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Gary Larson’s The Far Side Is Now Online!

If social sharing had been measured during the fifteen year run of The Far Side, Gary Larson’s creation would rank as the “most shared” of all time. From science labs to dorm rooms, mail rooms to executive suites, The Far Side worked its way into our lives and invited us into a whole new world: brilliant, bold, and bizarre. The iconic comic panel has never been authorized to be available online. Until now. TheFarSide.com, the only official website, can be viewed HERE. 

To the delight of legions of fans, TheFarSide.com celebrates Larson’s twisted, irreverent genius as never before. The digital destination site debuts today, December 17, 2019.

An unparalleled comic masterpiece, The Far Side revolutionized conventional considerations of humor in general, and of comics in particular. Its impact and influence cannot be overestimated; the panel has been revered by fans from all walks of life and every corner of the world. At the time of Larson’s retirement from daily syndication, The Far Side appeared in nearly two thousand newspapers; over the years, more than forty million books and seventy-seven million calendars have been sold, and it has been translated into more than seventeen languages. 

The Far Side is without peer — no need for a reboot, remake, or sequel — just a new way to discover and enjoy. Highlights of the new site will include:

-The Daily Dose, an ever-changing, random selection of cartoons from The Far Side
-A weekly themed comic collection
-Sketches and doodles from Larson’s sketchbooks
-Periodic unveiling of new work by Larson

Passionate throngs of established fans will be thrilled, but so will an entirely new generation of soon-to-be devotees. The Far Side has been a cross-generational and cross-demographic favorite since its origin, and TheFarSide.com will fuel its appeal to an even broader enthusiastic audience.

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Pringles Pickle Rick Flavor

For the 2020 Super Bowl, Pringles is returning for the third year in a row, but this time in partnership with the biggest pop culture hit around, Adult Swim’s award-winning series Rick and Morty.

Known for its bold flavors, playful nature and endless stacking possibilities, Pringles will this year test the limits with Rick and Morty, in a humorous, mind-bending animated spot. And because of the intense fandom around Rick and Morty, the partnership will feature a  flavor of their very own. 

To pay homage to the viral hit episode “Pickle Rick”—in which mad scientist Rick Sanchez turns himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy—Pringles is launching a special edition, collectable Pickle Rick flavor inspired from the award-winning series. These crisps hit shelves coast to coast timed around the Big Game, but only in our universe. Pick up Pringles Pickle Rick crisps in the snack aisle of grocery stores nationwide beginning in early February and don’t miss the Pringles Big Game ad in the second quarter.

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Paramount Animation Releases First Official Poster For The SpongeBob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge

Paramount Animation has released the first official poster for the upcoming animated-comedy The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge, featuring our titular Squarepants in a trippy optical illusion.

The film will be the first 3D computer-animated SpongeBob movie, which is being described as a love letter to SpongeBob’s original creator Steven Hillenburg, who passed away last November, as well as the fans of the show, not to mention the fictional residents of Bikini Bottom.

The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge will feature a score by Hans Zimmer and original songs by Ali Dee. The film will also be featuring the voices of Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Reggie Watts (Tuca & Bertie). In addtion, pop star legend Cyndi Lauper and co-writer Rob Hyman are working on original songs for the film. It is being produced by Paramount Animation in collaboration with Nickelodeon Movies and United Plankton Pictures.

Since its debut in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has become the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. This marks the third feature-length Spongebob adventure, after 2004’s The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, and 2015’s Sponge Out of Water.

The project is being directed by Tim Hill and produced by Ryan Harris with choreography by Mia Michaels. The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge is currently eyeing a May 22, 2020 release.

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Mark Hamill Shares His Favorite Voice Acting Roles

While speaking with Rotten Tomatoes during a press junket for the film Child’s Play, the very talented Mark Hamill shared some of his most beloved voice acting roles, especially that of The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Hamill shared that he was nervous about the part and became really intimidated when someone mentioned to him that he would be “following Jack Nicholson“, who iconically played The Joker in the 1989 film Batman.

