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It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Comes to iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Just In Time for Halloween

Loud Crow Interactive announced the release of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, the latest in a series of interactive book apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch based on the iconic Peanuts animated television specials. “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is the much anticipated follow-up to Loud Crow’s acclaimed “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” features original voices, animations, and music from the 1966 television special. The app also debuts an entirely new customization feature that allows users to create and personalize their own Peanuts character. With over a billion avatar and costume combinations to choose from, users can take their unique creations trick-or-treating with the Peanuts gang.

Users can also carve, paint and share their very own Great Pumpkin, play wartime songs on Schroeder’s piano, bob for apples with Lucy and Snoopy and make objects spring to life with a tap of the finger or a tilt of the page.

Like all Loud Crow apps, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown includes both “read to me” and “read it myself” modes and provides educational opportunities by allowing readers to tap on an individual word to hear it read aloud.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

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LEGO Introduces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set At New York Comic Con

LEGO kicked off its first official presence at New York Comic-Con today by unveiling a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set. The play theme is slated to launch in January 2013.

Today LEGO provided a first glimpse into the 2013 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection by unveiling one construction set and the four turtles in their LEGO minifigure forms.

Fans will have a chance to win an exclusive minifigure character in a special raffle beginning on Thursday at 4 p.m. and again Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.

 

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Diamond Select’s The Walking Dead & Universal Monsters Vinyl Banks Available At New York Comic Con 2012

With New York Comic-Con falling just two weeks before Halloween, Diamond Select Toys wanted to have some special horror-themed product to offer visitors to their booth. So they took three of their upcoming vinyl bust banks — a Walking Dead zombie and Universal’s Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon — and made black-and-white editions based on the original source material!

These three banks, each standing around 8 inches tall and made of vinyl, will be sold at NYCC for the first time in limited quantities: 300 of each monster, and 500 of the zombie. Color versions of these banks will still ship to comic shops and specialty stores on Halloween, and the black-and-white editions will be made available to those stores at a later date, as well, but NYCC will be the first place you can get your hands on them!

Pick up one, two or all three banks at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2156, for the low price of $20 each.

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Pixar Plans Toy Story of Terror for Halloween 2013

The popular characters of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story franchise are set to return in a television special titled “Toy Story of Terror.”

The Halloween-themed adventure will air in 2013 and is officially described as follows:

What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.”

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Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada Unveils Marvel NOW! On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tomorrow

On Tuesday, October 9, at 12/11c, Marvel NOW! comes to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, as Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada visits the most the late night show to find out if there’s a chance for a mighty Marvel team-up of epic proportions. But just what ideas does Jimmy Kimmel have in mind for Marvel NOW!? And what surprise does Joe have in store for everyone?

“First Jimmy Kimmel rocked the Emmys in front of the entire world and now he’s set his sights on the Marvel Universe,” said Quesada. “I’m looking forward to meeting with him to see just what he has planned for the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine or whichever of Marvel’s Super Heroes interest him the most. But this is Marvel NOW! and we’re going to need the biggest ideas to compete with what we’ve planned! One things for sure—you’ve never seen Marvel on TV like this before!”

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Cartoon Network’s First 20 Years Video

To celebrate the their 20th birthday, Cartoon Network made a music video highlighting 20 years of cartoons they aired.

“Featuring original music by the highly regarded artist collaborative Mad Decent (M.I.A., Major Lazer, Beyoncé, No Doubt and Usher) and original animation by London-based design shop ILOVEDUST, this two-minute music video spotlights nearly 100 cartoon character all-stars who’ve contributed to Cartoon Network’s remarkable legacy.”

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Makes Its World TV Premiere Tuesday, October 9th On The CW

On Tuesday, October 9 at 9pm, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will make its television debut on the CW.

Joss Whedon’s musical originally premiered in the summer of 2008, in three parts, on the internet.

Enjoy the exploits of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), Penny (Felicia Day) and Moist (Simon Helberg).

On a related note, Dr. Horrible 2 could start production as early as next year.

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New Trailer for The Walking Dead Season 3

The Walking Dead returns in just 9 days and you can watch a brand new trailer for the series below.

In an uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living. A 16 episode season, the series will air in two parts with the first eight hours kicking off on October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira. The series is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer.

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J.J. Abrams Reveals Three Frames of Star Trek Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams appeared on Conan O’Brien and brought along a ‘first look’ at Star Trek Into Darkness – just three frames from the May 17 release! You can check out the interview segment and super brief clip below.

Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin.

They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof wrote the script for the new film.

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Acidfree Gallery To Release Transformers & G.I. Joe Prints By Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo at New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is next week and Acidfree Gallery will be launching their new series of screen-printed posters at the show!

Together with Hasbro, Acidfree Gallery created an officially licensed series of limited edition art prints. The series will feature images from Hasbro’s Transformers and G.I. Joe brands rendered by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo.

 

Autobots by Tom Whalen – $50.00
18×24 – 7 color screen print
Paper: Antique Gray – 100lb
Run Size: 375

Decepticons by Tom Whalen – $50.00
18×24 – 6 color screen print
Paper: Antique Gray – 100lb
Run Size: 375

Space Bridge Variant by Tom Whalen – $65
36″ x 24″ 8-color screenprint w/ metallics
Paper: Mohawk via vellum bright white 100C
Run Size: 150

 

G.I. Joe by Dave Perillo – $45.00
18×24 – 5 color screen
Paper: 100lb Cougar Natural
Run Size: 200

 

Cobra by Dave Perillo – $45.00
18×24 – 5 color screen
Paper: 100lb Cougar Natural
Run Size: 200

All prints in the series will come with a trading card certificate of authenticity. They will be hand numbered to match each hand numbered print. The variant prints in the series will come with numbered card, signed by the artist!

Look for Acidfree Gallery at NYC Comic Con, booth 1681! This will be your first chance to get your hands on these limited edition prints. They will also sell a very limited quantity on our website after the show. This is just the beginning of a very exciting series of screenprints planned for release over the next several months!

Twitter and facebook followers will have a chance to win a free copy of these new prints. Simply follow Acidfree Gallery on twitter or like them on facebook and you will have a chance to win!

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