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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

[PODCAST] Autobot City Episode 40 (Botcon Special) Released!



No Phil this week, but we are joined by Shawn/Cybertron Ax to talk about the social aspect of the convention, as well as what happened at the convention from a his point of view.

[PODCAST NEWS] Autobot City taking a breather after Episode 40, final show coming out in a few weeks!

After Episode 40 (Which features the temporary return of original co-host Shawn/Cybertron Ax) we are taking a breather so we can plan out and record our final show. I want Episode 41 to completely blow everything out of the water, and that involves a lot of work. Thank you for your patience and trust me, it will pay off ;)

Episode 40 will be out either tonight or tomorrow afternoon, depending on schedules.

[VIDEO] Transformers Headmasters Episode 6 - The Doomsday Meteorite

In a break from our usual weekly audiobook presentation, I present to you the latest in Dark Heroes Entertainment's "Headmasters" English fandub. OK, the voice acting might not be oscar-winning material, but it sure beats the STAR TV dub!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back to the 80's Episode 20 Released!

Where Jeremy and Glenn DON'T talk about Transformers (we've already done that this week, see) but DO answer your questions, talk about the OTHER toy news that's out there, and discuss your top 5 vehicle picks. (Not all of them are HISS tanks, either.)


Listen to the podcast HERE!

Back to the 80's: Botcon 2010 Special!

Where Jeremy and Glenn team up with Dave and Andy from the Moonbase 2, to bring you more Botcon 2010 news than Terradive can shake a trident at!


Listen to the podcast HERE!

Monday, June 28, 2010

[PODCAST] Moonbase 2 Episode 113 Released?!


You might ask yourself "OK, something's not right here! Why are you presenting to us a podcast from one of the competition?!" Well, it's because this week, our friends Dave and Andy team up with Glenn and Jeremy from our very own "Back to the 80's" Podcast to present the biggest crossover of the century! The boys cover all the news relating to BotCon 2010, and a little bit of War for Cybertron thrown in for good measure.

You can listen to the Podcast by going HERE.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

[PODCAST] The Anime Basement Episode 1 Released!


Nerdsphere forum member Xtroguyver presents to us the pilot episode to what will eventually be a regular series covering anime.

This week Paul, James and Dave review one of the most controversal of all animes, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Enjoy!

You can find the podcast by going HERE.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

[PODCAST] Dude Wait What Podcast Episode 15 - Transformers and Baked Goods



So in honour of Botcon being this weekend as well as the release of Transformers: War for Cybertron, we spend an hour talking about the game and how we think it stands up as a game and as a piece of franchise fiction. Yeah, this one is REALLY NERDY. Oh and btw, OMG SPOILARZ !!!!!!!11TWO!!

This week we transmit:
  • STAN BUSH!!!!
  • War for Cybertron
  • War for Cybertron
  • Thermal Scopes on Riot Shields
  • War for Cybertron
  • The realism of fake firearms
  • War for...something...
  • Bob knows how to work the system
  • Activision's disaster of distribution
  • What's Singularity?
  • Gold Nipples, Show closing
  • Cookies vs. Biscuits
Oh, and as an addendum, Matt actually got his copy of War for Cybertron right after this episode aired, his wife got it for him. That's love, folks.

[OBITUARY] Pennant Roberts (1940 - 2010)


Pennant Roberts, who had directed a ton of British television shows in the 1970s-80s, including episodes for both Blake's 7 and the original Doctor Who series, died this past Tuesday after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 69.

For Doctor Who, Roberts directed the following stories: The Face of Evil, The Sun Makers, The Pirate Planet, Warriors of the Deep and Timelash.

Roberts also directed the unfinished Douglas Adams-penned Tom Baker story "Shada" which was eventually completed for audio with Paul McGann in the lead.

On behalf of the Nerdsphere, I would like to send out my deepest sympathies to the family of Pennant Roberts, including his wife Betsan, at this time.

[VIDEO] Botcon fan film Award Winner - REAL WORLD IACON!

Nerdsphere forum member and professional voice actor Jon Bailey/JON3.0 has won a competition at BotCon to produce a fan-made film. The film is based on MTV's "The Real World" and includes many of our favourite G1 characters under a slight skewed light. Our very own Princess of Plastic, Nicole/Hailstorm provides the voice of "RC" a very *Ahem* well-endowed fembot.

