Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain - Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

The British animated band – Gorillaz has announced a new band member, and its someone very familiar, somewhat random and unexpected. According to the band’s fictional narrative, the band’s bassist – Murdoc Niccals is in prison, and the band had no choice but to replace him, well at least for the time being so they can continue as a band. Speculation sparked off when the main artist for the Gorillaz – Jamie Hewlett posted a couple of pictures on Instagram depicting someone resembling the leader of the Gangreen Gang from Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls – Ace. Although Ace and his gang are technically antagonists in the show, The Powerpuff Girls only see them as teenage delinquents and dismiss them as nothing but a “nuisance”. In the first picture, Ace was with fellow band member – Noodle at the Kentucky Derby, in the second picture, it shows Ace (without his face in full view), but wearing a purple jacket with a “Ace” playing card attached to it. Ace also appeared on Gorillaz’s summer tour poster.

All speculation was laid to rest when the band sent out a new newsletter which contained some details about the new band member and when the band’s main musician and creative music lead – Damon Albarn was interviewed by UK national radio station BBC Radio 6. According to Damon, Ace was chosen as the new band member, because of the similarities he has with Murdoc. Cartoon Network has given the band permission to use Ace as a character.

On Thursday 31st May, Gorillaz released their latest music video entitled “Humility” starring actor/musician/comedian Jack Black, in the video Ace is his usual troublemaking self and just like the original Powerpuff Girls, he bursts a basketball with a knife and ruins the fun for everyone. Ace appears to be older too, he’s going slightly bald. Surprisingly, The Powerpuff Girls isn’t the only Cartoon Network show the music video is connected to, its also loosely connected to The Amazing World of Gumball, former compositing supervisor and show writer – Guillaume Cassuto helped out with compositing in the music video, as the music video featured animation layered on a live-action video backdrop which is similar to Gumball’s mixed-media art style. Also creative agency – Blinkink helped out with the music video’s production, their sister division – Blink Industries collaborated with Cartoon Network to produce the Gumball episode “The Puppets” and also the short side-series “Waiting for Gumball”.

Gorillaz’s newest album – “The Now Now” is set to be released on Friday 29th June.

#Noodle spotted at The Kentucky Derby with a friend?

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Steven Universe Stronger Than You Music Video Now Online

Steven Universe Stronger Than You Music Video Now Online

Steven Universe Stronger Than You Music Video Now Online

Today (27/07/2017) Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network UK has uploaded the official music video for Steven Universe’s Stronger Than You onto YouTube. The music video was recorded at San Diego Comic Con last Sunday in front of a huge crowd of Steven Universe fans. The song was performed by Estelle Darlings, the voice of Garnet (the character that performs the song in the show) standing on a stage shaped just like Steven’s gem. The song is also on the Steven Universe: Volume 1 Soundtrack.

Fans had the unique opportunity to make an appearance in the music video and some even went as their favourite characters, in the music video you can spot Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby, Sapphire, Jasper, Garnet, Pearl and several people wearing Steven’s recognisable star t-shirt.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/steven-universe/

www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/steven-universe

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Sunday 23rd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Sunday 23rd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Sunday 23rd July Overview

Yesterday (23/07/2017) was the last day of San Diego Comic Con 2017, on the final day at the convention, three Cartoon Network related events took place, the Steven Universe: Art and Origins discussion session, the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu panel (as well as The Ninjago Movie video game demonstration) and a live recording of the official Steven Universe “Stronger Than You” music video with Estelle and a huge crowd of Steven Universe fans.

Starting off Sunday at the convention was the panel for the newly released Steven Universe: Art and Origins art book, although the panel was more like a relaxed conversation. Rebecca Sugar discussed the making of the art book. Rebecca was joined by Ian Jones-Quartey (former supervising director for Steven Universe) and the book’s author, Chris McDonnell. Leading the conversion, Rebecca talked about what influenced the show, the development of the characters (including early character concept art) and design of the show as well as the show’s music. There was an autograph session, this was an opportunity to get a copy of the new art book signed.

Also on Sunday afternoon, was the panel for the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show, the event was an in-depth behind the scenes look into the making of the animated series and development behind the Lego toys associated with the series. Attending the panel were Kevin and Dan Hageman (show writers), Tommy Andreasen (showrunner), Simon Lucas (senior creative director at Lego), and Nelson Lamonica (IP lead at Lego). Some info about the upcoming season, season eight was unveiled, the season will be called “Sons of Garmadon” and a (silent) sneak peek of the new season can be seen in the video below.

Also at the Lego booth, there was a live demonstration of the new Ninjago movie video game.

A huge crowd of Steven Universe fans gathered round to take part in the official “Stronger Than You” music video with Estelle yesterday.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

https://www.comic-con.org/