San Diego Comic-Con keeps rolling along, and it keeps producing quick and easy trailers on YouTube that I can share! I love trailers, and I hope you do too, because here’s a bunch of them for upcoming TV shows!
First up, a full trailer for Disenchanted, the new cartoon from Matt Groening. It looks…OK. A lot of simple jokes. But I have faith. The show goes up on Netflix on Aug. 17.
Then there’s a trailer for the next season of Voltron, which looks awesome. I love this series and can’t wait to buy the Voltron LEGO set in a week! Hopefully I’ll have it in time to watch this new season on Aug. 10!
Then how about the new season of Young Justice. Looks pretty neat. I enjoyed the show the first time it was around, but wasn’t such a super fan that I’m foaming at the mouth over Outsiders. But hey, I’ll always take some nice DC animated superhero stuff.
Then we’ve got a new season of The Venture Bros. coming up. I love the show, but I continue to be annoyed at the release schedule. Every other animated show produces new episodes every year. What is it about The Venture Bros. that requires several years between seasons?
The new season starts Aug. 5.
Finally, here’s a glimpse at upcoming DuckTales episodes. Further fuel for my Disney Expanded Cartoon Universe hopes and dreams!
Oy vey, that was a lot of trailers. And I’m sure there will be more today! So keep tuning in to the madness as I try to keep up!
Not too long ago, I lamented the loss of the Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe because, instead of giving us Darkwing Duck, they turned DW into a TV show. That was hugely disappointing. In the world of modern cartoons, having a deep, rich mythology behind the episode-to-episode shenanigans is par for the course. Think Steven Universe and Adventure Time.
I was ready to write the whole expanded, connected Disney Cartoon Universe off as a gag, ready to dismiss my hopes as mere fantasy to an apparent writers room disinterested in my grand ideas.
But then they go and throw this at me out of the blue:
The Gummi Bears?! Seriously? I didn’t even think to include them in my schematics for an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe! That’s madness!
But it means there is still hope…
The Sky Pirates episode of DuckTales is set to air on July 28, at which point we’ll know more. I will stay with this story all night if I have to!
I liked The Incredibles 2 well enough. It’s a fun and exciting movie, about as fun and exciting as we could have hoped. The characters are fun and the action is exciting. But it definitely feels like a movie whipped up 15 years after the fact. Writer/director Brad Bird never made a sequel to The Incredibles because he’d told the story he set out to tell. Now, 15 years and one failed Tomorrowland later, Bird has apparently relented and trotted out a new adventure.
And like almost every single Pixar or Disney movie in the past five or so years, it has a surprise villain. What the heck is going on with this trend?
Recent readers of this blog might recall the List of Six I wrote only last month that blew the lid off this trend! Since then, my film theory has gained zero traction across the rest of the Internet, so I guess it’s still up to just me to keep harping on this.
It’s weird, right? Am I alone in thinking its weird that nearly every single recent Disney and Pixar movie has a surprise villain?
That’s where the villain’s identity is kept a secret through most of the film, until one of the friendly supporting characters is suddenly revealed to have been secretly evil this whole time.
I won’t reveal the secret identity of the villain — the very anachronistic Screenslaver — because the movie is still too new. I’ve probably said too much in revealing that the villain’s identity is a surprise twist. But somebody has to stand up to this weird storytelling trope at Disney! Somebody has to stand up for the Syndromes of the world, who are villains right from the get go, and are therefore allowed to have character development across the entire film, not just crammed into the very end!
The day has finally come, some 14ish years in the making! I’ll be heading to see The Incredibles 2 after work! Can’t wait for this hugely anticipated sequel! Honestly, I hope it’s great!
I still remember seeing the original Incredibles in theaters. Great film! One of Pixar’s best, but you already knew that. I mostly just wanted to celebrate The Incredibles 2 on this nice Friday, and Honest Trailers is always good for a post!
I’m still going to see Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opening weekend. There’s no doubt or hesitation. But the new trailer released today kind of…I dunno…annoyed me?
See for yourself:
So yeah, the only search result for a website that is “really intense” and “super nuts” is Disney’s own website? And then the trailer just becomes Ralph and Vanellope hanging out with Disney characters and making really obvious Disney Princess jokes?
Does the movie Wreck-It Ralph not exist in this universe? All these Disney characters can exist on the Internet, but but Wreck-It Ralph doesn’t exist as a movie?
I dunno. The trailer just bugged me. It was all self-referential Disney nonsense.
And I get the joke poking fun at itself for the movie name…but it still went with the wrong movie name. “Break the Internet” is not a famous enough phrase to not use “Ralph Wrecks the Internet”, no matter how “kewl” the blue lady was designed to be.