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Shareablee: Superhero Showdown Part 2! Comic Book Adaptations Dominate Social TV

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Find out which comic book TV shows are the most popular on social media.

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The Robot’s Voice: 10 Things We Learned From the Designer of He-Man

An interview with toy designer Mark Taylor about the iconic He-Man action figures he created.

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The Robot’s Voice: 10 Secrets From the Directors of “Toy Masters”

Let’s face it: the first time you or I tore open the package of a Battle Armor He-Man action figure, we weren’t wondering who designed it. We were too busy thinking: “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” But someone out there deserves the credit, and at least two former Mattel employees are claiming it for themselves. At the West Coast premiere of the documentary “Toy Masters,” I spoke with Landis and Lay about He-Man’s controversial origin story.

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DISH Network: How to Live Like Your Favorite TV Characters!

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Beyond the fame, fortune and glamour, what most of us envy about actors is their freedom to become different people. Whether a zombie-fighting sheriff, a costumed superhero, or a detective investigating the crime of the century, we’ve all wondered what it would be like to step into the shoes of our favorite TV characters. But what if you could do more than just fantasize about it? To help inspire your fictional transformation, here are a few ways to add some primetime excitement to your life!

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Variety: The Secret ‘Fantastic Four’ Film You Weren’t Meant to See

When audiences see 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot this weekend, they’ll likely assume that it’s the third entry in the cinematic superhero saga. But a new documentary hopes to dispel that myth once and for all.

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The Robot’s Voice: 10 Things We Learned From ‘Transformers’ 1986 Cast & Crew

It’s hard to exaggerate the impact that The Transformers: The Movie had on those of us who saw it in the summer of ’86. Back then, all I expected was a snazzier version of the TV series. Instead, the film played like a trippy collaboration between Ralph Bakshi and Sam Peckinpah. With its slaughter of everyone’s favorite characters shown in a more elaborate fashion than we had any reason to expect, “more than meets the eye” didn’t quite cover it. At a recent tribute screening presented by the American Cinematheque and Dammaged Goods, I spoke with the movie’s story consultant Flint Dille, voice director Wally Burr and voice actors Neil Ross and Michael Bell about its enduring legacy.

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Variety: Best Movie Animals: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & 11 More Ass-Kicking Critters

Introduction: From the moment that a Border Collie named Jean wandered onto a silent film studio in 1908 and became the world’s first four-legged movie star, Hollywood’s love affair with animals was set in motion. But with the advent of CGI, today’s beastly actors are more apt to pick up a machine gun and lead an assault than snuggle on their masters’ laps. Case in point: the nunchuck-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As the fifth entry in the TMNT franchise blasts into theaters, here are 12 of the most ass-kicking critters in recent cinema.

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Variety: 9 Ways Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ Changed Superhero Movies Forever


Introduction: It seems difficult to imagine a time when movie screens weren’t packed with comicbook titles, but before June 23, 1989, masked heroes were in short supply. On the 25th anniversary of “Batman,” here’s how the Michael Keaton starrer revolutionized comicbook movies.

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