Friday, June 25, 2010

[NEWS] New Tokusatsu show announced: Kamen Rider OOO!


A brand new Kamen Rider will be taking over the airwaves on September 15th. His name is Kamen Rider OOO (Or both "Triple O" or the shorter "O's"). Not much to report at the moment, but I thought that a reveal of the suit will come a long way. There definitely appears to be a "Triple" gimmick at work, with OOO switching between three different modes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

[PODCAST] Autobot City Episode 39 Released!


After an absence of three weeks, we return with an epically huge podcast!

In this instalment:
  • Matt and Phil talk Auto Assembly, War for Cybertron, Botcon Toys and bad convertibles in the news.
  • Matt talks to an old friend of the podcast about the upcoming Botcon 2010.
  • Phil and Amiee talk about Ironhide #2 in the Comics Corner.
  • Then Matt and Phil cover the City Chatter and the very last selection of Listeners Questions before the Aequitas Chamber picks them back up again.
Get the Episode HERE.

Two Episodes to go, get those hankies at the ready!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Muv-Luv Unlimited partial translation patch released

AMATERASU TRANSLATIONS have released a partial English translation patch for the Unlimited portion of the MUV-LUV visual novel.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SWAN SONG translation patch released

YANDERE TRANSLATIONS have released their full English translation of the visual novel SWAN SONG.

A review of the visual novel by the translator can be located HERE.

Back to the 80's Movie Review: G.I. Joe the Movie (1987) Commentary Released!

Where Jeremy and Glenn are joined by friend to the podcast, Andy AKA CobraCommanderTFW, to review this classic animated movie of the 80s, in what we hope to be the first of many movie reviews in the future!


Listen to the commentary - HERE!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More Kapow! Toys Presents videos!

6 new videos, 4 world exclusives (I think!)

HFTD Jetblade


WFC Bumblebee


Generations Thrust


TFCC Punch/Counterpunch


HFTD Sidearm Sideswipe


HFTD Banzaitron


Thanks for watching guys!

Back to the 80's Episode 19 Released!

Where Jeremy and Glenn discuss your top 5 cartoon characters of the 1980s, the plethora of G.I. Joe figures around at the moment, give you all the news that's worth hearing from the world of toys, and answer your questions on the Nerdsphere!


Listen to it HERE!

[PODCAST] Dude Wait What Podcast Episode 14 - I AM DE RED CYCRONE



Sorry about being late folks, there's a lot to talk about this week. It's our big E3 show and we've got all the dish on everything out of the convention hall for your earholes. Plus! Your first look at an in depth analysis of a possible leaked roster for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3!
  • Microsoft. Being slim and moving around a lot.
  • Nintendo. 3D in your hands.
  • Sony. Yeah. Sony.
  • SUDDENLY, ONLINE GAMING PHILOSOPHY DISCUSSION.
  • Super Kooky Wrasslin' 4 Turbo
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 full list revealed!
  • What we been playing. Jamie is nine years old.
  • Carboard boxes and genitalia.
I need a cigarette now. See you next week.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Problems with the Forum

There seems to be an on-and-off issue with the forum where we are greeted with a critical error message when we attempt to get onto the site. Please be assured we are trying to look into the problem and hopefully one way or another things should be up and running soon.

EDIT - Forum appears to be behaving itself again. But I will be looking into a backup plan just in case this happens on a more permanent basis.

[RETRO REVIEW] M.A.S.K. Manta

YouTube reviewer, Moonbase 2 co-host and occasional Many Different Things cohort CobracommanderTFW gives us a retro review, showcasing something our very own Wheelbreaker41 wants very much - The Manta vehicle with Venom agent Vanessa Warfield from the M.A.S.K. toyline.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

[AUDIOBOOK] Galvatron's Air Attack!

A day late, but I'm happy to give you guys the second of our featured Listen & Look audiobook's extravaganza! This week, in a storyline that exists in a strange alternate timeline that exists after the the Marvel UK storyline "Target 2006", Hot Rod is after some nifty new hubcaps, but he needs a strange metal called "Cybernite" to achieve his goals. Autobot leader Ultra Magnus agrees to a search for this rare metal. Meanwhile, Galvatron attempts to thwart their plans!

