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‘The Venture Bros': Yup, That Clown’s Voice Was Exactly Who You Thought It Was

  • The Wrap
(Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sept. 16 episode of “The Venture Bros.”)

Adult Swim’s “The Venture Bros.” loves to slip in extended gags and references to beloved cartoons and movies — and sometimes they’re even the butt of their own jokes.

Viewers watching “The Unicorn in Captivity,” the seventh episode in Season 7 of “The Venture Bros.,” you likely heard a familiar voice in one of the new supervillain characters introduced: Presto Chango, a shapeshifting clown who can stretch his body into all kinds of shapes. Of course, if you’ve got an evil cartoon clown in your comedy about superheroes and villains, there’s really only one choice for casting.

Also Read: 'Venture Bros' Literally Threw Its Lore Out the Window, and It's Great (Commentary)

And yup, Presto Chango is voiced by Mark Hamill, he of “Star Wars” fame and who has voiced Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker,
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9 of the Best Marvel Comics Jokes in ‘The Venture Bros’

  • The Wrap
Few shows have the depth of pop culture knowledge — and ruthless willingness to parody it — that “The Venture Bros.” does. This is especially true for comic books generally, and in particular the Marvel Comics universe.

“The Venture Bros.” is full of references, parodies and straight up jokes about the House of Ideas. There’s even a two-episode joke about the very first Marvel Comics issue from 1939. Here are nine of our favorite Marvel references from the seven seasons of “The Venture Bros.” so far.

Crusaders Action League — The Avengers, but Jerks

The Ventures wind up in New York in Season 6, and there they find the superhero game is a little higher-class than they’re used to. On their first day, they encounter the Crusaders Action League — a group of characters that’s essentially the Avengers with a splash of Justice League. It consists of Stars & Garters, a Captain America analogue
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‘Metalocalypse’ Writer-Director Jon Schnepp Dies a 51

  • Variety
‘Metalocalypse’ Writer-Director Jon Schnepp Dies a 51
Jon Schnepp, who wrote for and directed the 2000s animated television series “Metalocalypse” died Thursday after suffering a stroke last week. He was 51.

Schnepp’s wife, Holly Payne, confirmed her husband’s death Friday on Twitter with a statement and a screenshot of a fundraiser page that had been collecting donations for Schnepp’s recovery and medical expenses.

“It is with a broken heart that the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018,” the statement reads. “Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke.”

The hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. Our statement regarding @JonSchnepp from myself & the Schnepp family. Our hearts are heavy. Please respect our privacy. We are still raising money for his costly medical expenses. Thank you for your support.
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Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Blu-ray artwork and special features revealed

Earlier this week we got a look at the trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the next instalment in Warner Bros.’ series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and now we have the Blu-ray artwork, as well as details of the special features set to accompany the release.

Special Features:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, The Death of Superman: “The Death of Superman” – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the Dcu. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.

-Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang (Featurette) – Audiences get a deeper look at this unconventional, yet entertaining villain from Down Under and how he’s evolved from The Flash universe to the Suicide Squad.

-Nice Shot, Floyd!
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R-Rated ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Trailer Introduces New Members

It has been four years since we’ve seen the animated Suicide Squad wreck havoc in the DC Animated Universe in Batman: Assault on Arkham. This time the squad is back and badder than ever. At least that’s what it looks like. A new trailer for the all-new Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay shows us some familiar faces with some brand new additions new additions to the team. Check out the trailer below.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, sexual content, brief graphic nudity, and some drug material, “Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – [are] on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object.
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First Trailer For DC Animation's Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Looks Brilliant

The first trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay has arrived, and it looks promising. That used to be something you wouldn't have to say about DC Animated Features, but they've been spotty as of late in my personal opinion so all I can say here is the trailer looks pretty damn good. The lineup of heroes is better than the live-action film, Tara Strong is voicing Harley, and the violence doesn't appear to be limited as Quinn just smacked the head off that frozen guy! Let's just hope Vandal Savage is more interesting this time around than he was in Legends of Tomorrow. Christian Slater also stars in the film as Deadshot!

An original story, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so
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Go Team Venture! The Venture Bros. season 7 coming next year!

