Cartoons and video games are a match made in heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.
Nintendo just announced that it is working with Illumination (Despicable Me, Secret Life of Pets) on a Mario movie, confirming a report from the Wall Street Journal last year. Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing.
Cuphead, a video game that looks like a cartoon, now has a cartoon based on the video game, courtesy of fan and animator hotdiggedydemon.
In the first episode of Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Equestria Girls animated series, a pony who transformed into a human after passing through a dimensional portal waits in line for a new video game. What happens next challenges the notion that preordering video games is bad.
Cuphead is a beautiful looking game with tight controls and grueling combat that culminates in game unlike many others. But as a throwback to the animation of the early 20th century, it finds its muse in a troubling past it never gets around to actually confronting.
The partnership between Hasbro and Machinima that gave us last year’s Transformers: Combiner Wars series bears new fruit next week, when Titans Returns brings some of the largest disguised robots in the toy box out to play.
Even if we can’t see out character’s face and body, animation tells us a lot about characters in first person games. Heather takes a look in this critical video.
When Netflix’s new original anime Neo Yokio was released, it sparked a lot of negative reactions online for a giant Toblerone-sized handful of reasons. From the mind of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Neo Yokio attempts to tackle a lot in six short episodes. From the politics of high society and status to the…
Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! makes its theatrical debut outside of Japan via a pair of special showings November 5 and 6. Moviegoers will score a special trading card and a QR code to unlock a hat-wearing Pikachu in Sun and Moon. Check Fathom Events for tickets and locations.
With Regular Show officially out of production and Adventure Time in the midst of its final season, the head honchos at Cartoon Network are hoping audiences will tune in to witness the goofy antics of their newest show — OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
This is The Mama Luigi Project, a year-long effort to bring together over 200 artists so that they could completely reanimate one of the most famous episodes of the Super Mario World TV series: Mama Luigi.
I’m getting some serious Airbender vibes from the trailers for Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale, a Netflix original animated series premiering next week. It’s not very Lego, but I like what I’m seeing.
Zane Plays Proboid is a clever animated short from Polaris about a deep space explorer cut off from all forms of communication... except Twitch chat. Somehow, livestream viewers find his emergency channel and think it’s a video game stream. Things do not go well for him.
What better way to get fans ready for some newfangled old-school 2D Sonic the Hedgehog action than some newfangled old-school 2D animation?
Disney XD’s revitalized and rebooted DuckTales is a testament to the staying power of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It’s also a grand showing of how far animation in general has come since 1987.
Castlevania looked pretty dang cool when it hit Netflix last month. Part of the reason is the fact that the folks at Powerhouse Animation have been waiting for the chance to do a project like this for ages. Hell, they practically stalked the producers.
A chipper hero named Ed bleeps and blorps through his city—which looks and sounds suspiciously like a retro video game—in Rodrigo Díaz’s short animation Gummy Gas Crisis. Ed’s mission: to chase down a baddie named Lord Gadiseous, who’s spreading gas (the stinky kind) all over town.
Nobody thought it could happen. Then it did. Back in October 2016, it was announced that Young Justice—the fan-favorite Cartoon Network series about DC’s teenage superheroes—would be coming back from the dead for a third season, and last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we talked to some of the show’s creators about what…
Last year’s Machinima-produced Transformers: Combiner Wars series was neat, but its voice cast, largely comprised of prominent YouTubers, was hit-or-miss. For the second leg of the trilogy, they’re bringing in the big guns, including the original voices of Optimus Prime and Hot Rod. Also, Tay Zonday.