Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer

   I am more excited to see this 4th, and last, season of Rebels more than I am to see The Last Jedi. For those who have not ventured into the animated world of Star Wars, Rebels is a treat. As a matter of fact we have the wonderful animated Clone Wars series to thank for the acquisition and continuation of the Star Wars saga.

   Although much smaller in scope, Rebels has that unique Star Wars flavor that I thoroughly enjoy. This last season will be pretty dark, and more grown up than one would expect from a show that airs on Disney XD. While I no longer have the ability to access the show via the Disney site for free, I plan on purchasing the entire season, like I did the last, on Google Play.

Disney’s New DuckTales Quacks Me Up!

   DuckTales. This is something that I watched when I was 17. Yep. The stories were entertaining, and I enjoyed the classic Disney animation style. Yet, I am not here to talk about the past. No. I am here to praise the brand new series! The first episode (posted above) is available on YouTube for free. It has convinced Mrs. Multiverse, and myself, that we need to purchase the season on Google Play.

The new art style is inspired, the characters are multidimensional, and the story is amazing.

   But don’t take my word for it 😉

Rumor: Ian McDiarmid Recorded Lines for Rebels?

   A source who works in the voice recording business sent us a very interesting story that happened around six months ago. The source has proven his legitimacy and we’re confident in his words. Still, as you will see, this story raises many questions that we don’t have a concrete answer to, so as always, until […]

Source: Rumor: Ian McDiarmid Recorded Lines for Star Wars: Rebels Season 4? | Star Wars News Net

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   How awesome would it be to have Ian McDiarmid voice the Emperor once again? They were able to garner the vocal talents of James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Darth Vader, so this is not an impossible feat for Lucasfilm and Disney to pull off. I had expected to see Palpatine in the fourth and final season, but I figured that it would be fan favorite, Sam Witwer. I am good either way, I dig both actors.

Moana

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   We finally caught up with Moana this evening. My wife and I really enjoyed the entire film. It takes a lot for us to go out and see a movie, so we usually opt for waiting for it to come out for rent and staying at home. The most impressive part, other that Dwayne Johnson, was the water… it was rendered so beautifully, I was blown away. I am not clamoring for a Moana sequel, but if it does happen I won’t complain. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the female lead HERO. She was excellent!

Revisiting Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

   It’s been  years since I’ve watched this film. For some reason it doesn’t seem to get the same love as other Disney production. Today I found it on Netflix and decided to give it Atlantis_Milo_kida_productionanother viewing. I love the Steampunk aesthetic of the movie, along with the traditional
animation mixed with computer generated elements. Many well known voices lend their talent to this adventure, such as Jim Varney, Florence Stanley, James Garner, and the great Leonard Nimoy.

   There is a sequel available, also on Netflix. Now I won’t expect too much as far as infamous direct to video sequels go, but I am pretty easy going and plan on enjoying it.

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Sunday Cinema: Tron [1982]

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   Today we are screening Disney’s “Tron” [1982]. This is one of those ambiguous movies from my youth. I was 12 years old, and personal computers were still a really new concept for the public at large. Video game arcades were still bigger business that home gaming consoles. This move came off like some sort of techno-magery. The computer graphics still hold up well, probably because they are hyper stylised. Some of the dialog isn’t as timeless as the design aesthetic, but I love the programing jargon that was turned into characters and destinations in the film. They even have a few homages to Star Wars.

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   While this may be, perhaps, only my 4th or 5th time watching this movie, I find that it gets better with age. The 12 year old me found it to be interesting, and at times, exhilarating, but there were plenty of dull areas that he couldn’t appreciate. Fast forward 35 years. There are many things to appreciate and celebrate in Tron. If you have not watched it lately, or ever, grab the family and boot it up. Find the “Making of Tron” if you really want to treat yourself to some nerd nirvana.

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   While you’re at it, check out a favorite early CGI animated show, “Reboot”. More on that show another time.

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