  • JoBlo
The Venture Bros. is an amazing show. One of the things that makes it a great show is that the show is pretty much made solely by two dudes, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Christopher McCulloch and Eric A. Hammer, respectively). This is great, because it keeps things consistent and keeps a distinct personality running throughout the show. The issue is that episodes take Forever to produce. For instance, the last episode... Read More...
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The Venture Bros. Won't Return For Season 7 Until the End of 2018

I've got some good news and some bad news for all of you fans of The Venture Bros. The good news is the series will return to Adult Swim for a seventh season! The bad news is we won't see it until November 11th, 2018! Yikes!

The return of the series was announced on Adult Swim with a bump that was uploaded onto YouTube by a fan, which you can watch below. The bump aired on Friday and discouragingly points out that it's been 543 days since The Venture Bros. Season 6 ended and that we have to wait 422 days for Season 7 to premiere. 

That means by the time Season 7 airs, two years, seven months, and 22 days will have passed without any new episodes of The Venture Bros. That's a long ass time to wait! Hopefully, the world hasn't ended in a nuclear holocaust by the time it's supposed to air! 

The time
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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Niko And The Sword Of Light Comic Book Launches July 21

July 21 just got even bigger for fans of Niko and the Sword of Light

Not only does Amazon's all-new Niko and the Sword animated series launch on Prime Video on the 21st, but Amazon has now announced that fans can rev up to watch the series by enjoying an original Niko and the Sword of Light comic book -- for free. Launching the same day as the series, the comic book will be available as a free digital download exclusively on Comixology. 

The comic book is written by acclaimed kids television writer Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm HawksTeen Titans), Ernie Altbacker (Legend QuestNexo KnightsGreen Lantern: The Animated Series), and Matt Wayne (Ben 10 Omniverse, Justice League Action). Hoegee is the showrunner, executive producer and writer for the animated series while Altbacker and Wayne are writers on the series. The art is from Barry
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EA releases featurette focusing on the story of Star Wars: Battlefront II

  • JoBlo
I've always found it interesting when stories peek behind the curtain of the bad guys in popular movies, comics, or television shows. Usually it's satirical (like The Venture Brothers), but sometimes - like in a lot of Batman stories - we get a deep sense of the antagonists and what makes them tick (and sometimes the fact we being to sympathize with them makes them even scarier). Anyway, I find it cool that... Read More...
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Comics Corner: Penny Dreadful, The Walking Dead #168, Predator: Hunters #2, Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1, Outcast #28

Today's Comics Corner kicks off with four covers and three preview pages for Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #3. We also take a look at Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4, The Walking Dead #168, three preview pages from Predator: Hunters #2, impressions of Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1, Outcast #28, Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #5, six preview pages for Slayer: Repentless #3 , and Paper Girls #15.

Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #3: "Written By Penny Dreadful Series Co-executive Producer Chris King With Interior Art From Jesus Hervais (Sons Of Anarchy)!

Continues The Story Directly After The Shocking Events Of Penny Dreadful’S Season Three Finale!

Writer: Chris King

Artist: Jesus Hervas

Colorist: Jason Wordie

Type: Comic

Format: Softcover

Series: Penny Dreadful

Genres: Fantasy, Horror

Age: 17+

On Sale: 7 Jun 2017."

For more information on this comic sequel to the wonderful world of Penny Dreadful, visit:



Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4: "The Twelfth Doctor,
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Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot

Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot
The Magic School Bus is about to take a whole new batch of kids on a fantastic voyage, and one of the funniest women in Hollywood is climbing aboard.

The beloved educational children's show is getting rebooted in the upcoming Netflix series Magic School Bus Rides Again -- and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is set to voice everyone's favorite eccentric teacher, Ms. Frizzle.

Watch: Kate McKinnon's Emotional Emmy Acceptance Speech Steals the Show: 'I'm Really Crying!'

Perfect casting is one thing, but McKinnon being tapped to play Ms. Frizzle is seriously next-level brilliance. While no one could match Lily Tomlin's take on the character, McKinnon is sure to put a new spin on the beloved educator.

Netflix announced the casting news on Wednesday, but the reboot series has been in the works since 2014. In a press release at the time, Netflix said that Magic School Bus Rides Again will provide a new audience
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Emily Whitten’s New York Comic Con 2016 Round-Up!

  • Comicmix
New York Comic Con has once again rushed by in a giant, fun, crazy blur, and although I didn’t get to nearly all the things I was hoping to, I did have a rockin’ time and see some really cool things I can share.

