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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of Critical Role’s Animated D&D Series

  • Variety
Amazon Orders Two Seasons of Critical Role’s Animated D&D Series
Critical Role’s upcoming animated series “The Legend of Vox Machina” — based on storylines in the group’s long-running Dungeons & Dragons role-playing show — has found a streaming home.

Amazon’s Prime Video nabbed exclusive streaming rights to two seasons of “Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina,” which originated as a fan-supported project on Kickstarter and set a record the most-funded TV or film project ever.

Following the Kickstarter campaign, Cr had planned to produce 10 episodes of “Vox Machina.” Under the agreement with Amazon, Prime Video ordered an additional 14 episodes, for a total of 24 episodes across two seasons. In addition, Amazon Studios inked a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop new series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video worldwide.

“Critical Role blazed a new trail for original digital content, with fresh new voices and humor that earned devoted fans around the world, as evidenced by their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign,
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Amazon Orders 2 Seasons Of Adult Animated Series ‘Critical Role: The Legend Of Vox Machina’ As Part Of First-Look Deal

  • Deadline
Amazon Orders 2 Seasons Of Adult Animated Series ‘Critical Role: The Legend Of Vox Machina’ As Part Of First-Look Deal
Amazon has ordered two 12-episode seasons of adult animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, based on the adventures and original characters from Critical Role, a leading story-driven and world-building digital media brand. Additionally, Amazon is building on the relationship between its live-streaming service Twitch and Critical Role, closing a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop new series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Twitch has broadcast Critical Role’s successful live role-playing show since 2015.

Earlier this year, Critical Role launched The Legend of Vox Machina as a Kickstarter campaign for a 22-minute animated special produced by Titmouse, reaching their original funding goal within minutes. The campaign continued to gain traction, becoming the most-funded TV, film or animated project in Kickstarter history and raising over $11.3M, enough to fund a 10-episode season. Building on that fan-based support, Amazon ordered an additional 14 episodes,
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‘Critical Role’ Animated Special Extended From 22 To 88 Minutes After Fans Pledge $4.5 Million In 24 Hours

The Critical Role gang has extended their Kickstarter-funded animated special from 22 minutes to 88 minutes thanks to overwhelming support from fans.

The Kickstarter, which originally asked for $750,000, has surpassed all of its stretch goals and brought in $4.5 million from 33,000 backers in a little over a day. Funding will go toward production of The Legend of Vox Machina, an adult animated prequel about the heroes of Critical Role's first Dungeons & Dragons campaign (collectively known as Vox Machina).

Critical Role is the brainchild of voice actor Matt Mercer and a number of friends and fellow voice actors. It was formerly produced by Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry, but recently split to self-produce. Mercer leads the campaign’s storylines as dungeon master, and for the Vox Machina campaign, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey, and Liam O’Brien played the storyline's characters. After they began
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In Less Than A Day, ‘Critical Role’ Fans Pledge $3.3+ Million To Bring Animated ‘Vox Machina’ Special To Life

The folks behind longrunning Dungeons & Dragons web series Critical Role are raising funds on Kickstarter to turn the series’ hit first campaign into an animated special.

The campaign, which went live this morning, had a goal of $750,000. It’s already raised $2.6 million at time of posting, with 45 days of funding to go.

Critical Role started off as an ongoing tabletop role-play campaign run by voice actor Matt Mercer and produced by Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry. It followed a group of heroes collectively known as Vox Machina. Characters in the game were played by Mercer’s friends and fellow voice actors: Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey, and Liam O'Brien. Mercer and friends first broadcast the series on YouTube, where they gathered 350,000 subscribers and built a large cross-platform fanbase that saw Critical Role become the No. 1 web series on Tumblr last year.

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McM Comic Con returns to London in 2 weeks!

  • Nerdly
McM Comic Con London, the largest UK pop culture event is gearing up for its return to the capital later this month, on 26th-28th October. This year’s McM Comic Con London is packed with bigger guests, exclusive products and more explosive and interactive content, as thousands of cosplayers, movie buffs, comic fans, families, gamers, collectors and anime enthusiasts are set to descend on ExCeL London.

