animation – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:44:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 61893577 MARVEL RISING BEGINS! The Next Generation of Marvel Heroes http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marvel-rising-begins-the-next-generation-of-marvel-heroes/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marvel-rising-begins-the-next-generation-of-marvel-heroes/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:06 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162537 With “Marvel Rising,” the next generation of Marvel heroes has arrived. Rising 2018. —   Marvel reveals details of their new animated initiative:

Cast:

Kathleen Khavari – Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel

Milana Vayntrub – Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl

Dove Cameron — Gwen Stacy/Ghost Spider

Chloe Bennet – Daisy Johnson/Quake

Kamil McFadden – Rayshaun Lucas/Patriot

Tyler Posey – Dante Pertuz/Inferno

Cierra Ramirez – America Chavez

Dee Bradley Baker – Lockjaw/Tippy Toe

Ming-Na Wen – Hala the Accuser

Booboo Stewart – Victor Kohl/Exile

Kim Raver – Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel

 

Find out more details in this story in the Hollywood Reporter.

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Funko Closes Acquisition of UK Based Animation Studio http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/funko-closes-acquisition-of-uk-based-animation-studio/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/funko-closes-acquisition-of-uk-based-animation-studio/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:46 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162389 Will Create In-house Production Capability to be Named Funko Animation Studios

 

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, today reported it has closed the acquisition of A Large Evil Corporation (“Evil Corp”), an award winning animation production company.

Founded in 2006 and based in Bath, United Kingdom, Evil Corp is a design and animation studio that has been producing short animated product videos with Funko since 2014. In conjunction with the acquisition Evil Corp will now operate under the name “Funko Animation Studios” and founders Guy Thomson and Seth Watkins will stay on as General Managers.

“Since 2014 we have produced the majority of our animated product videos with this innovative and fantastically creative studio and we are excited to move this function in house,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “We have seen firsthand how well received these shorts are from our fans and we look forward to continuing to produce these high caliber product videos while also creating original Funko content. As video becomes an increasingly important medium of communication, this will allow us to better create content to support and promote our brand and our products globally.”

In 2016, Funko collaborated with Marvel Animation to create animated Marvel Funko shorts with story and animation by Evil Corp and executive production by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine. The first collaboration, “Spellbound,” debuted in November 2016, featuring the characters of Iron Man, Spider-Man and Loki and has reached over 1.1 million views to-date with subsequent Marvel Funko shorts garnering well over 5 million views. The second season of Marvel Funko shorts have already premiered with an additional five shorts set to launch in late 2017 and into 2018.

About Funko, Inc.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

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Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Figures Debut http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/stretch-armstrong-and-the-flex-fighters-figures-debut/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/stretch-armstrong-and-the-flex-fighters-figures-debut/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=161757 Not only has Hasbro’s new animated series ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’ started streaming on Netflix, but Hasbro has also released the first images of the new Walmart exclusive Stretch figures!

 

You can see the new Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighter figures here:

 

STRETCH ARMSTRONG PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

 

Note: The Stretch Armstrong product range is exclusive to Walmart in North America (U.S. & Canada) and available at various retailers in Latin America (specific details by country can be provided).

 

Primer on the Flex Power system:

 

Flex Power is an innovative technology that really delivers the “action” in action figures! Each of the Flex Fighter figures has a fleeeexible body that can be stretched like a rubber band, storing energy that can be then be released to power different things (vehicles, disc launchers, rocket launchers, etc.).

 

The Flex Power Heroes are the core of the “Flex Power” line.  The three Flex Fighter figures are Jake “Stretch” Armstrong, Ricardo “Omni-Mass” Perez and Nathan “Wingspan” Park, each with stretchable bodies that power their equipment.  These three are available in the basic opening “Flex Power Heroes” assortment with a very unique flexible “TRY ME” package and select figures are available in the Flex Power vehicles, which include two motorcycle-type Flex Power vehicles and the Flex Power Mobile HQ.

 

In addition to the core Flex Power Heroes, most every other product in the Stretch Armstrong product line has stretchable and flexible elements to it, delivering authentic flextastic fun.

