Alan Young passed away yesterday at the age of ninety-six. Young is perhaps most famous for his role as Wilbur Post in the beloved series Mister Ed, the human straightman to the talking horse, as well as Disney's voice of Scrooge McDuck in various animated series and videos. He became known for many voice roles. Marvel fans would know him as the Fantastic Mr. Frump on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and the Cyclops Computer on The Incredible Hulk. He died of natural causes in his California home.
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Today is the release of The Angry Birds Movie. Based on the series of mobile games, the game follows angry birds as they confront pigs who have stolen their eggs. It features the talents of Maya Rudolph as Matilda, the anger management teacher, and Fred Tatasciore as Monty Pig.Read more >
Grab those aviator glasses and prepare for another trip down the highway to the danger zone. Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Top Gun. The film follows Maverick and his friend Goose as they train with elite fighter pilots. It became a landmark film for the Air Force, driving up recruitment, and an iconic feature for the actors involved. Michael Ironside played Lieutenant Commander Rick "Jester" Heatherly, a trainer at the school, while Adrian Pasdar played Lieutenant Charles "Chipper" Piper, a fellow trainee at the school.Read more >
Today is Mother's Day, honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. There have, of course, been many mothers in the Marvel Universe, though not all of them have been seen in animation.
- Mary Parker and Madeline Watson both appeared in flashbacks on Spider-Man, while the show's fifth season dealt with Peter clearing the names of both parents. And there's always his relationship with his adopted mother, his Aunt May.
- Felicia Hardy's mother Anastasia was a recurring character on Spider-Man.
- Several episodes of X-Men dealt with Mystique and her relationships to her biological children Nightcrawler and Graydon Creed Jr. as well as adopted daughter Rogue.
- Jubilee had a foster mother named Mart…
Today is the release of Captain America: Civil War. The thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and third in the Captain America series, the film follows the Avengers as they are torn apart when the governments of the world force them to accept oversight of their actions while facing off against Helmut Zemo. It features the talents of Stan Lee in another of his famous cameos as a FedEx delivery driver.Read more >