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DuckTales Sneak Peek From D23 Expo

DisneyXD debuted a DuckTales sneak peek at the D23 Expo today. The clip is from “Daytrip of Doom!” where Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby have an epic dart gun fight that ends up a little more intense than some of them are comfortable with.

The new animated comedy adventure DuckTales will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, Saturday, August 12 (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT), on DisneyXD. Then, the series will debut with two new episodes Saturday, September 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT). Each will also be available on the DisneyXD app and Disney XD VOD on these same dates.

Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.

The story unfolds as Donald Duck reluctantly takes Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by their once-legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis.

The voice cast is David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo (Mickey Mouse) as Donald Duck.

Recurring guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Disney’s Moana and Mary Poppins Returns) as Duckburg’s favorite hero Gizmoduck (his alias is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera), Allison Janney (The West Wing) as Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindale (The Americans) as the ruthless villain Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as lucky duck Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as well-traveled teen Lena, Jim Rash (Community) as mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as tech billionaire Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson (Gravity Falls) as Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Beagle Boys and Corey Burton (Star Wars Rebels) as scientist Ludwig Von Drake.

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The Complete Peanuts Family Album: The Ultimate Guide To Charles M. Schulz’s Classic Characters

The first comprehensive collection of the beloved and bestselling Peanuts’ 70+ characters. The Complete Peanuts Family Album by Andrew Farago covers the Peanuts universe of characters and icons.

People around the world recognize Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. And Peanuts enthusiasts know Peggy Jean, Roy, and Spike. But what about Shermy? Truffles? And who exactly is Floyd?

The Complete Peanuts Family Album is the first detailed exploration of the entire Peanuts universe, from its most iconic personalities to its most obscure characters, as well as classic paraphenalia and events. With more than 700 charming and historic images, The Complete Peanuts Family Album will remind readers of all ages why happiness is a warm puppy.

This character encyclopedia includes:

– All 70+ of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved characters in strips across the decades
– First-appearance strips for each character
– Features on beloved Peanuts holidays, including Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
– Rare and never-before-seen art
– Official character sketches and model sheets
– Vintage memorabilia and collectibles

The 256 page hardcover will be released on October 31, 2017 and retail for $40.

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Funko Teams Up With Looney Tunes For A San Diego Comic-Con Pop! Up Shop

Funko’s Pop! Up Shop was one of the biggest offsite hits of San Diego Comic-Con last year – a place where attendees could score awesome exclusives.

This year, the Funko Pop! Up Shop will team up with Looney Tunes to offer awesome exclusives, only available at the offsite. Daffy Duck is even getting all-dressed up for the occasion, as he will get a special Superhero variant available only at the Pop! Up Shop

The shop will be open Thursday-Sunday 10AM-3PM at 448 West Market Street in the Marina District, directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester.

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DuckTales First Look

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Check out this first look at the all-new family comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” premiering this summer on Disney XD.

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The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and will follow the epic family of ducks on their high-flying adventures around the world.

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Watch The Samurai Jack Season 5 Trailer

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Samurai Jack is back to fight for the future, present, and past in a trailer for the fifth season of the popular Cartoon Network series that originally ended in 2004.

Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky will return as executive producer during the show’s limited return that will premiere on March 11, 2017.

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It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. Samurai Jack premieres Saturday, March 11th at 11pm ET/PT on Adult Swim.

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Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special Coming To The Disney Channel

As Donald Duck’s flock of family and friends migrate south for a warmer climate holiday, he stays put to finally experience his first Christmas winter wonderland with the most enthusiastic Christmas reveler ever, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie, Pluto and Goofy.  Although Donald is out of his element in the freezing cold, he wants to do it all – so his pal Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything that will make Donald’s first Christmas great, in a delightfully funny Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special,” premiering Friday December 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on DisneyXD.

