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The Flash vs. Arrow 2 Night Event Begins December 2, 2014 On The CW

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Get ready for the epic clash between your favorite heroes. The Flash vs. Arrow 2 night event begins Tuesday, December 2, 2014!

The episode is aptly titled “Flash vs Arrow,” and it will pit Oliver Queen against Barry Allen in a head-to-head superhero showdown that’s been in the works for a long time.

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“The Flash” kicks things off on December 2nd with Team Arrow – Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) — landing in Central City as characters from both shows team up try to track down a rage-inducing meta-human.

The following night (December 3rd), it’s back to Starling City on “Arrow” episode “The Bold and the Brave,” which will feature Team Arrow getting some assistance from Barry and S.T.A.R. Labs’ Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) as Captain Boomerang (Nick Tarabay) continues to wreak havoc and puts one of their own in danger.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release A Charlie Brown Christmas Print By Nicolas Delort On November 25, 2014

Dark Hall Mansion’s yearly holiday tradition continues with the timeless classic that’s informed Christmas and the holiday season for almost 50 years, Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” this year beautifully and evocatively rendered by artist, Nicolas Delort. Flawlessly written by Charles Schulz, beautifully directed and animated by Bill Melendez and team, and of course, brilliantly scored by Vince Guaraldi, this film, perhaps more than any other, quietly, humorously, and evocatively reminds us in poetic and lyrical fashion just what the true meaning of Christmas really is.

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide, takes us back to our collective memory of gathering about the TV while awaiting Christmas and the holidays and having Guaraldi’s first gentle jazz passages signal the season truly was upon us. Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece is timeless, precisely because its profound emotional resonance is as relevant today as it will be in another fifty years and beyond. Artist Nicolas Delort, who brought such pathos to Dark Hall Mansion’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” again brings his distinctive and highly detailed style to bear rendering Charlie’s contemplation of the true meaning of Christmas a quiet and personal one.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” limited edition prints go on sale next Tuesday, November 25th on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/ at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST. All editions measure 18″ x 24″ and are fully screen printed.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Standard Edition of 375 $65

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Variant  Edition of 80 $100

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Foil Edition of 30 $150

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Starz Orders Evil Dead Sequel Series For 2015

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Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise

The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

The Starz Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.  Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.  When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal.  Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz.  “With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”

“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga.  With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’
Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it,” said
Sam Raimi.

“I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide – it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” said Bruce Campbell.

“Starz has always been a great creative partner and we are excited to be working with them on this project,” said Robert Tapert.

Raimi will direct the first episode.  “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”).  Sam Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”).  Ivan Raimi will Co-Executive Produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) will serve as producer.

The original Evil Dead film followed Ash and his friends who travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release demons intent on possessing the living.  The film became an international success and is critically lauded to this day as one of the best horror movies of all time.  It also spawned a media franchise, including two sequels, as well as video games and comic books and a recent reboot that grossed $97 million worldwide.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release The Year Without A Santa Claus Print By Tom Whalen On November 13, 2014

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros Entertainment, will release prints of the timeless Rankin-Bass masterpiece from 1974, “The Year Without a Santa Claus” by Tom Whalen.

The limited edition prints go on sale next Thursday, November 13, 2014 on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/ at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST.

All (4) editions are 8-color prints, measure 18″ x 24,” and are fully screen printed.

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Standard Edition of 280 $65

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Variant Edition of 50 $100

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Foil Edition of 10 (based on STD 

artwork) $150

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Foil Edition of 10 (based on Variant 

artwork) $150

More information can be found on these and other editions available from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com

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75 Years, 75 Batmen

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Millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a child when he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime would define his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world’s greatest weapon against crime—the Batman.

The Dark Knight is the most feared superhero of all, because he’s pushed himself to the absolute pinnacle of human achievement. He’s a brilliant detective who’s mastered fighting techniques the world’s barely heard of.

An Olympic-caliber athlete with a plan for every occasion, Batman out maneuvers his foes with the greatest of ease. But in his crusade against injustice, two questions always loom: How far will he go to protect the innocent, and will he sacrifice his humanity along the way?

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First appearing in 1939, Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. In 75 years, Batman has progressed to become one third of DC’s Trinity along with Superman and Wonder Woman, fellow flagship icons/franchises for DC Comics.

Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary with this visual trip through his past. Discover how Batman’s look has evolved since his humble beginning as we journey through 75 of his batsuits, drawn by everyone from Bob Kane to Greg Capullo!

