Category Archives: Cartoons
I don’t even know how to respond to this news other than shock and amusement. After cancelling a couple of their live action Netflix shows, Marvel has now announced a slate of five animated shows coming to Hulu.
M.O.D.O.K., Howard the Duck, Hit Monkey, a random Tigra and Dazzler team-up, and then a combination show called The Offenders.
This feels like an April Fool’s Day prank.
How do any of these shows make sense? Why are they going to Hulu? Has Marvel already forgotten their Disney+ streaming service coming down the line? And with a name like The Offenders, are they purposefully trying to annoy Netflix, the biggest name in streaming?
There is no logic in this place.
More information is available at Marvel.com. And here’s a rundown of each series:
- M.O.D.O.K.: An egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. Comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with Blum, Oswalt and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers
- Hit Monkey: Tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga. Comes from writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck, with Gordon, Speck and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
- Tigra & Dazzler Show: Two woke Super Heroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. Comes from writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler, with Rivinoja, Handler, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
- Howard the Duck: Trapped in a world he never made, America’s favorite fighting fowl Howard the Duck hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu. Comes from writersKevin Smith and Dave Willis, with Smith, Willis, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
- The Offenders: Nobody asked them to, and we’d be better off if they didn’t, but M.O.D.O.K., Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe.
Honestly, this all sounds like Jeph Loeb is off on some crazy side project without anybody else at Marvel or Disney having any idea what he’s doing.
I am mildly curious to see just what the heck all of this is about. What are your thoughts?
These have been popping up as part of a project for Star Wars Kids and/or Galaxy of Adventures. Something like that. Suffice to say, they are radical as all heck!
Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader
Yoda vs. Count Dooku
Here’s hoping we get a bunch more of these. They’re just plain neat.
I am only one man. With one dinky little blog that I write purely as a hobby. And if you take nothing else away from my ramblings, know that I don’t like it when the How It Should Have Ended cartoons cut to their inane Batman/Superman cafe scenes.
It totally ruins an otherwise awesome Aquaman parody.
These animators have a great gimmick. They are often very funny. And the animation is killer. But stop shooting yourselves in the foot by making every superhero episode cut to Batman and Superman saying the same catch phrases over and over in a cafe! Especially stop making it the bulk of your gorram episode!
There I was, waiting to see how they planned to “really” end Aquaman…only for Batman to swoop in and make their jokes and ruin the moment. Not cool, people.
Remember that scene in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse where Miles Morales truly embraces his new Spider-Man persona? Set to that awesome “What’s Up Danger?” song by Blackway & Black Caviar? Of course you do!
Well the fine folks at Huxley Burg Studios have recreated it in LEGO form!
And if you don’t remember that scene at all, it’s conveniently available on YouTube! How’s that for nifty?
That’ll have to tide us over until Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes out on DVD one of these days.
Are you henchies big fans of Rooster Teeth? I used to watch Red vs. Blue back in the day, but lost track in the later, wilder seasons. And I’ve been devouring Achievement Hunter stuff over the past year. That’s my jam and helped me to understand the draw power of Let’s Play video game videos.
So I really wanna check out their hotly anticipated new anime, gen:Lock!
It’s a bunch of big name actors voicing a giant robot fighting cartoon! From the geniuses at Rooster Teeth! Sounds like a winning formula and I hope to check out a couple episodes. Just gotta consider signing up for their premium service.