Category Archives: Cartoons

6 Modern X-Men I Want to See in the New X-Men ’97

Let that epic theme song roar, the X-Men animated series is coming back! In one of the more shocking announcements from Disney+ Day, Marvel revealed that they are going to revive the original X-Men animated series from the 1990s. I grew up on this series. I was introduced to modern X-Men with this series. It was lifeblood to a young comic geek like me. So I say bring it on!

There are theme songs, and then there are THEME SONGS

The plan is to revive the series and pick up from where it left off. I think it’s a weird choice, but I suppose it makes sense. It’s obviously not the first TV series to do such a thing. And the X-Men’s introduction into the MCU is still undecided. Why make a brand new cartoon from scratch if it’s going to possibly conflict with the MCU X-Men? So X-Men ’97 should be a simple nostalgia trip, using classic comic book stories and characters to keep a show going. And more than two decades of X-Men comics have come and gone since 1997, so who and what are some modern X-characters and concepts I’d like to see?

Join me after the jump for some ideas I would personally love to see translated into the classic cartoon. And please share some of your own in the comments!

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Centaurworld and He-Man Are Coming Back!

I am a big fan of cartoons. And we live in a day and age where there are just a metric ton of fun new cartoons coming out every day. I recently finished the first season of Inside Job on Netflix. Have you heard of that one? I’m pretty sure it flew entirely under the radar. But I watched both that and Chicago Party Aunt this fall, both of which are pretty watchable. We are surely living in a post-Rick and Morty cartoon world.

At any rate, all of this build up is to share two fun trailers for upcoming second seasons. First up is Masters of the Universe: Revelations, the follow up to that apparently controversial first season, because the internet breeds nothing but contempt. I liked the first season, and I look forward to the second.

For one thing, that trailer had an appropriate amount of Ram-Man. Season 2 arrives on Nov. 23, so basically a week from now. That’s pretty cool!

Second, we’ve got the trailer for the second season of Centaurworld, which is great, because I didn’t know it was getting a second season. Centaurworld flew so far under the radar that I was really excited about watching it…and yet I still forgot it existed for at least two months. But then I did watch it and I did enjoy it!

Centaurworld season 2 arrives on Dec. 7! So you’ve got plenty of time to watch the first season to be all caught up. We’ve got some great cartoons and shows ahead of us through the end of the year!

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Let’s All Remember The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny is one of the greatest internet artifacts of all time. It’s a true masterpiece. And then randomly the other day, I was browsing YouTube and stumbled upon this cover version, in which a bunch of creative artists have teamed up to make a new version!

And it’s great! That song will always be marvelous, and I love the new animations. I’m so glad I randomly found this thing in all its wonderful thingness. And I hope you enjoyed it as well!

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This Lightyear Movie Looks Crazy Good

So Disney and Pixar are making a new movie about Buzz Lightyear as if it was the real ‘person’ and not the toy from Toy Story. The idea is wild, but I’m open to whatever. And this teaser trailer strikes a really great note.

Or I might just be rocking on some great David Bowie.

Will the tone of the movie be more like this song cover or will it be a wacky, space hero adventure? Probably more of the later. But in terms of a really good, really evocative trailer, I really love this one. It’s striking, it’s a little haunting. And that’s a really interesting take on this whole idea. So cool beans!

Lightyear is coming next summer.

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An Even Better Look at Hit-Monkey

The Hit-Monkey cartoon is still coming out on Hulu in less than a month, and we have kindly been gifted yet another trailer. It reveals a lot more than that first teaser trailer, so that’s cool. I still think this cartoon looks weird as heck, but a lot of good people spent a lot of good time working on it. So you best believe I’m gonna watch!

This looks so weird and so neat. Did Hit-Monkey have a ghost partner in the comics? Or did the cartoon makers realize they needed somebody to actually talk instead of a purely silent protagonist the whole time? Do you think Hit-Monkey will talk in this cartoon? Maybe just between him and the ghost?

We’re all gonna find out on Nov. 17 when Hit-Monkey comes to Hulu!

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