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Check Out These Wonderful Charlie Brown/Batman Mashup Prints By Raid71

UK based Artist Raid 71 has created these adorable Charlie Brown/Batman mashup prints. Each limited edition giclée print measures 5×5”. 

The set of 4 will be signed and numbered and can be ordered HERE for £25.

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Mad Duck Posters To Release The Secret of The Sword Prints By Tom Whalen On September 5, 2018

On March 22, 1985, The Secret of The Sword was released in theaters and was a financial success for Filmation. The movie tells the origin story of She-Ra and features He-Man, Skeletor, Hordak and many more classic Masters of The Universe characters. From the abduction of Prince Adam’s twin sister Adora, through her time as the Horde Force Captain, this movie gives the complete origin, resulting in the birth of She-Ra!

The Secret of The Sword would eventually be edited into the first 5 episodes of the original She-Ra cartoon!

Mad Duck Posters is thrilled to release new licensed posters for The Secret of The Sword by Tom Whalen which will go on sale Wednesday, September 5th at 12PM ET. 

Regular Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 150
$65

Honor Variant Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 100
$85

Magic Variant Edition
36″ x 24”
10 color screen print with 3 metallic inks
Edition size – 50
$95

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Mondo Gallery Presents – Heroes In A Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration

This month Mondo is stoked to invite TMNT fans to celebrate everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed crime fighters and their cast of heroic allies and evil arch enemies in their next gallery show, Heroes in a Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration! 

The gallery show kicks off with two events – both are free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, August 17 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, followed by a special TMNT Family Day party on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM featuring pizza (of course!) and other TMNT-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth, and other fun activities!

Following these events, the show will run during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, through August 25. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

“We’ve worked with Nickelodeon a number of times in the past, and we’ve always loved making TMNT posters, but this is our first time really diving into the depth and breadth of the property,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. We’re honored that a handful of our favorite artists feel as passionately about pizza eating, skateboarding turtles as we do. See you there!”

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Disney Duck Tales Play Set

Woo Hoo!, this new Duck Tales play set is coming soon to the Disney Store and Disney Parks. 

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We Need To Make This Steamboat Willie LEGO Set A Reality

As classic Disney fans, we’re obsessed with all things Steamboat Willie—which is why we’re loving the latest LEGO Ideas submission.

If you aren’t familiar with LEGO Ideas, it’s a program that lets fans of the building blocks pitch their own design to the company. A model needs to be created, photographed, and submitted—alongside a convincing proposal as to why the set should become an official LEGO product.

Sounds cool, right? What’s even more exciting is that one of the latest proposals is inspired by the beloved Mickey short. The creator of this set argued his (convincing) case:

“Steamboat Willie is the first fully synchronized sound cartoon directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was the debut of Mickey Mouse in a cartoon, the first to be distributed and the third to be produced,” he says. “So as an animator and a LEGO fan I’d like to pay my respect to that marvelous production, which…inspired a lot of talented artists.”

Can’t argue with that!

This set, which will include 156 bricks, needs to receive 10,000 votes before it has the chance to be reviewed by the company and approved as a new LEGO set. As of this post, the set has received 6,000 votes. With over 160 more days to go, we’re sure with the help of both Disney and LEGO fans, we can make this set a reality.

Just visit LEGO Ideas and vote for this brilliant creation!

Reprinted from Disney Family

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Mad Duck Posters To Release He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Prints By Dave Perillo On December 1, 2017

Mad Duck Posters will release He-Man and She-Ra Christmas prints on November 30, 2017. Mad Duck is thrilled to present officially licensed posters for the 1985 Filmation favorite, the “He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special” with art by Dave Perillo!

The posters will go on sale at 12PM, this Friday December 1st and will begin to ship next Monday!

He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Regular
18X24 screenprint
7 Colors
Run of 200
$55

He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Variant
18X24 screenprint
7 Colors
Run of 100
$65

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