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CW Seed Launching VIXEN Animated Series Set In The World Of ARROW And FLASH

 

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The CW is closing out the Winter 2015 TCA's today and one interesting tidbit coming out of the Arrow panel is that Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim is currently developing a new animated superhero show that will be set in the same world as Stephen Amell's Arrow and Grant Gustin's Flash.

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CW Seed Launching VIXEN Animated Series Set In The World Of ARROW And FLASH

 

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The CW is closing out the Winter 2015 TCA's today and one interesting tidbit coming out of the Arrow panel is that Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim is currently developing a new animated superhero show that will be set in the same world as Stephen Amell's Arrow and Grant Gustin's Flash.

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Kinda looks like Jada Pinkett. hm

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Has everyone purchased their copies of Action Comics 521 and subbed for grade???

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WB To Show SUPERGIRL Pilot & VIXEN Animated Series Details at SDCC

 

In addition to the Supergirl pilot, the "Superhero Saturday Night" panel will also feature the first look at the upcoming digital animated series Vixen, along with Q&A's for the casts of Arrow and Flash, as well as DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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FINALLY. Can't wait to hear more details as we've heard virtually nothing so far.

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CSI's Megalyn Echikunwoke Will Voice VIXEN In The CW Animated Series

 

According to Vixen Varsity, the CW Seed’s upcoming Vixen animated series has found its star in the form of Megalyn Echikunwoke - who will voice the character of Mari McCabe and possibly even reprise the role in live action on Arrow, The Flash or Legends of Tomorrow if the six-part series is successful.

 

Vixen will of course exist within the same universe as these shows, and feature the likes of Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Grant Gustin and Carlos Valdes bringing life to the animated incarnations of the characters.

 

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Beautifully summed up in three words (thumbs u

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Beautifully summed up in three words (thumbs u

 

If I never saw that broad again on television or cinema....it would be too soon. She totally sucks and made Gotham unwatchable.

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Beautifully summed up in three words (thumbs u

 

If I never saw that broad again on television or cinema....it would be too soon. She totally sucks and made Gotham unwatchable.

 

+a billion

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Beautifully summed up in three words (thumbs u

 

If I never saw that broad again on television or cinema....it would be too soon. She totally sucks and made Gotham unwatchable.

 

+a billion

 

How does Will Smith start every day by waking up next to that thing?

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:whee::ohnoez::whee::ohnoez:

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Looks good...

 

"52 million dollar question" (thumbs u

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VIXEN Coming To CW Seed August 25

 

Vixen, the new animated series based on the longtime Justice League member, will come to CW Seed on August 25, the Arrow Twitter account revealed today.

 

The series, which will also feature a number of existing characters from The CW's superhero dramas Arrow and The Flash, will air via the CW's online streaming service for free. There's no word as to whether the full season will eventually be available as a paid download or DVD.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillbarr/2015/07/13/vixen-batman-v-superman/

"'Vixen' Is More Important Than 'Batman v Superman' To DC And Warner Bros.":

Set for debut on The CW’s digital branch, CW Seed, Vixen has the potential to be far more important to Warner Bros.’ overall relationship with DC Comics than Batman v Superman could ever hope to be because of the doors it could open for the studio in the long run.

 

For the unaware, Vixen is an upcoming collection of animated digital shorts that will make up one full half-hour story centered around the comic book character of the same name. In addition, it will be take place within the same universe that already inhabits The CW’s Arrow and Flash television series. Per Comic Vine: “Mari Jiwe McCabe, better known as Vixen, is able to channel the powers of virtually any creature in the animal kingdom with but a thought. Over the course of her life she has been a member of the JLA and the Suicide Squad, a model, and a successful business woman.”

 

Of course, the question you’re asking is, “how on earth can a CW produced animated cartoon be more crucial to Warner Bros. than its biggest tent-pole of 2016?” In the short term, Batman v Superman is going to make Warner Bros. a truck load of money while also kicking off, in earnest, the overall DC Cinematic Universe. However, in the long term, DC is doing nothing more than adapting a Marvel approach to film-making. It’s nothing new. But, more importantly, even if Batman v Superman fails (it won’t), it’s not going to stop the studio from producing more Batman and Superman stories. The success or failure of Batman v Superman has no consequence on Warner Bros. beyond a financial one. However, this isn’t true of Vixen.

 

Resting on the shoulders of Vixen is the future of an entire business model that even Marvel hasn’t dared to try. Like when Netflix and Amazon launched a slew of family programming with the goal of attracting children to the service so, when they age and obtain disposable income of their own, they’ll become the next generation of loyal subscribers, Vixen carries with it the ability to turn DC and WBTV’s programming slate into something that can attract a younger audience from the very beginning. By utilizing two mediums they already appreciate (digital video and animation), Vixen can get them used to the idea of a shared universe without the aid of anyone else – and as most will say, there’s nothing more powerful to younger viewers than finding something on their own as opposed to having it thrust upon them by their parents – such as when they are taken to the movie theater for Hollywood’s latest costumed adventure.

 

The success of Vixen could also mean future projects of similar type that will allow Warner Bros. what amounts to a low risk testing ground for new characters that may not have much of a following at the moment. As Vixen is set within a pre-existing universe, bringing her into the live-action realm won’t be tremendously difficult should the character be a hit with fans. So, who’s to say it has to stop there? Perhaps we could soon find ourselves treated to animated presentations of the Kate Spencer Manhunter [or a tweaked version of her given the stats of the character in the fictional universe] or Plastic Man that could transition into live-action shows down the road as well. If anything, the data garnered from shows like that could be far more valuable than your run-of-the-mill awareness testing.

 

As it stands, DC has mostly ignored the idea of trans-media content between film and television, unlike its primary rival. However, that doesn’t mean it’s rejected the notion completely. But, while Marvel’s embraced trans-media overall, it doesn’t change the fact that making a live-action television series is an expensive proposition. Given that, the last thing anyone’s really interested in doing right now is risking millions of dollars and hundreds of hours on a character that no one may be interested in seeing in the first place. Through Vixen, though, DC may have found the solution to that problem.

 

As we learned through Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, animation can have financial strains of its own, but it’s still worlds cheaper than live-action production in the long run. So, if Warner Bros. wants to have itself a beta headquarters for new characters than can help populate its ever expanding small screen world, the business model being created by the latest from CW Seed certainly isn’t a half bad way to go about it. In the short term, Batman v Superman may be the company’s top priority, but in the long term, Vixen has the potential to do far more good than Zack Snyder’s latest $200 million epic.

 

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