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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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Marvel Debuts Joe Quesada’s Concept Art For Netflix’s Daredevil

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Marvel has released a first look at the anticipated show in the form of concept art created by CCO Joe Quesada at New York Comic Con.

Earlier today, Netflix’s webpage for the show went live, showing off the logo and first official synopsis for the series.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.

Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin and Rosario Dawson in an undisclosed role.

Showrunner Steve S. DeKnight and the cast will make their first public appearance today at 5:15 p.m. ET, in a NYCC presentation moderated by Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb.

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Animated Guardians of The Galaxy Series Coming To Disney XD In 2015

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Production has begun on “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” an upcoming animated-television series for DisneyXD, featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name. The announcement was made today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at New York Comic Con.

Produced by Marvel Television, the series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits – fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel Universe programming block on DisneyXD.

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Pixar Brings Toy Story That Time Forgot To Television December 2, 2014

Pixar Animation Studios announced today that their second special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” will air Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm on the ABC Television Network. The special comes on the heels of the success of last year’s “Toy Story Of Terror!,” which premiered to stellar ratings in October 2013.

During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.”

The cast of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.

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Marvel Announces Prime-Time Documentary Special On ABC Scheduled For November 4, 2014

Announced at Marvel’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N. press event earlier this evening, a prime-time special called Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! is coming to ABC on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

In celebration of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, the hour-long special will take a detailed look at the company’s journey from fledgling comics publisher to multi-media juggernaut. Hosted by Emily VanCamp (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter), the documentary-style feature will include interviews with comic book icons, pop culture authorities, and Hollywood stars.

The special also promises an “extraordinary peek into Marvel’s future!” Might Marvel release the first official footage from next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron or Ant-Man? If they do, you’ll know about it here.

Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! airs Tuesday November 4th at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.

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Supergirl is Coming To CBS

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CBS has given a series commitment to Warner Bros. TV’s Supergirl.

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti and New Normal’s Ali Adler will write and executive-produce with Sarah Schechter.

The one-hour drama is just one in a long line of comic book properties that are either coming to or are currently on television. For its part, Warner Bros. will have five primetime comic book series on the air this season, including Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham and midseason entry iZombie. The studio also has Titans and Lucifer in development. Over at Marvel, ABC has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the female-fronted Agent Carter, while Netflix has Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

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