We all love our beloved sailor man – be it for his love for spinach or his girlfriend Olive Oyl, there isn’t any dull moment with Popeye! However, did you know that Popeye was the first cartoon character to have a statue made of him. Surprising? But yes, it’s true. Here are some of the interesting and unknown facts about the brave sailor: On March 26, 1937, a statue was displayed in Crystal City, Texas to honour the character. However, the statue was not the original but a copy. The original is in safekeeping elsewhere. Another bronze statue of Popeye stands in Chester, Illinois, the hometown of Popeye’s creator Elzie Segar. Popeye and his love interest Olive Oyl were real people who lived near Segar’s house in his hometown. Popeye had a great contribution towards the spinach i
Marvel has announced that a 12-part limited series titled ‘Dead Man Logan’ to conclude one of the Wolverine’s most iconic stories. Ed Brisson will be writing the series, along with artist Mike Henderson. Declan Shalvey, the writer of Old Man Logan vs. Deadpool, will be doing the cover art. Check out Declan Shalvey's cover for the first issue: As per Newsarama report, ‘Dead Man Logan’ will see Old Man Logan tying up loose ends by going after Mysterio, who tricked Logan into murdering his fellow X-Men in the previous timeline. This forced Logan to retire (for a time) while disavowing the Wolverine name. Just like the Logan movie, the series aims to focus on the dying Wolverine who will go on his last adventure. “This is it. This is going to be the big, final Old Man Logan story. Logan
The film Christopher Robin, which stars Ewan MacGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin who rekindles his sense of wonder and his friendship with his stuff bear Winnie-the-Pooh, premieres on August 3, 2018. Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Forster, opens with a young Christopher Robin playing with his friends – Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Rabbit for one last time at his farewell party in the Hundred Acre Wood. The boy is about to be sent off to boarding school and he promises to never forget them. On 18 January 1882, A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born. Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the author and the group of characters. It was an immediate success, selling 35,000 copies in the UK and over 150,000 copies in the US.
In what could be termed as good news for Disney lovers, production on Mulan, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun starring Liu Yifei as the lead. Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, looks fierce in the movie’s first promo shot, armed with a sword and stance. Sharing the official look, Disney took to the Twitter and wrote, “Let's get down to business to make a movie! The live-action #Mulan is now in production, starring Liu Yifei as Mulan.” Production has begun on live-action #Mulan! pic.twitter.com/o4nROnyw4H — Disney (@Disney) August 13, 2018 Mulan is an epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight northern invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determine
After Disney and Fox merger, Fox is developing a sequel to The Simpsons Movie, a Bob's Burgers film, and an animation/live-action Family Guy film. During the 10th anniversary of The Simpsons Movie, writer-producer Al Jean and director David Silverman hinted at a follow-up movie which was in the nascent stage. Silverman mentioned that he would love to do another movie featuring the beloved Springfield residents. "The film studio is partnering with the Fox Television studio on a big-screen adaptation of the animated series "Bob's Burgers," a second "Simpsons" movie in development and a "Family Guy" film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects," WSJ explained. The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007 and grossed over USD 527 million worldwid...
DC Universe's upcoming ‘Doom Patrol’ series has found its Cyborg in one of the stars of ‘The Purge franchise’. The First Purge's Joivan Wade has been roped in to play the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the streaming series, which is set to debut on DC Universe in 2019. Written by Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol is a reimagination of the beloved superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani. According to DC and Warner Bros, "Vic Stone is the charming and sarcastic half-human, the half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic bo
This August, celebrate friendship and freedom! Sony YAY! Channel introduced ‘Project Dosti’ initiative that encouraged and empowered children from various divides to come to one platform with an aim of cultivating the true meaning of friendship while inspiring them to look beyond. “Friendship and independence are two emotions that children connect deeply with. Whether it is their relationship with their best friends or getting freedom from their daily routine, these two sentiments are portrayed in everything they do. That’s where our thought for this initiative stemmed from. Our aim was to encourage our young viewers to embrace friendship in its truest form,” SPN Kids Genre business head Leena Lele Dutta was quoted as saying from the Animation Xpress. The channel hosted this event on A
Disney Television Animation is coming up with a new series of shorts based on Baymax from Big Hero 6. Titled ‘Baymax Dreams’, these shorts are slated to debut on September 15 on Disney NOW and the Disney Channel YouTube account. Check out the behind the scene here: Running 2-3 minutes each, the series has been directed by Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie, Penguins of Madagascar and short Shrek 4D) and features the franchise’s robot, Baymax, dreaming of electric sheep, bedbugs, and duplicates of itself. Disney along with Unity Technologies has worked on these shorts using real-time rendering technology from the latter. Unity’s technology brings speed and creative freedom to film and to studios to do layout, animation blending, light, VFX, render, and composite all in one place, at the sam
Carrot Productions, the world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with the live orchestra, has been granted exclusive UK rights by Aardman to launch performances of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels in Spring 2019. Carrot Productions, who are based in Glossop, will stage 38 performances at 18 major venues across the UK in May and June 2019. The show will feature not just one but two entertaining pieces: an exclusive Wallace & Gromit Musical Marvels animation, and all-time favourite 'The Wrong Trousers'. Speaking about this new venture, Carrot Productions’ Managing Director, Rachel Whibley, said, “We are so delighted that Aardman has granted us exclusive rights to launch this tour in the UK. It will be a real pleasure to present such a high-quality show in partner
We all love superheroes, isn’t it? Superheroes are everywhere nowadays. From TV to the big screen, they no longer belong to the comic book world. With female superheroes taking center stage in pop culture, take a look at some of the most powerful, coolest superheroines of all time. Captain Marvel: Dubbed as the mightiest Avenger, Captain Marvel is the focus of 2019’s highly anticipated Marvel’s untitled ‘Avengers 4’ movie. Her superpowers include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, energy projection and absorption flight. Captain Marvel is a female character and was Marvel’s first female key character. The female superhero is a human/Kree hybrid, with Kree natives being scientifically and technologically advanced and from the planet Hala. Supergirl: Supergirl may have sta