The first of these were a few great panels I landed seats for, including, as is my tradition, the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel. If you don’t know I love the current Tmnt, then what are you, new here? But seriously, I love it. And each panel I have gone to brings something new and different.

This panel (with Andrea Romano (voice director), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Shredder), Greg Cipes (Mikey), Rob Paulsen (Donnie), and Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer)) was particularly fun, because one of the things they did was a live read of episode #420, “The Super Shredder,” which
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Exclusive: Dean wants to succeed on his own terms in deleted 'Venture Bros' Season 6 clip

  • Hitfix
Exclusive: Dean wants to succeed on his own terms in deleted 'Venture Bros' Season 6 clip
Before Bojack Horseman came along to make us stare into the abyss of our own failures and laugh at them, there was The Venture Bros. Over the course six seasons, the Adult Swim show has morphed from a parody of old cartoons (notably Johnny Quest) to a complex treatise on failure and how the soft, strangling hands of childhood emotional baggage can hamstring even the most promising future. All while oscillating between biting social commentary, dry humor, and genuine moments of emotional connection between characters. Now that the sixth season has come to and end — and with Season 7 only a nebulous promise — it’s time to settle in for the long sleep between seasons. Luckily, at least the Blu-ray™ and DVD set of Season 6 arrives on October 4, 2016. HitFix got our hands on an exclusive clip above from the box set, featuring a short deleted scene featuring Dean Venture (Michael Sinterniklaas
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Adult Swim Establishes Content Deal With Australia’s 9Go! Channel

Turner’s Adult Swim comedy brand has struck a new syndication agreement with Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network that will see a weekly, one-hour block of Adult Swim programming aired on Nine’s 9Go! channel beginning Sunday, July 10. The block, a local format version of Adult Swim’s FishCentre, will feature popular Adult Swim programs from over the last decade, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and The Venture Bros. The deal…
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Adult Swim Announces Samurai Jack Revival, Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special, and More

Some really cool news has come out of the Cartoon Network camp today. Variety announced that Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has some pretty awesome plans to ensure that their current, future, and past fan bases will all be entertained. One of the steps they are taking is to bring us new episodes of Samurai Jack. Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced the series revival would be coming, but this solidifies their plans, and there are a ton of other new announcements that Cn has revealed:

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.The outlet "simply knows its audience," said Christina Miller, president and general manager,
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‘Nerdland’ at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

  • Nerdly
Now in its 15th year, the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has offered thousands of filmmakers their chance to showcase the hard work they’ve placed on their passions. Whether it’s any first time writer or director, to the iconic, multi-award winning actor and producer, Tribeca has given these people a venue for their work, and it has blessed the film community in terms of releasing their film, as well as having audiences to watch it.

Kicking off our Tribeca coverage is Nerdland, a film written by Andrew Kevin Walker and starring Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, and Reid Scott. Directed by Chris Prynoski, whose previous works include other animated series such as Turbo Fast or Moonbeam City, the film stars Rudd and Oswalt as John and Elliot, two up and coming late-twenties year-olds who realize their passions of yesteryear are dead and they’ve done nothing with their lives. Jumping over
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Nerdland Review [Tribeca 2016]

A wealth of comedic talent went into making Nerdland, the animated feature film from the creative team of director/producer Chris Prynoski and writer Andrew Kevin Walker.

Prynoski’s animation studio Titmouse, Inc. is the production company behind Adult Swim’s The Venture Brothers and Metalocalypse, so it’s no surprise he managed to collect comedians as talented and disparate as Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Ron Lynch, Mike Judge and Hannibal Buress to lend their voices to his first animated feature. So, it’s a shame – a painful, crying shame – then that such talent should be squandered on such a hapless piece of bad-humored social commentary.

Nerdland tells the painfully recognizable story of John (Rudd) and Elliot (Oswalt), two deluded slackers in Los Angeles whose dreams of stardom are continually cut short by their lack of discernible talent. They pretend to be dating Sally (Kate Micucci) and Linda
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Ventures In Hi-Fi: Why The Venture Bros., A Cartoon About Failure, Is Also The Best Music Show On TV

The Venture Bros. isn’t the only show on television that would base the plot of an episode on the bouncing ball from Duran Duran’s “Is There Something I Should Know?” video. Pop culture is as much a part of the lives of TV characters as it is of ours; it’s not hard to imagine that... The Venture Bros., A Cartoon About Failure, Is Also The Best Music Show On TV">Read more »
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