>>246763 >>246764 >we've apparently been in season nine for a while Only if you go by the CN website video list, which for whatever reason recently reorganized boundaries between seasons 7, 8, and 9. By the actual production cycle, "Three Buckets" was the season 8 finale.
Where the seasons begin and end isn't that important storywise, though. This is the show that habitually spreads multi-part episodes across the end of one season and beginning of the next.
Probably preaching to the choir, but Ed is an unusually great "idiot" character since the older you get, the more you understand his stealthily intelligent lines. Quite a few of his jokes seem completely non sequitur until you make the connections. I think TV tropes calls it "Fridge Brilliance".
Also, half of TV Tropes "Fridge" pages content is either "reading too far into it" or "it's not fridge, you're just slow".
>>246811 >And it’s not even funny, either. That's an opinion and you know it. You may not be the target audience but that doesn't mean the video lacks merit.
It's a blatant satirical jab at Johnny Test's abhorrent sound design made through the juxtaposition of the infamously overused "whipcrack" sfx against the novel and well-received sound design of EEnE. Another viewpoint is that it emphasises the magnitude of the effect sound has on a cartoon by demonstrating a grim alternative, potentially invoking further appreciation of the EEnE series. Furthermore, an interpretation that you have determined already would be the citation of a famous "rule of the internet": The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt it. It's the same kind of effect created by YouTube Poop videos. However I mainly appreciate the first two rationalisations.
As for why I posted it? because it IS funny, you Philistine.
Here's a theory for you. Disney is not just rebooting Ducktales for brand recognition.
No; Disney is considering rebooting most of the Disney Afternoon lineup (at least those shows most remembered, best received, and easily transferable into the hip slick modern 21st century), and the ratings of NEW!Ducktales will determine that.
I can believe this theory, if only because rebooting old properties like the Disney Afternoon shows means instant brand recognition and far less work than developing an entirely new world and whatnot. Then again, “DuckTales” was already the most successful and beloved show of that particular “franchise”, and—let’s be real here—it was also the best show of the bunch. Whether other DA shows receive a revival should be based on whether Disney can achieve the same kind of quality as the “DuckTales” reboot with other old shows.
Then again, I’m not so sure I want to see what a rebooted “Rescue Rangers” (read: a new Gadget design) looks like.
I really hope the new Huey, Dewy and Louie grow as people and dont remain as insufferable brats the whole time. I also feel that Atlantis was a bit too big for a first adventure. But then again, I don't remember what the first adventure was in the old series was. That reveal at the end was pretty good.
The DuckTales 2017 premier is now on youtube. Catch it while its hot/up. Who knows how long they will leave it up. Hopefully the international crowd can see it as well if they missed it. //youtube.com/watch?v=gP0Neif7Y4E
>>246889 I liked it! I'm looking forward to seeing more. I used to love Duck Tales as a kid, and I feel like they successfully modernized the parts of it that needed modernizing without losing the spirit of the original.
>>246913 > >More I think she was hurt. I expect a wheelchair at mos I dunno, it would have to be something that would give Donald custody of the triplets. So at the very least, missing/presumed dead or in a coma I would think. Just being wheelchair-bound wouldn't leave Donald as an adoptive father.
>>246977 Its the dub. I guess my wait continues, unless I feel like hinting down a mega. Oh well.
The newest Rick & Morty is the first time in a while that I think the show has legitimently upset me. All I could think of past the halfway point was "please save Stacey from that toxic hell". It didn't help that normal!Morty then dumped his soulmate that healthy!Morty had. And "healthy"!Morty didn't even release Stacy when it was as easy as flipping a switch?? I know R&M is a fucked up show that does fucked up things, but it really got to me this time.
>>247003 I was more stuck on how it's implied thathealthy!Rick sees caring about Morty as toxic. But I've never seen cynical or "fucked up", shock material in cartoons as a criticism, so long as it is humorous or fleshes out a character or idea.
I haven't seen anything past S1 except for this episode, which a friend showed me after a lecture. Good to see the show isn't dying; despite being popular with normal people (not inherently bad but often a sign I won't like it) the show is still brave and doesn't tend to pander.
And here I was wondering just where the story of Dragons was going to go now that the plot coupon and the big bad were destroyed. Turns out both survived the volcano and now Hiccup has built his own dragon eye.
Won't do a new thread for this but Chris Savino has been let go from Nickelodeon upon allegations of improper conduct with women on staff. Coming from one of the directors of BoJack from when she was an intern.
And word more allegations against some others may be coming out.
So yea shakeup hopefully going into the Live action section of stuff as well.