Part One:


Part Two:


Part Three:


Be sure to tune in next week when we present yet another piece of 80's nostalgia your way!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

[VIDEO] History of Power Rangers - Lost Galaxy

Linkara of THAT GUY WITH THE GLASSES website has recently posted his latest videos in the "History of Power Rangers" series, this time looking at Lost Galaxy.

Part 1


Part 2

Lion-O Staction pictures released

Icon Heroes have revealed their first Thundercasts staction and to no surprise, it's Lion-O. the staction is a throwback to the vintage Thundercats look. Take a look at the pictures HERE and discuss the photo's in the comments section.

New Masters of the Universe Classics Figures Revealed

During the Wizard World Philly convention representatives from Mattel announced a new classics figure and teased about other figures. Chief Carnivus, from the Mike Young Production MOTU cartoon, will be released in September of this year. along with this new figure a photo of Grizzlor's back was teased as well as news of a army builder 2-pack. Stay tuned for more information on the leaked news!

Click HERE for images of the toys.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Back to the 80's Episode 18 Released!

Where Jeremy and Glenn discuss your most hated cartoon characters, talk about the latest news and hope for the best for Thundercats.

Listen to the podcast HERE!

[OBITUARY] Al Williamson (21/03/1931 - 13/06/2010)


The comic book artist Al Williamson has died, aged 79.

During his long career, Williamson had worked on such legendary comics as Flash Gordon, Weird Science, as well as a successful run in adapting the first three Star Wars movies onto the printed page, both in comic both and newspaper funny form.

Williamson continued to work up to his elderly years as an inker, working on such Marvel comics characters as Daredevil, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Girl and many more.

A larger history can be found on Wikipedia HERE.

On behalf of the Nerdsphere, I would like to send out my condolences to the family and friends of Al Williamson at this time.

[EVENT] DWWP Xbox Live Discussion Group: E3 Xbox


Got an Xbox 360? Then join our discussion party tonight as we talk about the big reveals from E3's Xbox Press Conference. Join the party at 7pm EST by adding TF Touya to your Xbox Live list and messaging to join the party. Talk, play, wax philosophical. Join in and sound off.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

[NEWS] Time Lord and ChemBeaker celebrate One Year of Married bliss!


(Thanks to Cosmic Duck for the picture) Today is one year to the day that I clubbed Soph on the head and dragged her to my cave--- No, sorry it's the 21st Century, I meant I slipped her some Rohypnol and-- No, that's not right either (and illegal).

Today marks one year to the day me and Sophie tied the knot. It was without doubt the happiest day of my life, also one of the nuttiest. I would like to send out year-long belated thank you to everybody who sent out messages to us on the day, as well as those who are sending out messages to us today, we are having a whale of a time, and it's only the start of the day! Today we are celebrating and as thus I won't be online for the majority of today. In my absence the admins of the Nerdsphere, led by Dreadwind will be holding the fort.

Once again, thank you everybody!

- Matty-Boo

Saturday, June 12, 2010

[PODCAST] Dude Wait What Podcast Episode Not 13 - The Problem with Nickelback is...



No. This is not episode 13. I don't know what you've heard. Your info is wrong. Thirteen's an unlucky number. We want nothing but good luck on our side here. So as far as I'm concerned, I was right when I said Episode 12 at the beginning. It's episode 12-2. We're using the Squaresoft numbering logic.

This week we barrel on through:
  • Mortal Kombat analysis with guest Sami
  • Dante and Deadpool. DO WANT
  • We make fun of Japanese Pokemon names
  • We wage a War for Cybertron
  • What we's been playing this week
  • NICKLEBACK ARGUMENT!!! RUN!!!
  • E3 hopes and dreams
Tune in next week when we gush about all the awesome coming out of E3. Till then!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Back to the 80's Episode Review: The Real Ghostbusters - Citizen Ghost!

Where Jeremy and Glenn are joined by Phil AKA HotRodG1, to review this classic Real Ghostbusters episode. We'd like to thank Phil for joining us!


Listen to the review HERE!

Entertainment Tonight on Thor set visit

Entertainment Tonight visited the set of Marvel Studios' Thor and has posted their first video of what will most likely be multiple ones. This one gives you a first look at the sets, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, plus interviews with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and director Kenneth Branagh. The comic book adaptation opens in theaters on May 6, 2011.


