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Comic Riffs: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

QUICK-TIME GALLERY: The 7 Things We Most 'LIKE' Today

1. FAVORITE FAUX POSTER: "TOY STORY 3" The Shiznit presents its take on how the movie posters should really read for the Best Picture Nominees for the 2011 Oscars. Our favorite faux poster: "Toy Story 3"... 2. FAVORITE SNOW...

By Michael Cavna  | January 28, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Garfield, Glen Weldon, Little Orphan Annie, Mike Luckovich, Nate Beeler, Toy Story 3  
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SpongeBob SquarePants: New episode debuts tonight on Facebook

(Image: courtesy of Nickelodeon / Viacom) One of the brightest faces on TV tonight debuts on Facebook. The beloved and absorbent marine creature that is SpongeBob SquarePants will premiere a new episode Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on the...

By Michael Cavna  | January 27, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, The Animation  | Tags:  SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg. Tom Kenny  
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GAME ANIMATION: Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego to make FACEBOOK debuts

If the lawyered-up Winklevoss twins wanted to see some real money from Facebook, they'd stop dragging Mark Zuckerberg into court and start doing something really lucrative. Two words, Winklevi, just two words: "Game animation." Role-playing simulation-animation games are big...

By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, The Animation  | Tags:  Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail  
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QUICK POST: DreamWorks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians' gets all-star cast

Not only is "Rise of the Guardians" risen again, but it's got an all-star cast to help give it elevation. DreamWorks Animation has just announced that Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Alec Baldwin will voice...

By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 8:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: What if Pixar film had a '60s Disney trailer? [UPDATED]

As Pixar celebrates its nominations today for "Toy Story 3," film buff Ivan Guerrero offers his take on the studio's 2010 Best Animated Film winner, "Up." Guerrero's specialty is the "premake," wherein he uses vintage film clips to create...

By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero, Pixar, Up  
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THE 2011 OSCARS: Just how many wins might Disney/Pixar waltz off with?

"TOY STORY 3": "Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich tweeted that he was "speechless." In response to this morning's 2011 Academy Awards nominations, though, Unkrich and his Pixar pals can start preparing those speeches. Disney/Pixar received a dozen noms...

By Michael Cavna  | January 25, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Chris Sanders, Dean BeBlois, Disney, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt, Pixar, Teddy Newton  
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Here be spoilers: The FANTASTIC FOUR member who dies today is... [UPDATED]

The Associated Press is reporting in the wee hours Tuesday that the member of the Fantastic Four who dies in this week's much-anticipated Issue No. 587 -- as recently teased by Marvel honcho Tom Brevoort [right] -- is ......

By Michael Cavna  | January 25, 2011; 1:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes, The Comic Book  | Tags:  Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Entertainment, Steve Epting, Tom Brevoort  
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'Fantastic Four'-Shadowing: How this week's much-heralded death will go down

(Image: courtesy of Marvel Entertainment) It will happen this way: You may be logging on early Tuesday and suddenly find it trending on Twitter or popping up as a texted news alert. There has been a death in the...

By Michael Cavna  | January 24, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Superheroes, The Comic Book  | Tags:  Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Comics, Steve Epting  
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