Among McM’s special guest line up this October, we have WWE superstar-turned-Hollywood actor Dave Bautista, best known for playing Dax the Destroyer from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and James Bond villain Mr Hinx. Paul Bettany, aka Jarvis and Vision from the hugely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be also meeting fans, alongside the cast from Us supernatural TV series Shadowhunters.

Joining the party, stars of popular Geek & Sundry web series Critical Role, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien,
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Honoring the Incredible Voice Work of Taliesin Jaffe

Just by his name and looks you probably wouldn’t know Taliesin Jaffe at all, but if you listened to his voice and the many character he’s performed over the years then you would surely recognize his contributions. Jaffe has been a voice actor since the year 2000 and has a long list of impressive titles to his name, not the least of which are World of WarCraft, Street Fighter IV, and many, many others. He’s voiced comic book characters as well such as the Flash and is a self-admitted comic book nerd. He admits that it’s great being able to

Honoring the Incredible Voice Work of Taliesin Jaffe
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Breakfast Becomes Surreal in Exclusive Clip from House Of Demons

  • DailyDead
Cult experiments from the ’60s bring inner demons to life in the present day for a group of strained friends in the new movie House of Demons, starring Amber Benson. With House of Demons out now on DVD and digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

You can watch breakfast take an unexpected turn in our exclusive clip from House of Demons below, and visit the movie on Amazon to learn more about the new home media release.

"Gwen, Matthew, Katrina, and Spencer were best friends for years, until a terrible tragedy tore them apart, and left all of them in a state of arrested development. Ten years later, they're reunited for a destination wedding to stay together in a rented house. What they don't know is in the late 60s, the house was home to a Manson Family-like cult,
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Horror Highlights: Knock Knock Trailer, House Of Demons Coming to DVD & Digital, The Campus Release Details

  • DailyDead
Inspired by the VHS horror heyday of the ’80s, Toby Canto's new movie Knock Knock headlines today's Horror Highlights with a spooky trailer, and we also have info on the House of Demons DVD and the upcoming release of J. Horton's horror film The Campus.

Knock Knock Trailer: "'Knock Knock' tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident."

To learn more about Knock Knock, visit the film on Facebook and Vimeo, and watch the trailer below:



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House of Demons Coming to DVD & Digital: Press Release: "Culver City, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Terror finds a new home in the supernatural horror-thriller House Of Demons, which is being distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on digital
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Watch Joe Manganiello Play Dungeons & Dragons in New Celebrity D&D Series

There's a new celebrity Dungeons & Dragons series CelebriD&D streaming on Nerdist and Geek & Sundry's Alpha. The premiere episode features Joe Manganiello (True Blood), and we've provided the first seven minutes of the series for you to watch below. The actor is actually really into and is apparently a big fan of the game! Manganiello’s character is named Arkhan the Cruel. He's is a 5th level Dragonborn Paladin with a Medusa head in a bag and a battleaxe named "Bonecleaver". Here are the details on the show:

Celebrities… They’re just like us. Many of them grew up playing role-playing games, and even remain avid fans and participants to this day. While excelling in their careers, they’ve put their love for imaginary sword-wielding and potion-making on hold… until now. CelebriD&D puts D&D-playing celebrities into a small, mini-campaign where they are paired with some of the best role-players in the world.
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Joe Manganiello Plays Dungeons & Dragons in CelebriD&D on Nerdist and Geek & Sundry’s Project Alpha

After all these years, Dungeons & Dragons is still going strong.

Many celebrities are well known for playing Dungeons & Dragons, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodrigeuz, Whil Wheaton and even Blindspots’s Ashley Johnson.

Now many more celebrities will get their chance to wield a sword, to cast a spell, or rather to roll some dice.

The first episode of CelebriD&D has premiered this week with a 45-minute episode featuring Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike Xxl), who admitted playing D&D since his childhood days.

He joins Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role cast members Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, along with Nerdist’s Dan Casey and Jessica Chobot in this exciting battle between good and evil.