Originally reported at COMINGSOON.NET

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Back to the 80's: An Interview with David Wise!

Where Jeremy and Glenn meet up with the man, the myth, David Wise. We would like to thank David for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us for this interview!


Listen to the interview HERE!

[VIDEO REVIEW] War for Cybertron Bumblebee

Nerdsphere forum member and panel member of the Dude, Wait, What Videogames?! Podcast Moon brings us a review of WFC Bumblebee:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

[RETRO] Transformers Audiobook: Autobots' Lightning Strike

I was doing some YouTube searches when I came across this piece of Transformers history - A 1984 Ladybird Listen & Read book! Put up by YouTube member RETROROBOTRADIO; this is the entire book cut into three parts, and now you can listen to it! It's interesting to note that this was made when the TV show was still in the early stages, so the cast here sound distinctly different (Especially Optimus, whilst Megatron sounds more like Starscream), but the nostalgia factor is very much in full effect, so enjoy!

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 3:


I'm thinking of doing this every Wednesday as a special treat, so look out for it! You can discuss this audio by visiting the Transformers section HERE.

Larry Kenney to Voice Lion-O's Father in New Thundercats Cartoon

From Mr. Kenney's facebook page, he has stated that he will be voicing Claudus, Lion-O's father in the upcoming Thundercats cartoon. Mr. Kenney also mentioned on his facebook page that "although not Lion-O, I am happy". Keep your eyes open and ears to the ground for more new about the upcoming Thundercats cartoon.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Timey Reviews: G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank

The Cobra H.I.S.S. (tank) is the stuff of legend where Time Lord is concerned, mainly because he was getting hassled (by virtually everyone) into buying one for a time.


But now; here he is reviewing said toy and having it front-paged on our blog for your viewing pleasure.

[RETRO REVIEW] M.A.S.K. Hurricane

Nerdsphere forum member and "Back to the 80's!" co-host Wheelbreaker41 gives us another review of a toy from yesteryear:

[NEWS] Hasbro releases information regarding it's franchises' immediate futures

Hasbro has issued a full press release detailing many of its toy franchises immediate futures. Here is what they had to say about the Transformers' future:

"On the heels of last year's box office smash, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," and in anticipation of next summer's third instalment, "Transformers 3," licensees around the world are on track to bring an unprecedented line-up of innovative MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE-inspired goods to an ever-widening circle of fans next year. In addition, the licensing program is poised to leverage the d├ębut of "Transformers Prime" on The Hub, which will bring action-packed adventures featuring well-known AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON characters to kids' TV screens this fall".

You can read the full article by going HERE.

[OBITUARY] Robert O. Smith

Just discovered from Gary Chalk via his Facebook status that voice actor Robert O. Smith has passed away from pancreatic and liver cancer.

"A great talent an incredibly strong power lifter. Best in his class for the world and a great cartoon voice actor. we will miss him. My condolences to his family" - Gary Chalk.

Smith had mostly done voice acting work for anime, appearing in shows such as Ramna 1/2, Project A-Ko and Dragonball Z (Ocean Dub). But he will mostly be known to the TF community as the voice of Soundwave in Transformers: Cybertron.

A list of Smith's work can be found HERE.

On behalf of the Nerdsphere, we would like to send out our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Robert O. Smith at this time.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Back to the 80's Episode 17 Released!

Where Jeremy and Glenn talk about some very exciting Thundercats news, decry the lack of news in general, and Glenn moans about lingerie models.

Listen to the podcast HERE!

Big D's Toy Chest launches YouTube channel

Forum member and site sponsor Dinotron has launched his own YouTube channel. Dino not only sells Transformers, but also sells a wide range of other 1980's toylines, including Ninja Turtles, Dino Riders, Rock Lords and G.I. Joe.


You can visit Dino's website by going HERE.

and you can give feedback/bug Dino about what he hasn't got on the website by going HERE.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

[NEWS] She-Ra to make another DVD release.


The Princess of Power is returning to DVD.

From tvshowsondvd.com, classics media and Vivendi Entertainment have announced that She-Ra should hit retail stores on September 7th, 2010. They have announced that the entire She-Ra collection will be released, that's all 93 episodes. This decision has been made with the rising interest in the Masters of the Universe classics toy line.

Click the LINK to read the full story.

