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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of Critical Role’s Animated D&D Series

  • Variety
Amazon Orders Two Seasons of Critical Role’s Animated D&D Series
Critical Role’s upcoming animated series “The Legend of Vox Machina” — based on storylines in the group’s long-running Dungeons & Dragons role-playing show — has found a streaming home.

Amazon’s Prime Video nabbed exclusive streaming rights to two seasons of “Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina,” which originated as a fan-supported project on Kickstarter and set a record the most-funded TV or film project ever.

Following the Kickstarter campaign, Cr had planned to produce 10 episodes of “Vox Machina.” Under the agreement with Amazon, Prime Video ordered an additional 14 episodes, for a total of 24 episodes across two seasons. In addition, Amazon Studios inked a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop new series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video worldwide.

“Critical Role blazed a new trail for original digital content, with fresh new voices and humor that earned devoted fans around the world, as evidenced by their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign,
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Amazon Orders 2 Seasons Of Adult Animated Series ‘Critical Role: The Legend Of Vox Machina’ As Part Of First-Look Deal

  • Deadline
Amazon Orders 2 Seasons Of Adult Animated Series ‘Critical Role: The Legend Of Vox Machina’ As Part Of First-Look Deal
Amazon has ordered two 12-episode seasons of adult animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, based on the adventures and original characters from Critical Role, a leading story-driven and world-building digital media brand. Additionally, Amazon is building on the relationship between its live-streaming service Twitch and Critical Role, closing a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop new series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Twitch has broadcast Critical Role’s successful live role-playing show since 2015.

Earlier this year, Critical Role launched The Legend of Vox Machina as a Kickstarter campaign for a 22-minute animated special produced by Titmouse, reaching their original funding goal within minutes. The campaign continued to gain traction, becoming the most-funded TV, film or animated project in Kickstarter history and raising over $11.3M, enough to fund a 10-episode season. Building on that fan-based support, Amazon ordered an additional 14 episodes,
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Comedian Steve Agee Joining James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Gang

  • Deadline
Comedian Steve Agee Joining James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Gang
Exclusive: Deadline hears that comedian Steve Agee is boarding Warner Bros.James Gunn-directed sequel The Suicide Squad.

We’re hearing buzz that Agee will provide the voiceover to super-villain King Shark, who is a humanoid. King Shark was created by Karl Kesel and made a brief cameo in Superboy vol. 3, #0 (Oct. 1994) before making his first full appearance in Superboy vol. 3, #9 (Nov. 1994). In the comics, when Superboy is assigned to the Suicide Squad to destroy the Silicon Dragons, King Shark gets hooked in to help.

Agee starred in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Gef, one of the members of the Ravagers. Agee is a producer-director-writer and actor. As a consulting producer, he worked on the MTV comedy reality series Ridiculousness. Of the many TV series Agee has starred in: Lifetime’s American Princess, NBC’s Superstore, FX’s You’re the Worst, Fox’s New Girl
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FrightFest 2019 Review: To Your Last Death Delivers Guts and Gore, Lends Surprising Depth to its 2D Characters

Family functions often go awry, but few end up quite as bloody as that of the DeKalb clan in To Your Last Death, a crowdfunded time travel splatter story billed as the world’s first feature-length animated horror film.

When warmongering megalomaniac Cyrus finds out he’s terminally ill, he summons his estranged children to his corporate headquarters to discuss his legacy. His paternal instincts, however, are a little askew, and the DeKalb kids—“whore” Kelsey, a Beverly Hills-type prone to self-harm, Collin, an uptight banker who publicly denounced his father’s handling of the state budget, and “autoerotic asphyxiator” Ethan, a wiseass who was “far busier doing his eighth-grade math teacher than eighth-grade math”—quickly find themselves stuck in Saw-style deathtraps devilishly modeled on the various ways they have disappointed dad. The sole survivor is “looney” Miriam, our protagonist, who escapes only to be approached by the mysterious Gamemaster,
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Bear McCreary Discusses Bringing Japanese Flair and Metalocalypse Greatness to the Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Score at the Red Carpet Premiere

You know what they say: with great monsters, comes great musical responsibility. Okay, they may not say that, but that's the lesson I learned when hitting the Hollywood red carpet premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The blockbuster return of everyone's favorite kaiju is bringing some iconic otherworldly beasts—shout-out to Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah—back to the big screen.