 

Product Details:

Stretch Armstrong Flex Power Heroes

Each Flex Power Heroes figure has accessories and a signature action.  The three core Flex Power Heroes (Stretch Armstrong, Omni-Mass, and Wingspan) have flexible bodies that allow them to “power” their Flex Power gear, enabling them to streeetch, release, and launch discs and missiles.  Stretch Monster throws boulders, while Quick Charge and the ultra-mysterious and ninja-like Blind Strike each have flexible projectiles that launch from their unique accessories.  It’s flextastic fun!

Stretch Armstrong Stretch Power Vehicle Assortment

Each Flex Power Vehicle comes with a unique vehicle powered by streeeetch action provided by the Flex Power hero.  Just strap the character in, pull back to activate, and release the power of flexibility.  Stretch Armstrong’s FLEXYCLE zooms across the floor, while Omni-Mass SMASHCYCLE can pound enemies into submission. It’s flextastic fun!

Stretch Armstrong Flex Power Mobile HQ

The Flex Power Mobile HQ comes with a Stretch Armstrong figure and a whole lot of flextastic action that can be activated in and around the vehicle.  By putting the figure into position, kids can streeetch and release to activate the boulder-launcher on the top of the vehicle, the removable disc launcher in the cockpit, or practice their targeting ability on the flip-down doors.

 

 

You can see the trailer here:

Show description:

‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’ follows teenager Jake Armstrong and his two best friends, Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez, after they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives and transforms them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures! Featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Scott Menville, Ogie Banks, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Walter Koenig.

 

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Coming Soon from Funko: Warner Bros. Classic Cartoon Mystery Minis! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/161487-2/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/161487-2/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:00:53 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=161487 Mystery Minis: Warner Bros. Classic Cartoons

Cartoon lovers rejoice!
Warner Bros classic cartoons are now joining Funko Mystery Minis.

This series features characters from Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, and Yogi Bear.

Unwrap the mystery blind boxes to find Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Huckleberry Hound, Dino, Boo Boo and many more!

Collect them all this winter!

Look for Exclusives!

At Walgreens you can find Pepe Le Pew, Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote.

Astro, Elroy Jetson, and Yosemite Sam can only be found at Toys”R”Us.

At Target find Speedy Gonzales, Tweety, and Sylvester.

Coming in January!

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Coming Soon from Funko: Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins To Shine Pop! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-teen-titans-go-the-night-begins-to-shine-pop/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-teen-titans-go-the-night-begins-to-shine-pop/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:00:40 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=161448 Pop! TV: Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine S1

The Night Begins to Shine from Teen Titans Go! is coming to Pop!

The Teen Titans Go! original song is lip-synced by Cyborg, and the episode features some of your favorite Teen Titans Go! characters in 80s-inspired looks.

This series of Pop! features Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Bear and Starfire!



A Toys”R”Us you can find a glow in the dark version of Cyborg, featured with an axe.
Also, look for a flocked version of Bear!

Please Note: Final Images Coming Soon.

Coming in February!

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Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 2/6/18 – “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-to-blu-raydvd-2618-batman-gotham-by-gaslight/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-to-blu-raydvd-2618-batman-gotham-by-gaslight/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:54:10 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=161441 BATMAN HUNTS JACK THE RIPPER IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY GOTHAM CITY AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT COMING FEBRUARY 6, 2018 TO Ultra HD BLU-RAY™ combo pack, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD

 

BURBANK, CA (November 14, 2017) – The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be available in several popular formats as only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) release of a DC Universe Movie. The film will also be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.

 

Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.

 

Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

 

“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”

 

 

 

 


 

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Enhanced Content

 

Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio CommentaryJoin Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.

From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

 

DVD

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

 

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe  Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray®  and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

 

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Coming Soon from Funko: Rick & Morty Vynl., & Pint Size Heroes! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/160852-2/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/160852-2/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:00:13 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160852 Adult Swim’s critically acclaimed animated series Rick & Morty is the latest addition to Vynl. and Pint Size Heroes!

Vynl.: Rick and Morty

There’s no I in Vynl. – because there’s always two of them.

Featuring sociopathic genius scientist Rick and his inherently timid grandson Morty!

Coming in January!


Pint Size Heroes: Rick and Morty

Get schwifty!

This series features adorable pint size versions of Rick, Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Unity, Mr. Poopy Butthole, and many more!

Which one will you get? Unwrap the blind bags and collect them all this Winter!

