His story may have been a bit like Batman, but the story was all Marvel. After Hiro Hamada’s brother Tadashi dies in an explosion caused by an evil scientific mastermind, he uses his brother’s large inflatable health aid and his friends to fight crime and find the kabuki mask-wearing villain. That’s what happened in 2014 in Disney’s blockbuster Big Hero 6. Now, in the semi-minimalist animation style of their recent movie and series comebacks, Disney XD brings back these familiar characters. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Baymax Returns with Power
The older I get, the more I become disappointed by animated series. It’s not because these series aren’t necessarily good – usually they are beyond spectacular for the 4-10 year-old audiences they were written to be watched by. This might actually be a sign I’m maturing (I refuse to believe this though, given my weekend binges of Ninja Turtles). But every now and then, a series comes along that’s just too good not to watch though (see previous posts about Ducktales, Gravity Falls). Star Vs. The Forces of Evil is another such series. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Catch a Star By the Horns
You may recall me writing about Darkwing Duck about a year ago, and how it was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. Second to that were all the other Disney afternoon shows, most of all Ducktales. The very adventure of the show and mystery behind some of the characters (Magica, I’m looking at you, who the heck are you?) made it a perfect program for both children and pre-teens. Thankfully, in the recent tradition of 90s reboots, Disney has rebooted Ducktales. I have been waiting for this since nearly six months ago when casting was announced and confirmed that David Tennant would voice Scrooge McDuck, the billionaire adventurer who takes in his great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Ducktales Woo-Hoo!
It’s issue 113 and we’re talking about the newly announced 13th Doctor for Doctor Who. For the first time ever, the Doctor is female – so what do we think about that? Plus we chat about the Doctor Who spin-off Class. And we have a bit of geek news and details about some of the announcements out of D23 Expo, Disney’s big convention last weekend. Listen now! Continue reading GW1 Issue 113 – Regenerations & Magical Kingdoms
Last week, the Internet was abuzz with rumors of a change to Pirate of the Caribbean at the Disneyland resort. The “beloved” bride auctioning portion of the ride is going to be replaced. While the changes will happen at the Disneyland Paris resort this year, the US-based parks (Disneyland and Magic Kingdom) can expect to see the changes in 2018, along with the annual refurbishment. Continue reading Gotham Gal West Coast – Changes Afoot for Pirates