Gravity Falls is Finally Back with ‘Boss Mabel’

Posted 4 years ago by Television

Boss Mabel

We love us some Gravity Falls around here and have been dying to see the hilarious cartoon return with new episodes. Thankfully, episode 13, titled ‘Boss Mabel’, ended the hiatus last Friday and new episodes will keep coming.

It took me a few days to finally catch Boss Mabel, and after rewatching every Gravity Falls episode a bzillion times I was worried the new episode wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Luckily, it’s just as great as all the others.

In Boss Mabel, Mabel challenges Grunkle Stan that she would be a better boss of the Mystery Shack. She encourages Stan to go on a vacation so she can try out her business ideas. Dipper loves the idea because he wants a chance to get some actual mysterious creatures as exhibits, and Soos wants to try out his Questiony The Question Mark mascot idea.

Stan goes away with hopes of getting on a game show, and mabel puts on a shoulder-padded business suit and prepares to rake in profits. Hilarity ensues.
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Roseanne is ‘Kraang Prime’

Posted 4 years ago by Television

Kraang Prime

Well, this is awesome news. I was already looking forward to Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning on January 25th, but now I’m even more excited. TV Guide is reporting that everyone’s favorite TV mom, Roseanne Barr, is going to be a guest star in the season finale of TMNT. The coolest part is who she is playing. Get this: her character’s name is Kraang Prime.

This timing couldn’t be any better. My wife and I recently started watching Roseanne after randomly wondering if the show would still be funny having not seen it since we were younger. We got some discs from Netflix and realized that it is even funnier than it was when we were kids, and we’re hooked. Once you get past the hair and the clothes the show is pretty timeless, and is still really funny. We’re also super into the new TMNT cartoon, so you can see why I’m so excited about this.

I also had a feeling that the whole collective brain vibe the Kraang had going on would lead to some kind of Queen or big Kraang at some point, and this pretty much confirms it. A big, obnoxious Kraang voiced by Roseanne sounds awesome, and I can’t wait for the finale.

With new toys and merchandise hitting stores while the current stuff is still selling out like crazy and new episodes of the show airing soon, it’s a great time to be a TMNT fan.

DVD Review: Tiny Toons Vol. 3: Crazy Crew Rescues

Posted 4 years ago by Television

Tiny Toons

We’re tiny, we’re tooney, we’re all a little looney…

And with that, every person born between 1975 and 1985 will have that song stuck in their head for the rest of the day (or week).
You’re welcome.
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‘Toy Story of Terror’ TV Special Coming Next Year

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Toy Story of Terror

With a perfect trilogy of movies and a handful of charming animated shorts under their belt, the Toy Story gang will be making the transition to TV Special territory next year with Toy Story of Terror. I think TV Specials are a great idea for this group of characters, and I’m excited to see them tackling Halloween first. Here’s the official synopsis:

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

I don’t know who’s directing this, but Lee Unkrich is a self-proclaimed The Shining junkie, so it sounds like he was involved to some extent. Regardless, I’ll be tuning in this time next year to check it out.

Via Pixar Planet

Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Makes Me Say Booyakasha

Posted 4 years ago by Television

TMNT

I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a new cartoon as I’ve been about Nickelodeon’s new TMNT show, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve been pumped about it for months and it finally premiered this Saturday morning with the one-hour Rise of the Turtles. What did I think of it?

I thought it was awesome, and I’m really excited to see where it goes this season.
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