[FORUM NEWS] Toy and Media sections expanded; some sections removed

This morning I have taken the liberty of expanding the toy thread into an entire sub-forum. the new "Toy Franchise" sub-forum now has dedicated sections for Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Transformers, G.I. Joe and a Retro Section devoted to the toys of yesteryear.

We are also expanding on our Media section. These are both work in progress and are as always subject to change.

By default, I have taken down the eBay and Written reviews sections. Both never really took off and I made the decision to remove them to try and keep the forum tidy.

Please give us any feedback have by entering the forum via the sidebar.

[NEWS] New Actress confirmed for Transformers 3


In what is perhaps completely old news by now (Sorry 'bout that :() MICHAEL BAY'S OFFICIAL SITE has confirmed that model ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY has joined the cast of Transformers 3, replacing Megan Fox as Sam's new love interest. In the same report, filming has officially kicked off in Los Angeles, where they say 6 weeks worth of the 4+ month shoot will take place in the location due to budgetary reasons.

Friday, June 04, 2010

[VIDEO REVIEW] Transformers Cool Fan Pop!

Nerdsphere forum member The Doctor/Stardub has reviewed....a fan with a bit of candy on the end?! (Oh, and it has Optimus prime on the top.....wow).

R.I.P. Autobot City; hello The Aequitas Chamber

(NOTE: This is a copy and paste of what Matt/Time Lord originally posted on THE NERDSPHERE FORUM.)

Just posting this to update those who might not have LISTENED TO EPISODE 38 OF ABC.

Phil approached me with a plea to take over ABC, and after negotiations, it was decided that ABC just would not work without any of it's original members, so Phil decided to launch the podcast anew. This new podcast will be known as "The Aequitas Chamber" and will eventually feature the team of HotRodG1 and GWolfV3/"The Bone" or Phil and Mikey.

This means that original plans to finish ABC on the day of the Nerdsphere's anniversary is going ahead as planned. We will be keeping the section open for a fortnight after the last episode airs, but that will then be closed down and a new section put in it's place. For those still wanting to listen to the old shows, I will be putting up a special section at the bottom of the forum and you will be able to see all the episodes listed on there.

"The Aquitas Chamber" will start with Phil alongside a rotating rota of guest hosts until Mikey comes back from his hiatus.

Until then, we are still running ABC, so please give us any feedback, listeners questions and City Chatter for these remaining episodes. 50% of what we do is based to listener participation, and if that does not exist we simply cannot do a show properly.

Back to the 80's: An Interview with Flint Dille!

The Back to the Eighties podcast is proud to present an interview with the legend that is Flint Dille - listen to it HERE!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

[NEWS] Bandai America to make new Thundercats toys

Hot on the heels from YESTERDAY'S NEWS that Thundercats will be coming back in a brand new Cartoon Network-produced series, THE POP CULTURE NETWORK has reported that Warner Brothers have gone into partnership with Bandai America (Who also produce the Power Rangers toys) to produce brand new toys based on the new show, as well as the classic Thundercats franchise.

“ThunderCats have been a cult pop culture phenomenon for the past 25 years, and Bandai America looks forward to developing modern and engaging toys for these beloved characters"

- Masayuki Matsuo, chairman and chief executive officer, Bandai America Incorporated.

You can talk about this news on our forum by going HERE.

[CONVENTIONS] Auto Assembly Exclusive Comic Cover revealed!


Auto Assembly 2010 attendees will be treated (For the second time) an exclusive cover to an IDW Transformers comic. The cover, drawn by Nick Roache and coloured by Liam Shalloo, will be an exclusive variant of Tranformers Ongoing #9 and is made in partnership with online retailers TOYZ AND GAMEZ.

Auto Assembly is Europe's biggest Transformers convention, and will be happening on the weekend of 13th-15th August at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham, UK.

For full details, visit the Official Auto Assembly website HERE.

[PODCAST] The Legend of Chun-Li Commentary Track



Join Touya, Shawn and Bob as we suffer through Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Bob insists that the actual name of this movie is the Leg End Of Chun-Li). Grab your DVD and listen along with us. Expect lots of cries of "What the hell?"