We couldn’t leave out exclusives!
Scary Terry, Cyber Morty and Cyber Rick can be found at Hot Topic!

At Target find Western Rick and Morty, and Anthricia!

Morty Jr, Zeep Xanflorp, and Golf Mr. Meeseeks are available only at Toys“R”Us!

Coming in December!

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MYSTERY INC. & THE DARK KNIGHT UNITE AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCOOBY-DOO! & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mystery-inc-the-dark-knight-unite-as-warner-bros-home-entertainment-and-dc-entertainment-release-scooby-doo-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mystery-inc-the-dark-knight-unite-as-warner-bros-home-entertainment-and-dc-entertainment-release-scooby-doo-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:00:02 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160794 MYSTERY INC. & THE DARK KNIGHT UNITE AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCOOBY-DOO! & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD ON DVD AND DIGITAL STARTING JANUARY 9, 2018

TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER 45 YEARS IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED FILM

 

BURBANK, CA (November 1, 2017) – The ultimate crime-solving combination reunites when Batman joins the Mystery Inc. gang to catch a gaggle of villains wreaking havoc in Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new original film will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital.

Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won’t know who the ultimate villain is until those “meddling kids” pull off the mask!

 

Avid Scooby-Doo fans know this isn’t the first time the Caped Crusader has partnered with Mystery Incorporated. Forty-five years ago, Batman (and Robin) were the featured guest stars in a pair of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Premiering in 1972, the renowned detectives worked to solve crimes together in the hour-long television movies entitled The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair and The Caped Crusader Caper.

 

Diedrich Bader, who voiced the Dark Knight in the fan-favorite Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated television series, reprises his role for this all-new film alongside the longtime Scooby-Doo voice cast of Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo & Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne and Black Canary), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Kate Micucci (Velma). The guest cast includes Jeff Bennett (Joker), Jeffrey Combs (The Question), John DiMaggio (Aquaman), Nika Futterman (Catwoman), Nicholas Guest (Martian Manhunter), John Michael Higgins (The Riddler), Tom Kenny (Penguin, Plastic Man), Kevin Michael Richardson (Detective Chimp), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy) and Fred Tatasciore (Harvey Bullock).

 

Jake Castorena directs the teleplay by Paul Giacoppo, based on a story by supervising producer James Tucker. Michael Jelenic is the producer. Executive Producer is Sam Register. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

 

“Scooby-Doo continues to be one of the most popular kids’ brands in the Warner Bros. canon, and we are thrilled to reunite the gang with Batman, the ultimate crime-stopper,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing. “Fans and families of all ages are in for a treat – and hopefully some Scooby snacks, too – when watching this all-new original movie on DVD and Digital.”

 

DIGITAL

Scooby-Doo! & Batman The Brave and the Bold  will be available to own on Digital starting January 9, 2018. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

 

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray®  and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

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Those Meddling Kids Are at It Again and Now Your Kids Can Join the Fun! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/those-meddling-kids-are-at-it-again-and-now-your-kids-can-join-the-fun/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/those-meddling-kids-are-at-it-again-and-now-your-kids-can-join-the-fun/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 02:00:35 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160741

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater Skill Launches for Amazon Alexa

 

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?! Just ask ALEXA… Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with digital innovator RAIN, blends immersive storytelling and voice technology in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater, a new kids’ skill that is available today on Alexa-enabled devices, including the Echo and Echo Dot. Scooby and the Gang are working together to reveal who (or what!) is haunting the Mayhew Mansion but they can’t crack the case alone. With its unique format and responsive design, the skill invites kids and their families to participate in the adventure and help solve the mystery!

“We’re proud to bring Scooby-Doo to life in a new way that pushes boundaries of how people are interacting with voice technology today,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President of Franchise Management & Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We’re providing a new ‘family night in’ tradition that encourages kids and families to engage and fuel their imaginations as they embark on an interactive mystery-adventure with the Scooby Gang.”

