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Our Adorable Past

Hillary White Paints Pop Culture into the Old Masters

Hillary White‘s DeviantArt gallery is full of handpainted portraits of popculture figures as if they were the original subjects of artists like Francois-Xavier Fabre, Frans Hals, Anthony Van Dyck, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and John Singer Sargent. Most of them are for sale. We thought you might be interested in that sort of thing.


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DreamWorks Acquires Classic Media, Awesome Stuff On The Way (Trust Us)

DreamWorks Animation, the folks who brought us Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, have just acquired the privately owned animation studio, Classic Media. Why should you care? Classic Media owns the motherload of awesome cartoon and comic properties. And all it cost them was $155 million in cash. Hit the jump to find out what characters from your childhood we’ll likely be seeing again very soon. 


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Hillary White Puts Pop Culture in Classic Art

We look at a lot of pop culture mashups here, but there’s just something about the mashups of illustrator Hillary White, probably because they show a clear knowledge of art history and technique.

And then they use that knowledge to put Muppets, Star Wars, Voltron, and Silent Hill characters and more in famous paintings, like Domenichino’s The Maiden and the Unicorn.


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Voltron Would Just Never Work in Real Life As Long As Pidge Is Involved [Video]

Voltron is seriously having a moment, you guys. A few days ago, we showed you a super dramatic, emotionally-charged Voltron fan film. This comedy short by Awkward Spaceship is not that, but it does deal with the human feelings behind the robot lion limbs — the annoying ones. Damnit, Pidge …

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

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This Is How the Mighty Fall: Not With a Roar But With One Small Last Breath

I’ll admit to not having much experience with the particular fandom (I won’t mention it specifically here, because I think the slow reveal is actually one of the movie’s strengths) this fan movie is based in, other than watching it a few times on Toonami while I was waiting for Batman: The Animated Series to come on. But anyone who’s willing to take it’s concept and crank the dial up to Battlestar Galactica levels of space opera realism gets my endorsement.

(via Forever Geek.)

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Meowtron

And there’s your Voltron-Made-Out-of-Cats that you’ve always wanted! (That’s so meow-ta.) (At Neatorama)


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Fine, Fine, Fine: A Voltron Movie Is Officially Happening

One of the red-headed stepchildren of the Transformers has stamped its feet and held its breath enough to get its own movie. Yesterday, it was announced that a live-action Voltron movie was officially in the works, just a month after the successful debut of its rebooted TV series on Nicktoons. So, get ready for an onslaught of mechanical lion things. Gobots, you can stay in the corner and hang out for a while.


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New Voltron Clip Shows A Very, Very Familiar Transformation

The new Voltron Force transforms in a whirl of passable 3-D animation, deplorable 2-D animation, hilarious Techno Babble, and one (admittedly) unexpected and lonely subversion. You know, I don’t care if it’s canonical, there is just something inherently silly about being roared at by a robot’s toes.

(via Comics Alliance.)

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Nickelodeon Rebooting Voltron, Promoting It With Horrible Rap Song [Video]

I’ll bet you had no idea that Nickelodeon was rebooting Voltron, the other-other 1980s cartoon about robots (that wasn’t Transformers or GoBots). Neither did we. But it is debuting on NickToons on June 16. Excited? No? Well, maybe their promotional rap video, “Let’s Voltron!” will get you in the spirit! It’s not really about Voltron, but it’s by SwizzBeatz! Though judging by the video, it’s geared towards adolescent boys who draw Voltron in their notebooks and probably write fanfiction about it during social studies (Keith + Allura = 4eva). And exactly one old lady, who may or may not be just another adolescent boy in an old lady costume.

So, want to spend the next 43 seconds of your life wondering where the last 43 seconds of your life went? The video is after the jump!


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A First Look At the New Voltron

There isn’t much you need, really, to reboot Voltron. Is there a giant robot made out of five lions?

Three young cadets will learn what it takes to fight alongside the galaxy’s greatest heroes and pilot incredible robot lions. Voltron will be needed once again to combat a rising evil in the galaxy, and a tyrant from within.

Ok, it sounds like you’ve got a handle on this, Nicktoons Network. See below for lions.