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Halloween Special Feature: Mad Monster Party (October 23, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 Most people associate Rankin-Bass animation with the holiday season, thanks to their Rudolph and Frosty TV specials. But they didn't limit their efforts to Christmas. Mad Monster Party, a feature-length homage to all things that go bump in the night...

Brent Spiner Cast in Star Wars Rebels (October 22, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Another member of the Starship Enterprise is joining the Star Wars Universe. Previously the galaxy far far away has seen Simon Pegg (Scotty) as Dengar and George Takei (Sulu) as Lok Durd, both of which appeared on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now Brent Spin...

Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker Trailer (October 22, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
We are always looking for something new and different here at Mania. Today, we would like to introduce you Maniacs to Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker. This is more than just the trailer to a new animated short film. It is the launch of a new multi-media p...

Star Wars Rebels: Fighter Flight Review (October 21, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
We had a bit of fun this week on Star Wars Rebels as Ezra (Taylor Gray) and Zeb (Steven Blum)  get into hot water with Hera (Vanessa Marshall). After a petty squabble of who saved who’s life, Hera sends these two out to pick up some supplies. S...

JUDGE DREDD: Superfiend Teaser (October 21, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Machinima has released a teaser trailer for the unofficial, yes you read that right, Judge Dredd Mini Series titled "Judge Dredd: Superfiend". This is again an official spin off, but comes from Dredd’s (as in the movie with Karl Urban) exe...

VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO - A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Book (October 21, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
If you can believe it, man do I feel old, Voltron is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To commemorate this historic occasion, a new book has been comssioned to celebrate its legacy. Check out the press release, cover and New York Comic Con foota...

Disney's MOANA: FIRST LOOK (October 20, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
I remember getting the concept art for Frozen and thinking, is the next big thing? Today Mania received concept art for MOANA, their next animated feature, which arrives in late 2016.  Check out the image and press release below. Press Release: ...

Mania Review: The Book of Life (October 18, 2014) by Rob Vaux
 Guillermo Del Toro has always been more than a purveyor of horror films, which is why his name always elicits attention. The Book of Life has his stamp all over it, even though he basically just angeled the project for co-writer and director Jorge G...

Star Wars Rebels: “Kanan vs. The Inquisitor” Clip 2 (October 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
I believe this clip was posted before by USA Today, regardless it is an incredible opportunity to see the fighting style of The Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs). During the episode, we will be caught up in the moment. Now you can watch it over and over again.&nb...

Ghost in the Shell offered to Scarlett Johansson (October 17, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Deadline is reporting that Scarlett Johansson has been offered the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi in the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. The role recently became available when Margot Robbie started negotiations for The Suicide Squad. If Johan...

Disney's Feast - Special Look (October 16, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a “Special Look” at their new upcoming short Feast. Feast will be paired with the upcoming Big Hero 6. Enjoy! Synopsis: “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (...

Star Wars Rebels First Look at Darth Vader (October 16, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Wednesday night on ABC, the rebroadcast of Toy Story of Terror featured a trailer and quick glimpse of Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels: “Spark of The Rebellion” (see our review of “Spark...” HERE). Darth Vader will be voiced, once ...

Mike Tyson Mysteries Trailer (October 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
The trailer, for the Mike Tyson Mysteries, first premiered at the New York Comic Con last weekend. It is now posted below for you own disbelief. At first, the idea of the former heavy weight champion of the world staring in a Mr. T type cartoon sounded pr...

Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. - Halloween Special Clip (October 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Marvel Entertainment has released the first clip from their upcoming Halloween special of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. In this clip we see that Dormammu is back and he's trying to turn the Hulks into monsters. I guess he sees them as regular heroes ...

Star Wars Rebels: Droids in Distress Review (October 15, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Disney XD and Lucasfilm have wasted no time in getting the crew of the Ghost into trouble. In being wanted criminals, I have a feeling trouble will probably find them every week. In what immediately reminded me of late great TV series Firefly, Kanan (Fred...

Star Wars Rebels: "A New Battle" TV Spot (October 14, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
StarWars.com has released two new TV spots for Star Wars Rebels. Again they gives us a glimpse of what is to come. So far the marketing of this series has been spot on. As a Star Wars fan I always want to see more, but they have been able to kee...

Star Wars Rebels: NYCC Exclusive Clip (October 11, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Lucasfilm and Disney debuted a new clip from an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels at the New York Comic Con.  n this clip we see Hera (Vanessa Marshall) demonstrates her superior piloting skills while on the run from Imperial TIE Fighter.Howe...

Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series - NYCC Test Footage (October 10, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Marvel Entertainment has released the first footage from their upcoming animated Guardians of the Galaxy series. The footage, was released at the New York Comic Con! The series will arrive in 2015 on Disney XD.What do you think Maniacs? I guess this serie...

NEW Transformers: Robots in Disguise CLIPS (October 09, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Thursday at the New York Comic Con, Hasbro Studios debuted  two new clips from the upcoming season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. The new series will arrive on Cartoon Network, in the U.S., in 2015. Hasbro Studios guests at the panel were voice...

Big Hero 6 New York Comic Con Sizzle (October 09, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Here is the Big Hero 6 New York Comic Con Sizzle reel that features Fall Out Boy's new song, “Immortals,”. This footage was  shown to fans attending Big Hero 6 panel with cast and filmmakers.Synopsis: From Walt Disney Animation Studios, t...

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion Review (October 03, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
A new era of Star Wars is upon us. The prequels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars opened the door for a new frontier of storytelling. A door that let us see what happened before Luke, Leia, and Han saved the galaxy. Yet, in this age when so much has been insp...

Star Wars Rebels: WANTED POSTERS (October 02, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Eris Harro, HNN Bureau Chief of the Outer Rim Node has released these official wanted posters for the crew of the Ghost. They are wanted for acts of sedition and rebellion against the Empire. We here at Mania are doing our part to spread the word and ensu...

Inside Out: US Teaser Trailer (October 02, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Disney and Pixar have released the first teaser trailer for next summer’s INSIDE OUT. It really is just a snippet, but you get the idea just the same. Enjoy!Synopsis: From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropo...

Star Wars Rebels Gets Second Season (October 02, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Normally, I would say that Lucasfilm and Disney are being presumptuous in ordering a second season before the television premiere. However, I have seen it and this series is a sure fire hit. Mania’s review of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion...

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS Trailer (October 01, 2014) by Robert T. Trate
Newsarama had the exclusive premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis today. We were teased with this “Aquaman Movie” on the Assault on Arkham Blu-ray. It looks fantastic. They have even acknowledged how ridiculous his name is. Check...