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Ladbrokes Designed ‘Homeland’ Playing Cards in Celebration of The New Season

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The popular TV drama ‘Homeland’ returns to the screens for another season. In celebration of the start of season four of the series starring Claire Danes in the role of a mentally unstable CIA officer, the betting company Ladbrokes has designed some exclusive playing cards featuring some of the show’s characters such as Brody and Carrie as the Royal cards.

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 The King card features an illustrated version of Nicholas Brody. Played by Damian Lewis, Brody was supposed to be a temporary character according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Brody is a sergeant in the U.S. Marines who was captured by al-Qaeda. He spent eight years as a prisoner of war and upon his release he returns to the US. Carrie suspects him of having been turned into an al-Qaeda operative. Brody has trouble reconnecting with his wife and his two children. He becomes Carrie’s love interest before leaving the series at the end of season 3.

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The Queen card pays tribute to bipolar protagonist Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes. Carrie is a very intelligent, intense CIA officer who suspects Brody of being an al-Qaeda terrorist. She tries to find proof for her suspicion but the two end up getting romantically involved. The card features a saxophone, thus alluding to Carrie’s love for jazz and the unpredictable and messy way in which her mind works.

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The Jack card is dedicated to Saul Berenson in the form of two USB sticks. Saul, played by Mandy Patinkin, is the Middle East Division Chief at the CIA. He has been with the CIA for over 35 years. Saul deeply cares for Carrie, whom he considers to be his protégé. Despite her odd methods, he stands by her and protects her whenever he can. He is married to Mira but because Saul usually puts his work before his family, their relationship isn’t always easy.

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 Seeing as the whole series is about a CIA officer and her work it isn’t surprising that the Ace playing card is dedicated to the American intelligence-gathering agency CIA. An eagle is prominently displayed in the middle of the card.

The beautiful playing cards were especially designed in celebration of the latest season of the popular show. You can take a closer look at the ‘Homeland’ playing cards on the Ladbrokes website. It also features playing card sets of other popular TV series such as ‘Game of Thrones’.

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NBC Announces Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas TV Special

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NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with a stop-motion hourlong animated special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas,” set to air Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical,” the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Buddy.

“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit Broadway production. The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy’s delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film.

Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of Christmas.

The voice cast also includes Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.

There are nine songs in the special, including “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”

“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh, teleplay by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin and Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic.

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MONDO Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lil Mikey Figure Available For Pre-Order

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MONDO has annnounced their first toy release, Lil Mikey, available for pre-order today! Lil MIkey will retail for $105, which includes free worldwide shipping.

Lil Mikey is a 9″ vinyl figure based on the Michaelangelo TMNT illustration by Mike Mitchell from his Just Like Us series. Here’s what Mike Mitchell had to say about the project:

“If I had $5 when I was a kid, it was going to be spent on a ninja turtle figure. So much of my childhood was defined by TMNT, I watched every episode, I had the toys, the shirts, the games, the comics. I wish I could say “Lil Mikey” was a dream come true, but I never could have fathomed this happening. When I was in art school in Chicago, I dropped into Rotofugi, an awesome gallery/designer toy shop that I frequently rode by and not five minutes into it, I was hooked on designer toys. I hardly had any money in those days, but I loved stopping by when I could as the toys were very inspiring to me. I’ve wanted to make a toy ever since, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to start with.

It’s not super easy to get a toy made, it requires capital and various experienced parties. But this has been an extremely rewarding experience, thanks to Dan Willett at Unboxed and Justin Ishmael, who has sort of been my partner in crime during this. We’re both huge toy dudes, and have enjoyed the process of seeing this come together through various people around the world. I can’t wait for the finished product. I don’t have any of my own work hanging up in my house, but this will 100% be occupying a shelf.”

After working with Dan Willett and Brock Otterbacher over the past year to make the Lil MIkey figure a reality, MONDO is proud to present this beautiful crafted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure!

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Cartoon Network To Air LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered On October 27, 204

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Cartoon Network announced that LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered will debut on the channel on October 27, 2014.

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The story centers on Batman, who is reluctant to become part of the Justice League and prefers to work alone. However, when the heroes begin to disappear, The Dark Knight must get down to work and save his comrades.

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Disney Releases New Poster For Toy Story That Time Forgot

Disney has released a new poster for Toy Story That Time Forgot, Pixar’s latest Toy Story TV special which premieres on Tuesday December 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm on ABC.

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