SDCC isn't the only place you can catch the stars this weekend in San Diego - Zachary Levi is doing his usual awesome thing over at Nerd HQ for Operation Smile, and they've kindly been posting all their excellent panels online for the world to enjoy.
Were you as devastated as we were when you found out that the rumors of a Space Jam sequel starring Kobe Bryant were all fake? Then you, like us, probably had very questionable taste during the '90s. Also, you'll wish you'd been at the UCB theater in Los Angeles to see this surprise table read of Space Jam last month.
One of the many constants in this universe is that every pop culture franchise you love will eventually be ruined by Robot Chicken. Given the current prominence of comic book superheroes and Game of Thrones, respective skewerings were probably inevitable. Speaking with Zap2it, Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green commented that as far as DC Comics goes, "There's no real line we can't cross." Oh boy.
Anne Wheaton, wife of nerdlebrity Wil Wheaton, has put together a special project right up our alley - it combines nerds and adopted animals! Donate a minimum of $40 on their Wiggle Waggle Walk page (it's tax-deductable) and a calendar featuring the likes of Felicia Day, DC's Geoff Johns, Phil Lamarr, and more will be mailed to you along with your reciept. All funds donated will go to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Supplies are limited, so act fast!
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Talk about a super team: Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Stan Lee, Seth Green, and Zachary Levi, and more have all teamed up to kick alien butt and raise money for Operation Smile while doing it.
If you're a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, you probably already know he does a mean Alan Rickman impression. Well, the creators of The Simpsons have decided to utilize that talent for this Sunday's Valentine's-themed episode. Not only does he voice Severus Snape, he also does the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, the video is not embeddable, watch a clip over at Entertainment Weekly.
My heart is practically jumping out of my chest looking at this. Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green, the ever-adorable Willow/Oz on the show, will share screen time once more on CBS's How I Met Your Mother. Today, we've got picture proof. Green posted the top pic here saying he was spending the day with his "favorite costar," while Hannigan tweeted, "I’m in the makeup chair again and next to me is @SethGreen !!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! Reunited and it feels so good!!!!" Her shot after the jump!
There is a new thing happening with Star Wars, and it looks...kind of good for a change? Seth Green's newest enterprise with Cartoon Network is Star Wars: Detours -- a look at what all the universe's most beloved characters are up to when they are not freezing one another in carbonite and force choking one another. As it turns out, their lives outside of those antics are pretty humorous and sort of adorable. We've seen this sort of thing before in Green's Robot Chicken take on the Star Wars U, but Robot Chicken this ain't -- Detours will be a primetime, family friendly show. Which we're willing to give a shot, because hey, what else are we going to do with our lives? Today especially, the tease makes a good counterpoint to the recent Star Wars 1313 trailer, which looks to be grittier than a Rancor's digestive tract. We assume that to be a pretty tract.
We're pretty excited for this Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. It's set to feature plenty of awesome people as the voices of plenty of awesome characters; Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Seth Green as Batman, Robin, and Aquaman, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, and the list goes on. As Green said, it's the "whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe.” And the trailer looks pretty freaking hilarious, we have to say.
Back in October, at New York Comic Con, the creators of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken announced that they'd be doing a special centered solely on the DC universe. But at that point, there wasn't much for them to show us, aside from all the sketches they'd already done with DC characters. Now, however, is a different story, because they have announced a cast of pretty amazing people to provide voice talent. We also know it will be coming this fall, probably just in time to promote at the next NYCC. Seriously, even this Marvel girl is psyched for this.
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators of the fifteen minute show that made you feel very uncomfortable about your nostalgia, announced this weekend that they would be merging their producing business, Stoopid Monkey, with stop-motion studio Buddy Systems, to launching their very own stop-motion studio. And call it Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Yes, really.
In someways this represents a new direction for Robot Chicken and in others a return to its roots.
I'm a happy camper when I hear either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill's names associated with Batman and the Joker. The two actors have become synonymous to those roles thanks to Bruce Timm'sBatman: The Animated Series and subsequent features in which they appear. Most recently, the duo lent their voices to the sequel to the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, but Hamill caused a stir when he tweeted something just a few days ago that led us all to believe that was his last time playing the Joker. Hamill has now ammended his statement to add a few exceptions to his new no-Joker rule - more Arkham and the controversial Alan Moore story, The Killing Joke.
This happened: At the panel for Robot Chicken Season 5.5, someone asked if show creator Seth Green and occasional show talent Macaulay Culkin could do a sexy pose. So, they did, because Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin would never disappoint you. (And as far as I know, because I haven't seen it, this is not a scene from Party Monster.)
It's happening, you guys! New York Comic Con has arrived, and contributor Theresa Romano has a rundown of five Very Important Things you should keep in mind while you peruse the wares, the crowds, and, well, the germs.Read More
Some might say that most comedians were some form of nerd or geek. Insecurity tends to breed comedy, usually when the target of a joke wants to beat someone else to the punch. But how many comedians have truly, honestly held on to the geekiest parts of their lives and then turned it into amazing comedy material? Only the best of the best. In honor of April Fools Day, this week's Power Grid takes a look at 10 geek comedians who had the last laugh and have been voted "Most Likely to Make a Reference to Something You'll Have to Google."
According to the LA Times, anyway, which says that the company is working on an comedic animated series based in the Star Wars universe. This isn't the first time Lucasfilm has hinted at making a spin off series with a different tone from the movies, but it might be the first time that it actually succeeds.
In addition to Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the creators of Robot Chicken (known for their superb Robot Chicken Star Wars specials), Lucasfilm has also brought Brendan Hay, a Daily Show writer, in for the project.