Our favorite British inventor (ok, maybe second to Tim Berners-Lee — we couldn’t PopWatch without the Web!) and his smart but silent dog are back in a new six-part series available on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention. In the series, which originally aired on BBC One, Wallace is in front of the camera, teaching about inventions that help with everything from space travel to housework — and trusty cameradog Gromit is producing behind the scenes. Check out Wallace’s Rube Goldberg-meets-Mr. Wizard act in this exclusive clip after the jump.
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So, it’s settled, at this point everyone is looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones, evenThe Simpsons. During the opening credits of last night’s episode, The Simpsons paid homage to Game of Thrones in their own special way: By transforming Springfield into the kingdoms of Westeros. (Naturally, Burns would be a ruthless ruler there.) Watch as two beloved pop-culture worlds collide when The Simpsons usual couch gag transforms to look like Game of Thrones‘ high-rising opening credits, complete with sweeping theme music and all. It is, in a word, exxxxxxxxxcellent.
Watch The Simpsons‘ Game of Thrones-inspired intro below:
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Hang on tight, because Star Wars: The Clone Wars is making the jump to lightspeed.
Tonight’s episode, “Massacre,” kicks off a four-part season finale that will feature an interstellar rogues gallery of fan-favorite villains: Asajj Ventress, the Nightsisters, Boba Fett, Savage Opress, Darth Maul, and General Grievous. And tonight, Grievous’s voice actor, Matthew Wood, will be joining us for a live chat starting at 7:40 p.m. ET. Wood will be taking your questions and adding his running commentary to the episode. READ FULL STORY
In what’s shaping up to be the New Year’s Eve of animated movies, DreamWorks Animation has announced its cast for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-voiced movie Turbo, and it’s a doozy. Included in the all-star ensemble are Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson. READ FULL STORY
As an aunt who’s had to sit through her fair share of Dora and Diego DVDs (great, now the Rescue Pack theme song is stuck in my head), I’m happy to give parents, aunts, and uncles who are forced to watch PBS Kids’ Martha Speaks a bit of good news: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, and their German shepherd mix, Cora, provide voices in Feb. 20’s two-part season 4 premiere “Cora! Cora! Cora!” (check local listings). No wonder Cora’s always hounded by paparazzi!
Martha Speaks follows the adventures of Martha, a dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power to talk. (Hey, it’s for ages 4 to 7.) In the episode, Ham Johnson (voiced by Hamm) and Kit Luntanne (voiced by Westfeldt) are actors in a traveling production of Antony and Cleopatra. Kit is upset that she’s had to leave her dog, Cora, at home, so Martha visits her at the theater to cheer her up.
Backstage, Martha meets Ham, an actor who wants to impress Kit. Together, Ham and Martha hatch a plan to reunite Kit with Cora. In part 2, Cora Encore!, confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can Martha and Ham find the real Cora before she’s sent off to perform on the high wire? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they’ve made?” Drama! Watch a few clips below. READ FULL STORY
Tom Hanks’ long gestating Web series is coming to Yahoo.
Electric City, an animated futuristic series Hanks has been developing for years, will premiere on Yahoo this spring. The series includes 20 episodes, each three- or four-minutes long.
Yahoo, along with Hanks and production partners Playtone and Reliance Entertainment, are set to formally announce plans for the series Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. READ FULL STORY
Thanks to this brilliantly edited mash-up by Brad Hansen for revealing to us the first great truth of 2012: It turns out that this summer’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is a rather believable allegory for 1994’s The Lion King.
Are you ready for THE STAMPEDE? I don’t think you’re ready for this stampede. Watch the video:
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