And for the record, It's a Trap Guy up there is easily the most complicated, nuanced and empathic figure in all cinema. EVER.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

[NEWS] Possible Images of Captain America costume for "The First Avenger" movie surface


Movie website AIN'T IT COOL NEWS showed off full artist renditions of what movie actor Chris Evans could be wearing as Steve Rogers/Captain America! We cannot confirm or deny that these images are legit as yet, so stay posted for further updates!

[NEWS] Doctor Who "City of the Daleks" Game released!


The first "Episode" in the BBC's new Doctor Who - The Adventure downloadable game series has been released ahead of schedule! You can download it straight from the official BBC website by going HERE.

And you can discuss the game on the Nerdsphere forum by going HERE.

[VIDEO] History of Power Rangers "Power Rangers in Space"

Linkara has posted on the THAT GUY WITH THE GLASSES website the latest in a long review series that looks into the whole 16+ seasons of the show. This time it is the turn of "Power Rangers in Space", the series that was created to wrap up the so-called "Mighty Morphin' era of the franchise.

Part 1


Part 2

[NEWS] Patrick Stewart given knighthood


Veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, Dune, X-Men) has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He has paid tribute to his former English teacher for giving him the encouragement to get into acting:

"Although many people in my life have had great influence on me, without this man none of it would have happened," Stewart, 69, was quoted in saying upon receiving his knighthood.

Sir Patrick also paid tribute to actors who inspired him during his formative years, including Sir Lawrence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud.

You can read the full news HERE.

[NEWS] Cartoon Network to announce new Thundercats TV series!

(Talk about this news on the forum by going HERE.)

(Original credit must go to ENI for the scoop, which we are mirroring here)


Warner Bros. Animation will announce tomorrow that it’s launching a new “Thundercats” TV series on the Cartoon Network in 2011.

Look! Tomorrow's press release today!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THUNDERCATS, HO!

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION ANSWERS THE CALL WITH A NEW
TAKE ON THE CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES “THUNDERCATS,”
TO AIR ON CARTOON NETWORK


(June 3, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has begun production on “ThunderCats,” an all-new animated series for Cartoon Network, based upon the iconic 1980s action classic. “ThunderCats” is the newest series from WBA, joining “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” which was recently renewed for a third season, and the following forthcoming programs: “The Looney Tunes Show,” “MAD,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice.” The announcement was made today by Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation.

“In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ‘ThunderCats’ marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” said Register. “The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.”

The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including “The Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights” and “Halo Legends.” WBA is working closely with Studio4°C, utilizing the latter’s expertise to give the “ThunderCats” characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series.

“We at Studio4°C are excited to be in this creative partnership with Warner Bros. Animation to bring ‘ThunderCats’ to life,” said Eiko Tanaka, President and CEO, Studio4°C. “This collaboration combines the strengths of our two companies – high production values and great storytelling – toward reintroducing this classic fan-favorite to a new audience.”

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on, classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 36 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, five Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards.

About Studio4°C
Studio4°C is Japan’s leading animation studio. Led by producer Eiko Tanaka, Studio4°C is renowned for its ultra-energetic, cutting-edge feature films, progressive music videos, radical short films and numerous outstanding television commercials, promotional materials, video/computer games and TV series. Studio4°C was an early adopter of digital technology and is now a brand name with global recognition for its progressive hybrid visuals and funky crossover creations. In 2003, through a joint production with Warner Bros. Studios, Studio4°C created the revolutionary “The Animatrix.” Studio4°C’s crazily innovative feature film “Tekkonkinkreet” was a 2007 Oscar® nominee in the Animated Feature Film category. Taking its name from the fact that water is at its densest at four degrees Celsius, Studio4°C represents the creative manifesto to “create only works that are dense with substance and extreme quality.”

[PODCAST] DWWP Legend of Chun-Li Commentary


We may have an addition to the podcast this weekend. Grab your copy of the worst movie ever made, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li as podcasters Bob, Shawn and Touya record a commentary track that will make you feel better about owning this god-awful piece of cinema. Also remember that this weekend is our MODERN WARFARE 2 PARTY so you guys can have in on that as well. DWWP! :D

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

[PODCAST] Autobot City Episode 38 Released!

The future of the ABC is finally revealed!! What awaits you? well, listen and you'll find out.

Also we have the comics corner and news and views from Matt and Phil and some City Chatter to boot.

Check out the episode HERE.

And please tell us what you thought of the show by going on the forum thread HERE.

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