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Part of the Emmy Award- and Annie Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoons, the holiday special includes appearances by Uncle Scrooge McDuck, nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, Gus Goose and Santa Claus, among others. It also features a flashback to Mickey’s childhood when he dashed through a Dickensian town pulled on a sleigh by Pluto (as a puppy), greeting townsfolk in a British accent.

Original songs in the special include the jazzy and warm “Joy, O It’s Christmas Time” performed by Mickey wearing a retro sweater vest and hat, and a show-stopping spectacular performed by Mickey and Donald (and featuring Minnie and Goofy), “Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling.”

Emmy Award winner Paul Rudish is the executive producer and supervising director; Todd Popp is the line producer; Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Dave Wasson are the directors. The music is by Christopher Willis. Jenny Gase-Baker and Joseph Holt are the art directors and Illya Owens is the editor. The story was written by Darrick Bachman.

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Watch The DuckTales Teaser Trailer

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Disney Television Animation and DisneyXD have revealed the official teaser trailer for their upcoming DuckTales revival .

The new DuckTales series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.

“DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,”Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming, and General Manager, DisneyXD, previously said. “It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”

A generation’s seminal cartoon, DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced from 1987–‘90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in 1990.

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Mondo Gallery Presents: A Nick-Nick-Nick-N-Nick-Nick-Nick…Nickelodeon Show

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Mondo is thrilled to announce their final gallery show of the year, a new one-week poster exhibit highlighting iconic Nickelodeon properties including gorgeous prints for The Ren & Stimpy Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Avatar.

The awesome line-up of artists includes Florian Bertmer, Dave Perillo, Francesco Francavilla, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Sachin Teng, Ciro Nieli, Sara Kipin and Janice Chu.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, December 9, from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX (4115 Guadalupe St). The show will run through Saturday, December 17.

Mondo Creative Director Mitch Putnam said “Nickelodeon was a huge part of my childhood. It represented everything cool and rebellious, and parents didn’t know anything about it. We worked with a number of great artists to pay homage to some of the channel’s most influential programming. We hope you have as much fun seeing it as we had making it.”

Mondo will host a special Family Day on Saturday, December 10, from 10am – NOON, featuring a Slime Building Workshop with Mad Science of Austin, face painting, photo booth, coffee and donuts, and more.

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What Each Button On Darth Vader’s Chest Plate Does

Doug Savage of Savage Chickens has created an amusing illustration on Post-It Notes that points out what each button on Darth Vader’s chest plate does.

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Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of The Eighties

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Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties ($45) is the ultimate guide to 80s cartoon nostalgia, featuring the art, toys, and inside story behind icons like He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and the Thundercats.

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television animation boom like no era before or since.

The offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, created after restrictions on children’s broadcasting were altered to allow programming based directly on merchandise) to the surprisingly unmarketable (Jem, canceled despite its popularity due to its failure to sell fashion dolls) to the utterly inexplicable (The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, helmed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi and future Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi).

Andrew Farago, author of The Looney Tunes Treasury and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, is the curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum. As a respected cartoon historian and a child of the eighties himself, he provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the eighties, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the most enduring animation of the decade, along with some of the era’s forgotten classics (and not-so-classics).

Farago and a host of animation legends will provide an in-depth look at the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, from the first pitch meeting to the final episode. Featured cartoons will include:

-He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
-G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
-Dungeons & Dragons
-Transformers
-Jem
-The Real Ghostbusters
-Garfield and Friends
-The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse
-Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies
-Disney’s DuckTales
-Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
-Thundercats
-Robotech
-M.A.S.K.
-Voltron: Defender of the Universe
– Superman

Sidebars will explore trends in eighties animation, including adventures in licensing, celebrity-driven programs, second-generation characters, justly forgotten shows, and other totally radical cartoons! The book will be illustrated with the very best art from these iconic cartoons, including rare and never-before-seen sketches, cels, and storyboards.

The 160 page hardcover book will be released on October 18, 2016.

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