My son is a budding superhero enthusiast, but he’s only four, so I won’t be taking him to see The Avengers this weekend. I do, however — much to my wife’s chagrin — sometimes treat him to viewings of Disney XD’s Marvel shows, including Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Truth be told, The Superhero Squad Show is probably most up his alley, but I digress — the point is, this weekend, the Hulk is doing double duty on the Disney XD lineup, with a guest appearance on Ultimate Spider-Man as well as his regular smashing on Avengers.
The action all goes down this Sunday, when the big green guy shows up on Spider-Man to help the wallcrawler defeat an invisible enemy (lazy animators!) and helps the Avengers during an adventure featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy. According to this here press release, the fun begins at 11 AM, but check your local listings — and watch this interview with Fred Tatasciore, the voice actor who gives Hulk that certain je ne sais quoi:
I’ve seen my share of made for TV Disney films over the past eight years to tell the good from the bad, the craptastic from the sublime. Lemonade Mouth, which aired this past spring and has just been released on this two disc DVD combo pack, ranks as one of the best that the mouse house has produced. A great script; fine acting by the film’s young cast; and most of all, songs you won’t mind hearing over and over again when your kids buy the soundtrack, because they will want to buy the soundtrack. But that’s okay. The songs from Lemonade Mouth had the exact mix of inspiration and pop drive to make to make it perfect for accompanying this summer’s family road trips and pool parties. Continue reading →
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes gets it right. This Disney/Marvel Comics animated series has the same well told, serialized storytelling you’ll find in the comic pages; excellent animation from Film Roman; lively performances by the voiceover cast; and a well blended mix of action and comedy. It even has a killer theme song (sung by some dude who sounds like James Hatfield of Metallica).The DVD’s for Volume 1 and Volume 2 are single discs sold separately and are the perfect introduction to the ongoing animated series, as well as the characters who will be featured in the Avengers live action film being released in the summer of 2012. Continue reading →