It goes without saying that a visual assault of this magnitude deserves some epic aural stimulation to support the whole ride. And thankfully, Bear McCreary, music producer Jason Larocca, and Metalocalypse's Dethklok are all here to relentlessly pummel your eardrums like a magnificent set of taiko drums.

"I did the cover of the 'Godzilla' song, the Blue Öyster Cult song," music producer Jason Larocca tells me as a steady hum of drums and kaiju roars reverberate across Hollywood Blvd.

Did you know there was a Godzilla song?
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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Drops May 24

WaterTower Music, in conjunction with Sparks & Shadows, is excited to announce the May 24 release of the soundtrack to the highly anticipated next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. An epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history, the film hits theaters worldwide beginning May 31, 2019.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music composed for the motion picture by Emmy® and BAFTA Award winner Bear McCreary. The 26-track album includes the song “Godzilla (Feat. Serj Tankian),” the composer’s interpretation of Blue Öyster Cult’s classic anthem created in collaboration with Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and musicians Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan who form the rhythm section of Dethklok from TV’s Metalocalypse.

McCreary’s diverse score is as formidable as the characters colliding on
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Hear System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Sing Blue Oyster Cult’s Wild ‘Godzilla’

Hear System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Sing Blue Oyster Cult’s Wild ‘Godzilla’
System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian summons some operatic flare for a cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s campy hard-rock classic “Godzilla” that will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Throughout the bombastic cut, he commands a melodramatic vibrato in his voice to complement a full orchestra, drumming by both a Japanese taiko group and a chorus of chanting men. The members of Dethklok, from the show Metalocalypse, including Brendon Small and heavy-metal stalwart Gene Hoglan, also contributed to the track.

Soundtrack composer Bear McCreary,
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Things Go Horribly Wrong in the Music Video for The Damned Things’ “Cell”!

Things Go Horribly Wrong in the Music Video for The Damned Things’ “Cell”!
Music video director Brandon Dermer made waves with three horror-fueled music videos that have become instant classics, including Fartbarf’s instant classic, “Homeless in Heathrow”. Dermer not only directed Nekrogoblikon’s must-see splatterfest “No One Survives” music video, but also collaborated with Metalocalypse‘s Brendon Small on a more recent one for “Dressed as Goblins”. Next up is a collaboration with supergroup The Damned Things, a […]
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John 5 And The Creatures’ Latest Video is a Loving Homage to Scooby Doo and Metalocalypse

For those looking to add some horror into their rock, John 5 and the Creatures – which obviously features John 5 of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie fame – are going to be releasing their new album Invasion sometime this Summer. While that may seem like it’s a ways away, those who are interested in […] The post John 5 And The Creatures’ Latest Video is a Loving Homage to Scooby Doo and Metalocalypse appeared first on Dread Central.
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Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth is Pure Nightmare Fuel Genius

By now, I think we all realize that the people behind Adult Swim are absolutely bonkers. The utter insanity of some of their shows cannot be denied. Shows like Metalocalypse, The Eric Andre Show, Robot Chicken, and Moral Orel are but a few examples of the twisted sense of humor that the network proudly boasts. […] The post Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth is Pure Nightmare Fuel Genius appeared first on Dread Central.
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Watch Our ‘Heavy Trip’ This Weekend On All VOD Platforms!

Watch Our ‘Heavy Trip’ This Weekend On All VOD Platforms!
Bloody Disgusting Presents is alive and this time we’re teaming with Doppelgänger Releasing on the black metal comedy Heavy Trip, which is now on all VOD platforms (links here)! We’re really proud of this Finnish comedy that’s in the vein of Airheads – if the band were a young Dethklok from “Metalocalypse”. It’s about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that […]
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‘Heavy Trip’ Filmmakers Curated an Awesome Metal Playlist for You!

‘Heavy Trip’ Filmmakers Curated an Awesome Metal Playlist for You!
We cannot wait for you to see Heavy Trip this Halloween season, a black metal comedy being released by Bloody Disgusting and Doppelgänger Releasing on VOD platforms tomorrow. In the vein of Airheads – if the band were a young Dethklok from “Metalocalypse” – the Finnish comedy is about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that blasts its way out of the quiet countryside […]
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A Tribute To The Greatest Sweaty Of Popular Culture: Jon Schnepp

There are countless journalists, entertainers, artists and faces in the entertainment and pop culture field. Many have been proclaimed or called themselves “the king of the geeks,” and in this particular industry, fame can come with the territory regardless of what you do in the business, but one of the greatest forces was Jon Schnepp.