Manganiello plays Arkhan “The Cruel” in this D&D game. Ironically, he is a paladin and a worshipper of Tiamat. So fitting of him.

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Legendary’s ‘CelebriD&D’ Is Another High-Powered ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Web Series

Legendary Digital Networks is hoping to capitalize on one of its most beloved web series by bringing a new show to Alpha, its subscription video on-demand service. The show in question is called CelebriD&D, and it features a cast of TV, film, and digital media notables who will gather together to play Dungeons & Dragons.

The dungeon master for CelebriD&D is Matthew Mercer, who also hosts the popular web series Critical Role on the Legendary-owned Geek & Sundry channel. Mercer serves as the master of ceremonies for a role-playing five-person band that consists of his Critical Role co-stars Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe, Dan Casey and Jessica Chobot of the Legendary-owned Nerdist network, and a guest. In the premiere episode, that guest is actor Joe Manganiello, who has a long history with Dungeons & Dragons.

CelebriD&D is a clear attempt to build on the success of Critical Role, which streams
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Ashley Johnson for Critical Role

What could be more entertaining than playing Dungeons & Dragons? Watching people play the role-playing game with Critical Role.

The web series, from Geek & Sundry, streams a group of friends (mainly voice actors) on a weekly game ran by the show’s Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer.

The series is broadcast live on Thursdays on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch.tv channel and the episodes made available on its official web site and YouTube channel.

The group is comprised of Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham and Orion Acaba.

Lrm had an exclusive phone interview with actress Ashley Johnson to discuss her participation in the game while filming the TV show Blindspot.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: I’m curious. How did you got started with Critical Role in the first place?

Ashley Johnson: We all sort of knew each other prior to the game.
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Geek & Sundry Partners With Green Ronin To Create RPG Modules Based On Critical Role Web Show

Coming off their live show from the gaming convention Gen Con in Indianapolis, Green Ronin Publishing announced it signed a licensing agreement with popular web-based Geek & Sundry to release roleplaying game sourcebooks based on its web show Critical Role.

The books will be written by Critical Role’s dungeon master and creator Matthew Mercer.

The first book is currently underway titled, “Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting,” which delves into the rich background of Exandria. The books will be based on Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition rules. It’s scheduled for release in the spring of next year.

“Green Ronin Publishing has been an incredible collaborator with Geek & Sundry,” said Felicia Day, actress and founder of Geek & Sundry, in a press release. “Last year, we worked together to bring Wil and Ryan Wheaton’s world to life in both the series and adventure book of Titansgrave. With the growing demand
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Exclusive Trailer For ‘Batgirl: Spoiled’ Web Series

A new trailer has arrived for the upcoming Batgirl: Spoiled web series starring Marisha Ray as Stephanie Brown and Taliesin Jaffe as The Riddler. Created by Damian Beurer, the web series is inspired by Bryan Q. Miller’s Batgirl series and follows the adventures of Stephanie Brown, the third Batgirl to patrol Gotham City. In addition to the title character, it appears that several other Bat-family members will be making appearances in the series, including Batwoman, The Question, Oracle, Jim Gordon and many more.

“After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.
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Death Race 2 Real-Time Review | Go That Way, Really Fast. If Something Gets In Your Way, Turn.

  • Pajiba
00:00:00: Death Race 2, also known as Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, is the direct to DVD prequel to 2008's Death Race, which was allegedly a prequel to 1975's Death Race 2000. It's not a video game movie, but it damn well should be. Death Race 2 gives us the backstory on the character Frankenstein, the mysterious metal-faced driver who died in the first scenes of Death Race. I don't want to type the word Death Race anymore. Our Blockbuster gift card was sacrificed to the lone rental store still located in Burbank. I pulled and pulled on the handle, wondering why the hell the store was closed at 9 Pm on a Tuesday. That's when the employee gestured that it was a Push door. I had finally entered the proper level of mental mediocracy to appreciate this fine piece of cinematic entertainment. On Unrated Blu-ray no less.

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