By simply saying, Alexa, open Scooby-Doo, kids and their families can follow and work alongside Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma to unravel the secrets behind their latest caper at the Mayhew Mansion. Throughout the story, the Narrator (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) asks what the characters should do next – like, “go down the hallway to the left” or “stay outside” – and it is up to the at-home detectives to make the choice. With numerous possible storyline combinations, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater delivers hours of family fun activity that can be played time-and-time again.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater features celebrity voice talent from Warner Bros. Animation’s current Scooby-Doo series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, along with other legendary voice actors, including:

• Scooby-Doo – Frank Welker

Shaggy – Matthew Lillard

• Fred – Frank Welker

Daphne – Grey Griffin

• Velma – Kate Micucci

Narrator – Maurice LaMarche

• Tour Guide – Debi Derriberry

Front Desk Man/Security Guard – Ian James Corlett

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products in collaboration with top digital shop RAIN to build the Scooby-Doo Skill, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater is available today on all Alexa-enabled devices. For Scooby product, go to www.amazon.com/scooby_doo, and for more Scooby fun visit www.ScoobyDoo.com. So gather ‘round and get solving!

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s17)

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Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters – ‘Superheroes of Charter City’ Official Trailer http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/stretch-armstrong-and-the-flex-fighters-superheroes-of-charter-city-official-trailer/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/stretch-armstrong-and-the-flex-fighters-superheroes-of-charter-city-official-trailer/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:30:56 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160291 Animated Original Series for Kids to Debut Worldwide on Netflix Late 2017

Steven Yeun, Scott Menville, Ogie Banks, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day as Featured Voice Cast

 

 

 

 

BURBANK, C.A. – JULY 31, 2017 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is flexing more muscle in programming for kids with the announcement of Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a new original series from Hasbro Studios premiering on Netflix. The new teenage superhero animated series will reimagine the classic Hasbro brand Stretch Armstrong into a relatable kids adventure that features diverse characters with wacky powers and a playfully humorous storyline.

 

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters follows high school student Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez who are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives, transforming them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is the first Hasbro brand to receive a Netflix original series order. We have been waiting for just the right moment to re-imagine Stretch for a new audience and our friends at Netflix got it right away; they have been a tremendous partner,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. “We have hit a superhero sweet spot, and with Netflix’s global reach, kids across the world will fall in love with its fun characters and action-packed storyline.”

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will feature the voices of leading Hollywood television and film talent including:

  • Jake Armstrong / Stretch – Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Nathan Park / Wingspan – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja)
  • Ricardo Perez / Omni-Mass – Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • Rook – Wil Wheaton (Teen Titans Go!, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Erika – Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural)
  • Kane – Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty)
  • Dr. C – Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black, Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Mr. Savic – Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5)

Originally introduced in 1976, Stretch Armstrong was the ultimate toy –well-muscled doll that could stretch from its original size of fifteen inches to four or five feet. Netflix and Hasbro will transport viewers into a new generation of Stretch Armstrong with 26 episodes available for Netflix members worldwide beginning late 2017. Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is developed for television by Executive Producer and Supervising Director Victor Cook (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and Executive Producer/Story Editors/Head Writers Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Ultimate Spider-Man, Napoleon Dynamite) and Kevin Burke (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble).

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

 

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Coming Soon From Funko: Teen Titans Go! Series 3 Pop!s http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-teen-titans-go-series-3-pops/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-teen-titans-go-series-3-pops/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160276 Pop! Television: Teen Titans Go! S3

The newest wave of Teen Titans Go! Pop! Is here!

This series features Robin as Nightwing, a masked version of Robin as Red X, the powerful Mammoth, and Starfire as Batgirl!

Collect them all this Winter!


Look for exclusives!
A unmasked version of Robin as Red X is available exclusively at Books-A-Million!

Robin as Nightwing with baby, only at Hot Topic!

Find Rose Wilson and Raven as Lady Legasus at Toys “R” Us!

Coming in January!

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Coming Soon From Funko: Disney Afternoon Action Figures! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-disney-afternoon-action-figures/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-disney-afternoon-action-figures/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:00:18 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=159795 Action Figure: Disney Afternoon

Our latest Action Figures now feature some characters from The Disney Afternoon Collection!

These fully articulated figures stand roughly 3 ¾ inches tall and most are featured with accessories!

This series includes the terror that flaps in the night, Darkwing Duck! The richest duck in the world,  Scrooge McDuck and the fun-loving Baloo.

Rounding out the series  is the pair of mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale.

Look for the Darkwing chase, featured in black and white.
A rarity of 1-in-6.

Coming this Fall!



Coming in November!

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