If you aren’t familiar with the name, you definitely know some of his work. He was a creative force and director for highly popular animated shows, helped bring Black Panther to the small screen before the worldwide recognition and cinematic success of the character, a writer, producer and animator and he was extremely vocal and passionate about all of the things we worship and adore in fandom.

Schnepp was not only a human megaphone for the praise of pop culture, but he was a force who was continuously working on building from his own
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Movie Talk: A Jon Schnepp Tribute from Friends and Family

On today's very special episode of #ColliderMovieTalk, we celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend Jon Schnepp with Collider personalities far and wide paying tribute. Collider personality, comic book writer, director, producer, and animated series creator Jon Schnepp passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19th. As the host of Collider Heroes and frequent panelist on Collider Movie Talk and other Collider shows, videos, and panels, Jon was a vital and irreplaceable part of the Collider family, and we are all deeply upset by his passing. He was a key creative force in the animated series Metalocalypse, worked …
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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. https://t.co/2qg7a9LcJG pic.twitter.com/hBfW7l7A
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Jon Schnepp Dies: Writer And Director For ‘Metalocalypse’ Was 51

Jon Schnepp Dies: Writer And Director For ‘Metalocalypse’ Was 51
Filmmaker Jon Schnepp,, a key writer and director for Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, has died from complications following a stroke last week. He was 51 and passed yesterday, according to his fiance.

Metalocalypse aired from 2006 through 2012. The program centered on a melodic death metal band, Dethklok, using their music and black comedy to weave a parody of metal culture.

“It is with a broken heart the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018,” fiance Holly Payne wrote on Twitter. “Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke. He had a blood clot removed from his left carotid artery, but the bleeding could not be stopped. Irreparable and catastrophic damage was caused to both hemispheres and all brain activity ceased. His sister Deborah and I had to make the difficult decision to take him off of life support. There
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Jon Schnepp, 'Metalocalypse' Director, Dies at 51

Jon Schnepp, 'Metalocalypse' Director, Dies at 51
Jon Schnepp's fiancee, Holly Payne, confirmed that the filmmaker died at age 51 on Thursday, one week after suffering a stoke.

"It is with a broken heart the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018," Payne wrote on Twitter. "Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke."

She elaborated, "He had a blood clot removed from his left carotid artery, but the bleeding could not be stopped. Irreparable and catastrophic damage was caused to both hemispheres and all brain ...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Joins Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Biopic

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is bringing in a legend. For the first time ever, Metallica frontman James Hetfield is going to act in a live-action movie. He is playing a cop in old friend Joe Berlinger's Ted Bundy biopic, which is headlined by Zac Efron in the lead role. The official Metallica Instagram page announced the news. They offered this about James' role in the movie.

"No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director @joeberlingerfilms as he filmed scenes for Joe's upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes."

The post went onto reveal
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Metallica’s James Hetfield Starring in Ted Bundy Film ‘Extremely Wicked’!

Metallica’s James Hetfield Starring in Ted Bundy Film ‘Extremely Wicked’!
Aside from voicing characters on shows like “The Simpsons,” “Metalocalypse” and “American Dad,” Metallica lead singer James Hetfield hasn’t done much acting over the years, so you might be surprised to hear that he’s going to be in the upcoming Zac Efron-starring Ted Bundy film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Via Deadline, Hetfield will play Officer […]
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10 Animated Shows Parents Thought Were For Kids

Animation may generally be considered a medium for children but we all know, hopefully, that those days are long behind us. There are plenty of adult appropriate animated shows out there and they embrace the fact that they can get away with so much more. Many of these shows have violence, suggestive content or more, substance usage, racism and so much more crude humor that kids should just be nowhere near it. There’s also the case of Spongebob Squarepants, which actually had a scientific paper published against it illustrating how damaging the show can be for a young child’s mind. Yikes! Some shows aren’t that bad and likely had a whole generation growing up with them, such as The Simpsons and Family Guy. Both have some pretty mature subject matter in them, with the latter being edgier in its content, but both are lighter than some of
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