In honor of National Pumpkin Day, take a look at some artfully carved jack-o’-lanterns on display at Rise of the Jack-o’-Lanterns, a 1/4-mile walking trail filled with over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack-o’-lanterns in La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
The iconic superhero turns 40
From Logan to James Howlett, the iconic Marvel superhero most people know simply as Wolverine has gone by many names and even more costumes since he was first introduced as a cameo in The Incredible Hulk #180 in October 1974. In honor of Wolverine’s 40th anniversary in October 2014, take a look back at the many renditions he’s seen over the years since his creation.
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The U.S. Postal Service commemorates Batman's 75th Anniversary
Intorducing… Batmail. The U.S. Postal Service teamed up with DC Entertainment to create a limited edition stamp collection to commemorate Batman’s 75th anniversary. The collection features four renditions of the caped crusader over the years and will make its official debut on Oct. 9 at New York Comic Con 2014.
The actress turns 65 today. Revisit the characters she's most famous for playing
Freddie Prinze Jr. is back — and this time, he’s a Jedi.
In honor of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s voice acting role as Kanan in the new Disney Channel series Star Wars Rebels, here’s a look back at other celebrities who you may not have known had voice roles over the years.
Star Wars Rebels debuts on Oct. 3 with Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, an hour-long television movie premiere on the Disney Channel, while the series itself will begin on October 13 on Disney XD.
Star Wars Rebels brings fans back to a galaxy far, far away
With Star Wars: Episode VII more than a year away, the animated television series Star Wars Rebels gives fans their first glimpse at what Star Wars will look like as a Disney property.
Created by Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars series, Rebels is set five years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and follows the familiar formula of teacher and apprentice with Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) serving as an initially reluctant Jedi teacher to a hot-headed Ezra (Taylor Gray).
Together with Kanan and Ezra, the motley crew of the starship Ghost traverse the galaxy while giving light to the nascent signs of rebellion rising up against the oppression of the Galactic Empire, setting the stage for the events of Star Wars: Episode IV.
The show further ties back to its Star Wars: Episode IV roots with its art style, which is heavily influenced by the original Star Wars concept art illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie.
Already greenlit for a second season, the franchise is set to premiere with an hour-long television movie debut on Oct. 3 titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on the Disney Channel, while the series itself will kick off on October 13 on Disney XD.
Meet the key players:
Having escaped Order 66 (which purged the galaxy of Jedi), Kanan has spent most of his time in hiding, keeping his past and lightsaber under lock and key. In Rebels, he begins to rediscover his Jedi roots when he meets the force-sensitive Ezra.
A 14-year-old con artist and thief, Ezra has only known life under the grasp of the Empire. He relies on his street smarts and quick reflexes to survive until he crosses paths with Kanan and the crew of the Ghost. Amongst them, he discovers that his abilities are due to being in touch with the Force.
Despite his muscle-bound appearance and tough-guy demeanour, Zeb is a well-trained and highly educated honor guard with a penchant for pulverizing storm troopers.
Sabine is a no-nonsense Mandalorian master of arms and combat, the same race as famed bounty hunter Boba Fett. As such, she sports a similar set of body armor — albeit colored and decorated in her own unique style.
Hera is the Twi’lek ace pilot of the Ghost; she serves as a nurturing mother figure to the otherwise gruff crew.
From scientist to... swine?
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the esteemed astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, can now add “voice actor” to his resume after a recent stint voicing Waddles, a pig, in Disney’s Gravity Falls.
The show follows brother-sister duo Dipper and Mabel Pines on their supernatural misadventures in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon; Waddles is Mabel’s pet pig.
Neil deGrasse Tyson becomes the voice of Waddles in the upcoming episode, “Little Gift Shop of Horrors,” when the pet pig accidentally eats a bowl of brain-enhancing jelly giving it the mental know-how to create a machine that allows it to talk.
On his experience of voicing a pig, Neil deGrasse Tyson had this to say: “I’m a fan of helping anything get smarter. Even if it’s a pig.”
This episode of Gravity Falls premieres on Saturday, October 4 at 9pm during Disney Channel’s “Monstober” programming event.
Ehem: The quack attack is back Jack
Cast members from the Mighty Ducks trilogy formed a Flying V in the latest and greatest star-studded reunion to make the rounds of social media.
The second movie in the trilogy, D2: The Mighty Ducks turned 20 this year, with ducks that made it to the reunion including Marguerite Moreau (Connie Moreau), Mike Vitar (Luis Mendoza) and Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine) amongst others.
Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine) and Marguerite Moreau (Connie Moreau)
Mike Vitar (Luis Mendoza) and Moreau
It's a seriously mean looking ride
Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, released the first photo of the new Batmobile on Monday night. Previous posts by Snyder only showed obscured angles of the new Batmobile, with this new image being the first full photo of the successor to the Tumbler driven by Batman in the Dark Knight Trilogy.
The release comes after much speculation over whether or not photos that had leaked earlier in the day by an Instagram user were of Batman’s new ride, with the new image confirming the veracity of the previous leaks.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release on March 25, 2016.
The book comes out September 16
Underwater Puppies is lifestyle pet photographer Seth Casteel’s sequel to his 2012 New York Times best-selling book Underwater Dogs. Casteel got started in photography in 2007 when he volunteered to take better photos of shelter dogs and cats to help them get adopted, with many of the puppies in his current book being rescue dogs as well.
Underwater Puppies comes out on September 16.