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Comic Con Survival Guide 2014 (July 19, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
As a participant of Nerdvana I have learned a trick or two. As with any year at Comic Con, it is not exactly the same as last year. Some of this information will be the same as the previous Survival Guides but hey, if it works then it works. I wish a...

Mania Review: Planes: Fire and Rescue (July 18, 2014) by Rob Vaux
“Disposable” never applied more aptly to a movie than it does to Planes: Fire and Rescue. Believe it or not, that’s actually a big step up from the first Planes, which wore its cheapness like a badge of honor. This one doesn’t actu...

Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Inquisitor, the Empire's Jedi Hunter (July 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The Inquisitor was the first character introduced for Star Wars: Rebels, yet who would play him remained a mystery. The Inquisitor is none other than Jason Isaacs. Check out the video and the press release below on the latest villain for the Star Wars Uni...

Disney's The Jungle Book Casts Mowgli (July 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
A newcomer has been cast as Mowgli in Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Walt Disney has released an official press release to introduce to the world to Neel Sethi. Outside of this casting news, the other big news is that Sethi will be the only...

Batman: Assault on Arkham - Opening Scene (July 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Warner Brothers online has posted the opening scene from Batman: Assault on Arkham. Here we see what kind of trouble the Riddler can get himself into. Yes, that is Kevin Conroy returning as Batman. Press Release: Batman, one of the world’s...

Big Hero 6 - Official US Trailer (July 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Disney released the official cast and character synopsis for Big Hero 6 (seen here on Mania.com). Today, Disney has official released the first US Trailer. Sound off below Maniacs! Too kiddie? Too far from the source material? Synopsis: “B...

BIG HERO 6 LINEUP (July 14, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney has released images of the Big Hero 6 cast as well as who will be playing said characters. Check out the official press release below:Press Release: Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed...

Star Wars Rebels: Meet Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer (July 10, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The official Star Wars YouTube page has released another video for Star Wars Rebels. This one features Agent Kallus who is voiced by David Oyelowo. Check out the press release below!Press Release: Agent Kallus, one of the Empire's leading enforcers in the...

Heroes of Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con (July 08, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney have released their official press release for Comic Con 2014. Below you will find all the details on what they will be unveiling for Star Wars Rebels. Press Release: The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. STAR WARS REBEL...

5 Disney Classics - First Time on Blu-ray (June 30, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney is releasing five classic animated adventures: TARZAN, HERCULES, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, the 10th anniversary of MICKEY, DONALD, GOOFY: THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD for the first time ever on...

8 Great GIANT TRANSFORMERS Toys (June 26, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
With the dawn of yet another Transformers movie upon us, I thought I would look at back at some of the bigger first generation Transformers. Many die hard fans will argue which of their origins is correct. Is it the one from the comic or the one from the ...

Ben Kingsley Cast in Jungle Book (June 25, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney has announced that Sir Ben Kingsley has been cast in Disney’s The Jungle Book. The adaptation will combine live action and animation. Kingsley has been cast as Bagheera, the panther. Bagheera was originally played by Sebastian Cabot...

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray Review (June 23, 2014) by Tim Janson
I’ve been a fan of the various LEGO video games over the years particularly the recent ones which utilize the actual character voices from the films.  The LEGO movie plays quite similar to the games in that you have a lot of silly, irreverent f...

The Book of Life - Exclusive Trailer (June 20, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Fox Star India has released an new exclusive trailer for Guillermo del Toro produced The Book of Life. Yes we follow Fox Star India for update! Enjoy! Synopsis: From visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. ...

New Pixar/ Disney Film: INSIDE OUT Details! (June 20, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The official title treatment and synopsis for Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature is called INSIDE OUT. The feature will be directed by Pete Doctor and star Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith. Synopsis: From&n...

The Powerpuff Girls Return in 2016 (June 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Yes, Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup will all return to Cartoon Network! The cable channel announced on Monday that Craig McCracken’s creation, The Powerpuff Girls, will return with a weekly series. The two time Emmy Award winning cartoon series, wh...

Casey Kasem Has Passed (June 16, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Casey Kasem, the voice of “America’s Top 40”, has passed. The news was released via Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, on Facebook. After weeks of being hospitalized, the radio host died at the age of 82.  Kasem’s children release...

Top 10 Reasons Why Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie) (June 16, 2014) by Kimberly McCall
I loved LEGOs as a kid. Who didn't? Yet, I had no idea of the globe encompassing phenomenon my little plastic pieces would, one day, become. I admit I have not kept up with the LEGO movies or video games. While I continue to build and enjoy the playsets a...

Mania Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 Grown-ups. The secret is making them grown-ups.It’s a rather amazing concept, though Toy Story 2 and 3 did the same thing on a slightly subtler scale. Age your animated characters from childhood to adulthood, and let the drama write itself. Th...

Simon Pegg for Star Wars? (June 12, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
It seems as if today is going to be a Star Wars rumor day. Check out the Boba Fett one HERE. This rumor, however, would reunite JJ Abrams with a Star Trek cast member. IGN, not Latino Review, is reporting that Simon Pegg was in Abu Dhabi for the Episode V...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Movie CLIP (June 11, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Do you have “June Gloom”? Is it too long until Guardians of the Galaxy? In what is sure to be a crowd pleaser, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is right around the corner. Check out this new clip from Dreamworks’ upcoming animated feature.&nbs...

NEW BIG HERO 6 Poster (June 09, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney has released a new poster for their up coming Big Hero 6. Their 54th animated film will be a blending of animation and a Marvel Comics property inspired by the same name. Check out the poster and the trailer (again) below! Synopsis: ...

The Book of Life: Official Trailer (May 29, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Check out the full length trailer for Guillermo del Toro produced The Book of Life. This animated feature arrives in October!Synopsis: From visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Advent...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Trailer (May 28, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
WB Games has released the announcement trailer for LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham.  I prefer to call it, Batman in Space. It loks to have all the right elements that makes these properties fun for both kids and adults. Synopsis: The best-selling LEG...

Big Hero 6 Teaser Trailer (May 21, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
We have the official teaser poster and teaser trailer for Disney’s Big Hero 6. Check them both out below. Synopsis: “Big Hero 6″ is a heartfelt comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his geni...